“Let your loines be girded about, and your lights burning,”
1611 King James Version (KJV)
12:35 Let your loins be girt - An allusion to the long garments, worn by the eastern nations, which they girded or tucked up about their loins, when they journeyed or were employed in any labour: as also to the lights that servants used to carry at weddings, which were generally in the night.
Lu 12:35-46 Let your loins be girded. The long Oriental robe had to be taken up and girded before one was ready to travel. See notes on Mt 24:42-51. Lights burning. See Mt 25:3-8.