'Ready' in the Bible
Israel said to Joseph, “Your brothers, you know, are pasturing the flocks at Shechem. Get ready. I’m sending you to them.”“I’m ready,” Joseph replied.
Go to Pharaoh in the morning. When you see him walking out to the water, stand ready to meet him by the bank of the Nile. Take in your hand the staff that turned into a snake.
So he got his chariot ready and took his troops with him;
But we will arm ourselves and be ready to go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them into their place. Meanwhile, our dependents will remain in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
“Go through the camp and tell the people, ‘Get provisions ready for yourselves, for within three days you will be crossing the Jordan to go in and take possession of the land the Lord your God is giving you to inherit.’”
He commanded them: “Pay attention. Lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it, and all of you be ready.
Saul commanded him, “Tell me what you did.”Jonathan told him, “I tasted a little honey with the end of the staff I was carrying. I am ready to die!”
On the seventh time, he reported, “There’s a cloud as small as a man’s hand coming from the sea.”Then Elijah said, “Go and tell Ahab, ‘Get your chariot ready and go down so the rain doesn’t stop you.’”
Elisha said to the woman whose son he had restored to life, “Get ready, you and your household, and go and live as a foreigner wherever you can. For the Lord has announced a seven-year famine, and it has already come to the land.”
So the woman got ready and did what the man of God said. She and her household lived as foreigners in the land of the Philistines for seven years.
From the Simeonites: 7,100 brave warriors ready for war.
Look, God and His priests are with us at our head. The trumpets are ready to sound the charge against you. Israelites, don’t fight against the Lord God of your ancestors, for you will not succeed.”
A copy of the text, issued as law throughout every province, was distributed to all the peoples so that they might get ready for that day.
A copy of the text, issued as law throughout every province, was distributed to all the peoples so the Jews could be ready to avenge themselves against their enemies on that day.
His strength is depleted;disaster lies ready for him to stumble.
Get ready to answer Me like a man;when I question you, you will inform Me.
Get ready to answer Me like a man;When I question you, you will inform Me.
If anyone does not repent,God will sharpen His sword;He has strung His bow and made it ready.
For You, Lord, are kind and ready to forgive,rich in faithful love to all who call on You.
May Your hand be ready to help me,for I have chosen Your precepts.
Indeed! Topheth has been readyfor the king for a long time now.Its funeral pyre is deep and wide,with plenty of fire and wood.The breath of the Lord, like a torrent of brimstone,kindles it.
“Now, get ready. Stand up and tell them everything that I command you. Do not be intimidated by them or I will cause you to cower before them.
How can you say, “We are warriors—mighty men ready for battle”?
I have appointed a sword for slaughterat all their gates,so that their hearts may meltand many may stumble.Yes! It is ready to flash like lightning;it is drawn for slaughter.
“Be prepared and get yourself ready, you and all your company who have been mobilized around you; you will be their guard.
Now if you’re ready, when you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, drum, and every kind of music, fall down and worship the statue I made. But if you don’t worship it, you will immediately be thrown into a furnace of blazing fire—and who is the god who can rescue you from my power?”
You took the sheath from Your bow;the arrows are ready to be used with an oath.SelahYou split the earth with rivers.
You pierce his headwith his own spears;his warriors storm out to scatter us,gloating as if ready to secretly devour the weak.
“To build a shrine for it in the land of Shinar,” he told me. “When that is ready, the basket will be placed there on its pedestal.”
“I will come to you in judgment, and I will be ready to witness against sorcerers and adulterers; against those who swear falsely; against those who oppress the widow and the fatherless, and cheat the wage earner; and against those who deny justice to the foreigner. They do not fear Me,” says the Lord of Hosts.
Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.
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 he told his slaves, ‘The banquet is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
This is why you also must be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
“When they had gone to buy some, the groom arrived. Then those who were ready went in with him to the wedding banquet, and the door was shut.
Then He told His disciples to have a small boat ready for Him, so the crowd would not crush Him.
But as soon as the crop is ready, he sends for the sickle, because the harvest has come.”
He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make the preparations for us there.”
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.
Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”
“Be ready for service and have your lamps lit.
Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.
You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”
At the time of the banquet, he sent his slave to tell those who were invited, ‘Come, because everything is now ready.’
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’?
“Lord,” he told Him, “I’m ready to go with You both to prison and to death!”
“Don’t you say, ‘There are still four more months, then comes the harvest’? Listen to what I’m telling you: Open your eyes and look at the fields, for they are ready for harvest.
Then Paul replied, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound but also to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
After these days we got ready and went up to Jerusalem.
So now you, along with the Sanhedrin, make a request to the commander that he bring him down to you as if you were going to investigate his case more thoroughly. However, before he gets near, we are ready to kill him.”
Don’t let them persuade you, because there are more than 40 of them arranging to ambush him, men who have bound themselves under a curse not to eat or drink until they kill him. Now they are ready, waiting for a commitment from you.”
He summoned two of his centurions and said, “Get 200 soldiers ready with 70 cavalry and 200 spearmen to go to Caesarea at nine tonight.
And what if God, desiring to display His wrath and to make His power known, endured with much patience objects of wrath ready for destruction?
Therefore I considered it necessary to urge the brothers to go on ahead to you and arrange in advance the generous gift you promised, so that it will be ready as a gift and not as an extortion.
And we are ready to punish any disobedience, once your obedience has been confirmed.
Now I am ready to come to you this third time. I will not burden you, for I am not seeking what is yours, but you. For children are not obligated to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work,
You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
Therefore, with your minds ready for action, be serious and set your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.