Then the hand of the Lord was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.
But now bring me a minstrel.” And it came about, when the minstrel played, that the hand of the Lord came upon him.
Then he said to Gehazi, “ Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lad’s face.”
Now Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets and said to him, “ Gird up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand and go to Ramoth-gilead.
Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you. Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.
So the Spirit lifted me up and took me away; and I went embittered in the rage of my spirit, and the hand of the Lord was strong on me.
For thus the Lord spoke to me with mighty power and instructed me not to walk in the way of this people, saying,
the word of the Lord came expressly to Ezekiel the priest, son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and there the hand of the Lord came upon him.)
Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
“Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
They *said to Him, “Caesar’s.” Then He *said to them, “ Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.”
Stand firm therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.