Bridle: Figurative
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The Figurative Language of Scripture.
... to a word or sentence turned from its literal signification to a figurative sense. ...
with which it is compared, thus: "A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xxxv the figurative language.htm

Manich├Žus Got the Arrangement of his Fanciful Notions from ...
... he was thinking of neighing horses, which sometimes bite through the bridle and
rush at ... This idea might warrant a figurative description of proud men, or an ...
/.../chapter 32 name got the.htm

Translated from Latin of Rufinus.
... it is in his power, by remembering his resolution, to bridle the incitements ... think
there is no absurdity in explaining the tropical or figurative [2326] nature ...
/.../origen/origen de principiis/translated from latin of rufinus.htm

Of Uncharitable Truth.
... come up to a literal sense of what the Psalmist spoke in a figurative, Psa.14 ... mankind,
and he that once stumbles, may yet by a check of that bridle recover again ...
/.../allestree/the government of the tongue/section vi of uncharitable truth.htm

Sin is Spiritual Slavery
... The term "spiritual" is too often taken to mean unreal, fanciful, figurative. ... He
tries to put a bridle upon his tongue, and to walk carefully before his fellow ...
/.../shedd/sermons to the natural man/sin is spiritual slavery.htm

Concerning the Power of the Civil Magistrate in Matters Purely ...
... that that capacity in man to be mistaken, ought to be a bridle upon him ... Indeed we
can far better argue from the analogy betwixt the figurative and carnal state ...
/.../proposition xiv concerning the power.htm

Ephesians v. 15, 16, 17
... how many things are there to teach us to bridle this unseasonable ... a modal definition
to the preceding hossophoi, "as wise." "In this figurative conception the ...
/.../homily xix ephesians v 15.htm

The Epistle of St. James
... had popularized; they are the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, a figurative term
for ... 26 Whoever considers he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue, but ...
/.../moffat/the general epistles james peter and judas/the epistle of st james.htm

Rom. vi. 5
... grasping, not impelled to it by poverty, without any hunger to necessitate you,
but that your horse's bridle may be ... As the one is figurative, so is the other. ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on acts and romans/homily xi rom vi 5.htm

Matt. xvi. 24
... meals and food are wont to dissipate and weigh down, they put this saying as a kind
of bridle upon the ... 2156] apanchoniznton, a strong figurative expression, as ...
/.../chrysostom/homilies on the gospel of saint matthew/homily lv matt xvi 24.htm

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2 Kings 19:28
Because your rage against me and your tumult is come up into my ears, therefore I will put my hook in your nose, and my bridle in your lips, and I will turn you back by the way by which you came.
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Psalm 39:1
I said, I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue: I will keep my mouth with a bridle, while the wicked is before me.
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James 1:26
If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridles not his tongue, but deceives his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
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