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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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** 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 1         17                    91                     2769
Leviticus 2         16                    92                     2785
Leviticus 3         17                    93                     2802
Leviticus 4         35                    94                     2837
Leviticus 5         19                    95                     2856
Leviticus 6         30                    96                     2886
Leviticus 7         38                    97                     2924
Leviticus 8         36                    98                     2960
Leviticus 9         24                    99                     2984
Leviticus 10        20                   100                     3004
Leviticus 11        47                   101                     3051
Leviticus 12         8                   102                     3059
Leviticus 13        59                   103                     3118
Leviticus 14        57                   104                     3175
Leviticus 15        33                   105                     3208
Leviticus 16        34                   106                     3242
Leviticus 17        16                   107                     3258
Leviticus 18        30                   108                     3288
Leviticus 19        37                   109                     3325
Leviticus 20        27                   110                     3352
Leviticus 21        24                   111                     3376
Leviticus 22        33                   112                     3409
Leviticus 23        44                   113                     3453
Leviticus 24        23                   114                     3476
Leviticus 25        55                   115                     3531
Leviticus 26        46                   116                     3577
Leviticus 27        34                   117                     3611

Numbers 1           54                   118                     3665
Numbers 2           34                   119                     3699
Numbers 3           51                   120                     3750
Numbers 4           49                   121                     3799
Numbers 5           31                   122                     3830
Numbers 6           27                   123                     3857
Numbers 7           89                   124                     3946
Numbers 8           26                   125                     3972
Numbers 9           23                   126                     3995
Numbers 10          36                   127                     4031
Numbers 11          35                   128                     4066
Numbers 12          16                   129                     4082
Numbers 13          33                   130                     4115
Numbers 14          45                   131                     4160
Numbers 15          41                   132                     4201   
Numbers 16          50                   133                     4251
Numbers 17          13                   134                     4264
Numbers 18          32                   135                     4296
Numbers 19          22                   136                     4318
Numbers 20          29                   137                     4347
Numbers 21          35                   138                     4382
Numbers 22          41                   139                     4423
Numbers 23          30                   140                     4453
Numbers 24          25                   141                     4478
Numbers 25          18                   142                     4496
Numbers 26          65                   143                     4561
Numbers 27          23                   144                     4584
Numbers 28          31                   145                     4615
Numbers 29          40                   146                     4655
Numbers 30          16                   147                     4671 
Numbers 31          54                   148                     4725
Numbers 32          42                   149                     4767
Numbers 33          56                   150                     4823
Numbers 34          29                   151                     4852
Numbers 35          34                   152                     4886
Numbers 36          13                   153                     4899                         
      
Deuteronomy 1       46                   154                     4945
Deuteronomy 2       37                   155                     4982
Deuteronomy 3       29                   156                     5011
Deuteronomy 4       49                   157                     5060
Deuteronomy 5       33                   158                     5093
Deuteronomy 6       25                   159                     5118
Deuteronomy 7       26                   160                     5144
Deuteronomy 8       20                   161                     5164
Deuteronomy 9       29                   162                     5193
Deuteronomy 10      22                   163                     5215
Deuteronomy 11      32                   164                     5247
Deuteronomy 12      32                   165                     5279
Deuteronomy 13      18                   166                     5297
Deuteronomy 14      29                   167                     5326
Deuteronomy 15      23                   168                     5349
Deuteronomy 16      22                   169                     5371
Deuteronomy 17      20                   170                     5391
Deuteronomy 18      22                   171                     5413
Deuteronomy 19      21                   172                     5434
Deuteronomy 20      20                   173                     5454
Deuteronomy 21      23                   174                     5477
Deuteronomy 22      30                   175                     5507
Deuteronomy 23      25                   176                     5532
Deuteronomy 24      22                   177                     5554
Deuteronomy 25      19                   178                     5573
Deuteronomy 26      19                   179                     5592
Deuteronomy 27      26                   180                     5618
Deuteronomy 28      68                   181                     5686
Deuteronomy 29      29                   182                     5715
Deuteronomy 30      20                   183                     5735
Deuteronomy 31      30                   184                     5765
Deuteronomy 32      52                   185                     5817
Deuteronomy 33      29                   186                     5846
Deuteronomy 34      12                   187                     5858  
    
Joshua 1            18                   188                     5876
Joshua 2            24                   189                     5900
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 2           30                    24                      680
2 Nephi 3           25                    25                      705
2 Nephi 4           35                    26                      740
2 Nephi 5           34                    27                      774
2 Nephi 6           18                    28                      792
2 Nephi 7           11                    29                      803
2 Nephi 8           25                    30                      828
2 Nephi 9           54                    31                      882
2 Nephi 10          25                    32                      907
2 Nephi 11           8                    33                      915
2 Nephi 12          22                    34                      937
2 Nephi 13          26                    35                      963
2 Nephi 14           6                    36                      969
2 Nephi 15          30                    37                      999
    



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