30 Important Bible Verses About Preparation

Isaiah 40:3 – Prepare the way for the Lord

“A voice of one calling: ‘In the wilderness prepare the way for the Lord; make straight in the desert a highway for our God.'”

Proverbs 24:27 – Prepare your work outside

“Prepare your work outside and make it ready for yourself in the field; afterwards, then, build your house.”

Joshua 1:11 – Prepare provisions for yourselves

“Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, saying, ‘Prepare provisions for yourselves, for within three days you are to cross this Jordan, to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess it.'”

Matthew 3:3 – Prepare the way of the Lord

“For this is the one referred to by Isaiah the prophet when he said, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make ready the way of the Lord, make His paths straight!”‘”

2 Chronicles 29:5 – Prepare yourselves and consecrate

“Then he said to them, ‘Listen to me, O Levites. Consecrate yourselves now, and consecrate the house of the Lord, the God of your fathers, and carry the uncleanness out from the holy place.”

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Joel 3:9 – Prepare for war

“Proclaim this among the nations: Prepare a war; rouse the mighty men! Let all the soldiers draw near, let them come up!”

Luke 3:4 – Prepare the way for the Lord

“As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.”‘”

Proverbs 21:31 – Prepare the horse for the day of battle

“The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but victory belongs to the Lord.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Prepare your work in the morning

“Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no activity or planning or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol where you are going.”

Exodus 19:11 – Consecrate themselves and prepare for the third day

“And let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day the Lord will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people.”

Proverbs 24:32 – Observe and learn from the preparation of the sluggard

“When I saw, I reflected upon it; I looked, and received instruction.”

Isaiah 62:10 – Prepare the way for the people

“Go through, go through the gates, clear the way for the people; build up, build up the highway, remove the stones, lift up a standard over the peoples.”

Matthew 25:34 – Prepared for you from the foundation of the world

“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.'”

Exodus 34:2 – Prepare two tablets of stone like the former ones

“So be ready by morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself there to Me on the top of the mountain.”

Matthew 3:11 – Prepare your hearts for the Lord

“As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

1 Chronicles 22:5 – Prepare materials for building the temple

“David said, ‘My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the Lord shall be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorious throughout all lands. Therefore, now I will make preparation for it.’ So David made ample preparations before his death.”

Proverbs 6:6 – Consider the ways of the ant and be prepared

“Go to the ant, O lazy one; consider her ways and be wise; which, having no ruler or overseer, provides her provisions in the summer and gathers her food in the harvest.”

Mark 14:12 – Prepare for the Passover

“On the first day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb was being sacrificed, His disciples said to Him, ‘Where do You want us to go and prepare for You to eat the Passover?'”

John 14:2 – Prepared a place for you

“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.”

Galatians 4:4 – But when the fullness of time had come

“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law.”

Nehemiah 2:8 – Letters to the governors to provide me with timber to make beams for the gates

“And a letter to Asaph the keeper of the king’s forest, that he may give me timber to make beams for the gates of the fortress which is by the temple, for the wall of the city and for the house to which I will go.'” And the king granted them to me because the good hand of my God was on me.”

Jeremiah 1:5 – Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you

“Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.”

Luke 12:47 – Shall be beaten with few

“And that slave who knew his master’s will and did not get ready or act in accord with his will, will receive many lashes.”

Romans 13:12 – The day is at hand

“The night is almost gone, and the day is near. Therefore let us lay aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.”

Psalm 104:24 – O Lord, how many are Your works!

“O Lord, how many are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all; the earth is full of Your possessions.”

2 Timothy 2:21 – Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel of honor, sanctified

“Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from these things, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, useful to the Master, prepared for every good work.”

Romans 9:21 – Will you question God?

“Or does not the potter have a right over the clay, to make from the same lump one vessel for honorable use and another for common use?”

John 1:23 – Behold, the Lamb of God

“He said, ‘I am a voice of one crying in the wilderness, “Make straight the way of the Lord,” as Isaiah the prophet said.'”

1 Corinthians 2:9 – Things which eye has not seen

“But just as it is written, ‘Things which eye has not seen and ear has not heard, and which have not entered the heart of man, all that God has prepared for those who love Him.'”

2 Chronicles 27:6 – Prepared his ways before the Lord his God

“So Jotham became mighty because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.”

Psalms 16:8 – I have set the Lord continually before me

“I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”

Matthew 22:4 – Everything is ready, come to the wedding feast

“Again he sent other slaves saying, ‘Tell those who have been invited, “Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fattened livestock are all butchered and everything is ready; come to the wedding feast.”‘”

2 Corinthians 9:5 – Make ready your bountiful gift

“So I thought it necessary to urge the brethren that they would go on ahead to you and arrange beforehand your previously promised bountiful gift, so that the same would be prepared as a bountiful gift and not affected by covetousness.”

Matthew 24:44 – Be ready; for the Son of Man is coming

“For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will.”

Hebrews 11:7 – Prepared an ark for the salvation of his household

“By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.”

1 Peter 1:13 – Prepare your minds for action

“Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

Isaiah 54:17 – No weapon formed against you will prosper

“‘No weapon formed against you will prosper; and every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their vindication is from Me,’ declares the Lord.”

Mark 6:30 – Rest a while and be prepared

“The apostles gathered together with Jesus; and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, ‘Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while.’ (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.)”

Romans 12:13 – Contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality

“Contributing to the needs of the saints, practicing hospitality.”

1 Peter 3:15 – Being ready to make a defense

“But sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence.”

Psalms 119:60 – I hastened and did not delay

“I hastened and did not delay to keep Your commandments.”

Matthew 26:19 – The disciples prepared the Passover

“The disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.”

2 Chronicles 35:6 – Do the work for God

“Now slaughter the Passover animals, sanctify yourselves and prepare for your brethren to do according to the word of the Lord by Moses.”

Acts 24:2 – We enjoy much peace

“And after Paul had been summoned, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying to the governor, ‘Since we have through you attained much peace, and since by your providence reforms are being carried out for this nation…'”

2 Kings 4:2 – Tell me, what do you have in the house?

“Elisha said to her, ‘What shall I do for you? Tell me, what do you have in the house?’ And she said, ‘Your maidservant has nothing in the house except a jar of oil.'”

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