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YouVersion Bible App Free, Audio, Offline, Daily

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    Whether you're new to Christianity or not, the Bible is a good resource for learning about the religion from its roots and how it spread to the rest of the world. With over 800 pages of rich digital text, there's so much to learn, including prominent figures such as Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.
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    1 year ago
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    Hello dear, I am Alice , from United state ? Can we be friend this is my my email(    alicejohnson566@gmail.com   Contact me Thanks Regards
    img by Diane
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Study the Bible with this resource. It contains over 1,400 Bible versions in over a thousand languages. Read or listen to audio formats. Create Bible art, make notes, share ideas, and verses online with friends. Connect with people, and be part of an online community that engages in faith-building discussions.
    img by Diane
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Customize your Bible with amazing verse images, highlights, and bookmarks
    2. Stay faithful to reading the Good Word each day and night with a customized Bible Reading Plan
    3. Boost your spiritual growth with inspired wisdom when you switch between 1,400+ Bible version in 1,000+ languages

    Reviewed by Chris on February 13, 2018

  • Gods will May 24, 2021

    By senorita huerta
    I’ve had the Bible app for some time now and no matter what I was going through whether I deleted contacts or other applications I never considered deleting this one . But that also doesn’t mean I would always have been on it , sometimes I would see it’s there and just would choose not to go on at that moment . Thinking about it now it makes me realize whether I went on or not God was always there and never left . Now I’m not comparing God to this simple app but it just showed me that even now today when our phones is most used more than before we are able to grow more spiritually everyday by reading his word . There’s so many small things that your able to do such as start plans , learn how to pray in a way that brings you closer to God , as well as before praying learn to take a moment and separate yourself from your troubles and worries before coming to God . You may probably already do all those things and more and that’s beautiful but for me who never learned how to even pray ,God helped me through it .I’m so thankful for God for such a beautiful way of showing me his way. I just felt so strongly wanting to encourage someone because I myself needed that as well , sometimes still do but because of who God is just know that Gods will is far more than one can imagine . So if your considering whether or not to install this app take a leap of faith or for those whose faith can move mountains make it move Far greater things than a mountain. God Bless You
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Adam Edgeworth
    Wonderful app. I love the ability to compare versions. Also, the many available reading plans keep me in God's word, but also provide a variety of things to learn from many different teachers. I also really enjoy the "events" feature where my church can share all the sermon notes and details of the service each week so we can follow along. Thank you!
  • Perfect reason to spend more time with God! Feb 13, 2021

    By pickapeppah
    This easy to navigate app is perfect for fitting God into everything you do! From the ability to quickly reference scripture to delving into many awesome devotionals this app is the best thing on my iPhone. There are hundreds upon hundreds of daily devotionals on any subject you can think of as well as plans to help you read through and understand the entire Bible in whatever timeframes you want or need! There is a cool feature that allows you to set reminders to spend time each day in the Word and getting closer to the Lord. You can even use your creativity to design verse images for yourself and share with others. One of the best features is that there are plenty of devotionals that you can either enjoy reading or use the audio feature to listen in your bed or car or on a walk! Some of the devotionals were written by famous Christian musicians and some even involve some of their songs. One of my two favorite highlights of the Bible App are the Daily story and the verse of the day. It’s something I look forward to reading and listening to each morning or evening and it changes each day. You can also use the application as social media and have “friends” to study and share with and communicate with them through. I have shared this app with so many people and everyone has loved it. There’s no reason not to download it today and get into God’s presence right where you are right now! I absolutely Love it!
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Ricky Little
    Really easy and convenient way to stay connected to God's Word. So many different things you can do with the app. There is something here for everyone young and old, new believers and more seasoned ones too! Love the Open story. It's a must do for me everyday before work and have several of my coworkers joining with me. We also do the Bible plans together. I Thank Jesus and Pray Blessing over all whom developed this very useful tool that is helping win people for the Kingdom of God!
  • Finding my Faith (again) Oct 4, 2020

    By Lbrewer815
    I downloaded this app for my journey into my finding my faith. It’s been 17 years since I prayed or read a Bible. Once I was a well versed Christian lady who attended church twice every Sunday, on Wednesdays and every time there was something going on at the church. Personal tragedy struck and I stepped away from my faith and God. I stepped away from myself. Over the last year I have felt an empty part of me that was wanting. I didn’t know what I was wanting. Then, when I found that I couldn’t even give inspiration to others anymore I hit my knees and that’s when I knew what I was missing. I began looking to God again and talking to him. I came across this app and it has helped me so much! Aside from the Bible which I can read or have it read to me, the Bible studies are very insightful. I love that I can pick from an ever growing list of Bible studies. Anything from depression to marriage and everything in between. The daily inspections and notifications have touched me so many times. It seems like there is always something that comes into notifications right when I need it. Like a text from a friend that just saying “Hey! I am here.” Some things are right on time and exactly what I need at that moment. I love being able to take a verse that moves me and make a pic of it and save to my phone or share on FB. You can connect with friends and family and contacts that also use the app and you can participate in group Bible studies. I love this app!
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Ms. Marilyn
    I really love this bible app. I enjoy hearing the bible from others perspectives and love that I can read more of the bible on that particular scripture for that day. I'm not sure if everyone is reading the same program as me, however, I do wish I could go backwards in the daily readings as sometimes I hit my phone screen and the "lesson" moves forward. At that point I have to go all the way out then back through again. Not a horrible thing however🥰 I'm grateful to have this in my life daily.
  • Gods will May 24, 2021

    By senorita huerta
    I’ve had the Bible app for some time now and no matter what I was going through whether I deleted contacts or other applications I never considered deleting this one . But that also doesn’t mean I would always have been on it , sometimes I would see it’s there and just would choose not to go on at that moment . Thinking about it now it makes me realize whether I went on or not God was always there and never left . Now I’m not comparing God to this simple app but it just showed me that even now today when our phones is most used more than before we are able to grow more spiritually everyday by reading his word . There’s so many small things that your able to do such as start plans , learn how to pray in a way that brings you closer to God , as well as before praying learn to take a moment and separate yourself from your troubles and worries before coming to God . You may probably already do all those things and more and that’s beautiful but for me who never learned how to even pray ,God helped me through it .I’m so thankful for God for such a beautiful way of showing me his way. I just felt so strongly wanting to encourage someone because I myself needed that as well , sometimes still do but because of who God is just know that Gods will is far more than one can imagine . So if your considering whether or not to install this app take a leap of faith or for those whose faith can move mountains make it move Far greater things than a mountain. God Bless You
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Adam Edgeworth
    Wonderful app. I love the ability to compare versions. Also, the many available reading plans keep me in God's word, but also provide a variety of things to learn from many different teachers. I also really enjoy the "events" feature where my church can share all the sermon notes and details of the service each week so we can follow along. Thank you!
  • Perfect reason to spend more time with God! Feb 13, 2021

    By pickapeppah
    This easy to navigate app is perfect for fitting God into everything you do! From the ability to quickly reference scripture to delving into many awesome devotionals this app is the best thing on my iPhone. There are hundreds upon hundreds of daily devotionals on any subject you can think of as well as plans to help you read through and understand the entire Bible in whatever timeframes you want or need! There is a cool feature that allows you to set reminders to spend time each day in the Word and getting closer to the Lord. You can even use your creativity to design verse images for yourself and share with others. One of the best features is that there are plenty of devotionals that you can either enjoy reading or use the audio feature to listen in your bed or car or on a walk! Some of the devotionals were written by famous Christian musicians and some even involve some of their songs. One of my two favorite highlights of the Bible App are the Daily story and the verse of the day. It’s something I look forward to reading and listening to each morning or evening and it changes each day. You can also use the application as social media and have “friends” to study and share with and communicate with them through. I have shared this app with so many people and everyone has loved it. There’s no reason not to download it today and get into God’s presence right where you are right now! I absolutely Love it!
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Ricky Little
    Really easy and convenient way to stay connected to God's Word. So many different things you can do with the app. There is something here for everyone young and old, new believers and more seasoned ones too! Love the Open story. It's a must do for me everyday before work and have several of my coworkers joining with me. We also do the Bible plans together. I Thank Jesus and Pray Blessing over all whom developed this very useful tool that is helping win people for the Kingdom of God!
  • Finding my Faith (again) Oct 4, 2020

    By Lbrewer815
    I downloaded this app for my journey into my finding my faith. It’s been 17 years since I prayed or read a Bible. Once I was a well versed Christian lady who attended church twice every Sunday, on Wednesdays and every time there was something going on at the church. Personal tragedy struck and I stepped away from my faith and God. I stepped away from myself. Over the last year I have felt an empty part of me that was wanting. I didn’t know what I was wanting. Then, when I found that I couldn’t even give inspiration to others anymore I hit my knees and that’s when I knew what I was missing. I began looking to God again and talking to him. I came across this app and it has helped me so much! Aside from the Bible which I can read or have it read to me, the Bible studies are very insightful. I love that I can pick from an ever growing list of Bible studies. Anything from depression to marriage and everything in between. The daily inspections and notifications have touched me so many times. It seems like there is always something that comes into notifications right when I need it. Like a text from a friend that just saying “Hey! I am here.” Some things are right on time and exactly what I need at that moment. I love being able to take a verse that moves me and make a pic of it and save to my phone or share on FB. You can connect with friends and family and contacts that also use the app and you can participate in group Bible studies. I love this app!
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Ms. Marilyn
    I really love this bible app. I enjoy hearing the bible from others perspectives and love that I can read more of the bible on that particular scripture for that day. I'm not sure if everyone is reading the same program as me, however, I do wish I could go backwards in the daily readings as sometimes I hit my phone screen and the "lesson" moves forward. At that point I have to go all the way out then back through again. Not a horrible thing however🥰 I'm grateful to have this in my life daily.
  • It works when we work! Feb 15, 2021

    By You are here for a reason
    Guide for spiritual growth and manifestation of love, our real purpose is in us and it will wake you up as you start tapping into your relationship with our creator. The truth will set you free but it can only be seen when you surrender and give in with all your heart. We are here to light up our spirits and not the flesh as it will die and your spirit belongs to your creator but it’s your choice to get to know the truth, your flesh is dying everyday. Each day you live is a chance to know our creator with all our heart, Pray and speak no matter how long it takes for the answer, he is for you not against you, he knows all your sins but he cares more for your heart and your peace but it’s your free will to desire that for yourself and you do that by feeding your soul the word of truth, it will set you free and you will see your life on a different lense. It took me 35 years to figure out the truth. When you wake up don’t be afraid, keep praying, keep seeking him and you will rest. He loves you, he is with all of us waiting for us to reach out, we only get what we understand and when we don’t understand we ask for wisdom to understand the things the flesh mind doesn’t but I know now that our spirit does! Keep reading the word till he speaks to you even when you don’t understand it. Your spirit will understand and only you can do that. No one can do it for us, it is our free will. Live for your spirit not for your sinful desires on this earth.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Laura B
    This review comes after only using the app for a couple of weeks. So far, I love that I get a verse a day and that it's very easy to change the translation. I love that I can easily find a quick devotional when I don't have time to study the Bible for more than 5 minutes. The speakers are encouraging and real and I love the British accents! This is the first app that I have not turned off notifications because I have found them to actually be helpful & inspiring and not annoying.
  • It saved my life May 12, 2021

    By amartintx
    I was so broken, depressed and useless when I downloaded this app. Even though I had been saved when I was 13 and rededicated my life several times, I was lost. I was not reading God’s word, going to church or with other Christians. Satan had his way with me. He knew my weaknesses and I chased the desires of my flesh. As of today, 167 days in a row in this app, reading the daily devotionals, completed 39 plans, sharing prayer requests, and praying for others, God has changed me and renewed me like never before in my life. The miracles that I’ve witnessed in my own life and others have me in awe with God. My desires have changed completely. God did that, not me. I’m even starting to get persecuted verbally for sharing God’s word. Praise God. Thank you for this app. It will continue to be a part of my day, every day. I pray one person may read this and relate to where I was, and have no other choice like me, but to give it a try. It was either take a new step or eventually die a very slow, agonizing death. Take a step of faith and see what God does in your life. It didn’t happen over night for me, yet it happened a lot faster than I could imagine. God is abundant in grace and mercy. His love is beyond my imagination. It was never about me and what I thought I really deserved (Absolutely nothing but punishment), it’s about who God is, as my loving Father. God is right there waiting on you...fall into His arms. You can trust Him, I promise.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Sea Shelton
    Outstanding, I love the ability to move between my tablet, phone and computer without losing my place. Sometimes the Paster moves so fast that I need to open both my tablet and phone version at the same time to keep up with both scriptures he is discussing. I also love the ability to highlight scripture in one and see it highlighted on all devices. My only suggestion is to create the ability to order a hardcopy with my personal highlights already included. Thank you for a wonderful product.

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  • img Community
    Whether you're new to Christianity or not, the Bible is a good resource for learning about the religion from its roots and how it spread to the rest of the world. With over 800 pages of rich digital text, there's so much to learn, including prominent figures such as Abraham, Moses, and Jesus.
    img by Mercy
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Hello dear, I am Alice , from United state ? Can we be friend this is my my email(    alicejohnson566@gmail.com   Contact me Thanks Regards
    img by Diane
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Study the Bible with this resource. It contains over 1,400 Bible versions in over a thousand languages. Read or listen to audio formats. Create Bible art, make notes, share ideas, and verses online with friends. Connect with people, and be part of an online community that engages in faith-building discussions.
    img by Diane
    1 year ago
  • img Expert
    1. Customize your Bible with amazing verse images, highlights, and bookmarks
    2. Stay faithful to reading the Good Word each day and night with a customized Bible Reading Plan
    3. Boost your spiritual growth with inspired wisdom when you switch between 1,400+ Bible version in 1,000+ languages

    Reviewed by Chris on February 13, 2018

  • Gods will May 24, 2021

    By senorita huerta
    I’ve had the Bible app for some time now and no matter what I was going through whether I deleted contacts or other applications I never considered deleting this one . But that also doesn’t mean I would always have been on it , sometimes I would see it’s there and just would choose not to go on at that moment . Thinking about it now it makes me realize whether I went on or not God was always there and never left . Now I’m not comparing God to this simple app but it just showed me that even now today when our phones is most used more than before we are able to grow more spiritually everyday by reading his word . There’s so many small things that your able to do such as start plans , learn how to pray in a way that brings you closer to God , as well as before praying learn to take a moment and separate yourself from your troubles and worries before coming to God . You may probably already do all those things and more and that’s beautiful but for me who never learned how to even pray ,God helped me through it .I’m so thankful for God for such a beautiful way of showing me his way. I just felt so strongly wanting to encourage someone because I myself needed that as well , sometimes still do but because of who God is just know that Gods will is far more than one can imagine . So if your considering whether or not to install this app take a leap of faith or for those whose faith can move mountains make it move Far greater things than a mountain. God Bless You
  • Jul 28, 2021

    By Adam Edgeworth
    Wonderful app. I love the ability to compare versions. Also, the many available reading plans keep me in God's word, but also provide a variety of things to learn from many different teachers. I also really enjoy the "events" feature where my church can share all the sermon notes and details of the service each week so we can follow along. Thank you!
  • Perfect reason to spend more time with God! Feb 13, 2021

    By pickapeppah
    This easy to navigate app is perfect for fitting God into everything you do! From the ability to quickly reference scripture to delving into many awesome devotionals this app is the best thing on my iPhone. There are hundreds upon hundreds of daily devotionals on any subject you can think of as well as plans to help you read through and understand the entire Bible in whatever timeframes you want or need! There is a cool feature that allows you to set reminders to spend time each day in the Word and getting closer to the Lord. You can even use your creativity to design verse images for yourself and share with others. One of the best features is that there are plenty of devotionals that you can either enjoy reading or use the audio feature to listen in your bed or car or on a walk! Some of the devotionals were written by famous Christian musicians and some even involve some of their songs. One of my two favorite highlights of the Bible App are the Daily story and the verse of the day. It’s something I look forward to reading and listening to each morning or evening and it changes each day. You can also use the application as social media and have “friends” to study and share with and communicate with them through. I have shared this app with so many people and everyone has loved it. There’s no reason not to download it today and get into God’s presence right where you are right now! I absolutely Love it!
  • Jul 24, 2021

    By Ricky Little
    Really easy and convenient way to stay connected to God's Word. So many different things you can do with the app. There is something here for everyone young and old, new believers and more seasoned ones too! Love the Open story. It's a must do for me everyday before work and have several of my coworkers joining with me. We also do the Bible plans together. I Thank Jesus and Pray Blessing over all whom developed this very useful tool that is helping win people for the Kingdom of God!
  • Finding my Faith (again) Oct 4, 2020

    By Lbrewer815
    I downloaded this app for my journey into my finding my faith. It’s been 17 years since I prayed or read a Bible. Once I was a well versed Christian lady who attended church twice every Sunday, on Wednesdays and every time there was something going on at the church. Personal tragedy struck and I stepped away from my faith and God. I stepped away from myself. Over the last year I have felt an empty part of me that was wanting. I didn’t know what I was wanting. Then, when I found that I couldn’t even give inspiration to others anymore I hit my knees and that’s when I knew what I was missing. I began looking to God again and talking to him. I came across this app and it has helped me so much! Aside from the Bible which I can read or have it read to me, the Bible studies are very insightful. I love that I can pick from an ever growing list of Bible studies. Anything from depression to marriage and everything in between. The daily inspections and notifications have touched me so many times. It seems like there is always something that comes into notifications right when I need it. Like a text from a friend that just saying “Hey! I am here.” Some things are right on time and exactly what I need at that moment. I love being able to take a verse that moves me and make a pic of it and save to my phone or share on FB. You can connect with friends and family and contacts that also use the app and you can participate in group Bible studies. I love this app!
  • It works when we work! Feb 15, 2021

    By You are here for a reason
    Guide for spiritual growth and manifestation of love, our real purpose is in us and it will wake you up as you start tapping into your relationship with our creator. The truth will set you free but it can only be seen when you surrender and give in with all your heart. We are here to light up our spirits and not the flesh as it will die and your spirit belongs to your creator but it’s your choice to get to know the truth, your flesh is dying everyday. Each day you live is a chance to know our creator with all our heart, Pray and speak no matter how long it takes for the answer, he is for you not against you, he knows all your sins but he cares more for your heart and your peace but it’s your free will to desire that for yourself and you do that by feeding your soul the word of truth, it will set you free and you will see your life on a different lense. It took me 35 years to figure out the truth. When you wake up don’t be afraid, keep praying, keep seeking him and you will rest. He loves you, he is with all of us waiting for us to reach out, we only get what we understand and when we don’t understand we ask for wisdom to understand the things the flesh mind doesn’t but I know now that our spirit does! Keep reading the word till he speaks to you even when you don’t understand it. Your spirit will understand and only you can do that. No one can do it for us, it is our free will. Live for your spirit not for your sinful desires on this earth.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By Laura B
    This review comes after only using the app for a couple of weeks. So far, I love that I get a verse a day and that it's very easy to change the translation. I love that I can easily find a quick devotional when I don't have time to study the Bible for more than 5 minutes. The speakers are encouraging and real and I love the British accents! This is the first app that I have not turned off notifications because I have found them to actually be helpful & inspiring and not annoying.
  • It saved my life May 12, 2021

    By amartintx
    I was so broken, depressed and useless when I downloaded this app. Even though I had been saved when I was 13 and rededicated my life several times, I was lost. I was not reading God’s word, going to church or with other Christians. Satan had his way with me. He knew my weaknesses and I chased the desires of my flesh. As of today, 167 days in a row in this app, reading the daily devotionals, completed 39 plans, sharing prayer requests, and praying for others, God has changed me and renewed me like never before in my life. The miracles that I’ve witnessed in my own life and others have me in awe with God. My desires have changed completely. God did that, not me. I’m even starting to get persecuted verbally for sharing God’s word. Praise God. Thank you for this app. It will continue to be a part of my day, every day. I pray one person may read this and relate to where I was, and have no other choice like me, but to give it a try. It was either take a new step or eventually die a very slow, agonizing death. Take a step of faith and see what God does in your life. It didn’t happen over night for me, yet it happened a lot faster than I could imagine. God is abundant in grace and mercy. His love is beyond my imagination. It was never about me and what I thought I really deserved (Absolutely nothing but punishment), it’s about who God is, as my loving Father. God is right there waiting on you...fall into His arms. You can trust Him, I promise.
  • Jul 29, 2021

    By Sea Shelton
    Outstanding, I love the ability to move between my tablet, phone and computer without losing my place. Sometimes the Paster moves so fast that I need to open both my tablet and phone version at the same time to keep up with both scriptures he is discussing. I also love the ability to highlight scripture in one and see it highlighted on all devices. My only suggestion is to create the ability to order a hardcopy with my personal highlights already included. Thank you for a wonderful product.
  • Really amazing and VERY helpful Jan 24, 2018

    By Todd Derek
    The convenience is simply amazing that you can just plug your phone and look up information at will. I really like how you can take notes and highlight what you read and it also keeps a log. I love the fact that I can select different versions of the Bible instantly. For some reason when your phone falls asleep and you open the Bible app again sometimes the app has to reload and loses your place. That iPad version allows me to take notes a little bit better than the iPhone version because it’s not very easy to switch back-and-forth from reading to creating notes on the iPhone version. I hope they address this in the future. I really love the reminder at a specific time each day for the word of the day. They have a new streak feature which counts the days each day you open up the Bible app which is great! However, if you miss one day it resets everything all the way back to day one. Somehow I wish they can use some support system that collects all of your days like you open the Bible and connected with God‘s word 360 times last year and only missed five days. I also like the social aspect of connecting with your friends and family as to what you were reading. However, there doesn’t seem to him much discussion from the social aspect, but maybe that’s me and my friends. Who is I totally recommend downloading this is in free app connecting with God each day. May the Lord bless you.
  • Jul 25, 2021

    By Ms. Marilyn
    I really love this bible app. I enjoy hearing the bible from others perspectives and love that I can read more of the bible on that particular scripture for that day. I'm not sure if everyone is reading the same program as me, however, I do wish I could go backwards in the daily readings as sometimes I hit my phone screen and the "lesson" moves forward. At that point I have to go all the way out then back through again. Not a horrible thing however🥰 I'm grateful to have this in my life daily.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Rose Bailey
    There are many ways to read, hear & interact with God's Word through this app. The verse the day, and the "story," offers a short video each day, with a different person to share their interpretation of the verse. The people are usually pretty liberal, which shows in their interpretation of the Bible. There should be conservatives mixed in, to balance it out. I've stopped listening to the story every day b/c of this. The Bible reading plans are good. You can choose which translation you prefer.
  • Great app Feb 11, 2021

    By KHaos 24/7
    On the plus side, I like being able to highlight passages, save them and add notes, read different versions and do that side by side to compare translations. I like pretty much all the features and it has helped me gain a better understanding of the Bible simply by being able to read it. I’m on my second time through reading it. It’s extremely convenient being on my devices instead of having to carry an actual copy around. This way I can jump in any time of day and read a little more. I like being able to connect with other people through the app. I like how it keeps track of daily reading streaks. Sometimes that actually helps me remember to do daily reading when I don’t necessarily feel like it because don’t want to break my streak. The only thing that bugs me about the app is the way you phrase the question when you ask for a rating and review. “Do you love the Bible App?” I’m sure I’m getting into the weeds too much, but you have an app for THE BIBLE which is all about the source and definition of love. It’s about loving other people and loving God, not inanimate objects, not money, not animals and certainly not apps. I guess I just think it’s kind of stupid to have an app about the Bible and then ask if I “love” the app. Seems like the creator of the app didn’t connect all the dots or didn’t actually read the Bible. As apps go this is 1 minor thing compared to many great features, it just really bugs me for some reason.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By A Google user
    I used to love this app, but now the search methods have changed. I use to easily type in a few words or phrase of a verse and the app would find it for me, but now it doesn't. I use to use that feature a lot, so now I don't use the app as much because I do my bible reading with my physical Bible. Also I did just try to read the Bible and as another user said, the toolbar to select books, chapters, etc. is no longer at the top of my screen, so I cannot select where I want to read.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Sheri Montano
    This app has so many helpful features! I have used the app for many years now: looking up scriptures, following many different reading plans, tracking prayer requests, searching for words and phrases in scripture, creating verse images. I have used the notes feature to collect verses on a variety topics. The daily story is a good idea, but I have stopped viewing it because the people chosen to present the videos devotionals are often people I don't agree with doctrinally.
  • The app is getting worse over the last several updates Oct 10, 2020

    By kle1965
    I used to really love this app and gave it a 5 Star rating for years. Lately, the layout has become annoying and not user friendly at all. Sometimes the icon for my daily reading plan is on the home screen and sometimes it’s not. Sometimes it takes me to day one of the plan (super annoying for a year-long plan) & I have to scroll & scroll to get to today’s reading. There’s this big picture of a cell phone at the top of the screen that I can’t get rid of & that has been annoying me for months now. I prefer a more simplistic view. All I want to see on my screen is my record of how many days I’ve used the app in a row, how many weeks; the verse of the day; my current reading plan and that’s it. I don’t want to see some picture of a cell phone nor do I want to see some story (I feel like they’re trying to make it like FB with the annoying stories thing) & it’s just not necessary for a Bible reading app. This is supposed to be a simple tool & I want the ability to make it my simple tool again. If there’s people who like all that extra stuff, then make it optional for them & stop changing it all the time because it’s stressing me out and it is super annoying. We all have enough stress in our lives without an app increasing the stress level. If this pattern of getting worse continues, I will drop my rating down to 3 stars. Bring back the app I used to love a lot!
  • Most used app- more than social media 😱 Nov 13, 2020

    By toriajewel
    I have physical bibles everywhere, but until the Bible app, I never felt like I could connect or find what I needed. This app has made the Bible more accessible and engaging than ever. I can pick bible plans based on my mood or current struggle or goal. The passages I find now never fail to calm me down when I’m feeling stressed. I love that I have so many bible versions at my fingertips and can flip back and forth between them. The NIV version can even be read aloud to you when you don’t have the energy to read whole chapters. My new fave is definitely the prayer feature where I can jot down prayers, how I’m feeling, and can keep track of testimonies when the prayer is answered! The only thing keeping me from giving it 5 stars is I do not like that the app tries to force you to connect with community and add friends to join you. I personally prefer for my Bible and prayer time as quiet, personal time. It’s the one place I shouldn’t have to try to impress others, but the developers are trying to make it into another social media platform. PLEASE allow us to turn off the community feature and friends suggestions, for those who don’t want them. They are really persistent with the the white dot to make sure you see what your community posts. I just want the Bible feature, and we should be able to remove the sections we don’t want to see. Anyways, yep! Pretty great app!
  • Love everything but the streak history May 8, 2021

    By Bohemian Rhapso
    I love the Bible YouVersion app. The tons of translations, search option, highlight color options for me to find saved verses easier, etc. are all great. The ONLY thing I really do NOT like (actually detest) is the streak history where it keeps track of how many days in a row you’ve “been in the Word.” Until recently, I’d found myself often just opening the app JUST to keep my streak of daily “reading.” That didn’t help me spiritually, it just tempted me to be dishonest with myself and give myself a feeling of self-righteousness bc “I had done it every day!” I read the Bible late at night, so regardless of whether I’m reading every night before bed (whether it’s before or after midnight), it either keeps my “streaks” or starts me all over again if I happen to login at 12:02am. It serves no purpose and I wish I could take it off or get rid of it altogether but haven’t found that option yet. Perhaps I’ve missed it. But the “tool” is not good for people like me who deal with heavy shame when expectations aren’t met...the LAST way I want to feel when I’m trying to read the life-breathing Word of my Savior Who “keeps no record of wrongs.” My initial thought was, “Oh, the Bible’s trying to be like Snapchat now...hm.” And it shouldn’t be a mandatory option, in my opinion. Other than this, I absolutely love all the reading plans and other great options!
  • Two suggestions for 5 stars Dec 31, 2020

    By SPTMOM
    I really do love this app. I can squeeze in just the daily verse on a super busy day or spend time on a plan that is perfect for whatever I might be going through at a particular time in my life. But two things really are frustrating and could easily be improved. 1) I cannot read the itty bitty print on 75% of the graphically designed daily verses. I usually love the background but cannot read the tiny wording and have to make my own version or just skip saving one altogether. Also, they are often way too paraphrased from a verse full of meaning to just barely the main gist. I would love one choice a day with the full verse in larger print! 2) as many other reviewers have noted, the streak feature is so very frustrating. I rarely skip a day and yet my “perfect week” count is lower because only a week of Sunday onward counts. I current am on day 8 in a row but only on day three of this week. I’ve had to do thirteen days to get one week! Can’t seven days in a row be one week? Plus the very long streaks down to a disappointing zero with one missed day. Please tell the talented artists that on a phone the beautiful script is pointless if 50 year old eyes can’t see them. And take of the steak feature if no changes are going to be made. Love the bite size plans of so many topics and easy to interchange version feature!
  • It’s Like a Bible Fitness Tracker!! Huge Improvement!! Jan 24, 2018

    By Ilive2sing
    I have installed and uninstalled YouVersion many times. Sometimes it was due to too many glitches. Mostly it was because I was yearning for a deeper devotion/Bible study time than what was offered. My church just recently began to use the Event feature for our worship services (notes, announcements, everything that is in the regular bulletin) so I thought, “Eh, I guess I’ll download it for that to save paper.” I didn’t look at the devotionals because I didn’t think they’d be any better than before, but on New Year’s Day I got a notification about some so I looked into the reading plans. HOLY. COW. All I have to say is, “Where were you 10 years ago,” and, “I’m now a Bible study junkie.” I’ve already completed a few plans and am actually keeping up with a Bible in a year plan! Every year I do that and then get off track but YouVersion has become sort of a social media app where if you connect with friends, you have some accountability and encouragement to keep going and learning. I’m extremely impressed and excited about this. Thank you so much for improving the app for people like me who need more motivation! The only issue I have is that when I set up reminders I don’t seem to get them. It’s okay because every time I get notified about my friends’ activity I am encouraged to go read my Bible!! ☺️
  • Loved this app but the recent update have some issues Nov 24, 2020

    By jelly2k18
    I always loved this app and didn’t mind the app update changes until recently. I loved the app especially when it came to searching scriptures by certain terms if I couldn’t remember the verse number. This was such a good reference for me when discussing with people or doing Bible studies. But now, when I use the search option when typing in key words, it for 1 pulls us other things besides scriptures which I don’t like cuz it gets confusing, and second, when I choose only to search by Bible option, it doesn’t even pull up accurately the key terms mentioned in verses anymore, but random verses that have nothing to do with the terms I typed in. Before I would type in specific words that I knew were in there just wouldn’t remember what exact verse number it was and it would pull up all the scriptures that included those verses, and what was nice is you could filter it to only search by Old Testament only or New, or even by book. This made it so helpful as a reference to find the verses with certain terms. I don’t see this option in the new update now which is annoying cuz if one wants to use this as a Study reference, they cant enjoy those features anymore and no I have to use other apps to use similar features like Blue Letter Bible to do so and it’s not as well put together for that as this app was. Very disappointed in this change please fix this.
  • Amazing app...but could be even better with a couple tweaks Aug 4, 2018

    By AmberLilyB
    Let me start by saying that I love this app. I love that I have God’s word literally at my finger tips wherever I go. I want to give this app 5 stars, and would, if it weren’t for one or two things... 1) the streaks 2) lack of control over privacy settings (who can see what I’ve highlighted/saved) These things seem really minor I’m sure but for me personally they have been a huge distraction and after reading some of the other reviews I can see that I am not alone. And tbh, at first I didn’t mind these features. I thought the streaks thing would be a great feature for accountability and encourage me to stay on it. Instead it just makes me feel discouraged when I open my app after missing a day and the first thing I see is an updated streak with a whopping zero. I’m not saying get rid of it altogether, but could it maybe be put somewhere else?! It’s like stepping on a scale every day when your trying to lose weight. It shifts your focus to the numbers you see. Also, again this is my personal opinion, I’m just not comfortable with everyone I know on the app being able to see what I’m highlighting/saving. It definitely makes me feel a little self-conscience... Some things you just don’t need broadcasted to the whole congregation, ya dig? That’s what small groups are for. I just think it’s a weird thing that we have no control over that setting.
  • Streak Feature is crap! Feb 27, 2018

    By LadyTea3
    I am a big fan of the YouVersion Bible app. I have been using it for 3 years now. I love using the versions of the different Bibles that are found in bookstores. It helps to understand God’s word much better than if you didn’t have that translation from different points of view. My only problem is with new Streak Feature that was implemented last year. While I love seeing the little animation of your numbers going everyday to let you know where you are, I also “hate” that it will either reset it you miss a day or reset if you don’t miss a day. I was on Day 63 today, on my way to my top number of 73 when the app decided to restart me. Now I have to start all over again to see if I can get to my high target number and I am NOT HAPPY ABOUT IT! I made sure every morning that I opened the app, even on the morning that I was going to get my non-hospital stay eye surgery last Wednesday, February 21,2018. The app shouldn’t be able to restart you when it wants to. That should be the person’s decision. How can I try to surpass my top number if I can never get there? UGH! It is frustrating and defeats the purpose of working for a goal. PLEASE FIX THIS IMMEDIATELY!!! This is the second time this has happened to me and I am about to stop using the Streak Feature if I don’t see an improvement it the way it works. I have written about this three times and I have yet to hear back from anybody. Thank you.
  • Changes and tweaks. Apr 23, 2018

    By Joshuarock99
    Ok so I think this app is great, but could use a few tweaks. 1. There should be the ability to highlight individual words, rather than while verses. 2. There should be a draw feature for those of us who write in our bibles, so we can use it to circle words that we want to remember as God speaks to us about certain passages. 3. We need to be able to cut off the streaks feature if we want it off. We don’t all want to be reminded we missed a day and blew a 30 day streak. Not everyone needs that kind of abuse from their bible app. Lol I get you want to encourage people to read daily and use the app, but we need the ability to choose for ourselves. It becomes a turn off more than a help for some. If there was an alternative I would have already deleted for this sole reason. Other than that I enjoy the app. Also lastly 4. The search feature, doesn’t pull up the verse you search for unless your paraphrase is almost identical to the actual verse. I find myself having to google a verse often to find it because the search feature in the Bible app will not find it based on my paraphrase of the verse I’m looking for. That’s even with all versions included in my search. Great app, great devotions, but could use some tweaks and improvements imo on these 4 features. Thanks in advance for any improvements you make. Not a negative review, just a desire to see a few changes.

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