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That the number a hundred signifies what is full, is evident from other passages in the Word, as in Isaiah:--
There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days; for the child shall die a son of a hundred years, and the sinner a son of a hundred years shall be accursed (Isaiah 65:20);
where a hundred manifestly denotes what is full; for it is said, there shall be no more an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days, and a child and a sinner of a hundred years; that is, when his state is full.
 In Matthew:--
Every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My name's sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life (Matthew 19:29; Mark 10:29, 30);
where a hundredfold denotes what is full; or good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over (Luke 6:38).
 And in Luke:--
And other seed fell upon the good earth and having sprung up it brought forth fruit a hundredfold (Luke 8:8; Matt. 13:8, 23; Mark 4:20);
where also a hundred denotes what is full, which number would not have been mentioned unless it had signified that. The same is true where the Lord speaks by parable concerning the debtors, that one owed a hundred baths of oil, and the other a hundred cors of wheat (Luke 16:5-7). So also in other places where a hundred is mentioned. The case is similar with a thousand, respecting which number, see above (AC 2575).
from AC 2636
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