Reporting Errors in Verses
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:
- [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).
- 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.
- Verified - Once a verse has been checked by a moderator, it is classified as verified and should no longer contain errors.
- 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.
91 responses to Reporting Errors in Verses
Yes, thank you for such thoughtful vigilance
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.
Thanks for this great site!
this is awesome! thank you for this great site!!!
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)
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!
Good catch. I've corrected that typo. Thanks.
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.
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?
this will be really helpful for helping me fix messed up verses
so when we have our verses verified it means that you have completed the verse
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'.
thanks river and i already know commas,and periods
this site is a blessing!
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.
thanks for the information!
thanks. this will be helpful.
This is great. Thanks so much.
I'm slow; still don't know how to edit.
Thanks for the info on that! @>------ :)
This is my first time I have found a error in the verses so I was glad that you put this on here.
thats great! thanks!
Thanks for the info!
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?
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.
Alex Watt - that makes sense. thank you for replying so fast
tanks i"LL be shur to look out for tipos
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?
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.
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?
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!
Thanks for the help!
Thanks Alex! :)
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?
Vicki, it looks as though it should read 'rereward' which is an obsolete English word for 'rear guard'. I will correct it.
Thank you so much! I just memorized my 1rst verse!! I'm so happy!!! :-)
i like it here its so fun to learn Gods word
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!
What if no one sees the mistake.
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.
can we help in veryifying verses
Perfect! I definitely needed to know this.
This was Super Helpful! (capital S, capital H)
Thanks a million! This is very helpful!
I appreciate your work!!!
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?
That is helpful
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.
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.
Is there a way to add another translation?
Oh ok tanks
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.
This is helpful to me
Great! Thank you so much! Good to know…
Thank you for your thoughtfulness!
Thanks! Love this site!
Perfect, thank you
Just wanted to report an error in one of my verses. I use the ESV 2011 version and in Titus 2:9, someone put "bondservants" instead of "slaves". If you could fix that error, it would be much appreciated. Thanks.
Another error I found (still in ESV 2011) was 2 Kings 19:20. Someone put 2 Kings 19:20-28 instead of just the one verse. Hopefully that could be fixed as well. Thanks.
Hey, awhile ago, I was copying verse in Luke for ESV, but it was the wrong ESV. I don't know if anyone corrected it or not. I hope there aren't too many more differneces, it was confusing.
I believe there are 2 versions of ESV. I made the same mistake once. Hopefully it won't happen again. :)
Hi, AdoptedbyChrist, I happened across this blog and noticed your comments. I have now fixed 2 Kings 19:20 to only show verse 20 for the ESV version (which is ESV 2011). I also checked your comment on Titus 2:9 above, and "bondservants" is correct for the ESV 2011 version. The ESV07 (or 2007 version) is correct with the word "slaves". Yes, Memverse uses two versions of ESV as noted. Hopefully this helps you out.
Otasteandsee, I don't know what verse in Luke you would be referring to. If you can update me, then I can check and fix it.
NOTE: The best way to report a verse error is to go to your Verses, and in the far right column, Verse Status, click on the word in that column that is next to the verse you found an error in, and it should change to "Error Reported." Then I will get the error report which I review and fix on a daily basis as part of my own evening devotional routine.
God bless all of you as you continue to put His word into your minds for His glory. A.K.
Thanks, A.K.! :)
You're most welcome. God bless!
Just in case you see this, I found another mistake as I was adding verses to my Bible Bee account. It's Job 26:13. The person who added it put "13" before the verse. Thanks!
I see that the Job 26:13 mistake has also been fixed! Thank you!
Someone put for Job 13:10 "Job 13:10" instead of writing the verse.
Someone put "Psa. 108:12 Oh grant us help against the foe, for vain is the salvation of man!" for Psalm 108:12 instead of just writing the verse.
And I don't see what's wrong with that could you explain?
Is that not the right verse? (I dunno.)