List of Sevens in the Bible: Updated 08.18.2022

This is an ongoing list, updated every time we discover a new seven in the Bible 

Genesis 1 – God saw seven times the goodness of creation
Genesis 2 and 3 – The Creation Week
Genesis 4.15 – Sevenfold vengeance on Cain’s killer
Genesis 4.24 – Seventy-sevenfold vengeance on Lamech’s killer
Genesis 5 – Incidental references to ages
Genesis 5.31 – Lamech lived 777 years
Genesis 7.2, 3 – Seven clean animals
Genesis 7.4 – The flood starts in seven days
Genesis 7.10–12 – Seven days fulfilled shows the Lord kept His word
Genesis 8.4 – The ark rested in the seventh month
Genesis 8.10–12 – Seven days between sending of the doves
Genesis 9.13–16 – The seven colors of the rainbow
Genesis 11.21, 26; 12.4 – Incidental references to ages
Genesis 21.28–30 – Seven ewe lambs
Genesis 29.18–30 – Seven years for Rachel, then seven more years
Genesis 31.23 – Incidental usage of seven
Genesis 33.3 – Jacob bowed down seven times
Genesis 41 – Seven years of plenty and seven years of famine
Genesis 46.25, 27, 28; 50.3 – Incidental references
Exodus 1.5 – Seventy people went to Egypt
Exodus 2.16 – Seven daughters of priest of Midian
Exodus 7.25 – Seven days between first and second plague
Exodus 12; 13 – Seven days of Feast of Unleavened Bread
Exodus 12.6 – The Passover on the 14th Day of the Month
Exodus 15.27 – Seventy palm trees
Exodus 16.26–30 – Seventh day not to gather manna
Exodus 20.10 – Seventh day is the Sabbath of rest
Exodus 21.2 – Hebrew servants released in the seventh year
Exodus 22.30 – Young of oxen and sheep with its mother for seven days
Exodus 23.10, 11 – Seventh year of rest for the land
Exodus 23.12 – Seventh day for refreshment
Exodus 23.15 – Eat unleavened bread for seven days
Exodus 24.1, 9, 10 – Seventy elders of Israel saw God
Exodus 24.16 – The glory of God on Mount Sinai
Exodus 25.37 – Seven-lamp lampstand
Exodus 29.29, 30 – Priest wore garments for seven days
Exodus 29.35 – Seven days for Aaron as priest
Exodus 29.37 – Seven days atonement for the altar
Exodus 31.15–17 – The seventh day for Israel
Exodus 34.18 – Seven days of eating unleavened bread
Exodus 34.21 – The seventh day of rest no matter what
Exodus 35.2, 3 – Another reminder of the Sabbath
Exodus 37.23 – Seven lamps on the lampstand
From the Book of Exodus: Seven ascents and descents of Moses upon Mount Sinai
Leviticus 4.6 – Blood sprinkled seven times for complete forgiveness
Leviticus 4.17 – Blood sprinkled seven times for the congregation
Leviticus 8.11 – Sprinkling the altar seven times
Leviticus 8.33, 35 – Seven days of consecration
Leviticus 12.2 – Seven days of uncleanness after a boy was born
Leviticus 13.4–6, 21, 26, 27, 31–34, 50, 51, 54 – Leprosy and  seven day examinations
Leviticus 14.16, 27 – Sprinkling oil before the Lord seven times for the cleansing of lepers
Leviticus 14.37–40 – Isolating a leprous house for seven days
Leviticus 14.51 – Cleansing a house of leprosy
Leviticus 15.13 – Seven days of cleansing for male discharges
Leviticus 15.19, 24, 28 – Seven days of cleansing for female discharges
Leviticus 16.14 – Sprinkling the blood of a bull seven times
Leviticus 16.19 – Sprinkling the altar seven times with blood from a goat and a bull
Leviticus 16.29 – The Day of Atonement during the seventh month
Leviticus 22.27 – New born animal with its mother for seven days
Leviticus 23.3 – Seventh day Sabbath of rest
Leviticus 23.6 – Seven days of unleavened bread
Leviticus 23.8 – Seven days of offerings by fire during the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Leviticus 23.8 – The seventh day a holy convocation and day of rest for the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Leviticus 23.15, 16 – Seven Sabbaths between the Feast of Firstfruits and the Feast of Weeks
Leviticus 23.18 – Seven lambs offered during the Feast of Weeks
Leviticus 23.24 – The Feast of Trumpets during the seventh month
Leviticus 23.27 – Day of Atonement in the seventh month
Leviticus 23.34 – The Feast of Tabernacles in the seventh month for seven days
Leviticus 23.36 – Seven days of burnt offerings during the Feast of Tabernacles
Leviticus 23.39–42 – The Feast of Tabernacles for seven days during the seventh month
Leviticus 23 – The Seven Feasts of Israel: The Passover (vv. 4, 5), The Feast of Unleavened Bread (vv. 6–8), which was observed immediately after the Passover, The Feast of Firstfruits (vv. 9–14), The Feast of Weeks, otherwise known as Pentecost (vv. 15–22), The Feast of Trumpets (v. 23–25), The Day of Atonement (vv. 26–32), which truly was not a feast, for they were to fast, The Feast of Tabernacles (vv. 33–43)
Leviticus 23 – Seven Sabbaths within the Feast Days
Leviticus 25.4 – The seventh year land Sabbath
Leviticus 25.8, 9 – The year of Jubilee
Leviticus 25.20 – Eating during the land Sabbath
Leviticus 26.18 – Punish seven times more for impenitent sin
Leviticus 26.21 – Punish seven times more for impenitent sin
Leviticus 26.24 – Punish seven times more for impenitent sin
Leviticus 26.28 – Punish seven times more for impenitent sin
Numbers 1.27 – Incidental numbering of Judah at 74,600
Numbers 1.39 – Incidental numbering of Dan at 62,700
Numbers 2.4 – Incidental numbering of Judah’s army at 74,600
Numbers 2.26 – Incidental numbering of Dan’s army at 62,700
Numbers 3.22 – Incidental numbering of the Gershonites at 7,500
Numbers 3.43 – Incidental numbering of the firstborn males at 22,273
Numbers 3.46 – Incidental numbering of the firstborn males in Israel at 273, which went beyond the numbering of the tribe of Levi
Numbers 4.36 – Incidental numbering of the Kohathites at 2750
Numbers 6.9 – Nazarite re-consecrated with a seventh-day shaving
Numbers 7.13 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.19 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.25 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.31 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.37 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.43 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.49 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.55 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.61 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.67 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.73 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.79 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.85 – Incidental reference to one silver bowl of seventy shekels
Numbers 7.48 – Incidental reference to the offering on the seventh day of the tribe of Ephraim’s offering of a silver bowl
Numbers 8.2 – The seven lamps of the lampstand
Numbers 11.16 – Seventy elders with Moses before God
Numbers 11.24, 25 – God gave Moses seventy helpers
Numbers 12.14, 15 – Miriam shut out of the camp for seven days
Numbers 13.22 – Incidental reference to seven years between the building times of Hebron and Zoan
Numbers 16.49 – Incidental reference 14,700 dead
Numbers 19.4 – Sprinkling blood seven times before the tabernacle
Numbers 19.11, 12 – Seven days for purification after touching a dead body
Numbers 19.16 – Unclean seven days after touching the dead in an open field
Numbers 19.19 – He who touched a dead body could be clean by the seventh day
Numbers 23.1 – Balaam prepared seven altars, bulls, and rams
Numbers 23.4 – Seven altars, seven bulls, and seven rams are not good luck charms
Numbers 23.14 – Perhaps another seven altars, seven bulls, and seven rams will work
Numbers 23.29 – Will three sets of seven please God?
Numbers 26.7, 22, 34, 51 – Incidental references in the second census of Israel
Numbers 28.11 – Seven lambs to begin new year
Numbers 28.17 – Feast of Unleavened Bread lasted seven days
Numbers 28.19, 21 – Seven lambs for the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Numbers 28.24 – Seven days of burnt offerings
Numbers 28.25 – Seventh day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread was a holy convocation
Numbers 28.27 – Seven lambs for the Feast of Weeks
Numbers 28.29 – One-tenth of an ephah of fine flour and oil for the seven lambs
Numbers 29.1 – The Feast of Trumpets during the seventh month
Numbers 29.2 – Seven lambs during the Feast of Trumpets
Numbers 29.4 – Seven lambs
Numbers 29.7 – Day of Atonement observed in the seventh month
Numbers 29.8 – Seven lambs on the Day of Atonement
Numbers 29.10 – Seven lambs on the Day of Atonement
Numbers 29.12 – Feast of Tabernacles observed in the seventh month
Numbers 29.12 – Feast of Tabernacles observed for seven days
Numbers 29.32 – Seven bulls and fourteen lambs on the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles
Numbers 29.36 – Seven lambs on the first day after the Feast of Tabernacles
Numbers 31.19 – Purification after war for seven days
Numbers 31.19 – Purified on the seventh day after war
Numbers 31.24 – Warriors washed their clothes on the seventh day
Numbers 31.32, 33 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Numbers 31.37, 38 – Incidental reference to seven
Numbers 31.52 – Incidental reference to seven
Numbers 33.9 – Seventy palm trees
Deuteronomy 5.12–15 – The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week
Deuteronomy 7.1 – Seven nations in Canaan before Israel
Deuteronomy 10.22 – Israel began as seventy people
Deuteronomy 15.1 – Debts released every seven years
Deuteronomy 15.9 – Do not take advantage of the seventh year of debt release
Deuteronomy 15.12 – Seventh year release
Deuteronomy 16.3, 4 – Seven days of unleavened bread
Deuteronomy 16.8 – Seven days of unleavened, topped with a sacred assembly
Deuteronomy 16.9 – Count seven weeks to the Feast of Weeks
Deuteronomy 16.13 – Observe the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days
Deuteronomy 16.13 – Keep the Feast of Tabernacles seven days
Deuteronomy 28.7 – Obedience to the Lord would cause the enemy to flee seven ways
Deuteronomy 28.25 – For disobedience Israel would flee seven ways from their enemies
Deuteronomy 31.10, 11 – A nation-wide reading of the Law every seven years
Joshua 3.10 – The Lord would drive out seven nations
Joshua 6.4 – Seven priests, seven trumpets, seventh day, march seven times
Joshua 6.6 – Seven priests with seven trumpets of rams’ horns
Joshua 6.8 – Seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns
Joshua 6.13 – Seven priests blew seven trumpets
Joshua 6.15, 16 – Seventh day, seven times
Joshua 18.2 – Incidental reference to seven tribes
Joshua 18.5, 6 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Joshua 18.9 – Seven parts of the land to be divided
Judges 1.7 – Adoni-Bezek cut off the thumbs and big toes of seventy kings (Incidental Reference to Seven)
Judges 6.1 – Israel delivered to Midian for seven years
Judges 6.25 – Second bull of seven years
Judges 8.14 – Seventy-seven leaders of Succoth
Judges 8.26 – Incidental reference to seven
Judges 8.30 – Gideon’s seventy sons; an incidental reference
Judges 9.2 – Incidental Reference to the Number of Sons of Gideon
Judges 9.4–5 – Incidental Reference to the Number of Sons of Gideon
Judges 9.18 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 9.24 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 9.56 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 12.9 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 12.14 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 14.12 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 14.15 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 14.17–18 – Incidental Reference to Seven
Judges 16.7-8 – Seven fresh bowstrings
Judges 16.13 – Incidental reference to the seven locks of Samson’s hair
Judges 16.19 – Incidental reference to the seven locks of Samson’s hair
Judges 20.15–16 – Incidental Reference to Seven Hundred Men
Ruth 4.15 – Ruth better than seven sons
First Samuel 2.5 – God enables the barren to bear seven
First Samuel 6.1 – The Ark was with the Philistines for seven months. Find out why.
First Samuel 6.19 – An incidental reference to seven
First Samuel 10.8 – Saul was to wait seven days for Samuel
First Samuel 11.3 – Incidental reference to seven days
First Samuel 13.8 – Incidental Reference to Seven Days that Saul Would Have to Wait for Samuel
First Samuel 16.10 – An incidental reference to the seven sons of Jesse
First Samuel 31.13 — Fasting seven days for Saul
Second Samuel 2.11 – Incidental reference to David reigning for seven years and six months in Hebron
Second Samuel 5.5 – David reigned in Hebrew 7 and a half years
Second Samuel 8.4 – Incidental reference to 700 horsemen
Second Samuel 10.18 – David killed 700 Syrian charioteers
Second Samuel 12.18 – The first child of David and Bathsheba died after seven days
Second Samuel 21.5–6 – Seven male descendants of Saul’s hung
Second Samuel 21.9 – Seven male descendants of Saul hung before the Lord
Second Samuel 24.13 – Seven years of famine
Second Samuel 24.15 – 70,000 decimated
First Kings 2.11 – David’s reign in Hebron
First Kings 5.15 – 70,000 burden-bearers: Incidental Reference
First Kings 6.6 –Temple chamber seven cubits wide: Incidental Reference
First Kings 6.38 – Seven years to build the temple of God
First Kings 7.17 – Seven chains for a Temple capital
First Kings 8.2 – The ark moved into the temple in the seventh month
First Kings 8.65 – Seven and seven days of celebrating the temple
First Kings 11.3 – Solomon had 700 wives
Seven Ancestresses​ of Israel
Seven “Marys” in the Bible
First Kings 16.15 – Incidental References to the 7-day reign of Zimri
First Kings 19.18 – Seven Thousand Faithful in Israel


146 thoughts on “List of Sevens in the Bible: Updated 08.18.2022

  1. have you considered the fact that Abraham, Issac, and Jacob had a total of 7 mothers of their children. As well as there are 7 pieces of furniture in the tabernacle of Moses (ark and mercy seat being 2 pieces).

    • Austin,

      No, I had not considered those things. Thanks for bringing them to my attention. That is what I want people to do. Hopefully, next week I can find sometime to research your points some more, and write about them.


      • 7 in the Bible represents completion. 7 is a representation of Christ Second Coming seven trumpets then Christ come Seven Seals then Christ comes seven churches then Christ comes in Revelations it says heaven will be silent for about a half an hour in prophetic time that is 7 days heaven will be silent because nobody will be there everyone will have come with Jesus to get man what wonder that we are the central theme of God’s government! It will take seven days to return to Heaven because we will Terry with the Lord, his angels and all of his creation as they show us the excitement and wonders of the universe. It will be a family trip and on the seventh day we will return to heaven. Because on the seventh day it will be the Sabbath and we will have our first day of rest with the Lord! The flood of the antediluvian world is a representation of Jesus’s Second Coming and we know how that story is filled with sevens does anybody know what Noah’s name means it’s Hebrew for rest!

      • The Brethern teach There are:

        There are 7 separate gospel messages outlined in scripture
        There are 7 separate types of baptism
        There are 7 separate Resurrections

        Calvanists teach there are 7 separate governments of man

        If you really dig deep into the word of GOD, you’ll spend a lifetime digging them al. Up

    • Austin,
      Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had a total of six wives as it relates to the story in Genesis. There were four wives or concubines for Jacob, and one wife for Isaac, and Sarah was the wife of Abraham. However, if we count Abraham’s other wives or concubines, then we have to add two more for Hagar and Keturah, which gives a total of eight. Or did I miss something?

      • How about the 7 explicitly named ancestresses of Israel? There’s Sarah, Milcah (grandmother of Rebekah), Rebekah, Leah, Rachel, Bilhah, & Zilpah. Though Milcah was not wed to any of the 3 patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, & Jacob) she was a biological ancestor of Rebekah, who was a mother of Israel herself.

    • I see no mention in your list of many sevens in the New Testament, especially the seven “I Am” claims by Jesus to be I AM, the name of God given to Moses at the burning bush in Exodus 3:14. Search Bible God Seven.

      The reason well translated Genesis One describes seven goodnesses of God is because seven is completeness – so God alone is good and there is nothing mortals can do or be that compares with God.

      The seven good provisions are those with the inspired Hebrew word transliterated as TOWB. The Hebrew translated Greek Septuagint has an added “good” where God does not use TOWB, about physical heaven before it’s lights were made apparent.

      Genesis One also uses seven of the Hebrew word transliterated as ASAH. This word is often translated as Make, Made, or Maker. It has many other similar meanings.

      I believe in Jeremiah 10:12 the Prophet is emphasizing God as the sevenfold Maker, and in John 1:3 the Apostle is confirming it.

      As Genesis One has been formally translated for centuries, only five ASAH are translated similar to Made or Make. Two more ASAH deserve our notice. God commands trees to ASAH fruit in verse 11, then trees ASAH fruit in verse 12. The first “good” thing God “Made” was fruit for future trees and for feeding creatures, only by speaking His amazing words.

      • Tim, You will see the sevens throughout the Bible. I started at Genesis and I am making my way toward Revelation. I cannot have every mention of 7 in the Bible at the moment I started this web site. Something of this nature takes a great deal of time. If you are subscribed, you will get regular updates as I add them through my searching of the Scriptures. I will eventually get to the New Testament, but it is going to be a while

  2. what about the book of Job6 times he forgave the 7th and he was blessed and receive more than he lost they sat with him 7days 7 holes in our head 7 bones in ur ankle the list goes on

    • As I stated previously, I started in the Book of Genesis and I am tracing all the appearances of seven in the Bible that I can find. At the present time, I have made it as far as the Book of Judges, and I am continuing. It will be a while before I get to the Book of Job, but, Lord willing, I will get there and will write of the times that seven appears in that Book. Please subscribe, and please be patient, and you will get an email every time I provide another occurrence of seven.

  3. Hello- Just last week I listened to a presentation by Chuck Missler talking about 7’s in the Bible. He did a video talking about the book of Matthew and how the Greek text (Greek letters are also numbers) is divisible by the number 7. There were so many 7’s in that text it would have been impossible for a person to compose it on their own or with computer technology today. The video is on YouTube and it’s called “Hidden Treasures in the Bible”. It was kind of a long presentation and this subject begins at about 50 minutes. What a great treasure to convince a skeptic. God is still doing miracles for us to see every day. God Bless you with your project:) I hope you enjoy hearing this if you do go to listen.

  4. Yes, Ascents 1. Exodus 19:3-6. Descents. 19:7-8

    2 19:8-13. 2. 19:14-19

    3 19:20-24. 3. 19:25

    4 20:21. 4. 24: 3

    5. 24:9-32:14. 5. 32:15-30

    6. 32:31-33. 6 32:34-34:3

    7 34:4-28. 7 34:29-35

  5. Please note that the number seven in every case fits the image seen in the Book of Daniel which is stated from God BUT the interpretation is stated as Daniels’ meaning this image is the outline of what God intends to do over the time frame of earth and the Church era. The Stone is the return of Jesus. The New testament is loaded with Sevens pointing again to what God intends to do. TIME IS NOT THE ISSUE. Strong chance it is begining in our age.

  6. thank you, please continue with your project, i am working on a project too, to see why God requires us to keep the seventh day holly

    • Holly. Know what you mean though lol. Go to Church on the Sabbath like Jesus. On reading Scriptures, felt drawn to the Sabbath. Think your search, Don, includes multiples of 7, right?

    • Exodus 31:16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

      It was a perpetual covenant meaning FOREVER

  7. Even if you stop counting at 72 the odds of that happening by pure chance collectively across 66 books written by 40 blokes over thousands of years is 1×7 to the 72 power! Try and do the math on that and you will quickly see that only a mind outside of our mere 4 dimensions could have stage managed that!

  8. I am enjoying your list, but wanted to point out a small error: Numbers 29.7 – Day of Atonement observed in the tenth month. The Day of Atonement was observed in the 7th month on the 10th day, not the 10th month.

  9. Also, Passover is the 14th day of the month (7×2) Exodus 12:6,18, Leviticus 23:5, Numbers 28:16, Joshua 5:10. There are several 7×2 sequences. Also, have no yeast in houses and eat no yeast for 7 days during Unleavened Bread Exodus 12:19 which is similar to saying eat unleavened bread for 7 days.

  10. A teacher and world renown speaker named Arthur Burk says that every list of seven in the Bible corresponds to the seven redemptive gifts in the human spirit – prophet, servant, teacher, exhorter, giver, ruler, and mercy. I hope to begin researching this and digging deeply into it today.

  11. Have you ever heard of Ivan Panin? He was a Christian mathematician who dedicated his life to finding God’s seal of sevens in the Bible.

      • Ivan Panin wrote a long list of studies, tracts and books on the designs of seven in scripture. He died in 1942. He has a great study titled The Last Twelve Verses of Mark I which he shows that the vocabulary which is peculiar to each of the four gospels is designed upon the number seven. In other words, vocabulary words used only in Matthew and in no other book are designed in sevens(their number, vowels, covenants, plural, singular, masculine, feminine, letter totals, etc, etc) To do this Matthew had to be the last writer having Mark, Luke, and John before him. But the other three books have the same design. So each was written last (impossible) or God wrote , designed them all !

      • Dear Don, I have written to you sometime back (see June 18, 2016 at 7:38 am) on the Sevens in Revelation. I have some more to add to your collection from the Book of Jonah, where the word “great” is given seven times – verses as below:

        Jonah 1:2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry out against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me.”

        Jonah 1:4 But the LORD sent out a great wind on the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship was about to be broken up.

        Jonah 1:12 And he said to them, “Pick me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will become calm for you. For I know that this great tempest is because of me.”

        Jonah 1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

        Jonah 3:2 “Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it the message that I tell you.”

        Jonah 3:3 So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, a three-day journey in extent.

        Jonah 4:11 And should I not pity Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than one hundred and twenty thousand persons who cannot discern between their right hand and their left—and much livestock?

        As always, all credit goes to our Heavenly Father. May God bless you. Thomas M. Jayabhai

  12. Don, as well the messages of the Bible, the heart of its messages, are in the 7th verses and the multiples of 7, as well as the first and last verses. A good example is Numbers 7 where each of the 12 tribes offers the same gifts. Each gift is mentioned in a verse that’s a multiple of 7. Luke 15 is another great example, where the heart of the prodigal son story is told in the verses that are multiples of 7. Wonder what you think of this.

    • Lucy,

      I am not at home, but I will be back on Sunday, then on Monday I will be in my office and I can give some thought to your comment then.

      Thanks for writing and your attention to detail in Scripture fascinates me.

    • The chapter and verse numberings are interesting. For example, I always thought that it was interesting that John 3.16 shows the love of God, and First John 3.16 shows the love of a Christian.

      Yet, the chapter and verse divisions were put in by man, not by the Holy Spirit.

      What then shall we say about things such as you mention? Is it mere coincidence? or did the Holy Spirit have something to do with it?

      When I see interesting things in the versification of the Bible, I think, God did it, but when I see the versification divided up in such a way that it breaks up the thought of the original writer, I think, Man did it.

      • Chapter and verse design are as inspired as are the jots and tittles and the words themselves. Steven Langton placed chapter headings in the 13 th century , inspired and guided by the Holy Spirit, and verses were set similarly in 1551 by Robert Estienne of France. Note that although chapter headings were not installed until the 13th century AD , the Holy Spirit anticipates their inclusion in Acts 13:33 , mentioning a “second” Psalm. The evidence that verse structures are of Holy Spirit design is overwhelming. They contain mathematic design beyond the ability of man to create. See some of Vernon Jenkins studies ( Head of Mathematics, University of South Wales, Glamorgan), also studies of Ian Mallet, Paul Black, John Tng, etc. You might note that both chapter and verse sequences are peculiar in their application ; a mark that they had a non human creation. Some begin mid sentence , others include two sentences in a single verse— see Gen 1:2 for example ; John 7:53 – John 8:1 ; Eph 2:8-9. There is a reason for this. It is not a haphazard placement. A Creator who counts the hairs on your head , He controls the most minute details. He surely counts verses. Luke was a gentile and the Lord could certainly use an Englishman and a Frenchman…..both gentiles.

  13. Thank you for the big list of sevens in the Bible and it is really interesting to find out why God is giving importance to the number 7. I am doing a study on the Book of Revelation and I would like to share the sevens which are in that book

    Sevens in the Book of Revelation:
    Seven Churches Chapter: 1 Verse: 4
    Seven Golden Candlesticks Chapter: 1 Verse: 12
    Seven Stars Chapter: 1 Verse: 16
    Seven Spirits of God Chapter: 3 Verse: 1
    Seven Lamps of fire Chapter: 4 Verse: 5
    Seven Horns Chapter: 5 Verse: 6
    Seven Eyes Chapter: 5 Verse: 6
    Seven Seals Chapter: 5 Verse: 1
    Seven Angels Chapter: 8 Verse: 2
    Seven Trumpets Chapter: 8 Verse: 2
    Seven Thunders Chapter: 10 Verse: 3
    Seven Thousand people Chapter: 11 Verse: 13
    Seven Heads of Dragon Chapter: 12 Verse: 3
    Seven Diadems Chapter: 12 Verse: 3
    Seven Crowns Chapter: 12 Verse: 3
    Seven Heads of the Beast Chapter: 13 Verse: 1
    Seven Plagues Chapter: 15 Verse: 6
    Seven Golden Vials Chapter: 15 Verse: 7
    Seven Mountains Chapter: 17 Verse: 9
    Seven Kings Chapter: 17 Verse: 10

    Thomas M Jayabhai

    • Thanks, Thomas, for submitting your list of sevens from the Book of Revelation. I have a sermon that I preach in which I state that the Book of Revelation could easily be called the Book of Sevens.

      There are also seven beatitudes in the Book of Revelation.

      I will include your list when I get to the Book of Revelation, and give you credit.


  14. Thank you Don for your kind words. We all learn from the Bible and as long as God is the author, no man is eligible for any credits. All glory goes to God.

    I would appreciate if you could let me know in which chapter / verses is the seven beatitudes in the Book of Revelation – I could not find it !

    I hope you have heard of the Bible Codes – I am a fan of Dr. Chuck Missler and he is an expert in the Bible Codes and related explanations. As per Dr. Missler, the Book of Revelation is riddled with sevens when going through the Bible Codes. I am sure you have watched his videos on You Tube. God Bless.

    • Thomas,

      You are welcome, and thanks for the interest in my web site, and for your willingness to contribute material to it.

      Do you have a Bible program on your computer? If so, just do a search for, “Blessed,” in the Book of Revelation. If you do not have a Bible application on your computer, I will give you the references and a sermon that I preached on the subject.

    • Thomas,

      In case you did not find the passages, here they are:

      Rev 1.3 – 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 14.13 – 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 16.15 – “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 19.9 – 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 20.6 – 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 22.7 – “Behold, I am coming quickly! Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book.”
      Rev 22.14 – 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.

  15. Dear Don,

    Wow! Thanks a lot – I never expected to see this in the Revelation! (Just couldn’t believe it!). In fact, never searched for the word ‘Blessed’ in the Revelation. Now when I searched for them, there are exactly 7 of them. Even though I had read the book a few times and also did a general study on the book, I never really ‘saw’ them !

    At the moment I am doing a detailed study of Daniel and for that purpose, I have to do a study on the Revelation as well. These seven beatitudes should be helpful in my studies.

    Thank you so much – God Bless you Don.

    • The Book of Revelation also is a series of 7 somewhat overlapping-visions, kind of like the Lord did in the Book of Daniel and how the Lord showed overlapping-visions to Pharaoh during the days of Joseph.

  16. The Words desire is to become flesh. There is a process to this. He lays His life down and takes it up in another. And again, and again, reaching maturity in the seventh. This is His oath operating.

    In John’s gospel he lays out seven signs. These seven are the process of the Word becoming flesh. Reaching maturity in the seven: the resurrection of the friend.

    In the Revelation 1-3 the Word returns frim the hand of the gentile overcomers to the Jewish remnant (john) for a writing to the seven churches. This process brings us into the ooen heaven of chapter 4 and exactly seven ascents and seven descents across every verse in chapters 4-20. This is the overcomers and Jewish remnant from the cahpters 1-3 sevening, now bringing the oath upon all!
    The true and living God moves in the sevening of His oath. He measures all things into holiness by the hand of His saints in the measures of His oath.

  17. Greetings, everyone. I just came onto this site and as we know, nothing happens by chance in the life of a follower our Messiah. One “7” I didn’t pick up: Genesis 1:1 has 10 words in the English and most other (that I use) translations. However, in Hebrew there are only 7 words: בְּ·רֵאשִׁ֖ית בָּרָ֣א אֱלֹהִ֑ים אֵ֥ת הַ·שָּׁמַ֖יִם וְ·אֵ֥ת הָ·אָֽרֶץ׃
    . This is transliterated to “B’resheet bara Elohim et hashamayim v’et ha’aretz”. In Hebrew there are two words for “create”. The one used here, בָּרָ֣א (bara), means to create something out of nothing. Sorry for the evolutionists!

  18. By the way, the אֵ֥ת (et) is aleph and tav (Hebrew is read from right to left), the first and last letters of the Hebrew alephbet (alphabet). While this word is unique to Hebrew and can’t be translated into any other language, it shows the deity of Messiah and His involvement in Creation right from the beginning. In Revelation 1:8, 21:6 and 22:13 He says: “I am the beginning and the end.”

  19. Hi Dan thanks for the block this is great I’ve been doing the sevens to and going crazy back and forth back and forth keep up the good work I appreciate all the homework you’re giving me I just found this site and I’ve been trying to do it on my own.
    Keep up the good work and let us know on the updates God bless

  20. There are seven times that the word “gospel” is used in the book of Mark, which suggests the genuineness and right that verses 16:9-20 deserve their place in the canon of the New Testament.: Mar_1:1, Mar_1:14-15 (2),Mar_8:35, Mar_10:29 Mar_13:10, Mar_14:9, Mar_16:15,

  21. In Joshua 3:10, there is a list of 7 nations that God will drive out before the Israelites: Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, Jebusites.

  22. Something I received via e-mail, but don’t see on the blog yet, is Lucy Naylor’s reply. God bless you, Lucy, as Y’shua (Jesus for the Greeks/Christians) never went to church, but to the temple, and He only did that on the Sabbath – the SEVENTH day. This isn’t a Jewish thing, but was created by God in Genesis 2:2-3 for the entire world. It was only consecrated and brought to form in Exodus 20. The “chosen nation” was to teach these commandments to the entire world – they were to be a kingdom ~of~ priests. Yet, because of their disobedience and unbelief, they were made a nation ~with~ priests. This is also one of the reasons they reject Y’shua as Messiah. However, Ephesians 2:11-22 tells us clearly that they will once again be incorporated into the body of Messiah.

    • Jesus had not built His church yet, for He promised it during His ministry according to Matthew 16.18. Therefore, He attended the synagogue. He observed the Sabbath, because He lived under the Law of Moses. In Exodus 5.15, Moses explained why Israel had to keep the Sabbath, and you will notice that this only speaks of something that Israel experienced, “And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.” It was also at Mount Sinai that the Lord revealed for the time that Israel should keep the Sabbath, “You made known to them Your holy Sabbath, and commanded them precepts, statutes and laws, by the hand of Moses Your servant” (Nehemiah 9.14). Therefore, Sabbath-keeping was a sign between Israel and God, “Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you. You shall keep the Sabbath, therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone who profanes it shall surely be put to death; for whoever does any work on it, that person shall be cut off from among his people. Work shall be done for six days, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between Me and the children of Israel forever; for in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed” (Exodus 31.13-17).

  23. Hello Don. I can highly recommend the teachings of Arthur Burk (mentioned earlier) of Sapphire Leadership Group. His website is a treasure trove, with many free articles and audios.
    He has linked the 7 redemptive gifts to things such as the 7 last words of Christ, the 7 articles in the tabernacle, 7 curses and 7 blessings, the 7 churches in Revelations, etc. I wonder how the 7 trees in Isaiah 41:19 relate here. What about the 7 colours of God’s rainbow. Interesting to ponder…. May God bless your research with ever increasing light!

  24. Greetings Don, here is another. After the son of man, with the seven stars in hand, walks through the seven churches (Revelation 1-3), then comes seven ascents into heaven and seven descents, covering every verse from chapter 4-20. Enjoy.

  25. What about 7 Marys? 1st there’s MIRIAM*, sister of Moses, (whose name would be Hellenized as “Mariam”, and Anglicanized as “Mary”) . Then there’s:

    2. Mary Mother of Jesus

    3. Mary Wife of Cleopas & Mother of James the Less

    4. Mary Magdalene

    5. Mary of Bethany

    6. Mary Mother of John Mark

    7. Mary of Romans 6:16…

    *(I realize there’s another Miriam mentioned in 1 Chronicles 4:17, but we don’t know much about her.)

  26. The seven words of christ on the cross
    1.Luke 23, 34:
    ‘Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do”
    2.John 19, 28:
    “I Thirst”
    3.Matthew 27, 46:
    “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthania”
    Mark 15, 34:
    “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”
    4.John 20, 26:
    “He saith unto His mother: ‘Woman, behold thy son! ‘ ”
    John 20, 27:
    “Then saith He to the disciple: “Behold thy mother!
    5.Luke 23, 46:
    “Verily I say unto thee: today shalt thou be with Me in Paradise”
    6.Luke 23, 46:
    “Father, into Thy Hands I commend My Spirit”
    7.John 19, 30:
    “It is finished.”

  27. Joshua 6:3-4

    “March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have SEVEN priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the SEVENTH day, march around the city SEVEN times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.”

  28. Don, I have been working on a project called The Wheel of Ages ( and in this project I show how there is a correlation between each group of sevens. The amazing thing is that each set of sevens perfectly fit the original plan of creation. Take for example the correlation between the 7 feast days and the 7 pieces of furniture in the tabernacle. They match and yet reveal deeper meanings of God’s plan of redemption. Truly amazing! Thanks for putting together this list as it has helped me save a tremendous amount of time finding new groups of 7. The Word of God is truly alive and breathing!

    • Trae,

      Thanks for your kind words and I will check out your web site. It has been many months since I have updated my site (I have been working on other projects), but Lord willing, I will get back into it shortly.


  29. The power of the seven days is only truly understood when you also can see that there are 12 hours in a day, 10 commandments to complete for each and a triune God. 20 years ago I began this journey . . .

  30. I have an essay about Daniel’s 70 7’s I think you’d like to enjoy. I’m currently posting it on my blog in 6 parts but send me your email and I’ll send it to you as one piece. The pdf is better anyways.
    God bless you

    • Hi Daniel, could you please forward the essay about Daniel 70’s 7’s. I am always interested in everything about the book of Daniel and Revelation. Thanks and God Bless

      • Yeah you’ll keep us right. Idiot.
        Seven has exactly the same meaning is ALL spiritual teachings from Islam (the seven Heavens) to Christianity to Hinduism to Buddhism, from the Egyptians to the Greeks (Greeks wrote the Bible) from the Aztecs to the Celts it is ALWAYS the same. It is the Seven Chakra.
        Heaven is “within” you… unless you don’t believe Jesus?
        “Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away ‘the key’ of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” – Luke 11:52.
        The key has been given to you but Satan has blinded your eyes.
        Seven is always the seven Chakra and nothing else.
        Driving out the seven demons is cleansing the seven chakra…
        Opening the seven seals… Everything happens within.
        You want a man in the clouds to save you from your inner demons (ego) while you do nothing.
        The Prophets showed us the way now YOU DO IT!
        Wake up!

      • Play the ball, not the man. Your type is not worth debating with, as you probably can’t even look it up in a dictionary.

    • The only thing I despise is the attitude of self-appointed judges of people like yourself. This toy truck has taken me to places you’ve probably never even heard of where I could bring the Word of God to more people than you’ve had breakfasts. I suggest you stay off any social platform until you’ve learnt to respect others and walked in their shoes. Rather heed the words of brother Thomas, above.

  31. In today’s life, we are all under pressures and tensions of different kinds and levels, but let us heed to the Word of God and speak with one another with kindness.
    In the Bible Jesus Himself said: But I say to you that for every idle word men may speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgment. Mat 12:36 (NKJV)
    Remember that one day, every one of us will have to stand before the Judgment seat of God.

      • Hi Don, I noticed you hadn’t added mine to the list yet! I am a big fan of this project btw!

      • Which one is yours, or which passage? I am doing them in the order that they appear in the Bible, unless I have already covered that book of the Bible, then I will go back and cover it.

      • Hi Don,

        Mine was in Leviticus 19 which you’ve already gone past! Here it is copied and pasted:

        “Leviticus 19 – “I am the LORD your God” appears 7 times!”

      • A question that I do have is why do you limit it to Leviticus 19? All of Leviticus has 21 occurrences of that phrase. I think that what I will do is state that the Book of Leviticus has 21 occurrences, because that is a multiple of 7, and then point out that 7 are in Leviticus 19 alone. I will do this the first week of August, Lord willing.

  32. It has been significant since ancient times. It was prominent in many ancient cultures. Most famous of all were the seven wonders of the world which comprised a bucket list for every world traveler — the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Statue of Zeus at Olympia, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

    It has had significance in almost every major religion. In the Old Testament the world was created in six days and God rested on the seventh, creating the basis of the seven-day-week we use to this day. In the New Testament the number seven symbolizes the unity of the four corners of the Earth with the Holy Trinity. The number seven is also featured in the Book of Revelation (seven churches, seven angels, seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven stars). The Koran speaks of seven heavens and Muslim pilgrims walk around the Kaaba in Mecca (Islam’s most sacred site) seven times. In Hinduism there are seven higher worlds and seven underworlds, and in Buddhism the newborn Buddha rises and takes seven steps.

    It is associated with luck and magical properties. Seven not only represents the jackpot on slot machines, but it s also the basis for many myths and folklore. For example, various parts of the world had beliefs about the seventh son of a seventh son, legends that endowed him with magical powers of both the good and evil variety (e.g., the child was believed to have healing powers according to Irish folklore).

    It matches our memory capacity. In 1956, George Miller of Harvard University wrote what is today considered one of the classic papers in psychology in which he demonstrated that most people can retain roughly seven items of information in their short-term memory. That is why phone numbers in the U.S. and many other countries tend to have seven digits (area code not withstanding) — as it is the most digits most people are likely to recall (although cell phones have done away with the need to recall anyone’s phone number, even our own).

    It fits our attention spans. Because of our mental capacity favoring seven items, seven is also a good fit for our attentions spans, as long as the information is presented in seven groups. While bloggers and authors tend to take advantage of this fact, some seem to take more advantage the others. For example, the book: 7 Pages to Success: The Ultimate Short-Attention-Span Guide to Unlock Your Full Potential! is only 7 pages long, which is fine, but it costs $7 (!), which leads me to believe the only real potential being unlocked is that of the author’s bank account.

    It is a prime number. Prime numbers are those that can only be divided by themselves and by the number 1, and have long been considered special to mathematicians and non-mathematicians alike. Seven is considered by some to be the most ‘prime’ number within the first 10 numbers as you cannot multiply it within the group, making it a kind of optimal-prime (not to be confused with Optimus Prime, who is a Transformer).

    It is the most popular number. The mathematician Alex Bellos asked 44,000 people to name their favorite number and over 4,000 of them named the number 7, far more than any other number. Indeed, ask people to name a number from one to ten and many will name the number seven — as many magicians know.

    It is this combination of cultural, historical, religious, numerical, and psychological factors that contribute to the allure of the number 7 and the sway it has over our decisions.

  33. If you take the 22 books of the Hebrew bible, and combine them with the 27 books of the New Testament, you get 49, a multiple of 7 (7×7=49) Now usually people say the Christian bible has 66 books, but there are actually 70 if you count the psalms as 5. In the psalms there are headings that say “book 1, book 2” and so on. So the bible actually has 70 books, not 66. Now 70 is also a multiple of 7 (10×7=70)
    There are also 7 sections in the bible. The books are divided by type. The first section is the Torah, (or law). The second section are the history books dealing with Israel after they settled in Canaan. (Joshua to Esther) The third section is wisdom and poetry (Job to Song of Songs) The forth section are the prophets (Isaiah to Malachi). The fifth section deals with New Testament history (Gospels and Acts). The sixth section are the epistles. And Revelation is prophecy, so it stands alone as the seventh section.
    So no matter how you divide the books of the bible, whether you count them as 49 or 70 books, or 7 sections, it always involves 7 or multiples of 7. God gave us a complete message in the bible. The book of Revelation is the completion of that message, which is why there are so many sevens tied to it. Whether the book is counted as the 49th book, or the 70th, or the 7th section. And as many know, there are 10 things in Revelation that come in sevens.

  34. THE KING JESUS BIBLE has 7 x 7 books .it shows how the Original Bible was indeed 49 books not 66 –BY=UT EXACTLY SAME INFORMATION – NOTHING TAKE AWAY
    Jewish rabbis deliberately switched from the 22 Book TeNaK BECAUSE THEY SAW THAT 22 + 5 Gospels – Matt Mark Dr Luke, John and ACTS — PLUS 22 LETTERS AND REVELATION MEANT THE NEW TESTAMENT WAS GOD’S WORD — FULL OF 7S



    • Yes, I have come to realize what you wrote. I always thought it odd that the perfect book had 66 books. Then I learned what you mention. Thanks.

  35. If you want to include multiples of sevens your master list try this! Arnold Fruchtenbaum, 2008, Ariel’s Bible Commentary: The Book of Genesis, Ariel Ministries.

    pp. 52-3 in my Kindle version;
    Section I.A.3 “The Number Seven” p.27 in the Contents page. (I don’t think Ariel have ever invested in proper typesetting software!)

    The list is as long as your arm & only deals with first few Hebrew paragraphs of Genesis (it correctly ignores chapters / verses!

    It’s a bargain on Kindle at present at £7.40 rather than £40+ for the hard copy as long as you can cope with poor formating / pagination etc.

  36. Moses had to preach the same message to Pharaoh 7 times: “Let My People God”! Moses is commanded to appear before Pharaoh and say this on 7 occasions!

    • I have just been overwhelmed with work this year, and I have had several health issues. However, most of those health concerns I have taken care of, and I hope in the near future to resume these again.

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