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Theasaurus: Preparation

30 Bible Verses about Preparation

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Ezekiel 38:7

"Be prepared and get yourself ready, you and all your company who have been mobilized around you; you will be their guard.

Job 11:13

As for you, if you redirect your heart and lift up your hands to Him [in prayer]-

Mark 15:42

When it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

2 Timothy 2:21

So if anyone purifies himself from these things, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Amos 4:12

Therefore, Israel, that is what I will do to you, and since I will do that to you, Israel, prepare to meet your God!

Jonah 1:17

Then the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the fish three days and three nights.

Joel 3:9

Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare for holy war; rouse the warriors; let all the men of war advance and attack!

Ezekiel 12:3

"Son of man, pack your bags for exile and go into exile in their sight during the day. You will go into exile from your place to another place while they watch; perhaps they will understand, though they are a rebellious house.

Malachi 3:1

"See, I am going to send My messenger, and he will clear the way before Me. Then the Lord you seek will suddenly come to His temple, the Messenger of the covenant you desire-see, He is coming," says the Lord of Hosts.

1 Corinthians 14:8

In fact, if the trumpet makes an unclear sound, who will prepare for battle?

Hebrews 10:5

Therefore, as He was coming into the world, He said: You did not want sacrifice and offering, but You prepared a body for Me.

From Thematic Bible


Preparation » Day of

Matthew 27:62

The next day, which followed the preparation day, the chief priests and the Pharisees gathered before Pilate

Mark 15:42

When it was already evening, because it was preparation day (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

Luke 23:54

It was preparation day, and the Sabbath was about to begin.

John 19:14

It was the preparation day for the Passover, and it was about six in the morning. Then he told the Jews, "Here is your king!"

Preparation » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » Treasures of goodness

Psalm 63:10

They will be given over to the power of the sword; they will become the jackals' prey.

Psalm 31:19

How great is Your goodness that You have stored up for those who fear You, and accomplished in the sight of everyone for those who take refuge in You.

Isaiah 64:4

From ancient times no one has heard, no one has listened, no eye has seen any God except You, who acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him.

Jonah 4:6

Then the Lord God appointed a plant, and it grew up to provide shade over Jonah's head to ease his discomfort. Jonah was greatly pleased with the plant.

Preparation » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » A heavenly home

Preparation » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » A glorious inheritance

Luke 14:17

At the time of the banquet, he sent his slave to tell those who were invited, 'Come, because everything is now ready.'

Luke 2:31

You have prepared [it] in the presence of all peoples-

Preparation » For blessings spiritual preparation, steps required in » Abandonment of idols

1 Samuel 7:3

Samuel told them, "If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, get rid of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths that are among you, dedicate yourselves to the Lord, and worship only Him. Then He will rescue you from the hand of the Philistines."

2 Chronicles 19:3

However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have decided to seek God."

Preparation » Spiritual » Abandonment of idols

1 Samuel 7:3

Samuel told them, "If you are returning to the Lord with all your heart, get rid of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths that are among you, dedicate yourselves to the Lord, and worship only Him. Then He will rescue you from the hand of the Philistines."

2 Chronicles 19:3

However, some good is found in you, for you have removed the Asherah poles from the land and have decided to seek God."

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No entrance into heaven without cleansing

Revelation 7:13-14

Then one of the elders asked me, "Who are these people robed in white, and where did they come from?" I said to him, "Sir, you know." Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

Preparation » For blessings spiritual preparation, steps required in » Cleansing of God's temple

2 Chronicles 29:15

They gathered their brothers together, consecrated themselves, and went according to the king's command by the words of the Lord to cleanse the Lord's temple.

Preparation » Spiritual » Cleansing of God's temple

2 Chronicles 29:15

They gathered their brothers together, consecrated themselves, and went according to the king's command by the words of the Lord to cleanse the Lord's temple.

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No water for the army until ditches were dug

2 Kings 3:16-17

Then he said, "This is what the Lord says: 'Dig ditch after ditch in this wadi.' For the Lord says, 'You will not see wind or rain, but the wadi will be filled with water, and you will drink-you and your cattle and your animals.'

Preparation » For blessings spiritual preparation, steps required in » Personal purification

2 Timothy 2:21

So if anyone purifies himself from these things, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Preparation » Spiritual » Personal purification

2 Timothy 2:21

So if anyone purifies himself from these things, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No oil until the vessels were gathered

2 Kings 4:3-4

Then he said, "Go and borrow empty containers from everyone-from all your neighbors. Do not get just a few. Then go in and shut the door behind you and your sons, and pour oil into all these containers. Set the full ones to one side."

Preparation » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » A spiritual feast

Matthew 22:4

Again, he sent out other slaves, and said, 'Tell those who are invited: Look, I've prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet. '

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No healing until the leper had dipped seven times

2 Kings 5:10

Then Elisha sent him a messenger, who said, "Go wash seven times in the Jordan and your flesh will be restored and you will be clean."

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No reconciliation without repentance

Joel 2:12-13

Even now- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Tear your hearts, not just your clothes, and return to the Lord your God. For He is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger, rich in faithful love, and He relents from sending disaster.

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No harvest until the ground had been broken up

Hosea 10:12

Sow righteousness for yourselves and reap faithful love; break up your untilled ground. It is time to seek the Lord until He comes and sends righteousness on you like the rain.

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No messiah until the way had been prepared

Preparation » Divine preparation for the needs of believers » Overflowing blessings

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No resurrection until the stone is removed

John 11:39

"Remove the stone," Jesus said. Martha, the dead man's sister, told Him, "Lord, he already stinks. It's been four days."

Preparation » For blessings spiritual preparation, steps required in » Returning unto the lord

Luke 1:17

And he will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

Preparation » Spiritual » Returning unto the lord

Luke 1:17

And he will go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the disobedient to the understanding of the righteous, to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.

Preparation » Preparation precedes blessing, general illustrations of » No vision without obedience

John 9:7

"Go," He told him, "wash in the pool of Siloam" (which means "Sent"). So he left, washed, and came back seeing.

Salt » Illustrative » Preparation » The wicked » For destruction

Mark 9:49

For everyone will be salted with fire.

Topics on Preparation

Death, Preparation For

19;39;4

"Lord, reveal to me the end of my life and the number of my days. Let me know how transitory I am.

Preparation For Burial

43;12;7

Jesus answered, "Leave her alone; she has kept it for the day of My burial.

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