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14 Best Bible Study Apps


Today, we can easily take the Bible anywhere we go on our mobile devices. Additionally, there are several Bible study apps we can use to further our understanding of God's Word. Here's a summary of the top fourteen Bible study apps:

#1 – Accordance
#2 – Bible.IS
#3 – Bible Gateway
#4 – Bible Hub
#5 – Blue Letter Bible
#6 – Dwell: Audio Bible
#7 – eBible 
#8 – e-Sword
#9 – Faithlife Study Bible
#10 – Filament Bible App 
#11 – Just1Word Bible
#12 – Logos by Faithlife 
#13 – Olive Tree
#14 – The Bible App by YouVersion

#1 – Accordance 

Accordance is a fast and powerful app that allows you to search, read, and study the Bible. It is known for its ease of use and flexibility as it removes the common roadblocks to an in-depth scriptural study by keeping the Bible at the center of your studies.

  • Read along with commentary or enter your own notes
  • Compare to translations side by side in sync with each other 
  • Take notes, highlight, and bookmark 
  • Syncs across devices
  • Search for words and verses 
  • Includes Greek and Hebrew search function

Price: Free with in-app upgrade options
Platforms: Mac, Windows, Android, and iOS

Here's CTT's detailed review of Accordance 13.

#2 – Bible.IS

The Bible.IS app does more than reading you the Bible. It functions like a simple Bible study and reading app. You can download multiple translations and search the Bible. Share your favorite verses online, bookmark or highlight them, and record notes. 

  • Free access to the Bible in 1,300+ languages
  • Easily create custom plans and playlists 
  • Search Bible passages by language or country 
  • Bookmark, highlight, and add notes
  • Access to Gospel Films
  • Social media and email integration 

Price: Free
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Online

#3 – Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway App makes it easy to read, hear, study, and understand the Bible. Offers a Verse of the day in the translation of your choice and multiple plans to study and engage with the Bible in a way that fits your needs. 

  • 90 different Bible translations 
  • Over 20 audio Bibles 
  • Features note-taking, highlight, and star options 
  • Night toggle mode
  • Compare up to three versions side-by-side 
  • Share on Facebook and Twitter 

Price: Free with upgrade options
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and online

#4 – Bible Hub

Bible Hub offers quick access to the Bible with an offline Bible reader, search functionality, online Bibles, commentaries, devotions, topics, interlinear, and much more.

  • Study Tools 
  • Search tools 
  • Multilingual Bibles 
  • Greek and Hebrew study tools 

Price: Free
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, and Online

#5 – Blue Letter Bible 

Blue Letter Bible features powerful Bible study tools linked to every verse in an easy-to-use, personalized Bible reader. You can customize your reading experience with themes, fonts, auto-scrolling, and parallel versions. It also features the ability to take notes, highlight and underline. 

  • Powerful FREE Bible study tools 
  • Customized Bible Reader 
  • Ability to compare different versions simultaneously
  • Share socially  
  • 30+ Translations
  • Customized themes 
  • Audio commentaries 

Price: Free
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, and Online

#6 – Dwell: Audio Bible

Dwell allows you to explore scripture through stories, scripture, passages, and plans. 

  • 10 different voices 
  • Original Music composed just for scripture 
  • Original artwork to illustrate scripture 

Price: $29.99 year or $149.99 for a lifetime subscription
Platforms: iOS or GooglePlay 

#7 – eBible 

eBible marries a social network with Bible study in a nicely laid out mobile app. In addition to the Bible study site, there's also a Q&A section where users can post thoughts and answer other people's questions. A subscription also adds other study tools. The subscription offers commentaries, dictionaries, and Strong's dictionaries.  

  • Page-flip simulates real book experience 
  • Journal notes and search by keywords
  • Create reading plans, bookmarks, and notes 
  • Layered highlight option 
  • Fast navigation
  • Sync to cloud and other devices
  • 40+ translations 

Price: Free with subscription upgrade options
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Online

#8 – e-Sword 

e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature-rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in free Bible study apps. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the app. Below you'll find a list of features that you will discover helps make Bible study both enjoyable and enriching.

  • Parallel Bible 
  • Integrated Editor 
  • Graphics Viewer 
  • Audio Sermons 
  • Green and Hebrew tools 
  • Sync across iOS products when purchasing device-specific apps. 

Price: Free PC download with priced upgrade options for apps
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, PC, and Mac via Website  

#9 – Faithlife Study Bible 

The Faithlife Study Bible is structured to help you engage with God’s Word. Discover intriguing insights in robust study notes based on the original languages of the Bible. It has beautiful graphics that will enrich your study and bring the Bible to life. 

  • Compatible with many Bible translations
  • Offers 3 layers of study notes
  • 365 -day devotional and reading plan
  • Access to over 400 photos, videos, and infographics

Price: Free
Platforms: iOS, Android Play Store, and Amazon App Store

#10 – Filament Bible App

The Filament app pairs perfectly with the Filament Bible, and it is unlike anything else you’ve ever experienced. The Filament app has a depth of resources that you simply can’t find in any print Bible, and it has the kind of seamless connection to a print Bible that no other app or Bible software can offer.

  • iPhone and iPad recognize Bible pages and connects directly to related content
  • In-depth study notes
  • Profiles of every person mentioned in the Bible
  • Articles about key topics
  • Devotionals and interactive maps

Price: Free
Platforms: iOS

#11 – Just1Word Bible

The One Bible app gives you free Bible versions to read, study, and grow from. You can navigate by Book, topic, passage, search, and more. There are audio options to listen to your favorite passages when reading is impossible. 

  • Personalize with notes, highlights, and bookmarks
  • Change font size, type, and background-color 
  • Set daily reading plans with scripture-based devotions
  • Quick Navigation
  • Share verses and links socially 

Price: Free
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, PC (both Windows Store and web), and Mac via Website 

#12 – Logos by Faithlife 

This app is not intended just for reading. It allows you to dive deep into the study with a library of biblical resources built-in.  You can study through the carefully curated digital library or create your own plan. 

  • Syncs across all devices
  • Available in all translations 
  • Reference scanner 
  • Text comparison and split-screen 
  • Best note taking and highlighting tools
  • Customize the appearance of text 
  • Large selection of Bible plan and course options 
  • Create prayer lists and study topics 

Price: Free with additional costs to add more features and versions
Platforms: Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android 

Here's CTT's detailed review of Logos 9.

#13 – Olive Tree 

Olive Tree equips you with easy-to-use Bible study tools so you can stop skimming Scripture and get answers. Features resources from audio Bibles, to reading plans, to ebooks and audiobooks. 

  • Syncs across devices
  • Works on all systems
  • Easy to add notes
  • Can label high colors 
  • Audio options to have Bible read to you 
  • Ability to bookmark 

Price: Free with upgrade options
Platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle Fire.

#14 – The Bible App by YouVersion

The most downloaded Bible on any device comes from YouVersion. They own the website Bible.com where users can do most of what they enjoy in their app right on the web, including downloading modern translations as well as other languages. 

  • Easy access to thousands of Bible versions in over 1,300 languages
  • 60 languages to choose from in the Bible App interface 
  • Offline Bible options
  • Connect with friends through social media and the app 
  • Thousands of devotionals and plans
  • Customizable themes
  • Bookmark, highlight, and note options
  • Cloud syncing 

Price: Free
Platforms: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire, Online

Below is a list of articles we’ve published in the past on this topic:

5 Best Bible Study Programs on the Market Today

Logos 9 Bible Software [Review]

7 Inspiring Bible Podcasts

The Future of Technology and the Bible

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