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The Longest Verse In the Bible – Esther 8:9

The Longest Verse In the Bible - Esther 8:9

Many want to know what the longest verse in the Bible is. People want to know this for different reasons, but mostly because it’s a fun fact. The shortest verse is when scripture says Jesus Wept. Esther 8:9 is considered the longest verse in all of scripture. It would help if you also considered that these verses have been translated into English, manufactured by the chapters.

God has inspired the scripture itself, but it is not artificial. It’s important to know that the chapters and verses were added later to make reading the books easier. It would be so hard to find a specific verse without the verses added. This matters because the verses and breaks being added later were manufactured, which means the longest verse in the Bible was also manufactured. It’s still cool to know, but you don’t have to leave here feeling like God made this verse the longest one for a reason.

What Does The Longest Verse In The Bible – Esther 8:9

The king’s scribes were summoned at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third day. And an edict was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded concerning the Jews, to the satraps and the governors and the officials of the provinces from India to Ethiopia, 127 provinces, to each province in its own script and each people in its own language, and also to the Jews in their script and their language. 

About the Book of Esther

The audience of the Book of Esther is the Jewish people, and the author of the book is unknown. The book details how the Jews in Persia are saved from certain doom because of divine providence.

The book keeps a record of how the people of God were delivered from being persecuted by Xerses. The book also highlights the conflict between Israel and the Amalekites, which started back in the book of Exodus.

lan Warner

Ian Warner is a believer, husband, and father of three. He grew up running track in Toronto before earning a scholarship to Iowa State University. At Iowa State, he became an All-American and made the 2012 Olympic team. He currently is a college pastor in Des Moines, IA and is a church plant candidate for 2026.

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