OK, so for my own curiosity, I did a little more looking and I have some more stats about the Bible. Please see my previous post on the topic for the introductory statistics.
Today I want to answer the question “what’s harder?” Let’s start simple. Remember that this is a comparison of the number of verses.
By comparison, the Old Testament chapters have 24 verses and the New Testament chapters have 30. So, between testaments, the chapter lengths (by verse) are roughly the same.
By major grouping, the Gospels have the longest chapters, with an average length of 42 verses. On the other hand, the minor prophets kept things shortest with an average of 15 verses per chapter.
The books with the shortest chapters would be Jonah (12 verses/chapter), Malachi (13), 2 John (13), Hosea (14) and Song of Songs (14). The longest chapters are in each of the Gospels: Matthew (38), John (41), Mark (42) and Luke (47).
The center of the Bible (by verses) is Psalm 103:1.
You probably already know that Psalm 119 is the longest chapter in the Bible at 176 verses. The runners up to that are Numbers 7 (89 verses), I Chronicles 6 (81) and Luke 1 (80).
The Psalms have 9 of the bottom 10 with one chapter from Esther joining them. So, if you want to get some chapters knocked out quick, I suggest reading: Psalms 93, 100, 117, 123, 125, 127, 131, 133, 134.