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Saturday, September 16, 2006

Bible "trivia" follow-up

The middle verse of the Bible is Psalm 103:2. "Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits"

The longest verse in the Bible is Esther 8:9. "Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language. "

The shortest verse is John 11:35. "Jesus wept."

Ezra 7:21 includes every letter of the English alphabet except the letter "j". "And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily"

The name "Jesus" is found in both the first and last verses of the New Testament.
Matthew 1:1 - The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

3 comments:

clinch64 said...

it is interesting to note that some commonly used words and phrases are not in the Bible, such as " rapture". Even "bible" is not in the Bible.

R. L. Vaughn said...

Some people consider 1 Chronicles 26:18 one of the more unusual verses of the Bible.

"At Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar."

Jim1927 said...

Not exactly a verse to form a sermon around.

The NIV reads: "As for the court to the west, there were four at the road and two at the court itself."

Parbar the suburbs.....

Cheers,

Jim

Something like these words we have to type to get posted...lol