Bit and Bridle
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5469. chalinos -- a bridle
... bit, bridle. From chalao; a curb or head-stall (as curbing the spirit) -- bit, bridle.
see GREEK chalao. (chalinous) -- 1 Occurrence. (chalinon) -- 1 Occurrence ...
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5468. chalinagogeo -- to lead with a bridle
... bridle. From a compound of chalinos and the reduplicated form of ago; to be a
bit-leader, ie To curb (figuratively) -- bridle. see GREEK chalinos. see GREEK ago ...
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Strong's Hebrew
4964. metheg -- a bridle
... control (1). bit, bridle. From an unused root meaning to curb; a bit -- bit,
bridle. 4963, 4964. metheg. 4965 . Strong's Numbers.
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Bit and Bridle: How to Escape Them
... Bit and Bridle: How to Escape Them. A Sermon ... The horse does not understand his driver's
wishes, except as he intimates them through the bit and bridle. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 37 1891/bit and bridle how to.htm

To Monna Giovanna and Her Other Daughters in Siena
... The will, to her, is only free when pure: impure and sinful desires, far from being
the sign of liberty, are the bit and bridle that hinder its fiery course ...
/.../benincasa/letters of catherine benincasa/to monna giovanna and her.htm

Psalm XXXIV.
... their rider. They are tamed with the bit, with bridle, with stripes, until
they learn to submit, and to carry their master. But thou ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xxxiv.htm

Psalm XXXII.
... But saith the Prophet, "Hold in their jaws with bit and bridle." Do Thou then, O
God, unto them "that will not come nigh Thee" (ver.9), what man doth to horse ...
/.../augustine/exposition on the book of psalms/psalm xxxii.htm

Letter to Andreas, Monk of Constantinople.
... and therefore insulted the most holy and venerable Nestorius, high priest of God,
their mouths held, as the prophet says, with bit and bridle [2304] and turned ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/clxxiii letter to andreas monk.htm

Letter ii. --For 330. Easter-Day xxiv Pharmuthi; xiii Kal. Mai ...
... such folly, crying and saying, Be ye not as the horse and the mule which have no
understanding, whose cheeks ye hold in with bit and bridle [3940] .' Because ...
/.../select works and letters or athanasius/letter ii for 330 easter-day xxiv.htm

February 22 Morning
... Be ye not as the horse or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth
must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. ...
/.../anonymous/daily light on the daily path/february 22 morning.htm

March 3 Morning
... Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth
must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. ...
/.../anonymous/daily light on the daily path/march 3 morning.htm

Manasseh's Sin and Repentance
... It is best to be guided by His eye, and not need 'bit and bridle'; but if we make
ourselves stubborn as 'the mule, which has no understanding,' it is second ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/manassehs sin and repentance.htm

Grieving the Holy Spirit
... house of God, and would not permit you to become a regular attendant at the haunts
of vice, but checked you, and held you in, as it were, with bit and bridle. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/grieving the holy spirit.htm

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Bit and Bridle


bri'-d'-l (methegh wa-recen): The two words occur in conjunction (Psalm 32:9 the King James Version, "Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding; whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee"; the Revised Version (British and American)) "else they will not come near unto thee," margin, "that they come not near." Methegh, translated "bit" above, is properly a bridle or halter in which the bit was a loop passed round the under jaw of the animal; recen has a similar meaning. The counsel in the verse is that men should render a willing obedience to God and not be like the animals that man has to bridle and curb in order to get them to do his will. Compare James 3:3, where we have "bit" as translation of chalinos, "a bit" or "curb," "We put bits (the Revised Version (British and American) "bridles") in the horses' mouths that they may obey us." "Bridle" occurs separately as translation of methegh (2 Samuel 8:1), "David took Metheg-ammah," King James Version margin "the bridle of Ammah," the Revised Version (British and American) "the bridle of the mother city," margin, as the King James Version; the meaning may be that he took the control or dominion of it; "I will put. my bridle in thy lips" (2 Kings 19:28 Isaiah 37:29); "a bridle for the ass" (Proverbs 26:3); of recen (Job 30:11), "They have also let loose the bridle before me," the Revised Version (British and American) "and they have cast off the bridle before me" (acted in an unbridled (unrestrained) manner); Job 41:13, said of "leviathan" (the Revised Version (British and American) "the hippopotamus"), "Who can come to him his double bridle?" the American Standard Revised Version "within his jaws?" the English Revised Version "within his double bridle," others, "into the double row of his teeth"; Isaiah 30:28, "a bridle in the jaws of the people causing them to err," the Revised Version (British and American) "a bridle that causeth to err"; of machcom, which means "a muzzle" (Psalm 39:1), "I will keep my mouth with a bridle," King James Version margins "Hebrew, a bridle, or muzzle for my mouth"; so the Revised Version, margin.

To "bridle" occurs (James 1:26, "bridleth not his tongue"; James 3:2 "able to bridle the whole body"; chalinagogeo, "to lead" or "guide with a bit"). In 1 Esdras 3:6, and 2 Maccabees 10:29, we have "bridles of gold" (chrusochalinos).

W. L. Walker



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