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Holman Bible Dictionary
To gird up one's loins means literally to tuck the loose ends of one's outer garment into one's belt. Loins were girded in preparation for running (1 Kings 18:46 ), for battle (Isaiah 5:27 ), or for service for a master (Luke 12:35 ). The call to “gird up the loins of your minds” (1 Peter 1:13 ) means to be spiritually alert and prepared. See Cloth, Clothing .
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Girdle'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/g/girdle.html. 1991.