Bible Statistics

Amazing Bible Facts And Statistics  – compiled from various sites and sources

Number of books in the Bible: 66
Chapters: 1,189
Verses: 31,101
Words: 783,137
Letters: 3,566,480
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”).
Middle books: Micah and Nahum
Middle chapter: Psalm 117
Shortest chapter (by number of words): 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: 3,358
Number of times the word “Lord” appears: 7,736
Number of different authors: 40
Number of languages the Bible has been translated into: over 1,200

Number of books: 39
Chapters: 929
Verses: 23,114
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  (78 words)
Longest chapter: Psalms 119

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  (68 words)
Longest chapter: Luke 1
Largest book: Luke

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.

Based on the King James Version of the Holy Bible
•        Written by Approximately 40 Authors
•        Written over a period of 1,600 years
•        Written over 40 generations
•        Written in three languages: Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic
•        Written on three continents: Europe, Asia and Africa
•        Written in different locations: wilderness, dungeon, palace, prison, in exile, at home
•        Written by men from all occupations: kings, peasants, doctors, fishermen, tax collectors, scholars, etc.
•        Written in different times: war, peace, poverty, prosperity, freedom and slavery
•        Written in different moods: heights of joy to the depths of despair
•        Written in harmonious agreement on a widely diverse range of subjects and doctrines

10 Longest Books in the Bible
•        Psalm – 150 chapters, 2,461 verses, 43,743 words
•        Jeremiah – 52 chapters, 1,364 verses, 42,659 words
•        Ezekiel – 48 chapters, 1,273 verses, 39,407 words
•        Genesis – 50 chapters, 1,533 verses, 38,267 words
•        Isaiah – 66 chapters, 1,292 verses, 37,044 words
•        Numbers – 36 chapters, 1,288 verses, 32,902 words
•        Exodus – 40 chapters, 1,213 verses, 32.602 words
•        Deuteronomy – 34 chapters, 959 verses, 28,461 words
•        2 Chronicles – 36 chapters, 822 verses, 26,074 words
•        Luke – 24 chapters, 1,151 verses, 25,944 words

10 Shortest Books in the Bible
•        3 John – 1 chapter, 14 verses, 299 words
•        2 John – 1 chapter, 13 verses, 303 words
•        Philemon – 1 chapter, 25 verses, 445 words
•        Jude – 1 chapter, 25 verses, 613 words
•        Obadiah – 1 chapter, 21 verses, 670 words
•        Titus – 3 chapters, 46 verses, 921 words
•        2 Thessalonians – 3 chapters, 47 verses, 1,042 words
•        Haggai – 2 chapters, 38 verses, 1,131 words
•        Nahum – 3 chapters, 47 verses, 1,285 words
•        Jonah – 4 chapters, 48 verses, 1,321 words

James 5:16



“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed.” (James 5:16)

The Holy Scripture does not just emphasize on praying personally to God; it also stresses the importance on praying for one another. A local church ought to be a community of believers that is devoted to pray for one another. We must pray for one another’s struggle with sin. We should uphold each other in intercession during times of disappointment. We have to fight on our knees for one another’s needs.

To pray for one another, we have to confess our sins and share our struggles with one another. People are not omniscient; only God is. People know our struggles when we open our hearts to them. But many in church live with closed hearts. In this way, we cannot obey God’s word which encourages us to pray for one another. Sometimes, God may not answer our prayers because He wants us to learn to depend on His people for prayers.

The reason God has brought us together as a church is so that we would pray for one another and pray together for others. Sadly, numerous people in the churches sit together or perhaps talk together, but do not pray for one another. This only shows the weakness of our interpersonal relationship and powerlessness of our church. No church can be strong without having its believers pray for one another. No church can be united together in love without crying out for one another’s welfare.

Introspection: Do I pray for other believes in my church? Do I join with my church and pray for others? Do I confess my sins and struggles so that my church would pray for me and stand with me in my battles?

Prayer: Lord Jesus Christ, how beautiful is Your community! Help us to confess our sins and sufferings with one another and pray for each other. Enlighten us to know that Christian life is not a lonesome battle. Lead us to live together as a praying community. In Jesus name we pray. Amen
Bless you.

Titus 1:2

in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago,

Titus 1:2

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You that eternal life is not only a sure hope for the future but is already my present possession today. Thank You for Your promise of eternal life to all who have trusted Christ as Saviour and thank You that Your word is true and Your promises stand fast for ever and ever, I pray that as Your ambassador on earth I may live as a worthy citizen of heaven to Your praise and glory, AMEN