Happy Wednesday! I had every intention of dropping this on Testimony Tuesday but as we all know, sometimes, well…kids.
Grab a cup of coffee or tea and your NLT version of the Bible or download the YouVersion Bible app today and snuggle up to get into God’s word. I found this particular study enlightening and helpful in introducing some new characters to study and also entertaining even by today’s modern example. Some chapter do not have an 11:11 but you can enjoy the ones that do.
Genesis 11:11 After the birth of Arphaxas, Shem lived another 500 years and had other sons and daughters. How amazing it is that our ancestors lived 500 years!
Leviticus 11:11 They will always be detestable to you. You must never eat their meat or even touch their dead bodies. –Here God is telling Moses and Aaron what marine animals are to be avoided because they are unclean. The entire passage regarding animals is very interesting.
Numbers 11:11 And Moses said to the Lord, “Why are you treating me, your servant, so harshly? Have mercy on me! What did I do to deserve the burden of all these people?” So, this entire chapter I found incredibly interesting. If you are new to the Bible, the people are complaining to Moses about struggle. How many times has your own family or friends used you to complain to? Did the burden make you agitated? This puts Moses in a very human light because he is aggravated at God and speaks about it out loud to Him.
The Lord has been pressing on me to get this 11:11 piece done. Today, I feel the weight Moses felt regarding whining and poverty and destitution in our world. Working in the prevention side of the market and dealing with political and social restraint has truly taken a toll on my ability to hear God clearly. Read the entire chapter and see how God and Moses argue. You can almost feel Moses exasperation and you can most definitely feel the Lord’s frustration.
I can chalk this up to having a toddler on the side of the pool. His father is telling him to “jump!” But he doesn’t trust the outcome because of fear. How many times do we feel this? It boils over into our own family dynamics and social and work situations.
Deuteronomy 11:11 Rather, the land you will soon take over is a land of hills and valley with plenty of rain-12 a land that the Lord your God cares for. He watches over it through each season of the year!
As Moses is preaching the commandments in Deuteronomy, I feel the sense of urgency Moses has to his people. In verse 11:16 Moses says, “But be careful. Don’t let your heart be deceived so that you turn away from the Lord and serve and worship other Gods.” Don’t you feel that difficult pull in today’s Western society to fall prey to our lifestyles and the wicked ways of the world. How can we teach our children, and remind the, like Moses tells us to do, to hold fast to the Lord’s word and their purity? Deuteronomy tells us very plainly, that it is our responsibility to teach our future about the promises and miracles of God so that they may not forget.
Joshua 11:11 The Israelites completely destroyed every living thing in the city, leaving no survivors. Not a single person was spared. And then Joshua burned the city down.
WHOA. That is a heavy verse. Let’s dive a little deeper into this verse. Joshua was Moses assistant, for lack of better terminology. After Moses dies in the Bible, God speaks to Joshua and tells him it is now up to him to lead the Israelites into the promised land. In Joshua there is a lot, A LOT, of battles and Joshua has the Lord’s blessing. If you are a dude, grab the NLT version. I like to picture the Bible as a movie inside of my head. This is one of your action scene chapters. There is fire and horses and chariots! Joshua was a great military leader for the Promised people and the Promised land.
Judges 11:11 So Jephthah went with the elders of Gilead, and the people made him their ruler and commander of the army. At Mizpah, in the presence of the Lord, Jephthah repeated what he had said to the elders.
In the Bible, Jephthah has to stand up to the Ammonite king who accuses the Israelites of stealing land from him at the Arnon River.
1 Samuel 11:11 But before dawn the next morning, Saul arrived, having divided his army into three detachments. He launched a surprise attack against the Ammonites and slaughtered them the whole morning. The remnant of their army was so badly scattered that no two of them were left together.
Saul was a King and eventually fell on his own sword to avoid being captured by the Philistines. Google defines Philistine as-a person who is hostile or indifferent to culture and the arts, or who has no understanding of them.
2 Samuel 11:11 Uriah replied, “The ark and the armies of Israel and Judah are living in the tents, and Joab and my master’s men are camping in the open fields. How could I go home to win and dine and sleep with my wife? I swear I would never do such a thing.
Soooooo, Uriah is Bathsheba’s husband. This was kind of a sultry story to get into. Because it is the beginning of David’s fall to rock bottom. David tried to send Uriah home to get some rest because Uriah serves in the palace. Uriah refuses. David then arranges for Uriah to be murdered on the battlefront. David then sends for Uriah’s wife and takes her as his own wife. He literally kills his pregnant mistress’ husband and then takes her as his own wife. Needless to say, God is pretty angry!
1 Kings 11:11 So now the Lord said to him, “Since you have not kept my covenant and have disobeyed my decrees, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to one of your servants.
God is speaking to Solomon here. He is angry because Solomon has built pagan altars for his foreign wives to worship and burn incense on. Solomon is David’s son.
2 Kings 11:11 The palace guards stationed themselves around the king, with their weapons ready. They formed a line from the south side of the Temple around to the north side and all around the altar.
Here, Joash is crowned king.
1 Chronicles 11:11 Here is record of David’s mightiest warriors: The first was Jashobeam the Hacmonite, who was leader o the Three-mightiest warriors among David’s men. He once used his spear to kill 300 enemy warriors in a single battle.
2 Chronicles 11:11 Rehoboam strengthened their defenses and stationed commanders in them, and he stored supplies of food, olive oil, and wine.
Rehoboam is in Judah.
Nehemiah 11:11 and Seraiah son of Hilkiah, son of Meshullam, son of Zadok, son of Meraioth, son of Ahitub, the supervisor of the Temple of God.
The people are occupying Jerusalem in this chapter, Genealogy is important in the Bible and can help us really understand how and why certain things occur.
Job 11:11 For He knows those who are false, and He takes note of all their sins.
Wow. This one was a little deeper than I had expected it to be. How many times in our lives have we felt we were not being genuine, or someone was not being genuine with us? Even in our own churches this can be a frustrating experience. But at the end of the day, we serve a God who knows all. Even our darkest hearts and thoughts. Our sinful and wicked ways are scarily, human. Therefore, repenting every time we are pressed to is so important.
Proverbs 11:11 Upright citizens are good for a city and make it prosper, but the talk of the wicked tears it apart.
I immediately pictured this in front of a small town-America courthouse. I also thought of our own small town’s argument with a left-wing extremist group who wanted us to remove our blue cross at the city park for the Christmas light display. How powerful is that picture painted in Proverbs? And OH! How true it rings today!
Isaiah 11:11 In that day the Lord will reach out his hand a second time to bring back the remnant of his people-those who remain in Assyria and northern Egypt, Ethiopia, and Elam; in Babyloania, Hamath, and all the distant coastlands.
This is talking about David’s genealogy line and their importance to humanity.
Jeremiah 11:11 Therefore, this is what the Lord says: I am going to bring calamity upon them, and they will not escape. Thought they beg for mercy, I will not listen to their cries.
At this point in time, God has discovered that the people of Jerusalem and Judah have returned to their ancestral ways of worshipping false idols, he names Baal here too. The Lord asks Jeremiah to stop praying and weeping for these people. Isn’t it interesting and applicable to some of the wicked ways of our western society today? I myself am guilty of praying and weeping for unspeakable evil and for a nation that is turning its back on God. Maybe so much so that I am so focused on this that I am missing all my blessings and possibly some of prayer time focusing on things I cannot change. They are truly in God’s hands.
Ezekiel 11:11 “No, this city will not be an iron pot for you, and you will not be like meat safe inside it. I will judge you even to the border of Israel 12 and you will know that I am the Lord. For you have refused to obey my decrees and regulations; instead, you have copied the standards of the nations around you.”
I don’t have to dive into the history of this chapter for you. I think just reading it drives the point home. When you start to experience the Bible living word and you SEE the implications it has on our modern society now, it may just scare you a little bit. But here’s what I can tell you, that fear is healthy when you turn to salvation. It’s the sort of internal gift the Holy Spirit gives you when your veil has been torn. How often do we copy the standards of our OWN nation of people?
Daniel 11:11 “Then, in a rage, the kind of the south will rally against the vast forces assembled by the king of the north and will defeat them.
Daniel was a Jewish exile.
Daniel quickly distinguishes himself from the men of Babylon. He is loyal to his God. He is wise beyond his years. He can even interpret visions and dreams—accurately. Daniel’s gifts are from the God of Israel, and the young man becomes a living testimony to his God in a strange land.
Daniel also has vivid, symbolic visions about the future of Israel, world kingdoms, and the kingdom of God—exposing us to some of God’s long-term plan for the world. You can find more Here.
Hosea 11:11 Like a flock of birds, they will come from Egypt. Trembling like doves they will return from Assyria. And I will bring them home again,” says the Lord.
God is speaking of his great love for Israel.
Zechariah 11:11 That was the end of my covenant with them. The suffering flock was watching me, and they knew that the Lord was speaking through my actions.
Matthew 11:11 “I will tell you, of all who have ever lived, none is greater than John the Baptist. Yet even the least person in the Kingdom of Heaven is greater than he is!” This was an amazing account to read. You can truly feel Jesus’ love for John the Baptist, and since I read that first and then went back and studied the surrounding scriptures, I realized that I must have been meant to see it was. That Jesus truly believed there was none greater than his beloved John the Baptist.
Mark 11:11 So Jesus came to Jerusalem and went into the Temple. After looking around carefully at everything, he left because it was late in the afternoon. Then he returned to Bethany with the twelve disciples.
Upon studying this, I felt pressed to tell you that in this chapter I giggled.
Mark 11:12 The next morning as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. He noticed a fig tree in full leaf a little way off, so he went over to see if he could find any figs. But there were only leaves because it was too early in the season for fruit. Then Jesus said to the tree, “May no one ever eat your fruit again!” And the disciples heard him say it.
Here’s what I am going to tell you. Jesus has left us little clues that He was in fact, HUMAN. Here, you can just feel His “hangry”.
Luke 11:11 “You fathers-if your children ask for a fish, do you give them a
The resounding effects of this verse have been heard throughout Christian history. God isn’t going to give us a snake.
John 11:11 Then he said, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but now I will go and wake him up.”
I often think about this story when someone near to us passes away. How many times have we seen life after death here on earth and yet we dismiss it as science? Just because it hasn’t been our loved ones who were resurrected here on the earth doesn’t mean this doesn’t happen now. The true meaning of resurrection lies in Heaven and our own salvation. When our focus switches from trying to disprove the Bible and simply believing the Bible as we have other subjects, its light shines bright and true.
Acts 11:11 “Just then three men who had been sent from Caesarea arrived at the house where we were staying. 12 The Holy Spirit told me to go with them and not to worry that they were Gentiles. These six brothers accompanied me, and we soon entered the home of a man who had sent for us. 13 He told us how an angel had appeared to him in his home and told him, “Send messengers to Joppa, and summon a man named Simon Peter. 14 He will tell you how you will be saved and everyone in your household can be saved.
15 As I began to speak,” Peter continued, “the Holy Spirit fell on us at the beginning. 16 Then I thought of the Lord’s words when he said, “John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 17 And since God gave these Gentiles the same gift he gave us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to stand in God’s way?”
Romans 11:11 Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves.
You can kind of picture a “mic drop” here.
This one is for you Christian feminists out there. You’re welcome.
1 Corinthians 11:11 But among the Lord’s people, women are not independent of men, and men are not independent of women. 12 For although the first woman came from man, every other man was born from the woman, and everything comes from God.
2 Corinthians 11:11 Why? Because I don’t love you? God knows that I do.
I LOVE Paul. I mean, if I could pick a fella out of the Bible, back in the day, it would be Paul. He was a rebel who fell at the feet of Jesus Christ. He repented all his sin and then followed Jesus until his death. He was loyal and loved the Gospel. If you have extra time, study the letters to the church in Corinth. Paul’s words were so encouraging to them in a time when he was struggling with his own physical pain and torture, yet here he was, worshipping God.
Hebrews 11:11 It was by faith that even Sarah was able to have a child, though she was barren and was too old. She believed that God would keep his promise.
I love how the New Testament always circles back to the word and stories of the Old Testament. These stories were passed down generation to generation of believers. Gods promise is exactly like that.
Here we are at the end of the story. I hope you have enjoyed this project so far. It was a doosey to write up, but I found myself so intrigued with the verses and, diving in deeper to uncover the meaning or storyline behind them. As a new Christian I enjoy helping others who have came to Christ unpack some of the things we can internally struggle against someone who was born and raised in God’s words.
Revelation 11:11 But after three and a half days God breathed life into them, and they stood up! Terror struck all who were staring at them. 12 Then a loud voice from heaven called to the two prophets, “Come up here!” And they rose to heaven in a cloud as their enemies watched.