Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and, declare thou unto me And prepare to give an answer to what should be demanded of him. The same way of speaking is used in ( Job 38:3 ) ; (See Gill on Job 38:3).
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but will proceed no further."
Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:
"Gird up your loins like a man; I will question you, and you declare to me.
Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be justified?
Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?
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