Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible, and every verse in it, excepting two, Psalm 119:122 and Psalm 119:132, contains a reference to the Word of God.
The shortest chapter is Psalm 117; shortest verse, John 11:35.
In the New Testament, there are about 180 direct quotations from the Old Testament.
Isaiah 37 and 2 Kings 19, are alike.
The first book to issue from a printing press was the Bible, printed between 1450 and 1455 by Gutenberg.
The first division into chapters was made in the thirteenth century by Cardinal Hugo.
The first Bible printed in America was in 1663.
The first Bible printed in English in this country was in 1782.
The Scriptures, in whole or in part, are published in about 10,500 languages and dialects.
The seven most remarkable chapters of the Bible are Genesis 1; Exodus 20; Matthew 5; Luke 15; Romans 8; 1 Cor. 13; and Hebrews 11.
The New Testament may be read through in just one year by reading five chapters a week.
The entire Bible may be read through easily in one year by reading three chapters daily and five on Sunday.
— Encyclopedia of 15,000 Illustrations
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