Word and verse counts

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Felix Just, SJ, Ph.D.
The present chapter divisions were first introduced in the Vulgate Bible in 1205 by Stephen Langton, a professor in Paris (later Archbishop of Canterbury). The present verse numbers were added in 1551 by Robert Stephanus, a book printer in Paris, again using the Vulgate Bible.

Old Testament

Felix Just, SJ, Ph.D., "Old Testament Statistics - New American Bible."



New Testament

book words[1] verses[2]
Matthew 18346 1071
Mark 11304 678
Luke 19482 1151
John 15635 879
Acts 18450 1006
Romans 7111 433
1 Corinthians 6830 437
2 Corinthians 4477 256
Galatians 2230 149
Ephesians 2422 155
Philippians 1629 104
Colossians 1582 95
1 Thessalonians 1481 89
2 Thessalonians 823 47
1 Timothy 1591 113
2 Timothy 1238 83
Titus 659 46
Philemon 335 25
Hebrews 4953 303
James 1742 108
1 Peter 1684 105
2 Peter 1099 61
1 John 2141 105
2 John 245 13
3 John 219 15
Jude 461 25
Revelation 9851 404
Total (NAUBS) 138020
From Jimmy Akin
Matthew 18,345
Mark 11,304
Luke 19,482
John 15,635
Acts 18,451
Paul’s Letters (Romans-Philemon) 32,407
Hebrews 4,953
James’s Letter 1,743
Peter’s Letters (1-2 Peter) 2,783
John’s Letters (1-3 John) 2,141
Jude’s Letter 461
Revelation 9,852

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