Top 10 Bible Verses of the Year

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Bible Gateway released their handy Year in Review* data showing us the top 10 verses of 2015 and handy graphs and charts revealing Bible-reading patterns of their site visitors, including top verses and popular chapters in the Bible.

Bible Gateway even broke down their data into most popular search terms within the Bible. What’s revealing about this is that the search terms reflect what was going on in the world last year, revealing hopes, fears, or questions about current events. It’s encouraging to see that many people turn to the Bible for answers…

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Their results showed a spike in searches for the word “blood moon” at the lunar eclipse September, ranking #1 for the day. The word “beheaded” was the 4th highest search term on February 16, when 21 Coptic Christians were executed for their faith. The search for “marriage” peaks in July, probably regarding the SCOTUS rulings, and possibly because of the large number of weddings held in the summer–I know I was doing the same search to prepare for my maid-of-honor speech years ago!

Top 10 Bible Verses

Check out the 10 most popular verses and see how many you guessed right!:

#1 John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

#2 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.”

#3 Philippians 4:13: “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”

#4 Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

#5 Psalm 23:4: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”

#6 Philippians 4:6: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”

#7 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.”

#8 Proverbs 3:5: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

#9 1 Corinthians 13:7: “[Love] always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

#10 Proverbs 3:6: “[I]n all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Not only are these some of the most popular verses of the year, they’re also probably the most popular verses of all time, including John 3:16. They’re great candidates for Scripture memorization if you’ve been thinking about it. Click here for 5 tips on memorizing Scripture! 🙂

Where To Find It in the Bible

Finding specific Bible passages can sometimes be a challenge. Where to Find it in the Bible will help you find what you’re looking for. Chapter titles include:

  • Favorite Bible Verses with topics including:
    • Words of comfort and strength
    • Verses for sharing Jesus with others
    • 50 topics in Christian living
  • People in the Bible which includes:
    • Passages on over 100 important people in the Bible
    • Key scripture references
    • People in the genealogy of Jesus
  • 100 Prayers in the Bible which will show you:
    • Prayers in the Psalms
    • Jesus’ prayers
    • Prayers of confession, praise, and petition
  • 52 Key Bible Stories where you will see:
    • Old Testament stories, such as: the call of Abraham, the 10 Commandments, Samson and Delilah, and Valley of the Dry Bones
    • New Testament stores, including: Jesus walking on water, the rich young ruler, and the conversion of Saul
    • A summary and the main points of each story
  • 100 Prophecies Fulfilled by Jesus which shows:
    • Old Testament prophecies and the New Testament fulfillments
  • Gospels Side-By-Side which looks at:
    • The harmony of the Gospels
    • Jesus’ parables, miracles, travels and Passovers
  • Bible Promises which includes:
    • 100 best-loved Bible verses
    • God’s promises for times of sorrow, fear and despair

Download Where To Find It In the Bible

 

*Bible Gateway’s 2015 Year in Review

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