November 12th is International Day of the Bible

Let’s celebrate together!

Wherever you are at noon (your local time) on November 12th, take time to read or listen to passages from the Bible together with friends. Share the verses that encourage or inspire you on social media, and use the hashtag #BibleCelebration to help your Friends and followers discover this special day.

For your convenience, we’ve even included some example text below, along with a shareable Verse Image of the theme Scripture for International Day of the Bible:

Verse Image of Habakkuk 2:14

Be sure you spend a few moments today in God’s Word for International Day of the Bible.

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Share the Bible

What would happen if you gave a Bible to someone today? We believe that God’s Word is alive and has the power to transform lives.

Just share to give away as many Bibles as you can today.

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Bible Plans Especially for Veterans

To all who have served: Thank you.

In addition to the godly wisdom that the Bible can provide for our everyday problems, it also offers hope and healing for the the more significant challenges often faced by veterans. No matter what’s going on in your life, by giving you just a little to read (or listen to) each day, Bible Plans can help you hear from God’s Word.

To honor veterans today on this their special day, we’ve assembled this special collection of Plans, each one developed specifically for those who have served:

Our Daily Bread: Military Edition

Hope After Trauma
Battles and Front Lines Devotional by Rita Springer

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Hear what listening to the Bible did for a veteran suffering from PTSD.

See how the power of God’s Word transformed life for one veteran and his family, as one simple practice helped him overcome the Post-Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury that had been haunting him ever since his return home from combat.

🎬 Experience the Book that shapes history

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The Book that Shapes History

The Bible is one of the most iconic books in human history. Our friends at Museum of the Bible set out to tell the story of the world’s greatest book in three minutes, illustrating the Bible as the common thread that connects history.

We invite you to watch as the film weaves together the Bible through twelve influential historic events. Then share the video with your friends and let them know how the Bible has become part of your story.

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The Influence of the Bible

When the Museum of the Bible opens in Washington, D.C. this November, it will provide guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.

Did you know?

Free General Admission
is available now.
Reserve your tickets today!

Start your exploration today through one of these Bible Plans, helping you reflect on the Scriptures and revealing the influence and reach of His story:

Experience The Book That Shapes History

Experience The Book That Shapes History
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Experience the Book that shapes history in this 11-day plan from Museum of the Bible. You’ll dive into some of the most influential and historic events that illustrate how the Bible has been a common thread throughout human history.

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Before You Visit the Museum of the Bible
The Founding Fathers & The Bible
Movies and the Bible
Poetry And The Bible
Heroes Of The Bible
Rockin' Through The Psalms With The 'King'
College Basketball And The Bible

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Make Bible history: Help get God’s Word to people who have never had it.


Earlier this year, we invited you to join us in the #BibleForEveryone challenge,1 the historic move of God that’s helping visionary ministries translate God’s Word for more than a billion people who don’t have it yet. If you speak English, the Bible App lets you choose from 50 different versions. But did you know that:

Most languages don’t even have a complete New Testament.

…before people can pray to the Lord for help, they must believe in him. And before they can believe in the Lord, they must hear about him.…

ROMANS 10:14

Although many languages have at least a few Bible verses (some up to a chapter or two), many have no Scripture at all. It used to take decades to translate the Bible into a new language. But progressive translation ministries have been working together to develop more efficient processes and better take advantage of available technologies, resulting in drastic reductions — in many cases down to just a few years.

But God has been moving on the hearts of His people.

In 2016, the world’s Bible translators set a shared goal: by 2033, their plan is to have at least the New Testament translated for 99.9% of the world’s population. Just imagine: for the first time ever, people who have never had God’s Word in their own heart language may see themselves in these words of Jesus:

“…he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that were never lost. In the same way, your Father in heaven does not want any of these little children to be lost.”

MATTHEW 18:13-14

You could be a part of that movement.

No longer a vision for some distant future, this dream is actually being fulfilled, right now. Don’t miss your chance to take part in the Bible history that’s happening now, within your lifetime. Join us, and let’s find out what happens when every person on earth finally has the opportunity to experience the same life-changing power of God’s Word that we already enjoy.


Getting started is easier than you think.

All this year at YouVersion, we’ve been working with Bible translation partners to identify high-impact projects that translators could complete quickly with just a little more funding. Also, Life.Church has committed to match up to $1 million of all contributions that the YouVersion Community makes toward Bible translation over the next four years.2

Here’s what God has already done, through the YouVersion community, and others.

In addition to helping 75,000 people in Zambia receive the book of Acts for the first time, thanks to the generosity of those who supported our second project, soon about 140,000 people in Tanzania will have the opportunity to enjoy their own, brand-new New Testament…in their native language of Kinga. Today, we’re announcing our next project:

Help persecuted Christians in Southeast Asia finish their New Testament by the end of 2017.

For the safety of the people already at work on our third project, we can’t share specifics. Here’s what we can tell you: Even though political and religious opposition have made Bible translation in this Southeast Asian country extremely dangerous, several native speakers are still on schedule to complete the New Testament in four new languages by the end of this year. Assisted by three YouVersion partners and several churches, not only will their courageous sacrifice make God’s Word available for up to 960,000 people — but their work could even encourage others in the area to begin similar Bible translation projects.

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Let’s change the world… and change eternity.

In the coming months, we’ll continue sharing with you about the other projects for which we’ll be matching funds, and we’ll update you on each project’s progress. Get in now on this worldwide move of God. Pray and ask Him to continue accelerating the work of translating His Word into every language. Ask Him to prepare the hearts of those who will be hearing about Him for the first time. And give.

Then one day, you’ll have the great joy of standing before God’s throne and seeing some of the very people that your gift helped bring there:

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



1 Refer to part one of this series, “History is being made, right now. Be a part of it,” and part two, “This is it: Your chance to be a part of Bible history.

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

Get the Bible in the Languages of South Africa

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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

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