"Let your loins be girded and your lamps burning,
Blessed are those servants whom the master finds awake when he comes;
truly, I say to you, he will gird himself and have them sit at table,
and he will come and serve them.
Will he not rather say to him, `Prepare supper for me, and gird
yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall
eat and drink'?
rose from supper, laid aside his garments, and girded himself with a
Then he poured water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples'
feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which he was girded.
Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you girded yourself
and walked where you would; but when you are old, you will stretch out
your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not
wish to go."
Stand therefore, having girded your loins with truth, and having put on
the breastplate of righteousness,
Therefore gird up your minds, be sober, set your hope fully upon the
grace that is coming to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
and out of the temple came the seven angels with the seven plagues,
robed in pure bright linen, and their breasts girded with golden