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How many words in the King James Bible?

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06/14/2012

According to a word count program that I wrote (I also used wc in Linux in case you don't trust my coding and it came up with the same answer) the King James Bible has 823,156 words.

This is based on a text file of the King James Bible I downloaded just to have a bunch of words around. I don't know if it's a completely accurate text file, but intuitively that number sounds about right. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// You must consider different word counts are going to be found by different techniques. For example you can count these words here as different 'example' and example?' by means of punctuation. So I give you my account and my items that are counted at my web site so that you can see my work. The word count that I give is from counting all the words within the verses only and I include the words that use the apostrophe also in the word count. I provide a free download of the King James 1769 Bible ready to do a word count, which has the numbers taken out, the extra words in the Psalms introductions, and the new testament endings and count those words in another link at my site. I only mention my site because there you can see the work that is done to find the counts and provide a Bible ready to do a word count which also excludes the 'Pil-crow" signs which will mess up your word count because programs will count them as words if you do not delete them first. The punctuations are counted also and again you can use my download to do the punctuation counts. By using Microsoft word you can use the Replace with program and it will give you a count for anything that you input within a second...Any questions on these techniques please contact me - love and peace to you Carpus Tertius Book Chap Verse Words Genesis 50 1,533 38,262

Exodus 40 1,213 32,685

Leviticus 27 859 24,541

Numbers 36 1,288 32,896

Deut. 34 959 28,352

Joshua 24 658 18,854

Judges 21 618 18,966

Ruth 4 85 2,574

1 Samuel 31 810 25,048

2 Samuel 24 695 20,600

1 Kings 22 816 24,513

2 Kings 25 719 23,517

1 Chro. 29 942 20,365

2 Chro. 36 822 26,069

Ezra 10 280 7,440

Nehemiah 13 406 10,480

Esther 10 167 5,633

Job 42 1,070 18,098

Psalms 150 2,461 42,682

Proverbs 31 915 15,038

Eccl. 12 222 5,579

Song of S. 8 117 2,658

Isaiah 66 1,292 37,036

Jeremiah 52 1,364 42,654

Lam. 5 154 3,411

Ezekiel 48 1,273 39,401

Daniel 12 357 11,602

Hosea 14 197 5,174

Joel 3 73 2,033

Amos 9 146 4,216

Obadiah 1 21 669

Jonah 4 48 1,320

Micah 7 105 3,152

Nahum 3 47 1,284

Habakkuk 3 56 1,475

Zeph. 3 53 1,616

Haggai 2 38 1,130

Zech. 14 211 6,443

Malachi 4 55 1,781

Matthew 28 1,071 23,684

Mark 16 678 15,166

Luke 24 1,151 25,939

John 21 879 19,094

Acts 28 1,007 24,245

Romans 16 433 9,422

1 Cor. 16 437 9,462

2 Cor. 13 257 6065

Gal. 6 149 3,084

Eph. 6 155 3,022

Philip. 4 104 2,183

Colo. 4 95 1,979

1 Thess. 5 89 1,837

2 Thess. 3 47 1,022

1 Tim. 6 113 2,244

2 Tim. 4 83 1,666

Titus 3 46 896

Philemon 1 25 430

Hebrews 13 303 6,897

James 5 108 2,304

1 Peter 5 105 2,476

2 Peter 3 61 1,553

1 John 5 105 2,517

2 John 1 13 298

3 John 1 14 294

Jude 1 25 608

Revelation 22 404 11,995

Totals 1,189 31,102 789,629 68 - The 66 book names word count

186 - New Testament endings word count

1047 - Psalm Introductions word count

789,629 - Words -21,518 words in italics-

790,930 All Totals of All Bible Words