How Many Words Are in the Bible?

The number of words in the Bible varies according to the version. For example, the King James version has 805,649 words and the NIV version has 741,065 words.

These word counts vary because of words that are not easily translated. However, sites like Amazon have developed text stat applications that list the number of words in most of its books, making it easy to see the word count at a glance.

The AMP version of the Bible has 945,454 words, according to Amazon. The HCBS version contains 758,756 words and the NRSV version has 780,660 words. Because sites such as Amazon use computers to calculate word counts for their books, the counts may not be entirely accurate.