Bridle: Three Hebrew words are thus rendered in the Authorized Version.
1. Heb. mahsom signifies a muzzle or halter or bridle, by which
the rider governs his horse
2. Me'theg, rendered also "bit" in
(Psalms 32:9) which is its proper
meaning. Found in
(2 Kings 19:28) where the restraints of God's
providence are metaphorically styled his "bridle" and "hook."
God's placing a "bridle in the jaws of the people"
(Isaiah 37:29) signifies his preventing the Assyrians from carrying
out their purpose against Jerusalem.
3. Another word, re'sen, was employed to represent a halter or
bridle-rein, as used
(Psalms 32:9; Isaiah 30:28) In
(Job 30:11) the
restraints of law and humanity are called a bridle.