Whether you’re trying to determine which book of the Bible to memorize or you just want some fun Bible trivia facts, below is a list of all 66 books of the Bible as well as:
- How many chapters are in each book of the Bible
- How many verses are in each book of the Bible
- The average verses per chapter in every book of the Bible
We’re not including word count in this list since that changes dramatically based on the version of the Bible that you’re using. However, for the most part, the Bible sections (number of chapters and verses) remains constant.
Below you’ll find the chapter and verse counts for each book in the Old Testament and the New Testament, that way if you’re wanting to read or memorize a chapter from the Bible, you can see how long it is.
Chapters and Verses in the Old Testament of the Bible
|Song of Songs||8||117||15|
Chapters & Verses in the New Testament of the Bible
Additional Bible-Related Facts and Numbers
In addition to answering the question about how many chapters are in each book of the Bible, here are a few additional fun facts worth knowing.
There are 929 chapters across 39 books of the Old Testament of the Bible.
There are 260 chapters across 27 books of the Bible.
There are 1,189 chapters within the 66 books that make up the modern Bible.
There are 31,102 verses in the Bible, which is made up of 23,145 verses in the Old Testament and 7,957 verses in the New Testament.
The longest chapter is Psalm 119, which has a total of 176 verses.
Because there are so many different translations of the Bible, and each translation uses a different number of words for each verse, chapter and book, this is a difficult question to answer. In general, the English Bible runs around 785,000 words in length.