Mello - ????


The Greek word for "about to" is mello - ????.

The most interesting thing about this word is the refusal of some Bible translators to translate it. It frequently is lost in a generic future: instead of "He is about to come," we get "He will come." The choice to translate or to ignore mello doesn't seem to be based on some doctrinal conspiracy, as though someone knew mello would generate some inconsistency with what theolgians already believe is true. The King James Version seems to leave mello out most of the time. Other versions have it more frequently, but not always.

The events of the years between Christ's execution and His coming in vengeance against His executioners (AD 30 - AD 70) are either misunderstood or ignored. The significance of the destruction of the Old Covenant temple and the building of a New Covenant Temple is downplayed by those who have a quite different agenda, an agenda which is yet future.

These tables collect all the occurrences of mello in the New Testament.


KJV

Other Translations

(Matthew 2:13) And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. (Matthew 2:13) Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him." (New Revised Standard Version [NRSV])
(Matthew 11:14) And if ye will receive it, this is Elias, which was for to come. (Matthew 11:14) and if ye are willing to receive [it], he is Elijah who was about to come; (YLT)
(Matthew 17:12) But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. (Matthew 17:12) but I tell you that Elijah has already come, and they did not recognize him, but they did to him whatever they pleased. So also the Son of Man is about to suffer at their hands."  (NRSV)
(Matthew 17:22) And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: (Matthew 17:22) And while they are living in Galilee, Jesus said to them, `The Son of Man is about to be delivered up to the hands of men, (YLT)
(Matthew 20:22) But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. (Matthew 20:22) But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink?'' They said to him, "We are able." (NRSV)
(Mark 10:32) And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, (Mark 10:32) And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them, and they were amazed, and following they were afraid. And having again taken the twelve, he began to tell them the things about to happen to him, (YLT)
(Mark 13:4) Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled? (Mark 13:4) "Tell us, when will this be, and what will be the sign that all these things are about to be accomplished?" (NRSV)
(Luke 3:7) Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (Luke 3:7) John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, "You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (YLT, lit., the about to come wrath")
(Luke 7:2) And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. (Luke 7:2) A centurion there had a slave whom he valued highly, and who was ill and close to death. (NRSV, lit., about to die)
(Luke 9:31) Who appeared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. (Luke 9:31) They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. (NRSV)
(Luke 9:44) Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. (Luke 9:44) "Let these words sink into your ears: the Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men." (Amplified Version) 
(Luke 10:1) After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. (Luke 10:1) And after these things, the Lord did appoint also other seventy, and sent them by twos before his face, to every city and place whither he himself was about to come, (YLT)
(Luke 13:9) And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. (Luke 13:9) If it bears fruit next year, well and good; but if not, you can cut it down.'" (NRSV, lit., you should be about to cut it down)
(Luke 19:4) And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. (Luke 19:4) and having run forward before, he went up on a sycamore, that he may see him, because through that [way] he was about to pass by. (YLT)
(Luke 19:11) And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. (Luke 19:11) And while they are hearing these things, having added he spake a simile, because of his being nigh to Jerusalem, and of their thinking that the reign of God is about presently to be made manifest. (YLT)
(Luke 21:7) And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass? (Luke 21:7) They asked him, "Teacher, when will this be, and what will be the sign that this is about to take place?" (NRSV)
(Luke 22:23) And they began to inquire among themselves, which of them it was that should do this thing. (Luke 22:23) And they began to reason among themselves, who then of them it may be, who is about to do this thing. (YLT)
(Luke 24:21) But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. (Luke 24:21) and we were hoping that he it is who is about to redeem Israel, and also with all these things, this third day is passing to-day, since these things happened. (YLT)
(John 4:47) When he heard that Jesus was come out of Judaea into Galilee, he went unto him, and besought him that he would come down, and heal his son: for he was at the point of death. (John 4:47) he, having heard that Jesus is come out of Judea to Galilee, went away unto him, and was asking him that he may come down and may heal his son, for he was about to die. (YLT)
(John 6:6) And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. (John 6:6) and this he said, trying him, for he himself had known what he was about to do. (YLT)
(John 6:15) When Jesus therefore perceived that they would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into a mountain himself alone. (John 6:15) When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself. (NRSV)
(John 6:71) He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. (John 6:71) And he spake of Judas, Simon's [son], Iscariot, for he was about to deliver him up, being one of the twelve. (YLT)
(John 7:35) Then said the Jews among themselves, Whither will he go, that we shall not find him? will he go unto the dispersed among the Gentiles, and teach the Gentiles? (John 7:35) The Jews, therefore, said among themselves, `Whither is this one about to go that we shall not find him? -- to the dispersion of the Greeks is he about to go? and to teach the Greeks; (YLT)
(John 7:39) (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.) (John 7:39) and this he said of the Spirit, which those believing in him were about to receive; for not yet was the Holy Spirit, because Jesus was not yet glorified. (YLT)
(John 11:51) And this spake he not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for that nation; (John 11:51) He did not say this on his own, but being high priest that year he prophesied that Jesus was about to die for the nation, (NRSV)
(John 12:4) Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him, (John 12:4) But Judas Iscariot, one of his disciples (the one who was about to betray him), said, (NRSV)
(John 12:33) This he said, signifying what death he should die. (John 12:33)   And this he said signifying by what death he was about to die; (YLT)
(John 14:22) Judas saith unto him, not Iscariot, Lord, how is it that thou wilt manifest thyself unto us, and not unto the world? (John 14:22) Judas saith to him, (not the Iscariot), `Sir, what hath come to pass, that to us thou are about to manifest thyself, and not to the world?' (YLT)
(John 18:32) That the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying what death he should die. (John 18:32) that the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he said, signifying by what death he was about to die. (YLT)
(Acts 3:3) Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. (Acts 3:3) When he saw Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked them for alms. (NRSV)
(Acts 5:35) And said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves what ye intend to do as touching these men. (Acts 5:35) and said unto them, `Men, Israelites, take heed to yourselves about these men, what ye are about to do, (YLT)
(Acts 12:6) And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the keepers before the door kept the prison. (Acts 12:6) and when Herod was about to bring him forth, the same night was Peter sleeping between two soldiers, having been bound with two chains, guards also before the door were keeping the prison, (YLT)
(Acts 13:34) And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. (Acts 13:34) As to his raising him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, he has spoken in this way, 'I will give you the holy promises made to David.' (NRSV, lit., being no more about to return to corruption)
(Acts 16:27) And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. (Acts 16:27) When the jailer woke up and saw the prison doors wide open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, since he supposed that the prisoners had escaped. (NRSV)
(Acts 18:14) And when Paul was now about to open his mouth, Gallio said unto the Jews, If it were a matter of wrong or wicked lewdness, O ye Jews, reason would that I should bear with you: (Acts 18:14) Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to the Jews, "If it were a matter of crime or serious villainy, I would be justified in accepting the complaint of you Jews; (NRSV)
(Acts 19:27) So that not only this our craft is in danger to be set at nought; but also that the temple of the great goddess Diana should be despised, and her magnificence should be destroyed, whom all Asia and the world worshippeth. (Acts 19:27) and not only is this department in danger for us of coming into disregard, but also, that of the great goddess Artemis the temple is to be reckoned for nothing, and also her greatness is about to be brought down, whom all Asia and the world doth worship.' (YLT)
(Acts 20:3) And there abode three months. And when the Jews laid wait for him, as he was about to sail into Syria, he purposed to return through Macedonia. (Acts 20:3) where he stayed for three months. He was about to set sail for Syria when a plot was made against him by the Jews, and so he decided to return through Macedonia. (NRSV)
(Acts 20:7) And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight. (Acts 20:7) And on the first of the week, the disciples having been gathered together to break bread, Paul was discoursing to them, about to depart on the morrow, he was also continuing the discourse till midnight, (YLT)
(Acts 20:13) And we went before to ship, and sailed unto Assos, there intending to take in Paul: for so had he appointed, minding himself to go afoot. (Acts 20:13) And we having gone before unto the ship, did sail to Assos, thence intending to take in Paul, for so he had arranged, intending himself to go on foot; (YLT)
(Acts 20:38) Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship. (Acts 20:38) sorrowing most of all for the word that he had said -- that they are about no more to see his face; and they were accompanying him to the ship. (YLT)
(Acts 21:27) And when the seven days were almost ended, the Jews which were of Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the people, and laid hands on him, (Acts 21:27) And, as the seven days were about to be fully ended, the Jews from Asia having beheld him in the temple, were stirring up all the multitude, and they laid hands upon him, (YLT)
(Acts 21:37) And as Paul was to be led into the castle, he said unto the chief captain, May I speak unto thee? Who said, Canst thou speak Greek? (Acts 21:37) Just as Paul was about to be brought into the barracks, he said to the tribune, "May I say something to you?" The tribune replied, "Do you know Greek? (NRSV)
(Acts 22:16) And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. (Acts 22:16) and now, why tarriest thou? having risen, baptize thyself, and wash away thy sins, calling upon the name of the Lord. (YLT) ("why are you only about to?")
(Acts 22:26) When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman. (Acts 22:26) When the centurion heard that, he went to the tribune and said to him, "What are you about to do? This man is a Roman citizen." (NRSV)
(Acts 22:29) Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him. (Acts 22:29) Immediately those who were about to examine him drew back from him; and the tribune also was afraid, for he realized that Paul was a Roman citizen and that he had bound him. (NRSV)
(Acts 23:3) Then said Paul unto him, God shall smite thee, thou whited wall: for sittest thou to judge me after the law, and commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law? (Acts 23:3) then Paul said unto him, `God is about to smite thee, thou whitewashed wall, and thou -- thou dost sit judging me according to the law, and, violating law, dost order me to be smitten!' (YLT)
(Acts 23:15) Now therefore ye with the council signify to the chief captain that he bring him down unto you to morrow, as though ye would inquire something more perfectly concerning him: and we, or ever he come near, are ready to kill him. (Acts 23:15) now, therefore, ye, signify ye to the chief captain, with the sanhedrim, that to-morrow he may bring him down unto you, as being about to know more exactly the things concerning him; and we, before his coming nigh, are ready to put him to death.' (YLT)
(Acts 23:20) And he said, The Jews have agreed to desire thee that thou wouldest bring down Paul to morrow into the council, as though they would inquire somewhat of him more perfectly. (Acts 23:20) and he said -- `The Jews agreed to request thee, that to-morrow to the sanhedrim thou mayest bring down Paul, as being about to enquire something more exactly concerning him; (YLT)
(Acts 23:27) This man was taken of the Jews, and should have been killed of them: then came I with an army, and rescued him, having understood that he was a Roman. (Acts 23:27) This man was seized by the Jews and was about to be killed by them, but when I had learned that he was a Roman citizen, I came with the guard and rescued him. (NRSV)
(Acts 23:30) And when it was told me how that the Jews laid wait for the man, I sent straightway to thee, and gave commandment to his accusers also to say before thee what they had against him. Farewell. (Acts 23:30) and a plot having been intimated to me against this man -- about to be of the Jews -- at once I sent unto thee, having given command also to the accusers to say the things against him before thee; be strong.' (YLT)
(Acts 25:4) But Festus answered, that Paul should be kept at Caesarea, and that he himself would depart shortly thither. (Acts 25:4) Then, indeed, Festus answered that Paul is kept in Caesarea, and himself is about speedily to go on thither, (YLT)
(Acts 26:2) I think myself happy, king Agrippa, because I shall answer for myself this day before thee touching all the things whereof I am accused of the Jews: (Acts 26:2) `Concerning all things of which I am accused by Jews, king Agrippa, I have thought myself happy, being about to make a defence before thee to-day, (YLT)
(Acts 27:2) And entering into a ship of Adramyttium, we launched, meaning to sail by the coasts of Asia; one Aristarchus, a Macedonian of Thessalonica, being with us. (Acts 27:2) Embarking on a ship of Adramyttium that was about to set sail to the ports along the coast of Asia, we put to sea, accompanied by Aristarchus, a Macedonian from Thessalonica. (NRSV)
(Acts 27:10) And said unto them, Sirs, I perceive that this voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. (Acts 27:10)  saying to them, `Men, I perceive that with hurt, and much damage, not only of the lading and of the ship, but also of our lives -- the voyage is about to be;' (YLT)
(Acts 27:30) And as the shipmen were about to flee out of the ship, when they had let down the boat into the sea, under colour as though they would have cast anchors out of the foreship, (Acts 27:30) And the sailors seeking to flee out of the ship, and having let down the boat to the sea, in pretence as [if] out of the foreship they are about to cast anchors, (YLT)
(Acts 27:33) And while the day was coming on, Paul besought them all to take meat, saying, This day is the fourteenth day that ye have tarried and continued fasting, having taken nothing. (Acts 27:33) And till the day was about to be, Paul was calling upon all to partake of nourishment, saying, `Fourteen days to-day, waiting, ye continue fasting, having taken nothing, (YLT)
(Acts 28:6) Howbeit they looked when he should have swollen, or fallen down dead suddenly: but after they had looked a great while, and saw no harm come to him, they changed their minds, and said that he was a god. (Acts 28:6) and they were expecting him to be about to be inflamed, or to fall down suddenly dead, and they, expecting [it] a long time, and seeing nothing uncommon happening to him, changing [their] minds, said he was a god. (YLT)
(Romans 8:13) For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. (Romans 8:13)   for if according to the flesh ye do live, ye are about to die; and if, by the Spirit, the deeds of the body ye put to death, ye shall live; (YLT)
(Romans 8:38) For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, (Romans 8:38) for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor messengers, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, {9} nor things about to be (YLT)
(1 Corinthians 3:22) Whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things to come; all are yours; (1 Corinthians 3:22) whether Paul, or Apollos, or Cephas, or the world, or life, or death, or things present, or things about to be -- all are yours, (YLT)
(1 Timothy 1:16) Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might show forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. (1 Timothy 1:16) but because of this I found kindness, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all long-suffering, for a pattern of those about to believe on him to life age-during: (YLT)
(Hebrews 8:5) Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern showed to thee in the mount. (Hebrews 8:5) They offer worship in a sanctuary that is a sketch and shadow of the heavenly one; for Moses, when he was about to erect the tent, was warned, "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain." (NRSV)
(Hebrews 11:8) By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. (Hebrews 11:8) By faith Abraham, being called, did obey, to go forth to the place that he was about to receive for an inheritance, and he went forth, not knowing whither he doth go; (YLT)
(Hebrews 11:20) By faith Isaac blessed Jacob and Esau concerning things to come. (Hebrews 11:20) By faith, concerning coming things, Isaac did bless Jacob and Esau; (YLT)
(2 Peter 2:6) And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly; (2 Peter 2:6) and the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah having turned to ashes, with an overthrow did condemn, an example to those about to be impious having set [them]; (YLT)
(Revelation 3:2) Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God. (Revelation 3:2) become watching, and strengthen the rest of the things that are about to die, for I have not found thy works fulfilled before God. (YLT)
(Revelation 3:16) So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:16) So, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. (NRSV)
(Revelation 10:4) And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. (Revelation 10:4) And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down." (NRSV)
(Revelation 10:7) But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. (Revelation 10:7)  but in the days of the voice of the seventh messenger, when he may be about to sound, and the secret of God may be finished, as He did declare to His own servants, to the prophets. (YLT)

"Your Redemption Draweth Nigh"

(Acts 26:22-23) Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: {23} That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should show light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. (Acts 26:22-23) Having obtained, therefore, help from God, till this day, I have stood witnessing both to small and to great, saying nothing besides the things that both the prophets and Moses spake of as about to come,
{23}  that the Christ is to suffer, whether first by a rising from the dead, he is about to proclaim light to the people and to the nations.' (YLT)
(Romans 4:24) But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; (Romans 4:24) but also on ours, to whom it is about to be reckoned -- to us believing on Him who did raise up Jesus our Lord out of the dead, (YLT) (Why had it not yet been imputed?)
(Romans 5:14) Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. (Romans 5:14) but the death did reign from Adam till Moses, even upon those not having sinned in the likeness of Adam's transgression, who is a type of him who is coming. (YLT) (lit., Him who is about to come)
(Galatians 3:23) But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. (Galatians 3:23) And before the coming of the faith, under law we were being kept, shut up to the faith about to be revealed, (YLT)
(Ephesians 1:21) Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: (Ephesians 1:21) far above all principality, and authority, and might, and lordship, and every name named, not only in this age, but also in the coming one; (YLT)
(Colossians 2:17) Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ. (Colossians 2:17) which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body [is] of the Christ; (YLT)
(Hebrews 1:14) Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for them who shall be heirs of salvation? (Hebrews 1:14) are they not all spirits of service -- for ministration being sent forth because of those about to inherit salvation? (YLT)
(Hebrews 9:11) But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;

KJV has "to come," a futurist translation, NRSV has "have come," a preterist translation, Young prefers "coming good things" over the more literal "things about to come."

(Hebrews 9:11) But when Christ came as a high priest of the good things that have come, then through the greater and perfect tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation), (NRSV)

And Christ being come, chief priest of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle not made with hands -- that is, not of this creation -- (YLT)

(Hebrews 10:1) For the law having a shadow of good things to come, and not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect. (Hebrews 10:1) For the law having a shadow of the coming good things -- not the very image of the matters, every year, by the same sacrifices that they offer continually, is never able to make perfect those coming near, (YLT)
(1 Peter 5:1) The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: (1 Peter 5:1) Elders who [are] among you, I exhort, who [am] a fellow-elder, and a witness of the sufferings of the Christ, and of the glory about to be revealed a partaker, (YLT)
   

End Times Events in the Last Days of the Old Covenant

(Revelation 1:19) Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; (Revelation 1:19) Write the things that thou hast seen, and the things that are, and the things that are about to come after these things; (YLT)
(Revelation 12:4-5) And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born. {5} And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. (Revelation 12:4-5) His tail swept down a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman who was about to bear a child, so that he might devour her child as soon as it was born. {5} And she gave birth to a son, a male child, who is to rule all the nations with a rod of iron. But her child was snatched away and taken to God and to his throne; (NRSV) (lit., who is about to rule all the nations)
(Revelation 17:8) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. (Revelation 17:8) The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the inhabitants of the earth, whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will be amazed when they see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come. (NRSV)
Tribulation
(Matthew 3:7) But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? (Matthew 3:7) And having seen many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming about his baptism, he said to them, `Brood of vipers! who did shew you to flee from the coming wrath? (Young's Literal Translation [YLT] Literally, "the wrath about to come.")
(Matthew 24:6) And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. (Matthew 24:6) And ye shall begin to hear of wars, and reports of wars; see, be not troubled, for it behoveth all [these] to come to pass, but the end is not yet. (YLT, lit., "you shall be about to hear of wars. . .")
(Luke 21:36) Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. (Luke 21:36) watch ye, then, in every season, praying that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.' (YLT)
(Acts 11:28) And there stood up one of them named Agabus, and signified by the Spirit that there should be great dearth throughout all the world: which came to pass in the days of Claudius Caesar. (Acts 11:28) and one of them, by name Agabus, having stood up, did signify through the Spirit a great dearth is about to be throughout all the world -- which also came to pass in the time of Claudius Caesar -- (YLT)
(1 Thessalonians 3:4) For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know. (1 Thessalonians 3:4) for even when we were with you, we said to you beforehand, that we are about to suffer tribulation, as also it did come to pass, and ye have known [it]; (YLT)
(Revelation 2:10) Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. (Revelation 2:10) Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Beware, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison so that you may be tested, and for ten days you will have affliction. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. (NRSV)
(Revelation 3:10) Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth. (Revelation 3:10) `Because thou didst keep the word of my endurance, I also will keep thee from the hour of the trial that is about to come upon all the world, to try those dwelling upon the earth. (YLT)
(Revelation 6:11) And white robes were given unto every one of them; and it was said unto them, that they should rest yet for a little season, until their fellowservants also and their brethren, that should be killed as they were, should be fulfilled. (Revelation 6:11) and there was given to each one white robes, and it was said to them that they may rest themselves yet a little time, till may be fulfilled also their fellow-servants and their brethren, who are about to be killed -- even as they. (YLT)
(Revelation 8:13) And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound! (Revelation 8:13) Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew in midheaven, "Woe, woe, woe to the inhabitants of the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!" (NRSV)
Resurrection
(Acts 24:15) And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. (Acts 24:15)  having hope toward God, which they themselves also wait for, [that] there is about to be a rising again of the dead, both of righteous and unrighteous; (YLT)
(Romans 8:18) For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18) I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us. (NRSV) (YLT)
Judgment
(Matthew 16:27) For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (Matthew 16:27) "For, the Son of Man is about to come in the glory of his Father, with his messengers, and then he will reward each, according to his work. (YLT)
(Acts 17:31) Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. (Acts 17:31) because He did set a day in which He is about to judge the world in righteousness, by a man whom He did ordain, having given assurance to all, having raised him out of the dead.' (YLT)
(Acts 24:25) And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled, and answered, Go thy way for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee. (Acts 24:25)  and he reasoning concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment that is about to be, Felix, having become afraid, answered, `For the present be going, and having got time, I will call for thee;' (YLT)
(2 Timothy 4:1) I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; (2 Timothy 4:1) I do fully testify, then, before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who is about to judge living and dead at his manifestation and his reign -- (YLT)
(Hebrews 10:27) But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. (Hebrews 10:27) but a certain fearful looking for of judgment, and fiery zeal, about to devour the opposers; (YLT)
(James 2:12) So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of liberty. (James 2:12) so speak ye and so do, as about by a law of liberty to be judged, (YLT)
New World
(Matthew 12:32) And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. (Matthew 12:32) And whoever may speak a word against the Son of Man it shall be forgiven to him, but whoever may speak against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that which is coming. (YLT, lit., "that which is about to come.")
(1 Timothy 4:8) For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come. (1 Timothy 4:8) for the bodily exercise is unto little profit, and the piety is to all things profitable, a promise having of the life that now is, and of that which is coming; (YLT)
(1 Timothy 6:19) Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. (1 Timothy 6:19) treasuring up to themselves a right foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on the life age-during. (YLT) (lit., a good foundation for the about-to-be)
(Hebrews 2:5) For unto the angels hath he not put in subjection the world to come, whereof we speak. (Hebrews 2:5) For not to messengers did He subject the coming world, concerning which we speak, (YLT) (the world about to come)
(Hebrews 6:5) And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, (Hebrews 6:5) and did taste the good saying of God, the powers also of the coming age, (YLT) (the age about to come)
(Hebrews 13:14) For here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come. (Hebrews 13:14) for we have not here an abiding city, but the coming one we seek; (YLT) (the one about to come)