How Many Verses Are There in the Bible?

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As of 2014, the Old Testament is generally recognized to have 23,145 verses, while the New Testament has 7,958 verses. This gives the Bible an accepted total of 31,103 verses. However, the exact number of verses varies depending on the Bible edition and religious tradition.

Some editions drop certain verses, such as Matthew 17:21, Matthew 18:11 and Mark 16:9–20. Accounting for these dropped verses can add more than 20 to the total number of accepted verses. Additionally, Jewish and Christian traditions interpret the numbering of Psalms differently. There is a discrepancy of more than 100 verses between the Jewish and Christian numbering system.