Bible Software

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 · shakiestnerd
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Wanted to share a few free resources for Bible reading. Hope you will find something that will resonate with you here.


Desktop Applications

The applications listed below all have one thing in common. They all support [The SWORD Project]which is the [CrossWire Bible Society's] free Bible software project.

  • The SWORD Project for Windows

    This was the first Bible software that I used. It only works on Windows computers, but I really enjoyed it.

  • Xiphos

    Xiphos is my current go-to software for searching out the scriptures. There should be versions available for whatever kind of computer you have (Window, Apple, or Linux).

    Xiphos Cheat Sheet

  • BibleTime

    This one is similar to Xiphos, but may be a little easier to use. I don't use it on my Linux computer because it sometimes crashes on me.

  • Ezra Bible App

    Ezra is a newer Bible application that does not have as many features as the others on this list. It is good at building scripture lists around a particular topic or theme.

Mobile Applications

You should be able to find these applications on the Apple or Google Play applications store.

  • YouVersion - my favorite. Their chronological Bible reading plan matches the one that we have at Redemption.
  • Olive Tree - It's good.
  • Tecarta - Also good. There are actually several apps published by Tecarta, Inc.
  • Ezra - Again, it's a newer, less features application. But, looks nice.
  • Blue Letter Bible - Haven't had a chance to check this one out yet.

Internet Resources


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