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:

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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.

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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

Take your place in Bible history.

Hopefully, you’ve already been hearing about #BibleforEveryone, the plan we’ve coordinated with partners to accelerate Bible translation. It’s hard to imagine, but more than a billion people still don’t have a complete Bible in their language.1 In fact:

Thousands of the world’s languages don’t have even a New Testament.

But we’re changing that… together.

Last year, the YouVersion community accepted a generosity challenge from Life.Church.2 Since then, together you’ve already funded Bible translations that could potentially reach over 1.45 million people: in Zambia, Tanzania, Australia, and Southeast Asia.3 Most recently, your giving is helping local churches in Gabon, Africa translate the Gospel of Luke into three more languages: Kota, Obamba, and Teke!4

To get Scripture circulating quickly, each time they complete a new chapter, they’re releasing it as audio recordings and in print booklets. When they finish the final chapter, they’ll compile the completed book — and we’ll include it in the Bible App!

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Even if you missed that last opportunity…

When regular church attender Prescillia received the first Bible text ever available in her native language, she said:

“Pastors and churches had to preach in French. Many speakers of regional languages don’t understand, thinking God is the God of other people. But now, when we hear Scripture in Obamba, we know: God speaks my language! He’s our God, too!

Don’t miss this one.

Men reading the Bible

Local churches are already well underway translating God’s Word into those three languages, but it’s not too late for you to take part in the next language: Wumbu. Just imagine over 18,000 people getting to read these words of Jesus, for the first time ever in their heart language!

“…blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.”

LUKE 11:28

Get in now on this worldwide move of God.

Pray with us, and ask God to continue accelerating the process of getting 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 share in the great joy of standing before God’s throne and seeing people that your gift helped bring there:

“…in front of me was a huge crowd of people. …so many that no one could count them. They came from every nation, tribe, people and language… They cried out in a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God!”

REVELATION 7:9

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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. 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 are then applied toward the next translation project, as selected by YouVersion and its partners. (See original blog post for full details.).

3 Original posts: Zambia, Tanzania, Southeast Asia.

4 Blog post, “We serve a God of second chances.”

New to the Bible App: RSV, NRSV, TPT, more

New Versions

New Versions now in the Bible App…

Thanks to the generosity of our many partners, we’re pleased to offer more than 1,700 Bible versions in over 1,200 languages through the Bible Appincluding several English versions added this year:

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With the Compare versions feature in the Bible App, you can quickly see how different Bible versions translate the same passage. Tap on the verse, then tap Compare, and see the same verse repeated in all of your recently used Bible translations.

Discover the version that speaks to you and connect with God in His Word every day.

Find Your Version


…and in more languages.

Today, billions of people around the world carry a mobile device, and many are actively searching for hope and purpose in life. Our prayer is that one day all people will have access to a Bible, at the click of a button, in the language and version that speaks to them – because we believe that God’s Word has the power to change lives.

If you’re looking for a Bible version in another language (or you know someone who is), the Bible App offers more than a thousand to explore. In fact, more than 75 versions in over 50 languages have been added this year alone! Here are just a few:

Assamese
Assamese Bible
eBible.org

Cherokee
Cherokee New Testament Bible
American Bible Society

Dutch
Herziene Statenvertaling
Royal Jongbloed

Haitian Creole
1998 Haitian Creole Bible
Haitian Bible Society

Icelandic
Biblían (2007) Icelandic Bible
Icelandic Bible Society

Japanese
The Bible, Colloquial Japanese
Japan Bible Society

Oriya
Odia Bible NT – BSI
Bible Society of India

Portuguese (Brazil)
Bíblia Sagrada, Nova Versão Transformadora
Editora Mundo Cristao

Russian
Modern Russian Bible Translation
Bible Society in Russia

Tibetan
Tibetan Bible
New Way Publishing

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