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justfunbomcenter (Book of Mormon center ** )

The Center of the Book of Mormon – center chapter and center verse

My calculations:

• As seen below on this page of my website, I independently determined the total number of chapters and verses in the Book of Mormon.  There are 229 chapters in the Book of Mormon, which means that Alma 20 is the middle chapter of the Book of  Mormon (114 chapters before it and 114 chapters after it).  Alma chapter 20 has an even number of verses (30), so the middle two verses of the Book of Mormon, using chapters as the reference point, are verses 15 and 16 of Alma 20.  Interestingly, the message in these two verses centers on the brethren of Ammon being just men and holy prophets of the true God.
• Calculating the middle verse of the Book of Mormon using only the total number of verses and not taking chapters into consideration gives a different result.  There are a total of 6,604 verses in the Book of Mormon.  Since there are an even number of verses, there is not an individual verse that represents the middle, but two verses represent the middle.  Those two verses are Alma 27:23-24. There are 6,602 verses before them and 6,602 verses after them.  How appropriate that those two verses focus on the sincere repentance of the Anti-Nephi-Lehies.

** 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
2 Nephi 16            13                   38                            1012
2 Nephi 17            25                   39                            1037
2 Nephi 18            22                   40                            1059
2 Nephi 19            21                   41                            1080
2 Nephi 20            34                   42                            1114
2 Nephi 21            16                   43                            1130
2 Nephi 22             6                   44                            1136
2 Nephi 23            22                   45                            1158
2 Nephi 24            32                   46                            1190
2 Nephi 25            30                   47                            1220
2 Nephi 26            33                   48                            1253
2 Nephi 27            35                   49                            1288
2 Nephi 28            32                   50                            1320
2 Nephi 29            14                   51                            1334
2 Nephi 30            18                   52                            1352
2 Nephi 31            21                   53                            1373
2 Nephi 32             9                   54                            1382
2 Nephi 33            15                   55                            1397
Jacob 1               19                   56                            1416
Jacob 2               35                   57                            1451
Jacob 3               14                   58                            1465
Jacob 4               18                   59                            1483
Jacob 5               77                   60                            1560
Jacob 6               13                   61                            1573
Jacob 7               27                   62                            1600

Enos 1                27                   63                            1627

Jarom 1               15                   64                            1642

Omni 1                30                   65                            1672

Words of Mormon 1     18                   66                            1690

Mosiah 1              18                   67                            1708
Mosiah 2              41                   68                            1749
Mosiah 3              27                   69                            1776
Mosiah 4              30                   70                            1806
Mosiah 5              15                   71                            1821
Mosiah 6               7                   72                            1828
Mosiah 7              33                   73                            1861
Mosiah 8              21                   74                            1882
Mosiah 9              19                   75                            1901
Mosiah 10             22                   76                            1923
Mosiah 11             29                   77                            1952
Mosiah 12             37                   78                            1989
Mosiah 13             35                   79                            2024
Mosiah 14             12                   80                            2036
Mosiah 15             31                   81                            2067
Mosiah 16             15                   82                            2082
Mosiah 17             20                   83                            2102
Mosiah 18             35                   84                            2137
Mosiah 19             29                   85                            2166
Mosiah 20             26                   86                            2192
Mosiah 21             36                   87                            2228
Mosiah 22             16                   88                            2244
Mosiah 23             39                   89                            2283
Mosiah 24             25                   90                            2308
Mosiah 25             24                   91                            2332
Mosiah 26             39                   92                            2371
Mosiah 27             37                   93                            2408
Mosiah 28             20                   94                            2428
Mosiah 29             47                   95                            2475

Alma 1                33                   96                            2508
Alma 2                38                   97                            2546
Alma 3                27                   98                            2573
Alma 4                20                   99                            2593
Alma 5                62                  100                            2655
Alma 6                 8                  101                            2663
Alma 7                27                  102                            2690
Alma 8                32                  103                            2722
Alma 9                34                  104                            2756
Alma 10               32                  105                            2788
Alma 11               46                  106                            2834
Alma 12               37                  107                            2871
Alma 13               31                  108                            2902
Alma 14               29                  109                            2931
Alma 15               19                  110                            2950
Alma 16               21                  111                            2971
Alma 17               39                  112                            3010
Alma 18               43                  113                            3053
Alma 19               36                  114                            3089
Alma 20               30                  115                            3119
Alma 21               23                  116                            3142
Alma 22               35                  117                            3177
Alma 23               18                  118                            3195
Alma 24               30                  119                            3225
Alma 25               17                  120                            3242
Alma 26               37                  121                            3279
Alma 27               30                  122                            3309
Alma 28               14                  123                            3323
Alma 29               17                  124                            3340
Alma 30               60                  125                            3400
Alma 31               38                  126                            3438
Alma 32               43                  127                            3481
Alma 33               23                  128                            3504
Alma 34               41                  129                            3545
Alma 35               16                  130                            3561
Alma 36               30                  131                            3591
Alma 37               47                  132                            3638
Alma 38               15                  133                            3653
Alma 39               19                  134                            3672
Alma 40               26                  135                            3698
Alma 41               15                  136                            3713
Alma 42               31                  137                            3744
Alma 43               54                  138                            3798
Alma 44               24                  139                            3822
Alma 45               24                  140                            3846
Alma 46               41                  141                            3887
Alma 47               36                  142                            3923
Alma 48               25                  143                            3948
Alma 49               30                  144                            3978
Alma 50               40                  145                            4018
Alma 51               37                  146                            4055
Alma 52               40                  147                            4095
Alma 53               23                  148                            4118
Alma 54               24                  149                            4142
Alma 55               35                  150                            4177
Alma 56               57                  151                            4234
Alma 57               36                  152                            4270
Alma 58               41                  153                            4311
Alma 59               13                  154                            4324
Alma 60               36                  155                            4360
Alma 61               21                  156                            4381
Alma 62               52                  157                            4433
Alma 63               17                  158                            4450

Helaman 1             34                  159                            4484
Helaman 2             14                  160                            4498
Helaman 3             37                  161                            4535
Helaman 4             26                  162                            4561
Helaman 5             52                  163                            4613
Helaman 6             41                  164                            4654
Helaman 7             29                  165                            4683
Helaman 8             28                  166                            4711
Helaman 9             41                  167                            4752
Helaman 10            19                  168                            4771
Helaman 11            38                  169                            4809
Helaman 12            26                  170                            4835
Helaman 13            39                  171                            4874
Helaman 14            31                  172                            4905
Helaman 15            17                  173                            4922
Helaman 16            25                  174                            4947

3 Nephi 1             30                  175                            4977
3 Nephi 2             19                  176                            4996
3 Nephi 3             26                  177                            5022
3 Nephi 4             33                  178                            5055
3 Nephi 5             26                  179                            5081
3 Nephi 6             30                  180                            5111
3 Nephi 7             26                  181                            5137
3 Nephi 8             25                  182                            5162
3 Nephi 9             22                  183                            5184
3 Nephi 10            19                  184                            5203
3 Nephi 11            41                  185                            5244
3 Nephi 12            48                  186                            5292
3 Nephi 13            34                  187                            5326
3 Nephi 14            27                  188                            5353
3 Nephi 15            24                  189                            5377
3 Nephi 16            20                  190                            5397
3 Nephi 17            25                  191                            5422
3 Nephi 18            39                  192                            5461
3 Nephi 19            36                  193                            5497
3 Nephi 20            46                  194                            5543
3 Nephi 21            29                  195                            5572
3 Nephi 22            17                  196                            5589
3 Nephi 23            14                  197                            5603
3 Nephi 24            18                  198                            5621
3 Nephi 25             6                  199                            5627
3 Nephi 26            21                  200                            5648
3 Nephi 27            33                  201                            5681
3 Nephi 28            40                  202                            5721
3 Nephi 29             9                  203                            5730
3 Nephi 30             2                  204                            5732

4 Nephi 1             49                  205                            5781

Mormon 1              19                  206                            5800
Mormon 2              29                  207                            5829
Mormon 3              22                  208                            5851
Mormon 4              23                  209                            5874
Mormon 5              24                  210                            5898
Mormon 6              22                  211                            5920
Mormon 7              10                  212                            5930
Mormon 8              41                  213                            5971
Mormon 9              37                  214                            6008

Ether 1               43                  215                            6051
Ether 2               25                  216                            6076
Ether 3               28                  217                            6104
Ether 4               19                  218                            6123
Ether 5                6                  219                            6129
Ether 6               30                  220                            6159
Ether 7               27                  221                            6186
Ether 8               26                  222                            6212
Ether 9               35                  223                            6247
Ether 10              34                  224                            6281
Ether 11              23                  225                            6304
Ether 12              41                  226                            6345
Ether 13              31                  227                            6376
Ether 14              31                  228                            6407
Ether 15              34                  229                            6441

Moroni 1               4                  230                            6445
Moroni 2               3                  231                            6448
Moroni 3               4                  232                            6452
Moroni 4               3                  233                            6455
Moroni 5               2                  234                            6457
Moroni 6               9                  235                            6466
Moroni 7              48                  236                            6514
Moroni 8              30                  237                            6544
Moroni 9              26                  238                            6570
Moroni 10             34                  239                            6604