Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
The end of all things is near; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
"Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.
"It will be just the same on the day that the Son of Man is revealed.
Stand firm therefore, HAVING GIRDED YOUR LOINS WITH TRUTH, and HAVING PUT ON THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS,
'Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste--it is the LORD'S Passover.
Then the hand of the LORD was on Elijah, and he girded up his loins and outran Ahab to Jezreel.
Then he said to Gehazi, "Gird up your loins and take my staff in your hand, and go your way; if you meet any man, do not salute him, and if anyone salutes you, do not answer him; and lay my staff on the lad's face."
"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
"Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, And faithfulness the belt about His waist.
"Now, gird up your loins and arise, and speak to them all which I command you Do not be dismayed before them, or I will dismay you before them.
"But will he not say to him, 'Prepare something for me to eat, and properly clothe yourself and serve me while I eat and drink; and afterward you may eat and drink'?
"Be on guard, so that your hearts will not be weighted down with dissipation and drunkenness and the worries of life, and that day will not come on you suddenly like a trap;
Let us behave properly as in the day, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual promiscuity and sensuality, not in strife and jealousy.
For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, so that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
so that you are not lacking in any gift, awaiting eagerly the revelation of our Lord Jesus Christ,
But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
so then let us not sleep as others do, but let us be alert and sober.
and to give relief to you who are afflicted and to us as well when the Lord Jesus will be revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in flaming fire,
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
but Christ was faithful as a Son over His house--whose house we are, if we hold fast our confidence and the boast of our hope firm until the end.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil,
so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time for salvation without reference to sin, to those who eagerly await Him.
Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;
And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.