Having studied the Bible for many years, I have come more and more aware of the importance and significance of numbers recorded in Scripture.  From the very beginning of the recorded word in the Old Testament, we read where God very deliberately uses numbers in the “7” day account of creation.  He uses numbers in recording the “40” days of the flood.

It was important to God that He recorded the number “7” for the times that Gideon should march around Jericho before the walls fell or that Naaman should wash “7” times in the Jordan for his healing.

It is recorded in the New Testament that Jesus fasted and prayed for “40” days before being confronted with the “3” temptations of Satan.  Jesus had the multitudes be seated in numbers of “50” and “100” before they were fed.  The Scripture even records the “3”, “4” and “5” thousand men (not including women and children) who were fed from “5” to “7” loaves and “2” fishes and it also records the number “7” to “12” for the baskets of fish and “5” loaves of bread left over.  

Peter denied the Lord “3” times and the Lord rose on the “3rd” day.  They even counted the “153” fish the disciples caught after the resurrection as they dined together with Jesus on the shores of the Lake of Galilee. After Jesus death and resurrection, he appeared to the disciples for “40” days before his ascension.  Then “10” days later when the Day of Pentecost had fully come, the Holy Spirit descended upon the “120” believers in the upper room.

So as one can readily see, an essential key to understanding the Bible is through the numbers found within its pages.  The connections and patterns of Biblical numbers, when searched out and understood, reveal the handiwork of God.  Although the arrangement of some numbers is obvious, others are hidden and require in-depth study.

From creation to about 90 AD, some 40 writers were involved in compiling the Scriptures.  A single author would have to be an absolute genius to develop the numerical design found in the Bible.  But 40 separate authors, writing over a period of nearly 3800 years, consistently following a complex numerical pattern – the odds would be beyond calculation.  It would simply be impossible – apart from the direct inspiration of God.

Now, we will first define and explain the spiritual significance of the numbers, then the occurrences of words, the values formed by the letters of the words themselves (which is called Gematria) and then illustrate its meaning and teaching as applied to its use.  The Hebrews and Greeks used their alphabets as shown below.*(See the end of this study)

Thus numbers in the Bible are not used by chance but by design.  Each one has a particular Biblical meaning and symbolism attached to it by our Creator.  Now let us examine the various numbers of most significance as recorded in the Old and New Covenant Scriptures.


NUMBER – 1 One

Hebrew – echad                   one, first, alone, united, unify

Genesis 1:9 “And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.”              

                chad           one, first, cardinal one, ordinal first

Daniel 4:19 “Then Daniel, whose name was Belshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him.”

                rysh             one, an individual

Genesis 13:11 “Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other.”

                almoniy      one, concealment, some one, such  

Ruth 4:1 “Then went Boaz up to the gate and sat him down there:  and behold, the kinsman of whom Boaz spake came by; unto whom he said, Ho, such a one!  Turn aside, sit down here.  And he             turned aside, and sat down.”

                gam            one, to gather, assemblage,

II Samuel 17:13 “Moreover, if he be gotten into a city, then shall all Israel bring ropes to that city, and we will draw it into the river, until there be not one small stone found there.”

                nephesh  one, a breathing creature, any, body, man, person

Leviticus 4:27 “And if any one of the common people sin through ignorance, while he doeth somewhat against any of the commandments of the Lord concerning things which ought not to be done, and be guilty;”

Greek -    allos            one, different, more, another

John 4:37 “And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth.”

                heis        a primary numeral one, certain, abundantly, only

John 17:21-23 “Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou has sent me.  And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as thou hast loved me.”

                heteros        other, different, altered

I Corinthians 15:40 “There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.”

mia   one, first, agree, certain, denotes distribution or intensity

Matthew 19:4-6 “And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh?  Wherefore they are not more twain, but one flesh.  What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”

John 10:16 “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”

Acts 4:32 “And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.”

Ephesians 4:4-5 “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

Revelation 6:1 “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.”

Revelation 9:12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.”

Revelation 13:3 “And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.”

Revelation 17:12-13 “And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.  These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.”

Revelation 18:8, 10, 17, 19 “Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.  Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city!  For in one hour is thy judgment come.  For in one hour so great riches is come to naught.  And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off.  And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas, that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness!  For in one hour is she made desolate.”

heis             a primary numeral, one, abundantly, certain, one by one, severally

Ephesians 4:4-6 “There is one (mia) body, and one (mia) Spirit, even as ye are called in one (heis) hope of your calling; One (mia) Lord, one (heis) faith, one (mia) baptism, one (mia) God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.”

Revelation 5:5 “And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.”

Revelation 6:1 “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the nose of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.”

Revelation 7:13 “And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.”

Revelation 15:7 “And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth forever and ever.”

Revelation 17:1, 10 “And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”

Revelation 21:9, 21 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.”

tis ti             one, person, certain

Acts 25:18-19 “Against whom when the accusers stood up, they brought none accusation of such things as I supposed: But had certain questions against him of their own superstition, and of one Jesus, which was dead, whom Paul affirmed to be alive.”

touto           one, this person; houtos (root word) one, he, man, who

Luke 7:8 “For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one (touto), Go, and he goeth; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.”

allelon        one another, each other; allos (Root word) one, else, different, more

Acts 7:26 “And the next day he shewest himself unto them as they strove, and would have set them at one again, saying, Sirs, ye are brethren; why do ye wrong one to another?”

There can be no doubt as to the importance of this primary number.  In all languages the number “One” is the symbol of unity.  As a cardinal number it denotes unity; as an ordinal it denotes primacy.  Unity being indivisible, and not made up of other numbers, is therefore independent of all others, and is the source of all others.

There is a special importance in how many times the number “One”, or ‘First’, appears in God’s word.  The ancient Jewish commentators call special attention to them, and lay great stress upon them.  They generally help us in fixing the meaning of a word or point us to some lesson in connection with it.

The number “One” signifies the unity and oneness of God: “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one!” (Deuteronomy 6:4)

Number “One” also symbolizes the unity and oneness of God the Father and Jesus Christ.  “I and my Father are one.” (John 10:30)  “That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.” (John 17:21)

By His “One” sacrifice, Jesus removes our sins forever.  Jesus is the “One” Mediator and the “One” Shepherd.  “For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” (I Timothy 2:5)   “And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.”(John10:16)

Finally, Paul the apostle states regarding the relationship between God and  believers: “There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6)


NUMBER – 2 Two

Hebrew –   tsemed         two, a pair, yoke, team, couple

II Kings 5:17 “And Naaman said, Shall there not then, I pray thee, be given to thy servant two mules’ burden of earth?  For thy servant will henceforth offer neither burnt offering nor sacrifice unto other gods, but unto the Lord.”

rachamah   two damsels

Judges 5:30 “Have they not sped?  Have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needlework, of divers colors of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?”

shenayim    two, twofold, both, double, second

Genesis 1:16 “God made two great lights; the greater light to rulethe day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.”

Amos 3:3 “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”

tereyn/shenayim   two, twofold, double, second, twice

Daniel 5:31 “And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.”

paam paamah      second, twice

Genesis 41:32 “And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass.”

shenayim shettayim        two, twofold, both, couple, double, second

Psalm 62:11 “God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God.”

mishneh      twice, repetition, duplicate, second, double, copy, college

Job 42:10 “And the Lord turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: Also the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.”                 

Greek –      duo             two

Matthew 18:19-20 “Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven.  For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”

Revelation 9:12, 16 “One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.  And the number of the army of the horsemen were two hundred thousand: and I heard the number of them.”

Revelation 11:2-4, 10 “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles; and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.  And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.  These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth.  And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.”

Revelation 12:14 “And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and a half a time, from the face of the serpent.”

Revelation 13:5, 11 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”

dis               twice, again, two

Mark 14:30 “And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.”

As we have previously seen that “One” excludes all difference, and denotes that which is sovereign.  Whereas “Two” affirms that there is a difference, there is another, while ‘One” affirms that there is not another.

Two” is the first number by which we can divide another, and therefore in all its uses we may trace this fundamental idea of division or difference.  The number “Two” signifies union, division and verification by witnesses: The union of husband and wife as one; the union of Christ and the Church; the unity between the Old and New Testaments.

God requires a minimum of two witnesses in any trial or dispute.  Jesus sent the disciples out in pairs to witness and preach the gospel.  The final witnesses of God during the tribulation will be Two Witnesses.


NUMBER - 3 Three

Hebrew -    shalosh                 three, third, thrice

I Kings 15:28 “Even in the third year of Asa king of Judah did Baasha slay him, and reigned in his stead.”

shalash                 third, three

I Kings 18:34 “And he said, Do it the second time.  And they did it the second time.  And he said, Do it the third time.  And they did it the third time.”

sheliyshiy              third, three, thrice

Genesis 1:13 “And the evening and the morning were the third day.”

shillesh                 third

Genesis 50:23 “And Joseph saw Ephraim’s children of the third generation: the children also of Machir the son of Manasseh were brought up upon Joseph’s knees.”          

telithai                  third

Daniel 2:39 “And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.”

teliythay                three, third

Ezra 6:15 “And this house was finished on the third day of the month Adar, which was in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.”

telath                    third, three

Daniel 5:7 “The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers.  And the king spake, and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.”

sheloshah             three, third, thrice

Genesis 5:22 “And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:”

Greek -       treis tria                three,

Matthew 18:16 “But if they will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.”

Revelation 6:6 “And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.”

Revelation 8:13 “And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!”

Revelation 9:18 “By these three was the third part of men killed, by the fire, and by the smoke, and by the brimstone, which issued out of their mouths.”

Revelation 11:9, 11 “And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.  And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.”

Revelation 16:13, 19 “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.  And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.”

Revelation 21:13 “On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south three gates; and on the west three gates.”

trischilioi     three times a thousand

Acts 2:41 “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”

trimenon              three

Hebrews 11:23 “By faith Moses, when he was born, was hid three months of his parents, because they saw he was a proper child; and they were not afraid of the king’s commandment.”

tris                        thrice, three

Acts 10:16 “This was done thrice and the vessel was received up again into heaven.”

trietia                    three

Acts 20:31 “Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn everyone night and day with tears.”

triton                    third

I Corinthians 12:28  “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.”

tritos                     third

Mark 10:34 “And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.”

tristegon               third

Acts 20:9 “And there sat in a window a certain young man name Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.”

Importance of the use of Number “3”:

Three sections in the Temple

Three Great Feasts

Three crosses

Three times Jesus prayed in the garden

Three times Peter denied

Third hour Jesus was crucified

Three inscriptions on the Jesus’ cross

Three hours of Darkness at the cross

Third day Jesus rose again

Threefold nature of God

Threefold nature of man

Three temptations faced by Jesus

The Number 3 is used 467 times in the Bible. 

It pictures completeness, though to a lesser degree than 7.

The significance of 3 comes from the fact that it is the first of four perfect numbers: 3 denotes divine perfection; 7 denotes spiritual perfection; 10 denotes ordinal perfection; 12 denotes governmental perfection. 

The number 3 points us to what is real, essential, perfect, substantial, complete, and Divine. 


NUMBER 4 - Four

Hebrew -              arba            four

Genesis 2:10 “And a river went out of Eden to water the garden; and from thence it was parted, and became into four heads. (Pison, Gihon, Hiddekel and Euphrates)”

Isaiah 11:12 “And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.”

Daniel 7:2-3, 6, 17 “Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.  And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.  After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads, and dominion was given to it.  These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.”

Zechariah 6:5 “And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.”

Greek -                 tessares                 four

Matthew 24:31 “And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

Revelation 4:4, 6, 8, 10 “And round about the throne were four and twenty seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their heads crowns of gold.  And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind.  The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth forever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, say, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and fore thy pleasure they are and were created.”

Revelation 5:6, 8, 14 “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.  And the four beasts said, Amen.  And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth forever and ever.”

Revelation 6:1, 6 “And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.  And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.”

Revelation 7:1-2, 4, 11 “And after these things I saw four angels standing on the four corners of the earth, holding the four winds of the earth, that the wind should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.  And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea.  And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.  And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God.”

Revelation 9:13-15 “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.  And the four angels were loosed, which were prepared for an hour, and a day, and a month, and a year, for to slay the third part of men.”

Revelation 11:16 “And the four and twenty elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell upon their faces, and worshipped God.”

Revelation 14:1, 3 “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Fathers’ name written in their foreheads.  And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”

Revelation 15: 7 “And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth forever and ever.”

Revelation 19:4 “And the four and twenty elders and the four beasts fell down and worshipped god that sat on the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.”

Revelation 20:8 “And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.”

Revelation 21:17 “And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.”

Number 4 is made up of 3 and 1, and it denotes His creative works.  It is the number of creation.  It is the number of things that have a beginning, of creation; of man in his relation to the world as created; it is the number of things that have a beginning, of things that are made, of material things, and matter itself.  Four is the number of material completeness.  Four is the number of the world.  It represents man’s weakness, helplessness and vanity.

Four is the number of the great elements: earth, air, fire and water.  Four are the regions of the earth: north, south, east, and west.  Four are the divisions of the day: morning, noon, evening, and midnight.  Four are the seasons of the year: spring, summer, autumn and winter.  Four is the number of the Gospel Accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.


NUMBER 5 – Five

Hebrew –   chamishshah, chamesh           five

Leviticus 26:8 “And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the sword.”

Numbers 7:17 “And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nahson the son of Amminadab.”

I Samuel 17:40 (Larger Passage I Samuel 17:40-50) “And David took his staff in his hand, and chose him five smooth stones out of the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag which he had, even in a script; and his sling was in his hand: and he drew near to the Philistine.”

Greek -       pente           five

Matthew 14:17-19”And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.  He said, Bring them hither to me.  And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.”

Matthew 25:1-2 (Larger Passage Matthew 25:1-12) “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.”

Matthew 25:14-21 (Larger Passage Matthew 25:1-46) “For the kingdom of heaven is as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.  And unto on he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.  Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.  And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents behold, I have gained beside them five talents more.  His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.”

I Corinthians 14:19 “I had rather speak five words with the understanding, than ten thousand words in an unknown tongue.”

Revelation 9:5, 10 “And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.  And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their tails: and their power was to hurt men five month.”

Revelation 17:10 “And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”

Five is the total of 4+1.  This represents divine strength added to and made perfect of man’s weakness; of omnipotence combined with the impotence of earth; of Divine favor uninfluenced and invincible.

The number 5 is the number of God’s grace or goodness toward man.  The number is mentioned 318 times in the Bible.  The Ten Commandments have two sets of 5 commandments: 5 toward God and 5 toward man.



Hebrew -    shishshah             six, sixth

Genesis 31:41 “Thus have I been twenty years in thy house; I served thee fourteen years for thy two daughters, and six years for thy cattle: and thou hast changed my wages ten times.”

Exodus 20:9Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:”

Joshua 6:3, 14 “And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once.  Thus shalt thou do six days.  And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days. 

Job 5:19-24 “He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.  In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.  Thou shalt be hid from the scourge of the tongue: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh.  At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of the beasts of the earth.  And thou shalt know that thy tabernacle shall be in pace: and thou shalt visit thy habitation, and shalt not sin.”

Proverbs 6:16 -19 “These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among the brethren.”

Greek -       hex                       six

John 2:6 “And there were set there six water pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece.”

Revelation 4:8 “And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”

hektos                   sixth

Matthew 27:45 “Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.”

Acts 10:9 “On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and             drew nigh unto the city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour.”

Revelation 6:12 “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;”

Revelation 9:13-14 “And the sixth angel sounded, and I heard a voice from the four horns of the golden altar which is before God, Saying to the sixth angel which had the trumpet, Loose the four angels which are bound in the great river Euphrates.”

Revelation 16:12 “And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared.”

Six and Sixth occur 233 times in Scripture.  The Number Six has to do with mankind; it is the number of imperfection; the human number; the number of man as destitute of God.  Man was created on the sixth day. Moreover, six days were appointed to him for his labor thus six is the number of labor also, of mans’ labor as apart and distinct from God’s rest.  The number six is stamped in all that is connected with human labor.


Number 7 – Seven

Hebrew –   sheba                    seven

Genesis 7:2-3 “Of every clean beast thou shalt take to thee by sevens, the male and his female: and of beasts that are not clean by two, the male and his female.  Of fowls also of the air by sevens, the male and the female; to keep seed alive upon the face of all the earth.”

Genesis 7:4, 10 “For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.  And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth.”

Psalm 119:164Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.”

shebii                    seventh

Genesis 2:1-3 “Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.  And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.  And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”

Genesis 8:4 “And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat.”

Joshua 6:4, 15-16 “And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams’ horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priest shall blow with the trumpets.  And it came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.  And it came to pass at the seventh time, when the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said to the people, Shout; for the Lord hath given you the city.”

shibah                  seven

Daniel 3:19 “Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.”

shibanah              seven

Job 42:12-13 “So the Lord blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.  Job had also seven sons and three daughters.

shibathayim         seven fold, times

Psalms 12:6 “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.”

Greek -       hepta                    seven

Mark 16:9 “Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons.”

Acts 6:3 “Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.”

Revelation 1:4 “John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;”

Revelation 1:12 “And I turned to see the voice that spake with me, and being turned, I saw seven golden candle sticks;”

Revelation 1:16 “And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.”

Revelation 4:5 “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.”

Revelation 5:1 “And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within on the backside, sealed with seven seals.”

Revelation 5:6 “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.”

Revelation 8:2 “And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given seven trumpets.”

Revelation 10:3 “And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.”

Revelation 12:3 “And there appeared  another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads”

Revelation 13:1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

Revelation 15:1 “And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels having the seven last plagues; for in them is filled up the wrath of God.”

Revelation 15:7 “And one of the four beasts gave unto the seven angels seven golden vials full of the wrath of God, who liveth forever and ever.”

Revelation 17:3 “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.”

Revelation 17:9 “And here is the mind which hath wisdom.  The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.”

Revelation 17:10-11 “And there were seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.  And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”

Revelation 21:9 “And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.”

heptakis                seven times

Matthew 18:21-22 “Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him?  Till seven times?  Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but Until seventy times seven.”

hebdomos             seventh

Revelation 8:1 “And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.”

Revelation 10:7 “But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.”

Revelation 11:15 “And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voice in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.”

Revelation 16:17 “And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.”

Revelation 21:19-20 “And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones.  The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emeralds; And the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

The primary meaning of the Number 7 is that of perfection and completeness.  “Seven” occurs 287 times in scripture; “Seventh” occurs 98 times; Seven fold occurs 7 times; Seventy occurs 56 times and Seventy in a combination with other numbers occurs 35 times.

The Hebrew word for 7 means to be full or satisfied, have enough of, good, completeness and perfection.  There are seven colors in the rainbow and seven notes of the musical scale.


NUMBER 8 – Eight

Hebrew –   shemonah   eight

Genesis 17:12 “And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.”

shemini       eighth

Leviticus 23:36 “Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.”

Greek -       okto

Luke 2:21 “And when eight days were accomplished for the Circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.”

I Peter 3:18-20 “For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit: By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few, that is, eight souls were saved by water.”


II Peter 2:5 “And spared not the old world, but saved Noah the eighth person, a preacher of righteousness, bringing in the flood upon the world of the ungodly;”

Revelation 17:11 “And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition.”

Eight and Eighth occur 114 time in Scripture.  The NUMBER 8 means to make fat, cover with fat, to super-abound, abound in strength, superabundant fertility, over and above, first of a new series, new beginning, new order of things, new creation and new birth.


NUMBER 9 -      NINE

Hebrew –   tesha           nine  

Numbers 34:13 “And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the Lord commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:”

Joshua 13:7; 14:2 “Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance unto the nine tribes, and the half tribe of Manasseh.”

Nehemiah 11:1 “And the rulers of the people dwelt at Jerusalem: the rest of the people also cast lots, to bring one of ten to dwell in Jerusalem the holy city, and nine parts to dwell in other cities.”

Greek –      ennea                   nine

Luke 17:17 “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed?  But where are the nine?”

NUMBER 9 is the last of the digits, and thus marks the end; and is significant on the conclusion of a matter.  It is the number of finality or judgment, especially divine judgment and the conclusion of the whole matter so far as man is concerned.

Nine and Ninth occur 78 times in Scripture.  The NUMBER 9 is held in great reverence by those who study the occult sciences; and in mathematical science it possesses properties and powers which are found in no other number.


NUMBER 10 -    Ten

Hebrew –   asarah                  ten

Genesis 18:32 “And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there.  And he said, will not destroy it for ten’s sake

Exodus 34:28 “And he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water.  And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.”

Judges 6:27 “Then Gideon took ten men of his servants, and did as the Lord had said unto him: and so it was, because he feared his father’s household, and the men of the city, that he could not do it by day, that he did it by night.”

Ruth 4:2 “And he (Boaz) took ten men of the elders of the city, and said, Sit ye down here.  And they sat down.”

II Kings 20:9-11 “And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the Lord, that the Lord will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?  And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.  And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.”

Isaiah 38:7-8 “And this shall be a sign unto thee from the Lord, that the Lord will do this thing that he hath spoken; Behold, I will bring again the shadow of the degrees, which is gone down in the sun dial of Ahaz, ten degrees, backward.  So the sun returned ten                           degrees, by which degrees it was gone down.”

Greek -       deka            ten

Matthew 25:1, 28 “Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.  Take therefore the talent from him, and give it unto him which hath ten talents.”

Luke 15:8 “Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?”

Luke 17:12, 17 “And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed?  But where are the nine?”

Luke 19:13, 16-17, 24-25 “And he called ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them.  Occupy till I come.  Then came the first, saying Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.  And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou has been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.  And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound and give it to him that hath ten pounds.  And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.  For I say unto you, That unto everyone which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.”

Jude 14 “And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints.”

Revelation 2:10 “Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.”

Revelation 12:3 “And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.”

Revelation 13:1 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

Revelation 17, 3, 7, 12, 16 “So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel?  I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.  And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.  And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire.”

In the bible the number ten is used 242 times in scripture and 10th is used 79 times.  A historically significant number, ten signifies testimony, law and responsibility.  The number ten is also view as a complete number, as is three, seven and twelve

Ten is one of the perfect numbers, and signifies the perfection of Divine order, completeness of order.  It implies that nothing is wanting; that the number and order are perfect; that the whole cycle is complete.

The Ten Commandments are complete both in number and order.  The tithes represent the whole of what was due from man to God, as marking and recognizing God’s claim on the whole.  The redemption money was ten gerahs, and thus was acknowledged both what God claimed, and what man was responsible to give.  Every male that was numbered, over twenty years of age, must pay this sum and meet God’s claim.

The ten plagues of Egypt were representative of the complete circle of God’s judgments on that nation.  Prophetically, the last great world-ruling kingdom of man under Satan is symbolized by the ten toes of Daniel 2 and the ten horns of Revelation 13 and 17.


NUMBER 11 – Eleven

Hebrew –   asar            eleven, one and ten

Genesis 37:9 “And Joseph dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, Behold, I have dreamed a dream more; and, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars made obeisance to me.”

Exodus 26:7; 36:14 “And thou shalt make curtains of goats’ hair to be a covering upon the tabernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.”

Ezekiel 40:49 “The length of the porch was twenty cubits, and the breadth eleven cubits; and he brought me by the steps whereby they went up to it: and there were pillars by the posts, one on this side, and another on that side.”

Greek -       hendeka      eleven, one and ten

                   hendekatos eleventh

Matthew 28:16 “Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.”

Mark 16:14 “Afterward Jesus appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.”

Luke 24:9, 33 “And returned from the sepulcher, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.  And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them.”

Acts 1:26 “And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.”

Acts 2:14 “But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:”

Matthew 20:6, 9 “And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?  And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.”

Number 11 is used 24 times and the word eleventh 19 times in the Bible.  It means subversive of and undoing of order, disorder, disorganization, imperfection and disintegration.


NUMBER 12 – Twelve

Hebrew –   shenem asar         twelve

Genesis 25:12-15 “These are the generations of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, whom Hagar the Egyptian, Sarah’s handmaid, bare unto Abraham: Nebajoth, Kedar, Adbeel, Mibsam, Mishma, Dumah, Massa, Hadar, Tema, Jetur, Naphish and Kedemah.”

Genesis 35:22-26 “Now the sons of Jacob were twelve: Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Joseph, Benjamin, Dan, Naptali, Gad and Asher.”

Genesis 49:28 “All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is that their father spake unto them, and blessed them; everyone according to his blessing he blessed them.” (“Blessing” 49:1-27)

Exodus 26:21; Exodus 39:14 “And the stones shall be with the names of children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.”

Deuteronomy 1:22-23 “And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.  And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:”

Joshua 4:4, 8-9, 20 “And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the Lord spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.  And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the Ark of the Covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.  And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.”

I Kings 18:31-32 “And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, unto whom the word of the Lord came, saying, Israel shall be thy name:  And with the stones he build an altar in the name of the Lord:”

Greek-        dekaduo               ten and two

                   dodeka                  two and ten

                   dodekatos             twelth

                   dodekaphulon      twelve tribes

Matthew 10:1-5 “And when Jesus had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.  Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: Simon, Andrew his brother, James and John, sons of Zebedee, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew the Publican, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot.  These twelve Jesus sent forth…”

Matthew 11:1 “And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to teach and to preach in their cities.”

Matthew 14:20 “And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.”

Matthew 19:28 “And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

Matthew 26:53 “Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?”

Mark 3:14 “And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach…”

Mark 5:25 “And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years…”

Mark 6:43 “And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.”

Mark 8:19 “When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up?  They say unto him, Twelve.”

Luke 2:42 “And when Jesus was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.”

Luke 6:13 “And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;”

Luke 9:17 “And they did eat, and were all filled: and there was taken up of fragments that remained to them twelve baskets.”

Luke 22:30 “That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

John 6:13 “Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten.”

John 11:9 “Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day?  If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.”

Acts 6:2 “Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.”

Acts 7:8 “And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.”

Acts 26:7 “Unto which promise our twelve tribes, instantly serving God day and night, hope to come.  For which hope’s sake, King Agrippa, I am accused of the Jews.”

I Corinthians 15:5 “And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:”

James 1:1 “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.”

Revelation 7:5-8 “Of the tribe of Judah were sealed twelve thousand, Reuben twelve thousand, Gad twelve thousand, Asher twelve thousand, Nephthalim twelve thousand, Manasses twelve thousand, Simeon twelve thousand, Levi twelve thousand, Issachar twelve thousand, Zabulon twelve thousand, Joseph twelve thousand and Benjamin twelve thousand.”

Revelation 12:1 “And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:”

Revelation 21:12, 14, 16, 21 “And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children Israel:  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.  And the city lieth foursquare, and the length is as large as the breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand furlongs.  The length and breadth and the height of it are equal.  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.”

Revelation 22:2 “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month (twelve): and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.”

The number twelve is found 187 times in the Bible, 22 of which are in Revelation.  Twelve is the perfect number, signifying perfection of government.  It is found as a multiple in all that has to do with rule.

The twelve sons of Israel, though actually thirteen in number, are never listed with thirteen names in a single list.  There are about eighteen enumerations all together, but in each list one or the other son/tribes is omitted.  Generally it is Levi, but not always.  In Revelation 7 both Dan and Ephraim are omitted, but the enumeration is still twelve, Levi and Joseph being introduced for this special sealing of the remnant which shall go unscathed through the great tribulation.

When we come to the New Testament we find the same great principle pervading the apostolic government.  There were twelve stones in the High Priest’s breastplate; twelve stones taken out of the Jordan; twelve spies, etc.

Jesus appeared in public for the first time at the age of twelve at which time he utters his first recorded words.  Twelve legions of angels mark the perfection of angelic powers.  During the great tribulation 12,000 from each of the 12 tribes of Israel are saved, totaling 144,000.  The bride of Christ is pictured with a crown of 12 stars.

The New Jerusalem has 12 gates of pearls, 12 angels at the gates and the names of 12 tribes of Israel over the gates.  The wall of the city has 12 foundations of precious stones and in them are the names of the 12 apostles.  The wall is 144 cubits high (12x12) and the city is 12,000 furlongs (1,500 miles) square.


NUMBER 30 - Thirty

Hebrew –   shelishim    thirty

                   telathin       thirty

Genesis 41:46 “And Joseph was thirty years old when he stood before Pharaoh King of Egypt.  And Joseph went out from the presence of Pharaoh, and went throughout all the land of Egypt.”

Numbers 20:29 “And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days even all the house of Israel.”

Deuteronomy 34:8 “And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.”

Joshua 8:3 “So Joshua arose, and all the people of war, to go up against Ai: and Joshua chose out thirty thousand mighty men of valor, and sent them away by night.”

Judges 10:4 “And Jair had thirty sons that rode on thirty ass colts, and they had thirty cities, which are called Havothjair unto this day, which are the land of Gilead.”

Judges 12:9 “And Ibzan had thirty sons, and thirty daughters, whom he sent abroad, and took in thirty daughters from abroad for his sons.  And he judged Israel seven years.”

Judges 14:12 “And Samson said unto them, I will now put forth a riddle unto you: if ye can certainly declare it me within the seven days of the feast, and find it out, then I will give you thirty sheets and thirty change of garments:”

II Samuel 5:4 “David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.”

I Chronicles 23:3 “Now the Levites were numbered from the age of thirty years and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty and eight thousand.”

Jeremiah 38:10 “Then the king commanded Ebedmelech an Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.”

Daniel 6:7 “All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.”

Zechariah 11:12-13 “And I said unto them, if ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear.  So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.  And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them.  And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord.”

Greek-        triakona      thirty

Matthew 26:15 “And Judas said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you?  And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.”

Matthew 27:3, 9 “Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders.  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;”

Luke 3:23 “And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli. 

Thirty and thirtieth occur 181 times.  The number thirty pictures dedication.  Aaronic priests were dedicated to serve at age thirty.  Joseph was thirty years of age when he began ruling, and King David began to reign over Israel at thirty.  John the Baptist, the son of a priest, began his ministry at age thirty, six months before Jesus began His at age thirty.  Judas betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.  On the Passover day in 30 AD Jesus Christ shed His blood and died on the cross.


NUMBER 40 – Forty

Hebrew –   arbaim                  forty

Genesis 7:4, 17 “For yet seven days, and I will cause it to rain upon the earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.  And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased, and bare up the ark, and it was lifted up above the earth.”

Genesis 8:6 “And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the window of the ark which he had made:”

Genesis 25:20 “And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padanaram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.”

Genesis 26:34 “And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashamath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:”

Genesis 50:2-3 “And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father Jacob: And forty days were fulfilled for him; for so are fulfilled the days of those which are embalmed: and the Egyptians mourned for him threescore and ten days.”

Exodus 16:35 “And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years; until they came to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of Canaan.”

Exodus 34:28 “And Moses was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water.  And he wrote upon the tables, the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.”

Numbers 13:25 “And the spies returned from searching of the land after forty days.”

Numbers 14:33-34 “And you children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness.  After the number of days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.”

Numbers 32:13 “And the Lord’s anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, unto all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of the Lord, was consumed.”

Deuteronomy 2:7 “For the Lord thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou has lacked nothing.”

Deuteronomy 8:2, 4 “And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.  Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.”

Deuteronomy 9:9, 11, 18 “When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither  did eat bread nor drink water.  And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the Lord gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant. And I fell down before the Lord, as at the first, forty   days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke him to anger.”

Deuteronomy 10:10 “And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the Lord hearkened unto me at that time also, and the Lord would not destroy thee.”

Deuteronomy 25:3Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.”

Deuteronomy 29:5 “And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.”

Joshua 5:6 “For the children of Israel walked forty years in the wilderness, till all the people that were men of war, which came out of Egypt, were consumed, because they obeyed not the voice of the Lord: unto whom the Lord sware that he would not shew them the land, which the Lord sware unto their fathers that he would give us, a land that floweth with milk and honey.”

Joshua 14:7, 10-11Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadeshbarnea to espy out the land; and I brought him word again as it was in mine heart.  And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive, as he said, these forty and five years, even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses, while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old.  As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in.”

Judges 13:1 “And the children of Israel did evil again in the sight of the Lord; and the Lord delivered them into the hand of the Philistines forty years.”

I Samuel 4:18 “And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man (v 15: 98), and heavy.  And he had judged Israel forty years.”

II Samuel 5:4 “David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.”

II Samuel 15:7 “And it came to pass after forty years, that Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee, let me go and pay my vow, which I have vowed unto the Lord, in Hebron.  For thy servant vowed a vow while I abode at Geshur in Syria, saying, If the Lord shall bring me again indeed to Jerusalem, then I will serve the Lord.”

I Kings 2:11 “And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.”

I Kings 11:42-43 “And the time that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years.  And Solomon slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.”

I Kings 19:8 “”And Elijah arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.”

I Chronicles 29:27 “And the time that David reigned over Israel was forty years; seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.”

II Chronicles 9:30-31 “And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.  And Solomon slept with his fathers, and he was buried in the city of David his father: and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.”

Nehemiah 9:21 “Yea, forty years didst thou sustain them in the wilderness, so that they lacked nothing; their clothes waxed not old, and their feet swelled not.”

Psalm 95:10-11Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, and said, It is a people that do err in their heart, and they have not known my ways: Unto whom I sware in my wrath that they should not enter into my rest.”

Amos 2:10 “Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you forty years through the wilderness, to possess the land of the Amorite.”

Jonah 3:4 “And Jonah began to enter into the city a day’s journey, and he cried, and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be over thrown.”

Greek-        tessarakonta         forty

Matthew 4:2 “And when Jesus had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungered.”

Mark 1:13 “And Jesus was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.”

Luke 4:1-2 “And Jesus being full of the Holy Spirit returned from Jordan, and was led by the spirit into the wilderness, being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.”

Acts 7:30, 36, 42 “And when forty years were expired, there appeared to Moses in the wilderness of Mount Sina an angel of the Lord in a flame of fire in a bush.  And brought them out, after that he had shewed wonders and signs in the land of Egypt, and in the Red Sea, and in the wilderness forty years. Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in the wilderness?”

Acts 13:18, 21 “And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the wilderness.  And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Cis, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, by the space of forty years.”

Acts 23:13, 21 “And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.  But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they ready, looking for a                                   promise from thee.”

II Corinthians 11:24 “Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.”

Hebrews 3:9, 17 “When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my works forty years.  But with whom was he grieved forty years?  Was it not with them that had sinned, whose carcasses fell in the wilderness?”

Revelation 7:4 “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

Revelation 11:2 “But the court which is without the temple leave out, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the holy city shall they tread under foot forty and two months.”

The number forty is mentioned 146 times in the Bible and it used in scripture to  represent a time of probation, trial and chastisement and it can also mean enlarged dominion, or renewed or extended rule.


NUMBER 50 - Fifty

Hebrew –   chamishshim        fifty, fiftieth

Leviticus 25:8-10 “And thou shalt number seven Sabbaths of years unto thee, seven times seven years; and the space of the seven Sabbaths of years shall be unto thee forty and nine years.  Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the Jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the Day of Atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land.  And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a Jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his family.”

Leviticus 25:13-14 “In the year of this Jubilee ye shall return every man unto his possession.  And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbor, or buyest ought of thy neighbor’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:”

Leviticus 25:39-41 “And if thy brother that dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a bondservant: But as an hired servant, and as a sojourner, he shall be with thee, and shall serve thee unto the year of Jubilee: And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.”

Leviticus 25:54-55 “And if he (servant) be not redeemed in these years, then he shall go out in the year of Jubilee, both he, and his children with him.  For unto me the children of Israel are servants; they are my servants whom I brought forth out of the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.”

(Larger Passage includes the entire 25th Chapter of Leviticus)

Greek-        pentekonta           fifty, fiftieth

Acts 2:1-4 “And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.  And suddenly there came a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.  And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

Acts 20:16 “For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.”

I Corinthians 16:8 “But I (Paul) will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost.”

The number fifty is the number of jubilee or deliverance and points to deliverance and rest following on as the result of the perfect consummation of time.

Leviticus 25 describes the 50th or Jubilee year.  The word Jubilee means “liberty”.  The Jubilee year is proclaimed with the sound of a trumpet on the Day of Atonement, so that all know the holy year has begun.

God owns the land, and in the Jubilee, He wants the return of every man to his possession and inheritance.  Men, who have worked as a servant to pay off their debt, must be freed and allowed to return to their own land and to their families according to Leviticus 25:8-10, 13-14, 39-41.

The number fifty is used 154 times in scripture.  In the New Testament, Fifty is connected with the coming of the Holy Spirit.  On the Wave Sheaf Offering Day recorded in Leviticus 23:9-11, Jesus ascended to heaven to be accepted by the Father as the first fruits.  Beginning with that day, there is a 50-day count to Pentecost, the Feast of First Fruits, when the Holy Spirit was first poured out upon the Church, the first fruits of the spiritual harvest.  God the Father did not send the Holy Spirit until Christ ascended into heaven as our High Priest and whose blood made atonement for our sins.



Hebrew –   shibim                  seventy

Genesis 11:26 “Terah lived seventy years, and begat Abram, Nahor, and Haran.”

Exodus 1:5 “And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were seventy souls; for Joseph was in Egypt already.”

Numbers 11:16, 24-25 “And the Lord said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.  And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.  And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.”

Jeremiah 25:11-12 “And the whole land shall be a desolation, and an astonishment; and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.  And it shall come to pass, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, saith the Lord, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans, and will make it perpetual desolations.”

Ezekiel 8:11 “And there stood before them seventy men of the ancients of the house of Israel, and in the midst of them stood Jaazaniah the son of Shaphan, with every man his censer in his hand; and a thick cloud of incense went up.”

Daniel 9:2 “In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.”

Daniel 9:24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”

Zechariah 7:5 “Speak unto all the people of the land, and to the priests, saying, When ye fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh month, even those seventy years, did ye at all fast unto me, even to me?”

Greek –      hebdomekonta     seventy

                   hebdomekontakis seventy times

Matthew 18:22 “Jesus saith unto Peter, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.”

Luke 10:1, 17 “After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come.  And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject unto us through thy name.”

 Seventy and Seventh occur 61 time in Scripture.  The Number Seventy is another combination of two of the perfect numbers, 7 and 10.  Seventy signifies perfect spiritual order carried out with spiritual power.  Seventy elders made up Israel’s great Tribunal afterwards called the Sanhedrin.  Seventy disciples were sent out by the Lord.

Seventy Sevens (490 years) were determined upon Jerusalem for it to complete its transgressions, to make an end for sins and for everlasting righteousness to enter in to it according to Daniel 9:24



Hebrew –   meah, meyah                 one hundred

                   esriym                            twenty

Genesis 6:1-3 “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, That           the sons of god saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.  And the Lord said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”                

Greek –      hekaton                one hundred

                   eikosi          twenty

Acts 1:15-16 “And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,) Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit  by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.”

The number 120 occurs six times in Scripture.  One hundred and twenty is made up of three forties (3x40=120) and signifies a divinely appointed period of probation.  When the number 120 is applied to persons, it points to a divinely appointed group of people.

The Great Synagogue or Great Assembly was a group of 120 Jewish elders initially established by the prophet Ezra.  It was Ezra, an Aaronic priest who lived more than eight hundred years after Moses, who led the effort to officially collect and edit the writings that would become what we call the Old Testament.  It was during the canonization process that the number of books in the Old Testament and their book arrangement was set.

In the Book of Revelation, the number 120 is a factor of the 144,000 (120 x 1,200) who will be sealed from the twelve tribes of Israel who will be protected in the Great Tribulation as described in Revelation 7.

NUMBER 666 – Six Sixty Six

Hebrew – shesh, shishshah    six, sixth (See study above on Number 6)

Greek –  hex, hektos              six, sixth (See study above on Number 6)

Revelation 13:16-18  (Larger Passage Revelation 13:1-18) “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, of the number of his name.  Here is wisdom.  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six Hundred Threescore and Six (666).”

The number 666 occurs only one time in Scripture and that is found in Revelation 13:18.  In the previous study above on the Number Six, we learned the meaning to be the number of secular or human perfection.  The Number Six-Sixty-Six is a concentrated expression of the Number Six.  It is the triple of human perfection; the culmination of human pride in independence of God and opposition to His Christ. The Number 666 was a secret symbol of the ancient pagan mysteries connected with Devil worship. 

And the triple 6 marks the culmination of man’s opposition to God in the person of the coming Antichrist whose number is 666 as recorded in Revelation chapter 13.


NUMBER 1,000

Hebrew –   eleph           1,000

Deuteronomy 32:30 “How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?”

Joshua 23:10 “One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the Lord   your God, he is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.”

Psalm 50:10 “For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills.”

Ecclesiastes 7:28 “Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: one man among a thousand have I found: but a woman among all those have I not found.”

Isaiah 30:17One thousand shall flee at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill.”

Isaiah 60:22 “A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the Lord will hasten it in his time.”

Greek -       chiloi          1,000

          II Peter 3:8          

Revelation 20:2 “And the angel laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand   years.”

Revelation 20:3 “And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and aft that he must be loosed a little season.”

Revelation 20:4 “And I saw thrones, and they sate upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

Revelation 20:5 “But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished.  This is the first resurrection.”

Revelation 20:6 “Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.”

Revelation 20:7 “And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison.”

The Number 1,000 occurs eleven times.  It signifies Divine completeness, Father’s glory, Eternal time, Fullness of time and Millennium.


NUMBER 144,000

Greek -       hekaton = 100

                   tessarakonta = 40

                   tessarrs, tssareah = 4

                   chilias = 1,000

Revelation 7:4 “And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundred and forty and four thousand of all the tribes of the children of Israel.”

Revelation 14:1 “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the Mount Zion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.”

Revelation 14:3 “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.”

The Number 144,000  is a multiple of 12: 12x12=144,000  1) Connotes perfection  2) God’s ultimate creation  3) Spirit guided life 4) Election of God’s chosen people 5) symbolical of fixedness 6) Full completion.   The Number 144,000 occurs three times in Scripture as seen above.



Hebrew      Eternity               ad            duration, continuity    

                   Eternal                olam       age lasting

                                               qedem     what is before in time or place

Greek         Eternal                 aidios     perpetual

                                                aion        age

                                                aionios    age lasting

The words Eternity and Eternal occur forty eight times in Scripture.  In God’s eternal design and purpose, there are no days, nights, weeks, months or years, rather only continuity, duration, what is before in time or place, without end, endless, age, age lasting perpetual, eternal and everlasting.

“And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign forever and ever.” (Revelation 22:5)



*HEBREW AND GREEK LETTERS & NUMERICAL VALUE                                     

HEBREW: (English Alphabet)

The Hebrew Alphabet consists of twenty-two (22) primary letters, plus five (5) others which are variation of existing letters, for a total of twenty-seven (27).

Letter                           Value

Aleph                              1

Beth                                2

Gimel                             3

Daleth                            4

He                                  5

Vau                                6

Zayin                              7

Cheth                             8

Teth                               9

Yod                               10

Kaph                             20

Lamed                           30

Mem                              40

Nun                               50

Samech                         60

Ayin                              70

Pe                                  80

Tsaddi                           90

Koph                             100

Resh                              200

Shin                               300

Tau                                400

Final Kaph*                  500

Final Mem*                  600

Final Nun*                    700

Final Pe*                       800

Final Tsaddi*                900

*Hebrew letters which are variations of existing letters.  These variations are used when the primary letter in question (Kph, Mem, Nun, Pe or Tsaddi) is at the end of a word.



GREEK: (English Alphabet)

There are twenty-seven (27) letters in the ancient Greek alphabet.  Three (3) of the letters with an equivalent value (Digamma, Qoppa, and Sampi – which represented the numbers 6, 90 and 900 respectively) were used only in certain Greek dialects and are now obsolete.

Letter                         Value

Alpha                            1

Beta                              2

Gamma                         3

Delta                             4

Epsilon                          5

Digamma                      6

Zeta                               7

Eta                                 8

Theta                             9

Lota                               10

Kappa                            20

Lambda                         30

Mu                                 40

Nu                                  50

Xl                                   60

Omicron                        70

Pi                                   80

Qoppa                            90

Rho                               100

Sigma                            200

Tau                               300

Upsilon                         400

Phi                                500

Chi                                600

Psi                                 700

Omega                          800

Sampi                            900


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