New International Version
"Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
King James Bible
Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
Darby Bible Translation
Gird up now thy loins like a man: I will demand of thee, and inform thou me.
World English Bible
"Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.
Young's Literal Translation
Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Gird up thy loins - See Job 38:1-3. Some think that this and the preceding verse have been repeated here from Job 38:1-3, and that several of the words there, here, and Job 42:3, have been repeated, in after times, to connect some false gatherings of the sheets of parchment, on which the end of this poem was originally written. See on Job 40:1 (note), and at the end of the chapter.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
It is a doctrine, as I believe, taught us in Holy Writ, that when a man is saved by divine grace, he is not wholly cleansed from the corruption of his heart. When we believe in Jesus Christ all our sins are pardoned; yet the power of sin, albeit that it is weakened and kept under by the dominion of the new-born nature which God doth infuse into our souls, doth not cease, but still tarrieth in us, and will do so to our dying day. It is a doctrine held by all the orthodox, that there dwelleth still …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 2: 1856
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The Tenth Commandment
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
"You said, 'Listen now, and I will speak; I will question you, and you shall answer me.'
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