118:8 The middle of the Bible. Psalm 118 is the middle chapter of the entire Bible. Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible. Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible. The Scriptures have 594 chapters before Psalm 118, and 594 chapters after Psalm 118. If you add up all the chapters
except 118, you get a total of 1188 chapters. Psalm 118:8 is the middle verse of the entire Bible. It goes without saying that the central verse has an important message: “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.”
Is this too many coincidences? If the other books were added, this “formula” would not make sense.
Take hold of he project yourself… be sure you use the whole Bible (all 73 books;) )
Some programs will do a word count and you might at best approximate the “middle”. But all that you stated is suspect if only because of the differences in translation, or the “shortness” of the Protestant canon, etc.
I couldn’t resist the challange. Besides, I like to count things.
Unlike the Protestant Bible, there is no need to subtract anything because the total number of chapters comes out an even number - 1328. Exactly in the middle you will find Psalm 125:
1 - Like Mount Zion are they who trust in the Lord, unshakable, forever enduring.
2 - As mountains surround Jerusalem, the Lord surrounds his people both now and forever.
3 - The scepter of the wicked will not prevail in the land given to the just, lest the just themselves turn to evil.
4 - Do good, Lord, to the good, to those who are upright of heart.
5 - But those who turn aside to crooked ways may the Lord send down with the wicked. Peace upon Israel!
I have a number that may interest you, it’s 382…a true historical number and a number you may want to remember:)
382 AD is the year Pope Damasus in the council of Rome first authoritatively cited and recognized all of the infallible books we have in the Bible… home.inreach.com/bstanley/canon.htm
I think this is foolishness that reminds me of something I read on the old Prodigy BBS many years ago. In the KJV (and perhaps other versions as well) If you look at Psalm 46 and count 46 words starting from the beginning, you will find the word “shake.” Count 46 words from the end and you will find the word “spear.” According to the person who wrote this, William Shakespeare was 46 in 1610 when the KJV was being translated, so this “proves” William Shakespeare wrote the KJV! :eek: