Reporting Errors in Verses

Time Posted on December 23, 2009 User Andy

We have made it easier to report errors in verses. If you look at your "My Verses" page you will see that the final column shows the status for each verse:

  1. [Editable] - if a verse is shown as being editable it means that you are the only person currently memorizing that verse and you are free to edit it to your heart's content. Please don't take this as an opportunity to enhance the work of the bible translators. Make every effort to have the text match exactly to the translation of your choice. (We highly recommend using Biblegateway or Youversion). 
  2. Pending Verification - once a second person starts memorizing the same verse, it will be flagged to be checked by one of our moderators. At this point you will no longer be able to edit the verse.
  3. Verified - Once a verse has been checked by a moderator, it is classified as verified and should no longer contain errors.
  4. Error Reported - If you find a verse that has already been verified but has an error, you can click on the word, 'Verified' and it will flag the verse to be checked again. If you accidentally report a verse as having an error, don't worry, just click again and it will revert to being classified as verified.

Again, when you're entering verses, please make every effort to not make mistakes. We now have thousands of verses being memorized and over time, we'd like to eliminate the manual verification process entirely so that we can spend as much time on other features as possible. We usually have most verses verified within 48 hours but occasionally fall a bit behind. If a verse says, 'Pending Verification' one of our moderators will definitely get to it at some point.

Please note: Verses which are 'Pending Verification' in your list of verses are not to be confused with memory verses that are just 'Pending' (inactive) in your account. For more information about the second type of 'Pending' verses, please see our post on Pending Verses.


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67 responses to Reporting Errors in Verses

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Kyle Brannen

Thank you

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L.B.K.

Yes, thank you for such thoughtful vigilance

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Jeanine

As a bible bee host, we have noticed that there are slight variations even among the same translation based on the date of publishing. I'm not sure how to handle this except to maybe choose a specific date and let all NIV verse challenges fit that date of publishing. Thank you for upholding the true Word of God.

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Spritelollipop;)

Thanks!

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Daniel Hancock

Thanks for this great site!

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Nathan Ward

this is awesome! thank you for this great site!!!

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Donald S.

Thank you for your attention to detail. That level of thoroughness will certainly be blessed: "Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments" (Psalm 112:1)

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JaneLovesJesus

just checking: Did you really mean to say (above, after the subhead 'verified')
"Once a verse has been checked by a moderator, it is classified as memorized and should no longer contain errors."
don't you mean "verified" in place of "memorized"?

Your site is the best! Thank you!

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Andy

Good catch. I've corrected that typo. Thanks.

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Sadie Luckey

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Philip Landis

As Jeanine mentioned, I know this is true of NKJV. I don't know the details of when or how many but there have definitely been revisions between printings.

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River La Belle

Andy, I've entered a verse, and then realized immediately afterward, "Ah! I missed a comma!" or whatever, :) and gone to fix it, but it just says Verified. I've never been able to edit a verse, except one time, but I know that someone else had also added it, and then it was editable. . . Help?

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chancellor

this will be really helpful for helping me fix messed up verses

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Chancellor Ghafouri

so when we have our verses verified it means that you have completed the verse

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River La Belle

Chancellor Ghafouri, "Verified" in your "My Verses" list, means that they are correctly entered with all the right commas, periods, and all the right spelling and everything else right.

When your verse is marked as "Memorized" is when it is 'completed'.

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Chancellor Ghafouri

thanks river and i already know commas,and periods

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alma juat

this site is a blessing!

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Tyler Heald

Thanks for making this a priority. I think some of us were worried the manual entry process would be too risky, but the community has turned out to be spectacularly accurate...Copy/Paste helps, too.

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Bethy

thanks for the information!

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David Devine

Very good!

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Nick

thanks. this will be helpful.

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Coretta Hedstrom

This is great. Thanks so much.

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Daniel Clingan

I'm slow; still don't know how to edit.

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Matthew McGinnis

Got it.

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Andrea

Nice.

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Courtney

Thanks for the info on that! @>------ :)

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Ashley Bible Bee Jr 11 (NASB)

This is my first time I have found a error in the verses so I was glad that you put this on here.

Thanks alot!!!!!

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Theodore Ja

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mary kemerly

thats great! thanks!

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Alexander Freed

Thanks for the info!

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Anno Domini(Amy)

when i add a verse then go in to "my verses" next to the new verse it says pending in status but when i click it it gos to learning why?

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Alex Watt

Amy - Sorry for the confusion. There are two different types of pending: "Pending Verification" (which means the verse text needs to be verified for accuracy by an admin) or just "Pending" (which means the verse is not active in your account and is almost on a to-do list of memory verses). To learn more about the second type of "Pending", please see here: http://www.memverse.com/blog/main/Pending_Verses. We'll update this blog post to include a short explanation of the difference. Thanks.

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Anno Domini(Amy)

Alex Watt - that makes sense. thank you for replying so fast

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John Davis

tanks i"LL be shur to look out for tipos

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Ballet Lover (Sarah Frisk)

I have seen several of my verses being displayed without punctuation in the live feedback area when I am typing them in, but when I go on to the next verse, the previous verse is without errors of any kind. Does anyone know what this is about?

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Alex Watt

Sarah - The live feedback should always be perfect with punctuation. So if you insert a punctuation mark incorrectly, it should not show it... and if you omit a punctuation mark, it should show it...

When you go on to the next verse, it does show the previous verse perfectly.

If, however, you are saying that there should be punctuation in the live feedback but there is not, then please let us know which verse and version this is occurring with and we'll look into it. If you can, it is best to report errors through the Feedback tab on the right of the page.

Thanks!

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Ian R.

I am having problems when trying to memorize a verse. Sometimes when I type in a verse and rate it , it asks me to do the verse again. Does anyone know what is going on?

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Alex Watt

Ian - The problem may be related to something unusual that happened on our end or something with your internet connection. If it happens again, please let us know. If you are able, you can report it through the "Feedback" tab on the right of every page. Thanks!

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Carissa LaFleur

Thanks for the help!

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Ian R.

Thanks Alex! :)

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GlorifyGod<3

TY!

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Vicki Davis

I have noticed that the last word in Isaiah 58:8 (KJV) in Memverse is 'reward', but my Bible says 'rereward'. Another Bible says 'rearward'. How do you determine what is correct?

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Andy

Vicki, it looks as though it should read 'rereward' which is an obsolete English word for 'rear guard'. I will correct it.

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God's Gymnast

Thank you so much! I just memorized my 1rst verse!! I'm so happy!!! :-)

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God's Gymnast

i like it here its so fun to learn Gods word

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Florence Young (AstronomerLeah)

God's Gymnast - Welcome to Memverse! It is encouraging to know that there are others with a love for Scripture! Great job on memorizing your first verse. May you continue to enjoy reading, learning, and memorizing God's precious Word!

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Abigail

What if no one sees the mistake.

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Dakota Lynch

Abigail,

If you're sure there is a mistake and reporting the error the proper way is ineffective, you can always click the feedback tab to your right and specify the correction to be made.

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Matt

can we help in veryifying verses

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Anya S.

Perfect! I definitely needed to know this.

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Rebekah Eddy

This was Super Helpful! (capital S, capital H)
-R

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Jane

Thanks a million! This is very helpful!

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Rebekah Eddy

AMEN!

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Marie Angus

I appreciate your work!!!

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Ian R.

In 2 Timothy 3:17 (ESV) it says "that the Man of God may be complete" but in my Bible it says competent instead of complete. Can you fix that please?

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TwistyTie

thanks

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Nathaniel

That is helpful

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Servants of I AM [humilis]

Hi,

The last verse of the gospel of Matthew 28:20 is set to 26:20. I am with you always to the very end of the age.

Status : Pending Verification. Please rectify. It should be 28:20. It hit my accuracy.

Thanks
Humilis

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Alex Watt

Humilis - OK... I updated Matthew 26:20 to have the correct text ("When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve."). Matthew 28:20 was already in the system and was correct. Then I edited the verse in your account that was linked to Matthew 26:20 and instead linked it to Matthew 28:20.

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Claire Prinzing

Thank you!

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Kendra

Is there a way to add another translation?

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Faith

Oh ok tanks

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Leah Driskell

Thank you!

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Da Eun Jin

Thank you!

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Benjamin Ludwig

I have never had an error on a verse but it is good to know how to fix it when or if it does happen.

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Hannah

Thanks!

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Allan Contreras

cool


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