What Are The Longest Chapters In The Bible?


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  1. Psalms 119
  2. Deuteronomy 28
  3. Numbers 7
  4. Leviticus 13
  5. Jeremiah 51
The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalms 119, which weighs in at a mighty 176 verses, or 2542 words. It is an acrostic poem which is rather cleverly constructed; the stanzas begin with sequential letters of the Hebrew alphabet and the verses of every respective stanza begin with the identical letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

It begins:
'1 Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, 
who walk according to the law of the LORD.'
And ends:
'176 I have strayed like a lost sheep.
Seek your servant,
for I have not forgotten your commands.'

It may be making up for its near neighbor Psalm 117, the shortest chapter in the Bible, which consists of only two verses and 28 words:
'1 Praise the LORD, all you nations;
extol him, all you peoples.
2 For great is his love toward us,
and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever.'

Deuteronomy is the second longest chapter in the Bible at 68 verses and 1997 words. Numbers 7 is the third longest chapter in the Bible at 89 verses and 1874 words.

The longest chapter in the New Testament is Luke 1 which consists of 80 verses and 1564 words.
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. Chapters Verses Words
Old Testament 929 23,214 622,771
New Testament 260 7,959 184,590
Bible 1,189 31,173 807,361

The longest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 119, and the middle and shortest chapter is Psalm 117. The middle chapter of the Old Testament is Job 29 and the middle chapter of the New Testament is Romans 13. The middle verse of the Bible is Psalm 118:8.The middle verse of the Old Testament is 2 Chronicles 20:17, and the middle verse of the New Testament is Acts 17:17.
Anonymous Profile
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Psalm 119.
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Sujith answered
Psalm 119

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