The Holy Scriptures
How sweet are thy words unto my taste!
Did you know?
The Bible has 66 books. There are 39 in the Old Testament and 27 in the New Testament. It has 1,189 chapters: 929 in the Old Testament and 260 in the New Testament. It has about 31,193 verses: 23,325 in the Old Testament and 7,058 in the New Testament. In the original it has 430,938 words containing over 3,000,000 letters.
The smallest book in the Old Testament is Obadiah with one chapter. In the New Testament, the smallest books are Philemon, 2 John, 3 John and Jude, also with one chapter.
The smallest chapter in the Old Testament (not counting the book of Psalms) is Esther chapter 10 with 3 verses. The smallest chapter in the New Testament is Revelation 15, having 8 verses.
The smallest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 117, the longest chapter is Psalm 119 and the middle chapter in the Bible is Psalm 118. The middle verse in the Bible is Psalm 118:8, which says, "It is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in man."
The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9.
The shortest verses are Exodus 20 verses 13, 14, 15, John 11:35 and I Thess. 5:16,17, which last says, "Pray unceasingly".
The Bible has been translated into more languages than any other book in history at almost 1,670. The works of Lenin come in a far second at 200 and even the well-known Shakespeare has been translated into only 97 languages. Since the invention of printing more than 6 billion copies of Godís Holy Word have been printed.
*Question: When you read Psalm 119 you will discover that there is a reference to Godís word, statutes, decrees, laws and commandments in each of its 176 verses except for two verses. Can you find them?
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