Hodgepodge of Bible Information

What is the shortest verse in the Bible?  John 11:35: “Jesus wept.”

What is the longest verse in the Bible?  It depends.

In the original languages, Revelation 20:4 has 58 words while Esther 8:9 has 43 words. So, the longest verse in the Bible in the original languages is Revelation 20:4, while the longest verse in the Bible in English translations is Esther 8:9.

Revelation 20:4 – “I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.”

Esther 8:9 – At once the royal secretaries were summoned—on the twenty-third day of the third month, the month of Sivan. They wrote out all Mordecai’s orders to the Jews, and to the satraps, governors and nobles of the 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush. These orders were written in the script of each province and the language of each people and also to the Jews in their own script and language. 

If you divide the Old Testament in two, the middle chapter is Job 29.

The middle chapter of the New Testament is Romans 13.

The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. According to the Guinness World Records website (guinnessworldrecords.com), research conducted by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 2021 suggests that the total number probably lies between 5 and 7 billion copies.

If you count Bibles taken from hotel rooms, the Bible is the most shoplifted book of all time.

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