|Over the years, it has
been traditionally held and taught by many fine highly respected Bible teachers that Psalm
118:8 is the "middle" verse of the Bible. Some have also assumed, by
association, that Psalm 118 was therefore the "middle" chapter of the Bible.
While the basic logic, mathematics and source text information used in arriving at these
traditions appears to be lost in time (if you have it we would love to see it),
it is upon those long held traditions that the following THINK ABOUT article is based.
By way of more to think about. With the advent of the computer some bright folks decided to test these traditions from a purely mathematical perspective. Using the most recognized and accepted English language translation of the Bible, The King James Version, they came up with some interesting results. To check out the new results Click Here
Now enjoy the article and whichever result you choose to accept, always remember that the shear wonder and miraculous nature of God's Word remains Eternal.
It's In The Middle?
|What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
(Answer - Psalms 117)
What is the longest chapter in the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 119)
Which chapter is in the center of the Bible (Answer - Psalms 118)
Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118.
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118.
Add these numbers up (594+594) and you get 1188.
What is the center verse in the Bible? (Answer - Psalms 118:8)
Does this verse say something significant about God's perfect will for our lives? The next time someone says they would like to find God's perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His Word!
Psalms 118:8 (NKJV) "It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man."
Now isn't that odd how this worked out... or was God in the center of it?
When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out God is all you need.