Brandon Vogt

10 Most Shared Bible Verses Online

The uber-popular YouVersion Bible app just released its year-end analysis revealing how its millions of users engaged the Bible this past year. In 2013, users shared more than 65 million Bible verses via the app.

What was the most popular verse this year? Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Interestingly, the most-read biblical chapter was Romans 8, which YouVersion notes was “read four times per second in 2013.” Other top chapters include Romans 12, Matthew 5, 1 John 4, and Hebrews 12.

Check out the infographic below for more insights:

Most Shared Bible Verses
(HT: Christianity Today)

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  • KyPerson

    Very interesting. I read the Gospels most often myself, especially John. I never tire of reading the opening verses. This past year, the verse I most often meditated on was John 3:30 – He must increase I must decrease.

  • This is fascinating and surprising. Execpt for Matthew 5 I would not have guessed those would be the most read chapters. I would have thought Gospel chapters would be more frequent than epistles. I probably read a chapter out of John’s Gospel every few weeks.

    • Lou

      Probably a reflection of a primarily Protestant user-base. Catholic preaching and study, flowing out of the liturgy, tends to focus on the Gospel narratives. Protestants tend to have a stronger focus on the epistles (and Romans in particular) as the go-to place for understanding the Gospel.

      • Yes, Protestant statistical bias was my thought too. I didn’t know if the app (which I don’t own – I don’t own any apps) was intended for Catholics or all Christians.

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