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“But you, tuck your cloak under your belt, get up and speak to them all that I command you. Do not be dismayed at them, lest I dismay you before them. Bible

“tuck your cloak under your belt.” The literal Hebrew is “belt up your loins.” This refers to the custom of a man tying up his long clothing so he could move more quickly. In this context it is equivalent to “prepare for battle” or “get ready for work or action.” Jeremiah had tough opposition, so he had to be prepared to do what God asked. See commentary on 2 Kings 4:29.


Commentary for: Jeremiah 1:17