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Amazing Bible Facts and Statistics


  • 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.
  • A number of verses in the Bible (KJV) contain all but 1 letter of the alphabet: Ezra 7:21 contains all but the letter j; Joshua 7:24, 1 Kings 1:9, 1 Chronicles 12:40, 2 Chronicles 36:10, Ezekiel 28:13, Daniel 4:37, and Haggai 1:1 contain all but q; 2 Kings 16:15 and 1 Chronicles 4:10 contain all but z; and Galatians 1:14 contains all but k.


  • 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 verse: Psalm 118:8
  • 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: 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
  • Longest chapter: Psalms 119
  • Largest book: Psalms


  • 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

Special thanks to Amazing Bible Timeline for this wonderful information.

I typed this poem 7 years ago and taped it neatly in the front of my Bible. I love it and read it often.

God's Treasure

There is a treasure,
Rich beyond measure,
Offered to mortals today;
Some folks despise it,
Some criticize it,
Some would explain it away.

Some never read it,
Some never head it,
Some say "It's long had it's day";
Some people prize it,
And he who tried it,
Finds it's his comfort and stay.

God gave this treasure,
Rich beyond measure,
His Word, we call it today.
Let us believe it,
Gladly receive it,
Read, mark and learn to obey.



  1. So cool! I liked the poem too. There is also a song called "The Bible Stands" by Herb Evans 1917

  2. Very interesting Bible facts. Some I knew....Some I did not. Thanks for sharing. And the poem is so true. Thank you for sharing that too.


  3. Your welcome. It's a good thing to know our Bibles inside and out. The more we know our Bible the more we know God.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing. My beloved an I read through it together Friday evening. We both enjoyed it immensely. He asked who you were, so I shared where you lived, etc. and he was so happy. He and my oldest recently went on a missionary trip to Peru with our church, and it was an eye opening experience for both. I found a great fact that I did not know also about the names of the children of Jacob. I will see if I can post it on my blog in a couple of minutes. First I have a kitchen to go clean up.

  5. I really enjoyed your sharing, and absolutley loved the poem!! SO very beautiful, I think I would like to place it in my Bible as well! I have read a little of blog and hope to return, I have enjoyed what I have read so far! Keep up the great work!


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