Bible Numbers 2.0

Faith & Miracles

In the morning, as he was returning to the city, he was hungry. And seeing a fig tree by the wayside he went to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only. And he said to it, May no fruit ever come from you again! And the fig tree withered at once. When the disciples saw it they marveled, saying, How did the fig tree wither at once? And Jesus answered them, Truly, I say to you, if you have faith and never doubt, you will not only do what has been done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea’ it will be done.(Matthew 21:18-21)1

Miracles are very rare these days. This is because of unbelief (Matthew 13:52-58 and Luke 9:38-43).

The very lack of miracles makes the believer wonder whether Matthew 21:18-21 is even possible. The numbers Numerics Gematria in this passage assure us it is very possible.

Πρωιας δε επαναγων εις την πολιν επεινασε και ιδων συκην μιαν επι της οδου ηλθεν επ αυτην και ουδεν ευρεν εν αυτη ει μη φυλλα μονον και λεγει αυτη Μηκετι εκ σου καρπος γενηται εις τον αιωνα και εξηρανθη παραχρημα η συκη και ιδοντες οι μαθηται εθαυμασαν λεγοντες Πως παραχρημα εξηρανθη η συκη αποκριθεις δε ο Ιησους ειπεν αυτοις Αμην λεγω υμιν εαν εχητε πιστιν και μη διακριθητε ου μονον το της συκης ποιησετε αλλα καν τω ορει τουτω ειπητε Αρθητι και βληθητι εις την θαλασσαν γενησεται (Matthew 21:18-21 GNS)2

Remove the first two words along with the last six words. This removes the timing of the incident (which is not necessary to know). It also takes away the part where the mountain goes after it is taken up. This too is superfluous. The numbers Numerics Gematria focus on the essentials.

1                               2            3
760                             104          147
1   2   3  4   5  6  7    8     9   10 11    12   13 14
5-  70- 1- 40- 1- 3- 600- 40    5-  9- 90    100- 7- 40
coming back                     into         the

4                    5                              6
199                  225                            20
15  16  17  18 19    20  21  22 23 24  25 26  27    28  29 30
70- 60- 20- 9- 40    5-  70- 5- 9- 40- 1- 90- 5     10- 1- 9
city                 he hungered,                   and

7                 8                     9               10
653               347                   80              84
31  32 33   34    35  36   37  38 39    40  41 42 43    44 45  46
9-  4- 600- 40    90- 200- 10- 7- 40    30- 9- 1- 40    5- 70- 9
seeing            fig tree              one             by

11            12                13                 14
197           324               80                 75
47   48 49    50  51 52  53     54 55  56 57 58    59 60
100- 7- 90    60- 4- 60- 200    7- 20- 8- 5- 40    5- 70
the           way,              he came            to

15                     16           17
348                    20           309
61  62   63   64 65    66  67 68    69  70   71 72 73
1-  200- 100- 7- 40    10- 1- 9     60- 200- 4- 5- 40
it,                    and          nothing

18                    19       20                  21
330                   45       308                 14
74  75   76  77 78    79 80    81  82   83   84    85 86
5-  200- 80- 5- 40    5- 40    1-  200- 100- 7     5- 9
found                 on       it                  if

22        23                      24                    25
37        541                     230                   20
87  88    89   90   91  92  93    94  95  96  97  98    99  100 101
30- 7     300- 200- 20- 20- 1     30- 60- 40- 60- 40    10- 1-  9
not       leaves                  only.                 and

26                     27                   28
42                     308                  161
102 103 104 105 106    107 108  109  110    111 112 113 114 115  116
20- 5-  3-  5-  9      1-  200- 100- 7      30- 7-  10- 5-  100- 9
he says                to it,               never more

29         30            31                      32
15         350           311                     165
117 118    119 20 121    122 3 124 125 26 127    128 129 30 1 132 3 34
5-  10     90- 60-200    10- 1-80- 70- 60-90     3-  5-  40-7-100-1-9
of         thee          fruit                   let there be

33             34              35                      36
104            200             651                     20
135 136 137    138  139 140    141 142 143  144 145    146 147 148
5-  9-  90     100- 60- 40     1-  9-  600- 40- 1      10- 1-  9
to             for             ever.                   and

37                                 38
198                                670
149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156    157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165
5-  50- 7-  80- 1-  40- 8-  7      70- 1-  80- 1-  400-80- 7-  30- 1
dried up                           immediately

39     40                  41             42
7      307                 20             308
166    167 168  169 170    171 172 173    174 175 176 177 178  179 180
7      90- 200- 10- 7      10- 1-  9      9-  4-  60- 40- 100- 5-  90
the    fig tree.           and            seeing

43        44                          45
69        156                         376
181 82    183 84 185 86 187 88 189    190 191 92 193 194 95 196 97 198
60- 9     30- 1- 8-  7- 100-1- 9      5-  8-  1- 200-30- 1-  90-1-  40
the       disciples                   wondered,

46                           47            48
323                          760           670
199 200 1 02 03 204 05 06    207 208 09    210 11 12 13 214 15 16 17 8
20- 5-  3-60-40-100-5- 90    70- 600-90    70- 1- 80-1- 400-80-7- 30-1
saying,                      how           immediately

49                                 50     51
198                                7      307
219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226    227    228 229  230 231
5-  50- 7-  80- 1-  40- 8-  7      7      90- 200- 10- 7
is dried up                        the    fig tree!

52                                         53         54
342                                        9          60
232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241    242 243    244
1-  70- 60- 10- 80- 9-  8-  5-  9-  90     4-  5      60
answering                                  and        the

55                        56                    57
456                       129                   460
245 46 247 248 249 250    251 252 253 54 255    256 257 258 259 60 261
9-  7- 90- 60- 200-90     5-  9-  70- 5- 40     1-  200-100-60- 9- 90
Jesus                     said                  to them,

58                 59                 60
78                 628                279
262 263 264 265    266 267 268 269    270  271 272 273
1-  30- 7-  40     20- 5-  3-  600    200- 30- 9-  40
verily,            I say              to you,

61             62                       63
46             517                      318
274 275 276    277 278  279 280  281    282 283 284 285  286 287
5-  1-  40     5-  400- 7-  100- 5      70- 9-  90- 100- 9-  40
if             ye have                  faith,

64             65         66
20             37         233
288 289 290    291 292    293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301  302
10- 1-  9      30- 7      4-  9-  1-  10- 80- 9-  8-  7-  100- 5
and            not        doubt,

67         68                     69          70
260        230                    160         197
303 304    305 306 307 308 309    310  311    312  313 314
60- 200    30- 60- 40- 60- 40     100- 60     100- 7-  90
not        only                   this        of the

71                      72
397                     346
315 316  317 318 319    320 321 322 323 324 325 326  327
90- 200- 10- 7-  90     70- 60- 9-  7-  90- 5-  100- 5
fig tree                shall ye do,

73                 74             75          76
42                 51             700         154
328 329 330 331    332 333 334    335  336    337 338 339 340
1-  20- 20- 1      10- 1-  40     100- 600    60- 80- 5-  9
but                if             even        mountain

77                    78                        79
1060                  196                       205
341 42 343 344 345    346 47 348 349 350 351    352 353 354 55 356 357
100-60-200-100-600    5-  9- 70- 7-  100-5      1-  80- 8-  7- 100-9
this                  ye should say,            be taken away3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

(Derived from Revelation 1:8 and grouped for easy reference.)

A.1Numeric total: 19810 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 283. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 357 = 3 x 7 x 17. (See feature 3.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 10283 = 7 x 13 x 113. (See feature 4.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 9527 = 7 x 1361. (See feature 4.2.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 7693 = 7 x 7 x 157. (See feature 5.4.)

D.2.3First letter of each verse: 26 = 2 x 13. (See feature 1.1.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 2933 = 7 x 419. (See feature 5.1.)

E.2.3Last letter of each verse: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7. (See feature 1.2.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 4760 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 17. (See feature 5.2.)

Verse Features

1.1First letter of each verse: 26 = 2 x 13.

1.2Last letter of each verse: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7.

Words And Letters

2Numeric total: 19810 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 283.

3Number of letters: 357 = 3 x 7 x 17.

4.1Total of odd positioned letters: 10283 = 7 x 13 x 113. SF: 133 = 7 x 19. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

4.2Total of even positioned letters: 9527 = 7 x 1361.

5.1First letter of each word: 2933 = 7 x 419.

5.2Last letter of each word: 4760 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7 x 17. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

5.3Positions of the first and last letters of each word: 27742 = 2 x 11 x 13 x 97.

5.4First and last letters of each word: 7693 = 7 x 7 x 157.

6The first and last positions where each letter of the Greek alphabet appeared: 7399 = 7 x 7 x 151.

6.2Word position of letter's first appearance: 183. Word position of letter's last appearance: 1481. First and last together: 1664 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 13.

6.3Total of the positions where a letter first appeared: 770 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 11.

6.4Total of the positions where a letter last appeared: 6629 = 7 x 947.

7Sort the letters of the Greek alphabet by value and divide into two equal lists (lower and upper), with the letter in the middle left on its own.

7.1In the lower list, the sum of the words where a letter first appeared: 3563 = 7 x 509.

7.2In the upper list, the sum of the words where a letter first appeared, plus the word value of the middle letter: 4056+760 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 7 x 43.

7.3In the lower list, the sum of the positions where a letter first appears plus the position where the middle letter first appears: 206+4 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 7.

7.4In the upper list, the sum of the positions where a letter first appears: 560 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7.

7.5In the lower list, the sum of the positions where a letter last appears: 3297 = 3 x 7 x 157.

7.6In the upper list, the sum of the positions where a letter last appears plus the last appearance position of the middle letter: 2998+334 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 17. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

7.7In the lower list, the total of the letter positions plus the total of letter positions of the middle letter: 35344+4409 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 631. SF: 644 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 23.

7.8In the upper list, the total of the letter positions: 24150 = 2 x 3 x 5 x 5 x 7 x 23.

Conclusion

There are no consistent features from the totals of the verses. It is almost as if the picture is not complete. This seems appropriate given the rarity of miracles today. Miracles are possible, but the number of believers who can exercise them are extremely few.

Note 1English reference quotes are from the Revised Standard Version, Thomas Nelson Inc., 1972.

Note 2The Greek GNS text is from Bibleworks 3.0 by Hermeneutika, Michael S. Bushell, 1995, translated into HTML entities. Vowels and punctuation have been removed.

Note 3English translation is from eSword 10.4.0 by Rick Meyers with Interlinear Greek New Testament Keyed to Strongs 1894 Scrivener Textus Receptus.bblx module. Some changes were made by this author so every Greek word would have an English word.

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