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What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?


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Question: "What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?"

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The shortest chapter in the Bible, both in the number of verses and words, is Psalm 117, with only two verses and 17 words in Hebrew. Interestingly, Psalm 117 is also the middle chapter of the Bible. It is the 595th chapter, with 594 chapters before it and 594 chapters after it.

Psalm 117 may be the shortest chapter in the Bible, but it is big on worship. Psalm 117 admonishes us to praise the Lord because of His great love and His ever-enduring faithfulness: “Praise the Lord, all you nations; extol Him, all you peoples. For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord” (Psalm 117:1–2).

The book of Psalms contains the first four shortest chapters in the Bible. The second shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 134. The third shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 131. The fourth shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm 133. The fifth shortest chapter in the Bible is Job 25. The shortest chapter in the New Testament is Revelation 15.

Recommended Resource: Willmington’s Guide to the Bible

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