The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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Officials at YouVersion, a popular Bible app with more than 100 million downloads, reported that the Scripture users most frequently bookmarked, highlighted or shared via text, email and social media in 2013 was Philippians 4:13 (“I can do all things through [Christ] who strengthens me”). Other popular verses were Isaiah 40:31, Matthew 6:13, Joshua 1:9 and Philippians 4:6. The most read chapter was Romans 8. The app doesn’t provide access to the New Revised Standard Version, used by the ELCA and other mainline churches, but rather the New International Version, King James Version, Contemporary English Version and other translations, in more than 400 languages.


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