Bible Numbers 2.0

Praising The One And Only God

Who is mighty as thou art, asks the psalmist. There is no comparison. In these verses, the psalmist tries to describe the supremacy of God. Inspired by the Spirit, his words reflect a part of God’s nature. As a result number Numerics Gematria features similar to Exodus 34:6-7 appear.

O LORD God of hosts, who is mighty as thou art, O LORD, with thy faithfulness round about thee? Thou dost rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, thou stillest them. Thou didst crush Rahab like a carcass, thou didst scatter thy enemies with thy mighty arm. The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine; the world and all that is in it, thou hast founded them. The north and the south, thou hast created them; Tabor and Hermon joyously praise thy name. (Psalm 89:8-12 RSV)
יהוה אלהי צבאות מיכמוך חסין יה ואמונתך סביבותיך אתה מושל בגאות הים בשוא גליו אתה תשבחםאתה דכאת כחלל רהב בזרוע עזך פזרת אויביך לך שמים אףלך ארץ תבל ומלאה אתה יסדתם צפון וימין אתה בראתם תבור וחרמון בשמך ירננו
1(Psalm 89:8-12)
1              2               3                   4
26             46              499                 50
1   2  3  4    5  6   7  8     9   10 11 12 13     14  15
10- 5- 6- 5    1- 30- 5- 10    90- 2- 1- 6- 400    40- 10
Yhwh           God of          Hosts               who?

5                6                 7         8
86               128               15        523
16  17  18 19    20  21  22  23    24  25    26  27 28  29 30  31   32
20- 40- 6- 20    8-  60- 10- 50    10- 5     6-  1- 40- 6- 50- 400- 20
like you         mighty            Yhwh      and faithfulness of you

9                               10             11
510                             406            376
33  34 35  36 37 38   39  40    41  42   43    44  45 46   47
60- 2- 10- 2- 6- 400- 10- 20    1-  400- 5     40- 6- 300- 30
ones around you                you            one ruling

12                     13           14
412                    55           309
48  49 50 51 52        53 54  55    56  57   58 59
2-  3- 1- 6- 400       5- 10- 40    2-  300- 6- 1
over surging of        the sea      when to mount up

15                 16             17
49                 406            750
60 61  62  63      64  65   66    67   68   69 70 71
3- 30- 10- 6       1-  400- 5     400- 300- 2- 8- 40
waves of him       you            you still them

18             19                20
406            425               88
72  73   74    75  76  77 78     79  80 81  82
1-  400- 5     4-  20- 1- 400    20- 8- 30- 30
you            you crushed       like the slain

21            22                   23
207           285                  97
83   84 85    86  87 88   89 90    91  92 93
200- 5- 2     2-  7- 200- 6- 70    70- 7- 20
Rahab         with arm of          strength of you

24                 25                       26
687                49                       50
94  95 96   97     98 99 100 101 102 103    104 105
80- 7- 200- 400    1- 6- 10- 2-  10- 20     30- 20
you scattered      enemies of you           to you

27                  28         29         30
390                 81         50         291
106  107 108 109    110 111    112 113    114 115  116
300- 40- 10- 40     1-  80     30- 20     1-  200- 90
heavens             also       to you     earth

31              32                     33
432             82                     406
117  118 119    120 121 122 123 124    125 126  127
400- 2-  30     6-  40- 30- 1-  5      1-  400- 5
world           and fullness of her    you

34                      35                 36
514                     226                116
128 129 130 131  132    133 134 135 136    137 138 139 140 141
10- 60- 4-  400- 40     90- 80- 6-  50     6-  10- 40- 10- 50
founded them            north              and south

37              38                       39
406             643                      608
142 143  144    145 146  147 148  149    150  151 152 153
1-  400- 5      2-  200- 1-  400- 40     400- 2-  6-  200
you             created them             Tabor

40                          41                  42
310                         362                 316
154 155 156  157 158 159    160 161  162 163    164 165  166 167 168
6-  8-  200- 40- 6-  50     2-  300- 40- 20     10- 200- 50- 50- 6
& Hermon                    at name of you      they sing for joy2

Spiritual Truths

As the psalmist said, Who is mighty as thou art? There is none. God is unique, and the only one who commands myriads and myriads (Daniel 7:10). He is steadfast in faithfulness (Exodus 34:6-7), master/owner of creation (Genesis 1:1-2, 7, 9). None can withstand His judgment or power.

This is a psalm to praise God, and an excellent meditation.

Numeric Features

Primary Features

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

A.1Numeric total: 12173 = 7 x 37 x 47. (See feature 2.3.)

A.4Number of words: 42 = 2 x 3 x 7. (See feature 2.1.)

A.5Number of letters: 168 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7. (See feature 2.2.)

B.3.2Every other word (even): 6149 = 11 x 13 x 43. (See feature 3.1.)

B.4Every other letter (odd): 6503 = 7 x 929. (See feature 4.1.)

B.4.2Every other letter (even): 5670 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7. (See feature 4.1.1.)

C.2.3First and last letter of each verse: 169 = 13 x 13. (See feature 1.1.)

C.3.2First and last letter of each word: 5138 = 2 x 7 x 367. (See feature 5.2.)

D.3.3First letter of each word: 2373 = 3 x 7 x 113. (See feature 5.)

E.2.3Last letter of each verse: 126 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7. (See feature 1.2.3.)

E.3.3Last letter of each word: 2765 = 5 x 7 x 79. (See feature 5.1.)

F.3First half of the words: 5772 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 13 x 37. (See feature 2.1.1.)

G.4.3Last third of the letters: 4732 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 13 x 13. (See feature 2.2.1.)

The Verses

1.1Only the first and last letters of these five verses produce a feature. Their sum: 169 = 13 x 13. SF: 26 = 2 x 13. Since the passage is about God, it is only appropriate the feature parallels the sum of the divine name.

1.2.1The first and last letters of the first and last verses: 77 = 7 x 11.

1.2.2The first and last letters of the verses that are not first or last: 92 = 2 x 2 x 23. The factor 23 points to the human author of the psalm.

1.2.3The first letter of each verse has no feature, but the last letter of each verse does: 126 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7.

1.3The middle verse: 2244 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 11 x 17. SF: 35 = 5 x 7.

The Words And Letters

2.1There are 42 words (2 x 3 x 7. SF: 12 = 2 x 2 x 3. SF: 7.) The chain of factors ends with seven.

2.1.1First half of the words: 5772 = 2 x 2 x 3 x 13 x 37.

2.2There are 168 letters (2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7).

2.2.1Last third of the letters: 4732 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 13 x 13.

2.3The numeric total: 12173 = 7 x 37 x 47. SF: 91 = 7 x 13. (We see God twice in the second level.)

3.1Even positioned words:

46 50 128 523 406 412 309 406 406 88 285 687 50 81 291 82 514 116 643 
310 316

Total: 6149 = 11 x 13 x 43. (Unfortunately, the odd positioned words have no corresponding feature.)

3.2Words with an odd number of letters.

a) 3   8   10  12  13  16  17  18  21  22  23  30  31  32  33  34  36  
b) 499 523 406 412 55  406 750 406 207 285 97  291 432 82  406 514 116 

a) 37  38  42  
b) 406 643 316

Position total: 476 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 17. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7. Word total: 7252 = 2 x 2 x 7 x 7 x 37.

3.2.1Words with an even number of letters.

a) 1  2  4  5  6   7  9   11  14  15  19  20  24  25  26  27  28  29  
b) 26 46 50 86 128 15 510 376 309 49  425 88  687 49  50  390 81  50  

a) 35  39  40  41  
b) 226 608 310 362 

Position total: 427 = 7 x 61. Word total: 4921 = 7 x 19 x 37. SF: 63 = 3 x 3 x 7. SF: 13. (These two features have perfect symmetry in the categories of odd and even, in the position of the words, their values, even to the factor chain of the values.)

4.1Odd positioned letters:

10 6 1 5 90 1 400 10 40 20 60 50 5 1 6 400 60 10 6 10 1 5 6 30 3 6 5 
40 300 1 30 6 400 400 2 40 400 4 1 20 30 200 2 7 6 70 20 7 400 6 2 20 
20 40 40 80 20 200 400 30 40 1 1 5 60 400 90 6 6 40 50 400 2 1 40 2 
200 8 40 50 300 20 200 50

Total of odd positioned letters: 6503 = 7 x 929. SF: 936 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 3 x 13.

4.1.1Even positioned letters:

5 5 30 10 2 6 40 20 6 8 10 10 6 40 50 20 2 2 400 20 400 40 300 2 1 400 
10 2 6 3 10 1 5 300 8 1 5 20 400 8 30 5 2 200 70 7 80 200 1 10 10 30 
300 10 1 30 1 90 2 6 30 5 400 10 4 40 80 50 10 10 1 5 200 400 400 6 6 
200 6 2 40 10 50 6

Total of even positioned letters: 5670 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 5 x 7. SF: 26 = 2 x 13. (Odd and even also pairs perfectly with the positioning of the letters.)

4.2Odd valued letters:

a) 2  4  5  7  11  25  27  41  43  49  50  53  59  60  64  66  72  74  
b) 5  5  1  5  1   5   1   1   5   3   1   5   1   3   1   5   1   5   

a) 77  84  87  92  95  98  110  114  123  124  125  127  142  144  147  
b) 1   5   7   7   7   1   1    1    1    5    1    5    1    5    1     

Total of the positions: 2401 = 7 x 7 x 7 x 7. SF: 28 = 2 x 2 x 7. (The letter values have no feature.)

4.2.1Even valued letters:

a) 1  3  6  8  9  10  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  
b) 10 6  30 10 90 2   6   400 40  10  20  40  6   20  8   60  10  50  

a) 24  26  28  29  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  42  44  
b) 10  6   40  6   50  400 20  60  2   10  2   6   400 10  20  400 40  

a) 45  46  47  48  51  52  54  55  56  57  58  61  62  63  65  67  68  
b) 6   300 30  2   6   400 10  40  2   300 6   30  10  6   400 400 300 

a) 69  70  71  73  75  76  78  79  80  81  82  83  85  86  88  89  90  
b) 2   8   40  400 4   20  400 20  8   30  30  200 2   2   200 6   70  

a) 91  93  94  96  97  99  100  101  102  103  104  105  106  107  108  
b) 70  20  80  200 400 6   10   2    10   20   30   20   300  40   10   

a) 109  111  112  113  115  116  117  118  119  120  121  122  126  128  
b) 40   80   30   20   200  90   400  2    30   6    40   30   400  10   

a) 129  130  131  132  133  134  135  136  137  138  139  140  141  143  
b) 60   4    400  40   90   80   6    50   6    10   40   10   50   400  

a) 145  146  148  149  150  151  152  153  154  155  156  157  158  159  
b) 2    200  400  40   400  2    6    200  6    8    200  40   6    50   

a) 160  161  162  163  164  165  166  167  168  
b) 2    300  40   20   10   200  50   50   6    

Total of positions: 11795 = 5 x 7 x 337. Again the letter values have nothing, but this maintains the symmetry of the two features.

5.First letter of each word:

a) 1  5  9  14  16  20  24  26  33  41  44  48  53  56  60  64  67  72  
b) 10 1  90 40  20  8   10  6   60  1   40  2   5   2   3   1   400 1   

a) 75  79  83  86  91  94  98  104  106  110  112  114  117  120  125  
b) 4   20  200 2   70  80  1   30   300  1    30   1    400  6    1    

a) 128  133  137  142  145  150  154  160  164  
b) 10   90   6    1    2    400  6    2    10   

Total: 2373 = 3 x 7 x 113.

5.1Last letter of each word:

a) 4  8  13  15  19  23  25  32  40  43  47  52  55  59  63  66  71  
b) 5  10 400 10  20  50  5   20  20  5   30  400 40  1   6   5   40  

a) 74  78  82  85  90  93  97  103  105  109  111  113  116  119  124  
b) 5   400 30  2   70  20  400 20   20   40   80   20   90   30   5    

a) 127  132  136  141  144  149  153  159  163  168  
b) 5    40   50   50   5    40   200  50   20   6    

Total: 2765 = 5 x 7 x 79. SF: 91 = 7 x 13.

5.2First and last letters of each word together: 5138 = 2 x 7 x 367.

5.3Letters that are not first OR last: 7035 = 3 x 5 x 7 x 67. (First, last, and first and last together all match Revelation 1:8's is, was, and is to come.

6.The letters 9, and 100 do not appear in this passage. The sum of the letters that do:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 200 300 400

Total: 1386 = 2 x 3 x 3 x 7 x 11. SF: 26 = 2 x 13.

7.Rank the letters by the number of times they appeared. Divide the list equally into those that appeared the least, and those that appeared the most.

7.1The following letters appeared seven times or less:

3 4 70 60 7 80 90 8 300 50

Total: 672 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 7.

7.1.2These letters appeared the most (eight times or more):

200 30 20 5 2 40 1 10 400 6

Total: 714 = 2 x 3 x 7 x 17.

7.2Rank the letters by value from least to greatest. Divide the list into equal halves. The lesser half of the letters:

a) 5  11  27  41  50  59  64  72  77  98  110  114  123  125  142  147  
b) 1  1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1   1    1    1    1    1    1    

a) 86  56  101  36  10  118  69  48  34  145  85  151  160  49  60  130  
b) 2   2   2    2   2   2    2   2   2   2    2   2    2    3   3   4    

a) 75  25  43  124  84  127  7  4  144  66  2  53  74  37  120  26  58  
b) 4   5   5   5    5   5    5  5  5    5   5  5   5   6   6    6   6   

a) 12  45  63  135  137  89  29  99  18  3  152  154  158  51  168  87  
b) 6   6   6   6    6    6   6   6   6   6  6    6    6    6   6    7   

a) 92  95  155  70  80  20  39  102  138  140  108  1  54  22  24  35  
b) 7   7   8    8   8   8   10  10   10   10   10   10 10  10  10  10  

a) 15  62  8  
b) 10  10  10 

Lesser half total: 413 = 7 x 59.

7.2.1The greater half of the letters:

a) 128  164  100  103  105  93  32  113  19  76  16  163  79  40  104  
b) 10   10   10   20   20   20  20  20   20  20  20  20   20  20  30   

a) 119  82  122  47  61  112  6  81  71  28  149  107  132  14  121  
b) 30   30  30   30  30  30   30 30  40  40  40   40   40   40  40   

a) 157  109  139  162  44  55  17  141  30  136  23  166  167  159  33  
b) 40   40   40   40   40  40  40  50   50  50   50  50   50   50   60  

a) 129  21  91  90  134  94  111  116  9  133  153  146  88  156  165  
b) 60   60  70  70  80   80  80   90   90 90   200  200  200 200  200  

a) 115  83  96  46  106  161  57  68  67  13  126  52  78  117  143  
b) 200  200 200 300 300  300  300 300 400 400 400  400 400 400  400  

a) 97  131  31  38  148  65  150  73  42  
b) 400 400  400 400 400  400 400  400 400 

Greater half total: 11760 = 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 3 x 5 x 7 x 7.

Conclusion

The symmetry in so many features cannot be coincidence. Psalm 89:8-12 was inspired to reflect aspects of God in meaning and numbers Numerics Gematria.

The truths in this psalm can also be found in many other psalms praising God. This psalm is not unique. A full in depth look at the numbers doesn't seem necessary.

Note 1The Hebrew or Greek text is from Bibleworks 3.0 by Hermeneutika, Michael S. Bushell, 1995, translated into HTML entities. Vowel marks and punctuation from the Hebrew have been removed. Greek accent marks and punctuation have also been removed. (There is a 1 verse discrepancy between the Hebrew and English numbering of the verses. Hebrew equivalent is Psalm 89:9-13.)

Note 2Interlinear translation is from The NIV Interlinear Hebrew-English Old Testament, vol. 3, edited by John R. Kohlenerger III, The Zondervan Corporation, 1982.

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