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Theasaurus: Preparation

30 Bible Verses about Preparation

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Ezekiel 38:7

Be ready, and prepare {yourselves}, you and all of your assembly, the assembling around you, and you must be for them as a guard.

Job 11:13

"If you yourself direct your heart and stretch out your hands to him--

Mark 15:42

And [when it] was already evening, since it was the day of preparation (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if someone cleanses himself from these [things], he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Amos 4:12

"Therefore, thus I will do to you, Israel. Because I will do this to you, O Israel, prepare to meet your God!

Jonah 1:17

And Yahweh provided a large fish to swallow up Jonah, and Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Joel 3:9

Proclaim this among the nations: {Prepare for war}! Stir up the mighty warriors; let them approach and come up; [let] all the men of war approach.

Ezekiel 12:3

And you, son of man, prepare for yourself [the] baggage of an exile, and go into exile by day before their eyes. And you must go into exile from your place to another place before their eyes; perhaps they will see that they [are] a house of rebellion.

Malachi 3:1

"Look! I [am] going to send my messenger, and he will prepare [the] way {before me}. And the Lord whom you [are] seeking will come suddenly to his temple, and the messenger of the covenant, [in] whom you [are] taking pleasure--look!--[he is] about to come," says Yahweh of hosts.

1 Corinthians 14:8

For indeed, if the trumpet produces an indistinct sound, who will prepare for battle?

Hebrews 10:5

Therefore, [when he] came into the world, he said, "Sacrifice and offering you did not want, but a body you prepared for me;

From Thematic Bible


Preparation » Day of

Matthew 27:62

Now [on] the next day, which is after the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees assembled before Pilate,

Mark 15:42

And [when it] was already evening, since it was the day of preparation (that is, the day before the Sabbath),

Luke 23:54

And it was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near.

John 19:14

(Now it was the day of preparation of the Passover; it was about the sixth hour.) And he said to the Jews, "Behold your king!"

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

Psalm 63:10

They [who] would {deliver him to the sword} will become a portion for jackals.

Psalm 31:19

How abundant [is] your goodness that you have stored up for [those who] fear you, that you perform for those who take refuge in you before [the] children of humankind.

Isaiah 64:4

And since ancient [times] they have not heard, have not listened, no eye has seen a God except you; he {acts} for the one who waits for him.

Jonah 4:6

And Yahweh God appointed a plant, and he made it grow up over Jonah to be a shade over his head, to save him from his discomfort. And Jonah {was very glad} about the plant.

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

Hebrews 11:16

But now they aspire to a better [land], that is, a heavenly [one]. Therefore God is not ashamed of them, to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

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

Luke 14:17

And he sent his slave at the hour of the banquet to say to those who have been invited, 'Come, because now it is ready!'

Luke 2:31

that you have prepared in the presence of all the peoples,

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

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If with all your heart you [are] turning to Yahweh, remove the foreign gods and Ashtoreths from your midst. Commit your hearts to Yahweh and serve him alone. Then he will deliver you from the hand of [the] Philistines."

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless some good things have been found in regard to you, for you burned the Asherahs out of the land and set your heart to seek God."

Preparation » Spiritual » Abandonment of idols

1 Samuel 7:3

And Samuel spoke to all the house of Israel, saying, "If with all your heart you [are] turning to Yahweh, remove the foreign gods and Ashtoreths from your midst. Commit your hearts to Yahweh and serve him alone. Then he will deliver you from the hand of [the] Philistines."

2 Chronicles 19:3

Nevertheless some good things have been found in regard to you, for you burned the Asherahs out of the land and set your heart to seek God."

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

Revelation 7:13-14

And one of the elders answered, saying to me, "These who are dressed [in] the white robes--who are [they], and from where have they come?" And I said to him, "My lord, you know." And he said to me, "These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation, and have 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

and they gathered their brothers and sanctified themselves, and they went in according to the command of the king because of the words of Yahweh, to purify the house of Yahweh.

Preparation » Spiritual » Cleansing of God's temple

2 Chronicles 29:15

and they gathered their brothers and sanctified themselves, and they went in according to the command of the king because of the words of Yahweh, to purify the house of Yahweh.

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

2 Kings 3:16-17

He said, "Thus says Yahweh, 'Make this wadi {full of cisterns},' for thus says Yahweh, 'You will see neither wind nor rain, yet this wadi will be full of water; and you and all of your livestock and your animals shall drink.'

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

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if someone cleanses himself from these [things], he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.

Preparation » Spiritual » Personal purification

2 Timothy 2:21

Therefore, if someone cleanses himself from these [things], he will be a vessel for honorable use, 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 to her, "Go, ask for yourself [some] containers from the streets, from all your neighbors. {You must collect as many empty containers as you can}! You must also go and shut the door behind you and your children, and you must pour out [oil] into all of these containers and set the filled [ones] aside."

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

Matthew 22:4

Again he sent other slaves, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened [cattle] have been slaughtered, and everything [is] ready. Come to the wedding celebration!" '

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

2 Kings 5:10

Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, "Go, you must wash seven times in the Jordan, then your flesh shall return to you, and you shall be clean."

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

Joel 2:12-13

"And even now," {declares} Yahweh, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, and weeping, and wailing." Rend your hearts and not your garments, and return to Yahweh your God, because he [is] gracious and compassionate, {slow to anger} and great in loyal love, and relenting from harm.

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

Hosea 10:12

Sow for yourselves righteousness; {reap loyal love}. Break up for yourself fallow ground; [it is] time to seek Yahweh so he will come and rain righteousness upon you.

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

Jesus said, "Take away the stone." Martha, the sister of the one who had died, said to him, "Lord, he is stinking already, because it has been four days."

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

Luke 1:17

And he will go on before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to prepare for the Lord a people made ready."

Preparation » Spiritual » Returning unto the lord

Luke 1:17

And he will go on before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous, to prepare for the Lord a people made ready."

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

John 9:7

And he said to him, "Go, wash in the pool of Siloam" (which is translated "sent"). So he went and 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

"Let me know, O Yahweh, my end, and what is the measure of my days. Let me know how transient I [am]."

Preparation For Burial

43;12;7

So Jesus said, "Leave her alone, so that she may keep it for the day of my preparation for burial.