Job 38:3
Modern Translations
New International Version
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

New Living Translation
Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.

English Standard Version
Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.

Berean Study Bible
Now brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall inform Me.

New American Standard Bible
“Now tighten the belt on your waist like a man, And I shall ask you, and you inform Me!

NASB 1995
"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!

NASB 1977
“Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!

Amplified Bible
“Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!

Christian Standard Bible
Get ready to answer me like a man; when I question you, you will inform me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get ready to answer Me like a man; when I question you, you will inform Me.

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

Good News Translation
Now stand up straight and answer the questions I ask you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Brace yourself like a man! I will ask you, and you will teach me.

International Standard Version
Stand up like a man! I'll ask you some questions, and you give me some answers!"

NET Bible
Get ready for a difficult task like a man; I will question you and you will inform me!
Classic Translations
King James Bible
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

New King James Version
Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.

King James 2000 Bible
Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and you answer me.

New Heart English Bible
Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me.

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

American King James Version
Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and answer you me.

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

A Faithful Version
Now gird up your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and you shall answer Me.

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

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

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

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
Girde vp nowe thy loynes like a man: I will demande of thee & declare thou vnto me.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
Girde vp thy loynes lyke a man: for I wyl question with thee, see thou geue me a direct aunswere.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
Gyrde vp thy loynes like a ma, for I will question the, se thou geue me a dyrecte answere.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
Now gird your loins as a man, "" And I ask you, and you cause Me to know.

Young's Literal Translation
Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.

Smith's Literal Translation
Gird now thy loins as a man; and I will ask thee, and make thou known to me.

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

Catholic Public Domain Version
Gird your waist like a man. I will question you, and you must answer me.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Wrap your garment now on your loins as a mighty man. I shall ask you; teach me!

Lamsa Bible
Gird up your loins now, like a valiant man; for I will question you, and you shall answer me.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.

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








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