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Numbers in the bible, part 1. Part 2 Part 3 Part 4

Number
Meaning
One
Beginning, one, unity or division, the number of God, independence, marks the beginnings of things, unity.
John 10:30 I and my Father are one. John 17:20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on me through their word; 21 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. 22 And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that they may be one, even as we are one: 23 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.

Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; 5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

The number one is also used when marking the beginnings of things.

Unity is very common when defining this number, for it stands alone and cannot be divided.
Two
Witness, separation, union or division, revelation, discord, war, ruin and death. Minimum of 2 to make a legal agreement or form a covenant.
Mark 10:7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; 8 And they twain shall be one flesh: so then they are no more twain, but one flesh. 9 What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Mark 6:7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: 9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats.

Gen 10:25 And unto Eber were born two sons: the name of one was Peleg; for in his days was the earth divided; and his brother's name was Joktan.

Matt 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

James 1:8 A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

The number two is attached to the term "Revelation" as well.

It has also been used when referring to discord and even war. Ruin and death is also within its context.

Minimum of 2 to make a legal agreement or form a covenant.
- Angels on the ark of the covenant.
- Writing on two sides of the covenant (blessings and curses).
- Witnesses to condemn someone to death.
- Two believers gathered are assured of God's presence.
- The continual was offered two times each day. Morning and Evening.
- A righteous reward. Joseph received a double portion of the inheritance. (Genesis 48: 22). The firstborn receives double the inheritance (Deuteronomy 21: 17). The wicked received double their punishment. (Revelation 18: 6)
Three
The Godhead, divine completeness, deals with approval, the Trinity, resurrection.
Mark 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. 8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Yeshua has given many examples of things seen, repeating the divine pattern, showing the unity of three distinct but inseperable entities making up one.

Most Holy Place, Holy Place, Outer Court.

3rd Heaven, 2nd Heaven, 1rst Heaven.

Father, Word, Holy Spirit.

Spirit, Water, Blood.

Three gates on each side of the New Jerusalem.

Three walls in the sanctuary.

Jonah in the belly of the whale.

Jesus in the bowels of the earth.

The number three has also been associated with the concepts of spirit and life.
Four
Earth, creation, world, material creation was completed on the Fourth day.
Gen 1:14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years: 15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so. 16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also. 17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth, 18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good. 19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall.

All four directions or corners. North, South, East and West.

1rst quarter, New Moon, Last Quarter, Full Moon.

Blood was applied to the four horns of the altar.

Four living creatures with four faces around the throne of God.

The number four is always used when referring to God's creation. This number has also been used when describing the vastness of space.
Five
Grace, cross, atonement, life, redemption, freedom and completeness, covenant, judgment time, God's goodness.
Eph 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Five Offerings = Sin Offering, Trespass Offering, Burnt Offering, Meat Offering, and Peace Offering.

Rom 11:5 Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. 6 And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then is it no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.

God's grace or life that's moved by the spirit.

This number has also been used to describe freedom and completeness.

There were five chances given to be disobedient to the covenant. (Leviticus 26)

There were five bars which held up the 48 boards on the sides of the sanctuary.
Six
Man, beast, Satan, incompleteness, deals with the number of man, battle between spirit and flesh, wicked people, man and his portion. Six cities of refuge, weakness of man, manifestation of sin.
Gen 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them...

...Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Rev 13:18 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).

This number is also used when referring to (human labor) or (secular completeness).

The number six is also attached when describing the constant battle between spirit and flesh.

Wicked people. Six is for judgment of the wicked.

Six days belongs to man to do work in each week.

Six cities of refuge set aside to protect those who killed accidentally (Numbers 35:6).
Seven
Perfection, spiritual perfection, completeness. A perfect cycle of events and the rest.
A perfect cycle of events and the rest. The first six periods belong to man, the last belongs to God.

God was on Mount Sinai for six days before He called Moses to meet Him on the seventh day.

God establishes the Sabbath as the time to meet Him personally.

Rev 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.

Rev 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.

Seven days for a Complete week (Six for work (Man/Sin) and 1 (God) for Rest).

Seven musical notes.

Seven feast days.

Rev 7:10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen (Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece) and one is (Rome - John was under Rome at the time), and the other is not yet come (Antichrist); and when he cometh, he must continue a shortspace.

Revelation is the Finishing book of the bible and is based upon multiple sevens including 7 churches, 7 spirits, 7 stars, 7 seals, 7 trumpets, 7 vials, 7 persons, 7 dooms, and 7 new things, etc.

Daniels 70 weeks until the end of the age are 70 x 7 years or 490 years.

Dan 9:24 Seventy 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.

Pharaoh's dream (which led to Joseph's rise to power) had 7 fat cattle and 7 starved cattle.

The lampstand in the Temple had 7 branches (as seen today in the Menorah.

The Israelite annual holy days were filled with measurements of 7, including the Days of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of Tabernacles which each have 7 days.

There are 7 weeks between Passover and Pentecost.

The Israelites were to give the land itself a rest every 7th year.

The Israelites marched around Jericho for 7 days before its fall, when 7 priests blew 7 trumpets 7 times.

There are 7 recorded statements of Jesus while He was on the cross.

Coincidently or not, Jerusalem is 777 meters above sea level.

The 7 churches, with their 7 spirits, in Revelation.

The 7 stars, 7 Seals, 7 trumpets, 7 candlesticks, 7 vials of end-time prophecy.

Perhaps most significant of all for the number seven, God made the week as seven days at the time of creation, and decreed the seventh day of the week holy (Genesis 2:2-3) according to The Fourth Commandment (Exodus 20:8-11). It identifies Him as The God of Creation.

The seven-day week is the only time measurement that cannot be detected by natural means. The length of a day is obvious from sunset to sunset, a month from new moon to new moon, a year from spring to spring, but the 7-day week exists only because it was revealed by God to humanity, according to His Will. If there were no God, there would be no week.
Eight
New beginning, one who abounds in strength, new birth, new creation.
Gen 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.

The eight day is the beginning of a new week.

The eight musical note is the beginning of a new octave.

The number eight is also used in reference to fertility. It has also been used when referring to the Resurrection or new beginnings.
Nine
Completeness, finality, fulness, fruit of the Spirit, deals with judgment or the finality of things, fruit bearing.
Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Nine principal vessels in the tabernacle.
This number has also been used to describe the perfect movement of God.
Ten
Law, government, restoration, responsibility, completeness that happens in a divine order, property, wealth and ownership. Wealth is divided into a series of ten with one tenth belonging to God. 10 commandments. The Word of God, law and responsibility, kingship.
Deu 10:3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand. 4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me. 5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.

Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

1 Cor 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (There are 10 items listed.)

There's nothing that is left wanting within the complete cycle the number ten has just completed.

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