Top 10 Most Searched Bible Verses and the Top 10 Most Referenced Bible Verses on the Web

I was curious to know the Top 10 most searched for Bible Verses. Here are the results according to the Bible Gateway Blog. How did they determine the TOP 10 list? 
According to their website, they "reviewed the behavior of some of the 8 million visitors who stop by the site each month, many of them chasing results provided by Google."  

  1. Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
    Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition,with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.”
  2. Romans 12:2   “Do 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. Proverbs 3:6  “In all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”
  4. Proverbs 3:5  “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”
  5. Genesis  1:1   “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”
  6. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
  7. Romans 8:28   “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,who have been called according to his purpose.”
  8. 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.’”
  9. John 3:16   “For 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.
Four verses come from the Old Testament -Genesis, Jeremiah and two from Proverbs. Two are from the Gospels -John and Matthew and four are from the Letter of Paul -Romans and Philippians.

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If you are not very familiar with the Bible click here for an overview.

Another source, Top Verses, ranks the top 10 Bible verses by how many times each was referencedanywhere on the web. Here is that list.
 
  1. Romans 10:9  If you declare with your mouth that "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
    2 Timothy 3:16  All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness."
  2. Acts 1:8   "But 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."
  3. Genesis 1:1    “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.”   
  4. Ephesians 2:8  for it is by grace you have been saved, thought faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
  5. Romans 3:23  for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God   for it is by grace you have been saved, thought faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.
  6. Matthew 28:19 “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”
  7. John 14:16   Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father exceprt through me."
  8. John 1:1    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
  9. John 3:16  “For 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
Notice the #1 Bible verse on both lists is John 3:16.

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