THE hottest Bible verse on the earth is John 3.16, a digital survey by the youngsters’s charity World Imaginative and prescient, carried out through the Bible Gateway platform, reveals.
It describes the verse — “For God so liked the world that he gave his one and solely son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish however have everlasting life” — as “a abstract of Christianity’s central tenets, highlighting God’s love for individuals, Jesus because the Father’s Son and the connection between changing into a Christian and eternal life.”
The research reviewed Google search information for the 100-most-read Bible verses on a country-by-country foundation. With 2.1 million month-to-month searches all over the world, and 6500 within the UK, the verse was additionally revealed to be essentially the most used throughout social media, showing in additional than 250,000 posts on Instagram, and seen greater than 55.9 million occasions on TikTok.
Second within the UK, with 2000 month-to-month searches, and joint second throughout the 172 international locations, was Jeremiah 29.11: “‘For I do know the plans I’ve for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and to not hurt you, plans to offer you a hope and a future.’” Around the globe, the verse had 82,000 searches, matching Philippians 4.13, “I can do all issues by way of him who offers me energy.”
The Outdated Testomony options greater than the New within the UK listing. Genesis 1 seems thrice among the many UK prime ten, together with the opening verse. Isaiah is available in twice, at quantity 6 (41.10), and quantity 9 (40:31). John, the one New Testomony guide within the UK prime ten, and lone among the many Gospel writers, is positioned third with 14.6: “Jesus answered, ‘I’m the way in which, the reality and the life. Nobody involves the daddy besides by way of me,’” and eighth with 16.33.
However the place is reversed on the earth listing, the place the Outdated Testomony will get simply two placings within the prime ten, each from Proverbs 3.5: “Belief within the Lord with all of your coronary heart and lean not by yourself understanding”, and three.6. Romans seems twice (8.28 and three.23). The survey found, nonetheless, that Central and South American international locations favoured verses from Genesis, of which the most well-liked was 1.26, starting, “Then God stated allow us to make mankind in our picture. . .”
Genesis “stands head and shoulders above different verses from different books of the Bible by way of reputation”, the charity says, observing Latin America to be a strongly spiritual a part of the world with a big Christian inhabitants.
“Genesis is about beginnings and creation, a message that seems to resonate strongly with these dwelling in Central and South America,” it suggests. “The 2 hottest consecutive verses element the second God created man in his personal picture, placing man in command of the pure world. It particulars the intimate connection between human beings and God and the importance of the connection between the 2 from mankind’s very origins.”
And except for Philippians 4.13, Paul’s letter additionally is available in at six and 7 on the earth listing, with verses 4.8 and 4.6 garnering 79,000 month-to-month searches between them; 4.8 reads, “Lastly, brothers, no matter is true, no matter is noble, no matter is true, no matter is pure, no matter is gorgeous, no matter is admirable — if something is superb or praiseworthy — take into consideration such issues.”