First, to give all credit, honor and
glory to the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit and my Heavenly Father, without Whom, I could never understand any of
this. I truly love to explore and dig into the Word of God, and I delight in what He teaches me. They are the Necessity. All
the Bibles, Dictionaries, Commentaries, Bible Software tools, all of these things cannot accurately teach you what the Word
of God means, nor how to apply it to your life. It cannot reveal Christ to you. Only the Holy Spirit can do these things.
Without Him, all the information and knowledge you would gain from studying the Bible is ineffective head knowledge.
Only He can breathe on it and make it alive, make it real and understandable.
Listed below are some of the tools I use in
my study, but it is the Lord who shows me how what I read applies to my life, personally. Most of these downloads are for
free. If they are listed here, I have either tried them myself, use them myself and found them to be wonderful helps
in my efforts to study the Word of God. The exception is the apps for the iPhone/iPad. These I have not tried, but use their
Android alternative if available. I listed them so others who do have these devices maybe will try them and be blessed by
If you know of some good resources, and
would like to let me know about that, please email me.
Years ago, I was blessed by the generosity
of my brother, Jesse, who gave me a pocket pc to which I promptly installed Olive Tree Bible Software, and Pocket E-Sword,
for on the go Bible Study. Then lo and behold my other brother, Bobby, got me an Android smart phone for Christmas in
2011 to which I installed MySword. I am truly blessed and as I consider the treasure trove of information and tools
God has placed at my disposal it is a sobering thing to my heart. For whom much is given, much is required, according to the
I've listed the links below to some
wonderful products. With the exception of the Illumina Bible Software, and the Logos Libronix Digital Library Software (you
have to buy the NKJV Study Bible and the Essential Bible Study Library) the other resources are free.
This is a wonderful, and free resource. Move your mouse over the text of the Scripture, and you get a pop up window with
the definition of the word from the Hebrew and Greek, and reference information.
The New Living Translation Study Bible Online
If you have purchased a NLT Study Bible, you have free access to this website. If not, they offer a 180 day free
trial so you can see if you would like to purchase continued access. The maps and study notes are very good.
********FOUR STAR REFERENCE BIBLE
This web site doesn't offer free Bible software, but
it does have a wealth of information-more than I can mention in this small space, like pictures of Bible Lands, and free downloads
of clickable maps of Israel, during Bible times, and the surrounding area, that provide historical information on the land
of the Bible. If you like History, or if you just have a desire to learn more about the places and people of the Bible, the
customs, and practices, you will love this site. I know you will be blessed as you explore all the site has to offer. I highly
recommend you take time to visit this great and informative site.
This site offers pictures and information of Bible lands, especially Israel, along with little facts about the pictures
featured. Very interesting for those who want to know more about the land and customs of the people in the Bible.
Nice web site, email gospel tracts, web master tools for your site that are free, (most of which
are on this site's home page), free mp3 downloads. Also has an online Electronic Bible with search feature.
I could not say enough about this awesome Bible Software. It is better than anything on sale in stores
for hundreds of dollars. E-sword is feature rich, user friendly, and has everything available you need. You can download add-ons
that all go together, from Step Reader Library Collections from the Puritans, to Bible Dictionaries, Commentaries, and Bible
Versions, most of which are free. Maps and graphics are available as well.
There are many other features included, it's easy to use and a wonderful
resource. However, you must manually install each book. It's worth the time to install this resource. There are various Bible
translations and dictionaries and commentaries also available, but since I have most of them on E Sword, and try not to double
up, I like this resource for it's large electronic library. Some of my favorite writers included, Charles Finney, DL Moody,
This is wonderful, easy to use Bible Software, with a lot of free books to add in. To see a list of the free books,
http://www.bible-explorer.com/fbe_scripts/free.cgi. You must register with the website to unlock and download the free books, but it downloads and installs them all for you,
quickly. You do not have to do it manually. I use E-Sword more than any but this runs a close second, and it also contains
books E Sword does not.
I've been wanting a Greek/English Interlinear Bible but they are so expensive. This download is free and I was so tickled
when I found it-which was totally by accident. Or was it? The Lord provides in wondrous ways! This is a great resource for
those who just love digging for treasure in the Word of God.
This software includes an install manager, when accessed gives
you a list of available material, along with many foreign language Bibles, to install and downloads and installs them for
you. Included are Bible Versions, Commentaries, devotionals, and Dictionaries. Easy to use.
My daughter loves Charlie Churchmouse. There are 3 discs in this set, one for preschool, kindergarten and elementary
school levels. Each game disk helps them learn development and educational skills using Bible Stories so they learn the Word
Illumina Gold Premium comes with the NLT and the KJV. You can paralell or read just one translation. This DVD-ROM comes
with more study helps and reference material than I can mention here. This Bible Software also contains virtual tours of the
Bible lands, as well as stunning digital animation of many events and stories in the Bible. Kids and teenagers especially
will love this. Parents have access to a huge library of reference material, as well as the Life Application Study Bible notes.
It is truly worth they money you pay for this software. It is out of print, and unavailable most places, but right now (as
of March 2014) is available at Amazon.com And you can get this to work on Windows 7 and 8 if you update Quick Player to most
the most part I only listed Windows Mobile and Android Apps because that is what I am familiar with. I am sure the iPhone
apps are just as good, but because I do not have the device to review them on I did not list them with one exception-because
I had the Android version and like it. Also included is one app for Java enabled cell phones, which I had on a Razr phone
at one time and loved it. Not as many features, but nice app.
Free Windows/Pocket PC/Java
Phone Mobile Bible Software I Use
Click the pictures to go to the website. Olive Tree also has lots of free addons, Bibles, Dictionaries and
Commentaries, as well as electronic books that are great classics.
KJV to go for Java enabled Cell Phones
Can have black or white background-Basic reader
Below is the Olive Tree Bible Reader Software. Like Pocket E Sword, it has many free add ons you can
download. As with Pocket E Sword, the Strong's Greek & Hebrew are available.
Pocket E Sword
Just like the desktop version is my favorite. It's a little slow loading on my Pocket PC but I love it. I love that you
can get the KJV with the Strong's numbers in the text and not in the text, so if I need to look up the definition of a word,
I have on the go access to the Hebrew and Greek with 2 sources for each, The Strong's, and the BDB Hebrew Definitions, and
Thayer's Greek Definitions are all available for free download here. Thank you, Rick Meyers for making such a wonderful product.
It's no longer updated or supported, but still available and there is a large list of smart phones, pocket pc's and pda's
this works on on the website.
I finally got an Android Tablet, and Phone, and this is some of the free Android Bible Software Apps I have used so far. My
favorite so far is MySword-which is the closest thing I have found to E Sword-my desktop favorite.
Android- When available for a chapter, tap the
JESUS Film icon to see video of Scriptures
For Android-Live Bible
Free access to 50+ bibles, including modern translations