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  • 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.


*originally posted June 26, 2006


  1. What a beautiful poem. It's so fitting. The facts are neat to know, some of them I knew or have heard, some i had not.

  2. Anonymous12:12 PM

    I really like that poem! Thanks for sharing the stats too. (o:

  3. Saint Augustine said, "I have read in Plato and Cicero sayings that are wise and very beautiful; but I have never read in either of them: Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden."

    The Bible is such a precious, holy book!

  4. LOVE...the poem and the stats. Think I will have to copy and paste this post into WORD so I can have it when I need it and not have to HUNT...thinking *now what blog did I read that on* you ever do that...

  5. Anonymous10:32 AM

    These are awesome!! :-) I love stuff like that!!

  6. That is a lovely poem (so true, too); I'll have to copy that one for myself, too :o)

  7. Thanks for posting this. I love the little poem and I loved the Bible facts. Great post!!!!

  8. I loved the special information about the Bible. I especially loved the poem. I love the Bible with all my heart because I know and love the author personally. connie from Texas

  9. Neat post Tori!!!! thansk!

  10. Great poem...and so true!


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