The bible was quoted numerous times more than any other person place or thing Sunday night through yesterday. Here is a list of the most quoted bible passages listed on twitter and Facebook.Among Christians, social network streams were full of debate over whether to rejoice in bin Laden’s death, with Bible verses quoted by both sides. Stephen Smith, whose OpenBible.info collects realtime data on Bible verse quotes on Facebook and Twitter, compiled this list of the most popular verses in the 12 hours after the news broke. Twitter said that it saw its highest sustained rate of tweets. There was an average of 3,440 tweets-per-second from 10:45 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. EST, according to the site. At 11 p.m. EST, there were 5,106 tweets-per-second.
Here were the most popular passages sent at that time:
1. Proverbs 24:17: “Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when they stumble, do not let your heart rejoice.”
2. Psalm 138:8 : “The LORD will make PERFECT the things that concern me”(KJV). (NIV: “The LORD will vindicate me; your love, LORD, endures forever–do not abandon the works of your hands.”) (Unrelated tweet by Rev Run.)
3. Proverbs 21:15: “When justice is done, it brings joy to the righteous but terror to evildoers.” (Rick Warren started this one):
4. Ezekiel 33:11: “Say to them, ‘As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! Why will you die, people of Israel?”
5. Ezekiel 18:23: “Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live?”
6. Isaiah 1:18 : “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.”
7. Proverbs 11:10: “When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy.”
8. Psalm 140:2: “The Lord condemns those who plan evil and stir up wars.”
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