The Miracle Book
Read it to be wise—follow it to be strong and believe it to be sure.
It has 3,566,430 letters, 610,677 words, 31,375 verses, 1189 chapters and 66 books. The longest chapter is the 119th Psalm, the shortest the 117th Psalm and the middle is the 8th verse of the 118th Psalm. It is the world’s best seller; God’s Sacred Word—The Holy Bible, but the name of God was not used by one of its writers and is not to be found in one of its books.
The longest name is in the 8th chapter of Isaiah, verse one, and contains 18 letters. The word, ‘and,’ occurs 46,627 times; the word, ‘Lord,’ 7736 times. The 37th chapter of Isaiah and the 19th chapter of 2 Kings are alike. The longest verse is Esther 8:9 and the shortest is John 11:35. Ezra 7:21 contains all the letters of the alphabet except the letter ‘j.’ The word, ‘boy,’ occurs three times and ‘girl’ twice.
It’s more unchallengeable claim is its first four words. The finest piece of adversarial defense is Acts 26th chapter. The most unassailable Gospel Apologetic is Romans; the best chapter is chapter 8 (from no condemnation to no separation); the greatest reason for everything is chapter 8:28. John 3:16 is the Gospel in a nutshell, and Psalm 23 contains the greatest comfort to many. The Tree of Life appears in Genesis and reappears in the book of Revelation. And its last verses warn confusion upon those who add, delete, or change it.
The Bible contains the Mind of God, the State of man, the Way of Salvation, the Doom of the sinner, the Happiness of believers, and the source of ultimate Knowledge and Wisdom, Its Doctrines are Holy, its Percepts are binding, its Histories are accurate and its conclusions are immutable. Jesus Christ is the key to the entire book as in Ephesians chapter 1. It is not a scientific volume, yet its observations of nature are the substance that scientific research is built upon. It has 365 ‘fear nots’ and Proverbs contains a ‘wisdom-chapter’ for every day of the month.
God was 2500 years getting ready to dictate it; humans were 1600 years writing it, and it has been 6999 years of human history fulfilling it. Forty men were employed in its writing. They were doctors, farmers, fishermen, adventurers, scribes, kings, shepherds, ancient, young, wealthy, penniless, learned and unskilled. It is the Traveler’s map, the Pilgrim’s staff, the Pilot’s compass, and the Soldier’s sword. It contains Light to guide you, Food to support you, and Comfort to cheer you. It has been said that ‘this book will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from this book.’
Do not neglect your bible. It is a Mine of Wealth, a Source of Health, and a River of Pleasure for life. It is given to you in this life and will be opened to you in the next. It contains 9260 promises and predictions, and it can be read non-stop in 70 hours. It is the most valued possession of both the mighty and the lowly.
If you want Promised Blessings for this Life and forevermore, and a Crown of Rejoicing when Jesus returns to earth, read your Bible and lead lost souls to Christ, and you will have a rich reward now and then.
Second Timothy 2:15 is one key that will unlock this Sacred Book. Hear it, keep what it contains, and you will be fulfilled and prosperous with a special kind of Peace, as in Joshua 1:9 and Revelation 1:3.
Note: The research for this information was completed by inmates in a US prison by masterful study and laborious handwriting decades before the computer era. It is based upon reading the King James Authorised Version of the Bible.
“The Holy Bible, next to Jesus Christ, is the best gift God has ever given to Mankind” – Abraham Lincoln