Very Short Bible Verses

very short bible verses

very short bible verses

What is the shortest verse in the bible?

Psalm 117, the shortest chapter, is also the middle chapter of the Bible, being the 595th Chapter.

Psalm 117 King James Version (KJV)
117 O praise the Lord, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the Lord endureth for ever. Praise ye the Lord.

“warn the idle and disruptive; encourage the disheartened; help the weak; be patient with everyone; don’t pay back wrong for wrong; and do what is good for each other” (1st Thess 5:14-15).


“Rejoice always, pray continually [and] give thanks in all circumstances” (1st Thess 5:16-18a) because “this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1st Thess 5:18b).


What is the shortest verse in the book of Matthew?

Granted, “Jesus wept” (John 11:35) is the shortest verse in English.


1 Thessalonians 5:16 – “Rejoice evermore.” (2 words)


Luke 17:32 – “Remember Lot’s wife.” (3 words)


1 Thessalonians 5:17 – “Pray without ceasing.” (3 words)


1 Thessalonians 5:20 – “Despise not prophesyings.” (3 words)


Exodus 20:13 – “Thou shalt not kill.” (4 words)


Exodus 20:15 – “Thou shalt not steal.” (4 words)


Deuteronomy 5:17 – “Thou shalt not kill.” (4 words)


Deuteronomy 5:19 – “Neither shalt thou steal.” (4 words)


1 Thessalonians 5:19 – “Quench not the Spirit.” (4 words)


1 Thessalonians 5:25 – “Brethren, pray for us.” (4 words)

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