"And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel."
1 Kings 18:46
"Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thine hand, and go thy way: if thou meet any man,
salute him not; and if any salute thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child." 2 Kings 4:29,
"Gird up thy loins, and take this box of oil." 2 Kings 9:1