1 Peter 1:13
Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
And be ready by the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
And he said unto the people, Be ready by the third day: come not near your wives.
And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present yourself there to me in the top of the mount.
1 Kings 18:46
And the hand of the LORD was on Elijah; and he girded up his loins, and ran before Ahab to the entrance of Jezreel.
Gird up now your loins like a man; for I will demand of you, and you answer me.
Gird up your loins now like a man: I will demand of you, and declare you unto me.
2 Kings 4:29
Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up your loins, and take my staff in your hand, and go your way: if you meet any man, greet him not; and if any greet you, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face of the child.
2 Kings 9:1
And Elisha the prophet called one of the children of the prophets, and said unto him, Gird up your loins, and take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth-gilead:
The LORD has made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girded his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
They have blown the trumpet, even to make all ready; but none goes to the battle: for my wrath is upon all their multitude.
Prepare your work outside, and make it fit for yourself in the field; and afterwards build your house.
Be prepared, and prepare for yourself, you, and all your company that are assembled unto you, and be a guard for them.
He that dashes in pieces has come up before your face: keep the fortress, watch the road, make your flanks strong, fortify your power mightily.
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
And he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.
Now therefore you with the council inform the chief captain that he bring him down unto you tomorrow, as though you would inquire something more exactly concerning him: and we, before he comes near, are ready to kill him.
Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work,
And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.
But do not yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a promise from you.
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
And the four angels were loosed, who were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, to slay the third part of men.