We’ve looked at how long the Bible is. You know what the longest books of the Bible are. You know the shortest books of the Bible, too.

But what about the rest? Well, good news:

I put together word counts for every book of the Bible. These numbers are pulled from the original languages using Logos Bible Software—you can see how I did it here. I used the Lexham Hebrew Bible and the Nestle-Aland Novum Testamentum Graece for these word counts.

(By the way, if you want to know what I think of Logos . . . here’s my honest take.)

You can check out the Web versions, or just download the spreadsheet and play with the numbers all you want:

 

Word counts on every book of the Bible (from longest to shortest)

Rank

Book

Word count

1 Jeremiah 33,002
2 Genesis 32,046
3 Psalms 30,147
4 Ezekiel 29,918
5 Exodus 25,957
6 Isaiah 25,608
7 Numbers 25,048
8 Deuteronomy 23,008
9 2 Chronicles 21,349
10 1 Samuel 20,837
11 1 Kings 20,361
12 Luke 19,482
13 Leviticus 18,852
14 2 Kings 18,784
15 Acts 18,450
16 Matthew 18,346
17 2 Samuel 17,170
18 1 Chronicles 16,664
19 Joshua 15,671
20 John 15,635
21 Judges 15,385
22 Job 12,674
23 Mark 11,304
24 Proverbs 9,921
25 Revelation 9,851
26 Daniel 9,001
27 Nehemiah 8,507
28 Romans 7,111
29 1 Corinthians 6,830
30 Ezra 5,605
31 Hebrews 4,953
32 Esther 4,932
33 Zechariah 4,855
34 Ecclesiastes 4,537
35 2 Corinthians 4,477
36 Hosea 3,615
37 Amos 3,027
38 Ephesians 2,422
39 Lamentations 2,324
40 Galatians 2,230
41 1 John 2,141
42 Micah 2,118
43 Ruth 2,039
44 Song of Solomon 2,020
45 James 1,742
46 1 Peter 1,684
47 Philippians 1,629
48 1 Timothy 1,591
49 Colossians 1,582
50 1 Thessalonians 1,481
51 Joel 1,447
52 Malachi 1,320
53 2 Timothy 1,238
54 Zephaniah 1,141
55 2 Peter 1,099
56 Jonah 1,082
57 Habakkuk 1,011
58 Haggai 926
59 Nahum 855
60 2 Thessalonians 823
61 Titus 659
62 Jude 461
63 Obadiah 440
64 Philemon 335
65 2 John 245
66 3 John 219

 

Word counts on every book of the Bible (from beginning to end)

Book

Word count

Genesis 32,046
Exodus 25,957
Leviticus 18,852
Numbers 25,048
Deuteronomy 23,008
Joshua 15,671
Judges 15,385
Ruth 2,039
1 Samuel 20,837
2 Samuel 17,170
1 Kings 20,361
2 Kings 18,784
1 Chronicles 16,664
2 Chronicles 21,349
Ezra 5,605
Nehemiah 8,507
Esther 4,932
Job 12,674
Psalms 30,147
Proverbs 9,921
Ecclesiastes 4,537
Song of Solomon 2,020
Isaiah 25,608
Jeremiah 33,002
Lamentations 2,324
Ezekiel 29,918
Daniel 9,001
Hosea 3,615
Joel 1,447
Amos 3,027
Obadiah 440
Jonah 1,082
Micah 2,118
Nahum 855
Habakkuk 1,011
Zephaniah 1,141
Haggai 926
Zechariah 4,855
Malachi 1,320
Matthew 18,346
Mark 11,304
Luke 19,482
John 15,635
Acts 18,450
Romans 7,111
1 Corinthians 6,830
2 Corinthians 4,477
Galatians 2,230
Ephesians 2,422
Philippians 1,629
Colossians 1,582
1 Thessalonians 1,481
2 Thessalonians 823
1 Timothy 1,591
2 Timothy 1,238
Titus 659
Philemon 335
Hebrews 4,953
James 1,742
1 Peter 1,684
2 Peter 1,099
1 John 2,141
2 John 245
3 John 219
Jude 461
Revelation 9,851

 

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