2017 Year In Review

The Bible
is Relevant

In every country of the world, God’s Word is speaking. We are seeing a rise toward the most Bible-engaged generation ever. Together, with the global YouVersion Community, we celebrate an amazing move of God in 2017.


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God's Word is Speaking

Verse of the Year

This is the Bible verse that was shared, bookmarked, and highlighted most often by the global Bible App community during 2017.

Joshua 1:9

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Top Verses Around the World

United States
Romans 8:28
And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
South Africa
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
South Korea
Proverbs 16:9
We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.
Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God.
John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.
Hong Kong
2 Corinthians 12:9
But his answer was: “My grace is all you need, for my power is greatest when you are weak.” I am most happy, then, to be proud of my weaknesses, in order to feel the protection of Christ's power over me.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to humanity. God is faithful, and He will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation He will also provide a way of escape so that you are able to bear it.
Psalm 119:9
How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word.
2 Timothy 1:7
For the Spirit that God has given us does not make us timid; instead, his Spirit fills us with power, love, and self-control.
Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

People are Connecting

Engagement by the Numbers

In 2017, more people than ever read, listened, reflected and shared the Word of God.

In a Second

On average, here’s what happened during every second of every day in 2017, as people used the Bible App to engage with Scripture:

App Installs
Bookmarks Created
Plans Completed
Verses Shared
Audio Chapters
App Opens
Chapters Read
Highlights Created

Did you know?

The Bible App offers Bible text in 1,635 versions, representing 1,171 languages!

More people are turning to the Bible App daily to explore God’s Word, even in some places you might not expect.

We are a Community

The availability of different versions made my Bible study deeper, and I have now read the entire Bible many times. I consider reading the whole Bible one of the most significant achievements of my life. The Bible App made it possible.

– Vinod P., Bihar, India


Finishing the task

Did you know that more than a billion people still don’t have the Bible in their language? This needs to change. In 2017, the YouVersion Community rallied behind this challenge, and together with visionary partners, we're working to get the New Testament translated for 99.9% of the world’s population by the year 2033. Just this year alone we saw language groups in Africa, Asia, and Australia get their projects fully funded to bring God's Word to the people of their nations.

$631,000 raised for Bible Translation

Join us in praying that God will accelerate translation — and give now. Then one day, you’ll have the joy of standing before God’s throne and seeing some of the people that your gift helped bring there:


After this I looked, and there in front of me was a multitude that no one could count, people from every tribe and every nation.


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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.