Girdle Gird
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Girdle Gird

The Orientals commonly dress in loose robes, flowing down around the feet; so that when they wish to run, or fight, or apply themselves to any business, they are obliged to bind their garments close around them with a sash or girdle. Hence, "to have the loins girded," is to be prepared for action or service, 2 Kings 4:29 Acts 12:8; to be waiting for the call or coming of one's master or Lord, Luke 12:35. A tightened girdle was also thought to increase the power of endurance, and the simile is used in exhortations to Christian courage and fortitude, Job 38:3 Jeremiah 1:17 Ephesians 6:14 1 Peter 1:13. To have the girdle loosed, is to be unnerved and unprepared for action, Isaiah 5:27. Girdles of leather were worn by the common people; and also by prophets, 2 Kings 1:8 Matthew 3:4. They were likewise made of cotton or linen, Jeremiah 13:1; also of silk, sometimes embroidered. They were often wide and long; and were folded lengthwise, and passed several times around the body. The girdle, moreover, answered the purpose of a purse or pouch, to carry money and other things; see Matthew 10:9 Mark 6:8, where the word purse in the English is put for girdle according to the original Greek. The Arabs and other Orientals wear girdles in the same manner at the present day; they also carry a knife or dagger stuck in them; as was also the custom of the Hebrews, 1 Samuel 25:13 2 Samuel 20:8. Clerks carried their inkhorns, carpenters their rules, etc., in the same way, Ezekiel 9:2. See cuts in GARMENTS.

2224. zonnumi -- to gird
... zonnumi Phonetic Spelling: (dzone'-noo-mi) Short Definition: I gird Definition:
I gird, put on the girdle, especially as preparatory to active work. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2290. chagowr -- a belt, girdle
... girdle Or chagor {khag-ore'}; and (feminine) chagowrah {khag-o-raw'}; or chagorah
{khag-o-raw'}; from chagar; a belt (for the waist) -- apron, armour, gird(-le ...
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The Slave's Girdle
... in the Authorised Version 'be clothed,' or better in the Revised Version, 'gird
yourselves with ... sort; others think that it was simply a scarf or girdle; but, at ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture ephesians peter/the slaves girdle.htm

Of the Monk's Girdle.
... Evangelist that "the same John had his raiment of camel's hair and a girdle of skin ...
the next day, when the angel stood by him he was charged: "Gird thyself and ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter i of the monks.htm

A Sermon Made by M. Hugh Latimer, at the Time of the Insurrection ...
... saying, "Be strong, having your reins, or your loins girded about." Some men of
war use to have about their loins an apron or girdle of mail, gird fast for the ...
/.../latimer/sermons on the card and other discourses/a sermon made by m.htm

Peter's Deliverance from Prison
... Never mind about these two legionaries; they will not wake. Gird thyself;
tighten thy girdle. Put on thy garment. Do not be afraid. ...
/.../expositions of holy scripture the acts/peters deliverance from prison.htm

Ephesians vi. 14
... the girdle is used in war, that it may bind and hold together this foundation, as
it were, in our frame; for this reason too it is that when we run we gird ...
/.../homily xxiii ephesians vi 14.htm

"Be Ye Therefore Sober, and Watch unto Prayer. "
... garments that hang side, and take a lick(517) of every thing by the way; he must
not let them hang down, but gird up his affections with the girdle of truth ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/sermon xxii be ye therefore.htm

The Servant-Lord
... 'He shall gird Himself, and ... gracious heart, holding all its treasures for its brethren,
is the heart that now is girded with the golden girdle of sovereignty ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/the servant-lord.htm

Letter xxii. To Eustochium.
... [417] God says to Job: "Gird up thy loins as a man." [418] John wears a leathern
girdle. [419] The apostles must gird their loins to carry the lamps of the ...
/.../jerome/the principal works of st jerome/letter xxii to eustochium.htm

The Evidence of Our Lord's Wounds
... He does not say that he must see him "gird about the paps with a golden girdle."
Thomas, even in his unbelief, is wise; he turns to his Lord's wounds for ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 34 1888/the evidence of our lords.htm

Do You Know Him?
... woman who is of few days, and full of trouble;" for it will fling about me the
immortality of the ever-living Savior, and gird me with the golden girdle of his ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 10 1864/do you know him.htm

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