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Each dot indicates one person opening the Bible App — which now happens an average of 125 times every second!

YouVersion just had its biggest year ever.

Don’t miss out on what God does next.

When YouVersion launched as a website in 2007, we offered just 12 Bibles, in two languages. This year, thanks to the generosity of visionary partners, the Bible App became the first app in history to offer text content in over 1,000 languages. All over the world, more and more people are turning to the Bible to hear what God wants to say to them. When you give to YouVersion, you’re helping us connect them with God’s Word, in every country on earth.

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2016 was the worldwide YouVersion community’s most Bible-engaged year ever.

This is personal.

At YouVersion, each one of us has experienced the gift of God’s love through his Word. That’s why we’re so passionate about sharing the Bible App with as many people as we can. And because you use the Bible App, you’re already a part of what God is doing.

Every time you use the Bible App — whether it’s to read, to listen, to meditate, or to share — you’re participating in a community that spans the globe. Now, take the next step in your Bible App journey: discover how much better it can be to give than to receive (Acts 20:35).

Go all in.

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What would happen if every person who wanted a Bible could have one?

We’re leveraging technology to equip this generation to be the most Bible-engaged people in history. That’s because we believe that when you invest in reading or listening to Scripture, it has the power to change your life. We’re seeing it happen all over the world. When you give to YouVersion, you help us connect more people with God’s Word, in places that have seen triple-digit Bible engagement growth like Mozambique, Nepal, Bangladesh, Argentina, Cameroon, Indonesia, and Iraq.

Imagine a world where every person can instantly engage with God’s Word in their own language. In the history of our planet, nothing like that has ever been possible before. But now, not only is this dream possible, it’s within reach — and during our lifetimes.

Let’s find out, together.

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

Bible App for Kids

Today, together with our partner OneHope, we are pleased to announce the launch of the Bible App for Kids in Romanian. Now, more children than ever have the opportunity to enjoy a Bible experience all their own.

Switching between languages is easy, right in the app’s Settings. Just make sure you’ve updated your app to the most current release, then look under Settings for “Language.” Choose between Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, and Vietnamese. 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 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 more than 13 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 Afrikaans, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin audio with either Simplified or Traditional characters), Dutch, English (UK or US), Farsi, Filipino (Tagalog), French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, and now… in Romanian!

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Your biggest year ever. Again.

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The Bible App has now been installed on a quarter of a billion unique devices. Many apps come and go. But thanks to you, the worldwide YouVersion community, the Bible App continues to thrive and grow. The Bible App was one of the first 200 apps in Apple’s app store debut, and still more people come to rely on the Bible App every day, all around the world.

We also thank God for the truth and life that the Bible promises:

It is the same with my word.
I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to,
and it will prosper everywhere I send it.
Isaiah 55:11 NLT


 

The Worldwide YouVersion community

Together, this was our biggest year ever. Again.

Thanks in large part to everyone who partners with us — visionary Bible publishers and societies, Bible translators, content providers, and hundreds of volunteers — we are privileged to be able to offer more opportunities for people to experience the Bible than ever before. In fact, in every category that we measure, the global YouVersion community has been more engaged with the Bible throughout 2016 than in any previous year.

 


 

We now offer Bibles in 1,045 languages.

We now offer Bibles in 1,045 languages.

The Bible App is the first app in history to offer text content in over 1,000 languages. And Bible engagement is increasing all over the world. People are turning to the Bible App to explore God’s Word even in some places you might not expect:

Cameroon Cameroon
While Cameroon’s highest usage is split between its official languages — French (50%), and English (47%) — Bibles in regional languages such as Fulfulde, Bulu, and Mandang are increasing in popularity.
 
Indonesia Indonesia
Although the Bible App features 26 Bibles in languages commonly spoken in Indonesia, our four Bahasa Indonesian language Bibles are the most popular. Usage for the most popular version, Indonesian New Translation, is almost evenly split between online and offline.
 
Mozambique Mozambique
Even as users continue engaging with Scripture in Portuguese (the official language of Mozambique) and in English, Bibles in Tsonga, Chichewa, and Sena are also seeing significant growth.
 
Nepal Nepal
Shortly after the Nepali New Revised Version and the New Testament in Eastern Tamang became available in the Bible App, users in Nepal began discovering them, prompting one of the most rapid increases in Bible reading in a heart language that we’ve ever seen.
 
Tanzania Tanzania
Bible App use in Tanzania is increasing, both in installs and in daily active use. Almost half of that use is offline. Usage of Swahili language Bibles increased during 2016, from 15% of total usage to 40%.

 


 

Bible Engagement in 2016

 

11 Billion Chapters Requested

11 Billion
Chapters
Read

2.1 Billion Audio Chapters Listened To

2.1 Billion
Audio Chapters
Listened To

1 Billion Highlights, Bookmarks, and Notes Created

1 Billion
Highlights, Bookmarks,
and Notes Created

230 Million Verses Shared

230 Million
Verses
Shared

48 Million Verse Images Created

48 Million
Verse Images
Created

27.5 Million Bible Plans Completed

27.5 Million
Bible Plans
Completed

 


 

Celebrate with us!

Let’s celebrate our biggest year yet as a global community. Which verse was shared the most during 2016? What happens every second in the Bible App? How far would 250 million iPhone Pluses reach? Where in the world are people using the Bible App? Which verses were the most popular in other countries? What can you do to be a part of changing the world? Find out at our 250 Million Celebration website.

 
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What would happen if every person in the world who wanted a Bible could have one?

Let’s find out together.

We’re pouring our lives into equipping this generation to become the most Bible-engaged in history. And we’re inviting you to join us. When you give to YouVersion, you’re investing in bringing God’s kingdom and His will to earth, today. Take part in what God is doing in the world. Together, we could see this vision fulfilled in our lifetimes.

 
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Spread the Word.

Help us spread the good news by sharing our celebration web page with your friends. YouVersion’s 250 Million Celebration is a terrific opportunity for you to introduce new people to the Bible App!

 
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December Featured Plans: Bobbie Houston, Theology of Work, Passion, More

In this unique devotional for women, Bobbie Houston helps you find your place of influence, encourages you to become a catalyst for change, and points you toward a future filled with expectation and hope.

Using real-life case studies as examples, learn how you can apply biblical decision-making principles to challenging situations that commonly arise in the workplace.  

Developed by young people for young people, this short series of dynamic devotionals from the Passion generation captures the heart’s cry of believers who desire to live for God’s glory and fame.

 

This study of John 14-17 helps you learn to love people more effectively, inspiring you with some of the final life lessons and spiritual truths that Jesus shared with his disciples before he was crucified.

The I-Factor
Van Moody and HarperCollins, 7 days

Through daily Scripture and excerpts from his book, The I-Factor, pastor Van Moody helps you acknowledge, assess, and address elements of your thought life and behavior that may be hindering you from fulfilling God’s plan for your life.

In this series of daily Bible readings and short videos, Christian marriage counselor Dr. Kim Kimberling teaches you how to love your spouse the way that God intends, ending each day with application questions that help you live out the things you’re learning.

Find Your Next Plan

This #GivingTuesday, reach the world.

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This Giving Tuesday, a social movement that helps people give back by donating time, money, or influence to a cause that they feel passionate about. Giving Tuesday is celebrated the Tuesday after Cyber Monday as a day to encourage kindness and generosity.

The Bible App is always completely free, without any advertising or hidden costs. At YouVersion, we do what we do because God’s Word has the power to transform lives. We hope that engaging with God’s Word through the Bible App has drawn you closer to him. We’d encourage you to take the next step in your journey: Help other people share in that same experience by giving to YouVersion.1

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1 You can also give directly inside the Bible App. Simply tap Menu, About, Donate.

Help others in your YouVersion community.

Volunteering is another way that you can participate in YouVersion’s mission. All around the world, people from all walks of life are helping more people engage with the Bible: by helping us localize the Bible App into their language, by providing technical support to other Bible App users, and by helping our communications team review and manage content. You can help, too. All you need is an Internet connection, a little time, and a passion for using your gifts to serve others. Tap to learn more.

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Help us spread the Word.

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Share that you gave, and encourage your family and friends to join you in giving back on #GivingTuesday. Tell them why you support YouVersion, and remember to include the hashtag #MyGivingStory, so other people will be able to see your story.