Notice how Bible verses with the same chapter and verse contain common themes...Even across the Old and New Testaments...You can read about this in many other posts. Today I just wanted to provide some amazing verse examples to demonstrate the absolute perfection in the Bible's Numbering.
There are just 13 verses in the Bible with chapter and verse reference of 5:30. I've listed them below and highlighted some of their text demonstraing a common theme running throughout them. Number thirty has a symbolic meaning related to holiness, righteousness and purity. Number five is related to covenents, teachings, commands by God and consequences for following them, or not following them (see 5th Bible book of Deuteronomy). Put the numbers together and you should find verse text related somehow to these two themes. Be aware, many different numbers are associated with each Bible verse so don't expect the verse text to match the theme fully, but rather to have some of it's contents that relates to the theme.
See if the verses below reveal to you this theme of righteousness and consequences related to following or not following God's instructions:
Num 5:30 Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before the LORD, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.Deu 5:30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
Judg 5:30 Have they not sped? have they not divided the prey; to every man a damsel or two; to Sisera a prey of divers colors, a prey of divers colors of needlework, of divers colors of needlework on both sides, meet for the necks of them that take the spoil?
Isa 5:30 And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
Jer 5:30 A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land;
Dan 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
Matt 5:30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
Mrk 5:30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
Luke 5:30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners?
John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
Act 5:30 The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and hanged on a tree.
Eph 5:30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
If you see this pattern across verses of both the Old and New Testaments, what does it tell you?
- There is some divine inspiration to numbering
- The same pattern to numbering is used for both testaments so they likely have the same author.
- How does the text happen to line up this way. The books were written thousands of years apart? Suggests the numbers were actually assigned by God when he created the text.
- If this pattern applies here, it should apply to all like referenced verses
- Numbers have meaning and line up with the text. Thus, they can be used to help interpret verse text.
- Regarding interpretation, What does the theme found in the 5:30 verses suggest about the text in Ephesians 5:30. It is something to think about.
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(THE BIBLE'S REDEMPTION PATTERN AND NUMERIC MAP – AMAZON: http://a.co/7saGkXd). In the last column, I’ve included (blue font) my interpretation of how the verse text seems to fit with the corresponding 1-22 number symbolism.