Psalm 32:8-9

Blessed Are the Forgiven

8 I will y instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will z counsel you with my eye upon you.
9 a Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with b bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 25:8
    Good and upright is the Lord ; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
    Psalms 25:12
    Who is the man who fears the Lord ? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 73:24
    You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
  3. Cross References
    Proverbs 26:3
    A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
    Job 35:11
    Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
  4. Cross References
    James 3:3
    If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.
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