Bible App Releases List of World's Most Popular Bible Verses
Carrie DedrickReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2015 Dec 09
YouVersion Bible App just released its most popular verses from around the world.
Christianity Today reports the app was launched by Life.Church in 2008 and has been installed over 200 million times. It now offers 1,200 Bible translations in 900 languages.
According to YouVersion, the most popular verse in the United States and Brazil was Romans 12:2. “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will” (NIV).
Mexico, the United Kingdom, and South Korea preferred Isaiah 41:10. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (NIV).
Nigeria, South Africa, and the Philippines chose Jeremiah 29:11. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'" (NIV).
The Canadian favorite was Ephesians 1:23. "And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ, who fills all things everywhere with himself” (NLT).
Finally, China’s most popular verse was 1 Corinthians 10:13. "The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure” (NLT).
Life.Church innovation pastor Bobby Gruenewald said, “What God is doing through YouVersion is incredible—changing mobile devices into Bibles that people carry with them everywhere they go. As we see the magnitude of 200 million installs, what we’re really celebrating is what that number represents: countless moments of individuals transformed by their time in the Bible.”
Publication date: December 9, 2015