What is the Most Popular Bible Verse in 2020?
An increase of Bible Searches
In 2020, the amount of people looking for answers in the Bible increased. In the YouVersion Bible App alone, 600 million searches were made – an increase with 80%.
This does not come as a surprise as 2020 was a difficult year for many people.
- People were facing great losses, loneliness and fear.
- People are looking for answers to what is going on in the world.
- There seemed to be a more openness, and more searching for the truth among non-believers.
“Fear” among the Most Popular Bible search
It’s interesting to look at the statistics of the Bible searches according to when different events happened in the world. In March for example. We all know that COVID-19 was spreading fast. The number one search term during this time was “fear.”. As the pandemic continued, the fastest growing search terms were words like “peace,” “hope,” and “faith”.
Searching for ”the end of the World”
The Bible Gateway website also collected some interesting statistics from 2020. They listed four main themes that were unusually prominent in Bible searches during 2020. Searches related to “Pandemic” were 100 times more frequent than in 2019, with a clear spike in the beginning of March, when COVID-19 caused a lockdown in the US.
Searches related to the end times had several spikes during the year –
- In January with the US-Iran conflict.
- In the beginning of March, after the death of George Floyd
- During the wildfires of California.
Some of the topics were “the signs of the end times” and “the end of the world”.
Here is one of the key scriptures that people turned to:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)
The Most Popular Bible Verse in 2020
Looking back to 2020 I think we can clearly say that this prophecy has become closer to its complete fulfillment than ever before! Did you know that the YouVersion Bible App saw its highest levels of global Bible engagement in app history?! That is incredible!
And can you guess what Bible verse was the most popular?
“Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’” (Isaiah 41:10)
If you are on God’s side, you do not need to fear, for He will surely be with you, and take you through whatever trials you are facing. Also, He has great plans for you, He longs to transform you into His image, to prepare you for His return.
Some of you are struggling, perhaps you are wandering back and forth between the light and the darkness. I have a Word to you from the Lord. Read carefully with me:
”Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” (Isa 55:6-7)
God has great plans even for you! He loves you, and He wants you to take the necessary steps toward Him. Do not wait! Forsake evil, and embrace the truth.