Bible Verse of the Day


This plugins shows a daily Bible verse or a random Bible verse from The plugin also supports Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, French, Dutch, Slovak, Czech, Finnish, Chinese (traditional) and Arabic Bible verses. The verses are from the NIV, KJV, ESV, NKJV, NBV, BB, BGT, NBG, HSV, NVI, RVR60, RVR95, ARC, NVI-PT, CEI, NR06, SG21, BDS, LUT, NEU, ELB, KAT, ČEP, B21, KR92, CUV, AVD and KEH translation.

Das Plugin kann als Widget benutzt werden, es ist einfach zu installieren. Nach der Installation des Plugins wirst du zwei Widgets haben: „Bible verse of the day“ und „Random Bible verse“. Du kannst auch Shortcodes benutzen: [bibleverseoftheday_niv] und [randombibleverse_niv], ersetze „niv“ mit einer anderen Übersetzung, falls nötig, siehe Liste unten.

Falls die Verbindung zu aus irgendeinem Grund fehlschlägt, wird der vorherige Vers angezeigt. Falls es keinen vorherigen Vers gibt, wird Johannes 3:16 angezeigt.


  • New Internation Version (NIV)
  • King James Version (KJV)
  • English Standard Version (ESV)
  • New King James Version (NKJV)

Spanish (Español)

  • Nueva Versión Internacional (NVI)
  • Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR60)
  • Reina-Valera 1995 (RVR95)

Widget: ‚Versículo del día‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Versículo de la Biblia al azar‘ (Random Bible verse).

Portuguese (Português)

  • Almeida Revista e Corrigida (ARC)
  • Nova Versão Internacional (NVI-PT)

Widget: ‚Versículo do dia‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Versículo da Bíblia aleatória‘ (Random Bible verse).

German (Deutsch)

  • Luther 2017 (LUT)
  • Elberfelder Bibel (ELB)
  • Neue evangelistische Übersetzung (NEU)

Widget: ‚Bibelvers des Tages‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Zufalls Bibelvers‘ (Random Bible verse).

Italian (Italiano)

  • Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (CEI)
  • Nuova Riveduta 2006 (NR06)

Widget: ‚Versetto della Bibbia del giorno‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Versetto casuale della Bibbia‘ (Random Bible verse).

French (Français)

  • Segond 21 (SG21)
  • Bible du Semeur (BDS)

Widget: ‚Verset Biblique du Jour‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Verset de la Bible Aléatoire‘ (Random Bible verse).

Nederlands (Dutch)

  • Nieuwe Bijbelvertaling (NBV)
  • Bijbel in Gewone Taal (BGT)
  • Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap (NBG)
  • BasisBijbel (BB)
  • Herziene Statenvertaling (HSV)

Widget: ‚Bijbeltekst van de Dag‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Willekeurige Bijbeltekst‘ (Random Bible verse).

Slovak (Slovenský)

  • Katolícky preklad (KAT)

Widget: ‚Biblický verš dňa‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Náhodný Biblický verš‘ (Random Bible verse).

Čeština (Czech)

  • Český ekumenický překlad (ČEP)
  • Bible 21 (B21)

Widget: ‚Biblický verš dne‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Náhodný Biblický verš‘ (Random Bible verse).

Finnish (Suomi)

  • Raamattu 1992 (KR92)

Widget: ‚Päivän Raamatun jae‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚Satunnainen Raamatun jae‘ (Random Bible verse).

Traditional Chinese (繁體中文)

  • Chinese Union Version (CUV)

Widget: ‚每日聖經金句‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚隨機聖經金句‘ (Random Bible verse).

Arabic (عربى)

  • الكتاب المقدس (AVD)
  • ترجمة كتاب الحياة (KEH)

Widget: ‚آية الكتاب المقدس اليومية‘ (Bible verse of the day) and ‚ايات مختارة‘ (Random Bible verse).


  • This is what the daily Bible verse will look like by default. By changing the css you can change the appearance of the plugin.
  • Another screenshot of the plugin.
  • A wordpress site with the plugin in the sidebar.


In diesem Abschnitt wird beschrieben, wie du das Plugin installieren kannst und wie es arbeitet.

  1. You can install the plugin by uploading the zip in the plugins section of wordpress, or by adding the files to the folder ‚/wp-content/plugins/bible-verse-of-the-day‘.
  2. Aktiviere das Plugin im Menü ‚Plugins‘ im WordPress Backend.
    • Widget: There are widgets added ‚Bible Verse of the Day‘ and ‚Random Bible Verse‘. You can drag these onto the sidebar of your site, and select a bible translation.
    • Replace tags: You can use the following shortcodes: [bibleverseoftheday_niv] and [randombibleverse_niv]. Replace ’niv‘ by another translation if necessary.
    • Template: Place <?php echo bible_verse_of_the_day('0', 'niv'); ?> or <?php echo random_bible_verse('0', 'niv'); ?> in your template. Replace ’niv‘ by another translation if necessary. Lowercase and replace hyphen ‚-‚, with underscore ‚_‘.


9. Februar 2021
Most of the reviews on this plugin are several years old, so I'm adding my review to show that the Bible Verse of the Day plugin is still viable - and works great. After searching endlessly on google for a daily verse widget with code that actually functions, I came upon this one. It's so easy to install from the WP plugin library. By using the 'inspect' tool on my browser, I was able to customize it with CSS to match my site. I love how it looks, and the verse changes each time the page is refreshed. Thank you to the plugin creator for keeping it updated as well!
31. Dezember 2019
I had been looking for a WordPress Plugin for some time that would allow me to add the Bible Verse of the day to the website, it was nice to work with you on the Italian translation of your plugin. Thank you!
30. August 2019
Added this as a shortcode to my page and it works just great. Keep up the good work.
9. Dezember 2016
This plugin works perfectly and exactly as described. It also doesn't try to load any insecure links or data, thus maintaining an https secure web page if your site uses encrypted protocols. Other plugins I found try to load information from insecure sources and thus create a mixed-content situation, which is not good for SSL. Thanks for this!
3. September 2016
Would be great when clicking to the bottom verse link to point to the chosen translation and not the NIV by default.
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Mitwirkende & Entwickler

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  • Added New King James Version (NKJV)
  • Added French – Segond 21 (SG21)
  • Added Finnish – Raamattu 1992 (KR92)
  • Added Chinese (traditional) – Chinese Union Version (CUV)
  • Added Arabic – الكتاب المقدس (AVD)
  • Added ترجمة كتاب الحياة (KEH)
  • Better handling of connection issues


  • Added Elberfelder Bibel (ELB)
  • Added Italian – with the help of Luciano Del Fico
  • Added Conferenza Episcopale Italiana (CEI)
  • Added Slovak
  • Added Katolícky preklad (KAT)


  • Removed use of deprecated function: create_function()


  • Added Portuguese
  • Added Almeida Revista e Corrigida (ARC)


  • Added BasisBijbel (BB)
  • Use secure https where possible.
  • Tested with WordPress version 4.7


  • Added English Standard Version (ESV)
  • Added Bijbel in Gewone Taal (BGT)
  • Added Nederlands Bijbelgenootschap (NBG)
  • Added Reina-Valera 1960 (RVR60)
  • Added Reina-Valera 1995 (RVR95)
  • Added Neue evangelistische Übersetzung (NeÜ)


  • Improved widget constructor for wordpress 4.3


  • Added KJV (King James Version)
  • Tested with WordPress version 4.1.1


  • Fixed (new attempt) error on some wordpress installations: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by, removed BOM headers from file


  • Fixed error on some wordpress installations: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by


  • Fixed deprecated function warning
  • Tested with WordPress version 4.0.1


  • Added German and Spanish
  • Tested with WordPress version 3.8.1


  • Fixed missing argument warning
  • Tested with WordPress version 3.7.1


  • Added support for the dutch language
  • Added more verses to the random bible verse functionality.


  • Added the random bible verse functionality.
  • Added shortcodes: [bibleverseoftheday] and [randombibleverse].
  • The widgets now have a default title.
  • The widgets now have a option to choose whether you want to show the link to or not.


  • On some wordpress installations there were security issues when getting the verse from, these are now solved by using the wordpress functions.


  • The new verse will now show at midnight depending on your server time, not the time of the server of
  • The plugin no longer uses javascript, so it will also work for users with javascript disabled.
  • The plugin now only gets verse once a day from so there is no longer a need to get the verse on each page load. This makes the performance even better!


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