Just the facts



1. The shortest verse in the Bible is John 11:35: “Jesus wept.”

2. The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119 and the shortest is Psalm 117.

3. Psalm 118 is right in the center of the Bible; there are 594 chapters before it and 594 chapters after it.

4. Obadiah, with 21 verses consisting of 602 words, is the shortest book in the Old Testament, and the third shortest in the Bible.

5. Third John is the shortest book in the Bible, with the fewest number of words, even though Second John has the fewest number of verses of any book in the Bible.

6. Job is the oldest book of the Bible and was written round 1500 BC; Malachi, written about 400 BC, is the youngest book in the Old Testament. James, written around 45 AD, is the oldest book in the New Testament, while Revelation, written about 95 AD, is the youngest book in the New Testament.

7. The last word in the Bible is AMEN.


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