"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." – Romans 12:2
YouVersion, the popular Bible App, has revealed that the passage above is the application's verse of the year, being the most bookmarked, highlighted, and shared verse in 2014.
YouVersion, which has been installed more than 162 million times since 2008, published its year-end report in which it identified not only the most popular verses worldwide and by country, but the year's most shared verses and user interaction breakdown as well.
The 2014 statistics showed that after Romans 12:2, the next most popular verse of the year is Philippians 4:8, which reads, "And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise."
The report also identified Colossians 3:23–24 as the year's most shared verse and Philippians 4:8 as the most popular verse in the US.
According to YouVersion, there are now over 1,050 versions of the Bible in 742 languages across every mobile platform. Bobby Gruenewald, founder of the Bible App, sees this development as bringing more people in touch with the Word of God.
He said, "Year after year, the main trend we see is that a growing number of people across all generations and cultures desire to connect with the Bible digitally. Our hope is that, by adding new versions and languages each year, we can continue to make this wish a reality for all people in every corner of the world."
The Bible App, which had over 41.5 million installs in 2014 alone, can be downloaded for free at bible.com/app.