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KJV Bible : The Statistics

The KJV Bible is recognised as one of the leading texts when it comes to Bibles, having a special place in the hearts’ of many people. Some swear by the KJV and won’t accept any other translation, some like its style of language, others don’t get along with it, but however you feel about it, it’s a pretty special book!

Here are some facts and figures about the KJV Bible.

The KJV text has been analysed without including book names, chapter headings or the extra notes found at the beginning of some of the Psalms. It is pretty much the raw text without any extras.

We’ve analysed the text using a combination of regular expressions and spreadsheet analysis and present it here to you for interest.

KJV Bible Total

Old Testament

New Testament

Books

66

39

27

Chapters

1189

929

260

Verses

31102

23145

7957

Words

789630

609248

180382

Unique words

12789

Letters (A-Z)

3222404

2483237

739167

Characters (exc. spaces)

3348108

2579023

769085

Shortest Book

2 John (1 chapter / 13 verses / 298 words / 1204 letters)

or

3 John (1 chapter / 14 verses / 295 words / 1250 letters)

Longest Book

Psalms (150 chapters / 2461 verses / 42697 words / 173969 letters)

Shortest Chapter

Psalm 117 (2 verses / 33 words / 133 letters)

Longest Chapter

Psalm 119 (176 verses / 2424 words / 10166 letters)

Shortest Verse

John 11 v 35

1 Chr 1 v 25 (3 words / 12 letters)

1 Chr 1 v 1 (3 words / 14 letters)

1 Chr 1 v 26, Neh 10 v 15 (3 words / 15 letters)

John 11 v 35 (2 words / 9 letters)

1 Thess 5 v 16 (2 words / 15 letters)

Luke 17 v 32 (3 words / 16 letters)

Longest Verses

Esther 8 v 9

Words

1. Esther 8 v 9 (90 words / 426 letters)
2. Jer 21 v 7 (83 words / 344 letters)
3. Ezekiel 46 v 9 (81 words / 292 letters)

Letters

1. Esther 8 v 9 (426 letters / 90 words)
2. 2 Ki 16 v 15 (352 letters / 79 words)
3. Esther 3 v 12 (345 letters / 75 words)

Words

1. Rev 20 v 4 (68 words / 284 letters)
2. Rev 3 v 12 (63 words / 215 letters )
3. Luke 6 v 42 (62 words / 240 letters )

Letters

1. Rev 20 v 4 (284 letters / 68 words)
2. Acts 28 v 17 (247 letters / 56 words )
3. 2 Cor 7 v 11 (242 letters / 52 words)

Longest Word

Mahershalalhashbaz (18 letters)

Mahershalalhashbaz (18 letters)

Chushanrishathaim (17 letters)

Evilfavouredness, lovingkindnesses (16 letters)

Unprofitableness, covenantbreakers (16 letters)

Number of words that appear only once 3949
Average word length  4.08 letters

Bible verses with every letter of the alphabet

There are none, not in the KJV at least. I’ve checked.

I did find 11 verses that contain 25 out of the 26 letters of the alphabet, missing only one letter.

Ezra 7 v 21 contains every letter of the alphabet except “J”.

Galatians 1 v 14 is lacking in only a “K”.

As you might expect “Q” isn’t the most commonly used letter and is the only letter missing from Joshua 7 v 24, 1 Kings 1 v 9, 1 Chronicles 12 v 40, 2 Chronicles 36 v 10, Ezekiel 28 v 13, Daniel 4 v 37, and Haggai 1 v 1.

Finally 2 Kings 16 v 15 and 1 Chronicles 4 v 10 are short of “X”.

Words that appear only once in the KJV Bible

Here is a complete list of the 3949 words that appear only once in the KJV Bible. Most of them are names, but there are few of interest such as: Armageddon, Arab, frozen, grandmother, handwriting, tortoise… have a look for yourself and see what words you can spot!

Some of these may surprise you, though of course this only looks at one version of the KJV text.

abaddon; abagtha; abana; abasing; abdeel; abdiel; abelmaim; abelmizraim; abelshittim; abez; abhorring; abi; abialbon; abiasaph; abida; abidah; abiezrite; abihud; abilene; abitub; abjects; aboard; abodest; abolish; abominably; abstinence; abused; abusers; abusing; accad; acceptably; acceptance; acceptest; accepting; accho; accompany; accompanying; accomplishing; accomplishment; accordingly; accounting; accounts; accuser; accuseth; accusing; accustomed; aceldama; achaicus; achar; achmetha; achsa; acknowledgement; acknowledgeth; acquaint; acquainting; acre; acres; actions; activity; adadah; adalia; adamah; adami; addan; addar; adders; addi; addicted; addition; addon; ader; adina; adino; adithaim; adlai; admatha; administration; administrations;