Job 38:3
Good News Translation
Now stand up straight and answer the questions I ask you.

Contemporary English Version
Now get ready to face me! Can you answer the questions I ask?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.

New American Bible
Gird up your loins now, like a man; I will question you, and you tell me the answers!

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Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.

Gird

Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.

Exodus 12:11 And thus you shall eat it: you shall gird your reins, and you shall have shoes on your feet, holding staves in your hands, and you shall eat in haste; for it is the Phase (that is the Passage) of the Lord.

1 Kings 18:46 And the hand of the Lord was upon Elias, and he girded up his loins, and ran before Achab, till he came to Jezrahel.

Jeremiah 1:17 Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee. Be not afraid at their presence: for I will make thee not to fear their countenance.

1 Peter 1:13 Wherefore, having the loins of your mind girt up, being sober, trust perfectly in the grace which is offered you in the revelation of Jesus Christ.

for

Job 13:15,22 Although he should kill me, I will trust in him: but yet I will reprove my ways in his sight. . . .

Job 23:3-7 Who will grant me that I might know and find him, and come even to his throne? . . .

Job 31:35-37 Who would grant me a hearing, that the Almighty may hear my desire: and that he himself that judgeth would write a book, . . .

answer thou me.

Context
God Challenges Job
2Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words? 3Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and answer thou me.4Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? tell me if thou hast understanding.…
Cross References
Job 40:7
Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.

Job 42:4
Hear, and I will speak: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.

Proverbs 31:17
She hath girded her loins with strength, and hath strengthened her arm.

Jeremiah 1:17
Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and arise, and speak to them all that I command thee. Be not afraid at their presence: for I will make thee not to fear their countenance.

Additional Translations
Now brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall inform Me!Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.

Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Gird thy loins like a man; and I will ask thee, and do thou answer me.

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

Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

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

Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you 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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