Celebrating their 25th anniversary today (August 1), Bible Gateway announced their website has been viewed more than 14 billion times by people using more than one billion devices.
“Our mission statement is ‘To honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible wherever they are.’ What an honor and privilege to be able to serve so many people around the world during the last quarter-century, doing just that,” said Rachel Barach, general manager of Bible Gateway.
Bible Gateway began in 1993 as a Bible research tool for students at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Today, it is the world’s most visited Christian website.
“God has been faithful these last 25 years and we’re excited about how He will continue to use Bible Gateway to further his kingdom and help people know and share His Word,” said Barach.
The website tracks the words, verses, and even emojis people are searching for in the Bible.
The top 10 keyword searches on Bible Gateway are:
- Holy Spirit
The 10 Bible verses searched and shared the most by Bible Gateway users are:
- John 3:16
- Jeremiah 29:11
- Philippians 4:13
- 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
- Romans 8:28
- Proverbs 3:5-6
- Galatians 5:22-23
- Isaiah 41:10
- Philippians 4:6-7
- Ephesians 6:10-18
The 10 countries searching Bible Gateway most are:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- South Africa
Perhaps surprisingly, the geographic location where visitors spend the most time on average on Bible Gateway is Saint-Martin/Sint Maarten, part of the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean Sea.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated.