Saturday, January 15, 2011

Series DNA Bible - Evidence #2 - The Bible's Center Verse

Evidence #2: An amazing center verse
Now, again looking at the Bible as an “organic whole,” we find that, from beginning to end, this ancient book has 31,102 verses. What verse do you suppose fits exactly in the middle of these 31,102 verses? The answer is Psalm 103:2; it is the “hinge” verse. So the last verse of the first half of the Bible is 103:1, and the first verse of the second half is 103:3. The middle verse of the Bible’s 31,102 verses is found in Psalm 103:2! 
Psa 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
Psa 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; 
Psalm 103:1 happens to be the 15551st Bible verse and is at the exact center of the Bible. In addition to this curious middle verse number there are also other strangely perfect looking things about this verse; it is the first verse of a chapter; this chapter has 22 verses and you will find elsewhere on this website that #22 is a number that speaks of Jesus, the Alpha and Omega; this verse and this center chapter concentrates on praising the Lord (Jesus); and it is curious this is the 1611 verse of Psalms which might relate it to the 1611 King James Bible that is the one I suspect is the first perfectly structured Bible version.
             At this point you may be saying, “Okay, those are some fascinating coincidences, but they’re nothing more than coincidences. Besides, the chapter and verse numbers weren’t even added until centuries after the Bible was compiled.” It’s absolutely correct that chapter and verses were added long after the Bible was written and compiled, and that fits my point exactly. If God used more than forty authors over a span of more than 1,500 years to compose the books of the Bible and then guarded the compilation of those sixty-six books into one book, then why wouldn’t He continue to guard its integrity even as chapter and verse numbers were added centuries later? What else could explain such precision? If your response is that I’ve shown you just two coincidences, then let’s continue.

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