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Description

On more than 350 million devices around the world, people are reading, listening to, watching, and sharing the Bible using the #1 rated Bible App—completely free. Over 1,000 Bible versions, in hundreds of languages. Hundreds of Reading Plans, in over 40 languages. Add your own Verse Images, highlights, bookmarks, and public or private notes.

Customize your reading experience. Access everything when you’re connected, or download specific versions for offline use.

The Bible App lets you explore the Bible with your closest friends. Share honest conversations about Scripture with a community of people you know and trust. Learn along with them as you see what they’re discovering.

READ THE BIBLE
* Set your Bible App’s interface for your choice of more than 30 languages.
* Easily select from hundreds of Bible versions, in over 775 languages.
* Choose from popular versions like the NIV, NASB, ESV, NKJV, NLT, KJV, The Message, and more.
* Offline Bibles: Read even without network access (available for select versions).
* Listen to audio Bibles and enjoy all-new skip, playback speed, and timer controls. (Audio Bibles available for select versions and are not downloadable).

USE THE BIBLE WITH YOUR FRIENDS
* Put the Bible at the center of your closest relationships with mutual friendships in the Bible App
* See a stream of Bible activity that shows what you and your friends are noting, bookmarking, and highlighting
* Comment to share your thoughts, ask questions, and have meaningful conversations in the app as you study God’s Word together

STUDY THE BIBLE
* Hundreds of Plans: you’ll find devotionals, as well as Plans that lead you through specific topics, portions of the Bible, or even the entire Bible in a year.
* Watch and share clips from ‘The Bible’ TV miniseries, the world-changing ‘JESUS’ film, and ‘The Lumo Project.’
* Search the Bible using keywords.

CUSTOMIZE YOUR BIBLE
* All-new Themes let you select a color palette for your entire Bible App experience.
* Verse Images: Turn Bible verses into shareable art.
* Highlight with custom colors—just like a paper Bible.
* Bookmark passages: Share, memorize, or just keep track of your favorites.
* Share verses with friends using social networks, email, or SMS (text).
* Add notes to passages: Keep them private so only you can see them, or make them public to share with friends.
* With a free YouVersion account, see all of your notes, highlights, bookmarks, and reading plans on any supported device through cloud syncing.
* Read easier with settings like fonts, text size, and contrast for bright or low-light conditions.

CONNECT WITH YOUVERSION
* Contact support from directly inside the Bible App.
* Like us on Facebook: http://facebook.com/youversion
* Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/youversion
* Catch up on the latest on our blog: http://blog.youversion.com
* Use YouVersion online: http://bible.com

Download the world’s #1 Bible App now and enjoy the Bible reading experience loved by millions!

 Free in iOS App Store

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Version History

Launched Jul 11, 2008 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 21 days, on average.

Mar 13
2019
(Current)
Version 8.9

We believe that the Bible is God’s inspired Word, with the power to transform your life in positive ways. This update includes optimizations and bug fixes. Thank you for using the YouVersion Bible App!

Feb 14
2019
Version 8.8.4

• This Is 'For You' - Your plans, verses you've seen, verse of the day, recommended plans, and more. Arrange them however you like. And your friends are all still here, in 'Community'
• Added localization for Chinese – Hong Kong, Haitian Creole, Shona, and Zulu

Feb 12
2019
Version 8.8.3

• This Is 'For You' - Your plans, verses you've seen, verse of the day, recommended plans, and more. Arrange them however you like. And your friends are all still here, in 'Community'
• Added localization for Chinese – Hong Kong, Haitian Creole, Shona, and Zulu

Feb 05
2019
Version 8.8.2

• This Is 'For You' - Your plans, verses you've seen, verse of the day, recommended plans, and more. Arrange them however you like. And your friends are all still here, in 'Community'
• Added localization for Chinese – Hong Kong, Haitian Creole, Shona, and Zulu

Feb 02
2019
Version 8.8.1

• This Is 'For You' - Your plans, verses you've seen, verse of the day, recommended plans, and more. Arrange them however you like. And your friends are all still here, in 'Community'
• Added localization for Chinese – Hong Kong, Haitian Creole, Shona, and Zulu

Jan 31
2019
Version 8.8

• This Is 'For You' - Your plans, verses you've seen, verse of the day, recommended plans, and more. Arrange them however you like. And your friends are all still here, in 'Community'
• Added localization for Chinese – Hong Kong, Haitian Creole, Shona, and Zulu

Jan 04
2019
Version 8.7.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 21
2018
Version 8.7.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 12
2018
Version 8.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 25
2018
Version 8.6.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 09
2018
Version 8.6.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 04
2018
Version 8.6

Good news! We've made your Bible plan reminder notifications a lot smarter.
And we added back the ability to resize Bible text boxes on your verse images.

Plus...

Bug fixes and performance improvements and we added Myanmar (Zawgyi) and Sorani Kurdish localizations.

Aug 23
2018
Version 8.5.4

NEW! Rotate the Bible verse on your Verse Image any way you like.
We've also improved notification settings, including more control over your Plans with Friends email and push notifications.

Aug 09
2018
Version 8.5.3

NEW! Rotate the Bible verse on your Verse Image any way you like.
We've also improved notification settings, including more control over your Plans with Friends email and push notifications.

Aug 06
2018
Version 8.5.2

NEW! Rotate the Bible verse on your Verse Image any way you like.
We've also improved notification settings, including more control over your Plans with Friends email and push notifications.

Jul 16
2018
Version 8.5.1

First time ever: Create Verse Images in portrait mode! You’ll also find new fonts, layouts, brightness controls, and more.

Easier access: Tap any verse to instantly see options like Highlight, Bookmark, and more — or swipe up for Verse Images.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jul 12
2018
Version 8.5

First time ever: Create Verse Images in portrait mode! You’ll also find new fonts, layouts, brightness controls, and more.

Easier access: Tap any verse to instantly see options like Highlight, Bookmark, and more — or swipe up for Verse Images.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jun 13
2018
Version 8.4.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 09
2018
Version 8.4.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jun 06
2018
Version 8.4.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 31
2018
Version 8.4.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 25
2018
Version 8.4.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 23
2018
Version 8.4

Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 09
2018
Version 8.3.4

Streaks help you build your Bible habit to encounter God's Word daily. Now you can also track your Perfect Weeks and number of days in the app this year!

Bug fixes and performance improvements

May 01
2018
Version 8.3.3

Streaks help you build your Bible habit to encounter God's Word daily. Now you can also track your Perfect Weeks and number of days in the app this year!

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 24
2018
Version 8.3.2

Streaks help you build your Bible habit to encounter God's Word daily. Now you can also track your Perfect Weeks and number of days in the app this year!

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 13
2018
Version 8.3.1

Streaks help you build your Bible habit to encounter God's Word daily. Now you can also track your Perfect Weeks and number of days in the app this year!

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 09
2018
Version 8.3

Streaks help you build your Bible habit to encounter God's Word daily. Now you can also track your Perfect Weeks and number of days in the app this year!

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 26
2018
Version 8.2.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 10
2018
Version 8.2

Added Icelandic localization

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Feb 08
2018
Version 8.1.2

Added Malayalam localization
Bug fixes, including an issue where users would get signed out of their accounts

Feb 07
2018
Version 8.1.1

Added Malayalam localization
Bug fixes, including an issue where users would get signed out of their accounts

Feb 05
2018
Version 8.1

added Malayalam localization
bug fixes, including an issue where users would get signed out of their account

Jan 09
2018
Version 8.0.8

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 15
2017
Version 8.0.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Dec 08
2017
Version 8.0.6

NEW! Plans with Friends: Invite Friends to read a Plan on the same schedule, then talk it over each day.

iPhone X support

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 30
2017
Version 8.0.5

NEW! Plans with Friends: Invite Friends to read a Plan on the same schedule, then talk it over each day.

iPhone X support

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 23
2017
Version 8.0.4

NEW! Plans with Friends: Invite Friends to read a Plan on the same schedule, then talk it over each day.

iPhone X support

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 19
2017
Version 8.0.3

NEW! Plans with Friends: Invite Friends to read a Plan on the same schedule, then talk it over each day.

iPhone X support

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 16
2017
Version 8.0.2

iPhone X support

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 13
2017
Version 8.0.1

iPhone X support

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 09
2017
Version 8.0

iPhone X support

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Oct 03
2017
Version 7.7

• Update now for our all-new EXPLORE TAB:
• Improved Bible search helps you find what you’re looking for faster.
• The most commonly searched topics now display as tappable links.
• “How are you feeling?” lets you browse Bible passages by Emotion categories.
• New “Bible Stories” lists common references—using simple titles—linked directly to where they appear in the Bible.
• Browse hundreds of free, easily shareable Verse of the Day Images.
• Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Aug 14
2017
Version 7.6

ALL-NEW:
• Streaks help you track how many days in a row you open the Bible App, encouraging you to build momentum and engage daily with the Bible.
• Plan Audio now lets you listen to your daily Plan selections – including the Devotional content! (Available now for select English-language Plans.)
• Added Khmer localization.

• Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jul 07
2017
Version 7.5.3

• Performance improvements give you a better reading experience.
• Tap your Verse of the Day push notification to see related Reading Plans, compare Bible versions, and more.
• Reading Plan rating improvements help you find the best Plans for you.
• Offline Improvements.
• Bug Fixes

Jul 02
2017
Version 7.5.2

• Performance improvements give you a better reading experience.
• Tap your Verse of the Day push notification to see related Reading Plans, compare Bible versions, and more.
• Reading Plan rating improvements help you find the best Plans for you.
• Offline Improvements.
• Bug Fixes

May 26
2017
Version 7.5.1

• Performance improvements give you a better reading experience.
• Tap your Verse of the Day push notification to see related Reading Plans, compare Bible versions, and more.
• Easily swipe through Verse of the Day Images in a carousel, right in your Home feed.
• Reading Plan rating improvements help you find the best Plans for you.
• Added Belarusian localization.

May 23
2017
Version 7.5

• Performance improvements give you a better reading experience.
• Tap your Verse of the Day push notification to see related Reading Plans, compare Bible versions, and more.
• Easily swipe through Verse of the Day Images in a carousel, right in your Home feed.
• Reading Plan rating improvements help you find the best Plans for you.
• Added Belarusian localization.

May 01
2017
Version 7.4.3

NEW (for select Audio Bible versions only):
• Easily select the exact verse you want to hear.
• Follow along in the text with our new verse tracker as the Bible App reads to you.
NEW (available in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish):
• Get the Verse of the Day Image sent to your device every day.
Other:
• Notification enhancements.
• Bug fixes.

Apr 21
2017
Version 7.4.2

NEW (for select Audio Bible versions only):
• Easily select the exact verse you want to hear.
• Follow along in the text with our new verse tracker as the Bible App reads to you.
NEW (available in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish):
• Get the Verse of the Day Image sent to your device every day.
Other:
• Notification enhancements.
• Bug fixes.

Apr 15
2017
Version 7.4.1

NEW (for select Audio Bible versions only):
• Easily select the exact verse you want to hear.
• Follow along in the text with our new verse tracker as the Bible App reads to you.
NEW (available in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish):
• Get the Verse of the Day Image sent to your device every day.
Other:
• Notification enhancements.
• Bug fixes.

Apr 12
2017
Version 7.4

NEW (for select Audio Bible versions only):
• Easily select the exact verse you want to hear.
• Follow along in the text with our new verse tracker as the Bible App reads to you.
NEW (available in English, French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish):
• Get the Verse of the Day Image sent to your device every day.
Other:
• Notification enhancements.
• Bug fixes.

Feb 13
2017
Version 7.3

• Version Compare already let you see a verse in different Bible versions. Now it also lets you easily scroll to the next or previous verse.
• We do our best to suggest Friends that you’ll want to connect with. Now, if we suggest someone you’d rather not Friend, just tap “Remove,” and we won’t suggest them to you again.
• Help your friends find you: Adding a photo to your profile is now faster than ever.
• Bug fixes.

Jan 08
2017
Version 7.2.1

● Bug fixes.

Dec 21
2016
Version 7.2

● Find Friends: Better Friend suggestions and new Facebook integration make it easier than ever to find your Friends in the Bible App.
● Plan Ratings: You can now rate Plans with 1 to 5 stars that your Friends will be able to see.
● Bug fixes.

Dec 04
2016
Version 7.1.1

● Bug fixes.

Oct 19
2016
Version 7.1

● NEW! iMessage app: Quickly find Verse of the Day images and verses by emotion or by search, and easily insert them into your messages.
● NEW! Bible Keyboard: Quickly find verses by emotion, then easily insert them into any text field in any app.
● You can now use your Facebook or Google account to Sign Up or Sign In to YouVersion.
● NEW! Use less data: Specify the conditions for when images should display in Settings > Downloading Images.
● NEW! Offline search: You can now use search anytime, even when you’re not connected to a network.
● Bug fixes.

Aug 29
2016
Version 7.0

● NEW! Compare Versions: Quickly see a passage in several different Bible versions.
● Redesigned Plan Discovery: More intuitive and visual to help you find the best Plans for your needs.
● Simpler Verse Actions: Easily Share, Bookmark, Highlight, and more, without blocking your view of Scripture.
● Bug fixes.

Jul 06
2016
Version 6.9

● When you switch Versions, it’s now much easier to find Bibles in your language.
● The Bible Versions you’ve used most recently now sync across devices.
● Fixed issue where completed Plan days were showing as incomplete.
● Additional bug fixes.

Jun 01
2016
Version 6.8

What’s New in Version 6.8:
● Language Settings: More refined control over your preferences.
● Your Subscribed Plans: Simpler navigation, greater content visibility.
● Offline Versions: More options for downloading.
● Updated Sign In / Sign Up design, decreasing app size.
● Bug fixes.

Apr 18
2016
Version 6.7

● NEW! When you complete a Plan, see related Plans you can start. (You can also now see related Plans on a Plan’s About page.)
● The process of adding your own Notes to Bible passages is now smoother and more intuitive.
● Resetting your password is easier than ever.
● Added Filipino localization.
● Bug fixes.

Mar 21
2016
Version 6.6.1

6.6.1
● Bug Fixes.

6.6
The all-new Events feature is replacing Live:
● Easily follow along with church events, with outlines and Bible references.
● Share content from an Event to your social media.
● Add your own private notes alongside Event content.
● Even save an Event to your device—with your notes—so you can refer to it later.
● Discover church services happening near you.

Also in this release:
● Added localizations for Myanmar (Burmese) and Welsh.
● Cast Bible App Videos to Chromecast.
● You can now update your email address from within the app.
● Adding Notes to Bible verses is improved, with simpler tools and the ability to paste text from the verse.
● Bug Fixes.

Mar 14
2016
Version 6.6

The all-new Events feature is replacing Live:
● Easily follow along with church events, with outlines and Bible references.
● Share content from an Event to your social media.
● Add your own private notes alongside Event content.
● Even save an Event to your device—with your notes—so you can refer to it later.
● Discover church services happening near you.

Also in this release:
● Added localizations for Myanmar (Burmese) and Welsh.
● Cast Bible App Videos to Chromecast.
● You can now update your email address from within the app.
● Adding Notes to Bible verses is improved, with simpler tools and the ability to paste text from the verse.
● Bug Fixes.

Dec 03
2015
Version 6.5

● Right-to-left localizations (like Arabic, Farsi, and Hebrew) are now optimized.
● The process to Sign Up for a free YouVersion account is easier than ever before.
● Bug fixes.

Nov 10
2015
Version 6.4

3D Touch (available on iPhone 6s and 6s+):
● Quick Actions let you jump into the Bible App features you use most often, directly from your Home screen.
● Peek and Pop helps you interact more naturally with Plan Moments and Profile pictures.

Also included:
● Updated Facebook sharing now works more smoothly than ever, and on iOS 9 devices, even automatically selects the optimum experience available.
● Added localizations for Hindi and Swahili.
● Bug fixes.

Sep 21
2015
Version 6.3

iOS 9 Support & Save Bible Plans to Read Later!
● Search for text INSIDE your offline Bible versions with Spotlight on iOS 9!
● Spotlight on iOS 9 now includes Bible App content you’ve visited previously (Plans, Videos, Live Events, and more)!
● On iOS 9, the Bible App can recognize links from bible.com and open them directly inside the app (rather than in your browser).
Even without iOS 9, you’ll still get:
● Save For Later - Never miss a great Bible Plan! Save it for later, and start it whenever you want.
● Find Friends - Finding, adding, and inviting Bible App Friends is now simpler — and faster — than ever.
● Seamless switching - The Bible App and bible.com can tell when you’re already signed in, letting you move smoothly between them.

Aug 27
2015
Version 6.2.1

Bug fixes:
● Some users were not able to select a language on their list of available Bible versions.
● Even for users who did not have accessibility features enabled, the word “Note” was displaying in the Reader view.

Aug 26
2015
Version 6.2

● When you select “Low Light” mode, the app now uses those settings on every screen
● Text sizes throughout the app are now based on what you specify in your iOS settings:
(Settings > General > Accessibility > Larger Text)
● Added localizations for Tamil, Greek, Macedonian, and Mongolian
● Bug fixes

Jul 13
2015
Version 6.1

Updates to Bible Reader:
● See more Scripture: As you scroll, menus and buttons minimize and fade out of your way, making more of the screen available for what you’re reading.
● Choose where you control audio: Hide or show the control button for audio Bibles (iPhone and iPod only).
● Act on your inspiration: When you tap a verse, brand-new simplified buttons clearly indicate all your options.
● Bug fix: Resolved issue that was occasionally causing crashes on an unreleased version.
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Jun 18
2015
Version 6.0

Completely reimagined to be the best Bible App ever for your iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch:

● Simpler Navigation: Crisp, clean menus put you just one tap away from the things you do most.
● New Customization Options: All-new Theme colors let you make your Bible experience your own.
● Redesigned Home Feed: Clean, compact design simplifies connecting with your Friends around Scripture.
● All-New Audio Bible Controls: Adjust playback speed, skip forward/back, set a Timer to tell the Bible App how long to read to you.
● Verse of the Day “View all”: Find instant inspiration in verses from previous days.
● Added localizations for Bulgarian, Farsi, Latvian, and Spanish (Spain).

YouVersion: It’s Your Bible. Spread the Word.

Apr 28
2015
Version 5.9.1

● Easily turn the Verse of the Day into a shareable Verse Image
● Simpler color picker for Verse Images
● Bug fixes and interface improvements:
* Actionable notifications
* Verse picker

Apr 14
2015
Version 5.9

● Announcing the Bible App for Apple Watch:
• Read the Verse of the Day just by looking at your wrist.
• See that Friends are thinking about you when they Like or Comment on your Bible activity.
• Any time you think of it, glance to see which verses are trending.
• Easily jump to your own Verse Images, Bookmarks, and Highlights.
● All-new Verse Image features:
• Select backgrounds for verses from your own photos!
• Add blur to your image backgrounds.
• Fine-tune your font and line spacing.
● Simpler process for downloading offline Bible versions.
● Addressed search autocomplete issue experienced by some iPhone users.
● Added Afrikaans localization.

Mar 19
2015
Version 5.8.1

● ALL-NEW FEATURE: VERSE IMAGES!
• From inside the Bible App, turn verses or passages into images you can share with Friends.
• Choose from more than 60 beautiful, high-res backgrounds.
• Customize your images with fonts, colors, and other effects.
• Share directly into your Bible App Home feed, as an SMS or email, or to social media.
● The Bible App now loads much faster for most users.
● Act directly on Notifications: Accept a Friend request, Like a Friend’s activity, and more — even from your lock screen!
● Now you can also share to WeChat.
● Smarter sharing overall: the Bible App now automatically adjusts Twitter posts for length, adds a Subject line to emails, and more.
● Added Albanian localization.

Mar 17
2015
Version 5.8

● ALL-NEW FEATURE: VERSE IMAGES!
• From inside the Bible App, turn verses or passages into images you can share with Friends.
• Choose from more than 60 beautiful, high-res backgrounds.
• Customize your images with fonts, colors, and other effects.
• Share directly into your Bible App Home feed, as an SMS or email, or to social media.
● The Bible App now loads much faster for most users.
● Act directly on Notifications: Accept a Friend request, Like a Friend’s activity, and more — even from your lock screen!
● Now you can also share to WeChat.
● Smarter sharing overall: the Bible App now automatically adjusts Twitter posts for length, adds a Subject line to emails, and more.
● Added Albanian localization.

Jan 30
2015
Version 5.7

• Share to any installed apps that appear on iOS’s built-in share view (such as Facebook, Twitter, Evernote, WhatsApp, etc.)
• My Plans view now includes Bible Plan images

Jan 13
2015
Version 5.6.1

• Fixed bug that caused app to hang for certain iPhone users during launch
• Fixed bug that sometimes crashed app after viewing video content inside a Bible Plan

Dec 12
2014
Version 5.6

• Verse of the Day widget for iOS 8
• All-new, smoother sign-up process

Nov 18
2014
Version 5.5.1

Fixed bug that prevented highlighting option from displaying on iPads.

Nov 13
2014
Version 5.5

Enjoy the Bible everywhere. The Bible App is easy to use, and it’s always free. Your account syncs your highlights, bookmarks, and notes across all your devices. Bible Plans help you engage with Scripture every day, a little at a time. Social tools make centering friendships around the Bible easy. Already downloaded more than 155 million times, the Bible App features over 1000 versions in more than 740 languages.

Here’s what’s new in v. 5.5 of the Bible App for iOS:

● Fully optimized for iPhone 6, iPhone 6+, and iOS 8
● Improved Bible Plan browsing experience:
• Featured Plans tool highlights new and classic Bible Plans.
• High-res images make discovering your next Plan a pleasure.
• See details about which Bible Plans your Friends are enjoying.

Oct 08
2014
Version 5.4

- Hi-res images and thumbnails make browsing Bible Plans a pleasure
- Brand new “Condensed View” for Bookmarks, Highlights, and Notes

Sep 09
2014
Version 5.3

* Improvements to Bible Plan Day, Month, and Settings views
* New Missed Plan Days view
* Bug fixes

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