How Many Chapters in the Bible?

This eBibleguide is a compilation of the number of chapters in the Bible.

The guide is divided into 2 sections. The first section lists the old testament books and the number of chapters in each book. The second section is a compilation of the new testament books and the number of chapters in each book.

Number of Chapters in the Bible – Old Testament Books

Number of Chapters in the Bible - Old Testament Books

To determine the number of chapters in the Bible, this section lists books in the old testament and the number of chapters in each book.

S/NBooksNumber of Chapters
1Genesis50
2Exodus40
3Leviticus27
4Numbers36
5Deuteronomy34
6Joshua24
7Judges21
8Ruth4
91 Samuel31
102 Samuel24
111 Kings22
122 Kings25
131 Chronicles29
142 Chronicles36
15Ezra10
16Nehemiah13
17Ester10
18Job42
19Psalms150
20Proverbs31
21Ecclesiastics12
22Songs of Solomon8
23Isaiah66
24Jeremiah52
25Lamentation5
26Ezekiel48
27Daniel12
28Hosea14
29Joel3
30Amos9
31Obadiah1
32Jonah4
33Micah7
34Nahum3
35Habakkuk3
36Zephaniah3
37Haggai2
38Zechariah14
39Malachi4

There are 39 books in the old testament with 929 chapters.

Number of Chapters in the Bible – New Testament Books

Number of Chapters in the Bible - New Testament Books

To further determine the number of chapters in the Bible, this section lists books in the new testament and the number of chapters in each book.

S/NBooksNumber of Chapters
1Matthew28
2Mark16
3Luke24
4John21
5Acts28
6Romans16
71 Corinthians16
82 Corinthians13
9Galatians6
10Ephesians6
11Philippians4
12Colossians4
131 Thessalonians5
142 Thessalonians3
151 Timothy6
162 Timothy4
17Titus3
18Philemon1
19Hebrews13
20James5
211 Peter5
222 Peter3
231 John5
242 John1
253 John1
26Jude1
27Revelation22

There are 27 books in the new testament with 260 chapters.

In conclusion, there are 1,189 Chapters in the Bible. The old testament has a total of 39 books with 929 chapters. Moreover, the new testament has a total of 27 books with 260 chapters.

There is a total of 66 books in the Bible – 39 books in the old testament and 27 books in the new testament.

The book with the most chapters in the Bible is Psalms with 150 chapters. However, there are multiple books with the least chapters. Obadiah, Philemon, 2 John, 3 John and Jude have the least number of chapters with just 1 chapter each.

Finally, for the old testament, Psalms has the most chapters with 150 chapters, while Obadiah has the least with just 1 chapter. In the new testament, there are 2 books with the most chapters – Matthew and Acts – each with 28 chapters. Philemon, 2 John, 3 John and Jude have the least number of chapters, with 1 chapter each.

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Victor Ashiedu
Victor started following Christ on December 30th, 1999. He believes that believers have to spend time in God's word - the more you know the Word, the more you know your rights in Christ Jesus! He started eBibleguide.com, firstly to help him stay in God's Word. But, eBibleguide.com also hopes to contribute to the Christain community.

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