The Long and Short of the Matter

The shortest chapter in the Bible is Psalm one hundred and seventeen, and the longest chapter is Psalm one hundred and nineteen.But the one between – Psalm one hundred and eighteen – just happens to be the centre chapter of the Bible. That’s because there are 594 chapters before it and 594 after it. Somebody worked out that if you add those two figures together you get 1,188 – or one, one, eight, eight – which, interestingly enough, are the numbers used to designate Psalm one hundred and eighteen verse eight, which is usually written as Psalm 118:8. Now it turns out that Psalm 118:8 happens to be the central verse of the Bible, and it says: ‘It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.’
How coincidental that the central verse of the Bible also contains its central message? Or was God the centre of it, I wonder?

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One Response to The Long and Short of the Matter

  1. Russell Smith says:

    There is some beaut thematic symetry there Bob, I wonder how our Catholic brothers and sisters see this sort of thing?

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