Bible Numbers 2.0

Jesus, The Stumbling Block For Israel

Where Israel Went Wrong

as it is written, Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone that will make men stumble, a rock that will make them fall; and he who believes in him will not be put to shame. Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for them is that they may be saved. I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but it is not enlightened. For, being ignorant of the righteousness that comes from God, and seeking to establish their own, they did not submit to God's righteousness. For Christ is the end of the law, that every one who has faith may be justified. (Romans 9:33-10:4)1

Where did Israel go wrong? In one brief statement Paul lays out the entire matter. Like all men, Israel tried to establish their own righteousness, thinking that it was enough (Proverbs 14:12, 21:2). They did not realize that egocentric perspectives are blind. And in favouring their own righteousness, they rejected God's.

The numbers Numerics Gematria confirm the new message as fulfillment of prophecy from the old, and superseding the old.

καθως γεγραπται Ιδου τιθημι εν Σιων λιθον προσκομματος και πετραν σκανδαλου και ο πιστευων επ αυτω ου καταισχυνθησεται Αδελφοι η μεν ευδοκια της εμης καρδιας και η δεησις προς τον Θεον υπερ του Ισραηλ εστιν εις σωτηριαν μαρτυρω γαρ αυτοις οτι ζηλον Θεου εχουσιν αλλ ου κατ επιγνωσιν αγνοουντες γαρ την του Θεου δικαιοσυνην και την ιδιαν δικαιοσυνην ζητουντες στησαι τη δικαιοσυνη του Θεου ουχ υπεταγησαν τελος γαρ νομου Χριστος εις δικαιοσυνην παντι τω πιστευοντι (Romans 9:33-10:4 GNS)2

Only three words have to be dropped from the beginning of verse 33. The numeric segment begins with, "I am laying in Zion-"

1                      2        3                 4
163                    45       739               137
1    2  3  4  5   6    7  8     9   10 11   12    13  14 15 16  17
100- 9- 8- 7- 30- 9    5- 40    90- 9- 600- 40    20- 9- 8- 60- 40
I place                in       Sion              a stone

5                                        6          7
681                                      20         296
18  19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27  28 29    30 31 32   33 34 35  36 37 38
70- 80-60-90-10-60-30-30-1- 100-60-90    10-1- 9    70-5- 100-80-1- 40
of stumbling                            and        rock

8                          9         10       11
426                        20        60       1114
39 40 1 42 3 4 45 46 47    48 9 50   51       52 3 54 55  6 57  58  59
90-10-1-40-4-1-20-60-200   10-1-9    60       70-9-90-100-5-200-600-40
of offense                 and       those    who "believe"

12       13                   14
75       901                  260
60 61    62  63   64   65     66  67
5- 70    1-  200- 100- 600    60- 200
on       him                  not

15
1071
68   69 70   71 72 73  74   75   76  77 78 79  80 81   82 83
10-  1- 100- 1- 9- 90- 400- 200- 40- 8- 7- 90- 5- 100- 1- 9
shall be ashamed

16                          17     18          19
399                         7      75          289
84  85 86 87  88   89 90    91     92 93 94    95 96  97 98 99 100 101
1-  4- 5- 20- 300- 60-9     7      30-5- 40    5- 200-4- 60-10-9-  1
brethren                    the    indeed      good pleasure

20              21                 22
197             132                195
102  103 104    105 106 107 108    109 110 111 112 113 114 115
100- 7-  90     5-  30- 7-  90     10- 1-  80- 4-  9-  1-  90
the             own                heart,

23             24     25                         26
20             7      205                        300
116 117 118    119    120 121 122 123 124 125    126 127 128 129
10- 1-  9      7      4-  5-  7-  90- 9-  90     70- 80- 60- 90
and            the    prayer                     toward

27              28                 29                  30
200             113                355                 360
130  131 132    133 134 135 136    137  138 139 140    141  142 143
100- 60- 40     8-  5-  60- 40     200- 70- 5-  80     100- 60- 200
the             God                on behalf of        the

31                         32                      33
207                        244                     104
144 145 146 147 148 149    150 151 152  153 154    155 156 157
9-  90- 80- 1-  7-  20     5-  90- 100- 9-  40     5-  9-  90
Israel                     is                      for

34                                   35
927                                  1091
158 159  160  161 162 163 164 165    166  167 168 169  170  171 172
90- 600- 100- 7-  80- 9-  1-  40     30-  1-  80- 100- 200- 80- 600
salvation.                           I bear witness

36             37                           38
84             460                          169
173 174 175    176 177  178  179 180 181    182 183  184
3-  1-  80     1-  200- 100- 60- 9-  90     60- 100- 9
for            to them                      that

39                     40                 41
133                    273                804
185 186 187 188 189    190 191 192 193    194 195  196 197 198 199 200
6-  7-  20- 60- 40     8-  5-  60- 200    5-  400- 60- 200-90- 9-  40
zeal                   for God            they have,

42             43         44              45
41             260        111             866
201 02 03    204 205    206 7 208     209 210 11 12 213 214 215 16 217
1-  20-20    60- 200    10- 1-100     5-  70- 9- 3- 40- 600-90- 9- 40
but            not        according to    knowledge.

46                                           47            48
599                                          84            147
218 219 220 221 222 223  224 225  226 227    228 229 230   231 232 233
1-  3-  40- 60- 60- 200- 40- 100- 5-  90     3-  1-  80    100-7-  40
being ignorant of                            for           the

49             50               51
360            273              470
234 235 236    237 38 39 240    241 42 243 44 45 46 247 248 249 50 251
100-60- 200    8-  5- 60-200    4-  9- 10- 1- 9- 60-90- 200-40- 7- 40
of             God              righteousness

52             53              54
20             147             63
252 253 254    255  256 257    258 259 260 261 262
10- 1-  9      100- 7-  40     9-  4-  9-  1-  40
and            their           own


55
470
263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270  271 272 273
4-  9-  10- 1-  9-  60- 90- 200- 40- 7-  40
righteousness

56                                        57
608                                       297
274 275 276  277 278  279 280  281 282    283 284  285 286 287 288
6-  7-  100- 60- 200- 40- 100- 5-  90     90- 100- 7-  90- 1-  9
seeking                                   to establish,

58          59                                          60
107         430                                         360
289  290    291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298  299 300    301  302 303
100- 7      4-  9-  10- 1-  9-  60- 90- 200- 40- 7      100- 60- 200
to the      righteousness                               of

61               62             63
273              660            517
304 05 06 307    308 309 310    311 312 13 314  15 316 317 318 319 320
8-  5- 60-200    60- 200-400    200-70- 5- 100- 1- 3-  7-  90- 1-  40
God              not            they submitted

64                      65             66
275                     84             390
321  322 323 324 325    326 327 328    329 330 331 332 333
100- 5-  20- 60- 90     3-  1-  80     40- 60- 30- 60- 200
"the" end               for            of law

67                             68             69
829                            104            470
334 35 6 37 338 39 40    341 2 343    344 5 346 7 8 49 50 351 52 53 54
400-80-9-90-100-60-90    5-  9-90     4-  9-10- 1-9-60-90-200-40-7- 40
Christ                         "is" for       righteousness

70                      71          72
220                     700         683
355 56 357 358 359    360  361    362 63 364 365 66 367 368 69 370 371
70- 1- 40- 100-9      100- 600    70- 9- 90- 100-5- 200-60- 40-100-9
to everyone             that        believes.3

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 24276 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 17 x 17. (See feature 3.)

A.5Number of letters: 371 = 7 x 53. (See feature 3.3.)

B.3Every other word (odd): 15249 = 3 x 13 x 17 x 23. (See feature 4.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 12894 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 307. (See feature 6.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 11382 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 271. (See feature 6.2.)

C.1.4First and last letter of each chapter: 119 = 7 x 17. (See feature 1.1.)

C.2.2First and last word of each verse: 6591 = 3 x 13 x 13 x 13. (See feature 2.1.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 10213 = 7 x 1459. (See feature 7.3.)

D.2.2First word of each verse: 2527 = 7 x 19 x 19. (See feature 2.2.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 3325 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 19. (See feature 7.1.)

E.1.2Last verse of each chapter: 9763 = 13 x 751. (See feature 1.2.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 6888 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 41. (See feature 7.2.)

G.3First third of the words: 7329 = 3 x 7 x 349. (See feature 3.2.)

Chapter Features

1.1First and last letters of each chapter: 119 = 7 x 17.

1.2Last verse of each chapter: 9763 = 13 x 751.

Verse Features

2.1First and last words of each verse: 6591 = 3 x 13 x 13 x 13. SF: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7.

2.2First word of each verse: 2527 = 7 x 19 x 19.

Words And Letters

3.1Numeric total: 24276 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 17 x 17.

3.2First third of the words: 7329 = 3 x 7 x 349.

3.3Number of letters: 371 = 7 x 53.

4Odd positioned word total: 15249 = 3 x 13 x 17 x 23. SF: 56 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 7. SF: 13. (No equivalent even positioned feature.

5Position total of words with an odd number of letters: 1694 = 2 x 7 x 11 x 11. (No matching even number feature.

6.1Total of odd positioned letters: 12894 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 307.

6.2Total of even positioned letters: 11382 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 271.

7.1First letter of each word: 3325 = 5 x 5 x 7 x 19.

7.2Last letter of each word: 6888 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7 x 41.

7.3First and last letters of each word: 10213 = 7 x 1459.

7.4Letter positions of those that are not first or last: 43368 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 13 x 139. SF: 161 = 7 x 23.

8Total of word positions of letter's last appearance: 1386 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 11. SF: 26 = 2 x 13. (No matching feature with first appearance.

9Add up the positions where each letter of the Greek alphabet appears in the passage, and rank the letters from least to greatest by those totals. Divide the list into two equal halves leaving out letter 10 which is in the middle.

9.1The first and last word positions where each letter in the lower list appeared add up to 735 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 7.

9.2The first and last word positions where each letter in the greater list appeared add up to 742 = 2 x 7 x 53.

10Rank all the letters in the segment from least to greatest and divide the list in half.

10.1The total of the positions in the lesser list: 32655 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 311.

10.2The total of the positions in the greater list: 36351 = 3 x 3 x 7 x 577.

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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