Okay now, we’re Christians, so we all must have a favorite Bible verse. Those of us who grew up in the church can remember being made to learn and recite Bible verses in Sunday School.
I can even remember as an adult having to memorize Bible verses in Bible School.
The Bible is one of the most read, and most quoted books out there. Even if people aren’t professing Christians, I’m sure many of these people can quote at least one verse from the Bible – even if they misquote it.
Well we all know the shortest verse in the Bible:
“Jesus wept.” (John 11:35)
And probably the most controversial verse in the Bible is:
“Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.” (Leviticus 11:22)
The most hotly debated Bible verse:
“Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience as also saith the law.” (1 Corinthians 14:34)
Another controversial, and hotly contested Bible verse is:
“It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.” (Matthew 5:31-32)
One Bible verse that is most well-known by everyone, even sinners, even though they may not honor is:
“Thou shalt not commit adultery.” (Exodus 20:14)
and another known but often ignored Bible verse…
“Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.” (1 Corinthians 6:18)
By far, the most popular verses in the Bible are:
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.” (John 3:17)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
“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.” (Romans 12:2)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
What are People Around the World Saying?
YouVersion, a popular Bible app, announced it had 200 million installs of its app in 2015. The popular app now offers the Bible in more than 1,200 versions and 900 languages.
As part of its annual review of user activity, YouVersion highlighted the most popular Bible verses in the 10 countries where it has been installed the most.
The verse that was bookmarked, shared, and highlighted more than any other in the app’s history was also the top verse for the US and Brazil in 2015.
That verse was Romans 12:2: “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.”
My Favorite Bible Verses:
These are two of the verses that I go to a lot. I love these verses for many reasons.
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.” (Psalm 91:1)
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13)
[All verses in this blog are KJV translation.]
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