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

General references

Bible References

As a

Matthew 24:42
watch therefore, for ye know not at what hour your Lord shall come.
Luke 12:39
if the master of a house knew at what hour the thief would come, no doubt he would be on his guard, and not suffer him to break into his house.
1 Thessalonians 5:2
for you very well know, that the day of the Lord steals on like a thief in the night.
Revelation 3:3
remember therefore what thou hast received and heard: observe it and repent. if therefore thou art not vigilant, I will come upon thee as a thief, thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.
Revelation 16:15
"I shall come with surprize, happy he that is upon the watch, and keepeth his garments pure, that his vices may not put him to shame."

In the which

Matthew 24:35
heaven and earth may fail, but my words shall never fail.
Mark 13:31
heaven and earth shall fail, but my words shall never fail.
Romans 8:20
who were not, by their own choice, expos'd to this uncertain state, but by virtue of him, who subjected them thereto:
Hebrews 1:11
they shall perish, but thou shalt remain: and they all shall come to an end like an old garment;
Revelation 20:11
Then I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose presence the earth and the heaven fled away, so that they disappear'd.
Revelation 21:1
Afterwards I saw a new heaven, and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were vanished; and there was no more sea .

The elements

2 Peter 3:12
expecting, and vehemently desiring the day of the Lord would come, when the heavens all on fire shall be dissolv'd, and the elements shall melt with intense heat.

General references

Matthew 24:36
As to the day and hour, that no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but the father only.
Mark 13:24
Now after the time of that distress, the sun shall be dark, and the moon shall give no light:
Luke 12:39
if the master of a house knew at what hour the thief would come, no doubt he would be on his guard, and not suffer him to break into his house.