These data apply to the 1769 version of the King James Bible.

Order Name Chapters Verses Words
1 Genesis 50 1533 38,262
2 Exodus 40 1213 32,685
3 Leviticus 27 859 24,541
4 Numbers 36 1288 32,896
5 Deuteronomy 34 959 28,352
6 Joshua 24 658 18,854
7 Judges 21 618 18,966
8 Ruth 4 85 2,574
9 1 Samuel 31 810 25,048
10 2 Samuel 24 695 20,600
11 1 Kings 22 816 24,513
12 2 Kings 25 719 23,517
13 1 Chronicles 29 942 20,365
14 2 Chronicles 36 822 26,069
15 Ezra 10 280 7,440
16 Nehemiah 13 406 10,480
17 Esther 10 167 5,633
18 Job 42 1070 18,098
19 Psalms 150 2461 42,704 (Note 1)
20 Proverbs 31 915 15,038
21 Ecclesiastes 12 222 5,579
22 Song of Solomon 8 117 2,658
23 Isaiah 66 1292 37,036
24 Jeremiah 52 1364 42,654
25 Lamentations 5 154 3,411
26 Ezekiel 48 1273 39,401
27 Daniel 12 357 11,602
28 Hosea 14 197 5,174
29 Joel 3 73 2,033
30 Amos 9 146 4,216
31 Obadiah 1 21 669
32 Jonah 4 48 1,320
33 Micah 7 105 3,152
34 Nahum 3 47 1,284
35 Habakkuk 3 56 1,475
36 Zephaniah 3 53 1,616
37 Haggai 2 38 1,130
38 Zechariah 14 211 6,443
39 Malachi 4 55 1,781
OT totals 929 23,145 609,269
40 Matthew 28 1071 23,343
41 Mark 16 678 14,949
42 Luke 24 1151 25,640
43 John 21 879 18,658
44 Acts 28 1007 24,229
45 Romans 16 433 9,422 (Note 2)
46 1 Corinthians 16 437 9,462 (Note 2)
47 2 Corinthians 13 257 6,046 (Note 2)
48 Galatians 6 149 3,084 (Note 2)
49 Ephesians 6 155 3,022 (Note 2)
50 Philippians 4 104 2,183 (Note 2)
51 Colossians 4 95 1,979 (Note 2)
52 1 Thessalonians 5 89 1,837 (Note 2)
53 2 Thessalonians 3 47 1,022 (Note 2)
54 1 Timothy 6 113 2,244 (Note 2)
55 2 Timothy 4 83 1,666 (Note 2)
56 Titus 3 46 896 (Note 2)
57 Philemon 1 25 430 (Note 2)
58 Hebrews 13 303 6,897 (Note 2)
59 James 5 108 2,304
60 1 Peter 5 105 2,476
61 2 Peter 3 61 1,553
62 1 John 5 105 2,517
63 2 John 1 13 298
64 3 John 1 14 294
65 Jude 1 25 608
66 Revelation 22 404 11,952
NT totals 260 7,957 179,011
Bible Totals 1,189 31,102 788,280

Note 1:  The book of Psalms has superscriptions under some of the Psalms (chapters.) These were not counted in this chart because they are not in the verses.  Also Psalm 119 has the Hebrew Alphabet translated into English.  Even though these words are not in the verses they were counted because they are scattered throughout this Psalm (Chapter.)

Note 2: The fourteen epistles of Paul are sometimes accompanied by subscriptions at the end of each letter.  These were not counted because they are not in the verses.

Credits: I gathered these data from Nic Kizziah (web poster) who credits the word counts to computer programmer Dave Whitinger. Kizziah has doubled-checked his counts with a manual count in 10 of the 66 Books and they all match perfectly. Therefore he believes these word counts are 100% accurate, which I (Evan Plante) am trusting. See Kizziah's work at: http://www.biblebelievers.com/believers-org/kjv-stats.html.

 

 

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