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Rapture Verses







Below are Bible Verses that either refer to the actual Rapture, or are symbolic of the Rapture event itself, or reveal the mystery of the timing of the Rapture.  Based on Daniel 9:27, Revelation 11:2, 12:6 and 13:5, the Second Coming of Christ can be accurately predicted.  However, a Pre-Tribulation Rapture will occur without notice as recorded in the Scriptures below.  When praying over and studying the Bible verses,  the Rapture concept is made very clear.  As indicated in Isaiah 28:10, we learn from the Scriptures by building "precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”  It's as if each Scripture is a Witness to the soon coming Rapture!  We know from 2 Corinthians 13:1 that “By the mouth of two or three witnesses every word shall be established".  There are 100 Bible Scriptures, or Witnesses, in this list of Rapture verses.... confirmation for those with eyes to see! May all who read through the list be comforted and reassured that soon the Bridegroom will be returning for His Bride! Hallelujah!






Bible Scripture
  Scripture Reference
  Version
And Enoch went with God (And Enoch walked with God), and appeared not afterward, for God took him away. 
  Genesis 5:24
Wycliffe Bible
  For they came to Noah into the Ark, two and two, of all flesh wherein is the breath of life. And they entering in, came male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in. Then the flood was forty days upon the earth, and the waters were increased, and bare up the Ark, which was lifted up above the earth.
  Genesis 7:15-17
  Geneva Bible
  The third morning there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mountain, and a very loud trumpet blast, so that all the people in the camp trembled. Then Moses brought the people from the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Mount Sinai was wrapped in smoke, for the Lord descended upon it in fire; its smoke ascended like that of a furnace, and the whole mountain quaked greatly. As the trumpet blast grew louder and louder, Moses spoke and God answered him with a voice. The Lord came down upon Mount Sinai to the top of the mountain, and the Lord called Moses to the top of the mountain, and Moses went up.
  Exodus 19:16-20
  Amplified Bible
  And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that, behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven.
  2 Kings 2:11
  King James Version
  Oh, that You would hide me in the grave, that You would conceal me until Your wrath is past, that You would appoint me a set time, and remember me!  If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my hard service I will wait, till my change comes.
Job 14:13-14  
  New King James Version
For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
  Psalm 27:5
New American Standard Bible  
   God has ascended with a mighty shout. The LORD has ascended with trumpets blaring.
  Psalm 47:5
  New Living Translation
  Gather together to Me My saints [those who have found grace in My sight], those who have made a covenant with Me by sacrifice.
  Psalm 50:5
  Amplified Bible
  Before your pots can feel the thorns, he shall take them away as with a whirlwind, both living, and in his wrath.
  Psalm 58:9
  King James Version
  When the Lord builds up Zion, He will appear in His glory.
  Psalm 102:16
  Amplified Bible
Deliver me, O Lord, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.
  Psalm 143:9
  King James Version
  My beloved speaks and says to me, Rise up, my love, my fair one, and come away.
  Song of Solomon 2:10
  Amplified Bible
The fig tree puts forth and ripens her green figs, and the vines are in blossom and give forth their fragrance. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.  
  Song of Solomon 2:13
  Amplified Bible
  But those who die in the LORD will live; their bodies will rise again! Those who sleep in the earth will rise up and sing for joy! For your life-giving light will fall like dew on your people in the place of the dead!
  Isaiah 26:19
  New Living Translation
The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come.
  Isaiah 57:1
King James Version
  Thus says the Lord: We have heard a voice of trembling and panic - of terror, and not peace. Ask now and see whether a man can give birth to a child? Why then do I see every man with his hands on his loins like a woman in labor? Why are all faces turned pale? Alas! for that day will be great, so that none will be like it; it will be the time of Jacob's [unequaled] trouble, but he will be saved out of it.
  Jeremiah 30:5-7
    Amplified Bible
  And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
  Daniel 12:1
  King James Version
  Gather the people, sanctify the congregation, Assemble the elders, Gather the children and the nursing infants. Let the bridegroom come out of his room and the bride out of her bridal chamber.
  Joel 2:16
 New American Standard Bible
  The Lord is a jealous God and avenging; the Lord avenges and He is full of wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries and reserves wrath for His enemies.
  Nahum 1:2
  Amplified Bible
  The great day of the Lord is near - near and hastening fast. Hark! the voice of the day of the Lord! The mighty man [unable to fight or to flee] will cry then bitterly. That day is a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of ruin and devastation, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness,
  Zephaniah 1:14-15
  Amplified Bible
  Seek the Lord, All you humble of the earth who have carried out His ordinances; Seek righteousness, seek humility. Perhaps you will be hidden In the day of the LORD'S anger.
  Zephaniah 2:3
 New American Standard Bible
  Then those who feared the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the Lord and who meditate on His name. "They shall be Mine," says the Lord of hosts, "On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him."
  Malachi 3:16-17
  New King James Version
  And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
  Matthew 24:14
New King James Version  
  From the fig tree learn this lesson: as soon as its young shoots become soft and tender and it puts out its leaves, you know of a surety that summer is near. So also when you see these signs, all taken together, coming to pass, you may know of a surety that He is near, at the very doors.
  Matthew 24:32-33
  Amplified Bible
  But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.
   Matthew 24:36
  New King James Version
For the coming of the Son of Man will be just like the days of Noah. For as in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and they did not understand until the flood came and took them all away; so will the coming of the Son of Man be.  
Matthew 24:37-39  

New American Standard Bible  
  Then there will be two men in the field; one will be taken and one will be left. Two women will be grinding at the mill; one will be taken and one will be left. Therefore be on the alert, for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.
  Matthew 24:40-42

New American Standard Bible  
  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. 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.
  Matthew 24:43-44
 New American Standard Bible
  Who then is a faithful and sensible slave, whom his master has put in charge of his household, to give them food at the proper time? That slave whose master finds him working when he comes will be rewarded.
  Matthew 24:45-46
Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the kingdom of heaven shall be likened to ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. Now five of them were wise, and five were foolish. Those who were foolish took their lamps and took no oil with them, but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. But while the bridegroom was delayed, they all slumbered and slept.  And at midnight a cry was heard: ‘Behold, the bridegroom is coming; go out to meet him!’  Then all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps.  And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’  But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you; but go rather to those who sell, and buy for yourselves.’  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding; and the door was shut.  Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, Lord, open to us!’  But he answered and said, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, I do not know you.’  Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour in which the Son of Man iscoming.  
  Matthew 25:1-13
New King James Version  
  Now learn a lesson from the fig tree: as soon as its branch becomes tender and it puts forth its leaves, you recognize and know that summer is near. So also, when you see these things happening, you may recognize and know that He is near, at [the very] door. Surely I say to you, this generation (the whole multitude of people living at that one time) positively will not perish or pass away before all these things take place.
Mark 13:28-30  
  Amplified Bible
  But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.
Mark 13:32-33  
New King James Version  
  It is like a man going to a far country, who left his house and gave authority to his servants, and to each his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to watch. Watch therefore, for you do not know when the master of the house is coming—in the evening, at midnight, at the crowing of the rooster, or in the morning— lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch!
  Mark 13:34-37
  New King James Version
  Blessed are those slaves whom the master will find on the alert when he comes; truly I say to you, that he will gird himself to serve, and have them recline at the table, and will come up and wait on them. Whether he comes in the second watch, or even in the third, and finds them so, blessed are those slaves.
Luke 12:37-38  
New American Standard Bible
  Be sure of this, that if the head of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have allowed his house to be broken into. You too, be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.
Luke 12:39-40  

New American Standard Bible  
For as the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one end to the other, so it will be on the daywhen the Son of Man comes.
  Luke 17:24
New Living Translation  
  And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was also in the days of Lot: They ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; but on the day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all. Even so will it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.
Luke 17-26-30  
  New King James Version
  On that day, let the one who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away, and likewise let the one who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. Whoever seeks to preserve his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will keep it.
Luke 17:31-33  
English Standard Version  
On that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left. There will be two women grinding at the same place; one will be taken and the other will be left. Two men will be in the field; one will be taken and the other will be left.  
Luke 17:34-36  

New American Standard Bible  
Think of the fig tree and all the other trees. When you see their leaves beginning to appear, you know that summer is near. In the same way, when you see these things happening, you will know that the Kingdom of God is about to come.  
Luke 21:29-31  
Good News Translation  
Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.  
Luke 21:36  
  New King James Version

The hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come forth.  
  John 5:28-29
  New King James Version
In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.  And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.  
  John 14:2-3
  New King James Version
  He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.
John 14:21  
  New King James Version
This same Jesus, Who was caught away and lifted up from among you into heaven, will return in just the same way in which you saw Him go into heaven.  
Acts 1:11  
  Amplified Bible
  Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him.
Romans 5:9  
New American Standard Bible  
  The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory thatis to be revealed to us.
  Romans 8:16-18

New American Standard Bible 

For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. Not onlythat, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerlywaiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.  
  Romans 8:22-25
  New King James Version
Now to him who is able to establish you by my gospel and the proclamation of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed and made known through the prophetic writings by the command of the eternal God, so that all nations might believe and obey him— to the only wise God be glory forever through Jesus Christ! Amen.  
Romans 16:25-27
New International Version  
  But rather what we are setting forth is a wisdom of God once hidden [from the human understanding] and now revealed to us by God--[that wisdom] which God devised and decreed before the ages for our glorification [to lift us into the glory of His presence].
1 Corinthians 2:7  
  Amplified Bible
Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts. Then each one’s praise will come from God.  
1 Corinthians 4:5  
New King James Version  
  For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
1 Corinthians 15:22-24
 New King James Version 
Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.  
  1 Corinthians 15:51
New King James Version  
  In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
1 Corinthians 15:52  
New King James Version  
For this perishable [part of us] must put on the imperishable [nature], and this mortal [part of us, this nature that is capable of dying] must put on immortality (freedom from death). And when this perishable puts on the imperishable and this that was capable of dying puts on freedom from death, then shall be fulfilled the Scripture that says, Death is swallowed up (utterly vanquished forever) in and unto victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?  
 1 Corinthians 15:53-55
Amplified Bible  
For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.  
2 Corinthians 5:1-8 
  New King James Version
  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself: That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him.
Ephesians 1:9-10  
King James Version  
  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 3:9  
King James Version  
  And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God [do not offend or vex or sadden Him], by Whom you were sealed (marked, branded as God's own, secured) for the day of redemption (of final deliverance through Christ from evil and the consequences of sin).
Ephesians 4:30 
Amplified Bible  
  Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, So that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, That He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such things [that she might be holy and faultless].
Ephesians 5:25-27 
Amplified Bible  
  And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.
Philippians 1:6  
New Living Translation  
  I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. For I want you to understand what really matters, so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ's return.
 Philippians 1:9-10 
New Living Translation  
Hold firmly to the word of life; then, on the day of Christ's return, I will be proud that I did not run the race in vain and that my work was not useless.  
Philippians 2:16  
New Living Translation
  But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior. He will take our weak mortal bodies and change them into glorious bodies like his own, using the same power with which he will bring everything under his control.
Philippians 3:20-21  
New Living Translation  
   When Christ, Who is our life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in [the splendor of His] glory.
  Colossians 3:4
  Amplified Bible
  Wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, that is Jesus, who rescues us from the wrath to come.
1 Thessalonians 1:10 
New American Standard Bible 
  After all, when the Lord Jesus appears, who else but you will give us hope and joy and be like a glorious crown for us?
1 Thessalonians 2:19  
Contemporary English Version  
  And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another and to all, just as we do to you, so that He may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all His saints.
1 Thessalonians 
     3:12-13
  New King James Version
  But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of thearchangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.
1 Thessalonians 
     4:13-18 
New American Standard Bible  
  Now concerning how and when all this will happen, dear brothers and sisters, we don't really need to write you. For you know quite well that the day of the Lord's return will come unexpectedly, like a thief in the night.
1 Thessalonians 5:1-2  
New Living Translation  
  When people are saying, “Everything is peaceful and secure,” then disaster will fall on them as suddenly as a pregnant woman's labor pains begin. And there will be no escape. But you aren't in the dark about these things, dear brothers and sisters, and you won't be surprised when the day of the Lord comes like a thief.
1 Thessalonians 5:3-4  
  New Living Translation
  For God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, that whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with Him.

1 Thessalonians 5:9-10  
  New King James Version
  Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  1 Thessalonians 5:23
New American Standard Bible
  Let no man deceive you by any means, for that day shall not come except there come a departing first, and that man of sin be disclosed.
2 Thessalonians 2:3  
Tyndale 1534  
  Now, brethren, concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, we ask you, not to be soon shaken in mind or troubled, either by spirit or by word or by letter, as if from us, as though the day of Christ had come. Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God.
 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4
  New King James Version
  For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains will do so until he is taken out of the way.
2 Thessalonians 2:7  
New American Standard Bible  
  Now I ask you to make a promise. Make it in the presence of God, who gives life to all, and in the presence of Christ Jesus, who openly told Pontius Pilate about his faith. Promise to obey completely and fully all that you have been told until our Lord Jesus Christ returns.
  1 Timothy 6:13-14
Contemporary English Version  
  The glorious God is the only Ruler, the King of kings and Lord of lords. At the time that God has already decided, he will send Jesus Christ back again.
  1 Timothy 6:15
Contemporary English Version  
  And now the prize awaits me—the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give me on the day of his return. And the prize is not just for me but for all who eagerly look forward tohis appearing.
2 Timothy 4:8
  New Living Translation
  For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
  Titus 2:11-13
  New King James Version
  If Joshua had really given the people rest, there would not be any need for God to talk about another day of rest. But God has promised us a Sabbath when we will rest, even though it has not yet come. On that day God's people will rest from their work, just as God rested from his work.
Hebrews 4:8-10  
Contemporary English Version
  So Christ died only once to take away the sins of many people. But when he comes again, it will not be to take away sin. He will come to save everyone who is waiting for him.
  Hebrews 9:28 
  Contemporary English Version
  And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near
  Hebrews 10:25
  New Living Translation
  For in just a very little while, He who is coming will come and will not delay.
  Hebrews 10:37
  New International Version
  By faith Enoch was taken up so that he would not see death; and he was not found because God took him up; for he obtained the witness that before his being taken up he was pleasing to God. And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and thatHe is a rewarder of those who seek Him.
  Hebrews 11:5-6
New American Standard Bible
  Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
  James 5:7
  English Standard Version
  So you also must be patient. Establish your hearts [strengthen and confirm them in the final certainty], for the coming of the Lord is very near.
  James 5:8
  Amplified Bible
  Your faith will be like gold that has been tested in a fire. And these trials will prove that your faith is worth much more than gold that can be destroyed. They will show that you will be given praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns
  1 Peter 1:7
  Contemporary English Version
  Be alert and think straight. Put all your hope in how God will treat you with undeserved grace when Jesus Christ appears.
  1 Peter 1:13
  Contemporary English Version
  Your conduct among the heathen should be so good that when they accuse you of being evildoers, they will have to recognize your good deeds and so praise God on the Day of his coming.
  1 Peter 2:12
  Good News Translation
  But the end of all things is at hand; therefore be serious and watchful in your prayers.
  1 Peter 4:7
  New King James Version
  Dear friends, don't be surprised or shocked that you are going through testing that is like walking through fire. Be glad for the chance to suffer as Christ suffered. It will prepare you for even greater happiness when he makes his glorious return.
  1 Peter 4:12-13
  Contemporary English Version
  Then when Christ the Chief Shepherd returns, you will be given a crown that will never lose its glory
  1 Peter 5:4
  Contemporary English Version
  Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming.
  1 John 2:28
  New American Standard Bible
  Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
  1 John 3:2-3
  New King James Version
  Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. I am coming soon.
  Revelation 3:10-11
  New King James Version
  After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven, and the first voice which I had heard, like the sound of a trumpet speaking with me, said, "Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after these things".
  Revelation 4:1
  New American Standard Bible
  Then he said to me, “These words are faithful and true.” And the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show His servants the things which must shortly take place. Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
  Revelation 22:6-7
  New King James Version
  And the Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely.
  Revelation 22:17
  New King James Version