| I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; |
I will counsel you and watch over you.
Do not be like the horse or the mule,
which have no understanding
but must be controlled by bit and bridle
or they will not come to you.
|I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. 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. |
|I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you. |
Do not be as the horse or as the mule which have no understanding, Whose trappings include bit and bridle to hold them in check, Otherwise they will not come near to you.
|Psalm 32:8-9 |
I will instruct (v. 8) indicates God's continued guidance in our lives, which requires a teachable spirit on our part, not like a stubborn animal.
The Open Bible : New King James Version. 1998, c1997. Includes indexes. (electronic ed.) (Ps 32:6). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.Horse / Mule
Do not be like the horse, restless to move ahead without command, or like the mule, obstinately refusing to go even when directed. Both animals need the bit and bridle in order to make them submissive and obedient. The believer should be so sensitive to the Lord's leading that he does not need the harsher disciplines of life to bring him into line.
MacDonald, W., & Farstad, A. (1997, c1995). Believer's Bible Commentary : Old and New Testaments (Ps 32:8). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.