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Job 38:3
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou Me.
Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
“Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
Gird up now your loins like a man, and I will demand of you, and you declare to Me.
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Prepare yourself like a man; I will interrogate you, and you will respond to me.
Stand up like a man, and brace yourself; I will ask questions; and you, give the answers!
Now get ready to face me! Can you answer the questions I ask?
Gird up now thy loins like a man; and I will demand of thee, and inform thou me.
Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.
Prepare yourself for an attack! Get ready to answer the questions I will ask you.
Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.
Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.
·Be strong [Brace yourself; L Gird your loins] like a man! I will ask you questions, and you must ·answer [inform] me.
Gird up now thy loins like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
Brace yourself like a man! I will ask you, and you will teach me.
Now stand up straight and answer the questions I ask you.
Get ready to answer Me like a man; when I question you, you will inform Me.
Be strong like a man. I will ask you questions, and you must answer me.
Stand up like a man! I’ll ask you some questions, and you give me some answers!”
Now gird up thy loins like a man; for I will enquire of thee, and answer thou me.
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Prepare yourself for a difficult task like a man, and I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
Now get ready to fight, for I am going to demand some answers from you, and you must reply.
“Why do you confuse the issue? Why do you talk without knowing what you’re talking about? Pull yourself together, Job! Up on your feet! Stand tall! I have some questions for you, and I want some straight answers. Where were you when I created the earth? Tell me, since you know so much! Who decided on its size? Certainly you’ll know that! Who came up with the blueprints and measurements? How was its foundation poured, and who set the cornerstone, While the morning stars sang in chorus and all the angels shouted praise? And who took charge of the ocean when it gushed forth like a baby from the womb? That was me! I wrapped it in soft clouds, and tucked it in safely at night. Then I made a playpen for it, a strong playpen so it couldn’t run loose, And said, ‘Stay here, this is your place. Your wild tantrums are confined to this place.’
Prepare yourself like a man; for I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
Brace yourself like a man! I will ask you, and you will teach me.
Gird up your loins now, like a man; I will question you, and you tell me the answers!
“Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
Be strong like a man! I will ask you questions, and you must answer me.
Get ready for a difficult task like a man; I will question you and you will inform me!
Get ready to stand up for yourself. I will ask you some questions. Then I want you to answer me.
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
Now get ready like a man, and I will ask you some questions and you answer Me.
Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.
Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
Gird up now thy loins like a gever; for I will ask of thee, and thou wilt answer Me.
Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
Gird up your loins like a man, I will question you, and you shall declare to me.
Now gird up your loins like a man; I will question you, and you will inform Me!
Now, prepare yourself and gather your courage like a warrior. Prepare yourself for the task at hand. I’ll be asking the questions, now— you will supply the answers.
Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me!
Gird thou as a man thy loins; I shall ask thee, and answer thou [to] me. (Gird thou up thy loins like a man; I shall ask thee, and thou shalt answer me.)
Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
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