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2 Kings 19:28 (a) This is a figure to represent the restraining, guiding and compelling power of GOD in making nations obey His will. (See Jeremiah 50:9; Jeremiah 51:7, Jeremiah 51:11, Jeremiah 51:20).

Job 30:11 (a) Perhaps this represents the criticism which Job's friends loosed upon Him without restraining. These friends wanted Job to express himself freely without hindrance, hoping thereby to catch him in his words.

Job 41:13 (a) If this has a typical meaning, it might refer to GOD's restraining power over both the body and the soul.

Psalm 39:1 (b) This represents the restraining influence which David brought to bear upon his own mouth in order to prevent him from saying things which should not be said.

Isaiah 30:28 (a) The bridle represents the power of GOD to make men do His will. He binds men to the choice which they make. The bridle reveals GOD's control over His enemies in making them continue in a path of disobedience. This thought is also found in Isaiah 66:4 and2Th 2:11.

Isaiah 37:29 (a) This indicates GOD's warning to Sennacherib that He would take charge of the affairs of this king in such a way that he would be forced to turn away from Jerusalem and return to his own land. GOD's methods, means and plans are referred to as a bridle.

James 1:26 (a) Men are expected to control and to hold in check the tongue and the talk. No one should speak loosely and carelessly. The speech should always be with grace, seasoned with salt.

James 3:2 (a) GOD expects that man will control all the notions, desires and motions of the flesh.

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Bibliography Information
Watson, Walter. Entry for 'Bridle'. Wilson's Dictoinary of Bible Types. 1957.

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