Therefore, having the loins of your understanding girded with temperance, wait perfectly in the grace that is presented unto you when Jesus, the Christ, is manifested unto you,
But the end of all things is at hand; be ye, therefore, temperate and watch unto prayer.
Be temperate and vigilant because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he may devour,
Stand firm, therefore, having your loins girt about with truth and having on the breastplate, of righteousness,
And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's passover.
And the hand of the LORD was upon Elijah, who girded up his loins and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins and take my staff in thy hand and go; if thou meet anyone, salute him not; and if anyone salutes thee, answer him not again, and lay my staff upon the face of the child.
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faith the girdle of his kidneys.
Thou therefore gird up thy loins, and thou shalt arise and speak unto them all that I shall command thee; do not fear them lest I confound thee before them.
And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup and gird thyself and serve me until I have eaten and drunken, and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with excess and drunkenness and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day, not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
For the things that were written beforehand were written for our instruction that we, through patient endurance and through the comfort of the scriptures, might have hope.
so that ye lack nothing in any gift, waiting for the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
And now abide faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
and to give you, who are troubled, rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with the angels of his power,
But watch thou in all things, labour, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill thy ministry.
from now on there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day, and not to me only, but unto all those also that have loved his appearing.
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men,
but Christ as a son over his own house, which house we are, if we hold fast the confidence and the glorious hope firmly until the end.
which we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters even into that which is within the veil,
so also the Christ is offered once to take away the sins of many; and unto those that wait for him without sin he shall appear the second time unto saving health.
Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus, the Christ, who according to his great mercy has begotten us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus, the Christ, from the dead,
but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to respond to every man that asks you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and reverence,
And every one that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.