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2015 in Review
Based on over 1.6 billion pageviews and over 160 million unique visitors to Bible Gateway from December 2014 through November 2015, this data provides a glimpse at how people engaged with the Bible in 2015.

Popular Verses

Chapter Popularity

The following visualization shows how certain Bible chapters were more popular than others in 2015. Darker chapters are more popular, and if you enlarge the image, you can see which verses in each chapter are most popular.

Popular chapters on Bible Gateway in 2015.

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.

Diagonal paths trace the progression of reading Scripture throughout the year.

Most-Popular Bible Verses in 2015

Here are the overall most-popular Bible verses in 2015 on Bible Gateway:

RankVerseText (NIV)
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.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.
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.Prov 3:6In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
11.Phil 4:7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
12.1Cor 13:4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
13.Ps 23:1The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
14.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.
15.Ps 23:3He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.
16.Ps 23:5You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
17.Ps 23:2He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters,
18.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.
19.1Cor 13:5It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
20.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.”
21.1Cor 13:6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
22.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.
23.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.
24.Matt 6:33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
25.Gal 5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
26.2Tim 1:7For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
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.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.
29.2Cor 5:17Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
30.John 14:6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
31.Gal 5:23Gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
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,
33.1Cor 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.
34.1Pet 5:7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
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.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.
37.1John 1:9If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.
38.2Tim 3:16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,
39.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,
40.Rom 5:8But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
41.2Cor 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.
42.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.
43.Prov 22:6Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.
44.Matt 11:28“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
45.1Cor 13:13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
46.Ps 139:14I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
47.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.
48.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—
49.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.”
50.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.
51.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.
52.Rom 3:23For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
53.2Chr 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.
54.Heb 11:1Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
55.Phil 4:19And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
56.1Cor 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.
57.John 15:13Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.
58.1Thess 5:18Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
59.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.
60.2Cor 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.
61.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.
62.Ps 91:11For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways;
63.Ps 91:1Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
64.Col 3:23Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,
65.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.
66.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.
67.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.
68.Rom 8:38For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
69.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.”
70.Ps 37:4Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
71.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.
72.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.
73.Eph 4:32Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
74.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.
75.Rom 6:23For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
76.Ps 91:2I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
77.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,
78.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.
79.Eph 2:9Not by works, so that no one can boast.
80.1Cor 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.
81.Rom 8:18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
82.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.
83.Ps 91:12They will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
84.Rom 8:31What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
85.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,
86.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.
87.Ps 118:24The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.
88.Phil 3:14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
89.Ps 91:15He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.
90.1Pet 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.
91.Mic 6:8He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
92.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.”
93.Ps 91:14“Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
94.Ps 91:16With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”
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 91:5You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day,
97.Ps 91:10No harm will overtake you, no disaster will come near your tent.
98.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.
99.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.
100.Eph 4:29Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

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.

U.S.CanadaU.K.Australia
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.Ps 23:4Rom 8:28Ps 23:3Phil 4:6
6.Phil 4:6Phil 4:6Ps 23:6Ps 23:4
7.Rom 12:21Cor 13:7Ps 23:51Cor 13:7
8.Prov 3:5Ps 23:1Ps 23:21Cor 13:4
9.Prov 3:61Cor 13:4Phil 4:131Cor 13:5
10.Phil 4:7Ps 23:61Cor 13:41Cor 13:6
11.1Cor 13:7Ps 23:31Cor 13:7Matt 28:19
12.1Cor 13:4Ps 23:21Cor 13:5Gal 5:22
13.Josh 1:9Ps 23:51Cor 13:6Ps 23:1
14.Ps 23:11Cor 13:5Rom 8:28Gen 1:27
15.Isa 40:311Cor 13:6Phil 4:6Rom 12:2
16.Ps 23:6Prov 3:51Cor 13:8Ps 23:6
17.Ps 23:5Prov 3:6Rom 12:2Ps 23:3
18.Ps 23:3Rom 12:2Gal 5:22Ps 23:2
19.Ps 23:2Phil 4:7Isa 40:31Ps 23:5
20.1Cor 13:5Phil 4:8Phil 4:7Phil 4:7
21.Isa 41:101Cor 13:8Prov 3:6Prov 3:5
22.Phil 4:8Isa 40:31Prov 3:5Prov 3:6
23.1Cor 13:6Gal 5:22John 14:6John 10:10
24.Matt 6:33Isa 41:10Phil 4:8John 14:6
25.2Tim 1:7Josh 1:9Matt 6:33Gal 5:23

Annotations

Visitors to Bible Gateway can highlight and take notes on Bible passages. Here are the top verses annotated this year:

RankVerseText (NIV)
1.Phil 4:6-7Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
2.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.
3.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.
4.Prov 3:5-6Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
5.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.
6.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.
7.Gal 5:22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
8.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.
9.Phil 4:13I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
10.Matt 6:33But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.

Keyword Search Queries

Most-Popular Keyword Searches

Here are the most-popular keyword searches in 2015 in both English and Spanish. Hover your cursor over a keyword to see how popular it is in both languages.

RankEnglishEspañol
1.loveamor
2.faithfe
3.peacepaz
4.hopeoracion
5.joycorazon
6.marriagegracia
7.graceamigo
8.prayeresperanza
9.holy spiritmisericordia
10.healingespiritu santo
11.forgivenessmujer
12.strengthperdon
13.childrengracias
14.fearluz
15.love one anothergozo
16.heartdiezmo
17.forgiveofrenda
18.trustpecado
19.comfortpadre
20.prayobediencia
21.lightayuno
22.salvationsalvacion
23.worshipespiritu
24.fruit of the spiritfortaleza
25.love is patientpalabra

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 hosanna spikes on Palm Sunday. Other times of year produce similarly seasonal queries. What patterns do you see?