10 Shortest Chapters in the Bible

Biblical Studies Jan 13, 2015

From the “Did You Know” file: here are 10 chapters that are 6 verses or less:

Rank Chapter Verses Words (NIV)
10 Psalm 23 6 112
9 Psalm 15 5 106
8 Psalm 127 5 103
7 Psalm 125 5 95
6 Esther 10 3 93
5 Job 25 6 81
4 Psalm 133 3 68
3 Psalm 131 3 65
2 Psalm 134 3 53
1 Psalm 117 2 29

Happy memorizing! :-)

If you want to see more reading stats, check out the numbers for the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible and the New Testament.

[Update – I went ahead and updated the order and added rankings based on word counts from the NIV as well as links to the other reading stats. As always, if you have any questions, just send me a note.]

[UPDATE 2 – I somehow missed one of my all times favorite texts, Psalm 131. Thanks to Antony and Ron for the corrections!]

[UPDATE 3 – Turns out Job 25 has a lot of verses for not very much text. But it comes in fifth place for the word count. Thanks to Sophie for the correction!]

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