Thank You, YouVersion Community! And Happy Birthday, KJV!

YouVersion King James Version Event Page (in progress)Thank you so much to everyone who participated in our worldwide celebration of the King James Bible today, the 400th anniversary of its printing. More than 10,000 of us took part in this global YouVersion flash mob, together reading God’s Word aloud 8 times in just 400 seconds!

For example, the community member who joined us from the farthest point south was from Christchurch, New Zealand, while the participant farthest north was in Rovaniemi, Finland. (View map.)

And we had a lot of fun too, as YouVersion’s Facebook page blew up with people sharing where they were and what they were reading:
Matt K. Crazy to think that most of us read an old timeless translation on electronic devices! So awesome!
Pat D. Read Hebrews 2 from a 1950s KJV Bible from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.
Ruth H. Happy Birthday, KJV! So grateful for those who went before us in making God’s Word accessible in the language best understood by the people in that time and place.
Jan R. I love this! We should do this once a month!
Michelle N. That was neat. Let’s do it again!
Betsy B. Spent the majority of my 400 seconds trying to pronounce weird names. 2 Samuel 23 – David’s mighty men! Usually I just skip over the hard ones or replace their names with Bob or Fred, but I made myself say them today. I wondered if they were listening from Heaven and laughing with us trying to say their names.

Many people also joined in on Twitter, sharing their experiences and links:
@Sylvia_Raoi Glad to be in this wonderful campaign! May all glory go to my Lord!
@brandonaldson Our #KJV400 reading party after we finished our reading. All together, out loud, different chapters, cool! http://twitpic.com/4sf14e
@jared_clark Stopped on the side of HWY 66 to read Mark chapter 8 aloud in 400 seconds!
@AmandaSims I just said the word “Behold” more in 4 minutes than I have in the last 4 years. #kjv400

Thanks once again for joining in the celebration. Please continue to share your stories with us all. We’d love to hear all about the ways that God used your time today engaging with His Word and with His people!

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