Get the Bible in the Languages of South Africa

South Africa coastline

Thanks to the generosity of visionary Bible society and translation partners, YouVersion is pleased to offer several Bibles in the languages of South Africa, all available through the Bible App. Just tap any of the buttons below to select a Bible in that language:

Bibles for South Africa

Zulu Bible

Xhosa Bible

Afrikaans Bible

Southern Sotho Bible

Pedi Bible

English Bible(Audio Available)

Tswana Bible

Tsonga Bible

Swati Bible

Venda Bible

Ndebele Bible

Hindi Bible(Audio Available)

Portuguese Bible(Audio Available)

Shona Bible


And, don’t forget to share this Good News with your friends:

Share
Tweet
Email


About the Bible App


The Bible App has been installed on more than 290 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,500 Bible versions, in more than 1,100 languages. And it’s always completely free.


Bible App icon
bible.com/app

Download on the App Store Badge Get it on Google Play Badge Available at Amazon Badge

Get the Bible in the Languages of the Philippines

Woman on phone

Thanks to the generosity of visionary Bible society and translation partners, YouVersion is pleased to offer several Bibles in the languages of the Philippines, all available through the Bible App. Just tap any of the buttons below to select a Bible in that language:

Bibles for the Philippines

Filipino Bible

Cebuano Bible(Audio Available)

Ilocano Bible

Hiligaynon Bible

Central Bikol Bible(Audio Available)

Pampanga Bible

Pangasinan Bible

Tausug Bible

Chavacano Bible

Kinaray-a Bible(Audio Available)

Masbatenyo Bible


And, don’t forget to share this Good News with your friends:

Share
Tweet
Email


About the Bible App


The Bible App has been installed on more than 290 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,500 Bible versions, in more than 1,100 languages. And it’s always completely free.


Bible App icon
bible.com/app

Download on the App Store Badge Get it on Google Play Badge Available at Amazon Badge

Get the Bible in the Languages of Ghana

Sunset with group of people silhouetted

Thanks to the generosity of visionary Bible society and translation partners, YouVersion is pleased to offer several Bibles in the languages of Ghana, all available through the Bible App. Just tap any of the buttons below to select a Bible in that language:

Bibles for Ghana

Twi Bible

Ewe Bible

Farefare Bible(Audio Available)

Konkomba Bible(Audio Available)

Anyin Bible

Mampruli Bible

Gonja Bible


And, don’t forget to share this Good News with your friends:

Share
Tweet
Email


About the Bible App


The Bible App has been installed on more than 290 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,500 Bible versions, in more than 1,100 languages. And it’s always completely free.


Bible App icon
bible.com/app

Download on the App Store Badge Get it on Google Play Badge Available at Amazon Badge

Bible readers are less stressed…

Man Reading Bible on Phone

We recently asked the YouVersion Community in the U.S. how they feel about stress, current events, and what role the Bible plays during times of stress. The survey examined stress caused by current events, at both national and international levels, and how reading the Bible changes the effects of stress on people’s daily lives. Then, we compared those results with the 2017 “Stress in America” study conducted by the American Psychological Association.*

The exciting news is that our U.S. Bible reading community is less stressed than the average American.

The APA survey reports that well over half (59%) of its respondents say terrorism is a significant source of stress. In contrast, only 18 percent of Bible App survey respondents say terrorism is the current event that causes them a significant amount of stress.

Graph showing less Bible app users said terrorism is a significant source of stress

Similarly, the APA survey showed 57 percent of people say the current political climate is a very or somewhat significant source of stress, while only 16 percent of YouVersion respondents say the national political climate is the current event that causes them the most stress.

Graph showing less Bible app users said current political climate is a significant source of stress

Why is this the case?

“I’m not surprised by the results of our survey,” said Bobby Gruenewald, founder of YouVersion.

“The Bible withstands the test of time because it speaks to the real struggles we face every day. For thousands of years, Scripture has helped people find peace despite the circumstances around them.”

In the YouVersion study, 30 percent say that reading Scripture before a stressful event occurs helps them best deal with stress, and 41 percent say reading Scripture in the moment best helps them find relief.

Charts showing scripture and dealing with stress relationships

And when they turn to Scripture to deal with stress, 47 percent first look at the Verse of the Day. Others first look up their favorite verses from memory (45%), resume reading where they last left off in the Bible (45%), or search for a YouVersion Bible Plan (40%) to deal with stress.

How about you?

Whether it’s stress, loneliness, loss or doubt, the Bible can give you the perspective you need, laying it all at God’s feet. Bible Plans are a great way to start, helping you study, understand, meditate on, and apply biblical truth to your life.

Laptop Showing Bible.com Plans

Find Plans

Technology has given us the opportunity to provide the Bible on the devices we carry everywhere. You can open and engage with it throughout the course of your daily life, no matter where you find yourself.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7


* American Psychological Association (2017). Stress in America: Coping with Change. Stress in America™ Survey.

What does the Bible mean to you?

#WhyBible
For thousands of years, the life-changing power of God’s Word has been transforming people’s hearts, influencing communities across generations — and changing the world in the process. No matter what shifting circumstances we may face, the Bible always offers hope and clarity.

So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; it shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Isaiah 55:11

YouVersion is excited to join with Wycliffe, American Bible Society, Camino Global and others as part of the #WhyBible movement. #WhyBible exists to encourage discussion about why the Bible matters, and to show that God’s inspired Word continues to be living, active, and relevant in our lives today — and that it will be for generations to come. Here’s what one YouVersion community member told us the Bible has meant to them:

œ“I decided to get the Bible App to listen to what God has to say about my struggles. Now that I’ve downloaded the app, my time on social media has decreased, and my time reading God’™s Word and experiencing His presence has increased. The Bible really changed my life for the better.

— Bible App user

What about you? What’s your story? How has God’s Word changed your life for the better? That’s what #WhyBible is all about.

Here’s how you can join in the #WhyBible movement:

  • Follow us on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, for special #WhyBible Verse Images that we’ll post on select days in September. (A Verse Image is a free, shareable piece of Bible art. You can also make your own Verse Images in the Bible App.)
  • On Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, share a Verse Image of a passage that has meant a lot to you. (Make sure you use the hashtag #WhyBible on any platform that allow hashtags.)
  • Text, email, or message a friend a link to download the Bible App.
  • Share your story.

    Let us know how the Bible App has affected your life. Has YouVersion helped you read, listen to, or understand the Bible more? In what way? We’d love to hear from you.


    To learn more about #WhyBible, and to see how others are participating around the world, visit why.bible.