men
Luke 2:25-30
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And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him.
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And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ.
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And he came in the Spirit into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to carry out for Him the custom of the Law,
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then he took Him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,
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"Now Lord, You are releasing Your bond-servant to depart in peace, According to Your word;
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For my eyes have seen Your salvation,
Genesis 49:18
"For Your salvation I wait, O LORD.
Isaiah 64:4
For from days of old they have not heard or perceived by ear, Nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who acts in behalf of the one who waits for Him.
Lamentations 3:25
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.
Lamentations 3:26
[It is] good that he waits silently For the salvation of the LORD.
Matthew 24:42-44
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"Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
43
"But be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what time of the night the thief was coming, he would have been on the alert and would not have allowed his house to be broken into.
44
"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].
Mark 13:34-37
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"[It is] like a man away on a journey, [who] upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, [assigning] to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert.
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"Therefore, be on the alert-- for you do not know when the master of the house is coming, whether in the evening, at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or in the morning--
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in case he should come suddenly and find you asleep.
37
"What I say to you I say to all, 'Be on the alert!'"
James 5:7
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains.
James 5:8
You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.
2 Peter 1:13-15
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I consider it right, as long as I am in this [earthly] dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
14
knowing that the laying aside of my [earthly] dwelling is imminent, as also our Lord Jesus Christ has made clear to me.
15
And I will also be diligent that at any time after my departure you will be able to call these things to mind.
Jude 1:20
But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,
Jude 1:21
keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.
return
Matthew 22:1-14
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Jesus spoke to them again in parables, saying,
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"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son.
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"And he sent out his slaves to call those who had been invited to the wedding feast, and they were unwilling to come.
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"Again he sent out 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."'
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"But they paid no attention and went their way, one to his own farm, another to his business,
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and the rest seized his slaves and mistreated them and killed them.
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"But the king was enraged, and he sent his armies and destroyed those murderers and set their city on fire.
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"Then he said to his slaves, 'The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy.
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'Go therefore to the main highways, and as many as you find [there], invite to the wedding feast.'
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"Those slaves went out into the streets and gathered together all they found, both evil and good; and the wedding hall was filled with dinner guests.
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"But when the king came in to look over the dinner guests, he saw a man there who was not dressed in wedding clothes,
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and he said to him, 'Friend, how did you come in here without wedding clothes?' And the man was speechless.
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"Then the king said to the servants, 'Bind him hand and foot, and throw him into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
14
"For many are called, but few [are] chosen."
Matthew 25:1-13
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"Then the kingdom of heaven will be comparable to ten virgins, who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom.
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"Five of them were foolish, and five were prudent.
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"For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them,
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but the prudent took oil in flasks along with their lamps.
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"Now while the bridegroom was delaying, they all got drowsy and [began] to sleep.
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"But at midnight there was a shout, 'Behold, the bridegroom! Come out to meet [him].'
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"Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps.
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"The foolish said to the prudent, 'Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.'
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"But the prudent answered, 'No, there will not be enough for us and you [too]; go instead to the dealers and buy [some] for yourselves.'
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"And while they were going away to make the purchase, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut.
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"Later the other virgins also came, saying, 'Lord, lord, open up for us.'
12
"But he answered, 'Truly I say to you, I do not know you.'
13
"Be on the alert then, for you do not know the day nor the hour.
when
Song of Songs 5:5
"I arose to open to my beloved; And my hands dripped with myrrh, And my fingers with liquid myrrh, On the handles of the bolt.
Song of Songs 5:6
"I opened to my beloved, But my beloved had turned away [and] had gone! My heart went out [to him] as he spoke. I searched for him but I did not find him; I called him but he did not answer me.
Revelation 3:20
'Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.