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.

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.