JEWISH SYMBOLIC MEANING OF NUMBERS

 

1          Unity      Genesis 2:24             cling unto his wife and they shall be one

                          Numbers 14:15         this people as one man

                          John 10:30               "I and my Father are one."

                          Ephesians 4:3f           unity of the spirit...one body

 

2          Strength  Ecclesiastes 4:9f        Two are better than one...if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow

                          Ecclesiastes 4:11f       If two lie together, they have heat....If one prevail against him, two shall withstand.

                          Song/Songs 6:13        What will you see in the Shulamite?  As it were the company of two armies.

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

 

3          Heaven  Matthew 28:19           Baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit

                          John 14:16f                I will pray to the Father and he shall give you...the Spirit of truth

                          1 John 5:7                 Three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit

 

4          Earth      Daniel 11:4                 Kingdom divided toward the four winds

                          Matthew 24:31           They shall gather his elect from the four winds

                          Revelation 4:1             Four angels on four corners holding four winds

 

5          There is no scripture elsewhere in the Bible using 5 figuratively.  It could be applied as half of 10 (all)

 

6          Sin         See below                  Falling short of Seven (7 - 1 = 6)

 

7          Each &   Deut. 28:7                  enemies...shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.

            Every     1 Samuel 2:5              so that the barren has born seven...children

                          Psalm 12:6                The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace...purified seven times.

                          Proverbs 24:16           a just man falls seven times and rises up again

                          Luke 17:4                   If he trespass against you seven times in a day...you shall forgive him

 

                          NOTE:  3 (heaven) + 4 (earth) = 7 (all, universality)

 

10        All-        Numbers 14:22          have tempted me now these ten times and have not harkened to my voice

     Inclusive,       1 Samuel 1:8             Am I not better to you than ten sons?

            Sum       Job 19:3                    These ten times you have reproached me

            Total      Matthew 18:21f          forgive him?  Till seven times?...until seventy times seven (7 x 10)

 

12        God's     Exodus 28:21            the names of the children of Israel, twelve according to their names

            Rule       Matthew 10:2            the names of the twelve apostles

            On         Revelation 21:12       twelve gates...names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel

            Earth      Revelation 21:14       twelve foundations...names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb

 

100      Intensity  Eccl. 6:3                  If a man beget 100 children...and his soul be not filled with good

                          Eccl. 8:12                 though a sinner do evil a hundred times

                          Proverbs 17:10         a reproof enters more into a  wise man than a hundred strips into a fool

                          Mark 10:30              receive a hundred fold now in this time houses and brethren and sisters...eternal life

 

1000    Intensity  Deut. 7:9                 God, which keeps covenant and mercy...to a thousand generations (30,000 yrs!?)

            multi-      Psalm 91:7              A thousand shall fall at your side

            plied       Eccl. 6:6                  Though he live a thousand years twice told, yet has he seen no good.

                                                           

10,000 Multi-     Psalm 3:6                 I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people

            plied       Song/Songs              the chiefest among ten thousand

            again      Daniel 7:10              Ten thousand times ten thousand stood...judgment was set and the books were opened

           

1/4       Small,     Numbers 23:10       Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the fourth part of Israel?

            Scant      2 Kings 6:25             fourth of a cab of [dove's dung KJV]

 

1/3       There are no scriptures elsewhere in the Bible using 1/3 figuratively.