Let’s find all the sevens in the Bible!

At first, this may seem to be an easy task; just open your Bible concordance in book form, or your Bible program on your computer and ask it to search for all the times that “seven” appears.

I do want to include all those instances, but I also want to include the ones that the Bible does not enumerate. For example, there are seven beatitudes in the Book of Revelation. Here they are:

“Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written in it; for the time is near” (Rev 1:3).

“Then I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, ‘Write: “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.”‘ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘that they may rest from their labors, and their works follow them’” (Rev 14:13).

“Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame” (Rev 16:15).

“Then he said to me, ‘Write: “Blessed are those who are called to the marriage supper of the Lamb!”‘ And he said to me, ‘These are the true sayings of God'” (Rev 19:9).

“Blessed and holy is he who has part in the first resurrection. Over such the second death has no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with Him a thousand years” (Rev 20:6).

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book” (Rev 22:7).

“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city” (Rev 22:14).

Let us together find all the sevens in the Bible, both those that the Bible enumerates, and those the Bible does not enumerate for us.

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