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(prop רֶסֶן , re'sen, a halter, Isaiah 30:28; hence generally a rein, Psalms 32:9; Job 30:11; specially the jaws, Job 41:5 [13]; also , מֶֹתֶג, me'theg, 2 Kings 19:28; Proverbs 26:3; Isaiah 27:29; strictly the bit, as rendered in Psalms 32:9; so χαλινός, Revelation 14:20; 1 Esdras 3:6; 2 Maccabees 10:29; "bit," James 3:3; likewise χαλιναγωγέω , to curb, James 1:26; James 3:2; once מִחְסוֹם, machsom', a muzzle, Psalms 29:2), the headstall and reins by which a rider governs his horse (Psalms 32:9). In connection with Isaiah 37:29, it is remarkable to fin

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Bridle'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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