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Bible Statistics

The system of chapters was introduced in A.D. 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro,
while the verse notations were added in 1551 by Robertus Stephanus, after the advent of printing.

The number of new Bibles that are sold, given away,
or otherwise distributed in the United States is about 168,000 per day.

The Bible can be read aloud in 70 hours.

There are 8,674 different Hebrew words in the Bible, 5,624 different Greek words,
and 12,143 different English words in the King James Version.


Bible Statistics

  • Number of books in the Bible: 66
  • Chapters: 1,189
  • Verses: 31,102
  • Words: 783,137
  • Letters: 3,116,480
  • Number of promises given in the Bible: 1,260
  • Commands: 6,468
  • Predictions: over 8,000
  • Fulfilled prophecy: 3,268 verses
  • Unfulfilled prophecy: 3,140
  • Number of questions: 3,294
  • Longest name: Mahershalalhashbaz (Isaiah 8:1)
  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words)
  • Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: "Jesus wept"). - This is the King James Bible. Some Bibles might be Job 3:2 (Job said.) but King James has that as "Job answered" which is longer than Jesus wept.
  • Middle books: Micah and Nahum
  • Middle verse: Psalm 103:2-3
  • Middle chapter: Psalm 117
  • Shortest chapter: Psalm 117 (by number of words)
  • Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters)
  • Shortest book (by number of words): 3 John
  • Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses)
  • Number of times the word "God" appears: 4,094
  • Number of times the word "Lord" appears: 6,781
  • Number of different authors: 40
  • Number of languages the Bible has been translated into: over 1,200


Old Testament Statistics

  • Number of books: 39
  • Chapters: 929
  • Verses: 23,145
  • Words: 602,585
  • Letters: 2,278,100
  • Middle book: Proverbs
  • Middle chapter: Job 20
  • Middle verses: 2 Chronicles 20:17,18
  • Smallest book: Obadiah
  • Shortest verse: 1 Chronicles 1:25
  • Longest verse: Esther 8:9
  • Longest chapter: Psalms 119
  • Largest book: Psalms


New Testament Statistics

  • Number of books: 27
  • Chapters: 260
  • Verses: 7,957
  • Words: 180,552
  • Letters: 838,380
  • Middle book: 2 Thessalonians
  • Middle chapters: Romans 8, 9
  • Middle verse: Acts 27:17
  • Smallest book: 3 John
  • Shortest verse: John 11:35
  • Longest verse: Revelation 20:4
  • Longest chapter: Luke 1
  • Largest book: Luke

 

 

 

 

 

 


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