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Bible App for Android Has Two Brand-New Widgets

Bible App Widgets can help you keep God’s Word front-and-center in your day, giving you a quick, “at-a-glance” peek into your favorite features — right on your device’s Home screen! The latest update to the Bible App for Android includes two all-new Widgets: one for Verse of the Day and one for Reading Plans.

Verse of the Day Widget

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The Verse of the Day Widget displays as much of today’s Verse of the Day as will fit in the size you selected. One tap on any of the three available sizes can take you to the Verse of the Day inside the Bible App. In the two larger sizes, you can adjust the Widget’s settings, share today’s Verse of the Day with your friends, and even make a Verse Image — all starting directly from your Home screen! When you add the Verse of the Day Widget,* select a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and specify the Bible version you’d like displayed in your Widget.

Reading Plans Widget

Each of the three available sizes of the Reading Plans Widget displays the Plan artwork of any of your currently subscribed Plans, along with quick links to today’s Devotional Content and Bible passages — again, all from your Home screen. When you add the Reading Plans Widget,* you’ll specify a black or white color theme, turn transparency on or off, and select which Plan(s) you want to display.


*Note: The way you add Widgets to your device varies by manufacturer. Try entering “Widgets” into your device’s Search tools, or look online for tips on how to add Widgets to your specific device.


Tip: We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of Android available. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.

About the Bible App for Android

The Bible App™ has been installed on more than 195 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,000 Bible versions, in more than 770 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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New in the Bible App for Kids: “In the Garden”: Peter Denies Knowing Jesus

Available now in the Bible App for Kids, “In the Garden” picks up where the story “A Goodbye Meal” left off. Based on the passages Matthew 26:31–75 and John 18:1–8, after Jesus finishes eating the Last Supper with His friends, they go on a nighttime walk toward a big garden. On the way, Jesus tells them that soon they will all run away and leave Him. One of Jesus’ friends, Peter, insists, “I will never leave you!” But Jesus tells Peter that before the sun comes up the next morning, Peter will say he doesn’t know Jesus — three times!

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When they get to the garden, Jesus asks His friends to pray with Him. But because it’s very late at night, they are all so tired that they fall asleep, and Jesus talks to God by Himself. Jesus knows that bad men will be coming soon to take Him away, so He tells God, “Father, I wish there was another way… still, I will do just what you say.”

Just then an angry mob shows up with torches, waking up Jesus’ friends. Another one of Jesus’ friends who had left earlier during their Last Supper, Judas, is with them. Judas walks straight to Jesus and kisses Him — a secret signal for the temple police to arrest Jesus. Jesus tells them, “I’m the one you’re looking for,” and they all fall backwards onto the ground.

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When they get up and grab Jesus to take Him to the religious leaders, everybody runs away except Peter. Instead, Peter sneaks after the crowd to see what will happen. Three different times during the night, people ask Peter if he is one of Jesus’ friends, and every time he tells them, “I don’t even know Him!” As soon as Peter realizes that he has denied Jesus three times — just as Jesus said he would — he begins crying.

If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “In the Garden” is open the app and tap the new story icon. But even if you don’t have the app yet, getting it is easy — and it’s free! Just click one of the buttons below.

 



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About the Bible App for Kids

Already installed on more than 8 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 designed specifically 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:

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Now Your Children Can Experience the Bible App for Kids in French!

More than 220 million people around the world speak French. And according to a recent survey, 1.6 million families in the U.S. said that French is the primary language they speak at home. Ever since we added French to the Bible App almost five years ago, millions of you have been actively participating in the worldwide YouVersion community. Today, together with our partner OneHope, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in French: La Bible App pour les Enfants. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

And with our all-new language selector, now you can select French as your language of choice — from directly inside the Bible App for Kids! Simply update your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” You can choose between Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Korean, Russian, and Spanish. The audio will play in that language, and any text will appear in that language, too!

Please help us celebrate this great news!

 



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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, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 8 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, Korean, Spanish, Russian, and now in French!

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In New Bible App for Kids Story, “A Goodbye Meal,” Jesus Shares the Last Supper with His Disciples

Available now in the Bible App for Kids, “A Goodbye Meal” is the story of Jesus sharing the last supper with His disciples. Based on passages from Matthew 26:14–16, John 13:26–30, and Mark 14:12–26, “A Goodbye Meal” explains why the religious leaders didn’t like Jesus, then shows the events that gave us the Communion we still celebrate today: to remember all that Jesus sacrificed for us.

Jesus tries to show everyone how much God loves them by healing sick people and giving food to people who are hungry. But some leaders don’t like the things that Jesus is saying (and they’re jealous of Him), so they want to make Him go away. They pay one of Jesus’ followers, a man named Judas, to tell lies about Jesus so that the police will arrest Him.

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But because Jesus is God, He already knows their mean plans. He even knows that Judas is secretly planning to help the bad leaders get Him in trouble! Jesus sits down to have a nice dinner with His main twelve followers, called disciples. As they are eating together, Jesus tells Judas in front of everybody that He knows what Judas is planning to do. Jesus tells Judas to go ahead and get it over with quickly, so Judas leaves to go get the bad men who will take Jesus away.

After Judas leaves, Jesus gives pieces of bread to His friends who stayed, and He shares a drink with them. He tells them, “When you eat bread—and drink together, too—remember all the things I did for you.” Jesus tells them that all the bad things that are about to happen need to happen, because that’s how God has decided He wants to forgive all of the bad things that people do. After Jesus and His friends finish eating, they sing a song together, then go to a special garden to pray…and wait.

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If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “A Goodbye Meal” is open the app and tap the new story icon. But even if you don’t have the app yet, getting it is easy — and it’s free! Just click one of the buttons below.

 



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About the Bible App for Kids

Already installed on more than 8 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 designed specifically 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:

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Switch Languages from Inside the Bible App for Kids!

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In a brand-new feature, now you can select any of the Bible App for Kids’ many languages…from directly inside the app! If this is your first time installing the Bible App for Kids, you’ll have this feature the first time you open the app. Or, if you already have the Bible App for Kids, simply update it to the most current version, then look under Settings for “Language.” The app lists all of our available languages, both in that language and in your currently selected default language. Just tap the one you want:

 

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When you open a story in a different language, the app will need to download that story again. Each time you open a story, if you’ve downloaded that story before, Bible App for Kids will simply replace the one on your device with that same story in your newly selected language. But don’t worry: it’s easy! And, more importantly, your kids won’t lose any stars they’ve achieved or any collectibles they’ve gathered. (Bible App for Kids remembers those things across languages.)

We know your children are going to love experiencing their favorite Bible stories in the language of their heart!



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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, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 8 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world are now enjoying the Bible App for Kids — in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Dutch, English, German, Korean, Spanish, and Russian!

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New in the Bible App for Kids: “Coming Home,” the Timeless Prodigal Son Story

Available now in the Bible App for Kids, in “Coming Home,” religious leaders ask Jesus why He spends time with people who do bad things. Based on Luke 15:1–3 and 11–32, “Coming Home” shows Jesus answering them by telling a story about a man with two grown-up sons: the timeless parable of the prodigal son.

Sometimes parents save up money to leave behind for their children after they die. But the younger son asks his father if he can go ahead and have his share of the money now, even though his father is still alive. This makes the father very sad, but he gives the money to his younger son anyway. The son moves far away and starts spending his father’s money on things he thinks are fun — but that are actually very bad for him.

Because the son keeps making bad choices, eventually he runs out of money, and he has to get a job taking care of pigs. Then the weather turns bad, and farmers can’t grow enough crops to feed everyone. The son gets so hungry, he wishes he could eat the pigs’ food. All of a sudden, he remembers: “Wait a minute — my dad is rich! If I go back home, maybe he will give me a job. Then I’ll have enough food to eat.”

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When the younger son gets home, his father runs out to meet him. Even though he is embarrassed that he behaved so badly, his father is just so happy that he came home, he hugs him and tells him everything will be okay. This makes the older brother angry; he thinks it’s not fair that his younger brother wasted so much of their father’s money. But the father tells him, “Why are you angry? I have always shared everything I have with you. Your brother was lost, but now he’s found! Let’s have a party! He’s home safe and sound!”

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If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “Coming Home” is open the app and tap the new story icon. But even if you don’t have the app yet, getting it is easy — and it’s free! Just click one of the buttons below.

 



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About the Bible App for Kids

Already installed on more than 8 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 designed specifically 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:

Get it now

 

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New Bible App for Kids Story: Jesus Heals the Daughter of Jairus: “Time to Get Up”

In the latest story from the Bible App for Kids, “Time to Get Up,” Jesus heals the daughter of a leader in the temple. In a story from Luke 8:40–42 and 49–56 in the New Testament, Jairus, an important leader, goes to where Jesus is teaching and asks Him if he will come and help his little girl, who is very sick at home. Jesus leaves with Jairus to go to his house and see her, but before they even get there, a man who works for Jairus meets them with sad news: “Your daughter is already dead.” Jesus tells Jairus not to be afraid, but just to believe.

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When Jesus and Jairus get to his house, the people there are very sad because Jairus’ little girl has died. Jesus tells them she’s not dead, just asleep, but they laugh at Him. Jesus goes in to see her, and he takes her mommy and daddy and three of His disciples with Him. Jesus takes her hand and says, “Wake up, little girl, and live again!”

And she does! The little girl’s mommy and daddy are surprised and happy, but Jesus tells them not to tell anyone what has happened. Then he tells them to get her something to eat.

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To get “Time to Get Up” right now, just open the Bible App for Kids and tap the new story icon. 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.



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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, designed to give children a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Developed in partnership with OneHope, the Bible App for Kids has already been installed on over 7 million Apple, Android, and Kindle devices, and it’s always completely free. Kids from all over the world enjoy the Bible App for Kids in English, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Spanish — and most recently, even in Russian!

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Now on Android: The All-New Bible App

“Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night…”
Joshua 1:8, NLT

Our mission at YouVersion is to help you engage with the Bible every day. And we never stop working to make your Bible experience better. A few weeks ago, we rolled out the new Bible App for iOS. Today we’re introducing the all-new, redesigned Bible App for Android, completely rebuilt from the ground up. With a 40% smaller download than the previous version and more efficient memory use, this new Bible App even supports back to Gingerbread (version 2.3 of Android). What does all that mean? That the Bible App now runs on more devices than ever before. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Simpler. By design.

Simple icons make all your options clear on every screen. Clean menu bars place the things you do most just a single tap away. But once you begin scrolling, the menus slip out of your way, giving you more screen real estate for Bible text. (To bring them back, simply scroll up slightly, or tap the Back button.) This is the cleanest, most responsive Bible experience we’ve ever offered on Android.


Make your Bible experience your own.

Customize your Bible experience with all-new Bible App Theme colors. Easily adjust your reading with more accessible font controls. Even switch between “Day” and “Night” modes, with color schemes optimized for reading in bright or dark conditions.


Connect with your biblical community.

The Home feed is cleaner and more compact than ever before, giving you more ways to engage with Scripture and more opportunities to discuss the Bible with your trusted Friends. Also, for the first time ever, Verse of the Day now includes a “View all” option, bringing you inspiration from previous days’ verses.


 Choose where you control audio.

When you select a Bible version that features audio, a play/pause button appears at the bottom, “floating” above the Bible text, so you can begin listening with just one tap. (Simply flip the “Show Controls” switch on or off to show or hide the floating button, whichever you prefer.)


Enjoy Plans… even offline.

Bible Plans are one of the best ways to engage with Scripture every day, giving you just a few passages to read each day. Now, for the first time ever, you can download Plans to your device to read offline (just as select Bible versions are available to download). When you read a Plan offline, the Bible App marks any days you complete, then syncs those with your YouVersion account the next time you’re online. So even when you can’t connect, you can still keep up.

 

Here’s how: Sometime when you’re connected:
1. Go to the Bible reader.
2. Tap the short version code to display a list of Bible versions.
3. Tap the download icon next to a version available for download.
4. Tap the Back arrow, then Plans, then Discover & subscribe to any Plan(s) you like.

 


Still inside: favorites, new and old.

When you tap a verse or passage, your classic favorites now appear as elegant verse actions: Highlight, Bookmark, Note, Verse Image, Share, and Related. (Related shows you everything you’ve previously attached to the selected passage — along with what other people are posting about it in their Public Notes.)


 

This is simply the best Bible App we’ve ever offered for Android, available right now. Keep spreading the Word.

YouVersion. It’s Your Bible.

 

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Tip: We want your Bible App experience to be as amazing as possible. So before you update or install this latest version, please check your device Settings to ensure that it’s up-to-date with the most recent release of Android available. Some Bible App features may not be available on older devices, or on older versions of Android.

 

About the Bible App

The Bible App™ has been installed on more than 185 million unique devices, all over the world. Developed by YouVersion, the Bible App offers more than 1,000 Bible versions, in more than 770 languages. And it’s always completely free.

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The Bible App for Kids is Now Available in Dutch!

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YouVersion and OneHope are thrilled to announce the next language for the Bible App for Kids: Dutch. Each time we introduce another language into the Bible App for Kids, children all over the world — and even kids right next door — discover the opportunity to fall in love with God’s Word in their own heart language. The Bible App for Kids is already available in Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, Korean, Spanish, and most recently Russian — with many more languages still to come!

Please help us celebrate this great news!

 

 



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The Bible App for Kids is designed to give kids a delight-filled Bible experience all their own. Its interactive animations and kid-friendly navigation invite children to explore all 41 of its Bible stories. The Bible App for Kids is available for free on Apple, Android, and Kindle tablets and smartphones:

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In New Bible App for Kids Story, “Journeys for Jesus,” Paul Faces Danger Throughout his Travels

Available now in the Bible App for Kids, “Journeys for Jesus” shows that even though it’s really hard for Paul to go to faraway places to tell others about Jesus, his work helps a lot of people — and it’s still helping us today! This thrilling new adventure follows Paul on his travels through much of the New Testament book of Acts: chapters 13–14; 16; 20–21; 25; and 27–28.

When God’s Spirit leads Paul to tell as many people as he can about Jesus, a lot of the people he visits are so happy that they start churches. But then, some other people — people who don’t like the things Paul is saying — have him put in jail. Then soldiers put Paul on a boat to take him to Rome, a big city where he will have to stand before a judge.

Storms are coming as they load the boat, but the captain decides they should go anyway. Their boat gets caught in a giant storm that tosses them around for several days, and eeveryone is afraid they’ll sink. But an angel comes to Paul at night and says, “Don’t be scared, Paul! God is looking out for you — and all the people with you, too!” Soon after, just like the angel said, even though their boat crashes, every single person makes it safely to an island nearby.

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They stay on the island until all the storms pass. While they’re there, Paul prays for a very sick man, and God heals him. Eventually, another boat comes and picks them up, and they continue on toward Rome. When they finally get there, because Paul is still a prisoner, soldiers chain him up in a house. While Paul waits for his trial to start, he writes letters to many of the churches that he had visited during his travels. Those letters that Paul wrote are in the Bible now… and we still read them today!

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If you already have the Bible App for Kids, all you need to do to get “Journeys for Jesus” is open the app and tap the new story icon. But even if you don’t have the app yet, getting it is easy — and it’s free! Just click one of the buttons below.

 



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About the Bible App for Kids

Already installed on more than 7 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 designed specifically 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:

Get it now

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