In the year 1227, a professor at the University of Paris named Stephen Langton added chapters to all of the books of the Bible. The in 1551, a printer named Robert Stephanus numbered the sentences in all the books of the New Testament. According to his son, the verse divisions that his father creasted do not do service to the sense of the text. Stephanus did not use any consistent method. While riding horseback from Paris to Lyons, he versified the entire New Testament within Langton’s chapter divisions.It was the year 1551 that changed how we look at scripture. One of my Professor’s the Dr. Tom Mills at FSM was the first to teach me to meditate on the scriptures by typing out the text without chapter and verse. It is truly an amazing and different read to examine the word with these artificial manmade barriers removed. Familiar words and verses take on whole new meanings. Try it. I wish The Message Version was not the only one that removed the chapter and verse. It will revolutionize your study of the word.