Friday, September 28, 2007


For a few months I've been following the development of a new, free online Bible. I even got to take part in the Private Beta version to help them work out the kinks, and let me just say it is one of the coolest sites I've ever seen. Now they are releasing the Public Beta version for everyone to use.

It's called Everything is free and will remain free, but to interact with some of the personalized features you’ll need to go through a simple registration process.

Here is what you can do with YouVersion in this release:
• Search for scripture, jump to a book/chapter/verse, or scroll through theBible Reader
• Star verses and content
• Tag verses and content
• Contribute and/or associate images, videos, links, and text to verses or series of verses
• Start journaling in the “My Journal” feature
• See what others are sharing
• Email items to your friends and family
• Rate content
• And so much more…

Currently, the following Bible translations are integrated:
New King James Version (NKJV) - Thomas Nelson
New Century Version (NCV) - Thomas Nelson
English Standard Version (ESV) - Good News Publishers/Crossway
King James Version (KJV)
World English BibleAmerican Standard Version (ASV)
Smith and VanDyke Arabic Bible

Coming very shortly will be these versions:
The Message (MSG) - Navpress
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) - Holman Bible Publishers/B&H

At this point, the default translation will be King James Version, but you can easily change that if you’d like by simply clicking on the title.

As the site continues to develop, several more features will be rolling out in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I highly encourage you to spend some time exploring YouVersion.Com and reading, reflecting, and sharing how God is moving in a brand new and exciting way.

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