1655 numbers, hundreds and thousands

1655 numbers, hundreds and thousands

The words “hundreds” and, especially, “thousands”, often refer to large quantities in general; they are also used simply in a superlative sense.

Hundreds

A hundred in Jesus Christ’s teaching Mt 13:23 pp Mk 4:20 See also Mt 13:8 pp Mk 4:8 pp Lk 8:8; Mt 18:12 pp Lk 15:4; Mt 18:28; Mk 10:30

Abraham becomes a father at 100 Ge 17:17; Ge 21:5; Ro 4:19

People who lived to over 100 Ge 5:3-32; Ge 9:29; Ge 11:10-32; Ge 25:7,17; Ge 50:22; Dt 34:7; Jdg 2:8; 2Ch 24:15; Job 42:16; Isa 65:20

Hundreds and thousands

Hundreds and thousands as military units Ex 18:21; Nu 31:14; 1Sa 22:7; 2Sa 18:1; 1Ch 13:1; 1Ch 27:1; 1Ch 28:1; 2Ch 25:5

Hundreds and thousands in blessings Dt 1:11 See also Ge 24:60; 2Sa 24:3 pp 1Ch 21:3; Ps 144:13

Thousands

Jesus Christ feeds thousands Mt 14:21 pp Mk 6:44 pp Lk 9:14 pp Jn 6:10; Mt 15:38 pp Mk 8:9; Mt 16:9-10 pp Mk 8:19-20

Believers numbered in thousands Ac 21:20 See also Ac 2:41; Ac 4:4; Ro 11:4; 1Ki 19:18

God shows his love to thousands Ex 34:6-7 See also Ex 20:6 pp Dt 5:10; Dt 7:9

God has thousands of attendants Rev 5:11 See also Ps 68:17; Da 7:10; Heb 12:22; Jude 14

God protects one believer amidst thousands of people Ps 91:7

God helps one believer against a thousand See also Jos 23:10; Jdg 15:15-16

God allows thousands to be defeated Dt 32:30; Isa 30:17

A thousand years As a day to the Lord: Ps 90:4; 2Pe 3:8
Rev 20:2-7 the reign of Jesus Christ with believers for 1,000 years while Satan is restrained

Special numbers

Rev 13:18 666 is a symbol of total incompleteness; Rev 7:4 144,000 symbolises the perfect number of God’s people.

God’s people are without number

Ge 16:10 See also Nu 10:36; Rev 7:9

God’s people are compared to stars and sand Ge 22:17 See also Ge 15:5; Ex 32:13; Dt 10:22; 1Ch 27:23; Ne 9:23; Jer 33:22; Heb 11:12

See also

1085God, love of
1335blessing
2351Christ, miracles
2363Christ, preaching & teaching
4110angels
5208armies
5467promises, divine
7105believers
7140people of God
9155millennium