Meaning of Numbers: The Number 111, 1111
The overall meaning of multiple number ones, such as 111, 1111, 11:11 and so on, is somewhat unclear in the Bible. They, however, do have a relationship with Jesus's Second Coming and his role in the Godhead. They also are related to how sin impacted King David and his throne over Israel.
Psalms is the only Biblical book that has chapter 111. Its first verse, an occurrence of 1111, offers joyful praise in gratitude for God's mercy and love.
Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart in the council of the upright and in the congregation (Psalm 111:1).
Number 111, 1111 in references
One New Testament occurrence of 111 records the precious promise revealed by two angels that Jesus, in the near future, would return to the earth!
". . . This same Jesus, Who was taken up from you into heaven, shall come in exactly the same manner as you have seen Him go into heaven" (Acts 1:11).
The number 111 is also related to Jesus' role in the Godhead and his authority. Revelation 1:11, spoken by Christ to the Apostle John, proclaim not only that he is the first and the last in God's great plan to save man, he is also the true head of the church!
In 1Chronicles 11:1, after David ruled Judah for seven and one-half years, the remaining tribes come to him in Hebron. The Bible records, in a show of unity, that all Israel agreed to recognize him as king.
As King David lay dying one of his sons, named Adonijah (2Samuel 3:4), attempts to steal the throne from Solomon. He secures the support of several important people as well as promoting himself as the new ruler (1Kings 1:5, 7, 9). Nathan the prophet warns Bathsheba (Solomon's mother) to take action in another use of 111 and 1111.
And Nathan spoke to Bathsheba . . . "Have you not heard that Adonijah the son of Haggith reigns and David our Lord does not know? . . ." (1Kings 1:11).
Interestingly, although 1Kings 1:11 involves Solomon's right to rule over Israel, another verse involving the same numbers tears (most of) the kingdom away from him!
And the Lord said to Solomon, "Since this (idolatry) has been done by you, and since you have not kept My covenant and My statutes . . . I will surely tear the kingdom from you." (1Kings 11:11).
Multiple number ones in a verse
While there are many verses with multiple ones (e.g. 111) in them, below are some of the most important found in the New Testament (capitalization added).
For if by the offense of the ONE man death reigned by the ONE, how much more shall those who receive the abundance of grace and the gift of righteousness reign in life by the ONE, Jesus Christ (Romans 5:17).
Likewise, we, being many, are ONE body in Christ, and each ONE members of ONE another (Romans 12:5).
Note that in the below unique two-verse coupling that 111 appears in each of verses for a combined occurrence of 111111!
For even as the body is ONE and has many members, yet all the members of the ONE body, though many, are ONE body; so also is Christ.
For indeed, by ONE Spirit we were all baptized into ONE body - whether Jews or Greeks, whether bondmen or free - and we were all made to drink into ONE Spirit (1Corinthians 12:12 - 13).
Another two-verse coupling containing 111111 is Ephesians 4:4 - 5.
Additional info on Biblical Meaning of 111
King David attracted a unique group of thirty-seven fighters known collectively as "the mighty men" (1Chronicles 11:11). The greatest of these elite warriors were three individuals whose acts of bravery on the battlefield earned them the title "the three mighties" (verse 12, KJV)!
The book of 1Thessalonians is the earliest New Testament book written by the Apostle Paul. Its first verse in its first chapter, an occurrence of number 111, is Paul's only fourteen-book greeting that mentions three people (Paul, Silvanus and Timothy).
The word "father," usually written in the New Testament as a reference to God the Father, is recorded 111 times in John's gospel. Interestingly, it is also found 11 times in the book of Acts.