New American Standard Bible
Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, And faithfulness the belt about His waist.
King James Bible
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.
Darby Bible Translation
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his reins, and faithfulness the girdle of his loins.
World English Bible
Righteousness will be the belt of his waist, and faithfulness the belt of his waist.
Young's Literal Translation
And righteousness hath been the girdle of his loins, And faithfulness -- the girdle of his reins.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And righteousness shall be the gridle of his loins - The sense of this verse is plain. He will always exhibit himself as a just and faithful king. "The girdle of the loins" refers to the cincture, or band, with which the ancients girded themselves. A part of their dress consisted of an outward, loose, flowing robe. This robe it was necessary to gird up, or to confine close to the body in active labor, or in running; and the meaning of the figure used here is, probably, that the virtues of righteousness and justice would adhere to him as closely and inseparably as the garment does to the body to which it was bound. The figure of representing the virtues as clothing, or describing them as parts of dress with which we are invested, is common in the Scriptures:
I put on righteousness, and it clothes me;
My judgment was as a robe and a diadem.
LibraryJuly the Second Light and Lightning
"And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him." --ISAIAH xi. 1-10. And the spirit is one of light! All the doors and windows are open. His correspondences are perfect and unbroken. He is of "quick understanding," keen-scented to discern the essences of things, alert to perceive the reality behind the semblance, to "see things as they are." All the great primary senses are awake, and He has knowledge of every "secret place." "He shall smite ... with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
The King in Exile
The Death and the Raising of Lazarus - the Question of Miracles and of this Miracle of Miracles - views of Negative Criticism on this History
Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
Let it be to him as a garment with which he covers himself, And for a belt with which he constantly girds himself.
There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace, On the throne of David and over his kingdom, To establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness From then on and forevermore. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will accomplish this.
O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Behold, a king will reign righteously And princes will rule justly.
'These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates.
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