Biblical Sevens

There are a number of lists and events in the Bible that show up in sevens. This is a partial list.

Seven Days of Creation (Gen 1)

  • Earth/water. Light. Light separated from dark.
  • Sky. Water separated from water.
  • Earth. Water separated from earth. Vegetation.
  • Sun, moon and stars
  • Birds and fish
  • Land animals and man
  • Rest

Seven Promises to Abraham (Gen 12:1-3)

  • I will make you a great nation
  • I will bless you
  • I will make your name great
  • You will be a blessing
  • I will bless those who bless you
  • I will curse those who dishonor you
  • In you all the families of the earth will be blessed

Seven Annual Levitical Feasts (Lev 23)

  • Passover
  • Unleavened Bread
  • First Fruits
  • Weeks
  • Trumpets
  • Atonement
  • Tabernacles

Seven OT Events on Passover Day (* Barley harvest begins on Passover)

  • Moses’ Exodus (Exod 12)
  • Abraham’s Covenant (See Exod 12:40-41, LXX. Gen 15)
  • Joshua Crossing Jordan (Josh 5)
  • Ruth’s Return to Bethlehem (Ruth 1) *
  • David and the Gibeonites (2 Sam 21) *
  • Hezekiah’s Reforms (2 Chron 30)
  • Josiah’s Reforms (2 Chron 35)

Seven Ones of Unity (Eph 4)

  • One Body
  • One Spirit
  • One Hope
  • One Lord
  • One Faith
  • One Baptism
  • One God and Father

Seven Signs in John

  • Turning water into wine (Jn 2)
  • Healing an official’s son (Jn 4)
  • Healing at the pool of Bethesda (Jn 5)
  • Feeding of the five-thousand (Jn 6)
  • Walking on water (Jn 6)
  • Healing of the man born blind (Jn 9)
  • Raising Lazarus from the dead (Jn 11)

Seven “I AM” Statements in John

  • I AM the Bread of Life (Jn 6)
  • I AM the Light of the World (Jn 8)
  • I AM the Door (Jn 10)
  • I AM the Good Shepherd (Jn 10)
  • I AM the Resurrection and the Life (Jn 11)
  • I AM the Way, the Truth, and the Life (Jn 14)
  • I AM the True Vine (Jn 15)

Seven Woes to the Scribes & Pharisees (Matt 23 ..although the KJV has 8 due to v14.)

  • Lock up the kingdom of heaven; Refuse to go in and Prevent people from entering
  • Travel over land and sea to make false proselytes twice as guilty
  • Perverse oaths that profane the temple
  • Tithe obscure minutiae but neglect weightier things of the Law (justice, mercy and faith)
  • Clean outside but inside is dirty with greed and self-indulgence
  • Beautiful tombs with stinking bones (hypocrisy and lawlessness)
  • Venerate martyrs but would execute the innocent

Seven Things/People the Lord Hates (Prov 6:16-19)

  • Eyes of Arrogance
  • Tongues that Lie
  • Hands that murder
  • Hearts that plot wicked schemes
  • Feet that run to evil
  • Liars who libel/slander
  • Troublemakers among brothers

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