YouVersion Adds New Living Translation (NLT), GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) and others…

Thanks for being a part of the YouVersion community! After many requests we are excited to announce the release of NLT – New Living Translation on, along with GOD’S WORD Translation (GW), and Reina-Valera Antigua an addition to the available Spanish translations. To make your time online even more valuable, here’s a handy tip: pick your favorite version of the Bible and make it your default in YouVersion. We offer 40 translations with 22 different languages represented, so try out a few and choose the one that hits home.


We hope YouVersion is a daily destination where you find ongoing inspiration in God’s word and community with others. Please be sure to share what you’re learning along the way so we can all grow together!

Blackberry Bible App 1.0

Annoucing the Blackberry Bible App [powered by] is now out of beta and into version 1.0!

Biggest UI change is an upgrade to a more elegant design, while also integrating sleek carousel navigation in the interface. Other features include the ability to email verse to a friend, view contributions from YouVersion users and compatibility with a wider range of Blackberry handsets. Models included in this update are: 9000, 87xx, 88xx, 83xx, 8220, 7130, 81xx… Look for the Storm compatible Bible App coming soon.

Below are some screenshots of the new look! Go here to download new update (Blackberry OS v. 4.2.1 or higher required).

WordPress YouVersion Plug-in Now Available

Attention Blogosphere: You can now link scripture references directly to YouVersion from your blogposts, with the option to have a text bubble within the post of the scripture itself.  For instance:

[youversion]Matthew 5:1-8[/youversion]

You have the option in your wordpress admin to enable the text bubble or just have a straight link to YouVersion.  Text bubble is limited to public domain translations, so if you disable the text bubble in the plugin’s administration page you have the ability to link to any available translation on YouVersion.  You also have the option to change bubble color.  So go check it out!!  Download the YouVersion plugin, and then upload it into your plugin folder in your wordpress account.

New Update on Black Berry Bible App

This afternoon we pushed a new update for the Blackberry Bible App powered by YouVersion.  This update includes:

Hot Keys – for quick chapter advance

Share – share verses with friends

Better UI – a more stylized user interface and icons

Book List – for easy scrolling and searching.

We are excited to get this update out to all of our Blackberry users, and we are continuing to improve this app with more improvements to come in the next few weeks.  You can get the Blackberry download Here.  Enjoy!

Linking to YouVersion Now Made Easy!

YouVersion Link Tool

This new tool allows you to link to specific verses in YouVersion via a shortened url, useful for twitter posts, emails, and blog posts.  It also gives you the ability to link to specific verses on the site. Below is an example of the url’s generated from a search for Matt 5:12:

Just type in the verse, select the translation, and hit the go button.  Underneath the search bar you are given the web url, the mobile url, and the verse itself. The new link tool can be found on the footer of and can also be accessed at