🗣💬 Ok Google, ask YouVersion what it can do

“Ok Google, talk to YouVersion…”

The same Bible App for Voice that recently launched on Amazon Alexa is now available on Google Home. There’s nothing to download, install, or enable. Just start with the same “Ok Google” that you use to ask Google Home to play music, answer questions, or add strawberries to your grocery list.

Are you the type of person who loves reading spoilers online? Then this is for you:

Ok Google, ask YouVersion what it can do.

But, if you’d rather pace yourself, we’re happy to accommodate you, as well. (Just keep reading.)


What can I do with Bible App for Voice?

Select from five different Bible versions that feature audio recorded by professional narrators:

“Ok Google, ask YouVersion to switch to the…

  • …English Standard Version.”
  • …King James Version.”
  • …New International Version.”
  • …New Living Translation.”
  • …Message.”

Select from five different Bible versions that Google Assistant can read to you:

“Ok Google, ask YouVersion to switch to the…

  • …American Standard Version.”
  • …Good News Bible.”
  • …Holman Christian Standard Bible.”
  • …New American Standard Bible.”
  • …New King James Version.”

Ask for any book, chapter, or verse. Here are just a few examples, but you can try whatever phrasing feels most natural to you:

“Ok Google…

  • …tell YouVersion I want to hear Esther chapter 4.”
  • …tell YouVersion I want to listen to First Corinthians chapter 13.”
  • …ask YouVersion to give me John chapter 3, verse 16.”
  • …ask YouVersion to tell me Romans chapter 8, verse 28.”

Hear the Verse of the Day in the last Bible version you used:

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

Create your own customized Reading Plans:

“Ok Google, tell YouVersion to create a 5-day Reading Plan for the book of James.”

Ask for a Bible passage or verse based on whatever emotion you’re feeling:

“Ok Google…

  • …ask YouVersion what the Bible says about feeling anxious.”
  • …open YouVersion.… I’m feeling tired.”

You can even search the Scriptures using a specific topic or keyword:

“Ok Google…

  • …ask YouVersion, what does the Bible say about food?”
  • …ask YouVersion, what’s that verse that says, ‘God is love’?”

Spread the Word.

Who else do you know who has a Google Home or Amazon device? People are more likely to try something new when a friend recommends it to them. So share the good news of the Bible App for Voice with them today, and help them engage with the Bible.

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Quickly explore one verse in many versions.

compare versions

See every Bible verse in a new way.

What do you do when you have trouble understanding a verse? What about when you read a verse that feels familiar, but it’s worded differently than you remember? How do you dig deeper into a verse… really meditate on it and unlock its treasures?

“Compare” lets you easily view a verse in different versions at the same time.

Tap any verse, then tap Compare. You’ll see the same verse repeated in all of the Bible versions you’ve used recently — even offline.1 To add more versions to your list, tap the plus button ( plus button ). To remove versions from your list, or to rearrange the order, tap Edit ( settings button on Android).

Try it now

(On mobile devices, opens the Bible App in Read mode. Not available at Bible.com.)


1 To have more than one Bible version when you’re offline, you’ll first need to download some to your device when you’re online. Sometime when you have a good connection, tap the 3-letter version code at the top of the Bible Reader. Tap Download next to the Bibles you’d like. (Some Bibles not available for offline use.)

Celebrate with us: Jesus is alive!

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He is not here;
he has risen!

Luke 24:6 NIV

Today is the day! It’s finally here, Easter Sunday, the day that followers of Christ all over the world celebrate His resurrection. The Son of God who walked among us as a Son of Man was dead, but now He is alive again! The Bible says that Jesus made us holy by sacrificing Himself: one sacrifice for all time (Hebrews 10:5–14).

Celebrate With Us

Please join us in celebration, and help us spread the Good News: Jesus is alive! Just click on the image above to share it now with your friends.

A YouVersion Story: Michael Chandler

“90% of success is between the ears.”

With 16 wins and only 3 losses, Mixed Martial Arts Lightweight World Champion Michael Chandler knows how to prepare himself for a battle. He’s in training now to defend his title this coming June.

Watch as Michael explains the source of his confidence, and talks about the key role that the Bible App plays in his daily training…and in his preparations on fight day.


Get the Michael Chandler Bible Plan

Smartphone showing the Bible Plan, Confidence of a Champion: 3 Days with MMA Fighter Michael Chandler

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

Mixed Martial Arts fighter Michael Chandler finds guidance from God by meditating on His Word. Michael’s hope for this video Bible Plan is that you will find a renewed confidence in the Lord as you listen to him share the verses that have inspired him the most.

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Spread the Word.

Do you have friends who might enjoy hearing Michael’s story? Share this video with them today, and help them engage with the Bible.

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📖 Plans from Beth Moore, John Piper, Levi Lusko, more

Hero artwork for the 5-day Bible Plan Breaking Free from Bible teacher and bestselling author Beth Moore

Breaking Free
Beth Moore and LifeWay Christian Resources, 5 days

Join renowned Bible teacher and bestselling author Beth Moore in a study of Isaiah that will help you begin to enjoy the five benefits of God’s promise to “set captives free”: to know God and believe Him, to glorify Him, to find satisfaction in Him, to experience His peace, and to enjoy His presence.

“When you’re hungry, you seek what will meet your need. If you ignore your physical needs long enough, not only will you be miserable but you will soon be ill. You can easily recognize the signals the body gives, but great wisdom lies in learning to discern your spirit’s signals.”

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Hero artwork for the 7-day Bible Plan Live by the Spirit: Devotions with John Piper from bestselling author and pastor John Piper

Live by the Spirit: Devotions with John Piper
John Piper and Desiring God, 7 days

In this series of devotionals and Bible readings, pastor, seminary chancellor, and bestselling author John Piper introduces you to the nature of God’s Holy Spirit, the power that His presence brings to your everyday life, and the benefits you receive from remaining in close relationship with Him.

“If you really believe that God is for you and not against you… then you have an inexhaustible reservoir of strength to keep doing the good God has called you to do whether anyone appreciates it now or not.”

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Hero artwork for the 12-day Bible Plan Swipe Right: The Life and Death Power of Sex and Romance from Pastor Levi Lusko

Swipe Right: The Life and Death Power of Sex and Romance
Levi Lusko and Fresh Life Church, 12 days

Using Scripture, real-life examples, and devotional content from his book Swipe Right, pastor and bestselling author Levi Lusko helps you train your mind and heart today for the authentic love life that you want tomorrow.

“The more times you pull up a Post-it note and attempt to re-stick it, the less powerful the adhesive becomes. Like a frequently moved Post-it note, sexuality loses its stickiness over time. Sex is meant to glue two people together for a lifetime.”

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Hero artwork for the 4-day Bible Plan The Good Book from pastor and author Deron Spoo

The Good Book
Deron Spoo and David C Cook, 4 days

In these excerpts from his book The Good Book, pastor and author Deron Spoo unlocks some of the major themes of Scripture to help you understand not just the words of the Bible, but the mind and heart of the One who wrote them to you.

“Through our seasons of compromise and commitment, God will mature our faith even when we fail. God wants our strength, but it’s good to know that he will use even our weaknesses.”

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Hero artwork for the 7-day Bible Plan Hope When It Hurts from bloggers Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton

Hope When It Hurts
Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton, 7 days

Drawing on their own life experiences with pain and suffering, bloggers and writers for Unlocking the Bible Kristen Wetherell and Sarah Walton share daily reflections on Scripture from their book Hope When It Hurts, to encourage you, to help you face life’s pain head-on, and to remind you that you’re not alone.

“Everything changes when we see weakness and suffering in the light of the gospel. For it is through human weakness that God’s strength upholds us and is displayed to the world.”

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Hero artwork for the 7-day Bible Plan Now What? from pastor and speaker Scott Rodgers

Now What?
Scott Rodgers, 7 days

Pastor and speaker Scott Rodgers teaches you how to explore your most difficult challenges in a way that leads you directly to discovering God’s purpose for your life, through devotional excerpts from his book Now What?, daily Scriptures, and questions for reflection.

“Your path of pain can be your place of preparation.… When trials come your way, don’t look for the way out or a way around what God wants you to walk right through. He wants you to face your trials, not run from them.”

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Find your Easter inspiration.

With Easter just two weeks away, today is a great day to start turning more of your attention toward God’s Word. We’ve collected several of our favorite Reading Plans and Devotionals for Easter into a special Lent and Easter category. If you find more Plans you like than you can complete before Easter, no problem: just use “Save for Later,” and keep your Easter spirit going!

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