More people engaged with the Bible App this year than any previous year.
YouVersion, which offers the popular option of reading or listening to the Bible on your phone and has 400 million users worldwide, announced this year’s most popular Bible verse: Philippians 4: 6.
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“Don’t worry about anything; pray for everything instead. Tell God what you need and thank him for all that he has done,” the New Living Translation verse reads.
“We are encouraged to see so many people turn to the Bible in response to their concerns, remember what God has done in their lives, and choose to trust His faithfulness,” YouVersion Founder Bobby Gruenewald said. , in a press release.
With a ‘verse of the day’, reading plans and other ways to access the Bible, the leader of YouVersion said, “We are touched by the opportunity to see lives changing in every country of the world. .
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The Bible App, launched by Edmond, the Oklahoma Life.Church mega-church in 2008, offers more than 2,000 versions of the Bible in more than 1,350 languages. However, more than a billion people around the world do not have access to a complete Bible in their native language, according to YouVersion.
The majority of the app’s growth has taken place outside of the United States.
Poland was one of the fastest growing countries with an increase of 75 percent. India recorded 51% more engagement in 2019 compared to last year. Biblical engagement has also increased in Southeast Asia in countries like Cambodia and Vietnam, with increases of 36% and 37%, respectively.
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“Each year when we dig these numbers, we are overwhelmed by the way God uses this app to deliver his message of hope and love to a suffering world,” added Gruenewald. “We also can’t help but recognize how much more work needs to be done together as a worldwide church to reach every nation.”