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None will be weary nor stumble among them;
none will slumber nor sleep,
nor will the belt of their waist be untied,
nor the latchet of their sandals be broken, Bible

“nor will the belt of their waist be untied.” This refers to the custom of a man tying up his long clothing so he could move more quickly. In the biblical culture of the Old Testament, both men and women wore long outer robes, with the man’s robe being slightly shorter than the woman’s robe. When men wanted to move quickly, they would take the bottom part of their robe and pull it up and secure it with a belt. This was called “girding up the loins.” 1 Peter 1:13 (KJV) says, “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end….” (cp. 2 Kings 4:29; 9:1; Job. 38:3; 40:7; Jer. 1:17).


Commentary for: Isaiah 5:27