“Righteousness Shall Be the Girdle of His Loins”

K. Douglas Bassett

Psalm 7:9; Jer. 17:10; Rev. 2:23

“Girdle. The Orientals, when walking fast, or working, found it convenient to gather up their long, flowing robes by means of a girdle… . Loins. Were supposed to be the seat of strength. To gird up the loins was, in prophetic parlance, to make ready for work, or for traveling untrammeled. Reins. The same as kidneys. Supposed to be the symbols of desire; also of knowledge, joy, pleasure. Sometimes coupled with the heart.” (G. Reynolds and J. Sjodahl, Book of Mormon Commentary, 1:421)

Latter-Day Commentary on the Book of Mormon