Thanking Godly Dads… and Becoming One

Father’s Day

Thank God for dads.

Think back on the “father figures” in your life. Who are the men who have helped you? Maybe someone spoke into your life with wisdom, or showed you kindness when you needed it. Whether it was your own dad — or a teacher, neighbor, or family friend — who was there for you?

For every special Dad in your life, why not send him Scripture to let him know how much he means to you? Call him. Text him with a Verse Image, or even post one on his Facebook page. We’ve included a few of our favorite inspirational passages below to get you started.

Joshua 1:9

Joshua 1:9

…Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Ephesians 6:10–11

Ephesians 6:10–11

…Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.

Proverbs 20:7

Proverbs 20:7

The godly walk with integrity;
blessed are their children who follow them.

Become a Dad Who Inspires.

If you’re looking for godly insight for how you can be the type of dad that inspires the people who matter most to you, we’ve put together a list of several Plans that can help:

Father Knows Best: 5 Prayers for Your Kids

Undaunted.Life: A Man’s Devotional

Becoming a Battle-Ready Father

Finding Purpose: A Guide for Men

Confidence of a Champion: 3 Days with MMA Fighter Michael Chandler

WiRE for Men: Two Days to Recharge

Challenging & Contemporary Insights for Men

UNCOMMEN: Reclaiming Your Identity as a Man

Fathers are Needed: Devotions from Time of Grace

Professional Golf and the Bible

Optimal Men’s Health with Dr. Bob

Plans for Men

Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in Cantonese!

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Cantonese. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings:

  1. Make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release.
  2. Open the app and tap the gear icon ( ) to open Settings.
  3. Tap Language and select the one you want.

The audio will now play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!


About the Bible App for Kids

Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App. Designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 15 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids, in 27 languages — now including Cantonese!

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Audio Bibles let the Bible App read to you.

Verse Tracker

Many early Christians were only able to experience portions of the Bible. One person would read aloud to a group, sharing passages from a handwritten copy of the text.

Today our smartphones give us hundreds of complete Bibles in our pockets. And the audio versions of many of these can actually “read” to us from God’s inspired Word!

The Bible App helps you engage more with Scripture, no matter what you’re doing: exercising, getting ready for work, on your commute…even reading along.1

Verse Scrubber

Customize your listening experience.

1 Standard play, rewind, and fast forward controls.
2 Skip backward or forward, one verse at a time.
3 Select the playback speed you want.
4 Show or hide a “floating” play/pause button over the Bible text, which lets you begin listening with just one tap.
5 Set the playback time, and make God’s Word the soundtrack to whatever you’re doing.

Start here.

Audio Play Tap the speaker icon.
Inside the Bible App, when you see a speaker icon in the menu above the Bible text, tap it, then tap Play. If you don’t see a speaker icon above the Bible version you’re reading…
Switch versions.
Tap the version abbreviation at the top of the app. Select any version with a speaker icon next to it. When you return to the Bible reader, tap the speaker icon.

Open the App

Note: Before you try any Bible App feature for the first time, it’s always a good idea to ensure that you have the most up-to-date version at

1 Listening while connected to Wi-Fi does not use your mobile data plan.

Verse of the Day brings you daily biblical wisdom.

Verse of the Day

Subscribe to Verse of the Day, and God’s Word comes to you.

Verse of the Day offers you a unique Bible verse for every day of the year. You can tell the Bible App to send you the Verse of the Day in a daily push notification, an email, or both. Just turn on the ones you want, then set the time you want it to come, which version you want, and your preferred language.


Verse of the Day phones

Wherever you are, it’s easy to get Verse of the Day.

The most recent Verse of the Day and Verse of the Day Image are always on your Home tab in the Bible App and at
Tap the  Android More Button  icon on Android,  iOS More Button  on iOS to:

  • Share it with friends.
  • Create your own Verse Image.
  • See Verse of the Day in the Bible Reader.
  • Compare it in several different Bible versions.
  • Copy it to paste somewhere else.
  • Subscribe or adjust your subscription Settings.

And, if you want to view any previous Verses of the Day, simply tap View All to list them all.

Verse of the Day is even on the Bible App for Voice.

Amazon Alexa Devices
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“Alexa, enable the Bible App Skill.”

“Alexa, ask the Bible App to read me the Verse of the Day.”

Google Assistant Badge

“Ok Google, have YouVersion read me the Verse of the Day.”

🎬 See Jesus through the eyes of one of his closest friends.

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Now Playing in the Bible App: The Gospel of Matthew

The Gospel of Matthew lets you witness Jesus’ life firsthand, from the perspective of one of his closest friends, his disciple Matthew. Just released by The Lumo Project, The Gospel of Matthew uses the complete, word-for-word text from this New Testament book as its narration and script.

See the prophet John baptize Jesus. Watch Jesus deliver his Sermon on the Mount, then miraculously feed 5,000 people. Witness his crucifixion…followed soon after by his glorious resurrection. The Gospel of Matthew is available for you to start enjoying now, in this all-new series of short video clips: in the Bible App, at, or on your Apple TV.


Bible App Videos

Also Showing…

Bible App Videos are like your own Bible Channel, bringing historical events from the Bible to life. Watch more clips from The Lumo Project, including both The Gospel of John and The Gospel of Luke. Animated short films from The Bible Project help you understand what’s in the Bible, and why. Vivid narratives from Jesus Film Media and LightWorkers Media show you the bigger story God is telling through his Word.


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