The Bible has 1,189 Chapters The Bible has 31,102 verses The Old Testament has 929 chapters The Old Testament has 23,145 verses The New Testament has 260 chapters The New Testament has 7,957 verses Chapters were added to the Bible in 1238 by Cardinal Hugo de S. Caro. Verse divisions were added in the year 1551 by Robertus Stephanus.
Longest and Shortest
Longest book: Psalms (150 chapters) Longest chapter: Psalm 119 (176 verses) Longest verse: Esther 8:9 (78 words) Shortest book (by number of words): 3 John Shortest chapter (by number of words): Psalms 117 Shortest verse: John 11:35 (2 words: “Jesus wept”)
The Bible was written:
over a 1500 year span (from circa 1400 B.C to A.D. 100) over 40 generations over 40 authors from many walks of life in different places at different times on three continents (Asia, Africa, and Europe) in three languages (Hebrew, Aramaic [Chaldee], and Greek)