Bible verses about "preparation" | Noyes

Matthew 24:13

13 But he that endureth to the end will be saved.

Matthew 24:42

42 Watch, therefore, for ye know not on what day your Lord is coming.

Luke 12:47

47 And that servant who knew his lords will, and did not make ready, nor do according to his will, will be beaten with many stripes;

Luke 14:28

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, doth not sit down first and count the cost, whether he hath the means to finish it?

Luke 21:9-36

9 And when ye hear of wars and tumults, be not terrified; for these things must first come to pass; but not immediately is the end. 10 Then he said to them, Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11 and there will be great earthquakes, and in divers places famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 But before all these things they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to synagogues, and into prisons, and bringing you before kings and governors on account of my name. 13 It will turn out to you an opportunity for bearing testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts not to meditate l beforehand what ye shall answer. 15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to withstand or gainsay. 16 And ye will be delivered up both by parents and brothers and kinsmen and friends; and some of you will they put to death. 17 And ye will be hated by all on account of my name. 18 But not a hair of your head will be lost. 19 By your constancy secure your lives. 20 But when ye see Jerusalem encompassed by armies, then know that her desolation is at hand. 21 Then let those who are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let those who are within the city go out of it, and let not those in the open country enter it. 22 For these are days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe to the women with child, and to those having children at the breast, in those days! For there will be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people; 24 and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led away captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the gentiles, until the times of the gentiles are fulfilled. 25 And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and on the earth distress of nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and waves; 26 mens hearts failing them from fear, and from looking for those things which are coming on the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 And then will they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 And when these things begin to come to pass, look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh. 29 And he spoke to them a parable: Behold the figtree and all the trees; 30 when they have already shot forth, ye see it, and know of yourselves that summer is now nigh at hand. 31 So also, when ye see these things coming to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. 32 Truly do I say to you, that this generation will not pass away, till all shall have taken place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away. 34 But take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be weighed down with surfeiting and drunkenness and worldly cares, and that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare will it come on all that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 36 But watch at all times, and pray that ye may be able to escape all the things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

John 16:33

33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me ye may have peace. In the world 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 mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, wellpleasing to God, which is your spiritual worship; 2 and be not conformed to the fashion of this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that ye may learn by experience what is the will of God, what is good, and wellpleasing, and perfect.

Romans 13:11

11 And this, since we know the time, that it is already high time for us to awake out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we became believers.

Matthew 25:1-46

1 Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were foolish, and five wise. 3 For the foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them. 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. 5 And as the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept. 6 But at midnight there was a cry, Lo! the bridegroom! go out to meet him. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. 8 And the foolish said to the wise, Give us of your oil, for our lamps are going out. 9 But the wise answered, saying, Perhaps there will not be enough for us and you; go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves. 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut. 11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, lord, open to us. 12 But he answering said, Truly do I say to you, I know you not, 13 Watch, therefore, for ye know not the day nor the hour. 14 For it will be as when a man going abroad called his own servants, and intrusted to them his property; 15 and to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his ability, and went abroad. 16 He that had received the five talents went immediately and traded with the same, and gained five talents more. 17 In like manner, he that had received the two gained two more. 18 But he that had received the one went and dug in the earth, and hid his lords money. 19 And after a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 20 And he that had received the five talents came and brought five talents more, saying, Lord, thou intrustedst to me five talents; see, I have gained five talents more. 21 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! thou hast been faithful over a little, I will place thee in charge of much; enter into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also that had received the two talents came and said, Lord, thou intrustedst to me two talents; see, I have gained two talents more. 23 His lord said to him, Well done, good and faithful servant! thou hast been faithful over a little, I will place thee in charge of much; enter into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he also that had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee to be a hard man, reaping where thou didst not sow, and gathering where thou didst not scatter seed; 25 and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth. See! thou hast thine own. 26 But his lord answered and said to him, Wicked and slothful servant! Didst thou know that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I did not scatter seed? 27 Thou oughtest then to have put my money with the moneydealers, and on my coming I should have received mine own with interest. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it to him who hath the ten talents. 29 For to every one that hath will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him that hath not, even that which he hath will be taken away. 30 And cast out the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness; there will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 31 And when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the angels with him, then will he sit on the throne of his glory, 32 and before him will be gathered all the nations; and he will separate men one from another, as a shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats; 33 and he will set the sheep on his right hand, and the goats on the left. 34 Then will the king say to those on his right hand, Come, ye blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35 For I was hungry, and ye gave me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 36 naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came to me. 37 Then will the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 and when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 or when did we see thee sick, or in prison, and come to thee? 40 And the king will answer and say to them, Truly do I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye did it to me. 41 Then will he say also to those on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the everlasting fire, which is prepared for the Devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry, and ye gave me no food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. 44 Then will they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee? 45 Then will he answer them, saying, Truly do I say to you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. 46 And these will go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into everlasting life.

Matthew 24:44

44 Therefore be ye also ready; for at an hour when ye think not, the Son of man cometh.

Luke 21:36

36 But watch at all times, and pray that ye may be able to escape all the things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

1 Peter 3:15

15 but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts. And be ready always to give an answer to every one that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you, but with meekness and fear;

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