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The Word is Alive

The global YouVersion Community is proof that God’s Word is alive.

Let's proclaim Scripture's power together

Watch “The Word is Alive” video — a song created exclusively for the YouVersion Community by Seasons Collective — and download or stream it on the following platforms.

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Thank God for His Word

The Bible is ALIVE

Let’s Pray Together

Every time you open YouVersion, you’re connecting with God through His Word. And when you open the app, you have access to Scripture in a language you understand.

Think about what a gift that is.

But Scripture isn’t just available in your language— because of our generous partners, YouVersion offers the Bible in over 1,700 languages.

God is captivating the hearts of people searching for Him through His Word, and creating a global Community centered around Scripture.

And He’s just getting started.

As YouVersion approaches 500 million installs, let’s thank God for making it possible for us to draw near to Him through His Word. Let’s ask God to continue to transform hearts around the world through Scripture, and let’s pray for the people in our lives who don’t yet know God personally.

A Prayer of Celebration


Thank you for bringing a Community of believers together through Your Word. Scripture has changed our lives, transformed our hearts and minds, and revealed our deep need for You. Your Word is the reason the YouVersion Community exists.

God, we want Your Word to continue to spread across the world because it is perfect and true. Your Word never returns empty. Through Scripture, You have revealed what is good and wise. Your Word is full of promises that guide and light our way. It instructs us, guides us, corrects us, and comforts us. We want to see Your words continue to transform our world.

Provide us with more opportunities to share Scripture with others. And as You provide us with these opportunities, please make more hearts and minds ready to know You intimately.

Let us become the people You created us to be so that we can give You glory at all times. We are Your people, and we fully offer ourselves to You.

In Jesus’ name,

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Discover how the Bible is Alive.

The God who created the universe is breathing new life into the world through the power of His Word. And God’s Word is alive and active because our God is alive and active.

The Bible is shaping the YouVersion Community, and this month we’re approaching a huge milestone. As YouVersion nears 500 million installs, our global Community is reflecting on what God has done so far.

Join the global celebration by completing YouVersion’s new 7-day The Bible is Alive Plan, and discover how God is using Scripture to change lives around the world. Let’s celebrate how the Bible has transformed history.

Complete this Plan during the month of November, and you’ll also earn the limited-edition Bible is Alive Plan Badge.

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Does our app icon look … different?

Meet Our Updated Bible Icon

Bible App icon through the years

You may have noticed that something looks a little different about our Bible icon. We use our app icon to clearly show the heart of YouVersion—God’s Word—and to help people easily recognize us in the App Store and on their devices.

Over the years, our app icon has evolved and we’ve just released our latest version.

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Here’s why we’ve updated it…

We believe the Bible is always relevant. To help our Community see that Scripture is applicable no matter where they live or what they face, we focus on creating culturally relevant experiences—and staying in line with app design is part of that. By retaining the familiarity of the app and blending current app design trends, we believe more people will be drawn to download and open YouVersion—and ultimately grow closer to God. As we updated the icon, we deliberately used a few key design elements outlined below.

Introducing: YouVersion Red

Red has always been an important color to our brand because of its significance in Scripture: it is used to point out Jesus’ words, and it also represents His ultimate sacrifice for humanity.

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The red that’s featured in our new icon’s bookmark is a custom-mixed shade that we’ve weaved throughout our app. When we created YouVersion Red, we wanted it to exemplify how we live out our mission: by being warm, bold, and real.

Bible App icon colors

Once we landed on YouVersion Red, we created a color palette for our icon that would complement this core color. But if you place YouVersion Red next to any color in the app, you’ll also discover that the other colors complement it perfectly.

While the bookmark might seem like a small part of our icon to focus on, it’s an important element: it represents a Bible that has been opened and studied— it represents the part you play in exploring God’s Word.

The Bible is central to everything we do, because intimacy with God is central to who we are. Our hope is that every time you look at the new app icon, you sense that.

We hope you’re reminded of the simplicity of the Gospel, the holiness of God’s Word, and that you feel personally invited to draw closer to God.

We’re about to hit a huge milestone!

The Bible is ALIVE

Something incredible
is happening…

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YouVersion is on track to reach 500,000,000 app installs soon.

Over the past 13 years, we’ve seen God do more than we could ask, think, or imagine through YouVersion.

When the App Store launched in 2008, YouVersion was one of the first 200 free apps available. That first weekend, 83,000 people installed the Bible on their device. But now, a Community that started with 83,000 downloads in one weekend has nearly reached half a billion.

That number represents people around the world—from different nations and speaking different languages—actively drawing closer to God through His Word. And you’re one of them.

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Celebrate God’s
Word in action.

As we near this milestone in mid-November, we’re inviting the Community to celebrate with us that the Bible is Alive. If you open YouVersion right now, you’ll see a counter tracking our progress towards 500 million installs in real time. When you see that counter, think about what that number represents. Then, reflect on what God has accomplished through His Word, and celebrate His faithfulness.

See how the Bible is alive.

Over the next few weeks, we’re celebrating this historic moment—and we want you to join us!

Get the celebration started by watching this special video, featuring people whose lives have been changed by God’s Word.

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As we count up to 500 million, join the celebration by sharing the YouVersion app with a friend!

And when you share YouVersion from inside the app, you’ll earn the Share YouVersion Badge.

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