Sunday, January 26, 2014

What is your favorite verse in the Bible?

YouVersion, a popular Bible app, released its summary of its Bible usage data from 2013. With over 120 million installs since 2008 and a billion opens or uses in 2013, YouVersion provides a unique window into how many Christians read the Bible.  What did the data say about what we read in the Bible?

The 5 most popular verses included:

  • Philippians 4:13  - “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  • Isaiah 40:31 - “…but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength…”
  • Matthew 6:13 - “And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil…”
  • Joshua 1:9 - “…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged…”
  • Philippians 4:6 - “Do not be anxious about anything…”

The 5 most popular chapters were:

  • Romans 8 — Living a spiritual life and hope for eternal life
  • Romans 12 — Loving God, the church, and others
  • Matthew 5 — The Sermon on the Mount
  • 1 John 4 — God is love
  • Hebrews 12 — Why God allows hardship and how Christians should respond

What is your favorite verse and chapter in the Bible?

For more information on the data from YouVersion visit