How Many Pages are in the Bible?

The page count for Bibles can vary widely, but for standard, non-study editions with moderate font sizes and minimal supplementary material, most Bibles typically range between 1,200 and 1,600 pages. Study Bibles, with their additional notes, diagrams, maps, and articles, can easily exceed 2,000 to 2,500 pages. Compact and thinline Bibles, designed for portability and using small font sizes, might be at the lower end of this range. A fine Bible will be at the higher end of the range due to the quality.

We’ve included a list of the most popular Bibles and their approximate page counts, many of which are study Bibles.

What is the Average Number of Pages in the Bible?

Of the 25 Bibles in our list below, the total number of pages = 45,850/25 = 1,834 pages.

Number of pages in the Bible

Why Do Bibles Have Different Numbers of Pages?

Bible versions can vary significantly in the number of pages due to several interrelated factors. First, each translation approach can lead to differences in word and sentence length.

For instance, a literal translation like the Young’s Literal Translation may use a different number of words to convey the same message as a thought-for-thought translation like the New Living Translation.

Additionally, typeface and font size play a crucial role; larger fonts are more readable but increase page count, while compact editions with smaller fonts reduce it.

The inclusion of supplementary materials such as footnotes, annotations, cross-references, maps, and reading plans can also expand a Bible’s length. Some Bibles, especially study versions, provide extensive commentary and scholarly notes, leading to a heftier volume.

Lastly, the choice of paper thickness and printing methodology can affect the overall bulk of the Bible. Thinner “Bible paper” is often used to keep the volume more portable, even if the content is extensive. All these factors contribute to the varying page counts seen across different Bible versions and editions.

Number of Pages of 25 of the Top Bibles

King James Version (KJV)

  • Name: KJV Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,200 pages

New King James Version (NKJV)

  • Name: NKJV Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,400 pages

New International Version (NIV)

  • Name: NIV Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,400 pages

English Standard Version (ESV)

  • Name: ESV Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,750 pages

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

  • Name: NASB Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,200 pages

The Message (MSG)

  • Name: The Message Deluxe Gift Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 1,440 pages

New Living Translation (NLT)

  • Name: NLT Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,500 pages

Contemporary English Version (CEV)

  • Name: CEV Youth Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 1,600 pages

Good News Translation (GNT)

  • Name: GNT Catholic Edition
  • Pages: Approximately 1,500 pages

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

  • Name: HCSB Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,300 pages

New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

  • Name: NRSV Catholic Edition
  • Pages: Approximately 1,700 pages

Revised Standard Version (RSV)

  • Name: RSV Catholic Edition
  • Pages: Approximately 1,600 pages

Common English Bible (CEB)

  • Name: CEB Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,600 pages

Amplified Bible (AMP)

  • Name: Amplified Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,400 pages

Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

  • Name: CSB Study Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 2,200 pages

New Century Version (NCV)

  • Name: NCV Youth Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 1,500 pages

Living Bible (TLB)

  • Name: TLB Paraphrased
  • Pages: Approximately 1,200 pages

GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

  • Name: GW Compact Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 1,200 pages

J.B. Phillips New Testament

  • Name: Phillips New Testament in Modern English
  • Pages: Approximately 600 pages (New Testament only)

New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)

  • Name: NJB Standard Edition
  • Pages: Approximately 2,100 pages

Today’s English Version (TEV) or Good News Bible (GNB)

  • Name: TEV Good News Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 1,400 pages

Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)

  • Name: YLT Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 1,400 pages

Douay-Rheims Bible

  • Name: Douay-Rheims & Clementina Vulgata
  • Pages: Approximately 1,500 pages

The Passion Translation (TPT)

  • Name: TPT New Testament
  • Pages: Approximately 1,000 pages (New Testament only)

World English Bible (WEB)

  • Name: WEB Bible
  • Pages: Approximately 1,400 pages

These page counts are estimates and can vary depending on revisions and other factors. If you’re interested in a specific Bible edition, it’s a good idea to check directly with the publisher or retailer for exact specifications.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and its history, we highly recommend the Museum of the Bible. Whether you want to explore the Bible more deeply or are discovering it for the first time, Museum of the Bible has something for you.

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