'Ready' in the Bible
And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes.
And when Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the steward of his house, Bring the men into the house, and slay, and make ready; for the men shall dine with me at noon.
And they made ready the present against Joseph's coming at noon: for they heard that they should eat bread there.
And Joseph made ready his chariot, and went up to meet Israel his father, to Goshen; and he presented himself unto him, and fell on his neck, and wept on his neck a good while.
And he made ready his chariot, and took his people with him:
And Moses cried unto Jehovah, saying, What shall I do unto this people? They are almost ready to stone me.
and be ready against the third day; for the third day Jehovah will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not near a woman.
And be ready by the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me on the top of the mount.
but we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
And thou shalt answer and say before Jehovah thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there, few in number; and he became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before Jehovah unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city; go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:
And Gideon went in, and made ready a kid, and unleavened cakes of an ephah of meal: the flesh he put in a basket, and he put the broth in a pot, and brought it out unto him under the oak, and presented it.
And Manoah said unto the angel of Jehovah, I pray thee, let us detain thee, that we may make ready a kid for thee.
And the angel of Jehovah said unto Manoah, Though thou detain me, I will not eat of thy bread; and if thou wilt make ready a burnt-offering, thou must offer it unto Jehovah. For Manoah knew not that he was the angel of Jehovah.
Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched grain, and a hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.
And the king's servants said unto the king, Behold, thy servants are ready to do whatsoever my lord the king shall choose.
But the people said, Thou shalt not go forth: for if we flee away, they will not care for us; neither if half of us die, will they care for us: but thou art worth ten thousand of us; therefore now it is better that thou be ready to succor us out of the city.
And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready at the quarry; and there was neither hammer nor axe nor any tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building.
And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a cloud out of the sea, as small as a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Make ready thy chariot , and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
And Joram said, Make ready. And they made ready his chariot. And Joram king of Israel and Ahaziah king of Judah went out, each in his chariot, and they went out to meet Jehu, and found him in the portion of Naboth the Jezreelite.
Then David the king stood up upon his feet, and said, Hear me, my brethren, and my people: as for me, it was in my heart to build a house of rest for the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and for the footstool of our God; and I had made ready for the building.
Then Solomon began to build the house of Jehovah at Jerusalem on mount Moriah, where Jehovah appeared unto David his father, which he made ready in the place that David had appointed, in the threshing-floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
and next to him Jehozabad and with him a hundred and fourscore thousand ready prepared for war.
this Ezra went up from Babylon: and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which Jehovah, the God of Israel, had given; and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of Jehovah his God upon him.
and refused to obey, neither were mindful of thy wonders that thou didst among them, but hardened their neck, and in their rebellion appointed a captain to return to their bondage. But thou art a God ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, and forsookest them not.
A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, that they should be ready against that day.
A copy of the writing, that the decree should be given out in every province, was published unto all the peoples, and that the Jews should be ready against that day to avenge themselves on their enemies.
Let them curse it that curse the day, Who are ready to rouse up leviathan.
To him that is ready to faint kindness'should be showed from his friend; Even to him that forsaketh the fear of the Almighty.
In the thought of him that is at ease there is contempt for misfortune; It is ready for them whose foot slippeth.
He wandereth abroad for bread,'saying , Where is it? He knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand.
Distress and anguish make him afraid; They prevail against him, as a king ready to the battle.
And he hath dwelt in desolate cities, In houses which no man inhabited, Which were ready to become heaps;
My spirit is consumed, my days are extinct, The grave is ready for me.
His strength shall be hunger-bitten, And calamity shall be ready at his side.
The blessing of him that was ready to perish came upon me; And I caused the widow's heart to sing for joy.
Behold, my breast is as wine which hath no vent; Like new wine-skins it is ready to burst.
If a man turn not, he will whet his sword; He hath bent his bow, and made it ready.
For, lo, the wicked bend the bow, They make ready their arrow upon the string, That they may shoot in darkness at the upright in heart;
For thou wilt make them turn their back; Thou wilt make ready with thy bowstrings against their face.
For I am ready to fall, And my sorrow is continually before me.
My heart overfloweth with a goodly matter; I speak the things which I have made touching the king: My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive, And abundant in lovingkindness unto all them that call upon thee.
I am afflicted and ready to die from my youth up: While I suffer thy terrors I am distracted.
Let thy hand be ready to help me; For I have chosen thy precepts.
Deliver them that are carried away unto death, And those that are ready to be slain see that thou hold back.
Prepare thy work without, And make it ready for thee in the field; And afterwards build thy house.
Give strong drink unto him that is ready to perish, And wine unto the bitter in soul:
And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great trumpet shall be blown; and they shall come that were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and they that were outcasts in the land of Egypt; and they shall worship Jehovah in the holy mountain at Jerusalem.
therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly in an instant.
For a Topheth is prepared of old; yea, for the king it is made ready; he hath made it deep and large; the pile thereof is fire and much wood; the breath of Jehovah, like a stream of brimstone, doth kindle it.
And the heart of the rash shall understand knowledge, and the tongue of the stammerers shall be ready to speak plainly.
Jehovah is ready to save me: Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life in the house of Jehovah.
and hast forgotten Jehovah thy Maker, that stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and fearest continually all the day because of the fury of the oppressor, when he maketh ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor?
They have blown the trumpet, and have made all ready; but none goeth to the battle; for my wrath is upon all the multitude thereof.
Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made, well : but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you out of my hands?
For they have made ready their heart like an oven, while they lie in wait: their baker sleepeth all the night; in the morning it burneth as a flaming fire.
Their hands are upon that which is evil to do it diligently; the prince asketh, and the judge is ready for a reward; and the great man, he uttereth the evil desire of his soul: thus they weave it together.
For this is he that was spoken of through Isaiah the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight.
Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner; my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage feast.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy.
Therefore be ye also ready; for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.
And while they went away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage feast: and the door was shut.
Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the passover?
And the disciples did as Jesus appointed them; and they made ready the passover.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight;
And on the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover, his disciples say unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and make ready that thou mayest eat the passover?
And he will himself show you a large upper room furnished and ready: and there make ready for us.
And the disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
And he shall go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people prepared for him .
Yea and thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most High: For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways;
as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make ye ready the way of the Lord, Make his paths straight.
and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
Be ye also ready: for in an hour that ye think not the Son of man cometh.
And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and made not ready, nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many'stripes ;
and he sent forth his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
and will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink?
And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and make ready for us the passover, that we may eat.
And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we make ready?
And he will show you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.
And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready the passover.
And he said unto him, Lord, with thee I am ready to go both to prison and to death.
Jesus therefore saith unto them, My time is not yet come; but your time is always ready.
and he became hungry, and desired to eat: but while they made ready, he fell into a trance;
Then Paul answered, What do ye, weeping and breaking my heart? for I am ready not to be bound only, but also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.
Now therefore do ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you, as though ye would judge of his case more exactly: and we, before he comes near, are ready to slay him.
Do not thou therefore yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, who have bound themselves under a curse, neither to eat nor to drink till they have slain him: and now are they ready, looking for the promise from thee.
And he called unto him two of the centurions, and said, Make ready two hundred soldiers to go as far as Caesarea, and horsemen threescore and ten, and spearmen two hundred, at the third hour of the night:
So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you also that are in Rome.
I thought it necessary therefore to entreat the brethren, that they would go before unto you, and make up beforehand your aforepromised bounty, that the same might be ready as a matter of bounty, and not of extortion.
so as to preach the gospel even unto the parts beyond you, and not to glory in another's province in regard of things ready to our hand.
Behold, this is the third time I am ready to come to you; and I will not be a burden to you: for I seek not yours, but you: for the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.
that they do good, that they be rich in good works, that they be ready to distribute, willing to communicate;
Put them in mind to be in subjection to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready unto every good work,
who by the power of God are guarded through faith unto a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear:
who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the living and the dead.
Tend the flock of God which is among you, exercising the oversight, not of constraint, but willingly, according to the will of God; nor yet for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;