Bible verses about "preparation" | Rotherham

Proverbs 21:31

31 The horse, is prepared for the day of battle, but, to Yahweh, pertaineth the victory.

Ezekiel 38:7

7 Be ready, and show thyself ready, Thou and all thy gathered host who have gathered themselves unto thee,— And become thou for me a guard.

Matthew 24:13

13 But, he that hath endured throughout, the same, shall be saved.

Matthew 24:42

42 Be watching, therefore, for ye know not, on what manner of day, your Lord is coming.

Luke 12:47

47 And, that servant, who had come to know the will of his lord, and neither prepared, nor wrought unto his will, shall be beaten with many stripes;

Luke 14:28

28 For, who from among you, wishing to build a tower, doth not first sit down and count the cost,—whether he hath sufficient for completion;

Luke 21:9-36

9 But, whensoever ye shall hear of wars and revolutions, be not terrified,—for these things, must needs, come to pass first, but, not immediately, is the end. 10 Then, said he unto them—There will rise up, nation against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; 11 As well great earthquakes, as also, in places, pestilences and famines, will there be, as well objects of terror, as also, from heaven, great signs, will there be. 12 And before, all these things, they will thrust upon you their hands, and persecute you, delivering you up into the synagogues and prisons,—when ye have been led away before kings and governors, for the sake of my name; 13 But it shall turn out to you for a witness. 14 Settle, then, in your hearts, not to be studying beforehand, how to make defense; 15 For, I, will give you a mouth and wisdom, which one-and-all who are setting themselves against, you shall be unable to withstand or gainsay. 16 But ye will be delivered up, even by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolk, and friends, and they will put to death some from among you; 17 And ye will be hated by all, because of my name: 18 And, a hair of your head, in nowise shall perish,— 19 By your endurance, shall ye gain your lives for a possession. 20 But whensoever ye shall see Jerusalem, encompassed by armies, then, know, that her desolation hath drawn near. 21 Then they who are in Judaea, let them flee into the mountains, and they who are in her midst, let them go forth,—and they who are in the fields, let them not enter into her; 22 For, days of avenging, are, these, for all the things written to be fulfilled. 23 Alas! for the women with child, and for them who are giving suck, in those days; for there will be great distress upon the land, and anger against this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be carried away captive into all the nations, and, Jerusalem, shall be trodden down by the nations, until the seasons of the nations shall be fulfilled [and shall be]. 25 And there will he signs in sun, and moon, and stars, and, on the earth, anguish of nations in embarrassment—sea and surge resounding,— 26 Men fainting, from fear and expectation of the things overtaking the inhabited earth. For, the powers of the heavens, will be shaken. 27 And, then, will they see the Son of Man—coming in a cloud, with great power and glory. 28 And, when these things are beginning to come to pass, unbend and lift up your heads, because that, your redemption, is drawing near. 29 And he spake a parable unto them: See the fig-tree, and all the trees,— 30 Whensoever they have already budded, seeing it, of yourselves, ye observe that, already near, is, the summer: 31 Thus, ye also, whensoever ye shall see, these, things coming to pass, observe ye, that, near, is the kingdom of God! 32 Verily, I say unto you—In nowise shall this generation pass away, until, all things, shall happen: 33 Heaven and earth, will pass away, but, my word, in nowise will pass away. 34 But be taking heed unto yourselves, lest once your hearts be made heavy—with debauch and drunkenness and anxieties about livelihood, and that day come upon you suddenly, 35 as a snare,—For it will come in by surprise, upon all them that are dwelling on the face of all the earth. 36 But be watching in every season, making supplication, that ye may gain full vigour, to escape all these things that are about to be coming to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

Proverbs 16:1-33

1 To man, belong the preparations of the heart, but, from Yahweh, cometh the answer of the tongue. 2 All the ways of a man, [may be] pure in his own eyes, but, he that testeth spirits, is Yahweh. 3 Roll, upon Yahweh, thy doings, that thy plans, may be established. 4 Everything, hath Yahweh made for its own purpose, yea, even the lawless one, for the day of calamity. 5 An abomination to Yahweh, is every one who is haughty in heart, hand to hand, he shall not be held innocent. 6 By lovingkindness and fidelity, shall iniquity be covered, and, in the revering of Yahweh, is a turning away from wrong. 7 When, acceptable to Yahweh, are the ways of a man, even his enemies, doth he cause to make peace with him. 8 Better a little with righteousness, than large revenues, without justice. 9 A man’s heart, deviseth his way, but, Yahweh, directeth his steps. 10 An oracle, is on the lips of a king, in giving sentence, his mouth must not be unfaithful. 11 The balance and scales of justice, belong to Yahweh, and, his handiwork, are all the weights of the bag. 12 The abomination of kings, is to work lawlessness, for, by righteousness, is established a throne. 13 The delight of kings, are lips of righteousness,—and, the words of uprightness, he loveth. 14 The wrath of a king, [meaneth] messengers of death, but, a man who is wise, will appease it. 15 In the light of a king’s countenance, is life, and, his good-pleasure, is like the cloud of harvest-rain. 16 To acquire wisdom, how much better than gold! and, to get hold of understanding, more choice than silver! 17 The highway of the upright, is to avoid evil, He preserveth his soul, who guardeth his way. 18 Before grievous injury, pride! and, before a fall, haughtiness of spirit! 19 Better is lowliness of spirit, with the patient, than a portion of spoil, with the proud. 20 He that showeth discretion concerning a matter, shall find good, and, he that trusteth in Yahweh, how happy is he! 21 The wise in heart, shall be called intelligent, and, sweetness of lips, increaseth persuasiveness. 22 A well-spring of life, is discretion to its owner, but, the correction of the foolish, is folly. 23 The heart of the wise, giveth discretion to his mouth, and, upon his lips, increaseth persuasiveness. 24 A comb of honey, are pleasant words, sweet to the taste and healing to the bone. 25 There is a way that enticeth a man, but, at the latter end thereof, are the ways of death. 26 The appetite of the toiler, hath toiled for him, for his mouth, hath urged him on. 27 An abandoned man, diggeth up mischief,—and, upon his lips, as it were a fire is scorching. 28 A perverse man, sendeth forth strife, and, a tattler, separateth intimate friends. 29 A ruthless man, enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him in a way, not good. 30 Closing his eyes, to devise perverse things, biting his lips, he hath plotted mischief. 31 A crown of adorning, is a hoary head, in the way of righteousness, it should be found. 32 Better he that is slow to anger, than a hero, and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that captureth a city. 33 Into the lap, is cast the lot, but, from Yahweh, is its every decision.

John 16:33

33 These things, have I spoken unto you, that, in me, ye may have, peace: In the world, ye have, tribulation; but be taking courage,—I, have overcome the world.

Romans 12:1-2

1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, through the compassions of God, to present your bodies a living, holy sacrifice, unto God acceptable,—your rational divine service; 2 And be not configuring yourselves unto this age, but be transforming yourselves by the renewing of your mind, to the end ye may be proving what is the thing willed by God—the good and acceptable and perfect.

Romans 13:11

11 And, this besides,—knowing the season—that it is an hour already for you out of sleep to be wakened; for, now, is our salvation nearer than when we believed:

Proverbs 6:6-8

6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard, observe her ways, and be wise; 7 Which, having no harvest, scribe, or ruler, 8 Prepareth, in the summer, her food, hath collected, in the harvest, her sustenance.

Proverbs 22:3

3 A prudent man, seeth calamity, and hideth himself, but, the simple, pass on, and suffer.

Matthew 25:1-46

1 Then, will the kingdom of the heavens become like unto, ten virgins, who, taking their torches, went forth to meet the bridegroom. 2 Now, five of them, were foolish, and, five, prudent. 3 For, the foolish—though they took, their torches, took not with them, oil: 4 But, the prudent, took oil in their vessels, with their torches. 5 Now, the bridegroom, delaying, they all became drowsy, and were sleeping. 6 And, at midnight, an outcry hath been made—Lo! the bridegroom! Be going forth to meet him! 7 Then, arose all those virgins, and trimmed their torches. 8 And, the foolish, unto the prudent, said—Give us of your oil, because, our torches, are going out. 9 But the prudent, answered, saying—Lest once, by any means, there be not enough for us and you, be going rather unto them that sell, and buy for yourselves 10 But, as they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came; and, they who were ready, went in with him, into the marriage-feast, and, the door was locked. 11 But, afterwards, came the other virgins also, saying—Lord! Lord! open unto us! 12 And, he, answering, said—Verily, I say unto you, I know you not. 13 Be watching, therefore, because ye know, neither the day nor the hour. 14 For it is, just as a man, who, going from home, called his own servants, and delivered up to them his substance; 15 And, to one, indeed, gave he five talents, and, to another, two, and, to another, one,—to each according to his particular ability, and went from home. 16 Straightway, he who, the five talents, had received, went and traded with them, and gained other five: 17 Likewise, he of the two, gained other two: 18 But, he who the one had received, went away, and digged up ground, and hid the silver of his lord. 19 And, after a long time, cometh the lord of those servants, and reckoneth with them. 20 And he who the five talents had received, coming forward, brought other five talents, saying,—Lord! five talents, to me, thou didst deliver up: See! other five talents, I gained. 21 His lord said unto him—Well-done! good and faithful servant,—Over a few things wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. 22 He also of the two talents, coming forward, said—Lord! two talents, to me, didst thou deliver up: See! other two talents, I gained. 23 His lord said unto him—Well-done! good and faithful servant,—Over a few things, wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. 24 But he also who, the one talent, had received, coming forward, said—Lord I knew thee, that thou art a, hard, man, reaping, where thou hast not sown,—and gathering, whence thou hast not winnowed; 25 And, overcome with fear, I went away, and hid thy talent in the ground: See! thou hast what is thine! 26 And his lord, answering, said unto him—O wicked servant, and cowardly, knewest thou that I reap, where I have not sown, and gather, whence I have not winnowed? 27 It was binding on thee, therefore, to cast my silver into the money-changers,—and, I, when I, came, might have obtained what was mine, with interest. 28 Therefore take away, from him, the talent, and give unto him that hath the ten talents; 29 For, to every one that hath, shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away from him: 30 And, the unprofitable servant, cast ye forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 31 But, whensoever the Son of Man shall come in his glory, and all the messengers with him, then will he sit on his throne of glory; 32 And there will be gathered before him, all the nations, and he will separate them one from another, just as, the shepherd! separateth the sheep from the goats,— 33 And he will set, the sheep, indeed, on his right hand, but, the goats, on the left. 34 Then, will the king say to those on his right hand: Come ye, the blessed of my Father! Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; 35 For I hungered, and ye gave me to eat, I thirsted, and ye gave me drink, a stranger, was I, and ye took me home, 36 Naked, and ye clothed me, sick, and ye visited me, in prison, was I, and ye came unto 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 home, or naked, and clothed thee? 39 And, when, saw we thee—sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And, answering, the king will say unto them: Verily, I say unto you—Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my least brethren, unto me, ye did it. 41 Then, will he say unto those also, on his left hand: Depart ye from me, accursed ones! Into the age-abiding fire, which hath been prepared for the adversary and his messengers; 42 For I hungered, and ye gave me not to eat, [and] I was thirsty, and ye gave me not to drink, 43 A stranger, was I, and ye took me not home, 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 ministered not unto thee? 45 Then, will he answer them, saying: Verily, I say unto you—Inasmuch as ye did it not, unto one of these least, neither unto me, did ye it. 46 And, these, shall go away, into, age-abiding, correction, but, the righteous, into, age-abiding, life.

Matthew 24:44

44 Wherefore, ye also, be getting ready, because, in what hour ye are, not thinking, The Son of Man doth come.

Luke 21:36

36 But be watching in every season, making supplication, that ye may gain full vigour, to escape all these things that are about to be coming to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.

1 Peter 3:15

15 But, the Lord Christ, hallow ye in your hearts, ready always for a defence, unto every one that is asking you a reason concerning, the hope within you,—nevertheless, with meekness and reverence:

Proverbs 24:27

27 Prepare, in the open, thy work, and make ready, in the field, for thyself, Afterwards, shalt thou build thy house.

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