While we all know that reading the Bible is vital to our spiritual growth, finding time to read is often challenging. Thankfully, there are several ways to listen to excellent recordings of Scripture, and we’ve rounded up our favorite Bible apps with audio for you to listen anywhere.
Whether you’re on the road, going for a run, or cleaning the house, you can listen to God’s Word on your mobile device. Grab your favorite pair of earbuds or a great headset and you’ll be ready to listen.
10 Best Bible Apps With Audio For Engaging With Scripture On The Go
#1 – Daily Audio Bible
Powered by Bible Gateway, Daily Audio Bible enables you to listen to a daily Bible reading that’s emailed to you or accessed in the app. With this daily reading, you can listen to the Bible within a year. The app includes multiple languages, kids and teen versions, plus the ability to read along as you listen, and it comes in the New Living Translation only.
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
#2 – The Bible App
The Bible app includes several devotional plans to choose from, in addition to reading (or listening to) various translations of Scripture. From within the text, you can highlight passages, set a bookmark, and add notes.
Additional features include videos, a Verse of the Day, and the ability to download a translation for use offline. You can also track how many consecutive days you’ve used the Bible app to note your progress.
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#3 – Bible App for Kids
YouVersion and OneHope worked together to develop the Bible App for Kids. This application introduces children to 41 Bible stories through fun narration, games, and interactive animation. Parents can download coloring sheets, adventure books, and parent guides from the Bible App for Kids website. Church leaders can download companion curriculum for free from their website as well.
#4 – Dwell Bible App
This app includes the ESV, KJV, NIV, MSG, and NRSV versions read by ten individuals in various styles (casual, warm, dramatic, etc.). Each recording comes with original music and artwork. You can choose from a variety of listening plan options as well.
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This app includes NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV, plus a few others. Additional translations are available for purchase within the app. Resources within the app are audio Bibles, reading plans, audiobooks, commentaries, and more. You can also access the Olive Tree store from within the app to add to your reference library.
Cost: 14-day free trial, then $5.99 per month. $29.99 per six months, or $59.99 per year.
#6 – The Study Bible
The Study Bible app includes the New American Standard Bible and English Standard Versions. However, only the ESV is available in audio. The Grace to You organization developed it and included notes from John MacArthur’s Study Bible.
Cost: While the app itself is free, to access the resources from The MacArthur Study Bible, you’ll need to make an in-app purchase of $5.99.
#7 – Bible.is
This app comes with word-for-word audio Bibles in over 1,300 languages. The default translation is the English Standard Version. However, they also have several other translations available in audio and text (including NIV, KJV, and others). Audio readings have a musical background to accompany them. This app also has Gospel Films and reading plans.
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#8 – Audible
Audible has several audio Bibles available that you can purchase once you’re an Audible subscriber. A few examples include:
- NIV Listener’s Bible read by Max McLean from Zondervan
- James Earl Jones Reads the Bible: King James Version
- The One Year Chronological Bible NLT from Tyndale House Publishers
- The One Year Bible NLT from Tyndale House Publishers
- Voice Only Audio Bible – New King James Version from Thomas Nelson
Cost: Plans start at $7.95 per month after a free 30-day trial
This app is an audio Bible and study Bible. Several actors read the text, including Jim Caviezel, Richard Dreyfuss, Gary Sinise, and others. The translation used is the NKJV, and it includes an original musical score.
Cost: The Gospel of John is free. The Audio Bible is $19.99; Study Bible is $14.99; Audio & Study Bible is $29.99.
#10 – Courage for Life Bible
Cooke Media Group and Ann White collaborated to create a Bible app with audio that’s read entirely by women. The reason for having women read the full Bible was to provide a way for women who’d been abused by men the chance to read God’s Word in a voice that wouldn’t sound threatening to them.
There you have it! Thanks to these Bible apps with audio, you can keep up with reading plans, listen to the Scriptures alongside your kids while you drive, or use it to help you literally wake up to the Bible. The point is to utilize technology to your advantage, and this is a great option that’s easily available.