1653 numbers, 6-10

1653 numbers, 6-10

The number seven is especially associated with completeness and perfection. The number ten is occasionally used as a symbol of completeness. Other numbers have a variety of associations.

Six

The world was created in six days Ex 20:11 See also Ge 1:1-31; Ex 31:17

Human work is to be limited to six days a week Ex 16:26; Ex 20:9 pp Dt 5:13; Ex 23:12; Ex 31:15; Ex 34:21; Ex 35:2; Lev 23:3; Lk 13:14

Other important six-day periods Dt 16:8; Jos 6:3-14; Mt 17:1 pp Mk 9:2; Jn 12:1

Human work restricted to six-year periods Ex 21:2; Ex 23:10; Lev 25:3; Dt 15:12,18; Jer 34:14

Seven

The seventh day is a day of rest Ge 2:2-3 See also Ex 20:10 pp Dt 5:14; Ex 31:15-17; Ex 35:2-3; Heb 4:4

The seventh year symbolises rest and freedom Lev 25:4 See also Ex 23:10-11; Lev 25:2-6; Dt 15:1,12; Ne 10:31

Major festivals lasted seven days Unleavened Bread: Ex 12:15; Ex 23:15; Lev 23:6; Nu 28:17; Dt 16:8; 2Ch 30:21; 2Ch 35:17; Eze 45:21 Tabernacles: Lev 23:34; Nu 29:12; Dt 16:13 Ordination of priests: Ex 29:30,35; Lev 8:33

The Feast of Weeks, or Pentecost, comes seven weeks after the firstfruits of the harvest Lev 23:15-16; Dt 16:9

Festivals in the seventh month Lev 16:29; Lev 23:24,39; Nu 29:7,12

Important rituals associated with sevens Lev 4:6-17; Lev 14:7,51; Lev 16:14; Nu 28:11; 1Ch 15:26; Job 42:8

Ritual uncleanness for seven days Lev 12:2; Lev 13:4,21,26; Lev 15:24

Seven times indicates a completed action Lev 26:18; Jos 6:4; 1Ki 18:43; 2Ki 5:10; Ps 119:164

Seven times indicates total intensification Ge 4:15; Lev 26:21; Ps 12:6; Ps 79:12; Isa 30:26; Da 3:19

The seven spirits of God Rev 5:6 See also Zec 4:10; Rev 1:4; Rev 3:1; Rev 4:5

Seven associated with final judgment Rev 21:9 See also Rev 8:2,6; Rev 10:3-4; Rev 12:3; Rev 15:1,7; Rev 17:3

Eight

Eighth day as the day of circumcision Lk 2:21 See also Ge 17:12; Ge 21:4; Lev 12:3; Lk 1:59; Ac 7:8; Php 3:5

Eighth day as the end of major festivals Lev 23:36,39; Nu 29:35; 2Ch 7:9; Ne 8:18

Rituals of the eighth day Lev 14:10,23; Lev 15:14

Nine

Jesus Christ died at the ninth hour Mt 27:45-46 pp Mk 15:33-34 pp Lk 23:44

Ten

Ten as a symbol of completeness See also Ru 4:2; 2Ch 4:6-8; Da 1:12-15; Da 7:24; Rev 2:10; Rev 12:3

Ten as an approximate number Ge 31:7; Ru 1:4; 1Sa 1:8; Job 19:3; Zec 8:23

Ten days as an approximate period Ge 24:55; 1Sa 25:38; Ac 25:6

Ten plagues on Egypt Ex 7:20; Ex 8:6,16,24; Ex 9:6,10,22; Ex 10:12,21; Ex 11:5

The Ten Commandments Ex 34:28 See also Dt 4:13; Dt 10:4

Tens in Jesus Christ’s parables Mt 25:1,28; Lk 15:8; Lk 19:13,17

See also

2357Christ, parables
3035Holy Spirit, presence of
4843plague
4975week
5056rest
5377law, Ten Commandments
5636work & rest
7334circumcision
7340clean and unclean
7355feasts & festivals
7428Sabbath

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