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03.md 691B

A whip is for the horse, a bridle is for the donkey and a rod is for the back of fools

A whip, a bridle, and a rod are things that people use to make the horse, donkey, and fool do what they want.

a bridle is for the donkey

A bridle is made of straps. People put it on a donkey’s head and hold one of the straps to make the donkey go the way they want it to go.

a rod is for the back of fools

In the Bible, people would hit their children or their slaves with a wooden rod in order to discipline them.


  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/horse
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/donkey
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/other/rod
  • rc://en/tw/dict/bible/kt/foolish