Snapshot: The YouVersion Community’s 2018 in Review

2018 Year in Review

God’s Spirit is moving on the hearts of people all over the world. In response, more and more are seeking Him in His Word. The Bible’s wisdom is relevant to our lives today: encouraging us, filling us with hopeful expectation, and challenging us to love better.

Within this revival, this current generation is on pace to become the most Bible-engaged ever. Together with hundreds of our partners, we’re celebrating the momentum we’ve seen across the worldwide YouVersion Community during 2018:

2018 Verse of the Year

The Bible verse shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global YouVersion Community

Isaiah 41:10

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

Bible Plan Days Completed

950 MILLION

Plans help you build your Bible practice by giving you small, daily selections of reading, devotional, audio, or video content.

Most Shared Verse Images:

The Bible Verse Images shared most often by language across the global YouVersion Community.

Psalm 118:24 Verse Image Psalm 37:5 Verse Image Romans 12:21 Verse Image 1 Corinthians 2:9 Verse Image
English Spanish Portuguese French
Psalm 118:24 Psalm 37:5 Romans 12:21 1 Corinthians 2:9
Matthew 6:34 Verse Image Isaiah 40:31 Verse Image Romans 5:8 Verse Image Proverbs 15:1 Verse Image
Indonesian Korean German Chinese
Matthew 6:34 Isaiah 40:31 Romans 5:8 Proverbs 15:1
Proverbs 16:3 Verse Image Revelation 3:20 Verse Image Isaiah 41:10 Verse Image Isaiah 40:31 Verse Image
Dutch Romanian Afrikaans Russian
Proverbs 16:3 Revelation 3:20 Isaiah 41:10 Isaiah 40:31

Bible Verses Shared

409 MILLION

Sharing Bible verses invites others along on your faith journey, through encouragement and inspiration.

Global Increase in Engagement

World map highlighting global impact of the Bible App

These countries showed the greatest increase in Bible engagement during 2018.

Bible Chapters Read

27.2 BILLION

Shining the light of God’s living Word on your innermost thoughts and desires brings grace, life, and peace to your everyday life.

Audio Chapters Listened To

4.2 BILLION

Listening to Scripture as you commute, exercise, or work helps you get God’s Word speaking into your life, wherever you are, whatever you’re doing.


Get Your Snapshot

Year in Review Snapshot

Have you seen your Snapshot yet? In just one image, you can see all the ways you engaged with God’s Word in the Bible App during 2018: How many Plans did you complete? How many verses did you highlight? How many Verse Images did you create? See all of this and more, in a social-media-ready image you can share with your friends!

See Your Snapshot


Want to help spread the Word?

Our special 2018 YouVersion Year in Review website reveals even more about what’s happening within the global movement that’s taking place now. Join us in celebrating all that God did in 2018 to connect people with His Word, and share the news!

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Hey, what are you doing at noon?

International Day of the Bible

Join in the #BibleCelebration!

Today is International Day of the Bible, the day set aside for Christians all over world to take a few moments to read or listen to passages from the Bible together with friends. Wherever you are today at noon (your local time), we hope you’ll participate.

And Spread the Word.

Pick one of the following ways to invite your friends to join you in celebrating this special day:

Verse Image - Habakkuk 2:14
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International Day of the Bible devotional

When you share on social media, use the hashtag #BibleCelebration.


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#BibleCelebration

Help these 20,000 people get their first Scripture ever.

Bible For Everyone

Do you believe the Bible is God’s inspired Word?

Do you give God’s Word a voice in your life?
What if the Bible didn’t exist in your language?
For more than a billion people, it doesn’t.1
You can help change that…

What if everyone had the same opportunity to hear from God’s Word?

Ministries are already working to get the New Testament translated into most of the world’s languages by 2033. Through #BibleForEveryone, we’re helping fund high-impact projects that they can complete quickly.2 So far, the YouVersion Community has already helped more than 1.5 million people get Scripture in their language.3

This is your chance to make an eternal difference in the lives of 20,000 people.

Give now, and help the Mosiye people of southern Ethiopia get the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, as well as several key Bible stories translated into their language, Bussa. Your generosity can help give these 20,000 people4 the first Scripture they’ve ever had. It’s simple:

Give Now


As believers, one day we’ll experience the great joy of meeting people in Heaven whose lives we touched here on Earth.

…I looked, and there in front of me was a multitude that no one could count, people from every tribe and every nation.

REVELATION 7:9


Notes

1 See illumiNations’ website for details.

2 All contributions received through the #BibleForEveryone campaign will be used exclusively for the purpose of Bible translation. Additionally, Life.Church is contributing $1 million over the four-year period from 2017-2020. During each calendar year, Life.Church is contributing $250,000, spread across different, high-impact translation projects. As each project is completed, any remaining funds contributed to this campaign are then applied toward the next translation project, as selected by YouVersion and its partners. (See original blog post for full details.)

3 In Zambia, Tanzania, Southeast Asia, and Gabon.

4 The Joshua Project: Bussa.

NLT Now Available Offline! Plus Many Others…

NLT Now Available Offline

The New Living Translation Bible is now available to download and use while offline! Thanks to the generosity of Tyndale House Publishers, now you can download the NLT directly to your mobile device: so you’ll be able to read it anytime, anywhere, even without an internet connection.

Download NLT Now


Versions Screen

And there’s more.

The Bible App offers many versions you can use while offline. In the Bible reader, tap on the Version abbreviation at the top, then look for any version with a Download link next to it. That’s it!

See Bible Versions

Michelle Williams: A Story of Faith

Growing her business, advocating for women’s health through nutrition and exercise, getting engaged… It’s been a life-changing year for the Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and member of Destiny’s Child.

Now, in a very special YouVersion story, Michelle Williams opens up about her faith journey through depression and anxiety, and about her continuing source of hope and peace: God’s Word.


Exclusive Bible Plans from Michelle Williams

In each of these video Devotionals, Michelle brings you biblical encouragement, inspiration, and insight:

Anxiety & Depression: Finding Hope
Believe In Me

Connect with Michelle:

Instagram: michellewilliams

Facebook: Michelle Williams

Twitter: @RealMichelleW

Website: I Am Michelle