Job 40:7
New International Version
“Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

New Living Translation
“Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.

English Standard Version
“Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.

Berean Study Bible
“Now brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall inform Me.

King James Bible
Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

New King James Version
“Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me:

New American Standard Bible
“Now tighten the belt on your waist like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.

NASB 1995
“Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.

NASB 1977
“Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.

Amplified Bible
“Now gird up your loins (prepare yourself) like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me.

Christian Standard Bible
Get ready to answer me like a man; When I question you, you will inform me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Get ready to answer Me like a man; When I question you, you will inform Me.

American Standard Version
Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Wrap now your loins as a mighty man. I shall ask you; teach me

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Nay, gird up now thy loins like a man; and I will ask thee, and do thou answer me.

Contemporary English Version
Face me and answer the questions I ask!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Gird up thy loins like a man : I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.

English Revised Version
Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Good News Translation
Now stand up straight and answer my questions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Brace yourself like a man! I will ask you, and you will teach me.

International Standard Version
"Stand up like a man! I'll ask you some questions, and you give me some answers!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.

Literal Standard Version
“Now gird your loins as a man, I ask you, and you cause Me to know.

NET Bible
"Get ready for a difficult task like a man. I will question you and you will inform me!

New Heart English Bible
"Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.

World English Bible
"Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.

Young's Literal Translation
Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
6Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 7“Now brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall inform Me. 8Would you really annul My justice? Would you condemn Me to justify yourself?…

Cross References
Job 38:3
Now brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall inform Me.

Job 42:4
You said, 'Listen now, and I will speak. I will question you, and you shall inform Me.'


Treasury of Scripture

Gird up your loins now like a man: I will demand of you, and declare you to me.

Gird

Job 13:22
Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.

Job 23:3,4
Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come even to his seat! …

Job 38:3
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

I

Job 42:4
Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.









Verse 7. - Gird up thy loins now like a man (see the comment on Job 38:3): I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Job is given every opportunity of making good his pleas before God. If he has anything to say that he really wishes to urge, God is ready, nay, anxious, to hear him.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“Now
נָ֣א (nā)
Interjection
Strong's 4994: I pray', 'now', 'then'

brace
אֱזָר־ (’ĕ·zār-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 247: To gird, encompass, equip

yourself
חֲלָצֶ֑יךָ (ḥă·lā·ṣe·ḵā)
Noun - mdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's 2504: The loins

like a man;
כְגֶ֣בֶר (ḵə·ḡe·ḇer)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply

I will question you,
אֶ֝שְׁאָלְךָ֗ (’eš·’ā·lə·ḵā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7592: To inquire, to request, to demand

and you shall answer Me.
וְהוֹדִיעֵֽנִי׃ (wə·hō·w·ḏî·‘ê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 3045: To know


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