None shall be weary nor stumble among them
Though they should come from far, and make long marches, yet none should be weary by the way, but go on with great cheerfulness and strength; and though they should make such haste, they should not stumble at any thing by the way, nor rush one against another, but proceed with great order in their several ranks: none shall slumber nor sleep;
day nor night, in any fixed stated times, as men usually do: neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed;
with which they should be girded both for strength and greater expedition; this they should not unloose, in order to lie down and take sleep: nor the latchet of their shoes be broken,
which might hinder their journey; they never plucked off their shoes: all the expressions show their indefatigableness, diligence, intenseness, and resolution, and the good order observed by them; see ( Joel 2:7 Joel 2:8 ) .