Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bible's Symbolism #23 = God With Us; "where 2 or 3 are gathered, I am in their midst"

Theme for 23 - "God is with Us" - For example:
in Matthew 18:20 it declares "where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."

Number 23 is broadly about things being together, but it is very often related to scripture telling us God is with us. The evidence for the theme for 23 is one of the strongest number evidences seen.

The best evidence is the 23,000th verse of the Bible telling us in the last days people will seek out the Jews because God is with them.
Incredibally, every 1000th verse of the Bible has very special meaning associated with the number. The 23,000th verse helps us understand the symbolic meaning for number 23. We confirm our understanding of the 1000 verse symbolism through a preponderance of other numeric evidences that also confirm the same meaning.
  • Zechariah 8:23 "...ten men from all the nations will grasp the garment of a Jew, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you." 


Other scriptual evidences that reveal this God with you theme for #23 are;

    • The 23rdPsalm -- the Lord is our shepherd - v4 I fear no evil, for You are with me;..;  
    • Matthew 1:23 ...THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL," which translated means, "GOD WITH US."; 

See any bible passages that have the numbers 2 and 3 in the text. Also watch any verses with chapter or verse numbering of 23 - especially verses with both chapter and verse 23 (23:23). Verses about two or three people such as "where two or three believers are", God is in the midst -
      • Matthew 18:20 "For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
      • Ecc 4:12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three is not quickly torn apart.
      • Matt 20:30 ("23") And two blind men sitting by the road, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" (ref 20:30=23, and the 23823rd Bible verse) (Two blind men with Jesus in their midst)
      • 2Kin 9:32 Then he lifted up his face to the window and said, "Who is on my side? Who?" And two or three officials looked down at him. (Interesting this is the 322nd chapter and is verse 32. In Gematria the orders of numbers is not important)
      • Amo 4:8 "So two or three cities would stagger to another city to drink water, But would not be satisfied; Yet you have not returned to Me," declares the LORD. 


Verses with like chapter and verse (23:23) 

      • Exodus 23:23 "For My angel will go before you..." and 
      • Jerimiah 23:23 "Am I a God who is near," declares the LORD, "And not a God far off?"
      • Acts 23:23 ..."...Get two hundred soldiers ready by the third hour of the night
      • 1Sam 23:23 ..learn about all the hiding places where he hides himself and return to me with certainty, and I will go with you;


For those who like the even more curious examples look at

      • The 23233rd Bible verse: Matt 4:23 Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom
      • Malachi 3:2 which is the 23123rd verse and the 33rd verse (two threes) of Malachi, and whose text speaks directly of Jesus return "But who can endure the day of His coming?". 
      • 23 and "NOT with JESUS"? Mrk 14:30 And Jesus *said to him, "Truly I say to you, that this very night, before a rooster crows twice, you yourself will deny Me three times."  (see also Mark 14:72, 14:30)
      • Speaking in tongues (God with them?) - 1Cor 14:27 If anyone speaks in a tongue, it should be by two or at the most three, and each in turn, and one must interpret;
      • 2Cor 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. EVERY FACT IS TO BE CONFIRMED BY THE TESTIMONY OF TWO OR THREE WITNESSES.
      • Luke 11:23 "He who is not with Me is against Me; and he who does not gather with Me, scatters. (notice this verse #23 speaks of Jesus and two others)
      • Matt 4:22 Immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him. -- (Interesting this is the 23232nd Bible verse in the 933rd chapter [33=2 3s]).
When you run across the number 23 in scripture be watching for this important theme. Also consider this theme for the number 32 which is directly related to 23.



  1. Anonymous6:28 PM

    This is an amazing article! God has been showing me the number 23 in everything! It doesn't matter where I am or what I'm doing...the number 23 is present everything in everything! Some times it can be as often as 20 times a day... no joke. Thank you so much, because I was struggling with this number as well as with 506. This number represents my birthday which God was telling me, "I'm with you!" I also received a prophecy and a week ago that said, "Fear not, I walk with you". Isn't that amazing?!

    1. I have literally been seeing this number 20 times a day for the past several days!!! So glad I wasn't the only one thank you for this clarification!!!

    2. The ages of Seems dependents in Genesis 11, added to gather are 2867. 2+8+6+7=23

    3. Sorry Shem's Descendants

    4. Anonymous12:44 AM

      IAM WHO IAM in the alphabet has 23 letters in IAM in who has 46 which when divided by 2 is 23, gods spirit is in us and its just those who choose to believe and those who don't the ones who believe will see greater things than these, praise our father in heaven and blesssed be his son jesus

    5. Daniel9:29 AM

      <3 God bless you

    6. Amen brother

    7. This really Blessed me, to God be the glory

    8. Oh Wowwwwwwww!!! Praise our Father God of Abraham, Jacob and Isaac. I TOO have been seeing the number 23 everyday for the past year without fail. My mother told me that God was letting me know that God was with me (and she is not a bible scholar, just saved, loved and blessed by the Lord) and I received it. The first month this time last year 2018 of May, I would just stop, raise my right hand and verbally say thank you God, thank you God in Jesus name. So much so that my family knows I almost do it unconsciously when I see # 23. Behold I was unctioned to look up the hebrew meaning today 6/22/2019 for #23 and praise God the meaning "I'm with you!!!" Hallelujah to God in the highest! I humbly pray daily with all earnesty in my heart that God will find me worhty to be raptured when He calls his bride home! Thank you so much "anonymous" family in Christ for saying what you wrote. We are blessed! All who calls on the sweet and Holy name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! He's so close family in Christ! Can't you feel Him??? He's so near and He's coming quickly! He desires that no one perishes! Call on the name of Jesus, repent of your sins and turn from your wicked ways pray earnestly with your whole heart, mind and soul in Jesus name and let God be your redeemer and be saved from eternal death. It's so worth living for Him, to see Him in that great and blessed day.

  2. Anonymous7:01 AM

    Wow, that's amazing! I researched the number 23 after I woke up from a dream this morning. It was someone speaking to me in my dream telling me I could not change. (I Accidentally called him "Ernest", don't know why, but that wasn't his name.) (The person was kinda strange looking, but in dream I felt I knew him). I was "confused or saddened" and said I want to "change", but he kept telling me I can't because it was a "Good thing"; I did not need to change and that I would be the way I was for the rest of my life. I held out my hand. He looked at my hands. Took mine and held them in his. He looked me in the eye and said...(your(?) Number (is) 23. I woke up.

    1. Thank you for this. I too woke up from the strangest dream. I was walking and then papers appeared in my hand so I fell to my knees looked up and said what does this mean. And a voice start talking to me and I saw 23 three times. When I woke up I couldn't remember ANYTHING the voice said smh... U could probably imagine how upset I was about that. But thanks for this. It was intriguing

    2. @Latolyia, Do you have the book The Divinity Code? It will help you interpret every dream. I learned only a couple of years ago that most all/all dreams are communication from God to us. Even if it seems like a "pizza dream". :) I dream a lot, and once I started interpreting them, using this book and the Bible, I was AMAZED at how much God was saying to me--it was giving me warnings, or instructions. It took me a while to learn to journal every dream, and know that if God is communicating to me, that message is good now and for the rest of my life. (God's word stands forever--it's a verse in the Bible). And that usually whatever He's communicating requires a response of some sort on my part. I'm to take action on it. Overall, the only reason He gives us dreams is to help us, to keep us safe. I wish I Had known that a long time ago!

      Anything that happens 3 times is very significant.

    3. @anymous--I didn't know if you'd see my reply above about the book the Divinity Code. It has helped me so much. That's a very interesting dream. It's not easy to interpret other people's dreams, because it will involve the context of your life. And there may be other details of the dream that you will remember as you interpret using the book. With names, they are significant. Names have meaning, so when a person you know shows up in a dream randomly, it might be the meaning of their name that is important. I just googled Ernest, which not surprisingly, means earnest or serious.

      I'm not sure what God would be communicating there. I could guess, but better for you to ask Him, than for me to lead you astray. :)

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    5. @anonymous--I'm still on my own search, but when I went back to Google, there was my search for "Ernest" sitting there, and this grabbed my attention. It is really interesting, so I'm copying and pasting below.

      What came to my mind is the price Jesus paid for each one of us. It is a literal purchase with His blood. Kevin Zadai has 2 free books on youtube. He has manifestly (in person) met Jesus 30 times now. In one of the books He talked about the time Jesus allowed Him to see (maybe a replay) of the moment when He purchased Kevin. It was incredibly emotional for Jesus. It brings that verse "He has bought us for a price" to life for me.

      Maybe this dream is Jesus telling you that He loves you just the way you are. There is nothing we can do to earn His love. He just loves us because He created us. And He desires to have relationship with us. Once we say yes to Him, we will change as a result. Because we'll realize that we're only safe on this earth, and in eternal life, with Him.

      He offers salvation to everyone in every way--not "just" Heaven (which is HUGE), but on this earth, knowing Him, healing, deliverance from all evil, protection, provision. He's the only way to make it through this life without being consumed in tragedy. I learned that the hard way. I highly advise against that. I knew about Him and was a devout Christian. But it wasn't until some hellish things happened that I realized I really didn't know Him.

      The enemy is a hellish tormenting liar, and I just say, take Jesus really seriously. He's got my complete love, devotion and attention, every second now. He saved me from what hell was attempting to do here on earth--to me. Jesus is my all in all, and the ONE I know who loves me perfectly and will always rescue me and keep me safe.

      There are a lot of lies that the enemy gets people, especially Christians, to believe. One of them is that God puts sickness or suffering or other bad things on us. When that bad thing is really, really bad, it makes you hate the one who caused it.

      John 10:10 is the most simple verse to determine who is causing something. Bad things are ONLY caused by the enemy-satan. God/Jesus are ONLY good, only love. Hellish stuff comes from hell, not from heaven. And it is a very serious thing, which is why in this comment I wrote so much....in case you didn't know yet. Hoping I didn't insult your intelligence. Blessings.
      And here's what came from the other page, about the name Ernest:

      The Biblical baby name Earnest is English in origin and it's meaning is pledge, surety or sincere. The English word earnest and Greek word arrhabon are derived from the Hebrew word arabown.

      Earnest is pronounced ur-nist.

      Earnest means pledge. It is a part of the full price of an article, given in advance as security for the rest. The apostle Paul says that the workings of the Holy Spirit amongst the believers is an earnest of future blessings yet to come in Heaven.

      Biblical reference for baby name Earnest:
      2 Corinthians 1:22; 5:5; Ephesians 1:14; Genesis 38:17
      Strong's concordance G728 and H6162

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      Now...Brandon does again...what he did in Afghanistan

  3. Anonymous7:44 PM

    I was born on Dec.23,1963 and my grandfather died on Dec.23,1980. His father was born on Nov,23. Number 23 along with No.17, seem to be in my life a lot. I was 17 when the same grandpa died,who was my dads father.My dad died on Jan.17,2011 30years later.

  4. Anonymous9:27 AM

    23 in military time is 11 and it talks about the 11th hour in the bible and mentions 11 a lot in the bible both numbers haunting me throughout my life

    1. Anonymous11:05 PM

      The Question is why
      I was born 23rd of May and this numbers show its self to me as 2 3 6 18 108 54 27.
      23 is a small part of all you can see •In Vedic astrology there are 12 solar houses and 9 lunar houses, 9 x 12 = 108.
      •The diameter of the sun is about 108 times that of the diameter of Earth.
      •The average distance between the Earth and the Sun is 108 times the sun’s diameter.
      •The average distance from the Earth to the Moon is 238,800 miles, about 108 times the moons diameter. This makes it so the moon appears the same size as the sun during eclipses.
      •To quote Manoj Chalam, “the ratio of 108 may be the key to finding planets hospitable to life outside of our solar system, just look toward this same size and distance relationship,” 108 is key to our being
      6x18=108 as you see is only the beginning of a much larger picture and once you have see it you can never not see it. all this was found on Google and copied here its all the things not here that you need to find. and yes the bible most every bible not just yours, every astrological unit not unlike like our 23 pairs of chromosomes 2 and 3 fused beginning of everything the start of oh well I could go on forever Daniel Warri. crazy rant

    2. NASA is a Lie...the Word does not support the Globe Earth Theory!

  5. I turned 23 on december 21 2012 i am part of mayan descent,so the mayan prophecy what did it really mean? could god given me a gift on that day if so what was it? Must be a sign.

    1. hello soul collector. i am also of mayan descent. i have been seeing and hearing the number 23 my whole life. when i was a young young boy i lived at an address where the house number was 23. the big motor way(high way) that comes into my city is called the m32. this number is everywhere i go. its like i'm suppose 2 be where i go, just so it can show itself to me. right now i live at an adress where my next door neighbours door number is 23. did you know that our mayan ancestors divided the universe into 23 levels. the things i could tell you whats been happening in my life will blow your mind. you said you got mayan ancestors, i got family in Belize

  6. I turned 23 on december 21 2012 i am part of mayan descent,so the mayan prophecy what did it really mean? could god given me a gift on that day if so what was it? Must be a sign.

    1. There are three sets of 735,000 days since Adam sinned to the beginning of the Millennium. If you divide 735,000 by 365.24 you get 2012.375. Add that to when Christ died on the cross and you come to year 2046-2047. Maybe the readers of the Mayan calendar just interpreted it wrong...

  7. I turned 23 on december 21 2012 i am part of mayan descent,so the mayan prophecy what did it really mean? could god given me a gift on that day if so what was it? Must be a sign.

  8. Anonymous11:15 PM

    I see 22 23 2:11.

    1. Anonymous11:18 PM

      I was even born on 2,11. My address as 22 in it and every time I look at time it's 211

    2. God started speaking to me through numbers. The first number was 23. That was in 2012, and after 4 years, I finally figured out that the numbers that He kept showing me repeatedly corresponded to Bible verses. Since I wasn't accustomed to hearing His voice (internally) at that time, He started with something else that He knew would grab my attention. Once I "got" that, I started googling whatever number I was seeing repeatedly. He was speaking very important things to me through the Bible.

      I would google: What is 2:11 in the Bible? And if you don't see the verse that clearly applies to your life or situation, then I'd go book by book looking at each 2:11.

      In fact, today I'm celebrating healing from 12 years of bedridden illness. And a lot of His communication to me, so that I could take the healing that was available to me since day 1 (I didn't know about healing back then), was through dreams and numbers on the clock.

      The most amazing thing is that He loves each of us so much to speak to us individually and give us the perfect verse to guide us and communicate to us.

      At a glance, to me 2:11 looks to be communicating about God's faithfulness and grace, grace so incredible that He offers salvation to all people through Jesus Christ. But I'm an observer. I don't know your life! There were quite a few verses returned. Sometimes my searches will return only 1 or 2 verses. God bless you!

  9. Anonymous5:19 PM

    I turned 27 om 12/12/2012 and am seeing 23 absolutely everywhere its unbelievable and also 1334 and 11:22 22:33 amongst many many others

  10. I'm seeing 23 EVERYWHERE!!! Nonstop! The sychronicty that lines up in my life is mind blowing. All of my children's birthdays and their fathers and my birthdays line up with the numbers that Anonymous 9:05pm gave us. Alignment is amazing but overwhelming at the same time. I keep trying to ignore 23 but it's literally screaming at me. I'm concerned that I'm missing the message. Most wouldn't believe the things I'm seeing and knowing lately.

    1. With #23 often telling us "God is with us" maybe ponder and pray about that thought. Is God simply reminding you he is there with you? Many, including myself, see numbers and are not quite sure why. I see 24, 44 and 444 all the time.

    2. Maybe because you are currently living in the seventh day sabbath day of creation. Each day of creation is 2,300,000 days long. I can prove it in so many different ways. In Genesis the seventh day never had a evening nor a morning. So we are still living in it...

  11. Anonymous11:52 PM

    Three out of the 6 members in my family have birthdays on the 23rd.

  12. I had a dream last night and the number 23 was code for a credit card....and the code 23 will give you the money you need to access the card... Now is that something?

  13. I had a dream last night and the number 23 was code for a credit card....and the code 23 will give you the money you need to access the card... Now is that something?

  14. I been seeing it everywhere for a few months I seen it about 5 to 7 times today

  15. Anonymous1:00 AM

    Re: More Curious Examples. Mark 14:30 I believe this must mean God/Jesus was still with him.
    Since 2009, 444 is the # I would see everywhere so I ordered personalized plates with 444 in it. Since January 2017, I see 23 and 123 everywhere. I believe we are now in the 11th hour. Christians need to stop playing church and go win souls for Jesus!! #letthereberevival ♡

  16. Anonymous11:31 AM

    ... after watching Nat GEO's The Story of God ( hosted by Morgan Freeman) , I had a dream that some people were holding 23 big books clad in gold. I asked them what are they planning to do with those books....no answer was given. I mind you that, during the broadcast the number 23 was not mentioned at ALL !!!! Hmmmmmmmm

  17. Anonymous12:16 AM

    Gee, I was just surfing around looking for some stuff about the dude in "A Tale of Two Cities."

  18. How about the longest time prophecy in the Bible 2300 day of Daniel 8:14 concerning the cleansing of the sanctuary typical in old testament and antitypical new testament. Jesus is now our high priest making atonement for our sins Hebrews 8

    1. The 2300 evenings and mornings only count six days of the week. Why? Because there are only six evening and mornings in Genesis. so to know the real number divide by six and times by seven and you have 2683.3. The 2300 represents God's Holy Temple and the 2,683.3 parallels that of a woman's perfect term pregnancy of 268.3 days...

  19. see Leviticus 23 for feast days that pointed to Christ like the day of atonement
    The Passover Lev 23:5
    The Feast of Unleavened Bread Lev23:6
    The Feast of Harvest, the Feast of Weeks (first fruits), or Pentecost Lev 23:16 Fifty days is penta)
    The Feast of Trumpets Lev 23:24
    The Day of Atonement Lev 23:28
    The Feast of Ingathering, the Feast of Tabernacles Lev. 23:34

  20. I see 23 S and 23 downward in a picture I took

  21. As I am searching what is the meaning of 2 or 3, I'vw come to found out a lot of good things that connects to me or to my personality. Then i came out fnding what "23" means...amazingly it gaves memuch more ideas of how great I am to be born in 23rd! At first I just want to know what 23rd will help my chosen ministry to start with to that date, I want to connect my long time olanof having y own ministry as God's always whispered in me, then time goes by it psuhes me to pursue my desire to fullfill this Dream of mine! Now I understand more why I have this ki d of feeling, desire because as what "2, 3 or 23 means it really reflects in me not knowing this is me, my purpose, God's purpose in my life why I born in 23rd! Thank you Lord for the opportunity to serve you and for creating me a better, a stronger person thru your guidance and wisdom! I know being born on 23rd is not just a number but it's something that will truly connects to you Lord!!!! "GOD IS WITH US"

  22. I was born April 23, 1973

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  24. Anonymous1:15 AM

    Jer 50:23  How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken! how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations! 

  25. Praise the Lord I love you so much ☺️ I’ve been seeing 23 32 so much it’s everywhere this is the greatest feeling for he is The Greatest I AM ☺️💕🙏🏼🙌🏼 Amen

  26. Impresionante información. GRACIAS.