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Monday, May 16, 2016

Biblical Numbers and Numerology

Biblical Numerology is the study of numbers in the Bible. Bible Mathematics is the study of the meaning of numbers in the Bible that result from calculations, such as simple counting, or multiplying. It is the study of numerical patterns that come from recognizing order and the counting of biblical lists: events, dates, or any combination of these things. It also includes the use of the tool, “divine equivocation”, where man is equated to an animal like a lamb, heifer, or goat, or to a number, such as a beast to the number 666, or Jesus to the number 77, or man's destination in heaven as 777.

God’s truth is available to all, not to a few who can crack a hidden code. There is no hidden revelation. That would be mysticism. The Holy Spirit lives within us to help us know and understand the Bible. God wants us to know Him and desires us to come close to Him. God wants us to understand His Word.

John 14:26 (ERV) But the Helper will teach you everything and cause you to remember all that I told you. This Helper is the Holy Spirit that the Father will send in my name.

2 Timothy 3:15-17 (ERV) You have known the Holy Scriptures since you were a child. These Scriptures are able to make you wise. And that wisdom leads to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. (16) All Scripture is given by God. And all Scripture is useful for teaching and for showing people what is wrong in their lives. It is useful for correcting faults and teaching the right way to live. (17) Using the Scriptures, those who serve God will be prepared and will have everything they need to do every good work.

Luke 10:21 (Easy To Read Version - ERV) Then the Holy Spirit made Jesus feel very happy. Jesus said, "I praise you, Father,Lord of heaven and earth. I am thankful that you have hidden these things from those who are so wise and so smart. But you have shown them to people who are like little children. Yes, Father, you did this because it's what you really wanted to do.

Numbers are symbols that represent quantities and used to show measurements. Numbers are often used in the Bible. For instance Noah and his family were shut into the Ark. For instance, let’s look at the story of Noah and the Ark. Notice the numbers in this passage:

Genesis 7:1-24 (Good News Bible - GNB) The LORD said to Noah, "Go into the boat with your whole family; I have found that you are the only one in all the world who does what is right. (2) pairs of each kind of ritually clean animal, but only pair of each kind of unclean animal. (3) Take also pairs of each kind of bird. Do this so that every kind of animal and bird will be kept alive to reproduce again on the earth. (4) days from now I am going to send rain that will fall for days and nights, in order to destroy all the living beings that I have made." (5) And Noah did everything that the LORD commanded. (6) Noah was years old when the flood came on the earth. (7) He and his wife, and his sons and their wives, went into the boat to escape the flood. (8) A male and a female of every kind of animal and bird, whether ritually clean or unclean, (9) went into the boat with Noah, as God had commanded. (10) days later the flood came. (11) When Noah was day of the month all the outlets of the vast body of water beneath the earth burst open, all the floodgates of the sky were opened, (12) and rain fell on the earth for days and nights. (13) On that same day Noah and his wife went into the boat with their, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, and their wives. (14) With them went every kind of animal, domestic and wild, large and small, and every kind of bird. (15) A male and a female of each kind of living being went into the boat with Noah, (16) as God had commanded. Then the LORD shut the door behind Noah. (17) The flood continued for days, and the water became deep enough for the boat to float. (18) The water became deeper, and the boat drifted on the surface. (19) It became so deep that it covered the highest mountains; (20) it went on rising until it was about feet above the tops of the mountains. (21) Every living being on the earth died---every bird, every animal, and every person. (22) Everything on earth that breathed died. (23) The LORD destroyed all living beings on the earth---human beings, animals, and birds. The only ones left were Noah and those who were with him in the boat. (24) The water did not start going down for a hundred and fifty days.

God could have summed up the story without mentioning any numbers at all. For instance: The Lord said to Noah, “Go into the boat with your whole family and take a representative amount of animals with you.” Once Noah was in the Ark with his family, God shut the door and soon rain began falling. It rained enough for the Ark to float above the highest mountains. Everything on earth died except those in the Ark.

I learned a long time ago that nothing is included in the Bible without a reason. Why did God go into such detail as to even mention how many days Noah and his family were shut in the Ark before it started raining? Why are numbers mentioned at all? The Word of God is clear in what is written, and it is deep in what is revealed through patterns, types and symbolism. Hebrew hermeneutics has an interpretation approach that includes something called a “remez.” A remez is a hint of a hidden message or a deeper meaning that is below the surface or behind the words. Biblical numbers are symbolical and worthy of study. According to ancient tradition each number has significance

Matthew 10:30 (King James Version - KJV) But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

I have also learned, from experience, that we must not become so bogged down in “hidden meanings” and solving puzzles on minutiae that we lose sight of God. Learning about numbers in the Bible to gain a deeper insight is one thing. It’s a tool for analysis. But trying to gain mystical powers or work magic drifts into sin.

It’s all in the balance. I wanted to study about Biblical numbers while keeping in balance with the big picture. I don’t want to be diverted onto mystical rabbit trails.

So we must beware of finding complicated codes. People who do this usually are looking for ways to manipulate God, which, in essence means they want to be God. The same ancient sin that caused the Fall.

Deuteronomy 18:10-12 (Easy To Read Version - ERV) Don't sacrifice your sons or daughters in the fires on your altars. Don't try to learn what will happen in the future by talking to a fortuneteller or by going to a magician, a witch, or a sorcerer. (11) Don't let anyone try to put magic spells on other people. Don't let any of your people become a medium or a wizard. And no one should try to talk with someone who has died. (12) The LORD hates anyone who does these things. And because these other nations do these terrible things, the LORD your God will force them out of the land as you enter it.

2 Timothy 2:15 (World English Bible - WEB) Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn’t need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth.

Hebrew and Greek are both written languages that have no numeric characters. We have numbers and letters, they have only letters. So, in each language the letters are also used as numbers. Each letter has a numeric equivalent, we can add up each number and get a value. The value is the gammatria.

In addition to the study of the symbolic significance of numbers in Scripture, there is also the study of the number equivalents of alphabetical symbols and numerical value of the words formed by the letters, which is known by the Greek word gematria. It is the application of numbers (in great favor with the later Jews and some of the early Christians) to the letters of a word so that their combined numerical value expresses additional ideas. When a word is written, it also has a numeric equivalent. For example, the word, "Jesus," in Greek i iasous. Since each letter has a numeric equivalent, we can add up each number and get a value. The value is the gammatria. Therefore, the gammatria of "Jesus" in Greek is 888 because i = 10, a = 8, s = 200, o = 70, u = 400, s = 200.

According to Wikipedia, gematria is an Assyro-Babylonian-Greek system of code and numerology later adopted into Jewish culture that assigns numerical value to a word or phrase in the belief that words or phrases with identical numerical values bear some relation to each other or bear some relation to the number itself as it may apply to nature, a person's age, the calendar year, or the like. Although the term is Hebrew, it most likely derives from Greek geōmetriā, "geometry", which was used as a translation of gēmaṭriyā, though some scholars believe it to derive from Greek grammateia, rather; it's possible that both words had an influence on the formation of the Hebrew word. Some identify two forms of gematria: the "revealed" form, which is prevalent in many hermeneutic methods (hermeneutics-the science of interpreting Scripture; exegesis-explanation or critical interpretation of biblical text) found throughout Rabbinic literature, and the "mystical" form, a largely Kabbalistic practice. Kabbalah (also spelled Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala) is a body of mystical teachings that originated in Judaism and reached it’s peak in the medieval period. Jewish mystical traditions that were considered secret or even occultic. A system of belief based on mystical insight into the naure of God and the soul. Kabbalah's definition varies according to the tradition and aims of those following it, from its religious origin as an integral part of Judaism, to its later Christian, New Age, and Occultist syncretic adaptations. Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between an unchanging, eternal, and mysterious Ein Sof (infinity) and the mortal and finite universe (God's creation). Kabbalah originally developed within the realm of Jewish tradition, and kabbalists often use classical Jewish sources to explain and demonstrate its esoteric teachings. These teachings are held by followers in Judaism to define the inner meaning of both the Hebrew Bible and traditional Rabbinic literature and their formerly concealed transmitted dimension, as well as to explain the significance of Jewish religious observances.

The first nine letters represent numbers 1-9, the second nine letters represent 10-90, and the last four letters give 100, 200, 300, and 400. Higher numbers must be made from combinations of earlier amounts, so 800 = 400 repeated twice, etc.

The Hebrew alphabet is often called the "alefbet," because of the first two letters. Hebrew reads from right to left, so that the first word is the one on the right and the last one is that on the left.

From this chart you can see that each alphabetic character has a numerical value as well. In Hebrew books the consonants of the Hebrew alphabet are employed for figures, i.e. the first ten for 1-10, combinations of these for 11-19, the following eight for 20-90, and the remainder for 100, 200, 300, 400. The letters of the Greek alphabet were used in the same way. The antiquity of this kind of numerical notation cannot at present be ascertained.

In finding patterns of numbers we see the handiwork of God. Numbers are thought to be symbolic of the sovereignty of God. They are not to be worshipped but to direct us to worship the Creator who brings alive every word in the Bible. Every word, every detail, every number has significance and teaches us that God is in the details. He reveals Himself to us in His Word and we can have faith in His revealed Word. Even when a number is used to indicate a certain quantity the individual number given may point beyond the numerical value to a symbolic significance. Or the number given is not to be taken literally but may represent an approximate value, a symbolic value, or the use of hyperbole—an exaggeration to illustrate a teaching.

Im not interested in following grammatia but only in understanding what God was saying when He used numbers. I believe God had a reason for using specific numbers but when we begin to build codes and patterns out of nothing, we are falling into mysticism. I’ve explained grammatia and how people misuse it in attempts to derive secret meanings. But let’s turn to numbers and what deeper meaning they have in the Word. God used numbers for a reason.

Isaiah 40:12 (Modern King James Version - MKJV) Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and measured out the heavens with a span? And who has shut up the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?

Psalms 90:12 (MKJV) So teach us to number our days, so that we may bring a heart of wisdom.

Here are some numerical terms:
Ordinal - any of the numbers that express degree, quality, or position in a series, as first, second, and third

Cardinal - number denoting quantity but not order in a set

1 = One is independent of all other numbers and yet is contained in all other numbers. One is only divisible by itself. As a cardinal number it represents the union of the Godhead as one God. So one implies unity. As an ordinal number it denotes sovereignty, divine completeness, perfection.

Deuteronomy 6:4 (King James Version - KJV) Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

Ephesians 4:4-6 (ERV) There is one body and one Spirit, and God chose you to have one hope. (5) There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. (6) There is one God and Father of us all, who rules over everyone. He works through all of us and in all of us.

Genesis 2:24 (ERV) That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. In this way two people become one.

Exodus 25:36 (ERV) The whole lampstand with the flowers and branches must be made from pure gold. All this gold must be hammered and joined together into one piece.

2 = Division; Double portion; Witness as in the verification of facts by witnesses; also shows comparison or contrast; Difference; Opposite; Covenant; Confirmation.

Genesis 1:3-5 (MKJV) And God said, Let there be light. And there was light. (4) And God saw the light that it was good. And God divided between the light and the darkness. (5) And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Genesis 1:27 (MKJV) And God created man in His image; in the image of God He created him. He created them male and female.

Genesis 2:9 (CEV) The LORD God placed all kinds of beautiful trees and fruit trees in the garden. Two other trees were in the middle of the garden. One of the trees gave life--the other gave the power to know the difference between right and wrong.

Exodus 16:4-5 (MKJV) Then Jehovah said to Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from the heavens for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain amount every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My Law or not. (5) And on the sixth day it shall happen, they shall prepare what they bring in. And it shall be twice as much as they gather day by day.

Urim and Thummim.

The two stones on the shoulder’s of the High Priests ephod. These stones were large enough to have the names of the 12 Tribes of Israel etched on them. These stones were how the breastplate was attached to the ephod. Chains from the top 2 corners of the breastplate attached to the large gemstones on the shoulders.

Exodus 31:18 (MKJV) And He gave to Moses, when He had made an end of speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

Deuteronomy 17:6 (MKJV) At the mouth of two witnesses or three witnesses shall he that is worthy of death be put to death. At the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.

Joshua 2:1 (Contemporary English Version - CEV) Joshua chose two men as spies and sent them from their camp at Acacia with these instructions: "Go across the river and find out as much as you can about the whole region, especially about the town of Jericho." The two spies left the Israelite camp at Acacia and went to Jericho, where they decided to spend the night at the house of a prostitute named Rahab.

Mark 6:7 (CEV) Then he called together his twelve apostles and sent them out two by two with power over evil spirits.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22 (Contemporary English Version 0 CEV) (21) Just as we will die because of Adam, we will be raised to life because of Christ. (22) Adam brought death to all of us, and Christ will bring life to all of us.

Revelation 11:3-8 (MKJV) And I will give power to My two witnesses, and they will prophesy a thousand, two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth. (4) These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth. (5) And if anyone will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth and devours their enemies. And if anyone will hurt them, so it is right for him to be killed. (6) These have authority to shut up the heaven, that it may not rain in the days of their prophecy. And they have authority over waters to turn them to blood, and to strike the earth with every plague, as often as they desire. (7) And when they complete their testimony, the beast coming up out of the abyss will make war against them and will overcome them and kill them. (8) And their bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

Old Testament/New Testament, Old Covenant/New Covenant. The Law required at least 2 witnesses to convict someone of a crime.

Beast/False Prophet, the two witnesses in Revelation.

In the New Testament, Christians also saw this number as a symbol of the second person of the Trinity, the Incarnation of God the Son in the perfection of His humanity and divinity.

Christ was divine and human. Sheep and goats.

3 = Trinity, Godhead, Divine Perfection, Victory, Resurraction, Heavenly Worship; It pictures completeness, though to a lesser degree than 7; he meaning of this number derives from the fact that it is the first of four spiritually perfect numerals (the others being 7, 10 and 12).

Genesis 6:10 (ERV) Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Genesis 15:8-9 (ERV) But Abram said, "Lord GOD, how can I be sure that I will get this land?" (9) God said to Abram, "We will make an agreement. Bring me a three-year-old cow, a three-year-old goat, a three-year-old ram, a dove, and a young pigeon."

Genesis 40:4-19 (ERV) The commander put the two prisoners under Joseph's care. The two men continued to stay in prison for some time. (5) One night both of the prisoners had a dream. The baker and the wine server each had his own dream, and each dream had its own meaning. (6) Joseph went to them the next morning and saw that the two men were worried. (7) He asked them, "Why do you look so worried today?" (8) The two men answered, "We both had dreams last night, but we don't understand what we dreamed. There is no one to explain the dreams to us." Joseph said to them, "God is the only one who can understand and explain dreams. So I beg you, tell me your dreams." (9) So the wine server told Joseph his dream. The server said, "I dreamed I saw a vine. (10) On the vine there were three branches. I watched the branches grow flowers and then become grapes. (11) I was holding Pharaoh's cup, so I took the grapes and squeezed the juice into the cup. Then I gave the cup to Pharaoh." (12) Then Joseph said, "I will explain the dream to you. The three branches mean three days. (13) Before the end of three days, Pharaoh will forgive you and allow you to go back to your work. You will do the same work for Pharaoh as you did before. (14) But when you are free, remember me. Be good to me and help me. Tell Pharaoh about me so that I can get out of this prison. (15) I was kidnapped and taken from the land of my people, the Hebrews. I have done nothing wrong! I should not be in prison." (16) The baker saw that the other servant's dream was good, so he said to Joseph, "I also had a dream. I dreamed there were three baskets of bread on my head. (17) In the top basket there were all kinds of baked food for the king, but birds were eating this food." (18) Joseph answered, "I will tell you what the dream means. The three baskets mean three days. (19) Before the end of three days, the king will take you out of this prison and cut off your head! He will hang your body on a pole, and the birds will eat it."

Genesis 50:24 (MKJV) And Joseph said to his brothers, I die. And God will surely visit you, and bring you out of this land into the land which He swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

Moses, Aaron, Miriam;

Exodus 23:14-17 (ERV) "You will have three special festivals each year. You must come to my special place to worship me during these festivals. (15) The first festival is the Festival of Unleavened Bread. This is as I commanded you. During this time you will eat bread that is made without yeast. This will continue for seven days. You will do this during the month of Abib, because this is the time when you came out of Egypt. Everyone must bring a sacrifice to me at that time. (16) "The second festival will be the Festival of Harvest. This festival will be during the early summer when you begin harvesting the first crops that you planted in your fields. "The third festival will be the Festival of Shelters. This will be in the fall, when you finish gathering the rest of the crops from your fields. (17) "So three times each year all the men will come to the special place to be with the Lord GOD.

In God’s instructions for making the furniture in the Temple the number 3 is prominent. The lampstand has 3 branches on one side with 3 almond shaped cups. This is repeated for the other side. The altar shall be 3 cubits in height. The hangings or curtains shall be on 3 columns and 3 sockets. The Tabernacle and the Temple were consisted of 3 parts: Outer Court, Inner Court (aka Holy Place), and the Holy of Holies. The Holy of Holies was a cub with height, width, depth.

Leviticus 19:23-25 (ERV) "In the future, when you enter your country, you will plant many kinds of trees for food. After planting a tree, you must wait three years before you can use any of the fruit from that tree. You must not use that fruit. (24) In the fourth year, the fruit from that tree will be the LORD'S. It will be a holy offering of praise to the LORD. (25) Then, in the fifth year, you can eat the fruit from that tree. And the tree will produce more and more fruit for you. I am the LORD your God.

Joshua 2:22-23 (ERV) The men (the 2 spies Moses had sent to scope out the land) left {Rahab’s} house and went into the hills. They stayed there for three days. The king's men looked all along the road. After three days, they stopped looking and went back to the city. (23) Then the two men went back to Joshua. They left the hills and crossed the river. They went to Joshua and told him everything that they had learned.

Numbers 35:13-15 (ERV) There will be six cities of safety. (14) Three of them will be east of the Jordan River and three of them will be in the land of Canaan, west of the Jordan River. (15) These cities will be places of safety for citizens of Israel and for foreigners and travelers. Any of these people will be able to run to one of these cities if they accidentally kill someone.

1 Samuel 11:11 (ERV) And it was so on the next day, Saul put the people in three companies, and they came into the middle of the army at the morning watch. And they killed the Ammonites until the heat of the day. And the ones who remained were scattered, so that two of them were not left together.

1 Samuel 20:40-42 (ERV) Jonathan gave his bow and arrows to the boy and told him to go back to town. (41) When the boy left, David came out from his hiding place on the other side of the hill. David gave a formal greeting by bowing to the ground three times to show his respect for Jonathan. But then David and Jonathan kissed each other and cried together. It was a very sad goodbye, especially for David. (42) Then Jonathan said to David, "Go in peace. We have taken an oath in the LORD'S name to be friends forever. We have asked the LORD to be a witness between us and our descendants forever."

Daniel 6:13 (ERV) Then they answered and said before the king, Daniel, who is of the exiled sons of Judah, has not respected you, O king, nor the ban that you have signed, but makes his prayer three times a day.

Jonah was in the belly of the whale for 3 days

Twenty seven books in the New Testament which is 3x3x3, or completeness to the third power. When Mary became pregnant with Christ, she went to visit her cousin Elizabeth and stayed 3 months. When Jesus got lost in Jerusalem, Mary and Joseph looked for him for 3 days before finding him in the Temple. The Good Samaritan parable told of a man who was attacked, injured and robbed. Two men passed him by but the 3rd man stopped and helped the man and he is called the Good Samaritan. Peter denied Christ 3 times.

Matthew 17:1-3 (ERV) Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and John the brother of James and went up on a high mountain. They were all alone there. (2) While these followers watched him, Jesus was changed. His face became bright like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. (3) Then two men were there, talking with him. They were Moses and Elijah.

Matthew 18:20 (ERV) Whenever two or three of you come together in my name, I am there with you.

Matthew 28:19 (MKJV) Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Jesus prayed 3 times in the Garden of Gethsemane. He was placed on the cross at the 3rd hour of the day and died at the 9th hour. There were 3 hours of darkness while Jesus suffered on the cross. Christ was dead for 3 days and 3 nights before His resurrection.

John 21:14 (ERV) This is now the three times Jesus was revealed to His disciples, He being risen from the dead.

Acts 9:8-9 (CEV) Saul (later renamed to Paul, the Apostle Paul) got up from the ground, and when he opened his eyes, he could not see a thing. Someone then led him by the hand to Damascus, (9) and for three days he was blind and did not eat or drink.

2 Corinthians 12:1-3 (ERV) There is more that I have to say about myself. It won't help, but I will talk now about visions and revelations from the Lord. (2) I know a man in Christ who was taken up to the third heaven. This happened 14 years ago. I don't know if the man was in his body or out of his body, but God knows. (3) And I know that this man was taken up to paradise. I don't know if he was in his body or away from his body, but he heard things that he is not able to explain. He heard things that no one is allowed to tell.

2 Corinthians 12:7-9 (ERV) But I must not be too proud of the wonderful things that were shown to me. So a painful problem was given to me--an angel from Satan, sent to make me suffer, so that I would not think that I am better than anyone else. (8) I begged the Lord three times to take this problem away from me. (9) But the Lord said, "My grace is all you need. Only when you are weak can everything be done completely by my power." So I will gladly boast about my weaknesses. Then Christ's power can stay in me.

Christ has appeared, is appearing and will appear.<

Hebrews 9:24-28 (CEV) This is why Christ did not go into a tent that had been made by humans and was only a copy of the real one. Instead, he went into heaven and is now there with God to help us. (25) Christ did not have to offer himself many times. He wasn't like a high priest who goes into the most holy place each year to offer the blood of an animal. (26) If he had offered himself every year, he would have suffered many times since the creation of the world. But instead, near the end of time he offered himself once and for all, so that he could be a sacrifice that does away with sin. (27) We die only once, and then we are judged. (28) 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.

1 John 5:5-8 (Bible In Basic English - BBE) Who is able to overcome the world but the man who has faith that Jesus is the Son of God? (6) This is he who came by water and by blood, Jesus Christ; not by water only but by water and by blood. (7) And the Spirit is the witness, because the Spirit is true. (8) There are three witnesses, the Spirit, the water, and the blood: and all three are in agreement.

Three is used often in John’s Revelation. Dragon, beast and false prophet. The New Jerusalem is cube shaped with 3 gates of pearl on each of it’s 4 sides.

Revelation 6:5-6 (CEV) When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come out!" Then I saw a black horse, and its rider had a balance scale in one hand. (6) I heard what sounded like a voice from somewhere among the four living creatures. It said, "A quart of wheat will cost you a whole day's wages! Three quarts of barley will cost you a day's wages too. But don't ruin the olive oil or the wine."

Past, present, future. Height, width, depth. Body, soul, spirit. Thought, word, deed, God is Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent.

God spoke from heaven three times (Matt 3:17, Matt 17:5, John 12:28).

4 = Creation, the World

During the week of creation, God finished the material world on the 4th day. On the 4th day He created the sun, moon, stars which created time (seasons, times, day and night).

Genesis 2:10-14 (CEV) From Eden a river flowed out to water the garden, then it divided into four rivers. (11) The first one is the Pishon River that flows through the land of Havilah, (12) where pure gold, rare perfumes, and precious stones are found. (13) The second is the Gihon River that winds through Ethiopia. (14) The Tigris River that flows east of Assyria is the third, and the fourth is the Euphrates River.

In making the Ark of the Covenant, God instructs them to make a 4 sided rectangular box, chest or ark.

Exodus 25:10-15 (ERV) "Use acacia wood and build a special box. This Holy Box must be 2 1/2 cubits long, 1 1/2 cubits wide, and 1 1/2 cubits high. (11) Use pure gold to cover the Box inside and out. Put gold trim around the edges of the Box. (12) Make four gold rings for carrying the Box. Put the gold rings on the four corners, two rings on each side. (13) Then make poles for carrying the Box. These poles should be made from acacia wood and covered with gold. (14) Put the poles through the rings on the corners of the Box. Use these poles to carry the Box. (15) These poles should always stay in the rings of the Box. Don't take the poles out.

Four corners of the earth: East, West, North, South.

Exodus 27:1-2 (CEV) Use acacia wood to build an altar seven and a half feet square and four and a half feet high, (2) and make each of the four top corners stick up like the horn of a bull. Then cover the whole altar with bronze, including the four horns.

Exodus 27:16 (CEV) "Make a curtain 20 cubits long to cover the entrance to the courtyard. Make that curtain from fine linen and blue, purple, and red yarn. Weave designs into that curtain. There must be four posts and four bases for that curtain.

The High Priest’s Breastplate which had a pocket to hold the Urim and Thummim.

Exodus 28:15-30 (CEV) "Make the judgment pouch for the high priest. Skilled workers should make this pouch just as they made the ephod. They must use gold threads, fine linen, and blue, purple, and red yarn. (16) The judgment pouch should be folded double to make a square pocket. It should be 1 span long and 1 span wide. Put four rows of beautiful jewels on the judgment pouch. The first row of jewels should have a ruby, a topaz, and a beryl. (18) The second row should have a turquoise, a sapphire, and an emerald. (19) The third row should have a jacinth, an agate, and an amethyst. (20) The fourth row should have a chrysolite, an onyx, and a jasper. Set all these jewels in gold. (21) There will be twelve jewels on the judgment pouch--one stone for each of the sons of Israel. Each stone will be like a seal with the name of one of the twelve tribes cut into it. (22) "Make chains of pure gold for the judgment pouch. These chains must be braided like a rope. (23) Make two gold rings and put them on two corners of the judgment pouch. (24) Put the two golden chains through the two rings at the corners of the judgment pouch. (25) Fasten the other ends of the gold chains to the two settings. This will fasten them to the two shoulder pieces of the ephod on the front. (26) Make two more gold rings and put them on the other two corners of the judgment pouch. This will be on the inside edge of the judgment pouch next to the ephod. (27) Make two more gold rings and put them on the bottom of the shoulder pieces on the front of the ephod. Put the gold rings above the cloth belt of the ephod. (28) Use blue ribbon to tie the rings of the judgment pouch to the rings of the ephod. In this way the judgment pouch will rest close to the cloth belt and will be held against the ephod. (29) "When Aaron enters the Holy Place, he must wear the judgment pouch. In this way he will wear the names of the twelve sons of Israel over his heart. And the LORD will always be reminded of them. (30) Put the Urim and Thummim inside the judgment pouch. They will be over Aaron's heart when he goes before the LORD. So Aaron will always carry with him a way of judging for the Israelites when he is before the LORD.

Job 42:16-17 (ERV) So Job lived for 140 years more. He lived to see his children, his grandchildren, his great-grandchildren, and his great-great-grandchildren. (17) Job lived to be a very old man who had lived a good, long life.

Ezekiel 1:4-12 (ERV) I was watching a big storm come in from the north. It was a big cloud with a strong wind, and there was fire flashing from it. Light was shining out all around it. It looked like hot metal glowing in a fire. (5) Inside the cloud, there were four living beings that looked like people. (6) But each one of them had four faces and four wings. (7) Their legs were straight. Their feet looked like calves' feet, and they sparkled like polished brass. (8) Under their wings were human arms. There were four living beings. Each living being had four faces and four wings. (9) The wings touched each other. The living beings did not turn when they moved. They went in the direction they were looking. (10) Each living being had four faces. In the front they each had a man's face. There was a lion's face on the right side and a bull's face on the left side. There was an eagle's face on the back. (11) Their wings were spread out over them. With two of the wings each living being reached out to touch the one near it, and with the other two wings it covered its body. (12) Each living being went in the direction it was looking. They went wherever the spirit caused them to go, but they did not turn when they moved.

Ezekiel 10:2-22 (ERV) Then the one sitting on the throne said to the man dressed in linen clothes, "Step into the area between the wheels under the Cherub angels. Take a handful of the burning coals from between the Cherub angels and go throw them over the city of Jerusalem." The man walked past me. (3) The Cherub angels were standing in the area south of the Temple as the man walked to them. The cloud filled the inner courtyard. (4) Then the Glory of the LORD rose up off the Cherub angels near the threshold of the door of the Temple. Then the cloud filled the Temple, and the bright light from the Glory of the LORD filled the whole courtyard. (5) The noise from the wings of the Cherub angels could be heard all the way out into the outer courtyard. The sound was very loud--like the thundering voice when God All-Powerful speaks. (6) God had given the man dressed in linen clothes a command. He had told him to go into the area between the wheels among the Cherub angels and get some hot coals. So the man went there and stood by the wheel. (7) One of the Cherub angels reached out his hand and took some of the hot coals from the area between the Cherub angels. He poured the coals into the man's hands, and the man left. (8) (The Cherub angels had what looked like human arms under their wings.) (9) Then I noticed that there were four wheels. There was one wheel by each Cherub angel, and the wheels looked like a clear yellow jewel. (10) There were four wheels, and they all looked the same. They looked like there was a wheel in a wheel. (11) They could go in any direction when they moved, but the Cherub angels did not turn around when they moved. They went in the direction that the head was looking. They did not turn around when they moved. (12) There were eyes all over their bodies. There were eyes on their backs, on their arms, on their wings, and on their wheels--on all four wheels! (13) These wheels were what I heard called, "the area between the wheels." (14) Each Cherub angel had four faces. The first was the face of a Cherub, the second was the face of a man, the third was a lion's face, and the fourth was an eagle's face. (These Cherub angels were the living beings I saw in the vision by the Kebar Canal.) Then the Cherub angels rose into the air, (16) and the wheels rose with them. When the Cherub angels raised their wings and flew into the air, not even the wheels turned around. (17) If they flew into the air, the wheels went with them. If they stood still, so did the wheels, because the spirit of the living being was in them. (18) Then the Glory of the LORD rose from the threshold of the Temple, moved to the place over the Cherub angels, and stopped there. (19) Then the Cherub angels raised their wings and flew into the air. I saw them leave. The wheels went with them. Then they stopped at the East Gate of the LORD'S Temple. The Glory of the God of Israel was in the air above them. (20) These were the living beings under the Glory of the God of Israel in the vision at the Kebar Canal, and now I realized that they were Cherub angels. (21) Each living being had four faces, four wings, and something that looked like human arms under their wings. (22) The faces of the Cherub angels were the same as the four faces on the living beings in the vision by the Kebar Canal. They all looked straight ahead in the direction they were going.

Ezekiel 14:21 (ERV) Then the Lord GOD said, "So think how bad it will be for Jerusalem. I will send all four of those punishments against that city! I will send enemy soldiers, hunger, disease, and wild animals against that city. I will remove all the people and animals from that country.

Daniel, Shadrach, Meschach and Abednego.

Daniel 1:17 (ERV) As for these four boys, God gave them knowledge and skill in all writing and wisdom. And Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Daniel 7:1-23 (ERV) During the first year that Belshazzar was king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream. He saw these visions while he was lying on his bed, and he wrote what he had dreamed. (2) Daniel said, "I saw my vision at night. In the vision the wind was blowing from all four directions. These winds made the sea rough. (3) I saw four big animals and each one was different from the others. These four animals came up out of the sea. (4) "The first animal looked like a lion, but it had wings like an eagle. As I watched, its wings were torn off. It was helped up from the ground, and it stood up on two feet like a human. Then it was given a human mind. (5) "Then I saw another animal there in front of me that looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, 'Get up and eat all the meat you want!' (6) "After that I noticed another animal in front of me. It looked like a leopard, but it had four wings on its back. This animal had four heads. It was given authority to rule. (7) "After that, in my vision at night, I looked, and there in front of me was a fourth animal. It looked very cruel and terrifying. It looked very strong, with large iron teeth. This animal crushed and ate its victims and walked on whatever was left of them. This fourth animal was different from all the animals I saw before it. This animal had ten horns. (8) "While I was looking at the horns and thinking about them, another horn grew up among them. This was a little horn with eyes like a human. It also had a mouth that was bragging. Then the little horn pulled out three of the other horns. (9) "As I was looking, thrones were put in their places, and the Ancient King sat on his throne. His clothes were as white as snow. His hair was as white as wool. His throne was made from fire, and its wheels were made from flames. (10) A river of fire flowed out from in front of the Ancient King. Millions of people were serving him. Hundreds of millions of people stood in front of him. Court was ready to begin, and the books were opened. (11) "I kept on looking because the little horn was bragging. I kept watching until finally the fourth animal was killed. Its body was destroyed, and it was thrown into the burning fire. (12) The authority and rule of the other animals had been taken from them. But they were permitted to live for a certain period of time. (13) "In my vision at night I looked, and there in front of me was someone who looked like a human being. He was coming on the clouds in the sky. He came up to the Ancient King, and the King's servants brought him before the King. (14) "The one who looked like a human being was given authority, glory, and complete ruling power. People from every nation and language group will serve him. His rule will last forever. His kingdom will continue forever. It will never be destroyed. (15) "I, Daniel, was confused and worried. The visions that went through my mind bothered me. (16) I went to someone who was standing there and asked him what all this meant. So he explained it to me. (17) He said, 'The four great animals are four kingdoms that will come from the earth. (18) But God's holy people will receive the kingdom, and they will have the kingdom forever and ever.' (19) "Then I wanted to know what the fourth animal was and what it meant. The fourth animal was different from all the other animals. It was very terrible and had iron teeth and bronze claws. It was the animal that crushed and ate its victims and walked on whatever was left. (20) I wanted to know about the ten horns that were on the fourth animal's head and about the little horn that grew there. That little horn pulled out three of the other ten horns. That little horn had eyes and a mouth that kept on bragging, and it looked bigger than the other horns. (21) As I was watching, this little horn began attacking and making war against God's holy people and killing them. (22) The little horn kept killing God's holy people until the Ancient King came and judged him. The Ancient King announced his decision about the little horn. This judgment helped God's holy people, and they received the kingdom. (23) "And he explained this to me: 'The fourth animal is a fourth kingdom that will come on the earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms. That fourth kingdom will destroy people all around the world. It will walk on and crush nations all around the world.

Matthew 24:31 (ERV) And He shall send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

Mark 2:3-5 (ERV) some people brought a paralyzed man to see him. He was being carried by four of them. (4) But they could not get the man inside to Jesus because the house was so full of people. So they went to the roof above Jesus and made a hole in it. Then they lowered the mat with the paralyzed man on it. (5) When Jesus saw how much faith they had, he said to the paralyzed man, "Young man, your sins are forgiven."

John 11:17 (ERV) Jesus arrived in Bethany and found that Lazarus had already been dead and in the tomb for four days.

John 19:23 (ERV) Then when they had crucified Jesus, the soldiers took His garments and made four parts, one part to each soldier; and also His tunic. And the tunic was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

Acts 10:10-16 (ERV) He was hungry and wanted to eat. But while they were preparing the food for Peter to eat, he had a vision. (11) He saw something coming down through the open sky. It looked like a big sheet being lowered to the ground by its four corners. (12) In it were all kinds of animals, reptiles, and birds. (13) Then a voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill anything here and eat it." (14) But Peter said, "I can't do that, Lord! I have never eaten anything that is not pure or fit to be used for food." (15) But the voice said to him again, "God has made these things pure. Don't say they are unfit to eat." (16) This happened three times. Then the whole thing was taken back up into heaven.

Acts 12:4-7 (CEV) He put Peter in jail and ordered four squads of soldiers to guard him. Herod planned to put him on trial in public after the festival. (5) While Peter was being kept in jail, the church never stopped praying to God for him. (6) The night before Peter was to be put on trial, he was asleep and bound by two chains. A soldier was guarding him on each side, and two other soldiers were guarding the entrance to the jail. (7) Suddenly an angel from the Lord appeared, and light flashed around in the cell. The angel poked Peter in the side and woke him up. Then he said, "Quick! Get up!" The chains fell off his hands,

Romans 1:22-24 (CEV) They claim to be wise, but they are fools. (23) They don't worship the glorious and eternal God. Instead, they worship idols that are made to look like humans who cannot live forever, and like birds, animals, and reptiles. (24) So God let these people go their own way. They did what they wanted to do, and their filthy thoughts made them do shameful things with their bodies.

Revelation 7:1 (CEV) After this I saw four angels. Each one was standing on one of the earth's four corners. The angels held back the four winds, so that no wind would blow on the earth or on the sea or on any tree. These angels had also been given the power to harm the earth and the sea. Then I saw another angel come up from where the sun rises in the east, and he was ready to put the mark of the living God on people. He shouted to the four angels,

5 = Grace, God’s goodness and favor towards mankind. Five times five is grace upon grace.

God commanded Israel to gring him five primary types of offerings: Burnt offerings, Sin offerings, Trespass offerings, Grain offerings and Peace offerings. There are 5 books of the Law (referred to as the Pentateuch because “penta” means five). Moses wrote five books of the Old Testament. The 4 Gospels and Acts are sometimes designated as the New Testament Pentateuch.

Exodus 22:1 (CEV) If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it or sell it, he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

Exodus 27:1 (CEV) And you shall make an altar of acacia-wood, five cubits long and five cubits broad. The altar shall be square. And the height of it shall be three cubits.

Five ingredients used in the sacred oil:

Exodus 30:23-32 (CEV) Mix a gallon of olive oil with the following costly spices: twelve pounds of myrrh, six pounds of cinnamon, six pounds of cane, and twelve pounds of cassia. Measure these according to the official standards. Then use this sacred mixture for dedicating the tent and chest, (27) the table with its equipment, the lampstand with its equipment, the incense altar with all its utensils, (28) the altar for sacrifices, and the large bowl with its stand. (29) By dedicating them in this way, you will make them so holy that anyone who even touches them will become holy. (30) When you ordain Aaron and his sons as my priests, sprinkle them with some of this oil, (31) and say to the people of Israel: "This oil must always be used in the ordination service of a priest. It is holy because it is dedicated to the LORD. (32) So treat it as holy! Don't ever use it for everyday purposes or mix any for yourselves.

Leviticus 26:6-14 (CEV) I will bless your country with peace, and you will rest without fear. I will wipe out the dangerous animals and protect you from enemy attacks. (7) You will chase and destroy your enemies, (8) even if there are only five of you and a hundred of them, or only a hundred of you and ten thousand of them. (9) I will treat you with such kindness that your nation will grow strong, and I will also keep my promises to you. (10) Your barns will overflow with grain each year. (11) I will live among you and never again look on you with disgust. (12) I will walk with you--I will be your God, and you will be my people. (13) I am the LORD your God, and I rescued you from Egypt, so that you would never again be slaves. I have set you free; now walk with your heads held high. (14) If you disobey me and my laws, and if you break our agreement,

Joshua 10:5, 16-17, 22-23, 26 (CEV) And the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves. And they went up, they and all their armies, and camped before Gibeon, and made war against it.
Joshua 10:16-17 But these five kings fled and hid themselves in a cave at Makkedah. (17) And it was told to Joshua, saying, The five kings have been found hidden in a cave at Makkedah.
Joshua 10:22 And Joshua said, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring those five kings out of the cave to me. (23) And they did so, and brought those five kings out of the cave to him: the king of Jerusalem, the king of Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon.

Joshua 10:26 And afterward Joshua struck them and killed them, and hanged them on five trees. And they were hanging on the trees until the evening.

1 Samuel 17:39-40, 45-51 (CEV) David strapped on a sword and tried to walk around, but he was not used to wearing those things. "I can't move with all this stuff on," David said. "I'm just not used to it." David took off the armor (40) and picked up his shepherd's stick. He went out to a stream and picked up five smooth rocks and put them in his leather bag. Then with his sling in his hand, he went straight toward Goliath... (51) David answered: You've come out to fight me with a sword and a spear and a dagger. But I've come out to fight you in the name of the LORD All-Powerful. He is the God of Israel's army, and you have insulted him too! (46) Today the LORD will help me defeat you. I'll knock you down and cut off your head, and I'll feed the bodies of the other Philistine soldiers to the birds and wild animals. Then the whole world will know that Israel has a real God. (47) Everybody here will see that the LORD doesn't need swords or spears to save his people. The LORD always wins his battles, and he will help us defeat you. (48) When Goliath started forward, David ran toward him. (49) He put a rock in his sling and swung the sling around by its straps. When he let go of one strap, the rock flew out and hit Goliath on the forehead. It cracked his skull, and he fell facedown on the ground. (50) David defeated Goliath with a sling and a rock. He killed him without even using a sword. (51) David ran over and pulled out Goliath's sword. Then he used it to cut off Goliath's head. When the Philistines saw what had happened to their hero, they started running away.

Matthew 14:15-21 (CEV) That evening the disciples came to Jesus and said, "This place is like a desert, and it is already late. Let the crowds leave, so they can go to the villages and buy some food." (16) Jesus replied, "They don't have to leave. Why don't you give them something to eat?" (17) But they said, "We have only five small loaves of bread and two fish." (18) Jesus asked his disciples to bring the food to him, (19) and he told the crowd to sit down on the grass. Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish. He looked up toward heaven and blessed the food. Then he broke the bread and handed it to his disciples, and they gave it to the people. (20) After everyone had eaten all they wanted, Jesus' disciples picked up twelve large baskets of leftovers. (21) There were about five thousand men who ate, not counting the women and children.

Matthew 25:1-12 (CEV) The kingdom of heaven is like what happened one night when ten girls took their oil lamps and went to a wedding to meet the groom. (2) Five of the girls were foolish and five were wise. (3) The foolish ones took their lamps, but no extra oil. (4) The ones who were wise took along extra oil for their lamps. (5) The groom was late arriving, and the girls became drowsy and fell asleep. (6) Then in the middle of the night someone shouted, "Here's the groom! Come to meet him!" (7) When the girls got up and started getting their lamps ready, (8) the foolish ones said to the others, "Let us have some of your oil! Our lamps are going out." (9) The girls who were wise answered, "There's not enough oil for all of us! Go and buy some for yourselves." (10) While the foolish girls were on their way to get some oil, the groom arrived. The girls who were ready went into the wedding, and the doors were closed. (11) Later the other girls returned and shouted, "Sir, sir! Open the door for us!" (12) But the groom replied, "I don't even know you!"

2 Corinthians 11:24 (CEV) Five times from the Jews I received forty stripes minus one.

Revelation 9:3-11 (CEV) Locusts came out of the smoke and covered the earth. They were given the same power that scorpions have. (4) The locusts were told not to harm the grass on the earth or any plant or any tree. They were to punish only those people who did not have God's mark on their foreheads. (5) The locusts were allowed to make them suffer for five months, but not to kill them. The suffering they caused was like the sting of a scorpion. (6) In those days people will want to die, but they will not be able to. They will hope for death, but it will escape from them. (7) These locusts looked like horses ready for battle. On their heads they wore something like gold crowns, and they had human faces. (8) Their hair was like a woman's long hair, and their teeth were like those of a lion. (9) On their chests they wore armor made of iron. Their wings roared like an army of horse-drawn chariots rushing into battle. (10) Their tails were like a scorpion's tail with a stinger that had the power to hurt someone for five months. (11) Their king was the angel in charge of the deep pit. In Hebrew his name was Abaddon, and in Greek it was Apollyon.

6 = Man with his human weakness, the evils of satan, manifestation of sin.

Man was created on the 6th day of the week of Creation. Man has to labor 6 days of the week. A Hebrew slave had to serve 6 years but was released on the 7th year (Exodus 21:2).

Deuteronomy 15:18 (CEV) Don't complain when you have to set a slave free. After all, you got six years of service at half the cost of hiring someone to do the work.

The land was to be sown and harvested 6 years but was to lay fallow on the 7th year (Exodus 23:10-11).

The Bible mentions 6 earthquakes (Exodus 19:18, 1 Kings 19:11, Amos 1:1, Matthew 27: 54, Matthew 28:2, Acts 16:26). Jesus was accused 6 times of being demon possessed. In the New Testament, there are 6 references to people who practiced sorcery. Six people were claiming Jesus was innocent of all charges: Pontius Pilate, Herod, Judas, Pontius Pilate’s wife, one of the thieves on the cross and a Roman Centurion who was at the crucifixion.

Exodus 20:8-11 (CEV) Remember that the Sabbath Day belongs to me. (9) You have six days when you can do your work, (10) but the seventh day of each week belongs to me, your God. No one is to work on that day--not you, your children, your slaves, your animals, or the foreigners who live in your towns. (11) In six days I made the sky, the earth, the oceans, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested. That's why I made the Sabbath a special day that belongs to me.

Exodus 24:15-17 (CEV) When Moses went up on Mount Sinai, a cloud covered it, (16) and the bright glory of the LORD came down and stayed there. The cloud covered the mountain for six days, and on the seventh day the LORD told Moses to come into the cloud. (17) Moses did so and stayed there forty days and nights. To the people, the LORD's glory looked like a blazing fire on top of the mountain.

Leviticus 24:5-9 (CEV) Use your finest flour to bake twelve loaves of bread about four pounds each, (6) then take them into the sacred tent and lay them on the gold table in two rows of six loaves. (7) Alongside each row put some pure incense that will be sent up by fire in place of the bread as an offering to me. (8) Aaron must lay fresh loaves on the table each Sabbath, and priests in all generations must continue this practice as part of Israel's agreement with me. (9) This bread will always belong to Aaron and his family; it is very holy because it was offered to me, and it must be eaten in a holy place.

Number 7:1-5 (CEV) When Moses had finished setting up the sacred tent, he dedicated it to the LORD, together with its furnishings, the altar, and its equipment. (2) Then the twelve tribal leaders of Israel, the same men who had been in charge of counting the people, came to the tent (3) with gifts for the LORD. They brought six strong carts and twelve oxen--one ox from each leader and a cart from every two. (4) The LORD said to Moses, (5) "Accept these gifts, so the Levites can use them here at the sacred tent for carrying the sacred things.

Numbers 29:17 (CEV) For the next six days of the festival, you will sacrifice one less bull than the day before, so that on the seventh day, seven bulls will be sacrificed. The other sacrifices and offerings must remain the same for each of these days.

Joshua 6:12-17 (CEV) Early the next morning, Joshua and everyone else started marching around Jericho in the same order as the day before. One group of soldiers was in front, followed by the seven priests with trumpets and the priests who carried the chest. The rest of the army came next. The seven priests blew their trumpets while everyone marched slowly around Jericho and back to camp. They did this once a day for six days. (15) On the seventh day, the army got up at daybreak. They marched slowly around Jericho the same as they had done for the past six days, except on this day they went around seven times. (16) Then the priests blew the trumpets, and Joshua yelled: Get ready to shout! The LORD will let you capture this town. (17) But you must destroy it and everything in it, to show that it now belongs to the LORD. The woman Rahab helped the spies we sent, so protect her and the others who are inside her house. But kill everyone else in the town.

2 Samuel 6:12-15 (ERV) Later people told David, "The LORD has blessed the family of Obed Edom and everything he owns, because God's Holy Box is there." So David went and brought God's Holy Box from Obed Edom's house. David was very happy and excited. (13) When the men who carried the LORD'S Holy Box had walked six steps, they stopped and David sacrificed a bull and a fat calf. (14) David was dancing in front of the LORD. He was wearing a linen ephod. (15) David and all the Israelites were excited--they shouted and blew the trumpet as they brought the LORD'S Holy Box into the city.

Isaiah 6:1-3 (ERV) In the year that King Uzziah died, I had a vision of the LORD. He was on his throne high above, and his robe filled the temple. (2) Flaming creatures with six wings each were flying over him. They covered their faces with two of their wings and their bodies with two more. They used the other two wings for flying, (3) as they shouted, "Holy, holy, holy, LORD All-Powerful! The earth is filled with your glory."

Ezekiel 45:1 (CEV) When the land of Israel is divided among the twelve tribes, you must set aside an area that will belong to me. This sacred area will be eight miles long and six miles wide.

Ezekiel 48:30-35 (ERV) "These are the gates of the city. The gates will be named for the tribes of Israel. "The north side of the city will be 4500 cubits long. (31) There will be three gates: Reuben's Gate, Judah's Gate, and Levi's Gate. (32) "The east side of the city will be 4500 cubits long. There will be three gates: Joseph's Gate, Benjamin's Gate, and Dan's Gate. (33) "The south side of the city will be 4500 cubits long. There will be three gates: Simeon's Gate, Issachar's Gate, and Zebulun's Gate. (34) "The west side of the city will be 4500 cubits long. There will be three gates: Gad's Gate, Asher's Gate, and Naphtali's Gate. (35) "The distance around the city will be 18,000 cubits. From now on, the name of the city will be THE LORD IS THERE."

Luke 13:13-14 (ERV) He laid his hands on her, and immediately she was able to stand up straight. She began praising God. (14) The synagogue leader was angry because Jesus healed on the Sabbath day. He said to the people, "There are six days for work. So come to be healed on one of those days. Don't come for healing on the Sabbath day."

John 2:3-11 (ERV) At the wedding there was not enough wine, so Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine." (4) Jesus answered, "Dear woman, why are you telling me this? It is not yet time for me to begin my work." (5) His mother said to the servants, "Do what he tells you." (6) There were six large stone waterpots there that were used by the Jews in their washing ceremonies. Each one held about 20 or 30 gallons. (7) Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the waterpots with water." So they filled them to the top. (8) Then he said to them, "Now dip out some water and take it to the man in charge of the feast." So they did what he said. (9) Then the man in charge tasted it, but the water had become wine. He did not know where the wine had come from, but the servants who brought the water knew. He called the bridegroom (10) and said to him, "People always serve the best wine first. Later, when the guests are drunk, they serve the cheaper wine. But you have saved the best wine until now." (11) This was the first of all the miraculous signs Jesus did. He did it in the town of Cana in Galilee. By this he showed his divine greatness, and his followers believed in him.

John 12:1-3 (ERV) Six days before the Passover festival, Jesus went to Bethany. That is where Lazarus lived, the man Jesus raised from death. (2) There they had a dinner for Jesus. Martha served the food, and Lazarus was one of the people eating with Jesus. (3) Mary brought in a pint of expensive perfume made of pure nard. She poured the perfume on Jesus' feet. Then she wiped his feet with her hair. And the sweet smell from the perfume filled the whole house.

The Anti-Christ is said to have a name that equals 666.
Revelation 13:18 (CEV) You need wisdom to understand the number of the beast! But if you are smart enough, you can figure this out. Its number is six hundred sixty-six, and it stands for a person.

7 = It is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). The number 7 and the words “sevenfold” and “seventh” occur 860 times in the Scripture.

There are 7 days of the week.

There are 7 major divisions of the Bible: the Law, the Prophets, Psalms, the Gospels and Acts, the General Epistles, Pauline Epistles and the book of Revelation. There are 49 books of the Bible which is 7 x 7.

There are 7 men called a “man of God”: Moses, David, Samuel, Shemaiah, Elijah, Elisha and Igdaliah.

Christ has 7 titles in Hebrews: Heir of all things, Captain of our salvation, Apostle, Author of salvation, Forerunner, High Priest, Author and finisher of our faith.

Genesis 4:10, 13-16 (CEV) Then the LORD said: Why have you done this terrible thing? You killed your own brother, and his blood flowed onto the ground. Now his blood is calling out for me to punish you. Gen 4:13 "This punishment is too hard!" Cain said. (14) "You're making me leave my home and live far from you. I will have to wander about without a home, and just anyone could kill me." (15) "No!" the LORD answered. "Anyone who kills you will be punished seven times worse than I am punishing you." So the LORD put a mark on Cain to warn everyone not to kill him. (16) But Cain had to go far from the LORD and live in the Land of Wandering, which is east of Eden.

Genesis 7:1-4 (CEV) The LORD told Noah: Take your whole family with you into the boat, because you are the only one on this earth who pleases me. (2) Take seven pairs of every kind of animal that can be used for sacrifice and one pair of all others. (3) Also take seven pairs of every kind of bird with you. Do this so there will always be animals and birds on the earth. (4) Seven days from now I will send rain that will last for forty days and nights, and I will destroy all other living creatures I have made.

Genesis 8:8-20 (CEV) Noah wanted to find out if the water had gone down, and he sent out a dove. (9) Deep water was still everywhere, and the dove could not find a place to land. So it flew back to the boat. Noah held out his hand and helped it back in. (10) Seven days later Noah sent the dove out again. (11) It returned in the evening, holding in its beak a green leaf from an olive tree. Noah knew that the water was finally going down. (12) He waited seven more days before sending the dove out again, and this time it did not return. (13) Noah was now six hundred one years old. And by the first day of that year, almost all the water had gone away. Noah made an opening in the roof of the boat and saw that the ground was getting dry. (14) By the twenty-seventh day of the second month, the earth was completely dry. (15) God said to Noah, (16) "You, your wife, your sons, and your daughters-in-law may now leave the boat. (17) Let out the birds, animals, and reptiles, so they can mate and live all over the earth." (18) After Noah and his family had gone out of the boat, (19) the living creatures left in groups of their own kind. (20) Noah built an altar where he could offer sacrifices to the LORD. Then he offered on the altar one of each kind of animal and bird that could be used for a sacrifice.

Genesis 29:16-27 (MKJV) And Laban had two daughters. The name of the older was Leah, and the name of the younger was Rachel. (17) And Leah was weak of eyes, but Rachel was beautiful and well-favored. (18) And Jacob loved Rachel, and said, I will serve you seven years for Rachel your younger daughter. (19) And Laban said, It is better that I give her to you than that I should give her to another man. Stay with me. (20) And Jacob served seven years for Rachel, and they seemed to him a few days, for the love he had for her. (21) And Jacob said to Laban, Give me my wife, for my days are fulfilled, so that I may go in to her. (22) And Laban gathered together all the men of the place, and made a feast. (23) And it happened in the evening, he took his daughter Leah and brought her to him. And he went in to her. (24) And Laban gave Zilpah his slave woman to his daughter Leah for a handmaid. (25) And it happened in the morning, behold, it was Leah! And he said to Laban, What is this you have done to me? Did I not serve with you for Rachel? Why then have you tricked me? (26) And Laban said, It must not be done so in our country, to give the younger before the first-born. (27) Fulfill her week, and we will give you this one also for the service which you shall serve with me still another seven years.

Genesis 41:14-41 (MKJV) Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph. And they hurried him out of the dungeon. And he shaved and changed his clothing, and came in to Pharaoh. (15) And Pharaoh said to Joseph, I have dreamed a dream, and none can interpret it. And I have heard it about you, saying, you can understand a dream to interpret it. (16) And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, Not I. God shall answer the welfare of Pharaoh. (17) And Pharaoh said to Joseph, In my dream, behold! I stood upon the bank of the river. (18) And behold, there came up out of the river seven cows, beautiful in appearance and fat of flesh. And they fed in the reeds. (19) And behold, seven other cows came up after them, poor and evil of appearance, and lean of flesh, such as I never saw in all the land of Egypt for badness. (20) And the lean and the evil-appearing cows ate up the first seven fat cows. (21) And when they had eaten them up, it could not be seen that they had eaten them; but they were still evil of appearance, as at the beginning. And I awoke. (22) And I saw in my dream, and behold, seven ears came up in one stock, full and good. (23) And behold, seven ears, withered, thin, blasted by the east wind, sprang up after them. (24) And the thin ears devoured the seven good ears. And I spoke to the magicians, but there was none that could open it to me. (25) And Joseph said to Pharaoh, The dream of Pharaoh is one. God has shown Pharaoh what He is about to do. (26) The seven good cows are seven years. And the seven good ears are seven years. The dream is one. (27) And the seven thin and evil-appearing cows that came up after them are seven years. And the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine. (28) This is the thing which God has spoken to Pharaoh; what God is about to do, He shows to Pharaoh. (29) Behold, there are coming seven years of great plenty throughout all the land of Egypt. (30) And there shall arise after them seven years of famine. And all the plenty shall be forgotten in the land of Egypt, and the famine shall consume the land. (31) And the plenty shall not be known in the land because of the famine following; for it shall be very grievous. (32) And since the dream was repeated to Pharaoh twice, it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. (33) Now therefore let Pharaoh look for a man who is discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt. (34) Let Pharaoh act, and let him appoint officers over the land, and take up the fifth part of the land of Egypt in the seven plenteous years. (35) And let them gather all the food of those good years that come, and lay up grain under the hand of Pharaoh, and let them keep food in the cities. (36) That food shall be for a store to the land against the seven years of famine, which shall be in the land of Egypt, so that the land does not perish through the famine. (37) And the thing was good in the eyes of Pharaoh, and in the eyes of all his servants. (38) And Pharaoh said to his servants, Can we find any man like this, in whom the Spirit of God is? (39) And Pharaoh said to Joseph, Since God has shown you all this, no one is as discreet and wise as you. (40) You shall be over my house, and all my people shall kiss the hand at your word. Only in the throne will I be greater than you. (41) And Pharaoh said to Joseph, See, I have set you over all the land of Egypt.

Exodus 12:13-20 (CEV) The blood on the houses will show me where you live, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. Then you won't be bothered by the terrible disasters I will bring on Egypt. (14) Remember this day and celebrate it each year as a festival in my honor. (15) For seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. And on the first of these seven days, you must remove all yeast from your homes. If you eat anything made with yeast during this festival, you will no longer be part of Israel. (16) Meet together for worship on the first and seventh days of the festival. The only work you are allowed to do on either of these two days is that of preparing the bread. (17) Celebrate this Festival of Thin Bread as a way of remembering the day that I brought your families and tribes out of Egypt. And do this each year. (18) Begin on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month by eating bread made without yeast. Then continue this celebration until the evening of the twenty-first day. (19) During these seven days no yeast is allowed in anyone's home, whether they are native Israelites or not. If you are caught eating anything made with yeast, you will no longer be part of Israel. (20) Stay away from yeast, no matter where you live. No one is allowed to eat anything made with yeast!

Exodus 22:29-31 (CEV) Don't fail to give me the offerings of grain and wine that belong to me. Dedicate to me your first-born sons (30) and the first-born of your cattle and sheep. Let the animals stay with their mothers for seven days, then on the eighth day give them to me, your God. (31) You are my chosen people, so don't eat the meat of any of your livestock that was killed by a wild animal. Instead, feed the meat to dogs.

Exodus 29:28-29 (CEV) (29) After Aaron's death, his priestly clothes are to be handed down to each descendant who succeeds him as high priest, and these clothes must be worn during the seven-day ceremony of ordination.

Leviticus 4:3-7 (CEV) When the high priest sins, he makes everyone else guilty too. And so, he must sacrifice a young bull that has nothing wrong with it. (4) The priest will lead the bull to the entrance of the sacred tent, lay his hand on its head, and kill it there. (5) He will take a bowl of the blood inside the tent, (6) dip a finger in the blood, and sprinkle some of it seven times toward the sacred chest behind the curtain. (7) Then, in my presence, he will smear some of the blood on each of the four corners of the incense altar, before pouring out the rest at the foot of the bronze altar near the entrance to the tent.

Leviticus 8:31-36 (CEV) Moses said to Aaron and his sons: The LORD told me that you must boil this meat at the entrance to the sacred tent and eat it there with the bread. (32) Burn what is left over (33) and stay near the entrance to the sacred tent until the ordination ceremony ends seven days from now. (34) We have obeyed the LORD in everything that has been done today, so that your sins may be forgiven. (35) The LORD has told me that you must stay near the entrance to the tent for seven days and nights, or else you will die. (36) Aaron and his sons obeyed everything that the LORD had told Moses they must do.

Joshua 6:2-18 (ERV) Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Look, I will let you defeat the city of Jericho. You will defeat the king and all the fighting men in the city. (3) March around the city with your army once every day for six days. (4) Tell seven of the priests to carry trumpets made from the horns of male sheep and to march in front of the priests who are carrying the Holy Box. On the seventh day march around the city seven times and tell the priests to blow the trumpets while they march. (5) They will make one loud noise from the trumpets. When you hear that noise, tell all the people to begin shouting. When you do this, the walls of the city will fall down and your people will be able to go straight into the city." (6) So Joshua son of Nun called the priests together and said to them, "Carry the Holy Box of the LORD. Tell seven priests to carry the trumpets and march in front of it." (7) Then Joshua ordered the people, "Now go! March around the city. The soldiers with weapons will march in front of the Holy Box of the LORD." (8) After Joshua finished speaking to the people, the seven priests with the trumpets began marching before the LORD, blowing the trumpets as they marched. The priests carrying the LORD'S Holy Box followed them. (9) The soldiers with weapons marched in front of the priests who were blowing the horns. And the rest of the men walked behind the Holy Box, marching and blowing their trumpets. (10) Joshua had told the people not to give a war cry. He said, "Don't shout. Don't say a word until the day I tell you. Then you will shout." (11) So Joshua made the priests carry the Holy Box of the LORD around the city one time. Then they went back to the camp and spent the night there. (12) Early the next morning Joshua got up, and the priests carried the LORD'S Holy Box again. (13) The seven priests with the trumpets marched in front of the LORD'S Holy Box, blowing their trumpets. The soldiers with weapons marched in front of them. The rest of the people marched behind the LORD'S Holy Box. During the whole time they marched, the priests were blowing the trumpets. (14) On the second day, they all marched around the city one time. And then they went back to the camp. They continued to do this every day for six days. (15) On the seventh day, they got up at dawn and marched around the city seven times. They marched in the same way they had marched on the days before, but on that day they marched around the city seven times. (16) The seventh time they marched around the city, the priests blew their trumpets. Then Joshua gave the command: "Now, shout! The LORD is giving you this city! (17) The city and everything is to be destroyed as an offering to the LORD. Only Rahab the prostitute and everyone in her house will be left alive. These people must not be killed because she helped the two spies. (18) Remember, we must destroy everything else. Don't take anything. If you take anything and bring it into our camp, you yourselves will be destroyed, and you will cause trouble for the rest of our people.

Judges 16:15-22 (ERV) Then Delilah said to Samson, "How can you say, 'I love you,' when you don't even trust me? You refuse to tell me your secret. This is the third time you made me look foolish. You haven't told me the secret of your great strength." (16) She kept bothering Samson day after day. He got so tired of her asking him about his secret that he felt like he was going to die. (17) Finally, Samson told Delilah everything. He said, "I have never had my hair cut. I was dedicated to God before I was born. If someone shaved my head, I would lose my strength. I would become as weak as any other man." (18) Delilah saw that Samson had told her his secret. She sent a message to the rulers of the Philistines. She said, "Come back again. Samson has told me everything." So the rulers of the Philistines came back and brought the money that they had promised to give her. (19) Delilah got Samson to go to sleep with his head lying in her lap. Then she called in a man to shave off the seven braids of Samson's hair. In this way she made Samson weak, and his strength left him. (20) Then Delilah called out to him, "Samson, the Philistine men are going to capture you!" He woke up and thought, "I will escape as I did before and free myself." But Samson did not know that the LORD had left him. (21) The Philistine men captured Samson. They tore out his eyes and took him down to the city of Gaza. Then they put chains on him to keep him from running away. They put him in prison and made him work grinding grain. (22) But his hair began to grow again.

2 Kings 5:9-14 (ERV) So Naaman came with his horses and chariots to Elisha's house and stood outside the door. (10) Elisha sent a messenger to Naaman who said, "Go and wash in the Jordan River seven times. Then your skin will be healed, and you will be pure and clean." (11) Naaman became angry and left. He said, "I thought Elisha would at least come out and stand in front of me and call on the name of the LORD his God. I thought he would wave his hand over my body and heal the leprosy. (12) Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, are better than all the water in Israel. Why can't I wash in those rivers in Damascus and become clean?" He was very angry and turned to leave. (13) But Naaman's servants went to him and talked to him. They said, "Father, if the prophet told you to do some great thing, you would do it, isn't that right? But he said, 'Wash, and you will be pure and clean.'" (14) So Naaman did what the man of God said. He went down and dipped himself in the Jordan River seven times, and he became pure and clean. His skin became soft like the skin of a baby.

It took King Solomon 7 years to build the Temple. At the dedication of the Temple:

2 Chronicles 7:1-3, 8-11 (ERV) When Solomon finished praying, fire came down from the sky and burned up the burnt offering and the sacrifices. The Glory of the LORD filled the Temple. (2) The priests could not enter the LORD'S Temple because the Glory of the LORD filled it. (3) When all the Israelites saw the fire come down from heaven and the Glory of the LORD on the Temple, they bowed their faces down low to the ground on the pavement. They worshiped and thanked the LORD. They sang the song, He Is Good. His Faithful Love Will Last Forever... (8) So there at the Temple, King Solomon and all the people of Israel celebrated the festival. People came from as far away as Hamath Pass in the north and the border of Egypt in the south. This huge crowd of people enjoyed themselves for seven days. (9) On the eighth day, they had a holy meeting because they had celebrated for seven days. They made the altar holy and it was to be used only for worshiping the Lord. And they celebrated the festival for seven days. (10) On the 23rd day of the seventh month, Solomon told the people to go home. All the people thanked the king, said goodbye, and went home. They were happy because of all the good things that the LORD had done for David his servant and for his people Israel. (11) So Solomon finished building the LORD'S Temple and the king's palace. Solomon did everything that he had planned to do in building a house for the LORD and for himself.

Psalms 12:6 (ERV) The LORD'S words are true and pure, like silver purified by fire, like silver melted seven times to make it perfectly pure.

Matthew 12:43-45 (ERV) "When an evil spirit comes out of a person, it travels through dry places looking for a place to rest, but it finds none. (44) So it says, 'I will go back to the home I left.' When it comes back, it finds that home still empty. It is all neat and clean. (45) Then the evil spirit goes out and brings seven other spirits more evil than itself. They all go and live there, and that person has even more trouble than before. It is the same way with the evil people who live today."

Matthew 15:32-37 (ERV) Jesus called his followers to him and said, "I feel sorry for these people. They have been with me three days, and now they have nothing to eat. I don't want to send them away hungry. They might faint while going home." (33) The followers asked Jesus, "Where can we get enough bread to feed all these people? We are a long way from any town." (34) Jesus asked, "How many loaves of bread do you have?" They answered, "We have seven loaves of bread and a few small fish." (35) Jesus told the people to sit on the ground. (36) He took the seven loaves of bread and the fish. Then he gave thanks to God for the food. He broke the bread into pieces, which he gave to the followers, and they gave the food to the people. (37) All the people ate until they were full. After this, the followers filled seven baskets with the pieces of food that were not eaten.

Matthew 18:21-22 (ERV) Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, when someone won't stop doing wrong to me, how many times must I forgive them? Seven times?" (22) Jesus answered, "I tell you, you must forgive them more than seven times. You must continue to forgive them even if they do wrong to you seventy-seven times."

Mark 16:8-9 (ERV) The women were very afraid and confused. They left the tomb and ran away. They did not tell about what happened, because they were afraid. (9) Jesus rose from death early on the first day of the week. He appeared first to Mary Magdalene. One time in the past Jesus had forced seven demons out of Mary.

Acts 19:13-17 (ERV) Some Jews also were traveling around forcing evil spirits out of people. The seven sons of Sceva, one of the leading priests, were doing this. These Jews tried to use the name of the Lord Jesus to make the evil spirits go out of people. They all said, "By the same Jesus that Paul talks about, I order you to come out!" (15) But one time an evil spirit said to these Jews, "I know Jesus, and I know about Paul, but who are you?" (16) Then the man who had the evil spirit inside him jumped on these Jews. He was much stronger than all of them. He beat them up and tore their clothes off. They all ran away from that house. (17) All the people in Ephesus, Jews and Greeks, learned about this. They were all filled with fear and gave great honor to the Lord Jesus.

In Revelation there are the 7 churches, 7 spirits, 7 golden lampstands, 7 stars, 7 torches, 7 seals, 7 horns, 7 eyes, 7 angels, 7 trumpets, thunder roared 7 times, 7 heads, 7 troubles, 7 bowls, 7 hills, 7 kings

8 = New beginning; New order; When we are born again, we are resurrected from the dead into eternal life; Resurrection

Boys were to be circumcised on the 8th day after their birth. When we are born again, our hearts are circumcised. We become new creatures in Christ Jesus and receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 17:12 (ERV) And a son of eight days shall be circumcised among you, every male child in your generations; he that is born in the house, or bought with silver of any stranger who is not of your seed.

After the 7 weeks of the spring harvest (49 days), the 50th day is Pentecost. It is the 8th week. After the 7 days of the Feast of Tabernacles the 8th day is called the Last Great Day.

There are 40 authors of the Bible and 5 (grace) times 8 (new beginning) shows us that God’s grace gives us a new beginning.

The New Testament was authored by 8 men. Abraham had 8 sons.

Jesus showed Himself 8 times alive after His resurrection. God saved 8 people in the Ark.

Jesus name is 888.

Exodus 26:22-31 (CEV) For the back wall along the west side use six frames (23) with two more at the southwest and northwest corners. Make certain that these corner frames are joined from top to bottom. (24) (25) Altogether, this back wall will have eight frames with two silver stands under each one. (26) Make five crossbars for each of the wooden frames, (27) (28) with the center crossbar running the full length of the wall. (29) Cover the frames and the crossbars with gold and attach gold rings to the frames to run the crossbars through. (30) Then set up the tent in the way I showed you on the mountain. (31) Make a curtain to separate the holy place from the most holy place. Use fine linen woven with blue, purple, and red wool, and embroidered with figures of winged creatures. Cover four acacia wood posts with gold and set them each on a silver stand. Then fasten gold hooks to the posts and hang the curtain there.

1 Samuel 17:12 (ERV) David was the son of Jesse. Jesse was from the Ephrathah family in Bethlehem, Judah. Jesse had eight sons. In Saul's time Jesse was an old man.

2 Chronicles 29:16-18 (ERV) The priests went into the inside part of the LORD'S Temple to clean it. They took out all the unclean things they found there. They brought the unclean things out to the courtyard of the LORD'S Temple. Then the Levites took these things out to the Kidron Valley. (17) On the first day of the first month, the Levites began to make the Temple ready for holy service. By the eighth day, they had finished cleaning all the area up to the porch of the LORD'S Temple. For eight more days they cleaned the LORD'S Temple itself to make it ready for holy use. They finished on the 16th day of the first month. (18) Then they went to King Hezekiah and said to him, "King Hezekiah, we cleaned all the LORD'S Temple and the altar for burning offerings and all the things in the Temple. We cleaned the table for the rows of bread with all the things used for that table.

Luke 2:21(ERV) When the baby was eight days old, he was circumcised, and he was named Jesus. This name was given by the angel before the baby began to grow inside Mary.

John 20:26 (MKJV) And after eight days the disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst and said, Peace to you!

2 Peter 2:4-5 (MKJV) For if God did not spare sinning angels, but thrust them down into Tartarus, and delivered them into chains of darkness, being reserved to judgment. (5) And He did not spare the old world, but saved Noah the eighth one, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly.

9 = Finality (3 x 3 x 3 = divine completeness cubed), Fruit of the Spirit, Judgment.

The Day of Atonment is the only one of the feast days that requires believers to fast for one day. It is considered the holiest day of the year.

Leviticus 23:26-32 (ERV) The LORD said to Moses, (27) "The Day of Atonement will be on the tenth day of the seventh month. There will be a holy meeting. You must not eat food, and you must bring an offering as a gift to the LORD. (28) You must not do any work on that day, because it is the Day of Atonement. On that day the priests will go before the LORD and perform the ceremony that makes you pure. (29) "Anyone who refuses to fast on this day must be separated from their people. (30) If anyone does any work on this day, I will destroy that person from among the people. (31) You must not do any work at all. This is a law that continues forever for you, wherever you live. (32) It will be a special day of rest for you. You must not eat food. You will start this special day of rest on the evening following the ninth day of the month. This special day of rest continues from that evening until the next evening."

Christ died in the 9th hour of the day which gave salvation to all who accept it.

Matthew 27:46-50 (MKJV) And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? That is, My God, My God, why have You forsaken me? (47) Some of those who stood there, when they heard, said, This one calls for Elijah. (48) And immediately one of them ran and took a sponge and filled it with vinegar, and he put it on a reed and gave it to Him to drink. (49) The rest said, Let Him alone, let us see whether Elijah will come to save Him. (50) And crying again with a loud voice, Jesus released His spirit.

Acts 3:1-9 (MKJV) And on the same day Peter and John went up into the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. (2) And a certain man, who was lame from his mother's womb, was being carried. And they laid him daily at that temple gate which is called Beautiful, to ask alms from those who entered into the temple. (3) Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. (4) And fastening his eyes on him, Peter with John said, Look on us! (5) And he paid heed to them, expecting to receive something from them. (6) But Peter said, Silver and gold have I none, but what I have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk! (7) And taking him by the right hand, he lifted him up. And immediately his feet and ankle-bones received strength. (8) And leaping up, he stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God. (9) And all the people saw him walking and praising God.

Acts 10:3 (MKJV) About the ninth hour of the day he saw plainly in a vision an angel of God coming to him and saying to him, Cornelius!

There are 9 fruits of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23): Faithfulness, Gentleness, Goodness, Joy, Kindness, Longsuffering, Love, Peace and Self Control. There are 9 gifts of the Spirit: word of wisdom, word of knowledge, faith, healing, miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, tongues, and interpretations of tongues.

10 = Seen as a complete and perfect number; Divine order; Testimony; Law.

There are Ten Commandments. The tithe is 10% of your income. There were 10 plagues in Egypt. Jesus made ten “I Am” statements.

Genesis 18:32-33 (ERV) Then Abraham said, "Lord, please don't be angry with me, but let me bother you this one last time. If you find ten good people there, what will you do?" The Lord said, "If I find ten good people in the city, I will not destroy it." (33) The LORD finished speaking to Abraham and left. Then Abraham went back home.

In Genesis 24, Abraham sends a servant to find a wife for his son, Isaac. The number 10 is significant in this story. He took 10 camels for his trip, he offered Rebecca bracelets weighing 10 shekels of gold and he stayed 10 days with her and her parents before they left.

Genesis 45:23 (ERV) Joseph also sent gifts to his father. He sent ten donkeys with bags full of many good things from Egypt. And he sent ten female donkeys loaded with grain, bread, and other food for his father on his trip back.

Numbers 14:22 (ERV) None of the people I led out of Egypt will ever see the land of Canaan. They saw my glory and the great signs that I did in Egypt and in the desert. But they disobeyed me and tested me ten times.

Judges 6:25-27 (ERV) That same night the LORD said to Gideon, "Choose your father's best bull, the one that is seven years old. First, use it to pull down the altar your father built to worship Baal. Also, cut down the Asherah pole beside the altar. (26) Then build the right kind of altar for the LORD your God. Build it on this high ground. Then kill and burn the bull on this altar. Use the wood from the Asherah pole to burn your offering." (27) So Gideon took ten of his servants and did what the LORD had told him to do. But Gideon was afraid that his family and the men of the city might see what he was doing, so he did it all at night, not in the daytime.

Ruth 4:1-10 (ERV) Boaz went to the place where people gather near the city gates. He sat there until the close relative Boaz had mentioned passed by. Boaz called to him, "Come here, friend. Sit here." (2) Boaz gathered ten of the elders of the city. He told them, "Sit here!" So they sat down. (3) Then Boaz spoke to the close relative. He said, "Naomi came back from the hill country of Moab. She is selling the land that belonged to our relative Elimelech. (4) I decided to tell you about this in front of the people living here and in front of the elders of my people. If you want to buy back the land, buy it. If you don't want to redeem the land, tell me. I know that I am the next one after you who can redeem the land. If you don't buy the land back, I will." (5) Then Boaz said, "If you buy the land from Naomi, you also get the dead man's wife, Ruth, the Moabite woman, and the first child will get the land. That way, the land will stay in the dead man's family." (6) The close relative answered, "I cannot buy back the land. That land should belong to me, but I cannot buy it. If I do, I might lose my own land. So you can buy the land." (7) (Long ago in Israel, when people bought or redeemed property, one person took off a sandal and gave it to the other person. This was their proof of purchase.) (8) So the close relative said to Boaz, "Buy the land." And then the close relative took off his sandal and gave it to Boaz. (9) Then Boaz said to the elders and all the people, "You are witnesses today that I am buying from Naomi everything that belonged to Elimelech, Kilion, and Mahlon. (10) I am also taking Ruth to be my wife. I am doing this so that the dead man's property will stay with his family. This way, the dead man's name will not be separated from his family and his land. You are witnesses this day."

1 Samuel 17:16-19 (ERV) The Philistine came out every morning and evening and stood before the Israelite army. Goliath insulted Israel like this for 40 days. (17) One day Jesse said to his son David, "Take this basket of cooked grain and these ten loaves of bread to your brothers in the camp. (18) Also take these ten pieces of cheese for the officer who commands your brothers' group of 1000 soldiers. See how your brothers are doing. Bring back something to show me your brothers are all right. (19) Your brothers are with Saul and all the Israelite soldiers in the Valley of Elah. They are there to fight against the Philistines."

1 Kings 6:23-28 The workers made two statues of Cherub angels with wings. They made the statues from olive wood and put them in the Most Holy Place. Each angel was 10 cubits tall. (24) Both Cherub angels were the same size and built the same way. Each one had two wings. Each wing was 5 cubits long. From the end of one wing to the end of the other wing was 10 cubits. And each Cherub angel was 10 cubits tall. (27) They put the Cherub angels beside one another in the Most Holy Place. Their wings touched each other in the middle of the room. The other two wings touched each side wall. (28) The two Cherub angels were covered with gold.

In 2 Chronicles 4 describes the Temple furniture that King Solomon had made and there was an altar 10 cubits high, a metal bowl called a see that was 10 cubits across, and there were 10 lavers, 10 lampstands, 10 tables.

Isaiah 38:7-8 (CEV) Now I will prove to you that I will keep my promise. (8) Do you see the shadow made by the setting sun on the stairway built for King Ahaz? I will make the shadow go back ten steps. Then the shadow went back ten steps.

Daniel 1:11-16 (CEV) The king's official had put a guard in charge of Daniel and his three friends. So Daniel said to the guard, (12) "For the next ten days, let us have only vegetables and water at mealtime. (13) When the ten days are up, compare how we look with the other young men, and decide what to do with us." (14) The guard agreed to do what Daniel had asked. (15) Ten days later, Daniel and his friends looked healthier and better than the young men who had been served food from the royal palace. (16) After this, the guard let them eat vegetables instead of the rich food and wine.

Daniel 7:7 (CEV) After this I looked in the night visions, and behold, a fourth beast, frightening and terrifying, and very strong. And it had great iron teeth; it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the rest with its feet. And it was different from all the beasts before it; and it had ten horns.

Luke 15:7-9 (CEV) Jesus said, "In the same way there is more happiness in heaven because of one sinner who turns to God than over ninety-nine good people who don't need to." (8) Jesus told the people another story: What will a woman do if she has ten silver coins and loses one of them? Won't she light a lamp, sweep the floor, and look carefully until she finds it? (9) Then she will call in her friends and neighbors and say, "Let's celebrate! I've found the coin I lost."

Luke 17:12-19 (CEV) As he was going into a village, ten men with leprosy came toward him. They stood at a distance (13) and shouted, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us!" (14) Jesus looked at them and said, "Go show yourselves to the priests." On their way they were healed. (15) When one of them discovered that he was healed, he came back, shouting praises to God. (16) He bowed down at the feet of Jesus and thanked him. The man was from the country of Samaria. (17) Jesus asked, "Weren't ten men healed? Where are the other nine? (18) Why was this foreigner the only one who came back to thank God?" (19) Then Jesus told the man, "You may get up and go. Your faith has made you well."

Revelation 12:3-4 (CEV) Something else appeared in the sky. It was a huge red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, and a crown on each of its seven heads. (4) With its tail, it dragged a third of the stars from the sky and threw them down to the earth. Then the dragon turned toward the woman, because it wanted to eat her child as soon as it was born.

Revelation 13:1-8 (CEV) (The dragon stood on the beach beside the sea.) I looked and saw a beast coming up from the sea. This one had ten horns and seven heads, and a crown was on each of its ten horns. On each of its heads were names that were an insult to God. (2) The beast that I saw had the body of a leopard, the feet of a bear, and the mouth of a lion. The dragon handed over its own power and throne and great authority to this beast. (3) One of its heads seemed to have been fatally wounded, but now it was well. Everyone on earth marveled at this beast, (4) and they worshiped the dragon who had given its authority to the beast. They also worshiped the beast and said, "No one is like this beast! No one can fight against it." (5) The beast was allowed to brag and claim to be God, and for forty-two months it was allowed to rule. (6) The beast cursed God, and it cursed the name of God. It even cursed the place where God lives, as well as everyone who lives in heaven with God. (7) It was allowed to fight against God's people and defeat them. It was also given authority over the people of every tribe, nation, language, and race. (8) The beast was worshiped by everyone whose name wasn't written before the time of creation in the book of the Lamb who was killed.

Revelation 17:3-18 (CEV) With the help of the Spirit, the angel took me into the desert, where I saw a woman sitting on a red beast. The beast was covered with names that were an insult to God, and it had seven heads and ten horns. (4) The woman was dressed in purple and scarlet robes, and she wore jewelry made of gold, precious stones, and pearls. In her hand she held a gold cup filled with the filthy and nasty things she had done. (5) On her forehead a mysterious name was written: I AM THE GREAT CITY OF BABYLON, THE MOTHER OF EVERY IMMORAL AND FILTHY THING ON EARTH. (6) I could tell that the woman was drunk on the blood of God's people who had given their lives for Jesus. This surprising sight amazed me, (7) and the angel said: Why are you so amazed? I will explain the mystery about this woman and about the beast she is sitting on, with its seven heads and ten horns. (8) The beast you saw is one that used to be and no longer is. It will come back from the deep pit, but only to be destroyed. Everyone on earth whose names were not written in the book of life before the time of creation will be amazed. They will see this beast that used to be and no longer is, but will be once more. (9) Anyone with wisdom can figure this out. The seven heads that the woman is sitting on stand for seven hills. These heads are also seven kings. (10) Five of the kings are dead. One is ruling now, and the other one has not yet come. But when he does, he will rule for only a little while. (11) You also saw a beast that used to be and no longer is. That beast is one of the seven kings who will return as the eighth king, but only to be destroyed. (12) The ten horns that you saw are ten more kings, who have not yet come into power, and they will rule with the beast for only a short time. (13) They all think alike and will give their power and authority to the beast. (14) These kings will go to war against the Lamb. But he will defeat them, because he is Lord over all lords and King over all kings. His followers are chosen and special and faithful. (15) The oceans that you saw the prostitute sitting on are crowds of people from all races and languages. (16) The ten horns and the beast will start hating the shameless woman. They will strip off her clothes and leave her naked. Then they will eat her flesh and throw the rest of her body into a fire. (17) God is the one who made these kings all think alike and decide to give their power to the beast. And they will do this until what God has said comes true. (18) The woman you saw is the great city that rules over all kings on earth.

40 = The number of probation and trial. The Israelites wandered for 40 years (Deut. 8:2-5). Moses was on the mount for 40 days (Exodus 24:18), 40 days of Jonah and Nineveh (Jonah 3:4). Jesus was tempted for 40 days (Matt. 4:2).

It rained 40 days and 40 nights during the Flood; Moses and the children of Israel wandered for 40 yrs; Jesus fasted for 40 days before the temptation.

50 = Jubilee, Deliverance (5 x 10 - grace x perfect divine order), Power, Celebration.

Leviticus 25:8-30 (ERV) "You will also count seven groups of seven years. This will be 49 years. During that time there will be seven years of rest for the land. (9) On the Day of Atonement, you must blow a ram's horn. That will be on the tenth day of the seventh month. You must blow the ram's horn through the whole country. (10) You will make the 50th year a special year. You will announce freedom for everyone living in your country. This time will be called 'Jubilee.' Each of you will go back to your own property. And each of you will go back to your own family. (11) The 50th year will be a special celebration for you. Don't plant seeds, don't harvest the crops that grow by themselves, and don't gather grapes from the vines that are not trimmed. (12) That year is Jubilee. It will be a holy time for you. You will eat the crops that come from the field. (13) In the year of Jubilee, you will go back to your own property. (14) "Don't cheat your neighbors when you sell your land to them. Don't cheat one another when you buy or sell land. (15) If you want to buy your neighbor's land, count the number of years since the last Jubilee, and use that number to decide the right price. You are only buying the rights for harvesting crops until the next Jubilee. (16) If there are many years before the next Jubilee, the price will be high. If the years are few, the price will be lower. So your neighbor is really only selling a number of crops to you. At the next Jubilee, the land will again belong to that family. (17) You must not cheat each other. You must honor your God. I am the LORD your God. (18) "Remember my laws and rules. Obey them and you will live safely in your country. (19) And the land will produce good crops for you. Then you will have plenty of food, and you will live safely on the land. (20) "But maybe you will say, 'If we don't plant seeds or gather our crops, we will not have anything to eat during the seventh year.' (21) I will order my blessing to come to you during the sixth year. The land will continue growing crops for three years. (22) When you plant in the eighth year, you will still be eating from the old crop. You will eat the old crop until the ninth year, when the crop you planted in the eighth year comes in. (23) "The land really belongs to me, so you cannot sell it permanently. You are only foreigners and travelers living on my land with me. (24) People might sell their land, but the family will always get their land back. (25) If someone in your country becomes very poor and must sell their property, a close relative must come and buy it back. (26) If there is not a close relative to buy back the land, the person might get enough money to buy it back. (27) Then the years must be counted since the land was sold. That number must be used to decide how much to pay for the land. The person must then buy back the land, and it will be their property again. (28) But if this first owner cannot find enough money to buy the land back, it will stay in the hands of the one who bought it until the year of Jubilee. Then during that special celebration, the land will go back to the first owner's family. So the property will again belong to the right family. (29) "Anyone who sells a home in a walled city still has the right to get it back until a full year after it was sold. Their right to get the house back will continue one year. (30) But if the owner does not buy back the house before a full year is finished, the house that is in the walled city will belong to the one who bought it and to their descendants. The house will not go back to the first owner at the time of Jubilee...

Leviticus 25:39-41 (ERV) "If anyone from your own country becomes so poor that they must sell themselves to you, don't make them work like slaves. (40) They will be like hired workers and visitors with you until the year of Jubilee. (41) Then they can leave you, take their children, and go back to their family. They can go back to the property of their ancestors,

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