Bridle and bit . .

Hi out there…I did think that I had read I think it was in Matthew quite some time ago, words to this effect…

"be not like a mule needing bridle and bit…"

I’ve done a search in my online Bible, but can find nothing even vaguely similar anywhere.
Any assistance/advice sure would be appreciated.

Also if you could give me the link for a Catholic Online Bible with a good search engine…that too would be muchly appreciated.

Regards…Barb

Ps.32

[0] A Psalm of David. A Maskil.
[1] Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
[2] Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
[3] When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
[4] For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. [Selah]
[5] I acknowledged my sin to thee,
and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”;
then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. [Selah]
[6] Therefore let every one who is godly
offer prayer to thee;
at a time of distress, in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
[7] Thou art a hiding place for me,
thou preservest me from trouble;
thou dost encompass me with deliverance. [Selah]
[8] I will instruct you and teach you
the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
[9] Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not keep with you.

[10] Many are the pangs of the wicked;
but steadfast love surrounds him who trusts in the LORD.
[11] Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

hti.umich.edu/r/rsv/simple.html

They have several different search types at the bottom of the page. It’s not the Catholic eddition but they do have all the books, some are jsut hidden in the Apocrypha. I reckon they forgot where they are supposed to go. :slight_smile:

Have fun!

Try this site

drbo.org/

[quote=Trelow]Ps.32

[0] A Psalm of David. A Maskil.
[1] Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
[2] Blessed is the man to whom the LORD imputes no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
[3] When I declared not my sin, my body wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
[4] For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer. [Selah]
[5] I acknowledged my sin to thee,
and I did not hide my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the LORD”;
then thou didst forgive the guilt of my sin. [Selah]
[6] Therefore let every one who is godly
offer prayer to thee;
at a time of distress, in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
[7] Thou art a hiding place for me,
thou preservest me from trouble;
thou dost encompass me with deliverance. [Selah]
[8] I will instruct you and teach you
the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
[9] Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
else it will not keep with you.
[10] Many are the pangs of the wicked;
but steadfast love surrounds him who trusts in the LORD.
[11] Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!
[/quote]

Thank you very much for the above Trelow…I did think it was in the New Testament, but obviously I am wrong; nevertheless the above has real meaning for me and perhaps I was meant to read it. Thank you, and also for the link to the site.

Barb

[quote=davethecatholic]Try this site

drbo.org/
[/quote]

Thank you Dave…Barb

If you go to the search section in Douay-Rheims, it appears in PS 31: 9

drbo.org/cgi-bin/s?q=bridle+and+bit&b=drb&t=0

Interestingly, it was “bit and bridle” in the DR.

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