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Faith Filled Friday: Bible Statistics

October 19, 2018

There are 66 books; 1,189 chapters; 31,102 verses
There are 40 different authors
The middle books are Micah and Nahum
The middle verses are Psalm 103:1,2
The middle chapter is Psalm 117 (another post had that there were 594 chapters before Psalm 118, and 594 chapters after Psalm 118)
The longest verse is Esther 8:9 (90 words)
The shortest verse is John 11:35  (“Jesus wept”)
The shortest chapter is Psalm 117  (only 2 verses)
The longest chapter is Psalm 119 (176 verses)
The shortest book is 2 John (13 verses)
The longest book is Psalm 119 (150 chapters)
The word “God” appears in 3,893 verses; “Lord” appears in 6,749 verses.
Two books are named for women: Ruth and Esther
Sheep are mentioned 186 times in the Bible—more than any other animal.
‘Bible’ derived from Greek word biblia, meaning “the books”
‘Scriptures’ derived from Latin scriptura, meaning “the writings”
Moses wrote the first 5 books in the Old Testament
“Do not be afraid” is written in the Bible 365 times. That’s a daily reminder from God to live everyday fearless.
The Bible is a lamp; milk, bread, meat, living water, a map, staff, compass, the soldier’s sword and the believer’s charter.
It was one of the first books printed with moveable type; done in Mainz, Germany, shortly after 1450 A.D. by Johannes Gutenberg
The Bible is the most stolen book, and the most stolen product is anointing oil.

Being a Christian is like being a Pumpkin
God picks you from the patch and brings you in. John 15:16
Then washes all the dirt off of you. 2 Corinthians 5:17
He opens you up and scoops out all the yucky stuff. He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Romans 6:6
Then He carves you a new smiling face. Psalm 71:23
And He puts His light inside you to shine for all the world to see. Matthew 5:16

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