Hooks in the Bible
“The Orientals make use of this contrivance for curbing their work-beasts… When a beast becomes unruly they have only to draw the cord on one side, which, by stopping his breath, punishes him so effectually that after a few repetitions he fails not to become quite tractable whenever he begins to feel it” (Michaelis).
So God’s agents are never beyond his control.
'Agmon (Job 41:2, Hebrew Text 40:26), incorrectly rendered in the King James Version
Properly a rush-rope for binding animals, as in Revised King James Version margin.