'Prepared' in the Bible
Then Abraham took curds and milk, and the calf that he had prepared, and set them before the men. He served them as they ate under the tree.
But he urged them so strongly that they followed him and went into his house. He prepared a feast and baked unleavened bread for them, and they ate.
Laban said, “Come, you who are blessed by the Lord. Why are you standing out here? I have prepared the house and a place for the camels.”
So he prepared a banquet for them, and they ate and drank.
Since the men had heard that they were going to eat a meal there, they prepared their gift for Joseph’s arrival at noon.
The people baked the dough they had brought out of Egypt into unleavened loaves, since it had no yeast; for when they had been driven out of Egypt they could not delay and had not prepared any provisions for themselves.
You will bring them in and plant themon the mountain of Your possession;Lord, You have prepared the placefor Your dwelling;Lord, Your hands have established the sanctuary.
and be prepared by the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.
He said to the people, “Be prepared by the third day. Do not have sexual relations with women.”
“I am going to send an angel before you to protect you on the way and bring you to the place I have prepared.
Be prepared by morning. Come up Mount Sinai in the morning and stand before Me on the mountaintop.
If your gift is a grain offering prepared on a griddle, it must be unleavened bread made of fine flour mixed with oil.
If your gift is a grain offering prepared in a pan, it must be made of fine flour with oil.
It is to be prepared with oil on a griddle; you are to bring it well-kneaded. You must present it as a grain offering of baked pieces, a pleasing aroma to the Lord.
Any grain offering that is baked in an oven or prepared in a pan or on a griddle belongs to the priest who presents it; it is his.
Moses spoke to Aaron and his remaining sons, Eleazar and Ithamar: “Take the grain offering that is left over from the fire offerings to the Lord, and eat it prepared without yeast beside the altar, because it is especially holy.
As the men prepared to go, Joshua commanded them to write down a description of the land, saying, “Go and survey the land, write a description of it, and return to me. I will then cast lots for you here in Shiloh in the presence of the Lord.”
So Gideon went and prepared a young goat and unleavened bread from a half bushel of flour. He placed the meat in a basket and the broth in a pot. He brought them out and offered them to Him under the oak.
His father went to visit the woman, and Samson prepared a feast there, as young men were accustomed to do.
They prepared to leave, putting their small children, livestock, and possessions in front of them.
On the fourth day, they got up early in the morning and prepared to go, but the girl’s father said to his son-in-law, “Have something to eat to keep up your strength and then you can go.”
She and her daughters-in-law prepared to leave the land of Moab, because she had heard in Moab that the Lord had paid attention to His people’s need by providing them food.
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.
So Solomon’s builders and Hiram’s builders, along with the Gebalites, quarried the stone and prepared the timber and stone for the temple’s construction.
He prepared the inner sanctuary inside the temple to put the ark of the Lord’s covenant there.
So they took the bull that he gave them, prepared it, and called on the name of Baal from morning until noon, saying, “Baal, answer us!” But there was no sound; no one answered. Then they danced, hobbling around the altar they had made.
So he prepared a great feast for them. When they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. The Aramean raiders did not come into Israel’s land again.
David built houses for himself in the city of David, and he prepared a place for the ark of God and pitched a tent for it.
David assembled all Israel at Jerusalem to bring the ark of the Lord to the place he had prepared for it.
He said to them, “You are the heads of the Levite families. You and your relatives must consecrate yourselves so that you may bring the ark of the Lord God of Israel to the place I have prepared for it.
Then Solomon began to build the Lord’s temple in Jerusalem on Mount Moriah where the Lord had appeared to his father David, at the site David had prepared on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
He was buried in his own tomb that he had made for himself in the city of David. They laid him out in a coffin that was full of spices and various mixtures of prepared ointments; then they made a great fire in his honor.
Then Hezekiah and all the people rejoiced over how God had prepared the people, for it had come about suddenly.
Hezekiah told them to prepare chambers in the Lord’s temple, and they prepared them.
After all this that Josiah had prepared for the temple, Neco king of Egypt marched up to fight at Carchemish by the Euphrates, and Josiah went out to confront him.
So the family leaders of Judah and Benjamin, along with the priests and Levites—everyone God had motivated—prepared to go up and rebuild the Lord’s house in Jerusalem.
Each day, one ox, six choice sheep, and some fowl were prepared for me. An abundance of all kinds of wine was provided every 10 days. But I didn’t demand the food allotted to the governor, because the burden on the people was so heavy.
Then he said to them, “Go and eat what is rich, drink what is sweet, and send portions to those who have nothing prepared, since today is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, because the joy of the Lord is your stronghold.”
and had prepared a large room for him where they had previously stored the grain offerings, the frankincense, the articles, and the tenths of grain, new wine, and oil prescribed for the Levites, singers, and gatekeepers, along with the contributions for the priests.
“If it pleases the king,” Esther replied, “may the king and Haman come today to the banquet I have prepared for them.”
The king commanded, “Hurry, and get Haman so we can do as Esther has requested.” So the king and Haman went to the banquet Esther had prepared.
“What’s more,” Haman added, “Queen Esther invited no one but me to join the king at the banquet she had prepared. I am invited again tomorrow to join her with the king.
The king asked, “Who is in the court?” Now Haman was just entering the outer court of the palace to ask the king to hang Mordecai on the gallows he had prepared for him.
While they were still speaking with him, the eunuchs of the king arrived and rushed Haman to the banquet Esther had prepared.
They hanged Haman on the gallows he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s anger subsided.
The one who is at ease holds calamity in contemptand thinks it is prepared for those whose feet are slipping.
Now then, I have prepared my case;I know that I am right.
Trouble and distress terrify him,overwhelming him like a king prepared for battle.
He has prepared His deadly weapons;He tips His arrows with fire.
They prepared a net for my steps;I was despondent.They dug a pit ahead of me,but they fell into it!Selah
There I will make a horn grow for David;I have prepared a lamp for My anointed one.
She has prepared her meat; she has mixed her wine;she has also set her table.
The Lord has prepared everything for His purpose—even the wicked for the day of disaster.
Judgments are prepared for mockers,and beatings for the backs of fools.
A horse is prepared for the day of battle,but victory comes from the Lord.
A feast is prepared for laughter,and wine makes life happy,and money is the answer for everything.
This is the plan preparedfor the whole earth,and this is the hand stretched outagainst all the nations.
They have blown the trumpetand prepared everything,but no one goes to war,for My wrath is on all her masses.
You were in Eden, the garden of God.Every kind of precious stone covered you:carnelian, topaz, and diamond,beryl, onyx, and jasper,sapphire, turquoise and emerald.Your mountings and settings were crafted in gold;they were prepared on the day you were created.
“Be prepared and get yourself ready, you and all your company who have been mobilized around you; you will be their guard.
You will eat fat until you are satisfied and drink blood until you are drunk, at My sacrificial feast that I have prepared for you.
Be silent in the presence of the Lord God,for the Day of the Lord is near.Indeed, the Lord has prepared a sacrifice;He has consecrated His guests.
He told them, “You will indeed drink My cup. But to sit at My right and left is not Mine to give; instead, it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by My Father.”
and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?”“Yes,” Jesus told them. “Have you never read: You have preparedpraisefrom the mouths of children and nursing infants?”
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.’
Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.
Then He will also say to those on the left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!
By pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she has prepared Me for burial.
So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover.
But to sit at My right or left is not Mine to give; instead, it is for those it has been prepared for.”
So the disciples went out, entered the city, and found it just as He had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
And he will go before Himin the spirit and power of Elijah,to turn the hearts of fathersto their children,and the disobedientto the understanding of the righteous,to make ready for the Lord a prepared people.
You have prepared itin the presence of all peoples—
“But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life is demanded of you. And the things you have prepared—whose will they be?’
So they went and found it just as He had told them, and they prepared the Passover.
Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared.
And what if He did this to make known the riches of His glory on objects of mercy that He prepared beforehand for glory—
But as it is written:What eye did not see and ear did not hear,and what never entered the human mind—God prepared this for those who love Him.
And the One who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave us the Spirit as a down payment.
For I know your eagerness, and I brag about you to the Macedonians: “Achaia has been prepared since last year,” and your zeal has stirred up most of them.
But I sent the brothers so our boasting about you in the matter would not prove empty, and so you would be prepared just as I said.
For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.
This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand.
So if anyone purifies himself from anything dishonorable, he will be a special instrument, set apart, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.
Therefore, as He was coming into the world, He said:You did not want sacrifice and offering,but You prepared a body for Me.
But they now desire a better place—a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them.
who in the past were disobedient, when God patiently waited in the days of Noah while an ark was being prepared. In it a few—that is, eight people—were saved through water.
And the seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared to blow them.
So the four angels who were prepared for the hour, day, month, and year were released to kill a third of the human race.
The woman fled into the wilderness, where she had a place prepared by God, to be fed there for 1,260 days.
Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory,because the marriage of the Lamb has come,and His wife has prepared herself.
I also saw the Holy City, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.
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