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Bible Gateway Reveals the Top Searches of 2018

Old Testament verses were popular

Influence Magazine on December 31, 2018

During 2018, Bible Gateway users were looking for a reminder that God has a plan. Of more than 2 billion page views, the most popular verse on the website was Jeremiah 29:11: “‘For 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.’

“Love” was the most-searched keyword in 2018, followed by “peace,” “faith,” “joy,” and “hope,” Bible Gateway reported.

The most popular passages of the year were also from the Old Testament and include similar themes of divine care: Psalm 91 and Psalm 23. In fact, four of the year’s 10 most-sought verses were from Psalm 23.

After Jeremiah 29:11, these Scriptures rounded out the Top 10 verses of 2018:

What was your go-to verse in 2018? Which one best sums up your year? What verse is on your heart as you move into 2019?

As one year comes to an end and a new one begins, here’s one thing you can be sure of: God’s Word “will never pass away” (Luke 21:33).


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