Gird up now your loins like a man, and I will demand of you, and you declare to Me.
Gird up your loins now like a man; I will demand of you, and you answer Me.
[I had virtually said to You what You have said to me:] Hear, I beseech You, and I will speak; I will demand of You, and You declare to me.
And I raised up some of your sons for prophets and some of your young men for dedicated ones [Nazirites]. Is this not true, O you children of Israel? says the Lord.