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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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Gird vp nowe thy loines like a man; for I will demaund of thee, and answere thou me.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Get your strength together like a man of war; I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers.
- Basic English Bible

Gird up now thy loins like a man; and I will demand of thee, and inform thou me.
- Darby Bible

Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
- Webster's Bible

Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me!
- World English Bible

Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:3

38:3 Gird up - As warriors then did for the battle.

Discussion for Job 38

  • Believers are created by God's image and given the spirit of God,that means we are given the authority To operate like God only if we believe.Jesus said we can command the Mountain into sea that means we can also Channel our destiny despite opposition devil forces by waking up early and in prayer command our mourning
  • Eaglesrock
    Job heard theses words, get up now thine lions like a man. If since you got so many questions I got some I want to ask you. Some of us act like we get out of High school, and we get our little degrees, and we act like no body can tell us what to do. Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth, declare if you have understanding. I would like to ask the scientist of this day since they have so much knowledge. I want to know which one of them was standing back there on the planet, looked through a telescope to watch the big boom happen. I want to know were they were standing when this world came together? Who hath laid the measure thereof. In other words who measured this thing. Who got it in 24,000 miles in circumference and made the diameter the thickness that it was. Who got the sun far enough out of the way, who measured it? When you can put 93 millions of earths inside the sun 93 million miles away. Its closer to the earth in the winter time than the summer, but why is it colder?
  • That is what Elijah did n it did not rain. He prayed again n it rained. Amen.
  • Nicola
    Absolutely an awesome, powerful all knowing GOD. I stand amaze by these questions God put to Job. God knows the answers and solutions to ALL our concerns Infact everything was set in place before we even got to earth. Oh give praise unto our eternal God, for HE is GREAT. Marvellous are HIS works.
  • John Welch for verse 24
    Amazing, it proves that the Sun controls the jet stream, hence the winds!!!
  • Joyce Gonzales for verse 32
    My absolute favorite book. It reminds us of Gods intense attention to us and to all the universe as everlasting and eternal. It also puts our human vanity and ego in check and teaches us humility and the absolute perfection of Gods creations.

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