20 Most Searched Words in the King James Bible Online for January 2013

Top 20 King James Bible searchesIn January 2013, visitors to the kingjamesbibleonline.org website searched specific words in the King James Bible 288,908 times. All of these words were recorded and aggregated to show the most popular words that visitors searched.

Top 20 Words People Searched in the Bible for January 2013:

  1. Jesus – 5,628 searches
  2. God – 4,384 searches
  3. Love – 2,363 searches
  4. Faith – 1,616 searches
  5. Marriage – 970 searches
  6. Healing – 710 searches
  7. Peace – 706 searches
  8. Forgiveness – 665 searches
  9. Strength – 586 searches
  10. Prayer – 545 searches
  11. Death – 545 searches
  12. Fasting – 514 searches
  13. Children – 511 searches
  14. Jehovah – 507 searches
  15. Trust – 480 searches
  16. Grace – 475 searches
  17. Hope – 437 searches
  18. Divorce – 426 searches
  19. Fear – 416 searches
  20. Joy – 392 searches

10 Most Popular Bible Verses of 2012

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King James Bible Online today released its most popular Bible verses in 2012. King James Bible Online (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org), a website inviting its visitors to read the Bible online, tracked its 6,956,633 website visits from January to November in 2012 using Google Analytics, which reported the following most popular viewed Bible verse pages:

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”#1
Psalms 23:4 – “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”

Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” #2
Philippians 4:13 – “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.”

John 3:16#3
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." Genesis 1:1 (KJV)#4
Genesis 1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.”

1 Corinthians 13:11#5
1 Corinthians 13:11 – “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”

2 Chronicles 7:14#6
2 Chronicles 7:14 – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Jeremiah 29:11 - “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”#7
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

Ephesians 6:12#8
Ephesians 6:12 – “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

2 Timothy 1:7#9
2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

Genesis 1:2#10
Genesis 1:2 – “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.”

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What Do Christians Really Believe About Christmas?

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ChristianWith the hype, commercialism, and pagan roots of Christmas, it’s natural to question what Christians really believe about Christmas. A group of 110,000 or more Bible readers were offered the opportunity to contribute in four polls about Christmas, and below are the results.

Overview:

  • 25 Percent of Christians do not believe in celebrating Christmas.
  • 83 Percent of Christians do not believe December 25 is when Jesus Christ was born.
  • 64 Percent of Christians are not OK with letting kids believe in Santa Claus.
  • 39 Percent of Christians are not OK with having a Christmas tree in a church building.

This report summarizes four separate polls about Christmas, conducted in December 2012 from is King James Bible Facebook page.


Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?
Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Should Christians Celebrate Christmas?

Question:
“Do you think Christians should celebrate Christmas?”

Response:
Yes – 71% (95 people)
No – 25% (33 people)
Not sure – 2% (3 people)

134 people answered among 1,277 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.

Interpretation:
Most Bible-reading Christians say ‘Yes’, Christians should celebrate Christmas. Nearly three times as many Bible-reading Christians say they should celebrate Christmas than those who do not. However, it is significant that 1/4 of Bible-reading Christians indicating that Christians should not celebrate Christmas.

Sample comments from those in favor:
“It’s good to celebrate xmas as a season for the whole world”
“That is the day Jesus was born. Of course.”
“Why wouldn’t it be good for believers to celebrate the birth of our Saviour???”
“Yes! This is our Celebration of Jesus’ Birthday! There isn’t anything else to say.”

Sample comments from those NOT in favor:
“Xmas is for the world not for Christians.”
“Christians should not celebrate Christmas. If God really wanted us to celebrate His birthday He would not have made it so mysterious for us. We are encouraged to celebrate the death and resurrection of Christ everyday.”
“To Me Celebrating Christmas Is Worshiping Idols As Indicated In Jeremiah 10”
“What do presents, shiny lights, a tree, and a fat santa claus have to do with Jesus Christ?”


Do you believe December 25th is the true day that Jesus Christ was born?
Do you believe December 25th is the true day that Jesus Christ was born?

Question:
“Do you believe December 25th is the true day that Jesus Christ was born?”

Do you believe December 25th is the true day that Jesus Christ was born?
Response:
Yes – 11% (27 people)
No – 83% (208 people)
Not sure – 6% (16 people)

251 people answered among 4,440 who saw the post. Asked on December 7, 2012.

Interpretation:
A vast majority of Bible-readers do not believe December 25th is the true birthday of Jesus, but many are still in support of celebrating it. Nearly 7 times more of the Bible readers believe December 25th is not Jesus Christ’s birthday than those who do.


OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus?
OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus?

Question:
“Do you think it’s OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus?”

Do you think it’s OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus?Response:
Yes, it’s just for fun – 28% (52 people)
I think so – 2% (3 people)
Neutral / no opinion – 6% (11 people)
Maybe not – 1% (2 people)
Definitely not, it’s a lie – 64% (121 people)

Interpretation:
The results show extreme opinions with few responses in between. More than twice as many Bible readers believe that it is ‘definitely’ not OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus. However, it is also significant that one third of Bible readers think it’s OK to let kids believe in Santa Claus.

189 people answered among 3,114 who saw the post. Asked on December 20, 2012.


OK to have a Christmas tree in a church building?
OK to have a Christmas tree in church building?

Question:
“Do you think it’s OK to have a Christmas tree in a church building?”

Do you think it’s OK to have a Christmas tree in a church building?Response:
Yes – 58% (108 people)
No – 39% (72 people)
Not sure / it depends – 3% (6 people)

Interpretation:
Christians are divided on this issue. Christmas trees in church sanctuaries and lobbies seem to be a common occurrence during the Christmas holiday season and this poll indicates that 39 percent disagree with having them there.

186 people answered among 2,249 who saw the post. Asked on December 21, 2012.


SUMMARY
These four polls were conducted in December 2012, using the King James Bible Facebook page. The most interesting statistics are listed at the top of the page in red. While the poll data shows differences of opinion about Christmas, the comments pointed to a unifying belief in celebrating Jesus Christ, which represents salvation, forgiveness, and hope of eternal life.

The demographics of the 110,000+ users of this page are as follows:

  • 100% have ‘liked’ the King James Bible Facebook Page. Mostly scriptures are posted to the page. We can presume the users are Bible readers.
  • 96% reported they are Christians
  • 82% reported they have been a Christian for more than 10 years
  • 79% reported having read the entire Bible at least once.
  • Female 59.5% / Male 40.1%
  • 65% live in the United States.

For more information, please contact the King James Bible Online.

King James Bible Website Celebrates 3 Million Visits and 400th Anniversary of the King James Version

King James Bible OnlineLONGVIEW, Wash. – King James Bible Online (www.kingjamesbibleonline.org), a website inviting its visitors to read the Bible online, celebrates 3 million visits since being founded in November 2007. This milestone coincides with the 400 year anniversary of the King James Version, first published in 1611 in England under the direction of King James I.

Read entire press release about the 3 million visits…