Outline of the Books of the Bible

A complete outline for the books of the Bible including the Order, Book Title(s), Chapters, and Number of Verses!

The Books of the Bible

Order Book Title(s) Chapters Verses

I. Law

1. The First Book of Moses Called Genesis 50 1,533
2. The Second Book of Moses Called Exodus 40 1,213
3. The Third Book of Moses Called Leviticus 27 859
4. The Fourth Book of Moses Called Numbers 36 1,288
5. The Fifth Book of Moses Called Deuteronomy 34 959

II. Old Testament Narrative

6. The Book of Joshua 24 658
7. The Book of Judges 21 618
8. The Book of Ruth 4 85
9. The First Book of Samuel 31 810
10. The Second Book of Samuel 24 695
11. The First Book of Kings 22 816
12. The Second Book of Kings 25 719
13. The First Book of Chronicles 29 942
14. The Second Book of Chronicles 36 822
15. The Book of Ezra 10 280
16. The Book of Nehemiah 13 406
17. The Book of Esther 10 167

III. Wisdom Literature

18. The Book of Job 42 1,070
19. The Book of Psalms 150 2,461
20. The Book of Proverbs 31 915
21. The Book of Ecclesiastes 12 222
22. The Song of Songs (or Song of Solomon or Canticles) 8 117

IV. Major Prophets

23. The Book of Isaiah 66 1,292
24. The Book of Jeremiah 52 1,364
25. The Book of Lamentations 5 154
26. The Book of Ezekiel 48 1,273
27. The Book of Daniel 12 357

V. Minor Prophets

28. The Book of Hosea 14 197
29. The Book of Joel 3 73
30. The Book of Amos 9 146
31. The Book of Obadiah 1 21
32. The Book of Jonah 4 48
33. The Book of Micah 7 105
34. The Book of Nahum 3 47
35. The Book of Habakkuk 3 56
36. The Book of Zephaniah 3 53
37. The Book of Haggai 2 38
38. The Book of Zechariah 14 211
39. The Book of Malachi 4 55

VI. New Testament Narrative

40. The Gospel According to Matthew 28 1,071
41. The Gospel According to Mark 16 678
42. The Gospel According to Luke 24 1,151
43. The Gospel According to John 21 879
44. The Acts of the Apostles 28 1,007

VII. Pauline Epistles

45. The Epistle of Paul to the Romans 16 433
46. The First Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians 16 437
47. The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians 13 257
48. The Epistle of Paul to the Galatians 6 149
49. The Epistle of Paul to the Ephesians 6 155
50. The Epistle of Paul to the Philippians 4 104
51. The Epistle of Paul to the Colossians 4 95
52. The First Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians 5 89
53. The Second Epistle of Paul to the Thessalonians 3 47
54. The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy 6 113
55. The Second Epistle of Paul to Timothy 4 83
56. The Epistle of Paul to Titus 3 46
57. The Epistle of Paul to Philemon 1 25

VIII. General Epistles

58. The Epistle to the Hebrews 13 303
59. The General Epistle of James 5 108
60. The First Epistle of Peter 5 105
61. The Second Epistle of Peter 3 61
62. The First Epistle of John 5 105
63. The Second Epistle of John 1 13
64. The Third Epistle of John 1 14
65. The Epistle of Jude 1 25

IX. Apocalyptic Epistle

66. The Book of Revelation (or The Apocalypse of John) 22 404

Total Number of Chapters and Verses 1189 31102

X. The Deuterocanonical Apocryphal Books

1. 1 Esdras Chapters 1:1-9:55 9 658

Chapter 1 – begins with Josiah’s institution of the celebration of Passover and his tragic death. This is followed by the history of Jerusalem up to its destruction and the Babylonian exile of the Jews. One significant change from the version of Chronicles is that 1 Esdras states that it was the prophet Jeremiah, rather than Pharaoh Necho II, whom God inspired to warn Josiah not to attack Egyptian forces then en route to Babylon. Josiah’s death is thus attributed to his disobeying a command from God through a known prophet, rather than a warning from God given through the Egyptian king.
Chapter 2:1-14 – recounts the Edict of Cyrus, authorizing the Jews of Babylon to return to Jerusalem.
Chapter 2:15-26 – gives how the first attempt of the returning Jews to rebuild the Temple is blocked by Samaritan opposition.
Chapter 3:1-5:3 – is the story of Zerubbabel as the Jewish deliverer. Three courtiers of King Darius dispute the question of what is the strongest thing in the kingdom. The winner of the debate is to receive great honor and favors from Darius. One of the courtiers is Zerubbabel, a descendant of the Jewish King David. The three young men publicly debate the matter before the king and his court. The first holds that wine is the strongest, the second claims that the king is the strongest, and Zerubbabel declares that it is women who are strongest, but that Truth is even stronger than women. Darius concurs with Zerubbabel and, at his request, appoints him to lead a new wave of Jewish exiles from Babylon to Jerusalem to complete the restoration of the Temple.
Chapter 5 – begins with a list of the exiles who returned and as extensive list of exiles returning with Zerubbabel. The beginning of the Temple’s reconstruction takes place and Zerubbabel’s rejection of Samaritan assistance is followed by their opposition and another interruption of building.
Chapter 6-7:9 – gives the correspondence between the governor of Syria and Darius clarifying the latter’s authorization to rebuild the Temple, followed by details of the completion of construction.
Chapter 7:10-15 – is the actual dedication of the Temple under and the celebration of Passover.
Chapter 8:1-9:36 – restates the return of additional exiles under Ezra, acting as the agent of the new Persian king Artaxerxes. Ezra’s preaching and legislation against mixed marriages requiring that Jewish men divorce their Gentile wives and send them away, together with the children of these unions.
Chapter 9:37-55 – has Ezra read the Law, reaffirming God’s covenant with the Jews.

17 Books, Total Number of Chapters and Verses KJV 1611 147 31102

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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