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In this section are the paragraph breaks for four versions of the New Testament. (The notation "m" beside a verse number indicates that the paragraph break is in the middle of the verse. The notation "m" followed by a number - m2, for example - indicates the second or third paragraph break in that verse.) Let me know if you spot any errors.

KJV (King James Version) - I used the paragraph symbol to assign breaks. Interestingly, none of the epistles uses paragraph breaks. After Acts, the next paragraph break is in Revelation.

RSV (Revised Standard Version) - Paragraphs are marked by larger numerals or letters. The epistles frequently use a paragraph break in the middle of the greeting. I used these markers in assigning paragraph breaks.

NAS (New American Standard) - I used the bold numbers and letters to indicate paragraph breaks.

NIV (New International Version) - This version uses indentation and vertical spacing frequently, not just for paragraphs. I've generally insisted that the end of a sentence must terminate a paragraph. I've generally ignored spacing which might be considered paragraph breaks within indented blocks.

 

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Matthew | Mark | Luke | John | Acts | Romans | 1 Corinthians
2 Corinthians | Galatians | Ephesians | Philippians | Colossians
1 Thessalonians | 2 Thessalonians | 1 Timothy | 2 Timothy
Titus & Philemon | Hebrews | James | 1 & 2 Peter | 1,2,3 John & Jude | Revelation

Matthew

  KJV RSV NAS NIV
1 1, 18 1, 2, 6m, 12,17,18 1, 2, 6m, 12, 17, 18 1, 6m, 12, 17, 18, 20, 22, 24
2 1, 11, 16, 19 1, 7, 13, 16, 19 1, 7, 13, 16, 19 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 14, 16, 19, 21
3 1, 7, 13 1,7,11, 13 1, 13 1, 4, 7, 11, 13, 15
4 1, 12, 17, 18, 23 1, 12, 18, 23 1, 12, 18, 23 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 23
5 1, 13, 17, 21, 27, 33, 43 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 17, 21, 27, 31, 33, 38, 43 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 17, 21, 27, 33, 38, 43 1, 11, 13, 14, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31, 33, 38, 43
6 1, 5, 16, 19, 24 2, 5, 7, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25, 34 1, 2, 5, 16, 19 1, 5, 9, 16, 19, 22, 24, 25, 28
7 1, 6, 7, 13, 15, 21, 24 1, 6, 7, 13, 15, 21, 24, 28 1, 6, 7, 13, 15, 24, 28 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 13, 15, 21, 24, 28
8 1, 5, 14, 16, 18, 23, 28 1, 5, 14, 18, 23, 28 1, 5, 14, 18, 23, 28 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 32
9 1, 9, 10, 14, 18, 20,27, 32, 36 1, 9, 10, 14, 18, 27, 32, 35 1, 9, 10, 14, 18, 27, 32, 35 1, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 32, 34
10 1,16, 40 1, 5, 16, 24, 26, 40 1, 2, 5, 16, 24, 34, 40 1, 2, 5, 11, 16, 21, 24, 26, 32, 34, 37, 40
11 1, 7, 16, 20, 25, 28 1, 2, 7, 16, 20, 25 1, 2, 7, 20, 25 1, 4, 7, 11, 16, 20, 25, 27, 28
12 1, 10, 14, 22, 31, 38, 46 1, 9, 15, 22, 33, 38, 43, 46 1, 9, 22, 38, 46 1, 3, 9, 11, 13, 15, 22, 24, 25, 29, 30, 33, 38, 39, 43, 46, 48
13 1, 18, 24, 31, 33, 44, 45, 47, 53 1, 10, 18, 24, 31, 33, 34, 36, 44, 45, 47, 51, 53 1, 10, 24, 31, 33, 34, 36, 44, 45, 47, 51, 53 1, 10, 11, 16, 18, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31, 34, 36, 37, 40, 44, 45, 47, 51, 51m, 52, 53, 57m
14 1, 3, 13, 15, 22, 34 1, 13, 22, 28, 34 1, 13, 22, 34 1, 3, 6, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 27, 28, 29, 29m, 31, 32, 34
15 1, 10, 21, 32 1, 10, 21, 29, 32 1, 21, 26, 32 1, 3, 10, 12, 13, 15, 16, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 34m, 35
16 1, 6, 13, 21, 24 1, 5, 13, 21, 24 1, 5, 13, 21 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24
17 1,14, 22, 24 1, 9, 14, 22, 24 1, 9, 14, 19, 22, 24 1, 4, 5, 6, 9, 10, 11, 14, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 25m, 26, 26m
18 1, 7, 15, 21, 23 1, 5, 7, 10, 15, 21, 23 1, 7, 15, 21 1, 2, 6, 10, 12, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29, 30, 32, 35
19 1, 3, 10, 13, 16, 23, 27 1, 3, 10 13, 16, 23 1, 3, 13, 16, 23 1, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28
20 1, 17, 20,30 1, 17, 20, 29 1, 17, 20, 29 1, 3, 5m, 7, 7m, 8, 9, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 21m, 22, 22m, 23, 24, 29, 31, 32, 33, 34
21 1, 12, 17, 23, 28, 33 1, 12, 23, 28, 33, 42, 45 1, 12, 18, 23, 33 1, 4, 6, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 16m, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25m, 27, 27m, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31m, 31m2, 33, 35, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45
22 1, 11, 15, 23, 34, 41 1, 11, 15, 29, 34, 41 1, 15, 23, 34, 41 1, 4, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 15, 18, 21, 22, 23, 29, 33, 34, 37, 41, 41m, 43
23 1, 13, 34 1, 13, 16, 23, 25, 27, 29, 37 1, 13, 15, 16, 23, 25, 27, 29, 37 1, 5, 8, 13, 15, 16, 23, 25, 27, 29, 33, 37
24 1, 3, 29, 36, 42 1, 3, 16, 23, 25, 27, 29, 37 1, 3, 15, 29, 32, 45 1, 3, 9, 15, 26, 29, 30, 32, 36, 42, 45
25 1, 14, 31 1, 14, 31 1, 14, 31 1, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 41, 44, 45, 46
26 1, 6, 14, 17, 26, 36, 47, 57, 69 1, 3, 6, 14, 17, 20, 26, 30, 36, 47, 57, 69 1, 6, 14, 17, 20, 26, 30, 31, 36 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39, 40, 42, 43, 45, 47, 50, 50m, 52, 55, 57, 59, 60m, 62, 63m, 64, 65, 66m, 67, 69, 70, 71, 72, 73, 74, 74m
27 1, 3, 19, 24, 26, 29, 34, 39, 50 1, 3, 11, 15, 24, 27, 32, 45, 51, 55, 57, 62 1, 3, 11, 32, 33, 45, 57, 62 1, 3, 4m, 5, 6, 11, 11m, 12, 15, 19, 20, 21, 21m, 22, 22m, 23, 23m, 24, 25, 26, 27, 32, 41, 45, 47, 47, 50, 51, 54, 55, 57, 62, 65
28 1, 9, 11, 16, 19 1, 11, 16 1, 11, 16 1, 2, 5, 8, 11, 16

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