2014 in Review
Based on over 1.5 billion pageviews and over 150 million unique visitors to Bible Gateway from December 2013 through November 2014, this data provides a glimpse at how people engaged with the Bible in 2014.

Popular Verses

Chapter Popularity

The following visualization shows how certain Bible chapters were more popular than others in 2014. Darker chapters are more popular, and if you enlarge the image, you can see which verses in each chapter are most popular.

Paths through Scripture

Do you follow a reading plan to help you read through the Bible in a year? The following chart shows verses that are unusually popular on a given day. Dates are along the bottom, while verses are on the side: reading Genesis 1 on January 1 appears in the bottom left of the chart, while reading Revelation 22 on December 31 appears in the top right. Each dot indicates that the verse was unusually popular on the given day. This chart traces the paths we take through Scripture during the year and also shows some of the times of year when Bible reading is most intensive, especially around Easter and Christmas.

Most-Popular Bible Verses in 2014

Here are the overall most-popular Bible verses in 2014 on Bible Gateway:

1.John 3:16For 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.
2.Jer 29:11For 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.
3.Phil 4:13I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
4.Rom 8:28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
5.Ps 23:4Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
6.Phil 4:6Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
7.1Cor 13:4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
8.Prov 3:5Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;
9.1Cor 13:7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
10.Rom 12:2Do not conform 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 is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
11.Ps 23:1The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
12.Ps 23:6Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
13.Ps 23:3He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
14.Ps 23:5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
15.Ps 23:2He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
16.1Cor 13:5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
17.Josh 1:9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
18.Isa 41:10So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
19.1Cor 13:6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
20.Prov 3:6In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
21.Phil 4:7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
22.Isa 40:31But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
23.Matt 6:33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
24.Gal 5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
25.Phil 4:8Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
26.John 14:6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
27.1Cor 13:8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
28.2Cor 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
29.Gal 5:23Gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
30.2Tim 1:7For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
31.Matt 28:19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
32.Eph 3:20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
33.Eph 6:12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.
34.1Cor 10:13No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
35.John 16:33“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
36.1John 1:9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
37.2Cor 12:9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
38.John 10:10The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
39.Rom 5:8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
40.2Tim 3:16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
41.Eph 2:10For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
42.1Pet 5:7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
43.Matt 28:20And teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
44.Matt 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
45.Eph 2:8For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—
46.1Cor 13:13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
47.Ps 139:14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
48.Rom 3:23For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
49.Prov 22:6Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
50.Ps 46:10He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
51.Rom 12:1Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.
52.Heb 11:1Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
53.Phil 4:19And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
54.John 14:27Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
55.Gal 2:20I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
56.Matt 5:16In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
57.Ps 1:1Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers,
58.1Pet 2:9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.
59.Jas 5:16Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
60.Acts 1:8But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
61.Ps 1:3That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers.
62.John 15:13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
63.Heb 12:2Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
64.Ps 1:2But whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night.
65.Rom 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
66.Isa 9:6For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
67.2Chr 7:14If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
68.Heb 4:12For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
69.Col 3:23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
70.Prov 4:23Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.
71.1Cor 13:12For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
72.Ps 37:4Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
73.Heb 12:1Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,
74.Rom 8:38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
75.Heb 13:5Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”
76.Phil 1:6Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
77.Matt 6:34Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
78.Ps 91:1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
79.Gen 1:27So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
80.1Thess 5:18Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
81.Gal 6:9Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
82.Eph 2:9Not by works, so that no one can boast.
83.Ps 91:11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
84.Rom 8:39Neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
85.Jas 1:17Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
86.1Cor 13:11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.
87.Rom 8:31What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
88.Rom 10:9If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
89.Isa 53:5But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
90.Josh 1:8Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.
91.Rom 1:16For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile.
92.2Cor 10:5We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.
93.Ps 91:4He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
94.Gen 1:1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
95.1Pet 5:8Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.
96.Ps 91:2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
97.1John 4:18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
98.Ps 1:6For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
99.Heb 11:6And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
100.Ps 1:4Not so the wicked! They are like chaff that the wind blows away.

Most-Popular Verses by Country

Each country has a distinctive way of engaging with the Bible. Here are the top verses read in four countries. Hover your cursor over a verse to see how popular it is in all four countries.

1.John 3:16John 3:16John 3:16John 3:16
2.Jer 29:11Jer 29:11Jer 29:11Jer 29:11
3.Phil 4:13Phil 4:13Ps 23:4Phil 4:13
4.Rom 8:28Ps 23:4Ps 23:1Rom 8:28
5.Phil 4:6Rom 8:28Ps 23:6Phil 4:6
6.Prov 3:5Phil 4:6Ps 23:51Cor 13:4
7.Ps 23:41Cor 13:4Ps 23:2Ps 23:4
8.Rom 12:21Cor 13:7Ps 23:31Cor 13:7
9.Prov 3:6Ps 23:1Phil 4:13Gal 5:22
10.Phil 4:71Cor 13:51Cor 13:41Cor 13:5
11.1Cor 13:4Ps 23:31Cor 13:7Matt 28:19
12.1Cor 13:7Ps 23:61Cor 13:51Cor 13:6
13.Isa 41:10Ps 23:21Cor 13:6Rom 12:2
14.Isa 40:31Ps 23:5Rom 8:28John 10:10
15.Phil 4:81Cor 13:61Cor 13:8Ps 23:1
16.Josh 1:9Prov 3:5Phil 4:6John 14:6
17.1Cor 13:5Rom 12:2Gal 5:22Gen 1:27
18.Gal 5:22Phil 4:7John 14:6Gal 5:23
19.1Cor 13:6Prov 3:6Rom 12:2Prov 3:5
20.Ps 23:1Gal 5:22Prov 3:5Ps 23:6
21.Ps 23:3Phil 4:8John 10:10Ps 23:3
22.Matt 6:33Isa 41:10Phil 4:7Ps 23:2
23.Ps 23:5John 14:6Isa 40:31Ps 23:5
24.Ps 23:61Cor 13:8Prov 3:6Phil 4:8
25.Ps 23:2Isa 40:31Isa 41:101Cor 13:8

Keyword Search Queries

Most-Popular Keyword Searches

Here are the most-popular keyword searches in 2014 in both English and Spanish. Hover your cursor over a keyword to see how popular it is in both languages.

10.holy spiritesperanza
11.forgivenessespiritu santo
21.love one anotherayuno

Throughout the Year

What people search for in the Bible varies throughout the year. Here are some of our most-popular queries; a rank of #1 means that it was our most-popular query for the day. While love is the perennial favorite, you can see, for example, that the movie Noah led to spikes around its theatrical and home release dates. Other times of year produce similarly seasonal queries. What patterns do you see?