Sunday, January 10, 2010

Like Referenced Verses have a thread of common theme...

It's hard to imagine, but in my book I explain why I believe verses in the Bible with like chapter and verse numbers help to interpret each other. Rather than go on with a lengthy explanation, I'll give an example of some verses with like chapter and verse numbers that seem to have a common theme running through them. Note, I don't believe chapter and verse numbers totally match the theme of their verse text, but rather that the theme reflected by chapter and verse number is likely found running through the text. Many other numbers influence verse text contents as well.

Following are some of the New Testament's chapter 4 verse 8 verses. It seems a theme found in these verses is about seeking to know God, know who he is, to love him and that he teaches us who he is. Conversely it can also be about those who don't know who God is. Note, these verses likely represent the theme related to both the number 48 and about Hebrew number gematria in a future post.  see also

Jam 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

1Joh 4:8 The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

Gal 4:8 However at that time, when you did not know God, you were slaves to those which by nature are no gods.

Philp 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.

Luke 4:8 Jesus answered him, "It is written, 'YOU SHALL WORSHIP THE LORD YOUR GOD AND SERVE HIM ONLY.' "

1Tim 4:8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and {also} for the {life} to come.

Mrk 4:8 "Other seeds fell into the good soil, and as they grew up and increased, they yielded a crop and produced thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold."

Col 4:8 For I have sent him to you for this very purpose, that you may know about our circumstances and that he may encourage your hearts;

2Tim 4:8 in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

1The 4:8 So, he who rejects this is not rejecting man but the God who gives His Holy Spirit to you.

Rev 4:8 And the four living creatures, each one of them having six wings, are full of eyes around and within; and day and night they do not cease to say, "HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is THE LORD GOD, THE ALMIGHTY, WHO WAS AND WHO IS AND WHO IS TO COME."

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