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What does the number 10 mean in the Bible?

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In the Bible, the number 10 is used on many occasions to signify testimony, law and responsibility. The number 10 is seen as a complete and perfect number, and it is used 242 times throughout the Bible.

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One of the more common uses is the 10 commandments given to man. These commandments are said to represent responsibility. Additionally, the number 10 is also used for a tithe, which is 10 percent of a person's earnings. In this instance, the number shows a testimony of faith in God. When God wanted to show Egypt his judgement of its empire and hold over the Jews, he decided to send 10 plagues.

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