I will y instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will z counsel you with my eye upon you.
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.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Good and upright is the Lord ; therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
Who is the man who fears the Lord ? Him will he instruct in the way that he should choose.
You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will receive me to glory.
A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the back of fools.
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?
If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well.