Horse, The

  • Endued with strength by God.

    Job 39:19 Hast thou given the horse strength? hast thou clothed his neck with thunder?

  • DESCRIBED AS
    • Strong.

      Psalms 33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

      Psalms 147:10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man.

    • horse (KJV Dictionary)

    • Swift.

      Isaiah 30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

      Jeremiah 4:13 Behold, he shall come up as clouds, and his chariots shall be as a whirlwind: his horses are swifter than eagles. Woe unto us! for we are spoiled.

      Habakkuk 1:8 Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.

    • Fearless.

      Job 39:20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

      Job 39:22 He mocketh at fear, and is not affrighted; neither turneth he back from the sword.

    • See HORSE in the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

    • Fierce and impetuous.

      Job 39:21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

      Job 39:24 He swalloweth the ground with fierceness and rage: neither believeth he that it is the sound of the trumpet.

    • Warlike in disposition.

      Job 39:21 He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength: he goeth on to meet the armed men.

      Jeremiah 8:6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

    • Sure footed.

      Isaiah 63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?

    Bible concordance for HORSE

  • Want of understanding in, alluded to.

    Psalms 32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

  • Hard hoofs of, alluded to.

    Isaiah 5:28 Whose arrows are sharp, and all their bows bent, their horses' hoofs shall be counted like flint, and their wheels like a whirlwind:

  • Loud snorting of, alluded to.

    Jeremiah 8:16 The snorting of his horses was heard from Dan: the whole land trembled at the sound of the neighing of his strong ones; for they are come, and have devoured the land, and all that is in it; the city, and those that dwell therein.

    Job 39:20 Canst thou make him afraid as a grasshopper? the glory of his nostrils is terrible.

  • See Horse in McClintock and Strong.

  • COLORS OF, MENTIONED;
    • White.

      Zechariah 1:8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

      Zechariah 6:3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.

      Revelation 6:2 And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

    • Black.

      Zechariah 6:2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

      Zechariah 6:6 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country.

    • Red.

      Zechariah 1:8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

      Zechariah 6:2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

      Revelation 6:4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.

    • Speckled.

      Zechariah 1:8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.

    • Bay.

      Zechariah 6:3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.

      Zechariah 6:7 And the bay went forth, and sought to go that they might walk to and fro through the earth: and he said, Get you hence, walk to and fro through the earth. So they walked to and fro through the earth.

    • Grisled.

      Zechariah 6:3 And in the third chariot white horses; and in the fourth chariot grisled and bay horses.

      Zechariah 6:6 The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country.

    • Pale or ash color.

      Revelation 6:8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

  • Fed on grain and herbs.

    1 Kings 4:23 Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.

    1 Kings 18:5 And Ahab said unto Obadiah, Go into the land, unto all fountains of water, and unto all brooks: peradventure we may find grass to save the horses and mules alive, that we lose not all the beasts.

  • USED FOR
    • Mounting calvary.

      Exodus 14:9 But the Egyptians pursued after them, all the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his horsemen, and his army, and overtook them encamping by the sea, beside Pihahiroth, before Baalzephon.

      1 Samuel 13:5 And the Philistines gathered themselves together to fight with Israel, thirty thousand chariots, and six thousand horsemen, and people as the sand which is on the sea shore in multitude: and they came up, and pitched in Michmash, eastward from Bethaven.

    • Drawing chariots.

      Micah 1:13 O thou inhabitant of Lachish, bind the chariot to the swift beast: she is the beginning of the sin to the daughter of Zion: for the transgressions of Israel were found in thee.

      Zechariah 6:2 In the first chariot were red horses; and in the second chariot black horses;

    • Bearing burdens.

      Ezra 2:66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty and five;

      Nehemiah 7:68 Their horses, seven hundred thirty and six: their mules, two hundred forty and five:

    • Hunting.

      Job 39:18 What time she lifteth up herself on high, she scorneth the horse and his rider.

    • Conveying posts, &c.

      2 Kings 9:17-19 And there stood a watchman on the tower in Jezreel, and he spied the company of Jehu as he came, and said, I see a company. And Joram said, Take an horseman, and send to meet them, and let him say, Is it peace? 18 So there went one on horseback to meet him, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu said, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me. And the watchman told, saying, The messenger came to them, but he cometh not again. 19 Then he sent out a second on horseback, which came to them, and said, Thus saith the king, Is it peace? And Jehu answered, What hast thou to do with peace? turn thee behind me.

      Esther 8:10 And he wrote in the king Ahasuerus' name, and sealed it with the king's ring, and sent letters by posts on horseback, and riders on mules, camels, and young dromedaries:

  • Kings and princes rode on.

    Esther 6:8-11 Let the royal apparel be brought which the king useth to wear, and the horse that the king rideth upon, and the crown royal which is set upon his head: 9 And let this apparel and horse be delivered to the hand of one of the king's most noble princes, that they may array the man withal whom the king delighteth to honour, and bring him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaim before him, Thus shall it be done to the man whom the king delighteth to honour. 10 Then the king said to Haman, Make haste, and take the apparel and the horse, as thou hast said, and do even so to Mordecai the Jew, that sitteth at the king's gate: let nothing fail of all that thou hast spoken. 11 Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.

    Ezekiel 23:23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding upon horses.

  • Governed by bit and bridle.

    Psalms 32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

    James 3:3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

  • Urged on by whips.

    Proverbs 26:3 A whip for the horse, a bridle for the ass, and a rod for the fool's back.

  • Adorned with bells on the neck.

    Zechariah 14:20 In that day shall there be upon the bells of the horses, HOLINESS UNTO THE LORD; and the pots in the LORD'S house shall be like the bowls before the altar.

  • Numbers of, kept for war.

    Jeremiah 51:27 Set ye up a standard in the land, blow the trumpet among the nations, prepare the nations against her, call together against her the kingdoms of Ararat, Minni, and Ashchenaz; appoint a captain against her; cause the horses to come up as the rough caterpillers.

    Ezekiel 26:10 By reason of the abundance of his horses their dust shall cover thee: thy walls shall shake at the noise of the horsemen, and of the wheels, and of the chariots, when he shall enter into thy gates, as men enter into a city wherein is made a breach.

  • Prepared and trained for war.

    Proverbs 21:31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

  • In battle protected by armor.

    Jeremiah 46:4 Harness the horses; and get up, ye horsemen, and stand forth with your helmets; furbish the spears, and put on the brigandines.

  • Vanity of trusting to.

    Psalms 33:17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

    Amos 2:15 Neither shall he stand that handleth the bow; and he that is swift of foot shall not deliver himself: neither shall he that rideth the horse deliver himself.

  • THE JEWS
    • Forbidden to multiply.

      Deuteronomy 17:16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.

    • Imported from Egypt.

      1 Kings 10:28-29 And Solomon had horses brought out of Egypt, and linen yarn: the king's merchants received the linen yarn at a price. 29 And a chariot came up and went out of Egypt for six hundred shekels of silver, and an horse for an hundred and fifty: and so for all the kings of the Hittites, and for the kings of Syria, did they bring them out by their means.

    • Multiplied in Solomon's reign.

      1 Kings 4:26 And Solomon had forty thousand stalls of horses for his chariots, and twelve thousand horsemen.

    • Condemned for multiplying.

      Isaiah 2:7 Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither is there any end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither is there any end of their chariots:

    • Not to trust in.

      Hosea 14:3 Asshur shall not save us; we will not ride upon horses: neither will we say any more to the work of our hands, Ye are our gods: for in thee the fatherless findeth mercy.

    • Condemned for trusting to.

      Isaiah 30:16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift.

      Isaiah 31:3 Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.

    • Brought back many, from Babylon.

      Ezra 2:66 Their horses were seven hundred thirty and six; their mules, two hundred forty and five;

  • Notice of early traffic in.

    Genesis 47:17 And they brought their cattle unto Joseph: and Joseph gave them bread in exchange for horses, and for the flocks, and for the cattle of the herds, and for the asses: and he fed them with bread for all their cattle for that year.

  • Sold in fairs and markets.

    Ezekiel 27:14 They of the house of Togarmah traded in thy fairs with horses and horsemen and mules.

    Revelation 18:13 And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.

  • OFTEN SUFFERED
    • From blindness.

      Zechariah 12:4 In that day, saith the LORD, I will smite every horse with astonishment, and his rider with madness: and I will open mine eyes upon the house of Judah, and will smite every horse of the people with blindness.

    • From plague.

      Zechariah 14:15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these tents, as this plague.

    • From murrain.

      Exodus 9:3 Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.

    • From bites of serpents.

      Genesis 49:17 Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.

    • In the hoof from prancing.

      Judges 5:22 Then were the horsehoofs broken by the means of the pransings, the pransings of their mighty ones.

    • In battle.

      Jeremiah 51:21 And with thee will I break in pieces the horse and his rider; and with thee will I break in pieces the chariot and his rider;

      Haggai 2:22 And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, every one by the sword of his brother.

  • Dedicated to the sun by idolaters.

    2 Kings 23:11 And he took away the horses that the kings of Judah had given to the sun, at the entering in of the house of the LORD, by the chamber of Nathanmelech the chamberlain, which was in the suburbs, and burned the chariots of the sun with fire.

  • ILLUSTRATIVE OF
    • Beauty of the church.

      Song of Solomon 1:9 I have compared thee, O my love, to a company of horses in Pharaoh's chariots.

      Zechariah 10:3 Mine anger was kindled against the shepherds, and I punished the goats: for the LORD of hosts hath visited his flock the house of Judah, and hath made them as his goodly horse in the battle.

    • Glorious and triumphant deliverance of the church.

      Isaiah 63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?

    • A dull headstrong disposition.

      Psalms 32:9 Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

    • Impetuosity of the wicked in sin.

      Jeremiah 8:6 I hearkened and heard, but they spake not aright: no man repented him of his wickedness, saying, What have I done? every one turned to his course, as the horse rusheth into the battle.

 
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