🗣💬 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!

Tap this image to download a version that you can share with friends.

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

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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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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).

Enable Bible

(You’ll need to sign in with your Amazon.com account.)


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…

Enable Bible

(You’ll need to sign in with your Amazon.com account.)