Over the past few years with the rise of technology and automation, data mining has become a popular way to analyze information and discover trends which might have otherwise gone unnoticed.
We at Crossway are pleased that so many ESV Bible readers have made ESVBible.org a part of their day as they meditate on the message of God’s Word.
One feature on the site is the ability to highlight a verse if it has a special meaning to you so that you can come back to it later. After looking under the hood to see how people are using this feature, we wanted to highlight some of your highlights, sharing the joy found in God’s Word.
The listing of verses below are our reader’s most frequent highlights from the Psalms (beginning at 300 shared highlights and above)!
If you find this sort of thing helpful or interesting—or are curious about a particular book of the Bible—let us know!
Blessed is the man
who walks not in the counsel of the wicked,
nor stands in the way of sinners,
nor sits in the seat of scoffers;
but his delight is in the law of the LORD,
and on his law he meditates day and night.
He is like a tree
planted by streams of water
that yields its fruit in its season,
and its leaf does not wither.
In all that he does, he prospers.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
be acceptable in your sight,
O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.
The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
One thing have I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:
that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,
to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD
and to inquire in his temple.
Wait for the LORD;
be strong, and let your heart take courage;
wait for the LORD!
Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!”
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.
Cast your burden on the LORD,
and he will sustain you;
he will never permit
the righteous to be moved.
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.
Your word is a lamp to my feet
and a light to my path.
Unless the LORD builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the LORD watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
Search me, O God, and know my heart!
Try me and know my thoughts!
And see if there be any grievous way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting!