Web's Most Popular Bible Verses Match Up–Except John 3:16

(UPDATED) YouVersion releases its own list of most popular Bible verses, revealing interesting differences from other top Bible websites.

Updated (July 12): Bible app YouVersion, which recently announced its 100 millionth download of its mobile app, has released its list of the most popular verses shared by its users via Facebook, email, Twitter, and text message in 2012.

The results?

YouVersion users only held two verses in common with the top lists released by King James Bible Online and Bible Gateway:

  • Philippians 4:13 ("I can do all this through him who gives me strength") and
  • Jeremiah 29:11 ("'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the Lord, 'plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'").

Like last year, John 3:16 did not rank in the top 10 verses YouVersion users shared through any of the four venues mentioned above. By contrast, at Bible Gateway and King James Bible Online, which both calculate top verses based on number of visitors' online views, John 3:16 remained in the top three most popular verses.

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