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Girdles


1. Worn upon the loins. 1Ki 2:5; Jer 13:1,11.

2. Worn by priests about the breasts. Re 1:13.

3. Made of

a. Fine linen. Eze 16:10.

b. Twined linen with blue purple, &c. Ex 39:29.

c. Gold. Re 1:13; 15:6.

d. Leather. 2Ki 1:8; Mt 3:4.

e. Sackcloth. Isa 3:24; La 2:10.

4. Made for sale by industrious women. Pr 31:24.

5. Used for

a. Strengthening the loins. Pr 31:17; Isa 22:21; 23:10.

b. Girding up the garments when walking. 1Ki 18:46; 2Ki 4:29.

c. Girding up the garments when working. Lu 12:37; 17:8; Joh 13:4.

d. Suspending the sword. 2Sa 20:8; Ne 4:18.

e. Suspending the inkhorn. Eze 9:2.

f. Holding money. Mt 10:9; Mr 6:8.

g. Taken off when at rest. Isa 5:27; Joh 13:4.

6. Given as

a. A token of friendship. 1Sa 18:4.

b. A reward of military service. 2Sa 18:11.

7. Illustrative of

a. Strength. Ps 18:39; Isa 22:21.

b. Gladness. Ps 30:11.

c. Righteousness of Christ. Isa 11:5.

d. Faithfulness of Christ. Isa 11:5.

e. Truth. Eph 6:14.