The Bible’s 3:16 verses demonstrate like referenced verse themes

Like referenced verses have a thread of common theme running through them

Because the Bible’s number digits have consistent themes associated with them, and combined numbers related to any verse reflect the message of the text, then common themes or messages will be found in verses with like referenced verse numbers. This does not imply all like referenced verses have the same theme, but very often you will find similar themes running through them. This is demonstrated by looking at the Bible’s 3:16 referenced verses – the most well known of course is John 3:16 –

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Now examine some of the Bible’s other 3:16 verses shown below. There are 49 in all and they each seem to reflect some aspect of the John 3:16 theme – I’ve included just the most obvious examples here. Note the common theme running through the 3:16 verses is not specifically about the theme of John 3:16, but is more generally about Jesus, who is the Son of God and savior of the World to all that call upon his name. It also seems to point to the Godly’s receiving of the Holy Spirit. As you will notice in some of the examples, like all Numeric Map numbers, they can have a negative or opposing theme as well as a positive one. Watch for these themes in the below 3:16 like referenced verse examples:

Acts 3:16 “And on the basis of faith in His name, the name of Jesus…through Him has given him this perfect health

1Joh 3:16 We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

Gen 3:16 To the woman He said, …your desire will be for your husband, And he will rule over you

Exo 3:16 …The LORD…has appeared to me, saying, “I am indeed concerned about you and what has been done to you”

Ruth 3:16 …“How did it go, my daughter?” And she told her all that the man had done for her.

Dan 3:16 …“O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to answer you concerning this… v17 …our God whom we serve is able to deliver us

Lev 3:16 The priest shall offer them up in smoke on the altar…an offering by fire for a soothing aroma…

Judg 3:16 Ehud made himself a sword which had two edges...he bound it on his right thigh under his cloak.(the robe of a High Priest?)

1Sam 3:16 …”Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.”

1Kin 3:16 Then two women who were harlots came to the king and stood before him.

Eze 3:16 …the word of the LORD came to me, saying v17 Eze 3:17 “Son of man, I have appointed you a watchman…warn them from Me.

Joel 3:16 The LORD roars from Zion And utters His voice from Jerusalem…the LORD is a refuge for His people

Mal 3:16 the LORD gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who esteem His name.

Matt 3:16 Jesus came up…from the water…the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him,

Luke 3:16 …One is coming who is mightier than I…He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

1Pet 3:16 …keep a good conscience…those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.

1Cor 3:16 Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?

2Cor 3:16 but whenever a person turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.

Eph 3:16 that He would grant you…to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man

Col 3:16 Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you…singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.

2The 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all! (peace is related to salvation)

2Tim 3:16 All Scripture is inspired by God…for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;

Rev 3:16 ‘So because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.


Not only do chapter and verse references reflect the theme in the text, but there are many other verse related numbers that are associated with the theme. Notice how the text of 1John 4:9 is a virtual duplicate of John 3:16…

1Joh 4:9 By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.

So, why is this not a 3:16 referenced verse? Actually it is – this verse is in the Bible’s 1163rd chapter which is a chapter number that contains the digits 3-1-6; it is the 30,613rd verse of the Bible also containing 3-1-6; the verse reference digits of 4:9 are multiplied, the result is #36 as in 3-1-6; and finally, it is the 72nd verse of 1John and 72=2×36..

If this surprises you, then you are likely beginning to realize the DNA like complexity and depth of the Bible’s Numeric Map. It seems no matter how you look at numbers related to the text, they seem to line up to confirm the overall perfection of the Bible. Not only do they validate the perfection, but they confirm every book, chapter and verse of the Bible is where God intended and even helps confirm the text contains the original message intended. I suspect, if we totally understood God’s Numeric Map we would be able to reconstruct the text from the numbers – But I don’t think it’s humanly possible to understand the Numeric Map to that level.

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