The longest verse in the Bible is (Esther 8:9). The amount of words contained in this lengthy Scripture depends on what translation you are reading. The King James Bible translates the verse into 90 words, while the New International Version translation contains 71 words. The New Living Translation contains 63 words, not counting the numbers that are in the verse. The word count in most translations ranges between 70-90 words.

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The Longest Verse (King James Version) – 90 Words

(Esther 8:9) Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.

The Longest Verse (New International Version) – 71 Words

(Esther 8:9) At once the royal secretaries were summoned–on the twenty-third day of the third month, the month of Sivan. They wrote out all Mordecai’s orders to the Jews, and to the satraps, governors and nobles of the 127 provinces stretching from India to Cush. These orders were written in the script of each province and the language of each people and also to the Jews in their own script and language.

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(The New Living Translation) – 63 Words

(Esther 8:9) So on June 25 the king’s secretaries were summoned, and a decree was written exactly as Mordecai dictated. It was sent to the Jews and to the highest officers, the governors, and the nobles of all the 127 provinces stretching from India to Ethiopia. The decree was written in the scripts and languages of all the peoples of the empire, including that of the Jews.

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