'Prepare' in the Bible
Meanwhile, Abraham ran to the herd and got a tender, choice calf. He gave it to a young man, who hurried to prepare it.
When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to his steward, “Take the men to my house. Slaughter an animal and prepare it, for they will eat with me at noon.”
Now Jacob had sent Judah ahead of him to Joseph to prepare for his arrival at Goshen. When they came to the land of Goshen,
Moses responded, “You must also let us have sacrifices and burnt offerings to prepare for Yahweh our God.
On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather on other days.”
Prepare from these a holy anointing oil, a scented blend, the work of a perfumer; it will be holy anointing oil.
Prepare expertly blended incense from these; it is to be seasoned with salt, pure and holy.
The sons of Aaron the priest will prepare a fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.
He must prepare the second bird as a burnt offering according to the regulation. In this way the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the sin he has committed, and he will be forgiven.
The priest, who is one of Aaron’s sons and will be anointed to take his place, is to prepare it. It must be completely burned as a permanent portion for the Lord.
You are also to prepare one male goat as a sin offering, and two male lambs a year old as a fellowship sacrifice.
Prepare a quart of wine as a drink offering with the burnt offering or sacrifice of each lamb.
“If you prepare a grain offering with a ram, it must be four quarts of fine flour mixed with a third of a gallon of oil.
“If you prepare a young bull as a burnt offering or as a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a fellowship offering to the Lord,
This is how you must prepare each of them, no matter how many.
“Every Israelite is to prepare these things in this way when he presents a fire offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
When a foreigner resides with you or someone else is among you and wants to prepare a fire offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, he is to do exactly as you do throughout your generations.
and if it was done unintentionally without the community’s awareness, the entire community is to prepare one young bull for a burnt offering as a pleasing aroma to the Lord, with its grain offering and drink offering according to the regulation, and one male goat as a sin offering.
Then Balaam said to Balak, “Build me seven altars here and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”
Balaam told Balak, “Build me seven altars here and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me.”
“Moses My servant is dead. Now you and all the people prepare to cross over the Jordan to the land I am giving the Israelites.
“Please stay here,” Manoah told Him, “and we will prepare a young goat for You.”
The Angel of the Lord said to him, “If I stay, I won’t eat your food. But if you want to prepare a burnt offering, offer it to the Lord.” For Manoah did not know He was the Angel of the Lord.
“Now then, prepare one new cart and two milk cows that have never been yoked. Hitch the cows to the cart, but take their calves away and pen them up.
Now a traveler came to the rich man, but the rich man could not bring himself to take one of his own sheep or cattle to prepare for the traveler who had come to him. Instead, he took the poor man’s lamb and prepared it for his guest.
Jonadab said to him, “Lie down on your bed and pretend you’re sick. When your father comes to see you, say to him, ‘Please let my sister Tamar come and give me something to eat. Let her prepare food in my presence so I can watch and eat from her hand.’”
David sent word to Tamar at the palace: “Please go to your brother Amnon’s house and prepare a meal for him.”
But she said, “As the Lord your God lives, I don’t have anything baked—only a handful of flour in the jar and a bit of oil in the jug. Just now, I am gathering a couple of sticks in order to go prepare it for myself and my son so we can eat it and die.”
Let two bulls be given to us. They are to choose one bull for themselves, cut it in pieces, and place it on the wood but not light the fire. I will prepare the other bull and place it on the wood but not light the fire.
Then Elijah said to the prophets of Baal, “Since you are so numerous, choose for yourselves one bull and prepare it first. Then call on the name of your god but don’t light the fire.”
to prepare logs for me in abundance because the temple I am building will be great and wonderful.
Hezekiah told them to prepare chambers in the Lord’s temple, and they prepared them.
If the king approves of me and if it pleases the king to grant my petition and perform my request, may the king and Haman come to the banquet I will prepare for them. Tomorrow I will do what the king has asked.”
Refute me if you can.Prepare your case against me; take your stand.
Teach us what we should say to Him;we cannot prepare our case because of our darkness.
You prepare a table before mein the presence of my enemies;You anoint my head with oil;my cup overflows.
You visit the earth and water it abundantly,enriching it greatly.God’s stream is filled with water,for You prepare the earth in this way,providing people with grain.
Righteousness will go before Himto prepare the way for His steps.
Complete your outdoor work, and prepare your field;afterward, build your house.
Band together, peoples, and be broken;pay attention, all you distant lands;prepare for war, and be broken;prepare for war, and be broken.
Prepare a place of slaughter for his sons,because of the iniquity of their fathers.They will never rise up to possess a landor fill the surface of the earth with cities.
Prepare a table, and spread out a carpet!Eat and drink!Rise up, you princes, and oil the shields!
The Lord of Hosts will prepare a feastfor all the peoples on this mountain—a feast of aged wine, choice meat, finely aged wine.
A voice of one crying out:Prepare the way of the Lord in the wilderness;make a straight highway for our God in the desert.
He said,“Build it up, build it up, prepare the way,remove every obstacle from My people’s way.”
Go out, go out through the gates;prepare a way for the people!Build it up, build up the highway;clear away the stones!Raise a banner for the peoples.
But you who abandon the Lord,who forget My holy mountain,who prepare a table for Fortuneand fill bowls of mixed wine for Destiny,
Announce it in Egypt, and proclaim it in Migdol!Proclaim it in Memphis and in Tahpanhes!Say: Take positions! Prepare yourself,for the sword devours all around you.
Raise up a signal flagagainst the walls of Babylon;fortify the watch post;set the watchmen in place;prepare the ambush.For the Lord has both planned and accomplishedwhat He has threatenedagainst those who live in Babylon.
Among the slainthey prepare a resting place for Elamwith all her hordes.Her graves are all around her.All of them are uncircumcised,slain by the sword,although their terror was once spreadin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.They are placed among the slain.
You must also prepare a grain offering every morning along with it: three quarts, with one-third of a gallon of oil to moisten the fine flour—a grain offering to the Lord. This is a permanent statute to be observed regularly.
“With a large army he will stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South. The king of the South will prepare for battle with an extremely large and powerful army, but he will not succeed, because plots will be made against him.
Proclaim this among the nations:Prepare for holy war;rouse the warriors;let all the men of war advance and attack!
Therefore, Israel, that is what I will do to you,and since I will do that to you,Israel, prepare to meet your God!
Woe to those who dream up wickednessand prepare evil plans on their beds!At morning light they accomplish itbecause the power is in their hands.
The Lord has issued an order concerning you:There will be no offspringto carry on your name.I will eliminate the carved idol and cast imagefrom the house of your gods;I will prepare your grave,for you are contemptible.
For he is the one spoken of through the prophet Isaiah, who said:A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:Prepare the way for the Lord;make His paths straight!
This is the one it is written about:Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You;he will prepare Your way before You.
On the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do You want us to prepare the Passover so You may eat it?”
As it is written in Isaiah the prophet:Look, I am sending My messenger ahead of You,who will prepare Your way.
A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:Prepare the way for the Lord;make His paths straight!
On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrifice the Passover lamb, His disciples asked Him, “Where do You want us to go and prepare the Passover so You may eat it?”
And child, you will be calleda prophet of the Most High,for you will go before the Lordto prepare His ways,
as it is written in the book of the words of the prophet Isaiah:A voice of one crying out in the wilderness:Prepare the way for the Lord;make His paths straight!
This is the one it is written about:Look, I am sending My messengerahead of You;he will prepare Your way before You.
And that slave who knew his master’s will and didn’t prepare himself or do it will be severely beaten.
Instead, will he not tell him, ‘Prepare something for me to eat, get ready, and serve me while I eat and drink; later you can eat and drink’?
Therefore make up your minds not to prepare your defense ahead of time,
Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us, so we can eat it.”
“Where do You want us to prepare it?” they asked Him.
In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place for you.
If I go away and prepare a place for you, I will come back and receive you to Myself, so that where I am you may be also.
In fact, if the trumpet makes an unclear sound, who will prepare for battle?
But meanwhile, also prepare a guest room for me, for I hope that through your prayers I will be restored to you.
The sixth poured out his bowl on the great river Euphrates, and its water was dried up to prepare the way for the kings from the east.