Thanks to the Internet and mobile apps, it is easier to find out which are the most popular Bible verses anywhere in the world. Would you like to find out the best Bible verses that Americans love?
The YouVersion Bible App is one of the most popular Bible apps out there. It's easy-to-use and offers a translation of the Bible in different languages. In 2017, the most popular scripture was Joshua 1:9:
This is my command — be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord, your God is with you wherever you go."
This verse was the most highlighted, bookmarked, and shared in the app last year. The creators revealed that there were around 297,811,840 installations of the app in 2017. With this huge number, it just goes to show how well-loved and heartwarming this Bible verse is.
When it comes to looking up for Bible verses on the web, nothing beats Bible Gateway. The scriptures are easy to search and the numerous versions are also very helpful. In 2017, the three most popular verses on the site are:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
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, – Jeremiah 29:11
I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me – Philippians 4:13
Bible Gateway even made a map of the United States to show which verse is popular in which state. Due to John 3:16's timeless popularity, it was excluded in the map, leaving Jeremiah 29:11 to take the lead, while Philippians 4:13 came just behind. The data was collected from all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
The results are the same as 2016 where John 3:16 came first, and Jeremiah 29:11 and Philippians 4:13 held the second and third place respectively. It appears that their popularity hasn't changed over the past two years. Psalm 23:4 came in fourth while Romans 8:28 came in fifth place.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28
Do you agree with the results? What is your favorite verse? Is it included in the top 5 most popular verses in America?