Bible verses about "preparation" | MSTC

Proverbs 21:31

31 The horse is prepared against the day of battle; but the LORD giveth the victory.

Ezekiel 38:7

7 Therefore prepare thee; set thyself in array with all thy people that are come unto thee by heaps, and be thou their defense.

Matthew 24:13

13 But he that endureth to the end, the same shall be safe.

Matthew 24:42

42 Wake, therefore, because ye know not what hour your master will come.

Luke 12:47

47 The servant that knew his master's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

Luke 14:28

28 Which of you is he that is disposed to build a tower, and sitteth not down before and counteth the cost: Whether he have sufficient to perform it?

Luke 21:9-36

9 But when ye hear of war, and of dissension: be not afraid, for these things must first come: but the end followeth not by and by." 10 Then said he unto them, "Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, one realm against another; 11 and great earthquakes shall be in all quarters, and hunger, and pestilence, and fearful things. And great signs shall there be from heaven. 12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you: delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prison: and bring you before kings and rulers for my name's sake. 13 And this shall chance you for a testimonial. 14 Let it stick therefore fast in your hearts, not once to study before, what ye shall answer for yourselves: 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, where against all your adversaries shall not be able to speak nor resist. 16 Yea, and ye shall be betrayed of your fathers and mothers, and of your brethren, and kinsmen, and lovers. And some of you shall they put to death. 17 And hated shall ye be of all men for my name's sake. 18 Yet there shall not one hair of your heads perish. 19 With your patience, possess your souls. 20 "And when ye see Jerusalem besieged with a host, then understand that the desolation of the same is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Jewry fly to the mountains. And let them which are in the midst of it, depart out. And let not them that are in other countries, come therein. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, to fulfill all that are written. 23 But woe be to them that be with child, and to them that give suck in those days, for there shall be great trouble in the land: and wrath over all this people. 24 And they shall fall on the edge of the sword. And they shall be led captive into all nations. And Jerusalem shall be trodden underfoot of the gentiles, until the time of the gentiles be fulfilled. 25 And there shall be signs, in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars: and in the earth the people shall be in such perplexity, that they shall not tell which way to turn themselves. The sea and the waters shall roar, 26 and men's hearts shall fail them for fear, and for looking after those things which shall come on the earth. For the powers of heaven shall move. 27 And then shall they see the son of man come in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 When these things begin to come to pass: then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth nigh." 29 And he showed them a similitude, "Behold the fig tree, and all other trees, 30 when they shoot forth their buds, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is then nigh at hand. 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, understand that the kingdom of God is nigh. 32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all be fulfilled. 33 Heaven and earth shall pass: but my words shall not pass. 34 Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be overcome with surfeiting and drunkenness, and cares of this world: and that, that day come on you unawares. 35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that sit on the face of the earth. 36 Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may obtain grace to fly all this that shall come. And that ye may stand before the son of man."

Proverbs 16:1-33

1 A man may well purpose a thing in his heart; but the answer of the tongue cometh of the LORD. 2 A man thinketh all his ways to be clean; but it is the LORD that fashioneth the minds. 3 Commit thy works unto the LORD, and look: what thou devisest, it shall prosper. 4 The LORD doth all things for his own sake; yea, and when he keepeth the ungodly for the day of wrath. 5 The LORD abhorreth all presumptuous and proud hearts; there may neither strength nor power escape. 6 With loving mercy and faithfulness, sins be forgiven; and whoso searcheth the LORD eschewth evil. 7 When a man's ways please the LORD, he maketh his very enemies to be his friends. 8 Better it is to have a little thing with righteousness, than great rents wrongfully gotten. 9 A man deviseth a way in his heart; but it is the LORD that ordereth his goings. 10 When the prophecy is in the lips of the king, his mouth shall not go wrong in judgment. 11 A true measure and a true balance are the LORD's; he maketh all weights. 12 It is a great abomination when kings are wicked; for a king's seat should be holden up with righteousness. 13 Righteous lips are pleasant unto kings; and they love him that speaketh the truth. 14 The king's displeasure is a messenger of death; but a wise man will pacify him. 15 The cheerful countenance of the king is life; and his loving favor is as the evening dew. 16 To have wisdom in possession is better than gold; and to get understanding is more worth than silver. 17 The path of the righteous escheweth evil; and whoso looketh well to his ways, keepeth his own soul. 18 Pride goeth before destruction; and after a proud stomach there followeth a fall. 19 Better it is to be of humble mind with the lowly, than to divide the spoils with the proud. 20 He that handleth a matter wisely, obtaineth good; and blessed is he, that putteth his trust in the LORD. 21 Whoso hath a wise understanding is called to counsel; but he that can speak fair, getteth more riches. 22 Understanding is a well of life unto him that hath it; as for the chastening of fools, it is but foolishness. 23 A wise heart ordereth his mouth wisely; and amendeth the doctrine in his lips. 24 Fair words are a honeycomb, a refreshing of the mind, and health of the bones. 25 There is a way that men think to be right; but the end thereof leadeth unto death. 26 A troublous soul disquieteth herself; for her own mouth hath brought her thereto. 27 An ungodly person stirreth up evil; and in his lips he is as a hot burning fire. 28 A froward body causeth strife; and he that is a babble of his tongue, maketh division among princes. 29 A wicked man beguileth his neighbour; and leadeth him the way that is not good. 30 He that winketh with his eyes, imagineth mischief; and he that biteth his lips, will do some harm. 31 Age is a crown of worship, if it be found in the way of righteousness. 32 A patient man is better than one strong; and he that can rule himself, is more worth than he that winneth a city. 33 The lots are cast into the lap, but their fall standeth in the LORD.

John 16:33

33 These words have I spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. For in the world shall ye have tribulation: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."

Romans 12:1-2

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercifulness of God, that ye make your bodies a living sacrifice: holy and acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable serving of God. 2 And fashion not yourselves like unto this world: But be changed through the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what thing that good, that acceptable, and perfect will of God is.

Romans 13:11

11 This also we know, I mean the season: how that it is time that we should now awake out of sleep. For now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

Proverbs 6:6-8

6 Go to the Emmet, thou sluggard: consider her ways, and learn to be wise. 7 She hath no guide, no teacher, no leader: 8 yet in the summer she provideth her meat, and gathereth her food together in the harvest.

Proverbs 22:3

3 A wise man seeth the plague and hideth himself; but the foolish go on still and are punished.

Matthew 24:44

44 Therefore be ye also ready, for in the hour ye think least on, in the same ye think he would not: will the son of man come.

Matthew 25:1-46

1 Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went to meet the bridegroom: 2 five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3 The foolish took their lamps, but took none oil with them. 4 But the wise took oil with them in their vessels with their lamps also. 5 While the bridegroom tarried, all slumbered and slept. 6 And even at midnight, there was a cry made, 'Behold, the bridegroom cometh, go out against him.' 7 Then all those virgins arose, and prepared their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, 'Give us of your oil, for our lamps go out.' 9 But the wise answered, saying, 'Not so, lest there be not enough for us and you, but go rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.' 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came: and they that were ready, went in with him to the wedding, and the gate was shut up. 11 Afterwards came also the other virgins, saying, 'Master, master open to us.' 12 But he answered, and said, 'Verily I say unto you: I know you not.' 13 Look that ye watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor yet the hour, when the son of man shall come. 14 "Likewise, as a certain man, ready to take his journey to a strange country, called his servants to him, and delivered to them his goods. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one: to every man after his ability, and straightway departed. 16 Then he that had received the five talents, went and bestowed them, and won other five talents. 17 Likewise, he that received two gained other two. 18 But he that received the one, went and digged a pit in the earth and hid his master's money. 19 After a long season, the Lord of those servants came, and reckoned with them. 20 Then came he that had received five talents, and brought other five talents saying, 'Master, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: Behold, I have gained with them five talents more.' 21 Then his master said unto him, 'Well, good servant and faithful; Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: enter in into thy master's joy.' 22 Also, he that received two talents came, and said, 'Master, thou deliveredest unto me two talents: Behold, I have won two other talents with them.' 23 And his master said unto him, 'Well, good servant and faithful; Thou hast been faithful in little, I will make thee ruler over much: go in into thy master's joy.' 24 Then he which had received the one talent came also, and said, 'Master, I considered that thou wast a hard man, which reapest where thou sowedst not, and gatherest where thou strawedst not, 25 and was therefore afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: Behold, thou hast thine own.' 26 His master answered, and said unto him, 'Thou evil servant and slothful, thou knowest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I strawed not: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have had my money to the changers, and then at my coming should I have received my mine own with vantage. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every man that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance. And from him that hath not, shall be taken away, even that he hath. 30 And cast that unprofitable servant into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' 31 "When the son of man shall cometh in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his glory 32 and before him shall be gathered all nations. And he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth the sheep from the goats. 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left hand. 34 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, 'Come, ye blessed children of my father, inherit ye the kingdom prepared for you from the beginning of the world. 35 For I was a hungered, and ye gave me meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me drink. I was harborless, and ye lodged me. I was naked and ye clothed me. 36 I was sick and ye visited me. I was in prison and ye came unto me.' 37 Then shall the righteous answer him saying, 'Master, when saw we thee a hungered, and fed thee? Or athirst, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee harborless, and lodged thee? Or naked and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison and came unto thee?' 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, 'Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it to me.' 41 Then shall the King say unto them that shall be on the left hand, 'Depart from me ye cursed, into everlasting fire, which is prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was a hungered, and ye gave me no meat. I thirsted, and ye gave me no drink. I was harborless, and ye lodged me not. 43 I was naked, and ye clothed me not. I was sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.' 44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, 'Master, when saw we thee a hungered, or athirst, or harborless, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and have not ministered unto thee?' 45 Then shall he answer them, and say, 'Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.' 46 And these shall go into everlasting pain: And the righteous into life eternal.

Luke 21:36

36 Watch therefore continually and pray, that ye may obtain grace to fly all this that shall come. And that ye may stand before the son of man."

1 Peter 3:15

15 but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, and that with meekness and fear:

Proverbs 24:27

27 First, make up thy work that is without, and look well unto that which thou hast in the field, and then build thine house.

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