What would you guess are the top ten most-read verses of the Bible?
Over at the BibleGateway.com blog, we’ve published a list of the top 100 most read Bible verses. We pulled our data from 25 million searches between March and April, limiting the results to searches done on 3 or fewer verses.
The results might not surprise you, but it’s still interesting to see what people are reading.
Here’s the top 10:
- 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.
- Jer 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.
- Rom 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.
- Phil 4:13: I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
- Gen 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
- Prov 3:5: Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
- Prov 3:6: in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.
- Rom 12:2: Do not conform any longer 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 isâ€”his good, pleasing and perfect will.
- Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
- Matt 28:19: Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Jump over to the BibleGateway.com blog post to see the rest.
And just for kicks, the least read passage of the Bible is 1 Chronicles 23-27, which details the organization of the priests and officials under King David.
Do any of the verses that made it surprise you? Do you have a favorite that you don’t see on the list?