Best Bible Study Apps

Bible study apps allow you to enjoy Scripture at any time, often with many convenient features: You can share annotations on verses you have read, bookmark pages, and explore thousands of different Bible translations. Many Bible study apps have downloadable audio versions of their translations, which also allow you listen to what some Christians consider God's word. Apps also make it easy share your favorite verses on social media or find church events nearby. Below, you will find a comprehensive list of some the best Bible study apps. To compile this list we considered several factors, including usability, translation options, and design.

Below, you will find a comprehensive list of some the best Bible study apps.

These nine top Bible study apps have been downloaded millions of times. Best of all: These apps can be downloaded for free on both Android and iPhone devices. The easy-to-use interface on these Bible study apps offers numerous language options and thousands of Bible versions.

You will find a variety of Bible apps on the market to choose from. As you choose one for you, assess what special features each app has, as well as how large the file size of each app is. Some apps are designed for specific denominations of Christian faith, while others are nondenominational. Peruse our list of the best Bible study apps to find one that meets your needs.

Bible Study Apps

The Bible App by YouVersion

Launched 10 years ago, the YouVersion Bible app was created by LifeChurch.tv and has been downloaded more than 300 million times. The app offers more 1,000 versions of the Bible in over 30 languages. YouVersion allows users to create virtual Bible study groups where they can share annotations and Bible verses. Users can also download Bible versions for offline use, including some versions available as audiobooks.

  • Denomination: Evangelical
  • Bible Translation: Offers over 600 translations
  • Device Types: iOS and Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 130.8 MB
  • Provider: YouVersion
  • Special Features: Translations in 30 languages, annotations, and bookmarking.

Bible by Life.Church

The Life.Church app allows its users to stay connected by on phones, tablets, smart TVs, and computers. The app offers workshop videos and podcasts about the Bible and integrating faith into daily life. Videos and audio can also be downloaded for offline use.

  • Denomination: Evangelical
  • Bible Translation: New International Version
  • Device Types: iOS and Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 80 MB
  • Provider: Life.Church
  • Special Features: Downloadable podcasts and video sermons, access to a weekly guide, and special events. Available in English, German, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Bible+ by Olive Tree

Get historical insight into the scripture with Bible+ by Olive Tree. This app, which works offline, features a split-screen interface so users can read the Bible and simultaneously access commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, reading plans, and atlases.

  • Denomination: Evangelical
  • Bible Translation: NIV, ESV, KJV, and NKJV
  • Device Types: iOS, Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 116.7 MB
  • Provider: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.
  • Special Features: Works offline, customizable highlighters, and notes functions. Offers thousands of free resources, including eBooks, Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and devotionals. Available in Spanish, Chinese, French, and Portuguese.

Logos

The Logos app serves as a go-to Bible study resource for Faithlife followers, furnishing access to 95 free resources. Tabbed browsing allows users to view Bible verses and resources side-by-side. The app also has a feature that allows users to share favorite verses on social media. Logos offers several Bible reading plans.

  • Denomination: Nondenominational Christian
  • Bible Translation: NIV, ESV, NASB, and NKJV
  • Device Types: iOS
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 217.2 MB
  • Provider: Faithlife Corporation
  • Special Features: Large library of resources, tabbed browsing, notes function, highlighter, ability to scan church bulletins, social media integration. Available in Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and English.

Bible.IS

From Hebrew to Farsi, the Bible.IS app offers Bible translations in more than 1,800 languages. The app also features dramatized Bible readings and the film "Jesus," both of which are available in hundreds of different languages. Text and audio can be downloaded to use offline. Bible verses can be easily shared on social media.

  • Denomination: Nondenominational Christian
  • Bible Translation: ESV and KJV
  • Device Types: iOS
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 39 MB
  • Provider: Faith Comes By Hearing
  • Special Features: Translations available in more than 1,800 languages, dramatized audio in hundreds of languages, notes function, highlighters, bookmarks, keyword look up, and ability to sync devices.

Bible Gateway

The Bible Gateway app offers access to more than 90 Bible translations. Users can access reading plans, their favorite passages, and audio Bibles. The app also allows notetaking and highlighting in over 20 languages.

  • Denomination: Nondenominational Christian
  • Bible Translation: NIV, KJV, ESV, NKJV, HCSB, NASB, CEB, The Message (MSG), Amplified Bible (AMP), and more.
  • Device Types: iOS, Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 71.1 MB
  • Provider: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.
  • Special Features: More than 20 different languages, 90 different Bible translations, note taking, night mode, and Bible study plans.

She Reads Truth

With sleek graphics, the She Reads Truth app aims to connect women around the world to the Lord's word. The app boasts a comment section where users can chat with one another. Users can follow free Bible study plans, including the 90-day challenge.

  • Denomination: Multi-denominational
  • Bible Translation: CBS, ESV, SRT, NIV, and multiple other translations
  • Device Types: iOS, Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 87.6 MB
  • Provider: She Reads Truth, LLC.
  • Special Features: Bible in multiple translations, trackable Bible study plans, highlighting and notetaking feature, lock screens, shareable Bible images, and night mode.

He Reads Truth

The He Reads Truth app, created by the She Reads Truth company, is designed for men who want to belong to a global scripture community. The app offers journaling and notetaking features, and users can upload verses to social media.

  • Denomination: Multi-denominational
  • Bible Translation: CBS, ESV, SRT, NIV, and multiple other translations
  • Device Types: iOS, Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 86.4 MB
  • Provider: She Reads Truth, LLC
  • Special Features: Interactive notetaking, night mode, and free "Bible In A Year" reading plan.

Technology allows people to bring Bible study communities with them at all times, and the same is true for parents wanting to introduce their children to the word of God. Keep reading to find an app that suits your child's age and learning style.

Bible Apps For Parents

The Bible App for Kids by YouVersion

Part of the YouVersion family, the Bible for Kids app offers colorful animated graphics and touch-activated animations that allow kids to have an interactive experience with the Bible. Children participate in activities to learn stories about the Bible and take challenges which offer rewards. The app offers 39 language translations.

  • Denomination: Evangelical
  • Bible Translation: KJV
  • Device Types: iOS, Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 71.9 MB
  • Provider: Life.Church
  • Special Features: Colorful animations with interactive challenges and activities. Over 39 languages offered.

Adventure Bible

With more than 650 narratives and 450 illustrations, the Adventure Bible stories come from award-winning writer Anne de Graaf. The app features a series of 30 Bible books with audiobooks. Words to Treasure helps kids memorize verses, and a color map also shows kids locations from the Bible.

  • Denomination: Multi-denominational
  • Bible Translation: NIV
  • Device Types: iOS, Android
  • Cost: Free
  • File Size: 77.9 MB
  • Provider: Scandinavia A/S
  • Special Features: Read to Me modes, more than 30 Bible books and audiobooks, a dictionary, and hand-ons activities, verse memory game.
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