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The Center of the Bible – center chapter and center verse


One source says: The center chapter of the Bible is Psalm 118.  There are exactly 594 chapters before Psalm 118, and exactly 594 chapters after it. When you add the number of chapters before Psalms 118 and those after, the sum is 1,118. And the verse at the very center of the Bible is Psalms 118:8.  The shortest chapter of the Bible falls just after this center chapter– Psalm 117

Another source says: There are a total of 1,189 chapters in the Bible (on average, 18 per book). Psalm 117, the shortest chapter, is also the middle chapter of the Bible, being the 595th Chapter. Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter of the Bible. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter of the Bible.

And another source says: Thus, it is Psalm 117, not 118, that is the center chapter of the Bible. The King James version of the Bible has an even number of verses (31,102) and, thus, does not have a single middle verse. The “middle verses” are Psalm 103:1-2, with 15,550 verses before and after.


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Workspace (calculations in progress) :

** King James version of the Bible **
Book & chapter   # of verses    Running total, chapters   Running total, verses  
Genesis 1           31                     1                       31
Genesis 2           25                     2                       56
Genesis 3           24                     3                       80
Genesis 4           26                     4                      106
Genesis 5           32                     5                      138
Genesis 6           22                     6                      160
Genesis 7           24                     7                      184
Genesis 8           22                     8                      206
Genesis 9           29                     9                      235
Genesis 10          32                    10                      267
Genesis 11          32                    11                      299
Genesis 12          20                    12                      319
Genesis 13          18                    13                      337
Genesis 14          24                    14                      361
Genesis 15          21                    15                      382
Genesis 16          16                    16                      398
Genesis 17          27                    17                      415
Genesis 18          33                    18                      448
Genesis 19          38                    19                      486
Genesis 20          18                    20                      504
Genesis 21          34                    21                      538
Genesis 22          24                    22                      562
Genesis 23          20                    23                      582
Genesis 24          67                    24                      649
Genesis 25          34                    25                      683
Genesis 26          35                    26                      718
Genesis 27          46                    27                      764
Genesis 28          22                    28                      786
Genesis 29          35                    29                      821
Genesis 30          43                    30                      864
Genesis 31          55                    31                      919
Genesis 32          32                    32                      951
Genesis 33          20                    33                      971
Genesis 34          31                    34                     1002
Genesis 35          29                    35                     1031
Genesis 36          43                    36                     1074
Genesis 37          36                    37                     1110
Genesis 38          30                    38                     1140
Genesis 39          23                    39                     1163
Genesis 40          23                    40                     1186
Genesis 41          57                    41                     1243
Genesis 42          38                    42                     1281
Genesis 43          34                    43                     1315
Genesis 44          34                    44                     1349
Genesis 45          28                    45                     1377
Genesis 46          34                    46                     1411
Genesis 47          31                    47                     1442
Genesis 48          22                    48                     1464
Genesis 49          33                    49                     1513
Genesis 50          26                    50                     1539

Exodus 1            22                    51                     1561 
Exodus 2            25                    52                     1586
Exodus 3            22                    53                     1608
Exodus 4            31                    54                     1639
Exodus 5            23                    55                     1662
Exodus 6            30                    56                     1692
Exodus 7            25                    57                     1717
Exodus 8            32                    58                     1749
Exodus 9            35                    59                     1784
Exodus 10           29                    60                     1813
Exodus 11           10                    61                     1823
Exodus 12           51                    62                     1874
Exodus 13           22                    63                     1896
Exodus 14           31                    64                     1927
Exodus 15           27                    65                     1954
Exodus 16           36                    66                     1990
Exodus 17           16                    67                     2006
Exodus 18           27                    68                     2033
Exodus 19           25                    69                     2058
Exodus 20           26                    70                     2084
Exodus 21           36                    71                     2120
Exodus 22           31                    72                     2151
Exodus 23           33                    73                     2184
Exodus 24           18                    74                     2202
Exodus 25           40                    75                     2242
Exodus 26           37                    76                     2279
Exodus 27           21                    77                     2300
Exodus 28           43                    78                     2343
Exodus 29           46                    79                     2389
Exodus 30           38                    80                     2427
Exodus 31           18                    81                     2445
Exodus 32           35                    82                     2480
Exodus 33           23                    83                     2503
Exodus 34           35                    84                     2538
Exodus 35           35                    85                     2573
Exodus 36           38                    86                     2611
Exodus 37           29                    87                     2640
Exodus 38           31                    88                     2671
Exodus 39           43                    89                     2714
Exodus 40           38                    90                     2752

Leviticus                                
      
 
Leviticus            27
Numbers              36
Deuteronomy          34
Joshua               24
Judges               21
Ruth                  4
1 Samuel             31
2 Samuel             24
1 Kings              22
2 Kings              25
1 Corinthians        29
2 Corinthians        36
Ezra                 10
Nehemiah             13
Esther               10
Job                  42
Psalms              150
Proverbs             31
Ecclesiastes         12
Song of Solomon       8
Isaiah               66
Jeremiah             52
Lamentations          5
Ezekiel              48
Daniel               12
Hosea                14
Joel                  3
Amos                  9
Obadiah               1
Jonah                 4
Micah                 7
Nahum                 3
Habakkuk              3
Zephaniah             3
Haggai                2
Zechariah            14
Malachi               4

** The Book of Mormon **
Book & chapter   # of verses    Running total, chapters   Running total, verses
1 Nephi 1           20                     1                       20
1 Nephi 2           24                     2                       44
1 Nephi 3           31                     3                       75
1 Nephi 4           38                     4                      113
1 Nephi 5           22                     5                      135
1 Nephi 6            6                     6                      141
1 Nephi 7           22                     7                      163
1 Nephi 8           38                     8                      201
1 Nephi 9            6                     9                      207
1 Nephi 10          22                    10                      229
1 Nephi 11          36                    11                      265
1 Nephi 12          23                    12                      288
1 Nephi 13          42                    13                      330
1 Nephi 14          30                    14                      360
1 Nephi 15          36                    15                      396
1 Nephi 16          39                    16                      435
1 Nephi 17          55                    17                      490
1 Nephi 18          25                    18                      515
1 Nephi 19          24                    19                      539
1 Nephi 20          22                    20                      561
1 Nephi 21          26                    21                      587
1 Nephi 22          31                    22                      618
2 Nephi 1           32                    23                      650
2 Nephi 



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