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Victor M. Eskew


Behold, we put bits in horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.


1.    Behold

A.   Strong (2400):  lo!

B.    Thayer:  Behold, see, lo

C.    Vine:  to see, calling attention to what may be seen or heard or mentally apprehended in any way…regularly rendered “behold”


2.    Bit

A.   Strong (5469):  a curb or head stall

B.    Thayer:  bridle

C.    Vine:  a bridle…a primitive bridle was a loop on the halter-cord passed around the lower jaw of the horse


3.    Horses’

A.   Strong (2462):  horse

B.    Thayer:  horse

C.    Vine:  horse, apart from the fifteen occurrences in the Apocalypse occurs only in James 3:3


4.    Mouths

A.   Strong (4750):  the mouth

B.    Thayer:  the mouth

C.    Vine:  of the mouth of man


5.    Obey

A.   Strong (3982):  to assent…to authority

B.    Thayer:  be persuaded…obey, yield to, comply with

C.    Vine:  obey…the obedience suggested is not by submission to authority, but resulting from persuasion


6.    Turn about

A.   Strong (846):  to lead over, that is, transfer

B.    Thayer:  to transfer, lead over, to direct

C.    Vine:  to move from one side to another


7.    Whole

A.   Strong (3650):  whole, all complete            :-  all, altogether, every whit, + throughout, whole

B.    Thayer:  all, whole, completely

C.    Vine:  the whole


8.    Body

A.   Strong (4983):  the body

B.    Thayer:  the body of man

C.    Vine:  the body as a whole, instrument of life