Isaiah 41:10, the most popular Bible verse of 2018, Gospel Focus

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Isaiah 41:10 was the most read scripture of 2018, according to the YouVersion Bible app.

The verse says, “Therefore do not be afraid, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my right hand right hand”, this is what the Lord told him when they entered the promised land, and God asked him just before to fulfill his law and not to turn away from him.

The Bible App pointed out that this verse “has been shared, bookmarked and highlighted on his platform more than any other this year.”

“PEOPLE KEEP GOING TO THE BIBLE IN SEARCH OF HOPE”

Bobby Grünewaldfounder of YouVersion and pastor of Life Church, said in a statement on Tuesday that “data from this year shows people around the world continue to turn to the Bible for comfort, encouragement and hope.”.

“We are honored that ten years after its release, people continue to use the YouVersion Bible app in record numbers to connect with God‘s Word,” he added.

The YouVersion founder believed that “this generation is on its way to becoming the most Bible-involved generation of all timeand the Church should continue to invest in new technologies to help adults and children connect with the Bible”.

“Many of us grew up with the ability to read the Bible in the language of our hearts, but countless people around the world do not have this privilege,” Gruenewald continued.

“That’s why we are passionate about make the Bible available in more languages through the app,” he concluded.

YOUR VERSION, 350 MILLION DOWNLOADS IN 10 YEARS

YouVersion originally offered 15 versions of the Bible in just two languages. Today, through its partnerships with Bible Societies, it has reached over 1,700 different versions of the Bible in over 1,200 languages.

The Bible app has been downloaded over 350 million times worldwide since its launch ten years ago. This year, approximately 4.2 billion chapters of the Bible have been listened to and 27.2 billion have been read.

He also reports Biblical engagement in Eastern Europe is growing rapidly, with Romania experiencing a 100% increase. In South America, Chile and Argentina are the fastest growing countries with 79% and 60% growth in Bible engagement, respectively.

Last year the most popular verse in the world was Joshua 1:9, “Did I not order it from you? Be strong and brave. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go”.

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