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What Are The Shortest Verses In The Bible

What Are The Shortest Verses In The Bible

The Bible is a big, long book. Some people think it’s all about God, but others believe it contains hidden messages that tell us how to live our lives and who we should be friends with (probably the first group). Regardless of what you think about this ancient text, one thing is certain: It contains some very short verses! There are many reasons why some Bible verses are so short. For example, one of them might be because they’re just really good quotes to post on social media or say aloud while reciting your morning affirmations. In this article we’ll explore ten examples of extremely brief Scripture passages—some even shorter than 140 characters!

John 11:35

John 11:35: Jesus wept. This verse is the shortest verse in the Bible, with only six words total. In this verse, Jesus was weeping over the death of Lazarus because he was a friend of Jesus and because he loved him.

Mark 10:46

Mark 10:46 is the shortest verse in the New Testament, and it’s also the shortest verse in the Christian Bible.

It reads simply: “And they came to Jericho; and as he was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great multitude, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the road.”

Luke 1:28

Luke 1:28

“The Lord has done this for me, and it is marvelous in my eyes.”

Acts 9:7

Acts 9:7

And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

The verse is only five words long and it’s about Saul’s conversion to Christianity. This verse is from the New Testament, but it could also be considered part of the Old Testament because it was written before Jesus Christ was born. The verse describes how Saul was traveling when he heard a voice but didn’t see anyone there.

Judges 7:20

Judges 7:20:

But Gideon said to them, “If now I have found favor in your eyes, then show me a sign that it is indeed you who speak with me. Please, do not depart from here until I come back to you and bring out my offering and set it before you. And let me make a request of you – give me each morning one loaf of bread and one cake made with oil.”

Gideon was a judge of Israel and he asked God for help in defeating the Midianites, who were attacking Israelites all over the land. In response to Gideon’s prayer (and his faith), God sent an angel and destroyed the enemy soldiers overnight with fire from heaven. After this victory, Gideon asked his family members how long they had believed him when he told them about his dream about being victorious over the enemies of Israel by using trumpets as weapons instead of swords; this verse is what one family member said in response:

1 Samuel 20:42

This verse is only three words long (and two syllables), so it’s a great choice for social media captions. The meaning behind this verse is simple and profound, making it a nice addition to any Instagram caption or Twitter quote: “Samuel said to Saul, ‘The Lord sent me to anoint you king over His people Israel; now listen! I will tell you what the Lord said to me last night.’

“‘Do not be afraid,’ Samuel replied.”

It’s also helpful when your friends post something inspiring on Facebook and you want to quote them without sounding like an annoying person. “Samuel said… ‘Do not be afraid.'”

Nehemiah 9:3

Nehemiah 9:3 is the shortest verse in the Bible. It is a song of praise to God for His restoration of Jerusalem.

In this verse, you will find three key words that sum up what Nehemiah sings: “Praise,” “restoration,” and “your people.”

Psalm 145:10

Psalm 145:10 is the shortest verse in the Bible. It reads, “The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.”

This psalm of praise summarizes God’s goodness as Creator, Preserver and Redeemer. Its simple message reminds us that we should always praise God for His goodness toward us.

Some verses are very short and quick, which can be good for a social media caption or something.

Some verses are very short and quick, which can be good for a social media caption or something. They can also be used in conversation or as a quick reminder, prayer, or meditation.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of short Bible verses. If you want to read more, we also have a long list of the longest verses in the Bible.

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