4 Ways to Share Bible Verses with Shorter URLs
To follow up on the previous blog post about short URLs for sharing websites, and to be more Bible-centric with URLs, here are 4 URL shorteners made just for sharing Bible verses:
Description: bib.ly is a tiny website that helps you easily create links to Bible verses like this one: http://bib.ly/Ez9.11. Most Bible reference links take visitors to a specific Bible website (youversion.com, biblia.com, etc.). But when your friends click on a bib.ly URL, they are taken to a page that lets them choose the Bible website they prefer for reading. You can specify a translation, but they get to choose the website or software they like best.
esv.to is very flexible with whatever reference format people like to use, with the ability to parse different punctuations, even spaces, in the URL.
Described as an “one-step Bible lookup web app,” wordof.gd connects Bible references in its URL to 35 different Bible versions and translations using 3 Bible websites—biblegateway.com, youversion.com, and biblestudytools.com. Provided by Godvertiser.com.
These short link generators for Bible verses were developed before the new top-level domains were introduced to the Internet. Now with domain extensions like .bible and .link available (and many others), there are new possibilities to provide Bible links that are easy to share and easy to remember. URLs are no longer just links to a website destination, URLs can be a direct link to not only Bible verses but also specific Bible-related content in text, photo, audio, or video formats.
This article is part of the blog series, 66 Ideas for .BIBLE Domain Names, with practical ideas for using .BIBLE domain names. Individuals and organizations can now register .BIBLE domain names that are more shareable, memorable, and meaningful at any accredited registrar.