The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 125
The possible meaning of the number 125 is derived from the occurrence of certain Hebrew and Greek words in the Bible's original languages.
Found 125 times in the Hebrew Old Testament, the word chetsiy (Strong's #H2677) is used to reference the half or middle (in the middle) of something. It is recorded the most in the book of Joshua (29 times) followed by Exodus (20). One of its most well known uses takes place when Joshua commands the sun and moon stand still so that he can complete his military victory over a confederation of five Amorite kings.
Then Joshua spoke to the Lord in the day when the Lord delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, "Sun! Stand still upon Gibeon! And, moon, stand still in the valley of Aijalon!"
And the sun stood still and the moon stood still until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies . . . And the sun stood still in the midst (chetsiy) of the heavens and did not hasten to go down about a whole day (Joshua 10:12 - 13, HBFV).
Appearances of Number One Hundred Twenty-Five
One of God's Jubilee years, which occurs every 50th year and runs from one Day of Atonement to the next, ran from October 5 in 124 A.D. to September 25 in 125. It was the third Jubilee to take place after Jesus birth (the previous two ran from 26 to 27 A.D. and 75 to 76).
Shalak, Strong's #H7993, occurs 125 times in the Hebrew Old Testament. The word, which means to throw, hurl, cast out or place, is used the most in 2Kings and Jeremiah (15 times each). Its first Biblical appearance occurs after Hagar, with her son Ishmael, is cast out of the presence of Abraham and Sarah. Hagar ends up wandering the wilderness of Beersheba until, due to exhaustion and lack of water, she places her son in the shade for him to die.
And the water was spent in the bottle, and she cast (shalak) the child under one of the shrubs (Genesis 21:15, KJV).
The Greek word ballo, Strong's #G906, appears 125 times in the original language of the New Testament. It is found the most in the gospel of Matthew (36 times) followed by Revelation (27) then the gospel of Mark (20). Like the Hebrew word Shalak listed above, it means to throw, cast out, scatter or send something someplace. The book of Revelation uses the word to reveal the ultimate penalty awaiting Satan the devil and all those who refuse to repent of their sins.
And the Devil, who deceived them, was cast (ballo) into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet had been cast . . . And if anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast (ballo) into the lake of fire (Revelation 20:10, 15, HBFV).
Number 125 and the Psalms
Psalm 125, along with five other psalms, are the only ones with exactly five verses.
Psalm 125 is a song that assures those who trust in God that that they will be steadfast and protected for all eternity. It also warns sinners that their crooked ways will not be forgotten or unpunished by the Lord.
Those who trust in the Lord shall be like Mount Zion which cannot be removed, but remains forever. As the mountains are all around Jerusalem, so the Lord is all around His people from this time forward and forever . . .
Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts. And as for those who turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them away with the workers of iniquity . . . (verses 1 - 2, 4 - 5 of Psalm 125, HBFV).
More Info on Biblical Meaning of 125
Of the ten most referenced Old Testament books found in the New Testament, the book of Jeremiah is ranked eighth with 125 references.
125 is equal to 5 x 5 x 5 (5 cubed). This number is also equal to 10 x 10 (or 10 squared) + 5 x 5 (or 5 squared). Additionally, it can also be arrived at by adding 11 x 11 (11 squared) to 2 x 2 (or 2 squared).