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 answer Me.

New American Standard Bible
"Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will ask thee, and explain thou unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
Gird up your loins now like a man: I will demand of you, and declare you unto me.

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

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Gird up now thy loins like a man: I will demand of thee, and inform thou me.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou to 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.
Study Bible
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 answer 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 answer 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.







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

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

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

like a man;
כְגֶ֣בֶר (ḵə·ḡe·ḇer)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 3045: To know
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. 40:6-14 Those who profit by what they have heard from God, shall hear more from him. And those who are truly convinced of sin, yet need to be more thoroughly convinced and more humbled. No doubt God, and he only, has power to humble and bring down proud men; he has wisdom to know when and how to do it, and it is not for us to teach him how to govern the world. Our own hands cannot save us by recommending us to God's grace, much less rescuing us from his justice; and therefore into his hand we must commit ourselves. The renewal of a believer proceeds in the same way of conviction, humbling, and watchfulness against remaining sin, as his first conversion. When convinced of many evils in our conduct, we still need convincing of many more.
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