Bible Word Count

Some years ago, Jeff Kranz used Logos to prepare a list for the number of words in each book of the Bible. Having used that list often, I eventually compiled a list of the most prolific authors of Scripture.

Longest books by word count
1. Jeremiah33,002
2. Genesis32,046
3. Psalms30,147
4. Ezekiel29,918
5. Exodus25,957
6. Isaiah25,608
7. Numbers25,048
8. Deuteronomy23,008
9. 2 Chronicles21,349
10. 1 Samuel20,837
Most prolific authors
Moses32,046Genesis
25,957Exodus
18,852Leviticus
25,048Numbers
23,008Deuteronomy
124,91120.40%of Bible
Luke18,450Luke
19,482Acts
37,9326.20%of Bible27.50%of NT
Jeremiah 33,002Jeremiah 
2,324Lamentations
35,3265.80%of Bible
Paul7,111Romans
6,8301 Corinthians
4,4772 Corinthians
2,230Galatians
2,422Ephesians
1,629Philippians
1,582Colossians
1,4811 Thess
8232 Thess
1,5911 Timothy
1,2382 Timothy
659Titus
335Philemon
32,4085.30%of Bible23.50%of NT
Possibly Paul4,953Hebrews
37,3616.10%of Bible27.10%of NT
Ezekiel 29,9184.90%of Bible
John 15,635John
2,1411 John
2452 John
2193 John
9,851Revelation
28,0914.60%of Bible20.40%of NT
Ezra ????20,8371 Sam
17,1702 Sam
5,605Ezra
8,507Neh
4,932Esther
57,051
BookWord countAuthorGenre% of BibleTotal for TestamentTestament
Genesis32,046MosesLaw5.24%473,204OT
Exodus25,957MosesLaw4.25%473,204OT
Leviticus18,852MosesLaw3.08%473,204OT
Numbers25,048MosesLaw4.10%473,204OT
Deuteronomy23,008MosesLaw3.76%473,204OT
Joshua15,671UnknownHistory2.56%473,204OT
Judges15,385UnknownHistory2.52%473,204OT
Ruth2,039UnknownHistory0.33%473,204OT
1 Samuel20,837UnknownHistory3.41%473,204OT
2 Samuel17,170UnknownHistory2.81%473,204OT
1 Kings20,361UnknownHistory3.33%473,204OT
2 Kings18,784UnknownHistory3.07%473,204OT
1 Chronicles16,664EzraHistory2.73%473,204OT
2 Chronicles21,349EzraHistory3.49%473,204OT
Ezra5,605EzraHistory0.92%473,204OT
Nehemiah8,507NehemiahHistory1.39%473,204OT
Esther4,932UnknownHistory0.81%473,204OT
Job12,674UnknownPoetry2.07%473,204OT
Psalms30,147VariousPoetry4.93%473,204OT
Proverbs9,921SolomonPoetry1.62%473,204OT
Ecclesiastes4,537SolomonPoetry0.74%473,204OT
Song of Solomon2,020SolomonPoetry0.33%473,204OT
Isaiah25,608IsaiahProphecy4.19%473,204OT
Jeremiah33,002JeremiahProphecy5.40%473,204OT
Lamentations2,324JeremiahPoetry0.38%473,204OT
Ezekiel29,918EzekielProphecy4.89%473,204OT
Daniel9,001DanielProphecy1.47%473,204OT
Hosea3,615HoseaProphecy0.59%473,204OT
Joel1,447JoelProphecy0.24%473,204OT
Amos3,027AmosProphecy0.50%473,204OT
Obadiah440ObadiahProphecy0.07%473,204OT
Jonah1,082JonahProphecy0.18%473,204OT
Micah2,118MicahProphecy0.35%473,204OT
Nahum855NahumProphecy0.14%473,204OT
Habakkuk1,011HabakkukProphecy0.17%473,204OT
Zephaniah1,141ZephaniahProphecy0.19%473,204OT
Haggai926HaggaiProphecy0.15%473,204OT
Zechariah4,855ZechariahProphecy0.79%473,204OT
Malachi1,320MalachiProphecy0.22%473,204OT
Matthew18,346MatthewHistory3.00%138,020NT
Mark11,304MarkHistory1.85%138,020NT
Luke19,482LukeHistory3.19%138,020NT
John15,635JohnHistory2.56%138,020NT
Acts18,450LukeHistory3.02%138,020NT
Romans7,111PaulLetter1.16%138,020NT
1 Corinthians6,830PaulLetter1.12%138,020NT
2 Corinthians4,477PaulLetter0.73%138,020NT
Galatians2,230PaulLetter0.36%138,020NT
Ephesians2,422PaulLetter0.40%138,020NT
Philippians1,629PaulLetter0.27%138,020NT
Colossians1,582PaulLetter0.26%138,020NT
1 Thessalonians1,481PaulLetter0.24%138,020NT
2 Thessalonians823PaulLetter0.13%138,020NT
1 Timothy1,591PaulLetter0.26%138,020NT
2 Timothy1,238PaulLetter0.20%138,020NT
Titus659PaulLetter0.11%138,020NT
Philemon335PaulLetter0.05%138,020NT
Hebrews4,953UnknownLetter0.81%138,020NT
James1,742JamesLetter0.29%138,020NT
1 Peter1,684PeterLetter0.28%138,020NT
2 Peter1,099PeterLetter0.18%138,020NT
1 John2,141JohnLetter0.35%138,020NT
2 John245JohnLetter0.04%138,020NT
3 John219JohnLetter0.04%138,020NT
Jude461JudeLetter0.08%138,020NT
Revelation9,851JohnProphecy1.61%138,020NT
Bible Total611,224
Torah Total124,911
OT Total473,204
NT Total138,020
Quran Total77,44977,79777,430

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