INTERESTING FACTS OF THE BIBLE

The Bible was written by inspiration by about 40 men in a period of about 1600 years dating from 1500 BC to approx. 100 AD

The word is a lamp (Psalms 119:105) Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.

The Bible is the word of faith. (Romans 10:8) But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach;

The Bible was written as inspiration through the Holy Spirit

(2 Peter 1:21) For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.

They wrote not in human words but of a divine nature.

(1 Corinthians 2:13) Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

The Bible contains 3,566,480 letters KJV

773,746 words KJV

31,102 verses KJV

1,189 chapters KJV

66 books KJV

The Old Testament has 39 books

The New Testament has 27 books

The word Jehovah occurs 6,855 times

Lord 1,853 times

And 46,277 times

Reverend (1) (Psalms 111:9)

He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name.

The book of Esther contains 10 chapters but neither Lord, nor God will be found in either

The middle chapter and the shortest of the Bible is KJV (Psalms 117:1-2)
 
 

1. O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

2. For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

The middle verse of the Bible is (Psalms 118:8) It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

The middle book of the Old Testament is Proverbs

The middle chapter of the Old Testament is Job 29

The middle verse of the Old Testament is (2 Chronicles 20:13) And all Judah stood before the Lord, with their little ones, their wives, and their children.

The middle book of the NT is II Thessalonians

The middle chapter in the NT is Romans 131/2

The middle verse in the NT is (Acts 17:17)

Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

The longest verse in the Bible contains 90 words KJV Esther 8:9

  1. Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.
The shortest verse is (John 11:35)

Jesus wept.

The longest word in the Bible is found in (Isaiah 8:1)

Moreover the Lord said unto me, Take thee a great roll, and write in it with a man's pen concerning Mahershalalhashbaz.

In (Ezra 7:21) there is every letter of the alphabet except "j"

And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,

II Kings chapter 19 and Isaiah chapter 37 are nearly identical
 
 

The KJV was first printed in 1611.

The American Standard in 1901.

The first Bible printed in the US was in 1663. It was published by John Eliot the so called "Apostle to the Indians". 

The first time the Bible was ever translated was in 270 BC when the OT was translated into Greek in Alexandria, Egypt.

THE BIBLE IS THE ONLY BOOK THAT CAN SAVE A MANS LIFE

John 12:48

He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.
 
 

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