“A Hairy Tale” is the newest story in the Bible App for Kids, and it’s available now! This tale of Samson comes from Judges 13–16 in the Old Testament. God gifts Samson with supernatural strength so he can lead his people to stand up to Philistine bullies. And as Samson’s hair grows longer, his muscles grow stronger.
Unfortunately, because Samson keeps using his strength to be selfish, he loses God’s favor, his hair, his muscles… even his eyes! But when Samson finally turns his heart back to God and admits his mistakes, God returns Samson’s strength to him — just in time to fulfill the purpose God had for him all along.
If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “A Hairy Tale” is open the app and tap the new story icon. And if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get, and it’s always free! Just click one of the buttons below.
About the Bible App for Kids
Already installed on more than 4 million devices, the Bible App for Kids™ is from YouVersion, the same people who brought you the Bible App™. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids is designed specifically to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. And kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in English, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean!
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The newest story in the Bible App for Kids shows God’s people entering the promised land. It’s based on Numbers 13-14, Joshua 2-3, and Joshua 5-6 in the Old Testament. Moses sends 12 spies to explore the land flowing with milk and honey. Two return ready to trust God’s promise, but the other ten convince the people it’s just too dangerous. Years later, Joshua leads the next generation into Canaan with the ark of the Lord, and the Jordan River stops flowing for them, allowing them to cross on dry land.
As the Israelites approach the walled city of Jericho, the Lord’s messenger gives Joshua their “battle” instructions. They march around the city for seven days, carrying the ark and blowing their trumpets. When they finish marching on the last day, God’s people shout, and Jericho’s walls fall down for them.
About the Bible App for Kids
If you already have the Bible App for Kids, simply open the app and tap the icon for “Waters Part and Walls Fall.” But even if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get, and always completely free.
Installed on more than 4 million devices, the Bible App for Kids comes from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™. In partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to provide your children with a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, here are all the places where you can get the Bible App for Kids:
For the first time ever, now kids can enjoy the Bible App for Kids in Chinese and Korean! Simply install it, and the Bible App for Kids determines which language it shows (and plays) based on the default for your device — English, Spanish, Chinese, or Korean.
As kids from all over the world interact with animations designed to bring Bible stories to life in their own language, they’ll be falling in love with God’s Word. If you have friends who speak Chinese or Korean, please share this great news with them!
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About the Bible App for Kids
The Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. It’s already been installed on more than 4 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and the Bible App for Kids is always completely free.
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The Bible App for Kids has two new stories about Jesus, both available now! Based on the New Testament accounts of Jesus’ baptism, “Beloved Son” shows John the Baptist preparing for Jesus’ arrival as the Savior of the world. And when Jesus comes to John to be baptized, you’ll see God’s Spirit descending on Jesus like a dove.
Then, “A Test in the Desert” recounts the story of Satan testing Jesus, as told both in Matthew 4 and Luke 4. God’s Spirit leads Jesus into the wilderness, where he fasts for 40 days, just before he’s confronted by Satan. Your kids will see Jesus quoting Scripture to Satan before he passes the test.
About the Bible App for Kids
If you already have the Bible App for Kids on your device, all you need to do to get these new stories is open the app and tap the icon for each one. But even if you don’t have the Bible App for Kids yet, it’s easy to get it now. (It’s always completely free.)
Already installed on more than 4 million devices, the completely free Bible App for Kids is the newest app from YouVersion, makers of the Bible App™. In a partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids was specifically designed to give your children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own, here are all the places where you can get the Bible App for Kids:
The latest version of the Bible App has a handy new feature, Condensed View, that lets you see more of what you want on the screen. Previously, your Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes all displayed on their respective screens as a list, the same way they appear in your Home view, showing you the Likes and Comments for each.
But now, you can tap the icon in the top right corner of any of these screens—Bookmarks, Highlights, or Notes—and your list toggles to “condensed” mode, showing you more of them at a time. If you want to see them in expanded view again, tap the icon again, and it toggles back. And this new Condensed View is smart, too: the Bible App remembers the last view you selected and defaults to it when you come back.
To see Condensed View in action, first make sure you have the latest version of the Bible App for your device. Then check each of your Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes screens for the new icon in the top right corner.
The latest updates to the Bible App for Android and iOS make it faster and easier to join your Friends in conversation, to see activity about what you’re reading, and to capture your thoughts, wherever they happen to come to you:
Expanding your circle of Friends in the app has never been easier. Tap the main menu and select “Friends.” With just a few more taps, you can invite select friends from your contacts to join you in the Bible App, by email or SMS (text message). Of course, you can still share the Bible App on Facebook and Twitter, like always, but asking your friends directly gives a more personal touch to your invitation. Friends make your time in the Bible even richer—grab your phone and invite your favorite people!
Comment on Bookmarks, Highlights
For the first time ever, the Bible App now lets you add Comments to Bookmarks and Highlights (on Android, iOS, and at bible.com). “Writing in the margins” of your Bible is easier than ever. And, even better, Comments let you open up your thoughts, questions, and discoveries for discussion with Friends.
When you tap a verse, now the Bible App offers you the choice to see Related Moments. View your previous Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes with the selected passage, as well as what other people are saying about it in Public Notes. Related Moments help you reflect on what God has spoken to you in the past, and to spark new conversations with Friends around your favorite verses.
People ask us all the time if the Bible App can send them the Verse of the Day, so they’ll never miss one. And now it can! If you’re new to the Bible App, the Verse of the Day is a select daily passage intended to encourage you, refresh your perspective, and help you focus your thoughts on God. Of course, you’ll want to read more of the Bible than just one verse a day, but the Verse of the Day is a quick, easy way you can remind yourself what’s important.
Available now on iOS (newest 5.1.1 release), this handy feature is also coming soon to the Bible App for Android and to bible.com. Maybe you like thinking about the Bible first thing when you wake up. Or meditating on it as a midday reminder. Or perhaps at bedtime, so you can think about it as you’re drifting to sleep. Whatever your preference, just tell the Bible App when and how you want your Verse of the Day delivered…and we’ll do the rest!
Here’s how you can get the Verse of the Day, every day:
Home View: Find any Verse of the Day moment
Tap the gear icon (see below)
Select email or push notification
(push notification means it will pop up on your device screen)
Specify what time you want to receive your Verse of the Day
- Select the Bible version you prefer
Update: You can now subscribe to the Verse of the Day on the Bible App for Android as well as at bible.com
Bible App 5 is our biggest update ever, and we’re thrilled to announce it’s now available for Kindle Fire! People around the world are seeing Scripture in a new way as they explore the Bible with their closest friends.
Conversations About the Bible
Now, highlights, bookmarks, and notes are a way to share what you’re discovering with people you care about. Meaningful conversations about the Bible become part of your daily life as you ask questions, offer encouragement, and learn together.
Verse of the Day
One of the YouVersion Community’s favorite features gets a prime spot in Bible App 5. View today’s, yesterday’s, or even last week’s Verse of the Day right from the Home screen as a daily reminder of God’s truth and love.
Find out more about Bible App 5 from our announcement in April. Update the Bible App on your Kindle Fire today and start having meaningful conversations about God’s Word.
We’re excited to announce two new stories in the Bible App for Kids, totaling 12 stories so far! From the story of Abraham, “God’s Amazing Promise” and “Abraham’s Big Test” teach the importance of listening to God. When God calls us to do something difficult, we are rewarded when we trust in Him.
Bring the Bible into your family life by sharing these stories together. It’s amazing what insightful questions kids can ask, and these opportunities can prompt larger conversations about faith. And parents, you might enjoy studying these passages during your personal Bible time. Read “God’s Amazing Promise” in Genesis 12:1-9 and “Abraham’s Big Test” in Genesis 21:1-8 and 22:1-9
We’re also adding more collectibles throughout the Bible App for Kids stories. In addition to finding pieces of the Armor of God, your kids can now find each Fruit of the Spirit. The new collectible set is available now on Android and Kindle, and will soon be available on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.
The new stories are available now. The Bible App for Kids is available for free on iOS, Android, and Kindle. If you haven’t already, download the app at bible.com/kids.