Bible Numbers 2.0

Isaiah 18 (English)

On a previous page, Isaiah 18 was translated to English from Chinese and this produced numericnumbers gematria coincidences. But any translation should really start from the original Hebrew. Now that the sense of the passage has been worked out, and the meaning of the Hebrew words clearer, it is time for a better English translation from Hebrew.

Hypothesis

If an English translation of Isaiah 18 can be found with a very high number of standard numeric coincidences beyond what the odds would predict as being possible, this would confirm what has been presented previously, that human language accurately transmitting God’s message will have numeric features. If such a translation is not produced, this would detract from everything and begin strengthening the probability all this was due to some freakish coincidence.

The Experiment

Although Isaiah 18 is not a very long chapter, the possibilities for translation are immense. The English language has more words than the combined vocabularies of the Bible in Hebrew, Greek and Chinese. And there are many ways sentences can be structured. A tiny fraction of the many possible English translations is presented below.

Alas Woe|because-of-the to-the from-the for-the 0|land-of|noisy-extremes extreme-noise extreme-sound extreme-sounds extreme-noises|beyond-the-rivers-of|Cush Kush Africa|which-sends sending|instruments-of-obligations-on-paper instruments-of-paper-obligations paper-instruments-of-obligations obligations-on-paper-instruments|across-the-seas-and|ambassadors envoys messengers representatives|over-the-waters-Go-swift|ambassadors envoys messengers representatives|to-a-nation|repressed suppressed|and|independent different|to-a-people|feared fearful respected respectful feared-and-fearful respected-and-respectful|from-their|beginning beginnings|to-now till-now hitherto|a-nation|stalwartly 0|trampling-line|upon on|line-whose-land-is-divided-and-spoiled-by-rivers line-whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-spoil line-whose-land-is-divided-and-ruined-by-rivers line-whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-ruin|All All-you|inhabitants-of-the-world-and-dwellers-on-the-earth|when|a-banner an-emblem an-ensign a-flag a-signal a-standard|is|raised-on lifted-up-on set-up-on|the-mountains|see look watch|and-when-the|bugle horn trumpet|blows calls sounds trumpets|hear listen pay-heed|For 0|thus-the-LORD-God-said-to-me-From-my-dwelling-quietly-watching-as-hot-dry-air-in-sunlight|drying dries evaporates|dew the-dew|at-harvest at-the-harvest before-harvest before-the-harvest|before-the-grape-flower-buds-ripen-he-will-cut-away-the|sprigs twigs|with-pruning-hooks-and-the-overspreading-branches-he-will|hew cut|down-and-take-away-they-shall|all 0|be-left-for-the|mountain-birds-of-prey predatory-mountain-birds|and-left-for-the-wild-beasts-of-the-earth-The|predatory-birds birds-of-prey|will-eat-through-the-summer-and-the|wild 0|beasts-of-the-earth-will-eat-through-the-winter|At-that-time-a-gift-will-be-brought In-that-time-a-gift-will-be-brought Come-that-time-a-gift-will-be-brought A-gift-will-be-brought-at-that-time A-gift-will-be-brought-in-that-time A-gift-will-be-brought-come-that-time She-at-that-time-will-bring-a-gift She-in-that-time-will-bring-a-gift She-come-that-time-will-bring-a-gift She-will-bring-a-gift-at-that-time She-will-bring-a-gift-in-that-time She-will-bring-a-gift-come-that-time|with-great-ceremony in-a-grand-ceremony in-celebration 0|to-the-Lord to-the-Lord-GOD|of-Hosts|of-a from-a by-a a|people|repressed suppressed|and|independent different|a-people|feared fearful respected respectful feared-and-fearful respected-and-respectful|from-their|beginning beginnings|to-now till-now hitherto|a-nation|stalwartly 0|trampling-line|upon on|line|whose-land-is-divided-by-rivers whose-land-is-destroyed-by-rivers whose-land-is-ruined-by-rivers whose-land-is-spoiled-by-rivers whose-land-is-divided-and-destroyed-by-rivers whose-land-is-divided-and-ruined-by-rivers whose-land-is-divided-and-spoiled-by-rivers whose-land-the-rivers-divide whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-destroy whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-ruin whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-spoil|to-the-place-named-Mount-Zion-of-the-Lord to-the-place-named-Mount-Zion-of-the-Lord-GOD to-Mount-Zion-the-place-of-the-name-of-the-LORD to-Mount-Zion-the-place-of-the-name-of-the-LORD-God|of-Hosts

There are over 5.14 x 1021 possibilities. This would take years to run through any computer.

Rather than go through five sextillion, the chapter will be divided into three sections. This will dramatically reduce the number of possibilities and shorten the time necessary. (This might not yield the same result as running five sextillion possibilities, but it is the most practical solution at the moment.) If standard features can be found in each section, then the whole will also work. But this also means failure in one section is complete failure for the whole.

First Section

This section starts from the opening of the chapter, and ends with the first description of the land divided by rivers. This section already has 44,236,800 possibilities.

Alas Woe|because-of-the to-the from-the for-the 0|land-of|noisy-extremes extreme-noise extreme-sound extreme-sounds extreme-noises|beyond-the-rivers-of|Cush Kush Africa|which-sends sending|instruments-of-obligations-on-paper instruments-of-paper-obligations paper-instruments-of-obligations obligations-on-paper-instruments|across-the-seas-and|ambassadors envoys messengers representatives|over-the-waters-Go-swift|ambassadors envoys messengers representatives|to-a-nation|repressed suppressed|and|independent different|to-a-people|feared fearful respected respectful feared-and-fearful respected-and-respectful|from-their|beginning beginnings|to-now till-now hitherto|a-nation|stalwartly 0|trampling-line|upon on|line-whose-land-is-divided-and-spoiled-by-rivers line-whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-spoil line-whose-land-is-divided-and-ruined-by-rivers line-whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-ruin

There were two results with many standard numeric concidences. These two were very similar.

Alas land of noisy extremes beyond the rivers of Africa, which sends paper instruments of obligations across the seas, and representatives over the waters. Go swift envoys to a nation suppressed and independent, to a people respectful from their beginning hitherto, a nation stalwartly trampling line on line, whose land is divided and ruined by rivers.

Alas land of noisy extremes beyond the rivers of Africa, which sends paper instruments of obligations across the seas and envoys over the waters. Go swift representatives to a nation suppressed and independent, to a people respectful from their beginning hitherto, a nation stalwartly trampling line on line, whose land is divided and ruined by rivers.

The only difference is the placement of the words representatives and envoys. They switch places. The numeric total is the same, but the second result has an extra coincidence.

The numbers chose Alas rather than Woe and following the original Hebrew, dropped the reasons for this misfortune. It is left open as to whether the misfortune is to the land of noisy extremes, or from that land, or because of that land. Misfortune may even be for the whole world, and not just the two lands mentioned. This maintains flexibility. It could be all of the above.

Out of three choices, Cush, Kush, Africa the numbers selected Africa removing any ambiguity. This in turn makes it clear the United States is the land of noisy extremes that sends out paper instruments of obligations (treaties, alliances, trade agreements, documents outlining economic sanctions, derivatives, and financial instruments like collateral debt obligations, bonds, stocks, certificates etc).

By using two words (envoys, representatives) for the same Hebrew word מַלְאָכִ֣ים, the numbers cover the widest possible meaning and is more inclusive: government officials, and nongovernmental messengers.

The messengers are not going to a democracy. The people are suppressed. But it is a nation unlike any other, for the longest time being completely independent in language, culture, history and economics. Its people have centuries of time being respectful and numerous. It is a land of rivers, but also a land in severe danger from those rivers.

Middle Section

The middle begins with God’s admonishment for people to watch and listen, and ends with the beasts of the earth feeding through the winter. The section has 11,943,936 possibilities.

All All-you|inhabitants-of-the-world-and-dwellers-on-the-earth|when|a-banner an-emblem an-ensign a-flag a-signal a-standard|is|raised-on lifted-up-on set-up-on|the-mountains|see look watch|and-when-the|bugle horn trumpet|blows calls sounds trumpets|hear listen pay-heed|For 0|thus-the-LORD-God-said-to-me-From-my-dwelling-quietly-watching-as-hot-dry-air-in-sunlight|drying dries evaporates|dew the-dew|at-harvest at-the-harvest before-harvest before-the-harvest|before-the-grape-flower-buds-ripen-he-will-cut-away-the|sprigs twigs|with-pruning-hooks-and-the-overspreading-branches-he-will|hew cut|down-and-take-away-they-shall|all 0|be-left-for-the|mountain-birds-of-prey predatory-mountain-birds|and-left-for-the-wild-beasts-of-the-earth-The|predatory-birds birds-of-prey|will-eat-through-the-summer-and-the|wild 0|beasts-of-the-earth-will-eat-through-the-winter

Only one result had the highest number of coincidences.

All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, when a flag is lifted up on the mountains watch, and when the bugle blows pay heed. Thus the Lord God said to me, From my dwelling quietly watching as hot dry air in sunlight drying the dew before harvest; before the grape flower buds ripen he will cut away the sprigs with pruning hooks, and the overspreading branches he will cut down and take away. They shall be left for the mountain birds of prey and left for the wild beasts of the earth. The predatory birds will eat through the summer and the wild beasts of the earth will eat through the winter.

The Hebrew word to see תִּרְא֔וּ has very wide meaning. Out of three possibilities (see, look, watch), the numbers chose watch which requires more attention than just see or look in English. This also goes with the next part, where the numbers selected pay heed for the Hebrew word תִּשְׁמָֽעוּ. The Hebrew word is not just hearing but also listening and understanding.

In verse 4, the Hebrew does not have the word Elohim or El to go with God’s name יְהוָה֙ but for the English, I chose the Lord God deliberately to convey the uniqueness of the name. (English does not have a dedicated term for God like the Chinese 上帝 showing deity, sovereignty and supremacy.) Since this extra word is not in the original Hebrew, it has been italicized.

Last Section

The last section opens with the bringing of gifts, and continues to the end of the chapter. The end section has 9,732,096 possibilities.

At-that-time-a-gift-will-be-brought In-that-time-a-gift-will-be-brought Come-that-time-a-gift-will-be-brought A-gift-will-be-brought-at-that-time A-gift-will-be-brought-in-that-time A-gift-will-be-brought-come-that-time She-at-that-time-will-bring-a-gift She-in-that-time-will-bring-a-gift She-come-that-time-will-bring-a-gift She-will-bring-a-gift-at-that-time She-will-bring-a-gift-in-that-time She-will-bring-a-gift-come-that-time|with-great-ceremony in-a-grand-ceremony in-celebration 0|to-the-Lord to-the-Lord-GOD|of-Hosts|of-a from-a by-a a|people|repressed suppressed|and|independent different|a-people|feared fearful respected respectful feared-and-fearful respected-and-respectful|from-their|beginning beginnings|to-now till-now hitherto|a-nation|stalwartly 0|trampling-line|upon on|line|whose-land-is-divided-by-rivers whose-land-is-destroyed-by-rivers whose-land-is-ruined-by-rivers whose-land-is-spoiled-by-rivers whose-land-is-divided-and-destroyed-by-rivers whose-land-is-divided-and-ruined-by-rivers whose-land-is-divided-and-spoiled-by-rivers whose-land-the-rivers-divide whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-destroy whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-ruin whose-land-the-rivers-divide-and-spoil|to-the-place-named-Mount-Zion-of-the-Lord to-the-place-named-Mount-Zion-of-the-Lord-GOD to-Mount-Zion-the-place-of-the-name-of-the-LORD to-Mount-Zion-the-place-of-the-name-of-the-LORD-God|of-Hosts

There was one result.

She will bring a gift in that time to the Lord God of Hosts, by a people suppressed and independent, a people respectful from their beginnings till now, a nation stalwartly trampling line on line, whose land is destroyed by rivers, to the place named Mount Zion of the Lord of Hosts.

It was a 50-50 chance the higher number of coincidences would choose She a term which in Hebrew הַהִ֨יא is unexpressed outside the Pentateuch unless the phrase is emphatic (see Strong's definition for H1931). Since the next word is יֽוּבַל which is used for bringing sacrifices and offerings, this would appear to be special, or emphatic. When we consider the development of a language, it makes no sense to have a feminine form הַהִ֨יא and not express it, unless this became a habit later. In other words, the numbers chose an older meaning, possibly reaching back before the confusion of languages (Genesis 11:1-9).

The coincidences in the last part agree with the coincidences in the first part that these people are suppressed and independent and that respect is part of their character.

In the first part, the land is divided and ruined by rivers. The Hebrew word בָּזְא֤וּ has two possible meanings, divide and spoil. Here in the last part, the coincidences side with spoil selecting the English word destroyed.

In this last part, there was the option of choosing the Lord or the Lord God. The numbers picked the Lord God first, and then the Lord for the very last verse.

The Completed Chapter

Alas land of noisy extremes beyond the rivers of Africa, which sends paper instruments of obligations across the seas and envoys over the waters. Go swift representatives to a nation suppressed and independent, to a people respectful from their beginning hitherto, a nation stalwartly trampling line on line, whose land is divided and ruined by rivers All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, when a flag is lifted up on the mountains watch, and when the bugle blows pay heed. Thus the Lord God said to me, "From my dwelling quietly watching as hot dry air in sunlight drying the dew before harvest; before the grape flower buds ripen he will cut away the sprigs with pruning hooks, and the overspreading branches he will cut down and take away. They shall be left for the mountain birds of prey and left for the wild beasts of the earth. The predatory birds will eat through the summer and the wild beasts of the earth will eat through the winter She will bring a gift in that time to the Lord God of Hosts, by a people suppressed and independent, a people respectful from their beginnings till now, a nation stalwartly trampling line on line, whose land is destroyed by rivers, to the place named Mount Zion of the Lord of Hosts.
1               2               3     4              5
82              45              5     400            430
28              27              5     49             79
1  2   3  4     5   6  7   8    9     10  11  12     13   14  15  16  17
1- 10- 1- 16    10- 1- 12- 4    5     12- 16- 21     20-  17- 15- 11- 16
1- 10- 1- 70    10- 1- 30- 4    5     30- 70- 300    200- 80- 60- 20- 70
Alas            land            of    noisy          extremes

6                  7         8                 9     10
336                87        280               5     70
39                 24        64                5     25
18  19   20  21    22  23    24  25  26  27    28    29 30 31  32 33
2-  21-  12- 4     17- 7     15- 18- 15- 16    5     1- 5- 15- 3- 1
2-  300- 30- 4     80- 7     60- 90- 60- 70    5     1- 5- 60- 3- 1
beyond             the       rivers            of    Africa,

11               12               13               14
117              174              141              440
36               48               42               116
34   35 36 37    38  39  40 41    42  43 44  45    46  47  48  49  50  51  52  53
19-  7- 3- 7     16- 12- 4- 16    13- 1- 13- 15    12- 16- 17- 15- 11- 12- 17- 16
100- 7- 3- 7     70- 30- 4- 70    40- 1- 40- 60    30- 70- 80- 60- 20- 30- 80- 70
which            sends            paper            instruments

15    16                          17                   18
5     199                         204                  87
5     64                          51                   24
54    55  56  57 58 59  60  61    62  63 64  65  66    67  68
5     2-  10- 6- 1- 17- 12- 16    1-  3- 15- 16- 16    17- 7
5     2-  10- 6- 1- 80- 30- 70    1-  3- 60- 70- 70    80- 7
of    obligations                 across               the

19           20           21                 22        23
141          35           490                150       87
33           17           67                 33        24
69  70 71    72 73  74    75  76  77   78    79  80    81  82
16- 1- 16    1- 12- 4     12- 18- 21-  16    18- 15    17- 7
70- 1- 70    1- 30- 4     30- 90- 300- 70    90- 60    80- 7
seas         and          envoys             over      the

24                    25    26                27
311                   6     255               581
68                    6     57                140
83   84 85  86  87    88    89  90   91 92    93  94  95  96  97  98  99 100 101 102
19-  1- 17- 15- 16    6     16- 19-  5- 17    15- 13- 15- 16- 12- 17- 1- 17- 18- 16
100- 1- 80- 60- 70    6     70- 100- 5- 80    60- 40- 60- 70- 30- 80- 1- 80- 90- 70
waters.               Go    swift             representatives

28     29     30                 31
80     1      141                354
17     1      42                 93
103    104    105 106 107 108    109 110 111 112 113 114 115
17     1      12- 1-  17- 12     16- 13- 13- 15- 16- 16- 4
80     1      30- 1-  80- 30     70- 40- 40- 60- 70- 70- 4
to     a      nation             suppressed

32             33                             34     35     36
35             218                            80     1      90
17             74                             17     1      36
116 117 118    119 120 121 122 123 124 125    126    127    128 129 130
1-  12- 4      12- 4-  13- 12- 4-  12- 17     17     1      13- 13- 10
1-  30- 4      30- 4-  40- 30- 4-  30- 80     80     1      40- 40- 10
and            independent,                   to     a      people

37                             38             39             40
268                            85             147            104
79                             31             39             50
131 132 133 134 135 136 137    138 139 140    141 142 143    144 145 146 147 148 149
15- 16- 13- 3-  17- 5-  10     5-  15- 11     17- 7-  15     2-  6-  12- 12- 12- 6
60- 70- 40- 3-  80- 5-  10     5-  60- 20     80- 7-  60     2-  6-  30- 30- 30- 6
respectful                     from           their          beginning

41                     42     43                 44
234                    1      141                712
63                     1      42                 127
150 151 152 153 154    155    156 157 158 159    160 161 162 163 164  165 166 167 168 169
7-  17- 7-  15- 17     1      12- 1-  17- 12     16- 17- 1-  10- 19-  1-  15- 17- 10- 21
7-  80- 7-  60- 80     1      30- 1-  80- 30     70- 80- 1-  10- 100- 1-  60- 80- 10- 300
hitherto,              a      nation             stalwartly

45                                 46         47     48
247                                40         30     40
85                                 22         12     22
170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177    178 179    180    181 182
17- 15- 1-  11- 13- 10- 12- 6      10- 12     12     10- 12
80- 60- 1-  20- 40- 10- 30- 6      10- 30     30     10- 30
trampling                          line       on     line,

49              50                 51     52                 53
177             45                 70     102                35
42              27                 16     30                 17
183  184 185    186 187 188 189    190    191 192 193 194    195 196 197
19-  7-  16     10- 1-  12- 4      16     4-  18- 4-  4      1-  12- 4
100- 7-  70     10- 1-  30- 4      70     4-  90- 4-  4      1-  30- 4
whose           land               is     divided            and

54             55         56                 57             58
94             302        280                21             301
31             23         64                 21             85
198 199 200    201 202    203 204 205 206    207 208 209    210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218
15- 12- 4      2-  21     15- 18- 15- 16     1-  10- 10     12- 7-  1-  2-  17- 1-  12- 17- 16
60- 30- 4      2-  300    60- 90- 60- 70     1-  10- 10     30- 7-  1-  2-  80- 1-  30- 80- 70
ruined         by         rivers             All            inhabitants

59     60         61                  62             63
5      87         174                 35             254
5      24         48                  17             74
219    220 221    222  223 224 225    226 227 228    229 230  231 232 233 234
5      17- 7      19-  15- 10- 4      1-  12- 4      4-  19-  10- 10- 15- 16
5      80- 7      100- 60- 10- 4      1-  30- 4      4-  100- 10- 10- 60- 70
of     the        world               and            dwellers

64     65         66                 67              68     69
30     87         148                137             1      22
12     24         40                 38              1      22
235    236 237    238 239 240 241    242  243 244    245    246 247 248 249
12     17- 7      1-  15- 17- 7      19-  7-  12     1      5-  10- 1-  6
30     80- 7      1-  60- 80- 7      100- 7-  30     1      5-  10- 1-  6
on     the        earth,             when            a      flag

70     71                 72     73     74         75
70     99                 40     30     87         231
16     36                 13     12     24         69
250    251 252 253 254    255    256    257 258    259 260 261 262 263 264
16     10- 5-  17- 4      13     12     17- 7      11- 12- 17- 1-  12- 16
70     10- 5-  80- 4      40     30     80- 7      20- 30- 80- 1-  30- 70
is     lifted             up     on     the        mountains

76                      77             78              79
191                     35             137             87
47                      17             38              24
265  266 267 268 269    270 271 272    273  274 275    276 277
19-  1-  17- 3-  7      1-  12- 4      19-  7-  12     17- 7
100- 1-  80- 3-  7      1-  30- 4      100- 7-  30     80- 7
watch,                  and            when            the

80             81                  82             83         84
18             182                 341            11         157
18             47                  35             11         40
278 279 280    281 282 283  284    285 286 287    288 289    290 291 292
2-  6-  10     2-  10- 19-  16     13- 1-  21     7-  4      17- 7-  16
2-  6-  10     2-  10- 100- 70     40- 1-  300    7-  4      80- 7-  70
bugle          blows               pay            heed.      Thus

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87         74             10         75             80     20
24         29             10         21             17     11
293 294    295 296 297    298 299    300 301 302    303    304
17- 7      10- 15- 4      6-  4      16- 1-  4      17     11
80- 7      10- 60- 4      6-  4      70- 1-  4      80     20
the        Lord           God        said           to     me,

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85             320        160                         440
31             32         61                          62
305 306 307    308 309    310 311  312 313 314 315    316 317 318 319
5-  15- 11     11- 21     4-  19-  10- 10- 12- 6      14- 17- 10- 21
5-  60- 20     20- 300    4-  100- 10- 10- 30- 6      50- 80- 10- 300
"From          my         dwelling                    quietly

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227                             71         87         364
65                              17         24         40
320  321 322 323 324 325 326    327 328    329 330    331 332 333
19-  1-  17- 3-  7-  12- 6      1-  16     7-  17     4-  15- 21
100- 1-  80- 3-  7-  30- 6      1-  70     7-  80     4-  60- 300
watching                        as         hot        dry

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61         30     203                        400
16         12     68                         58
334 335    336    337 338 339 340 341 342    343 344 345  346 347
1-  15     12     16- 12- 10- 6-  7-  17     4-  15- 21-  12- 6
1-  60     30     70- 30- 10- 6-  7-  80     4-  60- 300- 30- 6
air        in     sunlight                   drying

103        104        105            106
87         104        67             308
24         23         22             74
348 349    350 351    352 353 354    355 356 357 358 359 360
17- 7      4-  19     2-  5-  15     7-  1-  15- 18- 16- 17
80- 7      4-  100    2-  5-  60     7-  1-  60- 90- 70- 80
the        dew        before         harvest;

107            108        109                110
67             87         107                175
22             24         35                 49
361 362 363    364 365    366 367 368 369    370 371 372  373
2-  5-  15     17- 7      6-  15- 1-  13     5-  10- 19-  15
2-  5-  60     80- 7      6-  60- 1-  40     5-  10- 100- 60
before         the        grape              flower

111            112            113    114             115
76             130            7      120             83
22             40             7      39              20
374 375 376    377 378 379    380    381  382 383    384 385
2-  4-  16     15- 13- 12     7      19-  10- 10     3-  17
2-  4-  70     60- 40- 30     7      100- 10- 10     3-  80
buds           ripen          he     will            cut

116                 117        118                    119
402                 87         246                    187
42                  24         66                     43
386 387  388 389    390 391    392 393 394 395 396    397  398 399
1-  19-  1-  21     17- 7      16- 13- 15- 6-  16     19-  17- 7
1-  100- 1-  300    80- 7      70- 40- 60- 6-  70     100- 80- 7
away                the        sprigs                 with

120                    121            122            123
166                    86             35             87
58                     32             17             24
400 401 402 403 404    405 406 407    408 409 410    411 412
13- 15- 12- 12- 6      7-  9-  16     1-  12- 4      17- 7
40- 60- 30- 30- 6      7-  9-  70     1-  30- 4      80- 7
pruning                hooks,         and            the

124                                    125
361                                    173
100                                    56
413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421    422 423 424 425 426 427 428
18- 15- 16- 13- 15- 1-  4-  12- 6      2-  15- 1-  12- 3-  7-  16
90- 60- 70- 40- 60- 1-  4-  30- 6      2-  60- 1-  30- 3-  7-  70
overspreading                          branches

126    127             128        129             130
7      120             83         134             35
7      39              20         35              17
429    430  431 432    433 434    435 436  437    438 439 440
7      19-  10- 10     3-  17     4-  19-  12     1-  12- 4
7      100- 10- 10     3-  80     4-  100- 30     1-  30- 4
he     will            cut        down            and

131            132                 133            134
90             402                 387            98
27             42                  45             44
441 442 443    444 445  446 447    448 449 450    451 452 453 454 455
17- 1-  9      1-  19-  1-  21     17- 7-  21     16- 7-  1-  10- 10
80- 1-  9      1-  100- 1-  300    80- 7-  300    70- 7-  1-  10- 10
take           away.               They           shall

135    136            137        138        139
2      95             65         87         161
2      32             20         24         53
456    457 458 459    460 461    462 463    464 465 466 467 468
2      10- 5-  17     5-  15     17- 7      11- 12- 17- 1-  12
2      10- 5-  80     5-  60     80- 7      20- 30- 80- 1-  30
be     left           for        the        mountain

140                141    142            143            144
136                5      400            35             95
37                 5      49             17             32
469 470 471 472    473    474 475 476    477 478 479    480 481 482
2-  15- 4-  16     5      13- 15- 21     1-  12- 4      10- 5-  17
2-  60- 4-  70     5      40- 60- 300    1-  30- 4      10- 5-  80
birds              of     prey           and            left

145        146        147             148                    149
65         87         114             223                    5
20         24         33              52                     5
483 484    485 486    487  488 489    490 491 492 493 494    495
5-  15     17- 7      19-  10- 4      2-  1-  16- 17- 16     5
5-  60     80- 7      100- 10- 4      2-  1-  70- 80- 70     5
for        the        wild            beasts                 of

150        151                152        153
87         148                87         545
24         40                 24         86
496 497    498 499 500 501    502 503    504 505 506 507 508 509 510
17- 7      1-  15- 17- 7      17- 7      13- 15- 4-  1-  17- 15- 21
80- 7      1-  60- 80- 7      80- 7      40- 60- 4-  1-  80- 60- 300
the        earth.             The        predatory

154                155             156        157
136                120             81         160
37                 39              18         52
511 512 513 514    515  516 517    518 519    520 521 522 523 524
2-  15- 4-  16     19-  10- 10     1-  17     17- 7-  15- 6-  7
2-  60- 4-  70     100- 10- 10     1-  80     80- 7-  60- 6-  7
birds              will            eat        through

158        159                160            161        162
87         170                35             87         114
24         53                 17             24         33
525 526    527 528 529 530    531 532 533    534 535    536  537 538
17- 7      16- 11- 11- 15     1-  12- 4      17- 7      19-  10- 4
80- 7      70- 20- 20- 60     1-  30- 4      80- 7      100- 10- 4
the        summer             and            the        wild

163                    164    165        166                167
223                    5      87         148                120
52                     5      24         40                 39
539 540 541 542 543    544    545 546    547 548 549 550    551  552 553
2-  1-  16- 17- 16     5      17- 7      1-  15- 17- 7      19-  10- 10
2-  1-  70- 80- 70     5      80- 7      1-  60- 80- 7      100- 10- 10
beasts                 of     the        earth              will

168        169                    170        171
81         160                    87         270
18         52                     24         63
554 555    556 557 558 559 560    561 562    563  564 565 566
1-  17     17- 7-  15- 6-  7      17- 7      19-  12- 17- 15
1-  80     80- 7-  60- 6-  7      80- 7      100- 30- 80- 60
eat        through                the        winter

172        173             174                175    176
77         120             98                 1      91
23         39              35                 1      28
567 568    569  570 571    572 573 574 575    576    577 578 579
16- 7      19-  10- 10     2-  15- 12- 6      1      6-  5-  17
70- 7      100- 10- 10     2-  60- 30- 6      1      6-  5-  80
She        will            bring              a      gift

177    178                179        180    181        182
30     168                100        80     87         74
12     42                 28         17     24         29
580    581 582 583 584    585 586    587    588 589    590 591 592
12     17- 7-  1-  17     17- 11     17     17- 7      10- 15- 4
30     80- 7-  1-  80     80- 20     80     80- 7      10- 60- 4
in     that               time       to     the        Lord

183        184    185                186        187    188
10         5      227                302        1      90
10         5      56                 23         1      36
593 594    595    596 597 598 599    600 601    602    603 604 605
6-  4      5      7-  16- 17- 16     2-  21     1      13- 13- 10
6-  4      5      7-  70- 80- 70     2-  300    1      40- 40- 10
God        of     Hosts,             by         a      people

189                            190            191
354                            35             218
93                             17             74
606 607 608 609 610 611 612    613 614 615    616 617 618 619 620 621 622
16- 13- 13- 15- 16- 16- 4      1-  12- 4      12- 4-  13- 12- 4-  12- 17
70- 40- 40- 60- 70- 70- 4      1-  30- 4      30- 4-  40- 30- 4-  30- 80
suppressed                     and            independent,

192    193            194                            195
1      90             268                            85
1      36             79                             31
623    624 625 626    627 628 629 630 631 632 633    634 635 636
1      13- 13- 10     15- 16- 13- 3-  17- 5-  10     5-  15- 11
1      40- 40- 10     60- 70- 40- 3-  80- 5-  10     5-  60- 20
a      people         respectful                     from

196            197                            198            199
147            174                            100            130
39             66                             37             31
637 638 639    640 641 642 643 644 645 646    647 648 649    650 651
17- 7-  15     2-  6-  12- 12- 12- 6-  16     17- 10- 10     12- 19
80- 7-  60     2-  6-  30- 30- 30- 6-  70     80- 10- 10     30- 100
their          beginnings                     till           now,

200    201                202
1      141                712
1      42                 127
652    653 654 655 656    657 658 659 660 661  662 663 664 665 666
1      12- 1-  17- 12     16- 17- 1-  10- 19-  1-  15- 17- 10- 21
1      30- 1-  80- 30     70- 80- 1-  10- 100- 1-  60- 80- 10- 300
a      nation             stalwartly

203                                204        205    206
247                                40         30     40
85                                 22         12     22
667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674    675 676    677    678 679
17- 15- 1-  11- 13- 10- 12- 6      10- 12     12     10- 12
80- 60- 1-  20- 40- 10- 30- 6      10- 30     30     10- 30
trampling                          line       on     line,

207             208                209    210
177             45                 70     518
42              27                 16     77
680  681 682    683 684 685 686    687    688 689 690 691 692  693
19-  7-  16     10- 1-  12- 4      16     4-  16- 17- 15- 21-  4
100- 7-  70     10- 1-  30- 4      70     4-  70- 80- 60- 300- 4
whose           land               is     destroyed

211        212                213    214        215
302        280                80     87         54
23         64                 17     24         27
694 695    696 697 698 699    700    701 702    703 704 705 706
2-  21     15- 18- 15- 16     17     17- 7      13- 10- 1-  3
2-  300    60- 90- 60- 70     80     80- 7      40- 10- 1-  3
by         rivers,            to     the        place

216                217            218         219    220
55                 130            430         5      87
28                 40             34          5      24
707 708 709 710    711 712 713    714  715    716    717 718
12- 1-  11- 4      11- 12- 17     22-  12     5      17- 7
30- 1-  20- 4      20- 30- 80     400- 30     5      80- 7
named              Mount          Zion        of     the

221            222    223
74             5      227
29             5      56
719 720 721    722    723 724 725 726
10- 15- 4      5      7-  16- 17- 16
10- 60- 4      5      7-  70- 80- 70
Lord           of     Hosts.

The Numeric Coincidences

Words: 223 (prime number).
Letters: 726 = 2 x 3 x 11 x 11.
Total: 31346 = 2 x 7 x 2239. (Place value total: 7847 = 7 x 19 x 59.)

Odd positioned words: 14532 =  22 x 3 x 7 x 173.
Even positioned words: 16814 =  2 x 7 x 1201.
Odd valued words: 12474 =  2 x 34 x 7 x 11.
Even valued words: 18872 =  23 x 7 x 337. SF: 350 = 2 x 52 x 7.

First and last letters of each word: 19796 = 22 x 72 x 101. 
     SF: 119 = 7 x 17.
First letter of each word: 8855 = 5 x 7 x 11 x 23.
Last letter of each word: 10941 = 3 x 7 x 521.

Odd positioned letters: 16765 =  5 x 7 x 479.
Even positioned letters: 14581 =  7 x 2083.
Odd valued letters: 672 =  25 x 3 x 7.
Even valued letters: 30674 =  2 x 72 x 313. SF: 329 = 7 x 47.
Odd positioned segments of 6 letters: 16233 = 3 x 7 x 773.
Even positioned segments of 6 letters: 15113 = 7 x 17 x 127.
Odd positioned segments of 121 letters: 16079 = 7 x 2297.
Even positioned segments of 121 letters: 15267 = 3 x 7 x 727.

The first letter and every 6th after: 5460 = 22 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 13.
The first letter and every 7th after: 4214 = 2 x 72 x 43.
The first letter and every 22nd after: 1694 = 2 x 7 x 112.
        6 + 7 + 22 = 35 = 5 x 7.
Every 3rd letter: 11032 = 23 x 7 x 197. 
        SF: 210 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7.

Beginning with the first letter, and taking every Nth after, the 
following values of N pull sequences that are divisible by 13:
6 16 20 26 29 46 54 63 70 74 75 106 118 123 138 143 146 148 159 192 
196 214 246 251 302 313 316 328 341 345 353 359 361
The sum of all N: 5677 = 7 x 811.

Sort the 726 letter values from least to greatest. Divide the list 
into three equal sections. 
The first section of 242 letters: 884 = 2 x 2 x 13 x 17. 
The second section: 6942 = 2 x 3 x 13 x 89. 
And the last section: 23520 = 25 x 3 x 5 x 72.

There are at least 21 coincidences in the passage (a one in 558 quadrillion chance). The program went through 65,912,832 possibilities (0.00000000000001 of the 5 sextillion) to find this. This would reduce the initial odds to one in eight billion, which is still an extremely rare occurrence. Like the other experiments presented here, this really should not have been found. To continually succeed against the odds means this is not coincidence.

Confirmation

The Chinese version of Isaiah 18 had a numeric coincidence called the Chain. The value of the Chinese characters for various places (China, America, and Africa) were used as a positions inside the chapter. The character value found in that position was then used as another position within the chapter. This continued until the sequence of character values repeated. (Where the value of the character exceeded the number of characters in the passage, it wrapped around to the beginning.) And curious enough, the resulting sequences were either divisible by 7 or 13.

A similar coincidence exists in this English version. The English numbers for China are 3-7-30-1, for a total of 41. The 41st word is hitherto with a value of 234. The 234th word of the chapter wraps around to the 11th (234 - 223 = 11): which. The 11th word has a value of 117, which leads to the word the with a value of 87. 87 leads to the word God with a value of 10. 10 links to Africa with a value of 70. And 70 is the word is which also has the value 70. The chain begins to repeat, and ends here.

The words form a nonsensical sentence: hitherto which the God Africa is. But the value of the words found is 588 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 7. The sum of the factors is 21 (3 x 7). This coincidence supports the idea that the prophecy is about China.

The same can be tried with Washington (value 324) America (85), United States (415), the United States (502), United States of America (505), and the United States of America (592). Not one comes up with a sequence divisible by 7 or 13. In the Chinese version, America does result with a sequence divisible by 7, but here in the English version it does not.

Unlike America, Africa (70) results in a single word is and this has the same value 70.

Why does China and Africa result in totals divisible by 7, but America does not? Because America is the nation that will be cut down.

Mount Zion (560) has one of the longer chains: will pruning earth beasts Hosts noisy in nation of extremes whose. The total for this phrase: 2067 = 3 x 13 x 53. Even Mount Zion of the Lord of hosts has a result: earth beasts Hosts noisy in nation of extremes whose with a total of 1781 = 13 x 137. This is very appropriate since God, and His plan is central to human history.

In the Chinese version of Isaiah 18, Woe to Africa, Woe to China and Woe to America all resulted in chains divisible by 7 or 13. Here in the English version, Alas America is the only one that produces anything. The result is a chain exactly like the one for Mount Zion. (Alas is used here because the English passage does not use the word Woe. Alas China, alas Africa, Alas to China, and alas to Africa all have no result.) It would seem the numbers are singling out America either as the cause of mistfortune, or for misfortune. But why is the result exactly the same as Mount Zion's? Mount Zion represents God’s name, and gifts are brought to honour that name. But America is not the nation bringing gifts in the prophecy. America is the nation cut down early by God’s judgment.

Second Confirmation

As stated previously, America is the land that sends out envoys along with financial and political constraints. The representatives of America (government, corporate and others) go to China. What happens if Isaiah 18 is updated with this in mind and ambiguity removed from the passage? Would a high number of standard numeric coincidences still be found?

The words America and China are inserted as fixed words, not as options. The word China replaces the entire description of the land the envoys are visiting, and this is also repeated for the description at the end. This removes ambiguity as to which nations are central to the prophecy and greatly simplifies many options.

Finally, the word Hosts is modernized with myriad myriads to reflect the vast expansion of human population (and numbers) since the prophecy was written. Myriad myriads more accurately reflects Daniel 7:10 and Revelation 9:16.

Even though some of the other options are expanded, this only results in 15,925,248 possibilities for the entire chapter. This is slightly less than a quarter of the possibilities run through above, and greatly reduces the chance of finding a result with the same number of standard numeric coincidences, or higher.

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Astonishingly, there was one result and it had even more numeric coincidences.

Woe, land of America beyond the rivers of Africa sending paper instruments of obligations across the seas, and envoys over the waters. Go swift representatives to China. All inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth, when a flag is raised on the mountains see, and when the trumpet trumpets listen. For thus the LORD God said to me, From my dwelling quietly watching as hot dry air in sunlight drying dew at the harvest. Before the grape flower buds ripen he will cut away the sprigs with pruning hooks, and the overspreading branches he will hew down and take away. They shall all be left for the mountain birds of prey and left for the beasts of the earth. The predatory birds will eat through the summer and the beasts of the earth will eat through the winter. At that time she will come bringing a gift to the Lord GOD of myriad myriads, from China to the place named Mount Zion of the Lord of myriad myriads.
1       2               3     4                   5
100     45              5     85                  336
19      27              5     31                  39
1       2   3  4   5    6     7  8   9   10 11    12  13   14  15
19      10- 1- 12- 4    5     1- 11- 15- 3- 1     2-  21-  12- 4
100     10- 1- 30- 4    5     1- 20- 60- 3- 1     2-  300- 30- 4
Woe,    land            of    America             beyond

6         7                 8     9                  10
87        280               5     70                 140
24        64                5     25                 50
16  17    18  19  20  21    22    23 24 25  26 27    28  29  30 31  32
17- 7     15- 18- 15- 16    5     1- 5- 15- 3- 1     16- 12- 4- 12- 6
80- 7     60- 90- 60- 70    5     1- 5- 60- 3- 1     70- 30- 4- 30- 6
the       rivers            of    Africa             sending

11               12                                13    14
141              440                               5     199
42               116                               5     64
33  34 35  36    37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44    45    46  47  48 49 50  51  52
13- 1- 13- 15    12- 16- 17- 15- 11- 12- 17- 16    5     2-  10- 6- 1- 17- 12- 16
40- 1- 40- 60    30- 70- 80- 60- 20- 30- 80- 70    5     2-  10- 6- 1- 80- 30- 70
paper            instruments                       of    obligations

15                   16        17           18           19
204                  87        141          35           490
51                   24        33           17           67
53  54 55  56  57    58  59    60  61 62    63 64  65    66  67  68   69
1-  3- 15- 16- 16    17- 7     16- 1- 16    1- 12- 4     12- 18- 21-  16
1-  3- 60- 70- 70    80- 7     70- 1- 70    1- 30- 4     30- 90- 300- 70
across               the       seas,        and          envoys

20        21        22                    23    24
150       87        311                   6     255
33        24        68                    6     57
70  71    72  73    74   75 76  77  78    79    80  81   82 83
18- 15    17- 7     19-  1- 17- 15- 16    6     16- 19-  5- 17
90- 60    80- 7     100- 1- 80- 60- 70    6     70- 100- 5- 80
over      the       waters.               Go    swift

25                                       26    27              28
581                                      80    41              21
140                                      17    23              21
84  85  86  87  88  89  90 91  92  93    94    95 96 97  98    99 100 101
15- 13- 15- 16- 12- 17- 1- 17- 18- 16    17    3- 7- 12- 1     1- 10- 10
60- 40- 60- 70- 30- 80- 1- 80- 90- 70    80    3- 7- 30- 1     1- 10- 10
representatives                          to    China.          All

29                                     30     31         32
301                                    5      87         174
85                                     5      24         48
102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110    111    112 113    114  115 116 117
12- 7-  1-  2-  17- 1-  12- 17- 16     5      17- 7      19-  15- 10- 4
30- 7-  1-  2-  80- 1-  30- 80- 70     5      80- 7      100- 60- 10- 4
inhabitants                            of     the        world

33             34                          35     36         37
35             254                         30     87         148
17             74                          12     24         40
118 119 120    121 122  123 124 125 126    127    128 129    130 131 132 133
1-  12- 4      4-  19-  10- 10- 15- 16     12     17- 7      1-  15- 17- 7
1-  30- 4      4-  100- 10- 10- 60- 70     30     80- 7      1-  60- 80- 7
and            dwellers                    on     the        earth,

38              39     40                 41     42
137             1      22                 70     135
38              1      22                 16     36
134  135 136    137    138 139 140 141    142    143 144 145 146
19-  7-  12     1      5-  10- 1-  6      16     15- 1-  16- 4
100- 7-  30     1      5-  10- 1-  6      70     60- 1-  70- 4
when            a      flag               is     raised

43     44         45                         46      47
30     87         231                        70      35
12     24         69                         16      17
147    148 149    150 151 152 153 154 155    156     157 158 159
12     17- 7      11- 12- 17- 1-  12- 16     16      1-  12- 4
30     80- 7      20- 30- 80- 1-  30- 70     70      1-  30- 4
on     the        mountains                  see,    and

48              49         50                     51
137             87         280                    350
38              24         73                     89
160  161 162    163 164    165 166 167 168 169    170 171 172 173 174 175
19-  7-  12     17- 7      17- 15- 11- 13- 17     17- 15- 11- 13- 17- 16
100- 7-  30     80- 7      80- 60- 20- 40- 80     80- 60- 20- 40- 80- 70
when            the        trumpet                trumpets

52                 53         54             55         56
190                65         157            87         74
55                 20         40             24         29
176 177 178 179    180 181    182 183 184    185 186    187 188 189
10- 16- 17- 12     5-  15     17- 7-  16     17- 7      10- 15- 4
10- 70- 80- 30     5-  60     80- 7-  70     80- 7      10- 60- 4
listen.            For        thus           the        LORD

57         58             59     60     61             62
10         75             80     20     85             320
10         21             17     11     31             32
190 191    192 193 194    195    196    197 198 199    200 201
6-  4      16- 1-  4      17     11     5-  15- 11     11- 21
6-  4      70- 1-  4      80     20     5-  60- 20     20- 300
God        said           to     me,    "From          my

63                          64                 65
160                         440                227
61                          62                 65
202 203  204 205 206 207    208 209 210 211    212  213 214 215 216 217 218
4-  19-  10- 10- 12- 6      14- 17- 10- 21     19-  1-  17- 3-  7-  12- 6
4-  100- 10- 10- 30- 6      50- 80- 10- 300    100- 1-  80- 3-  7-  30- 6
dwelling                    quietly            watching

66         67         68             69         70     71
71         87         364            61         30     203
17         24         40             16         12     68
219 220    221 222    223 224 225    226 227    228    229 230 231 232 233 234
1-  16     7-  17     4-  15- 21     1-  15     12     16- 12- 10- 6-  7-  17
1-  70     7-  80     4-  60- 300    1-  60     30     70- 30- 10- 6-  7-  80
as         hot        dry            air        in     sunlight

72                      73         74         75         76
400                     104        81         87         308
58                      23         18         24         74
235 236 237  238 239    240 241    242 243    244 245    246 247 248 249 250 251
4-  15- 21-  12- 6      4-  19     1-  17     17- 7      7-  1-  15- 18- 16- 17
4-  60- 300- 30- 6      4-  100    1-  80     80- 7      7-  1-  60- 90- 70- 80
drying                  dew        at         the        harvest.

77             78         79                 80
67             87         107                175
22             24         35                 49
252 253 254    255 256    257 258 259 260    261 262 263  264
2-  5-  15     17- 7      6-  15- 1-  13     5-  10- 19-  15
2-  5-  60     80- 7      6-  60- 1-  40     5-  10- 100- 60
Before         the        grape              flower

81             82             83     84              85
76             130            7      120             83
22             40             7      39              20
265 266 267    268 269 270    271    272  273 274    275 276
2-  4-  16     15- 13- 12     7      19-  10- 10     3-  17
2-  4-  70     60- 40- 30     7      100- 10- 10     3-  80
buds           ripen          he     will            cut

86                  87         88                     89
402                 87         246                    187
42                  24         66                     43
277 278  279 280    281 282    283 284 285 286 287    288  289 290
1-  19-  1-  21     17- 7      16- 13- 15- 6-  16     19-  17- 7
1-  100- 1-  300    80- 7      70- 40- 60- 6-  70     100- 80- 7
away                the        sprigs                 with

90                     91             92             93
166                    86             35             87
58                     32             17             24
291 292 293 294 295    296 297 298    299 300 301    302 303
13- 15- 12- 12- 6      7-  9-  16     1-  12- 4      17- 7
40- 60- 30- 30- 6      7-  9-  70     1-  30- 4      80- 7
pruning                hooks,         and            the

94                                     95
361                                    173
100                                    56
304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312    313 314 315 316 317 318 319
18- 15- 16- 13- 15- 1-  4-  12- 6      2-  15- 1-  12- 3-  7-  16
90- 60- 70- 40- 60- 1-  4-  30- 6      2-  60- 1-  30- 3-  7-  70
overspreading                          branches

96     97              98         99              100
7      120             107        134             35
7      39              26         35              17
320    321  322 323    324 325    326 327  328    329 330 331
7      19-  10- 10     7-  19     4-  19-  12     1-  12- 4
7      100- 10- 10     7-  100    4-  100- 30     1-  30- 4
he     will            hew        down            and

101            102                 103            104
90             402                 387            98
27             42                  45             44
332 333 334    335 336  337 338    339 340 341    342 343 344 345 346
17- 1-  9      1-  19-  1-  21     17- 7-  21     16- 7-  1-  10- 10
80- 1-  9      1-  100- 1-  300    80- 7-  300    70- 7-  1-  10- 10
take           away.               They           shall

105            106    107            108        109        110
21             2      95             65         87         161
21             2      32             20         24         53
347 348 349    350    351 352 353    354 355    356 357    358 359 360 361 362
1-  10- 10     2      10- 5-  17     5-  15     17- 7      11- 12- 17- 1-  12
1-  10- 10     2      10- 5-  80     5-  60     80- 7      20- 30- 80- 1-  30
all            be     left           for        the        mountain

111                112    113            114            115
136                5      400            35             95
37                 5      49             17             32
363 364 365 366    367    368 369 370    371 372 373    374 375 376
2-  15- 4-  16     5      13- 15- 21     1-  12- 4      10- 5-  17
2-  60- 4-  70     5      40- 60- 300    1-  30- 4      10- 5-  80
birds              of     prey           and            left

116        117        118                    119    120        121
65         87         223                    5      87         148
20         24         52                     5      24         40
377 378    379 380    381 382 383 384 385    386    387 388    389 390 391 392
5-  15     17- 7      2-  1-  16- 17- 16     5      17- 7      1-  15- 17- 7
5-  60     80- 7      2-  1-  70- 80- 70     5      80- 7      1-  60- 80- 7
for        the        beasts                 of     the        earth.

122        123                            124                125
87         545                            136                120
24         86                             37                 39
393 394    395 396 397 398 399 400 401    402 403 404 405    406  407 408
17- 7      13- 15- 4-  1-  17- 15- 21     2-  15- 4-  16     19-  10- 10
80- 7      40- 60- 4-  1-  80- 60- 300    2-  60- 4-  70     100- 10- 10
The        predatory                      birds              will

126        127                    128        129
81         160                    87         170
18         52                     24         53
409 410    411 412 413 414 415    416 417    418 419 420 421
1-  17     17- 7-  15- 6-  7      17- 7      16- 11- 11- 15
1-  80     80- 7-  60- 6-  7      80- 7      70- 20- 20- 60
eat        through                the        summer

130            131        132                    133    134
35             87         223                    5      87
17             24         52                     5      24
422 423 424    425 426    427 428 429 430 431    432    433 434
1-  12- 4      17- 7      2-  1-  16- 17- 16     5      17- 7
1-  30- 4      80- 7      2-  1-  70- 80- 70     5      80- 7
and            the        beasts                 of     the

135                136             137        138
148                120             81         160
40                 39              18         52
435 436 437 438    439  440 441    442 443    444 445 446 447 448
1-  15- 17- 7      19-  10- 10     1-  17     17- 7-  15- 6-  7
1-  60- 80- 7      100- 10- 10     1-  80     80- 7-  60- 6-  7
earth              will            eat        through

139        140                 141        142                143
87         270                 81         168                100
24         63                  18         42                 28
449 450    451  452 453 454    455 456    457 458 459 460    461 462
17- 7      19-  12- 17- 15     1-  17     17- 7-  1-  17     17- 11
80- 7      100- 30- 80- 60     1-  80     80- 7-  1-  80     80- 20
the        winter.             At         that               time

144        145             146        147
77         120             23         134
23         39              14         53
463 464    465  466 467    468 469    470 471 472 473 474 475
16- 7      19-  10- 10     3-  11     2-  15- 12- 6-  12- 6
70- 7      100- 10- 10     3-  20     2-  60- 30- 6-  30- 6
she        will            come       bringing

148    149            150    151        152            153
1      91             80     87         74             10
1      28             17     24         29             10
476    477 478 479    480    481 482    483 484 485    486 487
1      6-  5-  17     17     17- 7      10- 15- 4      6-  4
1      6-  5-  80     80     80- 7      10- 60- 4      6-  4
a      gift           to     the        Lord           GOD

154    155                     156                         157
5      385                     455                         85
5      52                      68                          31
488    489 490  491 492 493    494 495  496 497 498 499    500 501 502
5      11- 21-  15- 1-  4      11- 21-  15- 1-  4-  16     5-  15- 11
5      20- 300- 60- 1-  4      20- 300- 60- 1-  4-  70     5-  60- 20
of     myriad                  myriads,                    from

158                159    160        161                162
41                 80     87         54                 55
23                 17     24         27                 28
503 504 505 506    507    508 509    510 511 512 513    514 515 516 517
3-  7-  12- 1      17     17- 7      13- 10- 1-  3      12- 1-  11- 4
3-  7-  30- 1      80     80- 7      40- 10- 1-  3      30- 1-  20- 4
China              to     the        place              named

163            164         165    166        167            168
130            430         5      87         74             5
40             34          5      24         29             5
518 519 520    521  522    523    524 525    526 527 528    529
11- 12- 17     22-  12     5      17- 7      10- 15- 4      5
20- 30- 80     400- 30     5      80- 7      10- 60- 4      5
Mount          Zion        of     the        Lord           of

169                     170
385                     455
52                      68
530 531  532 533 534    535 536  537 538 539 540
11- 21-  15- 1-  4      11- 21-  15- 1-  4-  16
20- 300- 60- 1-  4      20- 300- 60- 1-  4-  70
myriad                  myriads."
Number of words: 170 = 2 x 5 x 17.
Number of letters: 540 = 22 x 33 x 5.

First & last letter values: 14308 = 22 x 72 x 73. SF: 91 = 7 x 13.
First letter values: 6720 = 26 x 3 x 5 x 7.
Last letter values: 7588 = 22 x 7 x 271.
Words total: 23338 = 2 x 7 x 1667.
Odd positioned words: 11137 = 7 x 37 x 43.
Even positioned words: 12201 = 3 x 72 x 83.
Odd valued words: 11620 = 22 x 5 x 7 x 83.
Even valued words: 11718 = 2 x 33 x 7 x 31. SF: 49 = 72. SF: 14 = 2 x 7.
First half: 11858 = 2 x 72 x 112.
Last half: 11480 = 23 x 5 x 7 x 41.
Odd positioned segments of 5: 13083 = 3 x 72 x 89.
Even positioned segments of 5: 10255 = 5 x 7 x 293.

Letters odd positioned: 11830 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 132.
Even positioned: 11508 = 22 x 3 x 7 x 137.
Odd valued: 574 = 2 x 7 x 41.
Even valued: 22764 = 22 x 3 x 7 x 271.
First half: 11648 = 27 x 7 x 13.
Last half: 11690 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 167.

Odd positioned segments of 5: 12054 = 2 x 3 x 72 x 41.
Even positioned segments of 5: 11284 = 22 x 7 x 13 x 31.
Odd positioned segments of 15: 12838 = 2 x 72 x 131. SF: 147 = 3 x 72.
Even positioned segments of 15: 10500 = 22 x 3 x 53 x 7.
Odd positioned segments of 60: 12950 = 2 x 52 x 7 x 37.
                               SF: 56 = 23 x 7. SF: 13.
Even positioned segments of 60: 10388 = 22 x 72 x 53.

Beginning with the first word, and pulling every Nth word after, 
the following values of N produce sequences divisible by 13:
17 36 38 77
The sum of N: 168 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7.

Pulling every Nth word, the following values of N produce sequences 
divisible by 13:
9 17 23 25 33 35 48 69
The sum of N: 259 = 7 x 37.

94 letters are divisible by 7.
Their total: 3430 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 7 x 7. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

There are 26 numeric coincidences with this much shorter passage. This is five more than in the result above! 726 is approximately 9 sextillion. By running 15 million possibilities, this reduces the odds to one in 589 trillion. Once again the seemingly impossible appears.

Not only do the numbers appear to confirm the prophecy is about America and China, but it strengthens the interpretation of America being destroyed and China being the nation that honours God.

The Chain feature produces nothing with this second version. Perhaps the reason is because China and America are already in the text. There no longer is a need for it.

(Switch the two nations around in the passage so that it is China beyond the rivers of Africa, and America is the one that brings gifts. The result is the complete removal of any numeric coincidences. It just doesn't work.)

Conclusion

Once again the odds were against anything like this being found. But it didn't happen just once. It happened twice! Now there is an English translation of Isaiah 18 that follows the Hebrew more closely and an interpretation. Both bear a marvelous number of numeric coincidences.

Numbers will not prepare you for the future. Study the book of Revelation for an understanding of what is to happen in the near future.

NOTES

1.Isaiah 18 is the only experiment where multiple tries (17 of them in all) were used to achieve the results seen above. The total number of phrases generated: 497,804,544. It was only after the 14th attempt that I realized I had somehow missed inhabitants of the world and dwellers on the earth. I had accidentally simplified it to either inhabitants on earth or dwellers on earth. This invalidated all the results from those 14 tries.

Correcting this mistake led to the experiment above with an extensive expansion of word choices. But the experiment had so many permutations it was impossible to run. It would have taken more than my lifetime. The only way it could be attempted would be by breaking the chapter into three sections. This brought the total number of attempts to 17. Thus only 65,912,832 of the 497,804,544 phrases were actually used (13%).

If one wanted to be super strict, then the full number of the phrases generated from all seventeen attempts (497,804,544) should have been used in the calculation of the odds. To achieve 21 numeric coincidences would be a .00000000089 chance, or one in 1,122,018,412. The odds against finding anything, while not as high as before, are still very high.

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