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# Properties of the number 42

## Symbolism

• According to R. Allendy, this number represents "the antagonism in natural cycles. Here, the Spirit opposed to the matter, the good opposed to the evil, continue their fight in the oscillations of the world and result into the Karma - 4+2 = 6. It is the Karma or the Providence in the evolution - 42 = 6x7".

• J. Boehme calls this number "the Sky, place of the divine desire".

• Number representing a time of suffering and test, according to the Bible.

• In Japan, the 42 is a sign wearing misfortune because it is told SHI-RI, that has for homonymous the death.

## Bible

• The 42 generations of Abraham to the Christ in the Gospel according to Matthew and the 42 generations of David to the Christ according to Luke. (Lk 3,23-38)

• The gentiles will trample the holy city during 42 month. (Rv 11,2)

• The 42 months where it was given to the Beast to act and to blaspheme. (Rv 13,5)

• The famine of the time of Elijah lasts 42 month. (Lk 4,25)

• The little children mocked of the prophet Elisha. This one curses them and the fierce animals come out of the forest killing 42 of them. (2 K 2,24)

## General

• The current distribution of the Revelation is 22 chapters, adopted since the 13th century. But Swete (1909, deep commentator, scholar and pious) had divided it into 42 sections, in three series of 14, making thus the relationship with the 42 generations represented by the sum of the three series of fourteen generations starting from Abraham to the Christ. For this reason, he considered 42 as a Messianic number: the second advent of the Christ, whose speaks the Revelation, would be prepared by 42 divisions of time, just as the first had been it by the 42 generations of believing of the elected people.

• The Odes of Solomon are 42.

• In the Talmud it is written that the divine name of 42 letters is the greatest of the mysteries. These 42 letters contain the names of the ten Sephiroth.

• According to the book of the Dead Egyptians, the defunct, at his death, passes ahead of 42 judges.

• The Cabal speaks about the 42 Authioth.

• According to the Mesopotamian tradition, the surface of the Tower of Babel occupies 42 agrarian measures.

• The Ancient Egyptians had divided their country into 42 parts.

## Occurrence

• The number 42 is used 8 times in the Bible.

• The numbers 11 and 15 are used 42 times in the Bible.

• On the whole, 42 books of the Bible use the number 7, whose eight in the NT.

• Nicephore, which deducted the words of the Greek original text of the Revelation, counted 42 proper nouns.

• The word star is used 42 times in the OT.

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### 42 Spiritual Calling

by Diana - 4/18/16 12:43 AM
42 isn't a bad omen. I have always dreamed of numbers which till last year I thought were lucky lottery numbers. But I never did win ðŸ˜‚. I couldn't understand why I would see numbers in my dreams. But after a bit of research I discovered numbers are actually a form of communication from the spiritual realm. I'm a Christian so believe it's Gods way of guiding us and showing us our true life's purpose. This is the meaning of number 42 that I read on website scared scribes angel numbers

Angel Number 42 is a message from your angels about pursuing your passions and life purpose. When you do things you love, and put your heart and soul towards achieving your goals, the angels give you guidance and assistance every step of the way.

The repeating Angel Number 42 is a message from your angels indicating that you are to maintain faith and trust, and know that your prayers have been heard and are being answered. Your angels are working very closely with you and are assisting with achieving your success. You are... more...

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### RE:42 Spiritual Calling

by Henry - 4/15/17 2:30 PM
i had a dream last night about 42 plse help am a believer

### The sign of the woman giving birth in the heavens

by S. N. Lee - 1/25/17 12:14 AM
In revelation 12 " The woman and the dragon " her child is "Caught up by God " she is nourished in the wilderness 1,260 days " a time , times, and half a time . 1260 divided by 3 is 42 , sir Isaac NNewton theorized these "days" represented years on earth and days in heaven

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### RE: The sign of the woman giving birth in the heavens

by Garcia - 3/10/17 1:36 PM
1260/30=42

### number 42

by andrew - 2/22/17 12:52 PM
I have found number 42 has been unlucky.four years ago i was very happy,successful business of 15 years,engaged to be married.nice home,holidays etc etc.then i started seeing number 42 all the time.on average 5 times a day.i wasnt looking for it,it just appeared.ever since then me and my ex split up,my business started to falter,2 years ago it closed down,last year i lost my home.totally broke.suffering from stress,depression and anxiety.not the person i once was.i still see number 42 on a daily basis.whether its connected or not,who knows.just very odd.my life fell apart after starting to see the number 42

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### Conform, Shall We?

by Milk - 10/18/10 10:41 PM
I'm Milk, I'm fourteen.
For the past few years I've noticed the number 42 popping up here in there in my mind. When ever someone would ask me for an example using numbers, or said to pick a number, it was always 42, or 420, 4,200, or something along the lines of that. Then I started noticing that-not always-but many times when I checked the clock, there it was. ?:42. Now I see it everywhere. When I went to the hospital, 42 was my patient number. In-not one-but TWO of my classes, my book numbers were 42. Many times when I'm counting things-say random objects, there ends up being 42 of what ever it is I'm counting.

I asked a good friend of mine who's into numerogoly what he thought of my "Haunting". He searched some things about it, and said something from the bible, and simply told me I needed to respect my elders. I have much respect for this person's opinions, but I highly doubt that that was the case-just me being how I am. I don't and wont pass it off as nothing, because if it was nothing, I wouldn't notice it so boldly. Obviously something is trying to reach me-and appearently plenty of other people. I'm not too sure what to think of this.._."

-Milk

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### RE: Conform, Shall We?

by Anonymous - 12/24/16 7:57 PM
42 speaks of a lifetime. We have a lifetime to return lay down our will and choose God the Father's will. After we take our last breath it will be too late and we will be eternally separated from His will - Life

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### Strange dream probably nothing

by Redbeautician - 12/06/16 7:05 PM
I had a dreAm last night. People were trying to attack me, kill me. For some reason it felt like a bunch of tests. Then one man who had come after me said I am on your side. Then there was a young man I think he was dead. There was this coin had numbers around it then a smaller coin in the middle of that coin with numbers around it to. The two coins you could turn and no matter what direction you turned the coins the numbers when lined up equal to 42. And with that over the young man I started making symbols with my hands like sign language but more shapes than anything else. Wierd part is I wake up. Not even two minutes later my boyfriend who's sleeping says BABE! 10 I said to him what are you talking about? He tells me I was dreaming of the number 10. I don't know coincidence or what but it was strange and has been on my mind all day. Weird just weird.

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### 42

by Tony - 1/25/11 2:16 AM
I will tell you one thing; Do not be afraid. Be glad that you are priviledged to be amongst millions of people chosen. Most of you seeing these numbers ask yourself this; How has your life been over the years? Family, health, job, etc...
This number represents a turning point.Life is a repeat. We all have 3 strikes, and after that its all over.
Continue to do the things that you do. Most of you seeing these number are going through a very rough time, but still find a way to keep a smile on your face. Sometimes you even ask yourself where you got the positive energy from to move on the way you do... The number 42 is filled with huge amount of energy. We have been constructed by the greatest scientist of all. Such that words alone cannot describe His works, which is why most of us refer to it as miracle.
He knows each and every mind, and you are one of His.
There is a HUGE road ahead my friends, one lead to life and the other to destruction.
You already have a a stamp on life on your forehead. Now making... more...

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### RE:42

by Julie Jones - 10/09/15 7:13 PM
Any Suggestions as to why I am not seeing the # 42 ??

### RE: 42

by Anonymous - 1/07/16 11:10 AM
Wow I needed this and have been looking for answers on this subject for years

### RE: 42

by Anonymous - 2/23/16 10:02 PM
Email me . I need answers of how strong my dreams are. The 42 is everywhere for me. How do I contact you

### RE: 42

by Anonymous - 3/01/16 9:51 PM
what you wrote really resonated with me. my apt number is 425. the planet jupiter is made up of the numbers 4 and 2.
thank you for your input. it really spoke to me. i feel there is a connection to the 2 witnesses with this number.

### RE: 42

by Anonymous - 4/03/16 6:00 PM

### RE:42

by Anonymous - 4/18/16 2:47 PM
I've just turned 18 and have been seeing the number 42 for about 8 months now. Everyone is telling me I'm going crazy and I am starting to believe them. This blog made me feel better about it but for some reason I am still scared

### RE:42

by Thyagu - 8/31/16 8:19 AM
Got my answer.. All the dreams wt i see becomes true the next day wow.

### RE: 42

by christopher allen hetherington - 11/21/16 5:19 PM
Did any one else have the sky open up and a ring above my head was every animal of the animal kingdom that has paws was in a circle

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### Number 42

by Debbie - 9/23/16 6:04 PM
In 1983 I had a dream a man came and knocked on my door and asked me to come outside he needed to show me something, when I went outside he told me to look up to the heavens and when I did the sky opened up into 3 sections the one on the right had the number 42 the one in the middle had the kingdom of Heaven and the one on the left was a coffin, the lid was slightly opened, but I couldn't see what was in the coffin, he told me it wasn't time but when it was I would know, and then I woke up. and for many years that number followed me. Let me explain what this number has meant to me both in the past and in my life time. My great grand father died at the age of 42
My grandmother died in 1942 she was 42. My mother died at the age of 42, and my son died in 1998 when I was 42, that same year that my son died my nephew and my sister also passed way My nephew died on the 4th of June, my sister died on the 19th of June and my son on the 19th of July which equals 42. My oldest son who is very ILL went into the... more...

### RE: Number 42

by Sycova - 9/26/16 3:00 PM
I am sorry for the losses you have suffered. The universe is a tricky place, it will trap us in illusion if it can. I have seen your situation before many time, now and in history. The illusion is this is nothing but a play on the mind, an endless circle of nothing, its real but meaningless. Your dream had the number on the right representing the material world, on the left is spirit, a coffin..this is change through spiritual understanding, and centre was the goal, heaven. The situation is a distraction, the remedy is to go forth and live in the now. The number is a passing curiosity.

### 42

by MDK - 9/15/16 11:48 AM
I have been seeing the number 42 all my life. I'm sure it has no reference to religion since I've been a non-believer since 9-11. Seeing this number all the time sometimes drives me crazy. I also see this number with a 5 or an 8.

### RE: 42

by Anonymous - 9/20/16 6:01 AM
"nonbeliever since 9-11", that's just funny.

### 42

by icebound_ambler - 4/27/16 1:01 PM
The 42 is a cool number hah isn't it

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### I counted 42 stars in my dream

by Evelyn - 4/25/16 5:28 AM
The meaning of the number 42 is a real stir to me. I dreamt of counting 42 stars and paying a 100 naira for each which amounted to #4,200 i gave it to a woman who promised to do something about it. D explanation given makes it very clear to me that God has a purpose for my life.

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### #BLUE42HAIDES 42 is Pluto aka Satan, lord, GoddoG

by Anonymous - 4/03/16 7:04 PM
Mokech, haides, Pluto in Capricorn black hat, One eye blk dragon beast

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### No 42

by Mariska - 3/31/16 10:51 PM
A few nights ago I had a dream with the no. 42 in it. Therefore I was searching for the meaning of it and came accross this web page. For many years now, since I was young I have been seeing the no. 11 or 11:11. And have read up about it a bit. I am a Christian and believe in Jesus. But have read up on it from Christian aswell as non-christian sights, because I believe that there are truths in hidden all over. As Christians it is however important to seek these truths out prayerfully. My question to you is this. Can it be that different groups of people see different no. throughout their lives related to their purpose or calling? That the inherrent meaning of the no. is somehow directly connected to what we are supposed to be fulfilling in our lives. Or even for a season in our lives?

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### Word of God

by James - 3/11/16 9:24 AM
Two Score says never has this World been so close to the last of it's life given by the Creator truly it has a Beginning and a End. Now is the time for Rewards to those who are deserving and punishment for those who are not. How is it that most cannot see their Father coming? The Holy Bible is a Record of what did happen and so is the book of Revaluation, not what's going to happen truly this World is deserving of the Fathers coming. Then maybe they will see what they could not understand,fools they are. Word of God they cannot UNDERSTAND. Always Love the Father and wait for his coming Amen. Two Score

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### Word of God

by James - 3/10/16 9:53 AM
Two Score Word of God.Says this is a World with many church's and all kinds of men and women in them yet for all their years and all their wisdom they cannot see the Father coming. Two Score says first resurrection did occur 1000 AD man kinds calendar. Two Score says he is the star that fell from Heaven to End this world. 5 26 61 his are the years that number according to the king James Holy Bible when they End in number so does this thing called time that I and my Father have no need of. Two Score says only mankind hath need of time not his Father or Two Score Word of God

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by Anonymous - 12/31/10 10:42 AM
I am so relieved to have found this page and that I am not the only one. For the past 4/5 years I see the number 42 all over the place. I feel like im just going crazy sometimes but when I see it I get a really bad feeling almost like its a warning that something really bad is going to happen. I dont know how just the sight of a number can make me feel like that but im scared something really bad is going to happen in relation to that number.

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### RE: Bad feelings

by Sam - 4/17/15 7:45 PM
Please no. It's not Illuminati. It's God. The irony is that God's warning you against a conspiracy like the Illuminati. Please believe me, I know what I speak of. A time of trial is approaching us. There is only one hope and that is Jesus. There's a reason the name Jesus is so well known. A man will come to great power soon, all will seem to love him, but he is doom! Do not fall for the great liar or he will consume you! Look for these signs and you will know that I speak truth when they come true.

by Anonymous - 3/01/16 9:55 PM
jesus did not exist. go to bill donahue and check out his videos.

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### Being followed by 42

by Anon - 2/28/16 5:49 AM
The number 42 has been following be for about a year and it appears when I walk around on my street, it is the most frequent time I see e.g 12:42 and I just see it everywhere!!! I still have no idea what it means and my friends don't know either I I can't really put these explanations in my life? Anymore people who have the same number following them?

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### 42ers unite!

by Anonymous - 6/19/15 3:08 PM
I'm glad I found this. The number 42 has been following me for about 15 years. There are times in my life when it becomes infrequent (or I stop noticing) and other times, such as now, when I see or hear it multiple times every day. I've actually started taking pictures whenever the number pops up somewhere, I guess to prove to myself and others that I'm not crazy. My mom passed away unexpectedly 6 months ago and since then, sightings of the number have been more frequent than ever. It's also been a tough few months for other reasons as well. I don't believe in God, although I might consider myself spiritual, as I believe there are unexplained forces in the universe and between people. As some of you have suggested, could it be a number that appears more often when life is tough? Or could it be a message of some kind? What do you guys think?

### RE: 42ers unite!

by Anonymous - 2/24/16 9:57 PM
It isn't a message, but it is a way of showing you that although you're facing many challenges in life right now, God is with you, and you will get through it

### 42

by Alexa m - 1/24/16 7:58 PM
I have seen the number 42 whenever I look at the clock my phone percentage my fathers age and I even saw the number 42 written in my basement ( I have never been to the Part it was written ) recently my uncle and grandma died from cancer and my uncle bubby died . Ever since my uncle died from cancer I've been seeing 42 . Everyone says it's bad but after reading all these comments and doing some research I think that God is telling me to stay strong and it will be okay

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### Pretty confused

by Anonymous - 1/18/16 5:41 AM
Hi, uh...so lately basically every night I have been randomly waking up at around 5:42-5:47 am, so I decided I should look this up and it brought me to this link. Sonwouldnanyone have any suggestions as to why this is happening?

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### Can anyone help

by Arick Cordero - 3/04/15 5:58 PM
If 16 and I've been seeing the number 42 everyday for the past few months on several occurances. My grandma is all about Angels and Jesus and what not and my mother wants me to go to church with her everytime she goes but the thing is I'm Buddhist and yes she knows but she would prefer me to be Christian. I don't know if this matters but I would like somebody to reply giving me any information.

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### RE: Can anyone help

by Anonymous - 6/14/15 5:01 PM
I have the same problem. If we can call it a "problem". II'm also 16 and I see number 42 everywhere. I just noticed that my name also starts with "A"...

### RE:Can anyone help

by Arick Cordeeo - 12/14/15 9:13 PM
Thank you everybody so so much. All the information will be put to great use and my wisdom for these powers on this planet will continue to stack up. I'm very greatful once again for everyone that gave me feedback on this topic. Much love to everyone. I'll come back to this in the future if any questions come to mind.

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### 42

by Anonymous - 7/06/15 9:48 AM
Okay so I had a dream last night about the time 10:42 and I am a Christian i believe in God and Jesus. But from what I have herd about the number 42 I'm kind of scared. What if the number 42 keeps following me I mean I'm only 11. I just want more awnsers about the number. I am however glad this website exists and I know that I am not crazy.

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### RE: 42

by Anonymous - 12/12/15 9:02 PM
I really was wondering why i was seeing this number so often now am sure its s good reason thanks for sharing these even my dreams sometime came thro

### we we see 42

by Anonymous - 2/14/11 1:54 PM
I would like to weigh in on this 42 situation. I have been seeing 42 for a while now, and I am 43 now, and was 42 the previous year. I was afraid of turning 42 because I believed my life would change and I have already been gifted with the power of premonition and empathy. I am beginning to believe that is a change number, because being 42 was extremely challenging, think Job from the Bible here, but actually I needed to change, and it was good I changed... I am on an evolutionary journey, we all are...So now I am beginning to see 43 more often and I believe it is because I am more willing to accept God'd new life for me. and willing to put more energy in my new better wonderful life, than in my old sick pathetic 42 life.. and as I am follower of both Science of Mind and Law of Attraction, as well as Jesus, they believe this also.. we get what we think about..think about magnificent wonderful good things! Good everything! and 43! 43! 43! Good!

### RE: we we see 42

by Anonymous - 11/11/15 6:13 AM
thank you - same here...

### These are important numbers.

by Dawn - 10/22/15 10:56 PM

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by Anonymous - 11/22/09 1:58 AM
I have a habit of seeing 42 in the oddest places. At my last job, in the public closet, there was a pipe with a tag that had 42 on it. When I applied for college recently, the envelope containing my information was labeled with a 42. I'm 24 now, the house I'm moving to in Washington State is 4828. 42 pages in the booklet for my favorite game, and other than that, I always see a 42 somewhere during my day without even looking for it. It really is a special number for me, but I cant figure out why.

by Sam - 4/17/15 7:58 PM
God is using that number to communicate with you. Trust me, I see it everywhere too. It especially pops up whenever I'm having a deep spiritual conversation about God with someone. 42 is prominent in the Bible. It is a sign. The Bible speaks of how young men and women will have dreams and visions, that there will be signs and wonders. We are in those times now. Cling to God, he is using me right now to tell you this. He is the only hope to survive the coming trials.

### Im still concerned...

by Sierra - 6/27/13 7:49 AM
..Because I am an Israelite believer in Y'shuah here in the U.S, And at an early age of 17yrs old, I started to see it on the clock...then later realized that every hour that I glance at the clock and see 42 ,something bad was going to happen , wheather it be a bad argument at home, or something major out in the hood that involves me...I have seen the number on the clock went out with no worries, but later arrested. saw the number on the clock, then got robbed at gun point, saw the number on the clock before leaving my home, then lost a bus pass or something and was stranded....list goes on...everytime I SEE IT . It's bad not good .