Bible Question:

How many chapters, verses, and words are in the Bible?

Bible Answer:

The number of chapters, verses and words in the Old Testament, New Testament and entire Bible depends upon the Bible translation. Each Bible will have a different number as the translators try to accurately communicate the sense of the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, but the differences should be small. Here are the chapters, verses and words in the New American Standard Bible (NASB).

OLD TESTAMENT92923,214622,771
NEW TESTAMENT2607,959184,590
ENTIRE BIBLE1,18931,173807,361

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, and the middle and shortest chapter is Psalm 117. The middle chapter of the Old Testament is Job 29 and the middle chapter of the New Testament is Romans 13. The middle verse of the Bible is Psalm 118:8.The middle verse of the Old Testament is 2 Chronicles 20:17, and the middle verse of the New Testament is Acts 17:17.[1]


Is it not amazing that God used about 40 authors to write the Bible, and yet the flow of the Bible is consistent and unchanged? It all points to Jesus Christ The prophecies point to Him. The miracles He performed remind us that He is God. His teachings were amazing, and His control of nature was real. The entire Bible is about Him. It is about our God.


1. The Open Bible. New American Standard Bible. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1977. p. 1227.


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