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Morrish Bible Dictionary

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A long slender pole with a sharp point at one end, used for guiding and urging the oxen in ploughing. It can also be used as a formidable weapon. Shamgar slew six hundred men with an ox goad. Judges 3:31; 1 Samuel 13:21 . It is applied metaphorically to the energy imparted by the words of the wise. Ecclesiastes 12:11 . The goad is alluded to in Acts 9:5; Acts 26:14 , translated 'pricks:' if the ox kicked against the goad, he only hurt himself the more: as do all those who oppose God.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Goad'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​mbd/​g/goad.html. 1897.
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