The Dime or all things 10...


The 10 commandments


Tithing the first 10%


10 is the biblical number of completion


X is the Roman numeral for 10 but it is the Greek letter Chi often used as an abbreviation for Christ.


I’ve got 10 fingers, what have my hands done for God today


Noah completed the antediluvian age in the tenth generation from God.


The Lord's Prayer

The Lord's prayer is completed in ten clauses. *

* These clauses have the significance of their respective numbers:—

The first, God's sovereignty.
The second, Jehovah's manifested Name.
The third, the realization of God's kingdom.
The fourth first mentions the earth.
The fifth, the gift of grace supplying our need.
The sixth treats of man's sin.
The seventh pleads for spiritual guidance.
The eighth pleads for final deliverance from all evil.
The ninth sums up the divine glory (32), while
The tenth completes the eternal cycles.


The Ten Plagues

The ten plagues were representative of the complete circle of God's judgments on Egypt. Exodus 9:14, "I will . . . send all my plagues."


The Ten Rebellions

The ten rebellions of Israel in the wilderness (Numbers 14:22) mark the completed series of Israel's perversities.


The Silver Sockets

The silver sockets which formed the foundation of the Tabernacle were 10 x 10 (Exodus 38:27). These were made of silver, and silver is significant of redemption (1 Peter 1:18,19). *

* Ten also completed the number of the curtains (Exodus 26:1).


The Ten Virgins


The Ten I AM's of Jesus in John

1.   "I am the Bread of Life" (6:35).

2.   "I am the Bread of Life which came down from heaven" (6:41).

3.   "I am the Living Bread" (6:51).

4.   "I am the Light of the world" (8:12).

5.   "I am One that bear witness of Myself" (8:18).

6.   "I am the Door of the sheep" (10:7,9).

7.   "I am the Good Shepherd" (10:14).

8.   "I am the Resurrection and the Life" (14:6).

9.   "I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life" (14:6).

10. "I am the True Vine" (15:1,5).



Abraham's Faith

Abraham's faith was proved by a completed cycle of ten trials:—

1.   His departure from Haran.

2.   His flight to Egypt from the famine.

3.   In the seizure of Sarah.

4.   In his war to rescue Lot.

5.   In his taking Hagar.

6.   In his circumcision.

7.   In the second seizure of Sarah at Gerar.

8.   In the expulsion of Ishmael.

9.   In the expulsion of Hagar.

10. In the offering of Isaac.


The 10 lepers were unable to cure themselves, they needed Jesus:

Lk 17:12 Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off.


Ten Righteous People

Lord was prepared to spare the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah if but ten righteous people were found there.

And he [Abraham] said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Peradventure ten shall be found there. And he [God] said, I will not destroy it for ten’s sake.


There are Ten Passovers in the Bible.

Parable of the Ten Pounds

“A nobleman went into a far country to receive kingly power and the return.
Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds and said to them, “Trade these till I come.”

When he returned, having received kingly power, he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading.


Revelation 2:10: “Do not be afraid of the things you are about to suffer. Look! The Devil will keep on throwing some of you into prison that you may be fully put to the test, and that you may have tribulation ten days.”


Other aspects of the dime


The dime is the smallest coin in diameter:


Luke 16:10

Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.


The word Liberty:


Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.




Psalms 12:6 The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times.

Proverbs 10:20 The tongue of the just is as choice silver: the heart of the wicked is little worth.

Isaiah 1:22-23 Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards: they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them.

Proverbs 17:3 The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the LORD trieth the hearts.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.




1 Timothy 6:10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.


Jesus betrayed for 30 pieces of silver


The back of the dime.


The olive branch, torch and oak branch remind me of the trinity.


Olive branch: Peace

(When wild,) of the Gentiles?

Romans 11:17 And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree;

Romans 11:24 For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?


Torch: liberty


Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.


Leviticus 9:24 And there came a fire out from before the LORD, and consumed upon the altar the burnt offering and the fat: which when all the people saw, they shouted, and fell on their faces.


Leviticus 6:13 The fire shall ever be burning upon the altar; it shall never go out.

1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:


Oak branch: victory a symbol of strength and independence

Casting its leaves in winter.


Isaiah 6:13 But yet in it shall be a tenth, and it shall return, and shall be eaten: as a teil tree, and as an oak, whose substance is in them, when they cast their leaves: so the holy seed shall be the substance thereof.


There are 118 ridges in the dime:

Psalm 118

 1 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
   his love endures forever.

 2 Let Israel say:
   “His love endures forever.”
3 Let the house of Aaron say:
   “His love endures forever.”
4 Let those who fear the LORD say:
   “His love endures forever.”

 5 When hard pressed, I cried to the LORD;
   he brought me into a spacious place.
6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid.
   What can mere mortals do to me?
7 The LORD is with me; he is my helper.
   I look in triumph on my enemies.

 8 It is better to take refuge in the LORD
   than to trust in humans.
9 It is better to take refuge in the LORD
   than to trust in princes.
10 All the nations surrounded me,
   but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
11 They surrounded me on every side,
   but in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
12 They swarmed around me like bees,
   but they were consumed as quickly as burning thorns;
   in the name of the LORD I cut them down.
13 I was pushed back and about to fall,
   but the LORD helped me.
14 The LORD is my strength and my defense[a];
   he has become my salvation.

 15 Shouts of joy and victory
   resound in the tents of the righteous:
“The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
 16 The LORD’s right hand is lifted high;
   the LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!”
17 I will not die but live,
   and will proclaim what the LORD has done.
18 The LORD has chastened me severely,
   but he has not given me over to death.
19 Open for me the gates of the righteous;
   I will enter and give thanks to the LORD.
20 This is the gate of the LORD
   through which the righteous may enter.
21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me;
   you have become my salvation.

 22 The stone the builders rejected
   has become the cornerstone;
23 the LORD has done this,
   and it is marvelous in our eyes.
24 The LORD has done it this very day;
   let us rejoice today and be glad.

 25 LORD, save us!
   LORD, grant us success!

 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the LORD.
   From the house of the LORD we bless you.[b]
27 The LORD is God,
   and he has made his light shine on us.
With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession
   up[c] to the horns of the altar.

 28 You are my God, and I will praise you;
   you are my God, and I will exalt you.

 29 Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good;
   his love endures forever.