Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

The elements

Bible References

As a

Matthew 24:42
Watch therefore, because ye know not at what hour your Lord comes.
Luke 12:39
But know this, that if the house-ruler had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For ye yourselves know accurately that the day of Lord so comes as a thief in the night.
Revelation 3:3
Remember therefore how thou have received and heard, and be on guard, and repent. If therefore thou will not watch, I will come upon thee as a thief, and thou will, no, not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 16:15
(Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, so that he may not walk naked, and they see his shame.)

In the which

Psalm 102:26
They shall perish, but thou shall endure. Yea, all of them shall grow old like a garment. As a vesture thou shall change them, and they shall be changed,
Isaiah 51:6
Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath. For the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall grow old like a garment, and those who dwell in it shall die in like manner. But my salvation shal
Matthew 24:35
The sky and the earth will pass away, but my words may, no, not pass away.
Mark 13:31
The sky and the earth will pass away, but my words may, no, not pass away.
Romans 8:20
For the creation was made subject to futility, not willingly, but because of him who subjected it in hope.
Hebrews 1:11
They will perish, but thou are permanent. And they will all become old as a garment.
Revelation 20:11
And I saw a great white throne, and him who sits upon it, from whose face the earth and the sky fled away, and no place was found for them.
Revelation 21:1
And I saw a new sky and a new earth, for the first sky and the first earth passed away, and the sea is no more.

The elements

2 Peter 3:12
anticipating and hastening the coming of the day of God, by which the heavens, being made fiery hot, will be disintegrated, and the elements dissolve, being intensely hot?

General references

Psalm 97:3
A fire goes before him, and burns up his adversaries round about.
Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams, the little hills like lambs.
Proverbs 27:12
A prudent man sees the evil, [and] hides himself. The simple pass on, [and] suffer for it.
Matthew 24:36
But about that day and hour no man knows, not even the agents of the heavens, except my Father only.
Mark 13:24
But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light,
Luke 12:39
But know this, that if the house-ruler had known in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.