Summary: EIGHTEEN is the number that stands for BONDAGE- found 22 times in our KJ Bible.


EIGHTEEN is the number that stands for BONDAGE- found 22 times in our KJ Bible.


Jesus healed a woman whom Satan had bound for EIGHTEEN years:

Luke 13:10-16 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 11And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself. 12And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

13And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God

14And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.

15The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the Sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?

16And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath day?

Notice; that this dear lady could not straighten her self up, she could not walk right.

This is a real good picture of all lost sinners, none of us could straighten our self up within ourselves, but when Jesus saves us then and only then will we be able to walk right.


There were EIGHTEEN people, who were in BONDAGE to sin in.

Luke 13:4-5 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem? 5I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;


On two different occasions in the Book of Judges, the children of Israel are found in BONDAGE to their enemies EIGHTEEN years.

Judges 3:14 So the children of Israel served Eglon the king of Moab EIGHTEEN years.

Judges 10:7-8 And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel, and he sold them into the hands of the Philistines, and into the hands of the children of Ammon. 8And that year they vexed and oppressed the children of Israel: eighteen years, all the children of Israel that were on the other side Jordan in the land of the Amorites, which is in Gilead.


* Stephen said in

Acts 7:6-7 And God spake on this wise, That his seed (Abraham’s) should sojourn in a strange land; and that they should bring them into bondage, and entreat them evil four hundred years. 7And the nation to whom they shall be in bondage will I judge, said God: and after that shall they come forth, and serve me in this place.

Stephen is quoting from Genesis 15:13


In the Old Testament there are EIGHTEEN places where this BONDAGE is spoken about. They are found in the following:

1. Genesis 15:13 11 Deut. 5:6

2. Exodus 1:14. 12 Deut. 6:12

3. Exodus 2:23. 13 Deut. 8:14

4. Exodus 2:23 14 Deut. 13:5

5. Exodus 6:5 15 Deut. 13:10

6. Exodus 6:6 16 Deut. 26:6

7. Exodus 6:9 17 Joshua 24:17

8. Exodus 13:3. 18 Judges 6:8

9. Exodus 13:14.

10 Exodus 20:2


NOTICE in the list that the FIFTH time the word BONDAGE occurs is in Exodus 6.5 and it say’s And I have also heard the groaning of the children of Israel, whom the Egyptians keep in bondage; and I have remembered my covenant.

The covenant referred to here was the covenant made with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, (vs. 3-4 of Ex. 6 :)

Listen; Abraham offered FIVE sacrifices the day God made the covenant with him. ---FIVE the # of GRACE.

Genesis 15:7-10 And He*(GOD) said unto him,* (Abraham) I am the LORD that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. 8 And he said, Lord GOD, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it?

9 And HE said unto him, Take me an heifer (1) of three years old, and a she goat (2) of three years old, and a ram (3) of three years old, and a turtledove, (4) and a young pigeon. (5) 10And he took unto him all these, -- FIVE the # of GRACE.

Notice; there are THREE, THREES here and all are in verse NINE, remember what I said about the number THREE?

Most of the time when we see the number THREE God is involved, and let me point out that its verse NINE, 3 X 3.

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