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What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?

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The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalms chapter 117. This two-verse chapter consists of an order to joyfully praise Jehovah for his kindness, mercy and love. In the King James version of the Bible, it is only 33 words long.

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What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
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In the newer English Standard version of the Bible, this chapter is only 28 words long. In the original Hebrew, it shrinks further to 17 words. Romans 15:11 in the New Testament is a close paraphrase of Psalms 117:1, extending the order to praise God to Christians as well as Hebrews.

Only two chapters after this shortest chapter, Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible.

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