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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaANGELS OF THE SEVEN CHURCHES
It is evident from the contexts of the various Biblical passages in which the word "angel" appears, that the word does not always represent the same idea. In such passages as Daniel 12:1 and Acts 12:15 it would seem that the angel was generally regarded as a superhuman being whose duty it was to guard a nation or an individual, not unlike the jenei of the Arabs. However, in Malachi 2:7, 3:1 (Hebrew) the word is clearly used to represent men. In the New Testament also, there are passages, such as James 2:25 (Greek), in which the word seems to be applied to men. The seven angels of the seven churches (Revelation 1:20) received seven letters, figurative letters, and therefore it would seem that the seven angels are also figurative and may refer to the seven bishops who presided over the seven churches of Asia. Or the angels may be regarded as the personifications of the churches.
PRINCES, THE SEVEN
sev'-'-n (shebha`; hepta).
See CHURCHES, SEVEN.
Greek2034. heptakis -- seven times
... seven times. Part of Speech: Adverb Transliteration: heptakis Phonetic Spelling:
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2033. hepta -- seven
2035. heptakischilioi -- seven thousand
3590. ogdoos -- the eighth
1441. hebdomekontakis -- seventy times
32. aggelos -- a messenger, angel
5376. Philippos -- "horse-loving," Philip, two sons of Herod the ...
1062. gamos -- a wedding
3937. Parmenas -- "constant," Parmenas, a Christian
1589. ekloge -- a (divine) selection
Strong's Hebrew7651. sheba -- seven
... 7650, 7651. sheba or shibah. 7652 . seven. Transliteration: sheba or shibah
Phonetic Spelling: (sheh'-bah) Short Definition: seven. Word Origin a prim. card ...
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7658. shibanah -- seven (a cardinal number)
7655. shibah -- seven
7659. shibathayim -- sevenfold, seven times
7620. shabua -- a period of seven (days, years), heptad, week
884. Beer Sheba -- "well of seven," a place in the Negev
5482a. Seveneh -- a city on the S. border of Egypt
3598. Kimah -- a cluster of stars
7650. shaba -- to swear
5482. Cveneh -- a city on the S. border of Egypt
The Seven Ecumenical Councils
The Seven Books of John Cassian
The Seven Books of Arnobius Against the Heathen
The Seven Champions of Christendom
The Seven Sleepers
The Angels with the Seven vials.
The Seven Trumpets.
Smith's Bible DictionarySeven
The frequent recurrence of certain numbers in the sacred literature of the Hebrews is obvious to the most superficial reader, but seven so far surpasses the rest, both in the frequency with which it recurs and in the importance of the objects with which it is associated, that it may fairly be termed the representative symbolic number. The influence of the number seven was not restricted to the Hebrews; it prevailed among the Persians, ancient Indians, Greeks and Romans. The peculiarity of the Hebrew view consists in the special dignity of the seventh, and not simply in that of seen. The Sabbath being the seventh day suggested the adoption of seven as the coefficient, so to say, for their appointment of all sacred periods; and we thus find the 7th month ushered in by the Feast of Trumpets, and signalized by the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Great Day of Atonement; 7 weeks as the interval between the Passover and the Pentecost; the 7th year as the sabbatical year; and the year: succeeding 7X7 years as the Jubilee year. Seven days were appointed as the length of the feasts of Passover and Tabernacles; 7 days for the ceremonies of the consecration of priests, and so on; 7 victims to be offered on any special occasion, as in Balaam's sacrifice. (Numbers 23:1) and especially at the ratification of a treaty, the notion of seven being embodied in the very term signifying to swear, literally meaning to do seven times. (Genesis 31:28) Seven is used for any round number, or for completeness, as we say a dozen, or as a speaker says he will say two or three words.
ATS Bible DictionarySeven
As from the beginning this was the number of days in the week, so it often has in Scripture a sort of emphasis attached to it, and is very generally used as a round or perfect number. Clean beasts were taken into the ark by sevens, Genesis 7:1-24. The years of plenty and famine in Egypt were marked by sevens, Genesis 41:1-57. With the Jews, not only was there a seventh day Sabbath, but every seventh year was a Sabbath, and after every seven times seven years came a jubilee. Their great feasts of unleavened bread and of tabernacles were observed for seven days; the number of animals in many of their sacrifices was limited to seven. The golden candlestick had seven branches. Seven priests with seven trumpets went around the walls of Jericho seven days, and seven times on the seventh day. In the Apocalypse we find seven churches mentioned, seven candlesticks, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven trumpets, seven thunders, seven vials, seven plagues, and seven angels to pour them out.
Seven is often put for any round or whole number, just as we use "ten" or "a dozen;" so in Matthew 12:45 1 Samuel 2:5 Job 5:19 Proverbs 26:16,25 Isaiah 4:1 Jeremiah 15:9. In like manner, seven times, or sevenfold, means often, abundantly, completely, Genesis 4:15,24 Le 26:24 Psalm 12:6 79:12 Matthew 18:21. And seventy times seven is a still higher superlative, Matthew 18:22.
Easton's Bible DictionaryThis number occurs frequently in Scripture, and in such connections as lead to the supposition that it has some typical meaning. On the seventh day God rested, and hallowed it (Genesis 2:2, 3). The division of time into weeks of seven days each accounts for many instances of the occurrence of this number. This number has been called the symbol of perfection, and also the symbol of rest. "Jacob's seven years' service to Laban; Pharaoh's seven fat oxen and seven lean ones; the seven branches of the golden candlestick; the seven trumpets and the seven priests who sounded them; the seven days' siege of Jericho; the seven churches, seven spirits, seven stars, seven seals, seven vials, and many others, sufficiently prove the importance of this sacred number" (see Leviticus 25:4; 1 Samuel 2:5; Psalm 12:6; 79:12; Proverbs 26:16; Isaiah 4:1; Matthew 18:21, 22; Luke 17:4). The feast of Passover (Exodus 12:15, 16), the feast of Weeks (Deuteronomy 16:9), of Tabernacles (13:15), and the Jubilee (Leviticus 25:8), were all ordered by seven. Seven is the number of sacrifice (2 Chronicles 29:21; Job 42:8), of purification and consecration (Leviticus 42:6, 17; 8:11, 33; 14:9, 51), of forgiveness (Matthew 18:21, 22; Luke 17:4), of reward (Deuteronomy 28:7; 1 Samuel 2:5), and of punishment (Leviticus 26:21, 24, 28; Deuteronomy 28:25). It is used for any round number in such passages as Job 5:19; Proverbs 26:16, 25; Isaiah 4:1; Matthew 12:45. It is used also to mean "abundantly" (Genesis 4:15, 24; Leviticus 26:24; Psalm 79:12).
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) One more than six; six and one added; as, seven days make one week.
2. (n.) The number greater by one than six; seven units or objects.
Topical Bible VersesGenesis 41:27
And the seven thin and ill favored cows that came up after them are seven years; and the seven empty ears blasted with the east wind shall be seven years of famine.
ThesaurusSeven (404 Occurrences)
... On the seventh day God rested, and hallowed it (Genesis 2:2, 3). The division of
time into weeks of seven days each accounts for many instances of the ...
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Thirty-seven (9 Occurrences)
Seven-fold (6 Occurrences)
Twenty-seven (6 Occurrences)
Seventy-seven (4 Occurrences)
Forty-seven (3 Occurrences)
Fifty-seven (3 Occurrences)
Seven-day (2 Occurrences)
Sixty-seven (3 Occurrences)
Eighty-seven (2 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceSeven (404 Occurrences)
Matthew 12:45 Then he goes, and takes with himself seven other spirits more evil than he is, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first. Even so will it be also to this evil generation."
Matthew 15:34 Jesus said to them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven, and a few small fish."
Matthew 15:36 and he took the seven loaves and the fish. He gave thanks and broke them, and gave to the disciples, and the disciples to the multitudes.
Matthew 15:37 They all ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets full of the broken pieces that were left over.
Matthew 16:10 Nor the seven loaves for the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up?
Matthew 18:21 Then Peter came and said to him, "Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Until seven times?"
Matthew 18:22 Jesus said to him, "I don't tell you until seven times, but, until seventy times seven.
Matthew 22:25 Now there were with us seven brothers. The first married and died, and having no seed left his wife to his brother.
Matthew 22:26 In like manner the second also, and the third, to the seventh.
Matthew 22:28 In the resurrection therefore, whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had her."
Mark 8:5 He asked them, "How many loaves do you have?" They said, "Seven."
Mark 8:6 He commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground, and he took the seven loaves. Having given thanks, he broke them, and gave them to his disciples to serve, and they served the multitude.
Mark 8:8 They ate, and were filled. They took up seven baskets of broken pieces that were left over.
Mark 8:20 "When the seven loaves fed the four thousand, how many baskets full of broken pieces did you take up?" They told him, "Seven."
Mark 12:20 There were seven brothers. The first took a wife, and dying left no offspring.
Mark 12:22 and the seven took her and left no children. Last of all the woman also died.
Mark 12:23 In the resurrection, when they rise, whose wife will she be of them? For the seven had her as a wife."
Mark 16:9 Now when he had risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.
Luke 2:36 There was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher (she was of a great age, having lived with a husband seven years from her virginity,
Luke 8:2 and certain women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out;
Luke 11:26 Then he goes, and takes seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter in and dwell there. The last state of that man becomes worse than the first."
Luke 17:4 If he sins against you seven times in the day, and seven times returns, saying,'I repent,' you shall forgive him."
Luke 20:29 There were therefore seven brothers. The first took a wife, and died childless.
Luke 20:31 The third took her, and likewise the seven all left no children, and died.
Luke 20:33 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them will she be? For the seven had her as a wife."
Luke 24:13 On that same day two of the disciples were walking to Emmaus, a village seven or eight miles from Jerusalem,
John 4:52 So he inquired of them the hour when he began to get better. They said therefore to him, "Yesterday at the seventh hour, the fever left him."
John 6:7 "Seven pounds' worth of bread," replied Philip, "is not enough for them all to get even a scanty meal."
Acts 6:3 Therefore select from among you, brothers, seven men of good report, full of the Holy Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.
Acts 13:19 When he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred fifty years.
Acts 19:14 There were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jewish chief priest, who did this.
Acts 20:6 We sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread, and came to them at Troas in five days, where we stayed seven days.
Acts 21:4 Having found disciples, we stayed there seven days. These said to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem.
Acts 21:8 On the next day, we, who were Paul's companions, departed, and came to Caesarea. We entered into the house of Philip the evangelist, who was one of the seven, and stayed with him.
Acts 21:27 When the seven days were almost completed, the Jews from Asia, when they saw him in the temple, stirred up all the multitude and laid hands on him,
Acts 28:14 where we found brothers, and were entreated to stay with them for seven days. So we came to Rome.
Romans 11:4 But how does God answer him? "I have reserved for myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to Baal."
Hebrews 11:30 By faith, the walls of Jericho fell down, after they had been encircled for seven days.
2 Peter 2:5 and didn't spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah with seven others, a preacher of righteousness, when he brought a flood on the world of the ungodly;
Revelation 1:4 John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from God, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne;
Revelation 1:11 saying, " What you see, write in a book and send to the seven assemblies : to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, and to Laodicea."
Revelation 1:12 I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. Having turned, I saw seven golden lampstands.
Revelation 1:13 And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about the paps with a golden girdle.
Revelation 1:16 He had seven stars in his right hand. Out of his mouth proceeded a sharp two-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining at its brightest.
Revelation 1:20 the mystery of the seven stars which you saw in my right hand, and the seven golden lampstands. The seven stars are the angels of the seven assemblies. The seven lampstands are seven assemblies.
Revelation 2:1 "To the angel of the assembly in Ephesus write: "He who holds the seven stars in his right hand, he who walks among the seven golden lampstands says these things:
Revelation 3:1 "And to the angel of the assembly in Sardis write: "He who has the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars says these things: "I know your works, that you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.
Revelation 4:5 Out of the throne proceed lightnings, sounds, and thunders. There were seven lamps of fire burning before his throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Revelation 5:1 I saw, in the right hand of him who sat on the throne, a book written inside and outside, sealed shut with seven seals.
Revelation 5:5 One of the elders said to me, "Don't weep. Behold, the Lion who is of the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has overcome; he who opens the book and its seven seals."
Revelation 5:6 I saw in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, having seven horns, and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.
Revelation 6:1 I saw that the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures saying, as with a voice of thunder, "Come and see!"
Revelation 8:2 I saw the seven angels who stand before God, and seven trumpets were given to them.
Revelation 8:6 The seven angels who had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
Revelation 10:3 He cried with a loud voice, as a lion roars. When he cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices.
Revelation 10:4 When the seven thunders sounded, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from the sky saying, "Seal up the things which the seven thunders said, and don't write them."
Revelation 11:13 In that day there was a great earthquake, and a tenth of the city fell. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the rest were terrified, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
Revelation 12:3 Another sign was seen in heaven. Behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his heads seven crowns.
Revelation 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads. On his horns were ten crowns, and on his heads, blasphemous names.
Revelation 15:1 I saw another great and marvelous sign in the sky: seven angels having the seven last plagues, for in them God's wrath is finished.
Revelation 15:6 The seven angels who had the seven plagues came out, clothed with pure, bright linen, and wearing golden sashes around their breasts.
Revelation 15:7 One of the four living creatures gave to the seven angels seven golden bowls full of the wrath of God, who lives forever and ever.
Revelation 15:8 The temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power. No one was able to enter into the temple, until the seven plagues of the seven angels would be finished.
Revelation 16:1 I heard a loud voice out of the temple, saying to the seven angels, "Go and pour out the seven bowls of the wrath of God on the earth!"
Revelation 17:1 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who sits on many waters,
Revelation 17:3 He carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness. I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet-colored animal, full of blasphemous names, having seven heads and ten horns.
Revelation 17:7 The angel said to me, "Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
Revelation 17:9 Here is the mind that has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits.
Revelation 17:10 They are seven kings. Five have fallen, the one is, the other has not yet come. When he comes, he must continue a little while.
Revelation 17:11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goes to destruction.
Revelation 21:9 One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls, who were loaded with the seven last plagues came, and he spoke with me, saying, "Come here. I will show you the wife, the Lamb's bride."
Genesis 4:15 Yahweh said to him, "Therefore whoever slays Cain, vengeance will be taken on him sevenfold." Yahweh appointed a sign for Cain, lest any finding him should strike him.
Genesis 4:24 If Cain will be avenged seven times, truly Lamech seventy-seven times."
Genesis 5:7 Seth lived after he became the father of Enosh eight hundred seven years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
Genesis 5:25 Methuselah lived one hundred eighty-seven years, and became the father of Lamech.
Genesis 5:26 Methuselah lived after he became the father of Lamech seven hundred eighty-two years, and became the father of sons and daughters.
Genesis 5:31 All the days of Lamech were seven hundred seventy-seven years, then he died.
Genesis 7:2 You shall take seven pairs of every clean animal with you, the male and his female. Of the animals that are not clean, take two, the male and his female.
Genesis 7:3 Also of the birds of the sky, seven and seven, male and female, to keep seed alive on the surface of all the earth.
Genesis 7:4 In seven days, I will cause it to rain on the earth for forty days and forty nights. Every living thing that I have made, I will destroy from the surface of the ground."
Genesis 7:10 It happened after the seven days, that the waters of the flood came on the earth.
Genesis 8:10 He stayed yet another seven days; and again he sent forth the dove out of the ship.
Genesis 8:12 He stayed yet another seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she didn't return to him any more.
Genesis 8:14 In the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dry.
Genesis 11:21 Reu lived two hundred seven years after he became the father of Serug, and became the father of sons and daughters.
Genesis 21:28 Abraham set seven ewe lambs of the flock by themselves.
Genesis 21:29 Abimelech said to Abraham, "What do these seven ewe lambs which you have set by themselves mean?"
Genesis 21:30 He said, "You shall take these seven ewe lambs from my hand, that it may be a witness to me, that I have dug this well."
Genesis 23:1 Sarah lived one hundred twenty-seven years. This was the length of Sarah's life.
Genesis 25:17 These are the years of the life of Ishmael: one hundred thirty-seven years. He gave up the spirit and died, and was gathered to his people.
Genesis 29:18 Jacob loved Rachel. He said, "I will serve you seven years for Rachel, your younger daughter."
Genesis 29:20 Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her.
Genesis 29:27 Fulfill the week of this one, and we will give you the other also for the service which you will serve with me yet seven other years."
Genesis 29:30 He went in also to Rachel, and he loved also Rachel more than Leah, and served with him yet seven other years.
Genesis 31:23 He took his relatives with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey. He overtook him in the mountain of Gilead.
Genesis 33:3 He himself passed over in front of them, and bowed himself to the ground seven times, until he came near to his brother.
Genesis 41:2 Behold, there came up out of the river seven cattle, sleek and fat, and they fed in the marsh grass.
Genesis 41:3 Behold, seven other cattle came up after them out of the river, ugly and thin, and stood by the other cattle on the brink of the river.
Genesis 41:4 The ugly and thin cattle ate up the seven sleek and fat cattle. So Pharaoh awoke.
Genesis 41:5 He slept and dreamed a second time: and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good.
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