The Bible
God’s Centre Ground – Psalm 118

What is the shortest chapter in the Bible?
Answer – Psalm 117

What is the longest chapter in the Bible?
Answer – Psalm 119

Which chapter is in the centre of the Bible?
Answer – Psalm 118
There are 594 chapters before Psalm 118 and there are 594 chapters after Psalm 118. Add these numbers up and you get 1188

What is the centre verse in the Bible?
Answer – Psalm 118:8.

“It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man.”

Psalm 118:8 (New International Version)

Does this verse say something significant about God’s perfect will for our lives?

The next time someone says they would like to find God’s perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the centre of His will, just send them to the centre of His Word!

Is this just co-incidence – or was God in the centre of it all along!

That is a great thought, but as you might imagine, its not quite as straight forward as that. It only works with Bibles that do not contain the Apocrypha and it will differ from version to version as some modern translations don’t have all the verses the older versions have. And of course the chapter and verse demarcations are not divinely inspired Scripture; they are a man-made aid for referencing. A quick internet search will come up with other points of view.