'Preparation' in the Bible
This food should be held in storage for the land in preparation for the seven years of famine that will occur throughout the land of Egypt. In this way the land will survive the famine."
On the first day you shall hold a solemn and holy assembly, and on the seventh day there shall be a solemn and holy assembly; no kind of work shall be done in them, save [preparation of] that which every person must eat -- "that only may be done by you.
Upon man's flesh shall it not be poured, neither shall ye make any like it, after the preparation of it: it is holy holy shall it be unto you.
So get up and sanctify the people. Tell them, "Sanctify yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, because this is what the LORD God of Israel, says: "There are things turned over to destruction among you, Israel. You won't be able to defeat your enemies until you remove what has been turned over to destruction.
When the Israelis heard that announcement, the entire community of the Israelis gathered together at Shiloh in preparation for war.
And they were there with David three days, eating and drinking; for their brethren had made preparation for them.
And David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be builded for the LORD must be exceeding magnifical, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore now make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.
and rejoice doth Hezekiah and all the people, because of God's giving preparation to the people, for the thing hath been suddenly.
In the seventh [month], on the fifteenth day of the month, he shall make the same provision and preparation for the seven days of the feast, for sin offerings, burnt offerings, bloodless or meal offerings, and for the oil.
The shield of his mighty men is made red, the valiant men are in scarlet: the chariots shall be with flaming torches in the day of his preparation, and the fir trees shall be terribly shaken.
"Again he sent other servants with a message to those who were invited. "'My breakfast is now ready," he said, 'my bullocks and fat cattle are killed, and every preparation is made: come to the wedding.'
Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,
She has done what she could. She poured perfume on my body in preparation for my burial.
Then he will himself show you a large room upstairs, ready furnished: there make preparation for us."
And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,
But Martha was distracted with much preparation, so she approached [and] said, "Lord, is it not a concern to you that my sister has left me alone to make preparations? Then tell her that she should help me!"
And that servant who has been told his Master's will and yet made no preparation and did not obey His will, will receive many lashes.
And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.
The reaper gets pay and gathers in a crop in preparation for the Life of the Ages, that so the sower and the reapers may rejoice together.
Jesus therefore said, Suffer her to have kept this for the day of my preparation for burial;
And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!
The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
Now before faith came about, we were held in custody and confined under the Law in preparation for the faith that was to be revealed.
And beware of grieving the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you have been sealed in preparation for the day of Redemption.
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
For of this I am confident, that He who has begun a good work within you will go on to perfect it in preparation for the day of Jesus Christ.
so that you may be men of transparent character, and may be blameless, in preparation for the day of Christ,
The Lord will deliver me from every cruel attack and will keep me safe in preparation for His heavenly Kingdom. To Him be the glory until the Ages of the Ages! Amen.
But the present heavens and the present earth are, by the command of the same God, kept stored up, reserved for fire in preparation for a day of judgement and of destruction for the ungodly.
And angels--those who did not keep the position originally assigned to them, but deserted their own proper abode--He reserves in everlasting bonds, in darkness, in preparation for the judgement of the great day.