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Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013
Christianity Today ^ | 12/30/2013 | Jeremy Weber

Posted on 12/31/2013 10:19:52 PM PST by GonzoII

Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013

Leading Bible app analyzes how its millions of users used the Bible this year.
Jeremy Weber
[ posted 12/30/2013 02:38PM ]
Sorry, John 3:16: The Top 10 Bible Verses YouVersion Shared Most in 2013
Courtesy of YouVersion

YouVersion has released its year-end analysis of how its millions of users engaged the Bible this past year.

Users shared 68 million Bible verses in 2013 via the uber-popular Bible app, installed 49 million times this year (and nearly 123 million times worldwide).

The Bible verse that was "bookmarked, highlighted, and shared ... more than any other verse" in 2013? Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Rounding out the top five: Isaiah 40:31, Matthew 6:13, Joshua 1:9, and Philippians 4:6.

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And the winner is.....

"Phil 4:13 I can do all things in him who strengthens me."

1 posted on 12/31/2013 10:19:52 PM PST by GonzoII
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To: GonzoII

Fine. How about John 8:32; “You shall know the truth and the truth shall set you free.” Difficult to say which Bible verse is the “best” as the entire Bible is perfect, not to be judged individually, but just a thought.


2 posted on 12/31/2013 10:31:00 PM PST by Fungi
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To: GonzoII

I guess I’m down here in the basement with Prov 26:11

It’s in the Book!


3 posted on 12/31/2013 10:33:06 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: GonzoII

Meanwhile, among liberals, the most commonly quoted Bible verse is, “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged.”


4 posted on 12/31/2013 10:33:43 PM PST by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
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To: GonzoII

They got the best chapter right - Romans 8.


5 posted on 12/31/2013 10:38:27 PM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: fidelis

It’s a powerful message. Personal redemption is the aim.

7 Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?


6 posted on 12/31/2013 10:45:04 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: GonzoII

A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but the foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left.


7 posted on 12/31/2013 10:50:27 PM PST by LukeL
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To: dr_lew

It’s one of the biblical warnings about a phenomenon I sometimes call “spiritual blowback.”

I.e. you get the same kind of spirit that you share, whether it be one to bless or one to curse.

The Christian way to deal with a sinner having a problem with a particular sin, is to endeavor to bless the sinner out of the sin. If you find yourself seeking to curse the sinner, then (1) you’re probably a hypocrite, with the same spiritual deficiency yourself; (2) it will stink when the spiritual blowback comes.

It’s really that simple. It’s another way of stating the golden rule.


8 posted on 12/31/2013 10:59:04 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: GonzoII

Mostly verifying how “me” centered today’s Christianity is, instead of Christ-centered, God-centered.

Why not Matt. 6:9, 10; Rev. 4:8, 11, 5:9, 10, 12 - 14, 22:12, 13, 16?

If “I” have to be in it, why not Philippians 3:8 - 11?

The day is coming when He shall be the center of all things, not “me”.

Why not let that day be now?

For that’s the way it will be for all of eternity......the work of redemption is wonderful, and few truly comprehend its height and depth (Eph. 1:15 - 23), but its object is NOT that “I” may become something - it is that He may become “all in all”.


9 posted on 12/31/2013 11:01:41 PM PST by Arlis
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To: HiTech RedNeck

To me it simply says that you should not concern yourself with the defects of others, since it is your own defects that will be the cause of your judgement. When you are busy judging others, you don’t realise that this is the judgement that will be made of you, so concern yourself with your own judgment.

The intent is to knock you off your pedestal.


10 posted on 12/31/2013 11:15:49 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: GonzoII

“the love of many shall wax cold”

This explains a lot of heartache, especially lately, since it is supposed to happen in the final days. A very consoling verse, in a strange way.


11 posted on 12/31/2013 11:26:56 PM PST by firebrand
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To: dr_lew

Make room for me...IMHO...1 Corinthians 13. I realize it is more than one verse. :-)


12 posted on 01/01/2014 12:38:49 AM PST by Conservative4Ever (Happy New Year 2014)
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To: Conservative4Ever

“Future things swim before me, as in empty outlines and skeletons; all the past is somehow grown dim.”

- Moby Dick, Chapter 135


13 posted on 01/01/2014 1:06:43 AM PST by dr_lew
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To: GonzoII

God is not mocked.

- Galatians 6:7


14 posted on 01/01/2014 2:48:27 AM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: GonzoII

Let’s see now....


15 posted on 01/01/2014 7:56:56 AM PST by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: GonzoII; windcliff; stylecouncilor

“Sh’ma Yisreal. Adonai elohenu. Adonai echad.” —Deut. VI, 4


16 posted on 01/01/2014 9:25:05 AM PST by onedoug
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To: GonzoII

The most important verse in the Bible?

The Word from God that you need for that very moment.


17 posted on 01/01/2014 10:59:46 AM PST by Kandy Atz ("Were we directed from Washington when to sow and when to reap, we should soon want for bread.")
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To: GonzoII

Just reading through the first few comments, I have to laugh at how quickly the actual topic is lost.

The article is not about which verse is most IMPORTANT, or which is the BEST, but which verse was most bookmarked and shared.

As for the actual winner, it is kind of heartening to see that in these difficult times, people are seeing that they need God.


18 posted on 01/01/2014 12:01:18 PM PST by Jvette
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To: dr_lew

It has been many moons since I have read Moby Dick...might be time to renew an old friendship...Happy New Year.


19 posted on 01/01/2014 1:23:44 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (Happy New Year 2014)
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To: dr_lew

There are rightful judgments to be made. If you are strong in an area where someone is weak, you have the right and indeed the duty to show that someone the right way to go.


20 posted on 01/01/2014 2:51:58 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: dr_lew

[There are rightful judgments to be made.] But then once having given the advice (whether or not taken) one must take care to keep standing on the Lord, not to pretend that the advice you gave came from oneself and thus get proud.


21 posted on 01/01/2014 2:54:12 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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