The Middle Verse Of The King James Bible Do you know... 1) Psalms 118 is the middle chapter of the entire Bible? 2) Before Psalms 118, Psalms 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible? 3) After Psalms 118, Psalms 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible? 4) That there are 594 chapters each before and following Psalms 118? 5) That if you add up all the chapters except Psalms 118, you get a total of 1188 chapters. 6) And incidentally, 1188 or Psalms 118 verse 8 also happens to be the middle verse of the King James Bible. (Other versions omit many verses so this is not applicable to them.) The central verse should have a fairly important message don't you think? It does! It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man. (Psalm 118:8) 7) By the way, the middle two words of this verse are also the central thought of this verse, and, even the central thought of the entire Bible. They are: …the LORD… Isn't it amazing how God arranged his book? Simply Amazing!