In Appendix 24 of the Quran by Dr. Rahsad Khalifa, it states:

[71] The number of letters, plus the number of words in 3:78 and in the false verses 9:128-129, give the same total, 143. Verse 3:78 consists of 27 words and 116 letters, & 9:128-129 consist of 115 letters and 28 words.

Let’s check these findings.

Below is the Arabic text for verse 3:78.

وَإِنَّ مِنْهُمْ لَفَرِيقًا يَلْوُۥنَ أَلْسِنَتَهُم بِٱلْكِتَٰبِ لِتَحْسَبُوهُ مِنَ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ وَمَا هُوَ مِنَ ٱلْكِتَٰبِ وَيَقُولُونَ هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ وَمَا هُوَ مِنْ عِندِ ٱللَّهِ وَيَقُولُونَ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ ٱلْكَذِبَ وَهُمْ يَعْلَمُونَ

Below is the Arabic text for 9:128-129:

لَقَدْ جَآءَكُمْ رَسُولٌۭ مِّنْ أَنفُسِكُمْ عَزِيزٌ عَلَيْهِ مَا عَنِتُّمْ حَرِيصٌ عَلَيْكُم بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ رَءُوفٌۭ رَّحِيمٌۭ

فَإِن تَوَلَّوْا۟ فَقُلْ حَسْبِىَ ٱللَّهُ لَآ إِلَـٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۖ عَلَيْهِ تَوَكَّلْتُ ۖ وَهُوَ رَبُّ ٱلْعَرْشِ ٱلْعَظِيمِ

Below is the word and letter count for the verses.

Word CountVerseArabicLetter CountVerseArabicLetter Count
13:78وَإِنَّ39:128لَقَدْ3
23:78مِنْهُمْ49:128جَآءَكُمْ5
33:78لَفَرِيقًا69:128رَسُولٌۭ4
43:78يَلْوُنَ49:128مِّنْ3
53:78أَلْسِنَتَهُم79:128أَنفُسِكُمْ6
63:78بِٱلْكِتَٰبِ59:128عَزِيزٌ4
73:78لِتَحْسَبُوهُ79:128عَلَيْهِ4
83:78مِنَ29:128مَا2
93:78ٱلْكِتَٰبِ59:128عَنِتُّمْ4
103:78وَمَا39:128حَرِيصٌ4
113:78هُوَ29:128عَلَيْكُم5
123:78مِنَ29:128بِٱلْمُؤْمِنِينَ9
133:78ٱلْكِتَٰبِ59:128رَءُوفٌۭ4
143:78وَيَقُولُونَ79:128رَّحِيمٌۭ4
153:78هُوَ29:129فَإِن3
163:78مِنْ29:129تَوَلَّوْا۟5
173:78عِندِ39:129فَقُلْ3
183:78ٱللَّهِ49:129حَسْبِىَ4
193:78وَمَا39:129ٱللَّهُ4
203:78هُوَ29:129لَآ2
213:78مِنْ29:129إِلَـٰهَ3
223:78عِندِ39:129إِلَّا3
233:78ٱللَّهِ49:129هُوَ2
243:78وَيَقُولُونَ79:129عَلَيْهِ4
253:78عَلَى39:129تَوَكَّلْتُ5
263:78ٱللَّهِ49:129وَهُوَ3
273:78ٱلْكَذِبَ59:129رَبُّ2
283:78وَهُمْ39:129ٱلْعَرْشِ5
293:78يَعْلَمُونَ69:129ٱلْعَظِيمِ6
Totals115115

So while the appendix presents different counts of the word and letter counts for the verses, the totals, as shown above, still support the same conclusion.

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