Sunday, August 28, 2022

PARABLE of the 10 virgins

 

Luke 12:35

King James Version

35 Let your loins be girded about, 

and your lights burning;


In the PREPARING for JESUS article, Scripture explained what having "our loins girded about" meant.

The verse also said to keep "'our lights burning".

In support of that verse, there's also the parable of the 10 virgins who were going to attend the wedding feast:

Matthew 25:1-13

King James Version

25 Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened 

unto ten virgins, 

which took their lamps, 

and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2 And five of them were wise, 

and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, 

and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, 

they all slumbered and slept.

6 And at midnight there was a cry made, 

Behold, 

the bridegroom cometh; 

go ye out to meet him.

7 Then all those virgins arose, 

and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, 

Give us of your oil; 

for our lamps are gone out.

9 But the wise answered, saying, 

Not so; 

lest there be not enough for us and you: 

but go ye rather to them that sell, 

and buy for yourselves.

10 And while they went to buy, 

the bridegroom came; 

and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: 

and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, 

Lord, Lord, open to us.

12 But he answered and said, 

Verily I say unto you, 

I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, 

for ye know neither the day nor the hour 

wherein the Son of man cometh.


BE ready, be awake, be aware, be holy, for the LORD JESUS can come any time GOD appoints.

It's all preparation now.

We must be blameless.

1 Thessalonians 5:23

King James Version

23 And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; 

and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body 

be preserved blameless 

unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


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Saturday, August 27, 2022

PREPARING for JESUS

 


What JESUS said:

Luke 12:40

King James Version

40 Be ye therefore ready also: 

for the Son of man cometh 

at an hour when ye think not.


Everything in the world, pales in comparison, at the knowledge that the RAPTURE is imminent.

It can come, as I'm writing.

It can come, any moment GOD sees fit.

As such, we must be prepared:

Luke 12:35

King James Version

35 Let your loins be girded about, 

and your lights burning;


But what does it mean to have "our loins girded about"?

Here's what other Bible versions say:


Luke 12:35

Amplified Bible

Be in Readiness

35 “Be dressed and ready for active service, and keep your lamps continuously burning.


Luke 12:35

Christian Standard Bible

Ready for the Master’s Return

35 “Be ready for service[a] and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

Common English Bible

Warning about being prepared

35 “Be dressed for service and keep your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

Complete Jewish Bible

35 “Be dressed for action and have your lamps lit,


Luke 12:35

Contemporary English Version

Faithful and Unfaithful Servants

35  Be ready and keep your lamps burning


Luke 12:35

Disciples’ Literal New Testament

Keep Watch For Your Master’s Return. Be Prepared

35 Let your waists be girded[a] and your lamps burning,


Luke 12:35

Easy-to-Read Version

Always Be Ready

35 “Be ready! Be fully dressed and have your lights shining.


Luke 12:35

Evangelical Heritage Version

Be Ready!

35 “Be dressed, ready for service, and keep your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

English Standard Version

You Must Be Ready

35 “Stay dressed for action[a] and keep your lamps burning,


Luke 12:35

Expanded Bible

Always Be Ready

35 “·Be dressed, ready for service [T Let your loins be girded; C tucking garments into the waist belt to allow swift movement; a metaphor for preparedness], and have your lamps ·shining [burning; lit].


Luke 12:35

GOD’S WORD Translation

The Son of Man Will Return When You Least Expect Him

35 “Be ready for action, and have your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

Good News Translation

Watchful Servants

35 “Be ready for whatever comes, dressed for action and with your lamps lit,


Luke 12:35

Holman Christian Standard Bible

Ready for the Master’s Return

35 “Be ready for service[a] and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

International Children’s Bible

Always Be Ready

35 “Be ready! Be dressed for service and have your lamps shining.


Luke 12:35

International Standard Version

The Watchful Servants

35 “You must keep your belts fastened and your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

J.B. Phillips New Testament

Jesus’ disciples must be on the alert

35-40 “You must be ready dressed and have your lamps alight,


Luke 12:35

Lexham English Bible

On the Alert for the Master’s Return

35 “You must be prepared for action[a] and your[b] lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

The Message

When the Master Shows Up

35-38 “Keep your shirts on; keep the lights on!


Luke 12:35

Names of God Bible

The Son of Man Will Return When You Least Expect Him

35 “Be ready for action, and have your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

New American Standard Bible 1995

Be in Readiness

35 “[a]Be dressed in readiness, and keep your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

New Catholic Bible

Parables about Watchfulness[a]

35 The Parable of the Vigilant Steward.[b]“Fasten your belts for service and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

New Century Version

Always Be Ready

35 “Be dressed, ready for service, and have your lamps shining.


Luke 12:35

New English Translation

Call to Faithful Stewardship

35 “Get dressed for service[a] and keep your lamps burning;


Luke 12:35

New International Reader's Version

Be Ready

35 “Be dressed and ready to serve. Keep your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

New International Version

Watchfulness

35 “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning,


Luke 12:35

New Life Version

Jesus Says to Watch and Be Ready for His Second Coming Be Ready for His Second Coming

35 “Be ready and dressed. Have your lights burning.


Luke 12:35

New Testament for Everyone

Jesus’ Call to Watchfulness

35 ‘Make sure you’re dressed and ready with your lamps alight,’ said Jesus.


Lukas 12:35

Orthodox Jewish Bible

35 Tighten your gartels for action and have your menorahs lit.


Luke 12:35

Tree of Life Version

35 “Have your belt strapped on and lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

World English Bible

35 “Let your waist be dressed and your lamps burning.


Luke 12:35

Worldwide English (New Testament)

35 `Be dressed and have your lamps lit.


Luke 12:35

Wycliffe Bible

35 Be your loins girded above, and lanterns burning in your hands;


In SUMMARY, "have your loins girded about" means:

dressed and ready for active service

ready for service

dressed for service 

dressed for action

ready

waists be girded

fully dressed

dressed, ready for service

Stay dressed for action

dressed, ready for service [T Let your loins be girded; C tucking garments into the waist belt to allow swift movement

ready for action

ready for whatever comes, dressed for action

ready for service

keep your belts fastened 

ready dressed

prepared for action

Keep your shirts on

dressed in readiness

Fasten your belts for service

dressed, ready for service

dressed for service

dressed in readiness

dressed, ready for service

dressed and ready to serve

ready and dressed

dressed

Tighten your gartels for actio

belt strapped on

Let your waist be dressed

loins girded above


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