Updated Bible App for Voice: More to try on your Amazon devices.

We live in an amazing time!

First Century Christians treasured the apostles’ letters, hand-copying passages onto scraps of papyrus to share with one another. Today, our smartphones give us hundreds of complete Bibles in our pockets. And those early believers would be astonished to see us speak into the air… and then hear God’s inspired Word read back to us!

Our latest update to the Bible App for Voice makes it more amazing than ever. If you’ve already enabled Bible on your Amazon devices, then you can immediately start trying everything you see below. But if you haven’t, just tap this button (or use your Amazon Alexa App to enable the Bible Skill).

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Add Verse of the Day to your Flash Briefing.

Alexa’s Flash Briefing offers pre-recorded updates on things you’d like to know as you go about your day, such as news, weather, and traffic. And now, for the first time ever, you can get the Verse of the Day!

In your Amazon Alexa App:

  • Tap Settings > Flash Briefing.
  • Tap Get more Flash Briefing content.
  • Search for “YouVersion verse” (without quotes).
  • Select Verse of the Day.
  • Tap the Enable button.

Once you’ve added Verse of the Day, just ask:

1 Verse of the Day for Flash Briefing is currently only available in the NIV.


Enjoy the richness of God’s Word in professionally recorded audio Bibles.

The Bible App for Voice now offers four versions that feature audio recorded by professional narrators. To switch versions, just try asking:

All of these Bibles include professional audio:

  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • King James Version (KJV)
  • New International Version (NIV)
  • New Living Translation (NLT)

You can even ask Alexa to read to you.

The Bible App for Voice also offers seven additional versions that are “as read by Alexa.” To change to one of these, just ask:

Here’s the complete list of Bibles Alexa can read to you:

  • American Standard Version (ASV)
  • Amplified Bible (AMP)
  • Good News Bible (GNB)
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)
  • The Message (MSG)
  • New American Standard Bible (NASB)
  • New King James Version (NKJV)

Try asking for what you want, in the way you want.

Now you can ask the Bible App to read you verses and passages in several new, natural ways. Just try asking:

Here are some examples of new phrases you can use:

  • I want to hear…
  • I want to listen to…
  • Give me…
  • Tell me…

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🎧 tobyMac, Chris Quilala, Saddleback Worship, and more

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Share your faith this week of March Music Month.

Jesus defeated sin and death, giving us joy not only for the life to come, but also for this life. And what do joyful people do? They sing. Paul and Silas sang praises to God — even when they were unjustly locked in prison! (Acts 16:16-25) When we sing, people around us take notice. Many will even ask, “Why are you so happy?” So let your music flow!

During the first two weeks of March Music Month, worship leaders have shared with us what the Bible says about Creativity and Praise. Next week, they’ll tell us where they find Encouragement.

Today, let’s hear about Evangelism.

Devotions from tobyMac: Eye On It
tobyMac, 5 days

Through Scripture, devotional ideas, and lyrics from songs from his album Eye On It, Grammy-, Billboard-, and Dove-Award-winning Christian artist TobyMac inspires you to fully receive God’s forgiveness, pursue His vision for your life, lovingly share your faith with others, and more.

“Nothing we pursue outside of relationship with our Creator will matter in the big picture of eternity. But even the smallest things we do in love and obedience to God will echo to His eternal glory.”

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Chris Quilala: Split the Sky
Chris Quilala and Capitol CMG, 7 days

Using songs from his album Split the Sky as a jumping-off point, Jesus Culture worship leader Chris Quilala brings you a week of encouragement and inspiration from God’s

“Something else happens when we invite God to reign within us: We put heaven on display for all of those around us to see. So let God reign!”

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Saddleback Worship: The Overflow Devo
Saddleback Worship and The Overflow, 7 days

Sharing the biblical principles that inspired their worship album FIRST, Saddleback Worship provides you with some first steps toward an authentic, lifelong journey of centering each day on God, closing each day’s devotional with guided prayers to draw you closer to Him.

“And if, out of a foundation built on Jesus alone, new melodies and new lyrics spring up and pour out, then we would be honored to join God on that journey.”

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Steven Malcolm: The Overflow Devo
Steven Malcolm and Word Label Group, 7 days

Let God’s Spirit speak to you through Scripture selections from up-and-coming hip-hop artist Steven Malcolm, then draw encouragement and hope from the daily devotionals he wrote to complement seven songs from his self-titled debut album.

“God’s plan includes more than pastors, ‘super-Christians,’ or missionaries you get postcards from for your fridge. Our Father invites and expects US to be a part of His mission.”

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OUTCRY: God’s Heart for Your Church
Ryan Romeo and Worthy Publishing, 14 days

Enjoy daily Bible readings and devotionals from OUTCRY Tour cofounder Ryan Romeo, as he reveals the power that worship has to unite God’s people with one another, giving us a heart for God’s plan for redemption: the local church.

“Jesus, thank you that you came in humility. Give me that same humility as I interact with my neighbors, friends and those in my church.”

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Extravagant: When worship becomes lifestyle
Dr. John Andrews and River Publishing, 7 days

Join author, speaker, and Church leader Dr. John Andrews in this series of reflections into the account of the grateful woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with perfume in Luke 7 — and how her extravagant display of worship might influence our lives today.

“Jesus shows us a Kingdom mind set that gives without expectation of receiving anything back from those to whom we give. He encourages us to be givers, because it is a Kingdom thing to do.”

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Aaron Shust: Love Made a Way: The Overflow Devo
Aaron Shust and Centricity Music, 7 days

Based on the Scriptures and personal stories that inspired seven of the songs from his album Love Made a Way, Dove-Award-winning singer/songwriter Aaron Shust wrote this series of devotionals to encourage you to return daily to Christ, the only One in whom we can find meaning and purpose.

“Jesus wasn’t afraid of our darkness, our sin, our diseases, our filth. Light is never afraid of the dark. Jesus touched lepers. He was a friend to sinners.”

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🎧 Music Month continues with Praise.

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This week of March Music Month is all about Praise.

Everything in creation testifies to the majesty and goodness of God, from the rhythmic roar of crashing ocean waves, to the soft colors in a perfect sunset, to the musical warbling of birds. And yet, after all those things, He made us, with a special purpose: we can choose to reflect His glory back to Him.

Music is one of our favorite ways to offer praise to our Creator. So all this month, we’re hearing from leading Christian artists about musical themes from the Bible. Last week, top worship leaders shared how the Scriptures inspire them with Creativity. Evangelism and Encouragement are still to come.

Now let’s look to God’s Word about Praise.

Worship Changes Everything
Darlene Zschech, 12 days

Through this series of devotionals, pastor and speaker Darlene Zschech shares what it means to truly live a life of worship, drawing on her insights spanning years as a world-renowned composer and worship leader.

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CeCe Winans: The Overflow Devo
CeCe Winans and The Overflow, 4 days

Let ten-time Grammy winner CeCe Winans encourage you with daily Scripture, devotional thoughts, prayer, and positive declarations inspired by four of the songs from her album Let Them Fall in Love.

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Breaking the Silence [Magenta]
Life.Church Worship, 3 days

Pursuing their mission to lead students closer to God through music, Life.Church Worship presents the Scripture that drives the lyrics of three songs from their student worship album, Breaking the Silence, along with the videos for each song.

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Plumb: The Overflow Devo
Plumb and The Overflow, 7 days

Through Scripture, short daily videos, and devotional thoughts, recording artist, songwriter, and performer Tiffany Lee (Plumb) shares personal faith experiences and the biblical application behind seven of the songs from her worship album Exhale.

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Joy of Worship
Branon Dempsey and Worship Team Training, 5 days

In these short, simple devotionals, leading worship trainer Branon Dempsey directs you to Scripture, helping you discover a purposeful response to the God who has done so much for us: a worshipful life filled with joy.

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Tamela Mann: One Way: The Overflow Devo
Tamela Mann and The Overflow, 7 days

Stellar- and Dove-Award-winning artist Tamela Mann shares her heart for helping people become filled with the Holy Spirit, breaking down the Bible passages and biblical messages that inspired the songs for her album One Way.

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Watch Brand-New Videos in the Bible App

Today we’re announcing several videos making their Bible App debut:

How to Read the Bible is an all-new series from The Bible Project, with each video designed to give you the basic skills you need to read the Bible more effectively. And from the Jesus Film Project, Life of Jesus (Gospel of John) lets you see Jesus from the firsthand perspective of one of his closest friends. Also, the short, animated videos from The Bible Project’s Read Scripture series introduce you to facts, themes, and context for every book of the Bible.

All of these videos are perfect for sharing — especially with friends who tell you they want to know more about the Bible!

How to Read the Bible
The Bible Project, 1 episode

While How to Read the Bible is great for introducing new readers to the Bible for the first time, even people familiar with the Bible will enjoy its rich depth and connect-the-dots teaching style. In this first of 14 episodes, “What is the Bible?”, Bible scholars Tim Mackie and Jon Collins explain how the Bible came to exist in its current form.

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Life of Jesus (Gospel of John)
Jesus Film Project, 49 videos

From the Jesus Film Project, Life of Jesus offers a dramatic portrayal of the life of Jesus Christ, accurate to the New Testament gospel account recorded by Jesus’s disciple John. You can enjoy Life of Jesus (Gospel of John) as a full-length feature film, or as a series of 49 videos.

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Read Scripture: Old Testament
The Bible Project, 40 videos

Whether you think of the Bible as one long book or as a small library of connected works, it can be challenging to understand how its various themes and ancient literary styles relate to one another. In this video series from The Bible Project, Bible scholars walk you through each book of the Old Testament, using vivid animations and step-by-step explanations to help you understand where each book fits within the bigger story the Bible is telling.

Watch

Read Scripture: New Testament
The Bible Project, 31 videos

Just as in their Old Testament series (above), Bible scholars from The Bible Project offer context, explanation, and insight on every book in the New Testament through this series of short, easy-to-understand animated films.

Watch

Keep watching.

The Bible App offers many more video titles in the Videos section, at Bible.com, and on your Apple TV. Enjoy featured content from LightWorkers Media, producers of the epic television series The Bible and A.D. From Jesus Film Media, JESUS tells the story of Christ’s life, in a film shown millions of times all over the world, in over 1,400 languages. And Lumo Project brings the words of Scripture to life in The Gospel of John and The Gospel of Luke.

Watch

🎧 Music Month begins today.

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March is Music Month at YouVersion.

God the Creator gave us the gift of music as a never-ending outlet for our own creativity. We can enjoy music by creating it, performing it, or listening to it, and even by sharing those experiences with others. And, music is special in another way. Among the many gifts that God gives us, music lets us create a gift that we can give to Him: our worship.

Who better to share what God’s Word says about music than some of the people that He uniquely gifted for worship? Once a week for the rest of this month, we’ll be sharing Plans from today’s leading Christian artists on themes such as Praise, Evangelism, and Encouragement.

Today, let’s begin with Creativity.

 

Resonate: A Musical Documentary on God and Creativity
Resonate Campaign, 10 days

Follow singer-songwriter Brianna Gaither on a collaborative journey to explore God’s creative nature in video excerpts and behind-the-scenes conversations from the musical documentary Resonate.

And More…

Kari Jobe: Heal Our Land
Kari Jobe and Capitol CMG, 4 days

Grammy-nominated, Dove-award-winning worship artist Kari Jobe shares the Scriptures and spiritual reflection that inspired the song “Heal Our Land” from her album The Garden.

Sing Like Never Before: Matt Redman
Matt Redman, 6 days

Go behind the scenes with Grammy and Dove Award winner Matt Redman as he shares the personal stories, Scripture, and inspiration behind some of his biggest worship songs, such as “Better is One Day,” “You Never Let Go,” “Heart of Worship,” and more.

We Are The City Harmonic
The City Harmonic and Integrity Music, 16 days

In this series of music videos and devotionals, band members from The City Harmonic and pastors from True City share the music, Scripture, and stories of church unity that brought revival to Hamilton, Canada — transforming the blue-collar steel town that they call home.

Big Daddy Weave: Beautiful Offerings
Big Daddy Weave, Word Entertainment, and the Overflow, 7 days

In this series of exclusive video devotionals, Big Daddy Weave lead singer Mike Weaver shares the biblical inspiration and life application that the band hopes you will take away from seven songs from their album, Beautiful Offerings.

Passion: Worthy Of Your Name Devotional
Passion and Capitol CMG, 7 days

Be challenged and inspired by the biblical principles behind the songs recorded live at Passion 2017 for the album Passion: Worthy of Your Name, featuring artists such as Passion Band, Chris Tomlin, Crowder, Matt Redman, Jimi Cravity, and more.

We Are Messengers: The Overflow Devo
We Are Messengers and Word Label Group, 7 days

In this exclusive series of video devotionals, We Are Messengers frontman Darren Mulligan presents Scriptural truths that ground your faith, song lyrics that inspire your heart, and challenging devotionals that encourage your spiritual growth.