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What is the middle verse of the Bible?

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There is a traditional belief that Psalm 118:8, which reads, “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in humans,” is the middle verse of the Bible. However, this is not correct. There are 31,102 verses in the Bible (KJV). Since the count is an even number, there is no single middle verse of the Bible. Psalm 103:1–2 are the two middle verses of the Bible, with 15,550 verses before them and 15,550 verses after them.

The middle verses of the Bible say this: “Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise His holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all His benefits” (Psalm 103:1–2).

Psalm 117 is the middle chapter of the Bible. But, since there are numerous chapters that contain a significant number of verses prior to Psalm 117, the middle verses of the Bible are pushed to Psalm 103:1–2.

Ultimately, there is no spiritual significance to the middle verse of the Bible. It is interesting information to know, and it can help you win Bible trivia games, but it won’t help you grow in your relationship to God. Still, a passage that focuses on praising the Lord being in the exact middle of the Bible seems fitting.

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