Proverbs 26:3
Good News Translation
You have to whip a horse, you have to bridle a donkey, and you have to beat a fool.

Contemporary English Version
Horses and donkeys must be beaten and bridled--and so must fools.

Douay-Rheims Bible
A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

New American Bible
The whip for the horse, the bridle for the ass, and the rod for the back of fools.

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A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

Proverbs 10:13 Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the fool is next to confusion.

Proverbs 17:10 A reproof availeth more with a wise man, than a hundred stripes with a fool.

Proverbs 19:25 The wicked man being scourged, the fool shall be wiser: but if thou rebuke a wise man, he will understand discipline.

Proverbs 27:22 Though thou shouldst bray a fool in the mortar, as when a pestle striketh upon sodden barley, his folly would not be taken from him.

Judges 8:5-7 And he said to the men of Soccoth: Give, I beseech you, bread to the people that is with me, for they are faint: that we may pursue Zebee, and Salmana, the kings of Madian. . . .

Psalm 32:9 Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

1 Corinthians 4:21 What will you? Shall I come to you with a rod? Or in charity and in the spirit of meekness?

2 Corinthians 10:6 And having in readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience shall be fulfilled.

2 Corinthians 13:2 I have told before and foretell, as present and now absent, to them that sinned before and to all the rest, that if I come again, I will not spare.

Context
Similitudes and Instructions
2As a bird flying to other places, and a sparrow going here or there: so a curse uttered without cause shall come upon a man. 3A whip for a horse, and a snaffle for an ass, and a rod for the back of fools.4Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest thou be made like him.…
Cross References
Psalm 32:9
Do not become like the horse and the mule, who have no understanding. With bit and bridle bind fast their jaws, who come not near unto thee.

Proverbs 10:13
Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the fool is next to confusion.

Proverbs 19:29
Judgments are prepared for scorners: and striking hammers for the bodies of fools.

Additional Translations
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the backs of fools!A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, And a rod for the back of fools.

As a whip for a horse, and a goad for an ass, so is a rod for a simple nation.

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the back of fools.

A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

A whip is for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools!

A whip is for a horse, a bridle for an ass, And a rod for the back of fools.
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