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Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013

Leading Bible app analyzes how its millions of users used the Bible this year.
Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013
Courtesy of YouVersion

YouVersion has released its year-end analysis of how its millions of users engaged the Bible this past year.

Users shared 68 million Bible verses in 2013 via the uber-popular Bible app, installed 49 million times this year (and nearly 123 million times worldwide).

The Bible verse that was "bookmarked, highlighted, and shared ... more than any other verse" in 2013? Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Rounding out the top five: Isaiah 40:31, Matthew 6:13, Joshua 1:9, and Philippians 4:6.

By comparison, the Bible's most-read chapter was Romans 8—"read 4 times per second in 2013," notes YouVersion. The other top chapters were Romans 12, Matthew 5, 1 John 4, and Hebrews 12.

The top 10 most-shared Bible verses, as well as other YouVersion insights, are in the infographic below. Meanwhile, YouVersion's recently released Bible App for Kids has already reached 2 million downloads.

Last year, CT noted how the Web's most-popular Bible verses match up—except for John 3:16. Once again, the key verse which ranks high among other digital Bibles failed to make YouVersion's top list.

CT also noted the favorite Bible verses of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

CT has spotlighted YouVersion's volunteer army, profiled its rise among other "social network gospels," and offers a Who's Next profile on founder Bobby Gruenewald.

Image: Courtesy of YouVersion
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Posted:December 30, 2013 at 2:38PM
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