The Number 3 ~ Shelosh

In the Hebrew language the number three (shelosh) means harmony, new life, and completeness. The number 3 is used 467 times in the Bible, but less than the number 7 which is used 860 times. Nevertheless, it’s a significant number in so many ways. I don’t plan on listing all 467 times the number 3 is used in the Bible. Here are some examples. The Seraphim (six winged creatures) around the throne say “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY.

Isaiah 6:3 And one called to another: Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts; His glory fills the whole earth. Heavenly Father’s number is three, Father; Son; Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus taught us three things: Faith, Hope and Love.

Man is a three: body, soul, spirit.

1 Thessalonians 5:23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Revelation 8:13 I looked again and heard an eagle flying high overhead, crying out in a loud voice, “Woe! Woe! Woe to those who live on the earth, because of the remaining trumpet blasts that the three angels are about to sound!”

Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there among them.” I want to bring to light a few other number 3’s Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. Asinstructed by Pontius Pilate, they placed a sign above Jesus on the cross.

John 19:20 states that this was written in 3 languages: Hebrew, Latin and Greek and was put on the cross of Jesus. The 3rd day: Jesus rose after three days.

1 Cor.15:4 (In Jewish culture, three days past the time of death indicated they were truly dead. Jesus truly conquered death by not rising until the third
day. Because we’re staying home and staying safe, I thought it would be fun to have some Bible exercises to do…inspiration to study.

So if you feel like some fun ~ NAME the:


• 3 Samaritans in the NT Lk.10:33; Lk.17:15-16; Jn.4:7
• 3 arks found in the scriptures. Gen.7:1; Ex.2:3; Ex.25:10
• 3 times Tabernacle/Temple destroyed. 1Sam.4:3-4; Jer.7:12; Dan.1:1; Mt.24:2
• 3 times when we see Jesus coming in the clouds. Mt.24:30; Ac.1:11; Rev.1:7
• 3 men who had 12 sons named in Genesis. Gen.22:20-24; Gen.25:12-16; Gen.49:1-27
• 3 men who never died. Gen.5:21-24; 2Kin.2:11; Heb.7:3
• 3 animals that talk in the Bible. Gen.3:1; Num.22:28; Rev.8:15
• 3 men who killed a lion. Jdg.14:15; 1Sam.17:36; 2Sam.23:20
• 3 men who fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Ex.34:28; 1Kin.19:8; Mt.4:2
• 3 times where we see midwives. Gen.35:17; Gen.38:28; Ex.1:1
• 3 Nazarites mentioned in the Bible. Jdg.16:17; 1Sam.1:11-28; Lk.1:13-15
• 3 places where we see women named Tamar. Gen.38:6; 2Sam.13:1; 2Sam.14:27 • 3 times in the OT when God disturbed the sun. Ex.10:21-29; Jos.10:12; 2Kin.20:9
• 3 times God fed a multitude with food left over. 2Kin.4:43; Mt.14:13-21; Mt.15:32 39
• 3 times God speaks from heaven glorifying Jesus. Mt.3:17; Mt.17:5; Jn.12:28
• 3 times when we see God’s finger writing a message. Ex.31:18; Dan.5:24; Jn.8:6
• 3 proper names of angels mentioned in the Bible. Dan.10:21; Lk.1:19; Rev.12:9
• 3 OT incidents symbolic of NT baptism. Gen.6-8; (1Pe.3:21) Ex.14; (1Cor.10:3)
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Author: Grace ~ DLM

Jesus is first in my life and as a result, my existence in this world is bearable; I want nothing less than every day of my life to bring Him glory. I'm in continuous watch and prayer for Him to come again. My desire is to share the Kingdom of God with anyone who will listen...time is short...He's coming soon! I love the beauty of the planet He made for mankind. I know that some day when He comes again He'll destroy it, but in the meantime I do my best to treat His gift with respect. I love people, animals, birds, trees (I'm a tree hugger), flowers (roses are my favorite), the snow, the rain, the wind and the sunshine. I realize how blessed I am to be living now and also blessed to be born in a country that allows freedom of speech and religion! Free to share my thoughts and inspirations. I also realize that there are consequences to everything that I share with you, so I'll always ask for God's wisdom and revelation while writing and before I publish. ALL questions are welcomed! I can't promise that I'll be able to give you the answer you want, but I'll answer honestly and with scriptures from the Bible. I use both the KJV and the HCSB as my resources.