Verses with the word preparing in the Apocrypha (2 verses):
Wisdom of Solomon 14:1
Again, one preparing himself to sail, and about to pass through the raging waves, calleth upon a piece of wood more rotten than the vessel that carrieth him.
1 Maccabees 5:11
And they are preparing to come and take the fortress whereunto we are fled, Timotheus being captain of their host.