Friday Facts - Bible History Part 3

Back again for one more week is more interesting and fun facts about the Bible. The week includes fun facts about the verses and words in the Bible. I would love to meet the person that did all the counting to come up with these numbers! Wow... what a job that would be! :)

There are 31,173 verses in the entire Bible

23,214 of these verses are in the Old Testament

7,959 verses are in the New Testament

Psalm 118:8 is the middle verse of The Bible

2 Chronicles 20:17 is the middle verse of the Old Testament

Acts 17:17 is the middle verse of the New Testament

John 11:35 is the shortest verse in The Bible

The longest verse in The Bible is Esther 8:9

Verses that are alike are Psalm 107:8, 15, 21 and 31

Ezra 7:21 contains all the letters of the alphabet except 'J'

Daniel 4:37 contains all the letters of the alphabet except 'Q'

In the whole Bible there are 773,692 words

In the Old Testament there are 592,439 words

In the New Testament there are 181,253 words

The longest word in the Bible is "Mahershalalhashbaz" (18 letters) which is found in Isaiah 8:1.

Several of the words that are only found once in the Bible:
Eternity - Isaiah 57:15
Reverend - Psalm 111:9
Grandmother - 2 Timothy 1:5
Gnat - Matthew 23:24

15 Thoughts Shared:

Jill said...

Thanks again for taking time to collect and share all of that!

Hav a blessed weekend!

Joan said...

I'd love to meet the person who did all that counting too. Interesting stuff.

Thanks for sharing.
God Bless

Laurie Ann said...

This is always so interesting to me. I love that you share these with us. Very informative. Thanks, Melanie! Have a great Friday!

Debra said...


It's truly amazing isn't it! I've seen a video on Psalm 118 being the middle of the Bible and it was fascinating!

Blessings to you, sweet sister!

Paula (SweetPea) said...

These are some great facts. Although, it would seem there are more than 773,692 words. Let me guess the shortest verse of John 11:35 is "He wept." I'll have to check that one.

I can't believe that longest word. I'll have to check that one to see if it's a name or place or what.

Thanks so much for your visit and comments on my posting. I appreciate it greatly.
Sweet Blessings,

BP said...

Intersting! I like these two in particular: Ezra 7:21 contains all the letters of the alphabet except 'J'

Several of the words that are only found once in the Bible:
Eternity - Isaiah 57:15
Reverend - Psalm 111:9
Grandmother - 2 Timothy 1:5
Gnat - Matthew 23:24

Have a wonderful weekend, Melanie!

Erica said...

You are so awesome to give us all the facts and numbers. I am a numbers girl so I appreciate all of that!

Natalie said...

I have never read that word Maharsaahhhhhh... before. So interesting. There is always room for learning something new!

Debra said...


Tagged ... come take a look.


Peggy said...

Blessings Melanie...thanks so much for checking up on me & mostly praying! It's one thing to be "in a storm" when you're at home & surrounded by familiarity but a whole new thing when you're far from home, and it took me this long just to understand I need to understand hurricanes but flooding is as old & common as far back as Noah!

WOW! I saw all these facts without reading your intro & I thought now that's a feat to figure out all these facts...aMazing Melanie...then I noted how you mentioned you'd like to meet this person...duh?? Read the into
...wiz Peggy...These are outstanding facts! I especially was aMazed that eternity was only mentioned once (not so much the other ones)! You know what your
Friday facts had me doing yesterday, trying to figure out a special Bible passage for my birthday...10th book of the OT, 9th chapter...or 10th book of NT, it doesn't have 9 chapters...then I tried the 54th book but went backwards from Book 66. Then I read the 54th Psalm...Whatever verse, they were all God's Word..I ended up in Ephesians & 1 Timothy but the facts were fun & God's Word never fails!!! Thanks again!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

Wonderful facts to know! I am sad that grandmother is only in the bible once ;)

Joanne said...


What a great post. I love Bible trivia like that.

Eternity is only in the Bible once, wow?!?

Tonya said...

WOW - those are some VERY INTERESTING facts! I wonder how they found all of this? I mean, for example, the longest word in the Bible. I wonder if they have a computer program to tell them? (Even then, just looking for the answers would still be BIG!) I can't imagine physically looking for all of those. Man, I'm so ADHD that I'd forget what I was supposed to be looking for by the next chapter. O:-)

Thanks for sharing these FUN facts!

Have a GREAT weekend~

Laurie Ann said...

P. S. You've been tagged! Head on over and take a peek...

Cheryl said...


Always so much interesting tidbits you share on Friday!

Have a great weekend!