Bible Facts & Figures
From Houghtaling’s Handbook 1889
The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters, 773,746 words, 31,173 verses 1,189 chapters, and 66 books. The word AND occurs 46,277 times. The word LORD occurs 1,855 times. The word REVEREND occures but once, which is in the 9th verse of the 111th Psalm. The middle verse is the 8th verse of the 118th Psalm. The 21st verse of the 7th chapter of Ezra contains all the letters of the alphabet, except the letter J. The 19th chapter of II Kings and the 37th chapter of Isaiah are alike. The longest verse is the 9th verse of the 8th chapter of Esther. The shortest verse is the 35th verse of the 11th chapter of St. John. There are no words or names of more than six syllables.