Bible Numbers 2.0

What To Say Before Persecutors

For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there will be earthquakes in various places, there will be famines; this is but the beginning of the birth-pangs. But take heed to yourselves; for they will deliver you up to councils; and you will be beaten in synagogues; and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear testimony before them. And the gospel must first be preached to all nations. And when they bring you to trial and deliver you up, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say; but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. (Mark 13:8-11)1

Spiritual truth is rejected by unbelievers (Matthew 7:6), not only because they don't understand it, but because they are already convinced they are right and that God or religion is irrelevant (Psalm 14:1). Preparation to present spiritual truth would be useless.

In the end times, any believer who has resisted and seen through the Antichrist system's hypocrisy and lies will have plenty to say (spiritual and nonspiritual). Preparation will most likely be unnecessary.

Those who say they believe and yet find they have little to say other than the basics of their faith most likely have already missed the mark.

γερθησεται γαρ εθνος επ εθνος και βασιλεια επι βασιλειαν και εσονται σεισμοι κατα τοπους και εσονται λιμοι και ταραχαι αρχαι ωδινων ταυτα λεπετε δε υμεις εαυτους παραδωσουσι γαρ υμας εις συνεδρια και εις συναγωγας δαρησεσθε και επι ηγεμονων και βασιλεων αχθησεσθε ενεκεν εμου εις μαρτυριον αυτοις και εις παντα τα εθνη δει πρωτον κηρυχθηναι το ευαγγελιον οταν δε αγαγωσιν υμας παραδιδοντες μη προμεριμνατε τι λαλησητε μηδε μελετατε αλλ ο εαν δοθη υμιν εν εκεινη τη ωρα τουτο λαλειτε ου γαρ εστε υμεις οι λαλουντες αλλα το Πνευμα το Αγιον (Mark 13:8-11 GNS)2

Start with the eleventh Greek word of verse 8, and remove the last thirteen words from verse 11.

Wars have been with mankind for thousands of years. As a result, the numeric section begins with the earthquakes. This is more unique than looking at nations, especially in the end times.

The true believer is always supposed to be under the guidance of the Holy Spirit (Luke 11:13; John 14:26, 20:22; Acts 2:4). Thus the numeric section ends before the Holy Spirit is mentioned. It is not really essential to the meaning of the text.

1                            2                           3
305                          293                         112
1   2   3   4   5    6  7    8   9  10 11  12  13  14    15  16 17  18
5-  90- 60- 40- 100- 1- 9    90- 5- 9- 90- 30- 60- 9     10- 1- 100-1
there shall be               earthquakes                 at

4                           5            6
580                         20           305
19   20  21  22  23   24    25  26 27    28  29  30  31  32   33 34
100- 60- 70- 60- 200- 90    10- 1- 9     5-  90- 60- 40- 100- 1- 9
different places            and          there shall be

7                    8            9
128                  20           592
35  36 37  38  39    40  41 42    43   44 45  46 47   48 49
20- 9- 30- 60- 9     10- 1- 9     100- 1- 80- 1- 400- 1- 9
famines              and          troubles

10                    11                        12
491                   1293                      402
50  51  52   53 54    55   56 57 58  59   60    61   62 63   64   65
1-  80- 400- 1- 9     600- 4- 9- 40- 600- 40    100- 1- 200- 100- 1
beginnings            of throes                 these

13                           14       15
207                          9        334
66  67  68 69  70 71   72    73 74    75   76  77 78 79
2-  20- 5- 70- 5- 100- 5     4- 5     200- 30- 5- 9- 90
take heed                    but      you

16                              17
656                             1205
80  81 82   83   84  85   86    87   88 89  90 91 92  93 94 95  96  97
5-  1- 200- 100- 60- 200- 90    70-  1- 80- 1- 4- 600-90-60-200-90- 9
to yourselves                   they will deliver up

18          19               20           21
84          321              104          429
98 9 100    101 02 03 104    105 06 07    108 109 10 11 112 113 14 115
3- 1-80     200-30-1- 90     5-  9- 90    90- 200-40-5-  4-  80-9-  1
for         you              to           Sanhedrins

22             23             24
20             104            1028
116 117 118    119 120 121    122  123  124 125 126 127  128 129 130
10- 1-  9      5-  9-  90     90-  200- 40- 1-  3-  600- 3-  1-  90
and            to             synagogues

25                                     26             27
290                                    20             84
131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139    140 141 142    143 144 145
4-  1-  80- 7-  90- 5-  90- 8-  5      10- 1-  9      5-  70- 9
you will be beaten                     and            before

28                              29           30
785                             20           767
146 47 48 49 150 151 152 153    154 55 156   157 58 59 60 61 62 163 64
7-  3- 5- 30-60- 40- 600-40     10- 1- 9     2-  1- 90-9- 20-5- 600-40
governors                       and          kings

31                                      32
614                                     105
165 166  167 168 169 170 171 172 173    174 175 176 177 178 179
1-  400- 8-  7-  90- 5-  90- 8-  5      5-  40- 5-  10- 5-  40
you will be brought                     sake

33                 34             35
295                104            600
180 181 182 183    184 185 186    187 188 189 190  191 192 193 194 195
5-  30- 60- 200    5-  9-  90     30- 1-  80- 100- 200-80- 9-  60- 40
for my             for            a testimony

36                           37             38
460                          20             104
196 197  198  199 200 201    202 203 204    205 206 207
1-  200- 100- 60- 9-  90     10- 1-  9      5-  9-  90
to them                      and            to

39                      40          41                 42
212                     101         60                 18
208 209 210 211  212    213  214    215 216 217 218    219 220 221
70- 1-  40- 100- 1      100- 1      5-  8-  40- 7      4-  5-  9
all                     the         nations            must

43                           44
950                          762
222 223 224  225  226 227    228 229 230 231  232  233 234 235 236 237
70- 80- 600- 100- 60- 40     10- 7-  80- 200- 400- 8-  7-  40- 1-  9
first                        be proclaimed

45         46                                          47
160        346                                         201
238 239    240 241  242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249    250 251 252 253
100-60     5-  200- 1-  3-  3-  5-  20- 9-  60- 40     60- 100-1-  40
the        glad tidings.                               whenever

48         49                                  50
9          747                                 321
254 255    256 257 258 259 260  261 262 263    264  265 266 267
4-  5      1-  3-  1-  3-  600- 90- 9-  40     200- 30- 1-  90
but        they may lead away                  you

51                                                  52
464                                                 37
268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277  278 279    280 281
70- 1-  80- 1-  4-  9-  4-  60- 40- 100- 5-  90     30- 7
delivering up                                       not

53                                                  54
510                                                 109
282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292  293    294  295
70- 80- 60- 30- 5-  80- 9-  30- 40- 1-  100- 5      100- 9
be careful beforehand                               what

55                            56             57
250                           46             266
296 97 98 99 300 01 302 303   304 05 06 07   308 09 10 11 312 13 314 15
20- 1- 20-7- 90- 7- 100-5     30- 7- 4- 5    30- 5- 20-5- 100-1- 100-5
you should say                nor            think "your reply"

58            59     60            61                 62
41            60     46            79                 279
316 317 318   319    320 321 322   323 324 325 326    327  328 329 330
1-  20- 20    60     5-  1-  40    4-  60- 8-  7      200- 30- 9-  40
but           the    whatever      may be given       to you

63         64                         65          66
45         76                         107         681
331 332    333 334 335 336 337 338    339  340    341  342 343
5-  40     5-  10- 5-  9-  40- 7      100- 7      600- 80- 1
in         that                       the         hour3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 20293 = 7 x 13 x 223. (See feature 2.)

A.5Number of letters: 343 = 7 x 7 x 7. (See feature 3.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 11431 = 7 x 23 x 71. (See feature 5.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 8862 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 211. (See feature 5.2.)

D.2.3First letter of each verse: 77 = 7 x 11. (See feature 1.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 3794 = 2 x 7 x 271. (See feature 6.1.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 2219 = 7 x 317. (See feature 6.2.)

G.3First third of the words: 7910 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 113. (See feature 4.)

Verse Features

1First letter of each verse: 77 = 7 x 11.

Words And Letters

2Numeric total: 20293 = 7 x 13 x 223.

3Number of letters: 343 = 7 x 7 x 7. SF: 21 = 3 x 7.

4.First third of the words: 7910 = 2 x 5 x 7 x 113.

4.1Total of all words with an odd number of letters: 9212 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 47. SF: 65 = 5 x 13.

4.2Total of all words with an even number of letters: 11081 = 7 x 1583.

5.1Total of odd positioned letters: 11431 = 7 x 23 x 71.

5.2Total of even positioned letters: 8862 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 211.

6.1First letter of each word: 3794 = 2 x 7 x 271. SF: 280 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 5 x 7.

6.2Last letter of each word: 2219 = 7 x 317.

6.3First and last letters of each word: 6013 = 7 x 859.

7Rank the letters of the Greek alphabet depending on the position of the first word where that letter appears. Divide the list in two.

7.1In the lower list, the total of the letter positions where that letter first and last appears is 3381 = 3 x 7 x 7 x 23.

7.2In the upper list, the total of the letter positions where that letter first and last appears is 3614 = 2 x 13 x 139. SF: 154 = 2 x 7 x 11.

8Rank all the letters in the passage. Since there are 343 letters, when the list is divided into two equal parts, the middle letter is left on its own. It is added to the lower list.

8.1The positions of the lower list: 29813 = 7 x 4259.

8.2The positions of the upper list: 29183 = 7 x 11 x 379.

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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