What is the significance of the number nine in the Bible?


The number nine is endowed with a peculiar quality, it is finality in itself. There are nine basic gifts available to the Christian believer through the power of God’s Holy Spirit (1 Cor 12:8-10). There are nine basic fruits which should be evident in the life of the believer (Gal 5:22-23).

The work on the cross was completed at the ninth hour when Jesus said “It is finished”.  The shedding of his blood was final. It saw an end to the old system of animal sacrifice to atone for sin.  The word “blood” in this sense occurs 99 times in the Bible.

Pastor Brad