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New Testament Statistics

New Testament Statistics compiled by Felix Just, S.J., Ph.D.

Number of Chapters, Number of Verses in Each Chapter,
Total Number of Verses, and Total Number of Words
in each book of the Greek New Testament

Book 
Name
Total #
Chaps.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 Total #
Verses
Total #
Words
Matt 28 25 23 17 25 48 34 29 34 38 42 30 50 58 36 39 28 27 35 30 34 46 46 39 51 46 75 66 20 1071 18345
Mark 16 45 28 35 41 43 56 37 38 50 52 33 44 37 72 47 20* . . . . . . . . . . . . 678 11304
Luke 24 80 52 38 44 39 49 50 56 62 42 54 59 35 35 32 31 37 43 48 47 38 71 56 53 . . . . 1151 19482
John 21 51 25 36 54 47 71 53* 59* 41 42 57 50 38 31 27 33 26 40 42 31 25 . . . . . . . 879 15635
Acts 28 26 47 26 37 42 15 60 40 43 48 30 25 52 28 41 40 34 28 40* 38 40 30 35 27 27 32 44 31 1006 18451
Rom 16 32 29 31 25 21 23 25 39 33 21 36 21 14 23 33 27 . . . . . . . . . . . . 433 7111
1 Cor 16 31 16 23 21 13 20 40 13 27 33 34 31 13 40 58 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . 437 6829
2 Cor 13 24 17 18 18 21 18 16 24 15 18 33 21 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 256 4477
Gal 6 24 21 29 31 26 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149 2230
Eph 6 23 22 21 32 33 24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 155 2422
Phil 4 30 30 21 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 1629
Col 4 29 23 25 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 1582
1Thess 5 10 20 13 18 28 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 1481
2Thess 3 12 17 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 823
1 Tim 6 20 15 16 16 25 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 1591
2 Tim 4 18 26 17 22 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 1238
Titus 3 16 15 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 659
Phlm 1 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 335
Heb 13 14 18 19 16 14 20 28 13 28 39 40 29 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 4953
James 5 27 26 18 17 20 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 1742
1 Peter 5 25 25 22 19 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 1684
2 Peter 3 21 22 18 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 1099
1 John 5 10 29 24 21 21 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 2141
2 John 1 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 245
3 John 1 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 219
Jude 1 25 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 461
Rev 22 20 29 22 11 14 17 17 13 21 11 19 17 18 20 8 21 18 24 21 15 27 21 . . . . . . 404 9852
TOTAL 260 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7956 138,020


* NOTES:

  • The above statistics are based on the “Analytical Greek New Testament” (AGNT) as provided by the “Bibloi” program from Silver Mountain Software.
  • The present chapter divisions were first introduced in the Vulgate Bible in 1205 by Stephen Langton, a professor in Paris (later Archbishop of Canterbury). The present verse numbers were added in 1551 by Robert Stephanus, a book printer in Paris, again using the Vulgate Bible.
  • Due to the large number of textual variations in the surviving biblical manuscripts, the exact number of words is slightly different in each ancient and medieval Greek manuscript.
  • The above figures for the number of verses per chapterinclude all verses found in most Medieval Bibles (when the verse numbers were first introduced), even though modern critical scholarship agrees that some of them were probably not part of the original texts, since they are not found in the oldest Greek manuscripts (e.g., longer passages Mark 16:9-20 and John 7:53–8:11; and individual verses Matt 17:21; 23:14; Mark 7:16; 9:44, 46; 11:26; 15:28; Luke 17:36; 23:17; John 5:4; Acts 8:37; 15:34; 24:7; 28:29; and Rom 16:24).
  • The above figures for the total number of words per bookinclude both the “shorter ending” and “longer ending” of Mark's Gospel (16:9-20), as well as the story of the adulterous woman (John 7:53-8:11), but do not include the other verses listed in the previous note.
  • In a few cases, the number of verses in a chapter differs among the various ancient and modern editions and translations of the NT, causing the total number of verses to be one or two greater than in the main table above. The following table shows the number of verses in various translations for those chapters that contain some discrepancies:
. Greek
NT
Latin
Vulg.
NJB NAB KJV REB NIV RSV NRSV
Acts 10: 48 48 48 49 48 48 48 48 48
Acts 19: 40 40 40 40 41 41 41 41 41
2 Cor 13: 13 13 13 13 14 14 14 14 13
3 John: 15 15 15 15 14 14 14 15 15
Total in Acts: 1006 1006 1006 1007 1007 1007 1007 1008 1007
TOTAL in NT: 7956 7956 7956 7957 7957 7957 7957 7958 7957

Note: Green highlighting indicates higher # of verses,
red highlighting indicates lower # of verses than in the main table above.

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