World's 10 Most Popular Bible Verses of 2014
YouVersion is an app that markets itself as “a simple, ad-free Bible that brings God’s Word into your daily life”. And now they’ve used their consumer data to create a year end analysis of which scriptures 164 million users shared and remembered most this year.
Below is the entire top 10:
1. Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
2. Philippians 4:8
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
3. Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
4. Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
5. Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
6. Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
7. Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
8. Isaiah 41:10
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
9. Matthew 6:34
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
10. Proverbs 3:6
In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
These verses, and many others, were shared nearly 69 million times this year. According to YouVersion, two verses are shared every second through Twitter, Facebook, text messages, and emails around the world.
Out of the 10 countries with the most YouVersion usage, Philippians 4:8 was the most popular verse in the United States, Brazil, and Nigeria in 2014. It’s also worth noting that while one of the internet’s favorite verses, John 3:16, failed to make this shared list, it still ranks as the most searched verse on the web.