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, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.
Luke 12:39
And know this: that if the husband of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be broken through.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
For ye know well that the day of the Lord shall come as a thief in the night.
Revelation 3:3
Remember, therefore, of that which thou hast received and heard and hold to it and repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come to thee as a thief, and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 16:15
Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watches and keeps his garments lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.

In the which

Psalm 102:26
They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: yea, all of them shall wax old like a garment; as a vesture thou shalt 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 wax old like a garment, and those that dwell therein shall perish in like manner; but my saving health shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall never perish.
Matthew 24:35
The heaven and the earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Mark 13:31
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Romans 8:20
For the creatures were subjected to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected them,
Hebrews 1:11
they shall perish; but thou dost remain; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;
Revelation 20:11
And I saw a great white throne and him that was seated upon it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and their place was not found.
Revelation 21:1
And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

The elements

2 Peter 3:12
waiting for and desiring earnestly for the coming of the day of God, in which the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

General references

Psalm 97:3
A fire shall go before him and burn up his enemies round about.
Psalm 114:4
The mountains skipped like rams and the little hills like lambs.
Proverbs 27:12
A prudent man foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are hurt by it.
Matthew 24:36
But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not even the angels of the heavens, but my Father only.
Mark 13:24
But in those days after that affliction, the sun shall darken, and the moon shall not give her light,
Luke 12:39
And know this: that if the husband of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not have suffered his house to be broken through.