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Bible Statistics

Carl is a biblical scholar, minister, husband, father and life coach. In his mid-twenties he had a powerful encounter with God and saw miraculous healings as a result. He passionately shares these stories and empowers others to fulfill their God-given potential.

The Bible as a Whole:

  1. Number of books– 66
  2. Chapters– 1,189
  3. Verses– 31,101
  4. Words– 783,133
  5. Letters– 3,566,480
  6. Promises– 1,260
  7. Commands– 6,468
  8. Predictions– over 8,000
  9. 3,268 verses of fulfilled prophecy
  10. 3,140 verses of unfulfilled prophecy
  11. Questions– 3,296
  12. Longest name-18 letters (Isaiah 8:1)
  13. Longest verse– Esther 8:9
  14. Shortest verse– John 11:35
  15. Middle books– Michah and Nahum
  16. Middle verses– Psalm 103:1, 2
  17. Middle and shortest chapter-Psalm 117
  18. Largest book– Psalms
  19. Smallest book– 3 John (counting words)
  20. Longest chapter– Psalm 119
  21. Word God occurs– 3,358 times
  22. Lord occurs– 7,736 times
  23. Authors– 40
  24. Languages translated in– over 1,100
  25. First chapter divisions made in A.D. 1227
  26. First complete English Bible– A.D. 1380
Old Testament:
  1. Number of books– 39
  2. Chapters– 929
  3. Verse– 23,144
  4. Words– 602,582
  5. Letters– 2,728,100
  6. Middle book– Proverbs
  7. Middle chapter– Job 29
  8. Middle verse– 2 Chron. 18:30
  9. Smallest book– Obadiah
  10. Shortest verse- 1 Chron. 1:25
  11. Longest verse– Esther 8:9
  12. Longest chapter– Psalm 119
  13. Largest book– Psalms
New Testament:
  1. Number of books– 27
  2. Chapters– 260
  3. Verses– 7,957
  4. Words– 180,551
  5. Letters– 838,380
  6. Middle book– 2 Thessalonians
  7. Middle chapters– Romans 13; Romans 14
  8. Middle verse– Acts 7:7
  9. Smallest book– 3 John (counting words)
  10. Shortest verse– John 11:35
  11. Longest verse– Rev. 20:4
  12. Longest chapter– Luke 1
  13. Largest book– Luke[1]

Note: All statistics refer to the King James Bible (1611-AV).

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Bibliography:

[1] Finis Jennings Dake, Dake’s Topics (WORDsearch, 1991).

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