How many chapters, verses, and words are in the Bible?
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). In the Suggested Links section below you can download a PDF of all the chapters and verses of the Bible.
Old Testament Chapters and Verses
The number of chapters and verses in the Old Testament are as follows:
|Song of Solomon||8||117|
New Testament Chapters and Verses
The number of chapters and verses in the New Testament are as follows:
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.
Psalm 119 is an acrostic Psalm with 22 sections with eight lines. Each of the eight lines in each section starts with a Hebrew letter in the alphabet. The entire Hebrew alphabet outlines the chapter.
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.
2. Menahem Mansoor. Biblical Hebrew. Baker Book House. 1980. vol. 1. pp. 13-14.
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