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All 66 Books

Books of the Bible

66 Books -- 1,189 Chapters -- 31,173 Verses

THE OLD TESTAMENT

39 Books -- 929 Chapters -- 23,314 verses

Pentateuch (The Law)

A Greek word which means a five-fold book

Genesis

(50 chapters, 1,533 verses)

The book of beginnings.  It is a record of creation (the universe, earth and man), humanity’s fall from grace, the story of Noah’s flood and the tower of Babel.  Also relates the story of God’s plan to redeem both man and the world.  And relates the lives of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph.

Exodus

(40 chapters, 2,313 verses)

Records the exodus of the Israelites from Egypt and describes the end of a period of oppression for Abraham’s offsprings and the commencement of the fulfillment of the covenant promised to Abraham.  It records the tremendous growth of Jacob’s family in Egypt which grew into a vast nation.

Leviticus

(27 chapters, 859 verses)

Leviticus gives the laws and regulations for worship at the tabernacle, including instructions on ceremonial cleanness, moral laws, holy days, the sabbath year and the Year of Jubilee.  Explains how the Israelites are to be the Lord’s holy people and are to worship Him in a holy manner.

Numbers

(36 chapters, 1,288 verses)

Gives the history of the accounts during the 39 years of wandering in the wilderness

Deuteronomy

(34 chapters, 959 verses)

a restatement of the law that God had given 40 years previously on Mt. Sinai.

Historical Books

Containing a connected history of Israel from the death of Moses to the restoration after the Babylonian captivity

Joshua

(26 chapters, 658 verses)

Chronicles the Israelites entry into the promised land, defeating their enemies in the land, allotting the land ...

Judges

(21 chapters, 618 verses)

Tells of Israel's history for the period between the death of Joshua and the ministry of Samuel.

Ruth

(4 chapters, 85 verses)

 story of Naomi’s transformation from despair to happiness through the selfless, God-blessed acts of Ruth and Boaz.

1 Samuel

(31 chapters, 810 verses)

The purpose of 1 Samuel is to highlight two major events: the establishment of the monarchy in Israel and the rise of David to be king after Saul ...

2 Samuel

(24 chapters, 695 verses)

Second Samuel chronicles the reign of David. It starts with word reaching him of Saul’s death, and it ends near the end of David’s life.

1 Kings

(22 chapters, 816 verses)

The story of Israel’s decline and shows how Israel divides and falls into the hands of her enemies. The description of the rule of Solomon ...

2 Kings

(25 chapters, 719 verses)

2 Kings is a continuation of the story of Israel’s decline and how Israel divides and falls into the hands of her enemies. The key personalities are David, Solomon, Rehoboam, Jeroboam, Elijah, Ahab, and Jezebel.  Description of the split of the kingdom after Solomon's death.

1 Chronicles

(29 chapters, 942 verses)

First Chronicles retells the story of King David, from 2 Samuel, from a more uplifting point of view. This is done by linking David to the ark of the covenant, worship in Jerusalem and the preparations for the building of the temple.

2 Chronicles

(36 chapters, 822 verses)

Continues on from 1 Chronicles but with a new point of view. This book is more concerned with the ways of proper worship than with political matters concentrating on Solomon's building of the temple but leaves out the details rise to the throne and his later fall from faith.

Ezra

(10 chapters, 280 verses)

Provides a link in the historical record of the Israelite people. When their king was dethroned and captured and the people exiled to Babylon, Judah as an independent nation ceased to exist. The book provides an account of the Jews’ regathering, of their struggle to survive and to rebuild what had been destroyed. 

Nehemiah

(13 chapters, 406 verses)

Nehemiah recorded the reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem, Judah’s capital city.  It details Nehemiah's discovering the wall in disrepair and his sorrow.  He convinces the King to allow the wall to be rebuilt and organizing the rebuilding project.  They must overcome danger and severed opposition to complete the project.  

Esther

(10 chapters, 167 verses)

The Book of Esther can be divided into three main sections. Esther replaces Vashti as Queen, Mordecai overcomes Haman; and Israel survives Haman’s attempt to destroy them. Queen Esther risked her own death and takes on Haman to save the Israeli people from death.

Wisdom Books

Named because of the prominence given in them about wisdom and folly.

Job

(42 chapters, 1,070 verses)

The Book of Psalms is a collection of prayers, poems, and hymns that focus the worshiper’s thoughts on God in praise and adoration. Parts of this book were used as a hymnal in the worship services of ancient Israel.

Psalm

(150 chapters, 2,461 verses)

Nehemiah recorded the reconstruction of the wall of Jerusalem, Judah’s capital city.  It details Nehemiah's discovering the wall in disrepair and his sorrow.  He convinces the King to allow the wall to be rebuilt and organizing the rebuilding project.  They must overcome danger and severed opposition to complete the project.  

Proverbs

(31 chapters, 915 verses)

The Book of Proverbs is a summary of wisdom saying and thoughts from King Solomon.   

Ecclesiastes

(12 chapters, 222 verses)

Ecclesiastes provides instruction on how to live meaningfully, purposefully and joyfully under the reign of God.

Song of Solomon

(8 chapters, 117 verses)

The story of a King and his wife and the passion, devotion and trials of a loving couple through courtship and marriage.  

Major Prophets

The Major Prophets are described as “major” because of the longer lengths of their books, not their significance.

Isaiah

(66 chapters, 1,292 verses)

Isaiah the prophet issues God's message of impending judgement to several kings.  He also issues warning to other countries and prophesies the coming Messiah.  

Jeremiah

(52 chapters, 1,364 verses)

Jeremiah, the "Weeping Prophet" again preaches to the Jewish people about the coming punishment of Judah, but also promises restoration and return for the Jews,

Lamentations

(5 chapters, 154 verses)

Lamentations is a long acrostic poem where Jeremiah weeps over the destruction of the land of Judah.

Ezekial

(48 chapters, 1,273 verses)

Ezekial is a prophetic book and deals with the cause of God’s judgment against Judah.  The book also writes of judgment against other nations.

Daniel

(12 chapters, 357 verses)

Daniel tells the story of how remaining faithful to got carried him through Babylonian captivity to very high ranking leadership under several kings.  

Minor Prophets

The Minor Prophets of the Bible are shorter books with more specific content, compared to the broader subjects of the Major Prophets

Isaiah

(66 chapters, 1,292 verses)

Isaiah the prophet issues God's message of impending judgement to several kings.  He also issues warning to other countries and prophesies the coming Messiah.  

Jeremiah

(52 chapters, 1,364 verses)

Jeremiah, the "Weeping Prophet" again preaches to the Jewish people about the coming punishment of Judah, but also promises restoration and return for the Jews,

Lamentations

(5 chapters, 154 verses)

Lamentations is a long acrostic poem where Jeremiah weeps over the destruction of the land of Judah.

Numbers

(36 chapters, 1,288 verses.)

gives the history of the accounts during the 39 years of wandering in the wilderness

Deuteronomy

(34 chapters., 959 verses)

a restatement of the law that God had given 40 years previously on Mt. Sinai.

Old Testament Books

39 Books -- 929 Chapters -- 23,314 verses

Divisions of the Old Testament

A Greek word which means a five-fold book

Genesis (50 chapters, 1,533 verses)
Exodus (40 chapters, 2,213 verses.)
Leviticus (27 chapters, 859 verses.)
Numbers (36 chapters, 1,288 verses.)
Deuteronomy (34 chapters., 959 verses.)

Containing a connected history of Israel from the death of Moses to the restoration after the Babylonian captivity

Joshua (24 ch., 658 vs.)
Judges (21 ch., 618 vs.)
Ruth (4 ch., 85 vs.)
1 Samuel (31 ch., 810 vs.)
2 Samuel (24 ch., 695 vs.)
1 Kings (22 ch., 816 vs.)
2 Kings (25 ch., 719 vs.)
1 Chronicles (29 ch., 942 vs.)
2 Chronicles (36 ch., 822 vs.)
Ezra (10 ch., 280 vs.)
Nehemiah (13 ch., 406 vs.)
Esther (10 ch., 167 vs.)

Named because of the prominence given in them about wisdom and folly.

Job (42 ch., 1,070 vs.)
Psalms (150 ch., 2,461 vs.)
Proverbs (31 ch., 915 vs.)
Ecclesiastes (12 ch., 222 vs.)
Song of Solomon (8 ch., 117 vs.)

The Major Prophets are described as “major” because of the longer lengths of their books, not their significance.

Isaiah (66 ch., 1,292 vs.)
Jeremiah (52 ch., 1,364 vs.)
Lamentations (5 ch., 154 vs.)
Ezekiel (48 ch., 1,273 vs.)
Daniel (12 ch., 357 vs.)

The Minor Prophets of the Bible are shorter books with more specific content, compared to the broader subjects of the Major Prophets.

Hosea (14 ch., 197 vs.)
Joel (3 ch., 73 vs.)
Amos (9 ch., 146 vs.)
Obadiah (1 ch., 121 vs.)
Jonah (4 ch., 48 vs.)
Micah (7 ch., 105 vs.)
Nahum (3 ch., 47 vs.)
Habakkuk (3 ch., 56 vs.) 
Zephaniah 3 ch., 53 vs.)
Haggai (2 ch., 38 vs.)
Zechariah (14 ch., 211 vs.)
Malachi (4 ch., 55 vs.)

New Testament Books

27 Books -- 260 Chapters -- 7,959 verses

Divisions of the New Testament

Tells the story of sin and death of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection and proclaims the good news of God’s victory over death.​

Matthew (28 chapters, 1,071 verses)
Mark (16 chapters, 678 verses.)
Luke (24 chapters, 1,151 verses.)
John (21 chapters, 879 verses.)

Luke shows how the gospel spread rapidly from Jerusalem to the whole Roman Empire, and from its Jewish roots to the Gentile world.​

Acts (28 chapters, 1,007 verses

The thirteen books of the New Testament attributed to Paul the Apostle​

Romans (16 chapters, 433 verses)
1 Corinthians (16 chapters, 437 verses.)
2 Corinthians (13 chapter, 257 verses.)
Galatians (6 chapters. 149 verses.)
Ephesians (6 chapters., 155 verses.)
Philippians (4 chapters., 144 verses.)
Colossians (4 chapters, 95 verses.)
1 Thessalonians (5 chapters. 89 verses.)
2 Thessalonians (3 chapters., 47 verses.)
1 Timothy (6 chapters, 113 verses.)
2 Timothy (4 chapters, 83verses.)
Titus (3 chapters, 46 verses.)
Philemon (1 chapters, 25 verses)

The books of the New Testament that appear not to have been written by Paul the apostle​.

Hebrews (13 chapters, 303 verses.)
James (5 chapters, 108 verses.)
1 Peter (5 chapters, 105 verses.)
2 Peter (3 chapters, 61 verses.)
1 John (5 chapters, 105 verses.)
2 John (1 chapters, 13 verses.)
3 John (1 chapter., 14 verses.)
Jude (1 ch., 25 vs.)

Culmination of end times prophecies.​

Revelation (22 chapters, 404 verses.)

Old Testament Books

39 Books -- 929 Chapters -- 23,314 verses

Divisions of the Old Testament

A Greek word which means a five-fold book

Genesis (50 chapters, 1,533 verses)
Exodus (40 chapters, 2,213 verses.)
Leviticus (27 chapters, 859 verses.)
Numbers (36 chapters, 1,288 verses.)
Deuteronomy (34 chapters., 959 verses.)

Containing a connected history of Israel from the death of Moses to the restoration after the Babylonian captivity

Joshua (24 ch., 658 vs.)
Judges (21 ch., 618 vs.)
Ruth (4 ch., 85 vs.)
1 Samuel (31 ch., 810 vs.)
2 Samuel (24 ch., 695 vs.)
1 Kings (22 ch., 816 vs.)
2 Kings (25 ch., 719 vs.)
1 Chronicles (29 ch., 942 vs.)
2 Chronicles (36 ch., 822 vs.)
Ezra (10 ch., 280 vs.)
Nehemiah (13 ch., 406 vs.)
Esther (10 ch., 167 vs.)

Named because of the prominence given in them about wisdom and folly.

Job (42 ch., 1,070 vs.)
Psalms (150 ch., 2,461 vs.)
Proverbs (31 ch., 915 vs.)
Ecclesiastes (12 ch., 222 vs.)
Song of Solomon (8 ch., 117 vs.)

The Major Prophets are described as “major” because of the longer lengths of their books, not their significance.

Isaiah (66 ch., 1,292 vs.)
Jeremiah (52 ch., 1,364 vs.)
Lamentations (5 ch., 154 vs.)
Ezekiel (48 ch., 1,273 vs.)
Daniel (12 ch., 357 vs.)

The Minor Prophets of the Bible are shorter books with more specific content, compared to the broader subjects of the Major Prophets.

Hosea (14 ch., 197 vs.)
Joel (3 ch., 73 vs.)
Amos (9 ch., 146 vs.)
Obadiah (1 ch., 121 vs.)
Jonah (4 ch., 48 vs.)
Micah (7 ch., 105 vs.)
Nahum (3 ch., 47 vs.)
Habakkuk (3 ch., 56 vs.) 
Zephaniah 3 ch., 53 vs.)
Haggai (2 ch., 38 vs.)
Zechariah (14 ch., 211 vs.)
Malachi (4 ch., 55 vs.)

New Testament Books

27 Books -- 260 Chapters -- 7,959 verses

Divisions of the New Testament

Tells the story of sin and death of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection and proclaims the good news of God’s victory over death.​

Matthew (28 chapters, 1,071 verses)
Mark (16 chapters, 678 verses.)
Luke (24 chapters, 1,151 verses.)
John (21 chapters, 879 verses.)

Luke shows how the gospel spread rapidly from Jerusalem to the whole Roman Empire, and from its Jewish roots to the Gentile world.​

Acts (28 chapters, 1,007 verses

The thirteen books of the New Testament attributed to Paul the Apostle​

Romans (16 chapters, 433 verses)
1 Corinthians (16 chapters, 437 verses.)
2 Corinthians (13 chapter, 257 verses.)
Galatians (6 chapters. 149 verses.)
Ephesians (6 chapters., 155 verses.)
Philippians (4 chapters., 144 verses.)
Colossians (4 chapters, 95 verses.)
1 Thessalonians (5 chapters. 89 verses.)
2 Thessalonians (3 chapters., 47 verses.)
1 Timothy (6 chapters, 113 verses.)
2 Timothy (4 chapters, 83verses.)
Titus (3 chapters, 46 verses.)
Philemon (1 chapters, 25 verses)

The books of the New Testament that appear not to have been written by Paul the apostle​.

Hebrews (13 chapters, 303 verses.)
James (5 chapters, 108 verses.)
1 Peter (5 chapters, 105 verses.)
2 Peter (3 chapters, 61 verses.)
1 John (5 chapters, 105 verses.)
2 John (1 chapters, 13 verses.)
3 John (1 chapter., 14 verses.)
Jude (1 ch., 25 vs.)

Culmination of end times prophecies.​

Revelation (22 chapters, 404 verses.)