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Not so popular verses in the Bible August 10, 2018

Posted by P, J, or J in Uncategorized.
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There is a new app from YouVersion “Bible Lens“, allowing you to take photos and then “It detects not only objects in your photo, but more importantly, the Biblical themes of the moment that photo captured… and then suggests Bible verses to match!”

I’m suspecting that the app will probably pick from a small selection of pre-picked themes and vetted verses but it got me thinking. I recently found a website, topverses.com listing the most popular verses in the Bible. With over 30,000 to choose from I wondered which ones wouldn’t end up in the top half of the list

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For example Job 30:29 seems to be much less popular than Leviticus 11:15, but more popular than Deut 14:14.

In case you haven’t memorised those verses here they are

Job 30:29 Bible Rank: 20,218
“I am a brother to dragons, and a companion to owls.” KJV

Leviticus 11:15  Bible Rank of 4,707
“Any kind of raven”

While probably never likely to be verse of the day on your favourite Bible website Leviticus 11:15 is apparently quoted on the web a lot more than when exactly the same four words appear in Deuteronomy 14:14

(check out other popular verses for raven at http://topverses.com/?find=raven )

If you want to browse the top verses in order you can start at http://topverses.com/Bible . At number 9 you will find

2 Timothy 3:16

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness
NIV

 

It’s worth remembering that however good single verse are the Bible isn’t meant to be read that way but  if you are inspired you could create your own #obscureverseoftheday memes with perhaps just a clue here or there as to why they are worth making available to the world.

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