The longest verse in the Bible is Esther is 8:9. Depending on the translation, it is between 70 and 90 words in length. The verse describes the dictation and distribution of the kings order to rescind an earlier decree to annihilate the Jewish people. .
The book of Esther tells the story of a Jewish girl who becomes the queen of Persia and stops the persecution of the Jewish people. The story of Esther is the inspiration behind the yearly festival of Purim. Esther is the only book in the Bible that does not make a direct reference to God. The shortest verse in the bible is John 11:35.