The Ten: Most popular Bible verses by country

A couple of them may surprise you.

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1. Joshua 1:9 (Australia, New Zealand, Vanuatu, New Caledonia)

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

2. Proverbs 3:5, 6 (Papua New Guinea, Cook Islands)

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

3. Colossians 3:16 (Samoa)

Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

4. 2 Chronicles 7:14 (Fiji)

Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.

5. Hebrews 13:16 (Tonga)

And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.

6. Colossians 3:17 (Solomon Islands)

And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

7. Ephesians 4:29 (French Polynesia)

Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

8. Acts 2:38 (Kiribati)

Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptised in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

9. Philippians 4:13 (Nauru)

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

10. Acts 1:8 (South Pacific Division Discipleship Ministries)

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

This information was sourced from the YouVersion Bible app and represents the favourite verses from the countries over the past 365 days.

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