Best Android apps for Bible study

by: Carl ParkerMarch 14, 2015
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Bible Study apps for Android
One of faith must study that faith often. It is encouraged for Christians to read their Bibles at least every so often if not every day. One of the earliest kinds of apps for Android were Bible apps and with these apps, it’ll be easy to do your Bible studying no matter where you are.


And Bible Bible Study apps for AndroidAnd Bible

[Price: Free]
First up is And Bible. This is an open source application that contains the whole Bible and it allows you to read it entirely offline. It also features light and dark themes so you can read it under any kind of light as well as translations for at least nine different regions of the world. It contains over 40 version of the Bible including the King James version, English Standard version, and the New English Translation version. It’s a solid app with a lot of extras and the open source nature of the app lets other developers make it better.
Get it on Google Play


bible by lifechurch Bible Study apps for AndroidBible by LifeChurch.tv

[Price: Free]
This Bible app is one of the most popular in the world with over 50 million installations to date. It features one of the more clean and modern interfaces of any Bible app on this list which makes it a natural choice for those who need better looks. It also contains support for 35 languages, 700 translations, and dozens of versions of the Bible. You also have the option to listen to audio versions of the Bible and you can download some of the versions for offline reading. It’s feature packed and it looks great.
Get it on Google Play


Bible for Kids Bible Study apps for AndroidBible for Kids

[Price: Free]
Unfortunately, most kids don’t find the Bible all that interesting (it really is more of an adult read) and that’s why there are kids versions of the Bible. With this app, you get colorful cartoons that help kids stay engaged with the Bible. You can choose which stories you download (they’re all free) and allow the child to engage with. It’s a great way to help kids learn the stories and lessons and there are even some mini games the kids can play.
Get it on Google Play


bible gateway Bible Study apps for AndroidBible Gateway

[Price: Free]
Bible Gateway is another app that contains a more modern interface and a lot of features. It contains over 90 different Bible translations, the ability to listen to audio instead of reading, and you can do things like take personal notes and develop a reading plan. There are even Bible-oriented dictionaries to help you decipher what is being said. This is a great app for Bible study and it’s totally free to use.
Get it on Google Play
bible gateway Bible Study apps for Android


bible offline Bible Study apps for AndroidBible Offline

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
For those who want a simple application to read the Bible offline, this is the one you should check out. This one is ad supported and you can pay a small premium to remove the advertising, but otherwise the app is totally free to use and you can download many, many different translations of the Bible to your device. There is also a night reading mode, search, and a section for personal notes and reading plans. The Bible Maps feature is pretty nifty too.
Get it on Google Play


daily bible Bible Study apps for AndroidDaily Bible

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Daily Bible is an older application that’s been updated over the years. Unfortunately, the interface is still pretty old school which may drive some people away but the functionality is solid. You can search for any Bible verse you want, create a reading plan, and there is an index available quickly to get to the parts you want to get to. It contains several versions so you can get the one you want. It’s effective.
Get it on Google Play


inspiring bible verses daily Bible Study apps for AndroidInspiring Bible Verses Daily

[Price: Free]
Inspiring Bible Verses Daily is an application that will, as the name says, send you Bible verses every day. Each verse has a background image to accompany it to help put you in the mood. You can also add a star to your favorite verses to see them whenever you want. It does have ads which some people don’t like and it won’t help you study the entire Bible. Still, it’s nice to have some stuff sent to you daily.
Get it on Google Play
inspiring bible verses daily Bible Study apps for Android


mybible Bible Study apps for AndroidMyBible

[Price: Free]
MyBible is a powerful application with a lot of features. It has hundreds of translations of the Bible available in almost 100 languages which makes it among the best out there for non-North American folks. It features a “worn pages” look which adds a little flair and comes with the ability to bookmark passages, take notes, and search the text. You can even compare various translations at once if you want to.
Get it on Google Play


mysword bible Bible Study apps for AndroidMySword Bible

[Price: Free]
Last but not least is MySword Bible. This powerful app allows you to download multiple versions of the Bible for offline use and comparison. You can also look up things in Hebrew and Greek if you want to see the original texts. There is also a dictionary, highlighting, note taking, and a lot more. It’s a very strong offering although the interface probably could use a little work.
Get it on Google Play
mysword bible Bible Study apps for Android


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  • steve

    Are you kidding? This is supposed to be about technology, you know, factual stuff and not about the reality-challenged. I’m amazed and saddened that you cater to this section of the lunatic fringe, they are already full of themselves without you helping them.
    It wad nice reading your RSS while it lasted but goodbye Android Authority.

    • Logan

      Seriously dude? They list the best apps for all purposes all the time. Best weather, best music, best games and so on. This is about reality. The reality that these are the best actual apps for the purpose of reading the Bible. It’s not saying you have to believe what the apps promote, just that they are the best for what they do. If a game has someone killed but it is the best game, they aren’t actually promoting killing by listing the app. Even then, augmented reality is technology and in itself states that it isn’t reality. Get over yourself.

      • Brandon

        +1 Logan.

    • AndroidVesti

      They are trying to make everyone happy even if it means posting stupid stuff. Besides, why would you even need an app to study the bible? Just read it damn it and you’ll see how idiotic it is…

      • WWJD

        Forgive them for they no not what they saying… Luke 23:34

      • John Judge

        Clueless #3

    • columbia

      you’ve probably never met an actual rational and intelligent religious person, have you? my sympathies, man. :(

    • John Judge

      Clueless #2

    • John Judge

      Goodby….

  • RellikZephyr

    along the same lines as astrology apps, sure its the best of this particular style of app. but should come with a bullshit warning.

    “If you believe any of the above as truth, please seek professional help”

    • swtrainer

      so, as long as we drink the will you subscribe to, its ok. but otherwise, it must not have any value.. .its not that you don’t believe in god, but that you apparently think you are god.

      • RellikZephyr

        explain how calling bullshit on bullshit stories makes me think im god? anyone how genuinely believes in magic, talking snakes, unicorns and morals coming from a book that endorses slavery, genocide and infantcide, really should talk to a profession about some mental problems.

        i have no intentions of telling you what to believe, but if you believe something clearly wrong, against ALL evidence and try to convince other people its true, i will call you on it

        • AndroidVesti

          +1 for you bro.

        • hinderberg

          Kay cool so the next time I hear Bohemian Rhapsody or read Leaves of Grass or take a gander at Guernica I’m going to imagine you are too, somewhere, and that you are screaming.

          hey look cool guy it’s a metaphor do you get it yet do you see what i’m saying

          • http://www.facebook.com/JamieDeeDuncan Jamie Duncan

            that’s unkind. you are not the author of his spiritual path and cannot therefore judge his destination.

    • John Judge

      Clueless…..

  • Brent

    Thanks for the review.well done. Another up and coming app is Logos Bible. They have been in the PC space for years, and have a very good iPad app. They just released the android version.

    • D.

      BTW, I am sure that Jesus would be an Android supporter over an iOS if asked!

  • D.

    Thanks for a helpful review. To the haters, yes, there are rational and intelligent people out there who love technology and are Christians. You would be surprised how many, in fact

  • Troy Van Marter

    Thank you for this review. With so many apps available it is helpful to have this short list of meaningful apps. I also really like the app Bible.is – Read, Listen, See – from the ministry of Faith Comes by Hearing.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.faithcomesbyhearing.android.bibleis
    The FREE Bible app with the most translations in the world! 600+ languages including dramatized Audio! And now The JESUS Film Project too! Over 25,000 Five-Star ratings! READ the Bible, LISTEN to the Bible, and SEE the Bible as never before with anyone in the world.

  • Mark

    It’s amazing how many people hate anyone who thinks differently than they do.
    I guess Tolerance is just a buzzword to many of them.
    If you don’t want to believe in God, that’s your decision… no need to despise those who do.

  • Michal

    Very extended overview of recent Bible applications for android. Yes, next in mind come popular logos, which now has its android application and my favorite andBible.

    I would also like to suggest Bible lexicon for more in-depth Bible study and closer to original languages. It is free and available on google play https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bible.lexicon

  • jneider

    With all due respect to both the religious and non-believers, there are many reasons to use a Bible app for entirely secular reasons: examples include history/archeology & literary references. Lets focus on what app has the best UI & content and skip criticizing the Bible or making assumptions on why people are using the app.

  • WAS

    Good list. Here is one more suggestion for the list: And Bible
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.bible.android.activity&hl=en

    My favorite for Bible study without distractions. Great and fast offline features, including search.

  • ernie

    Am lookin for an app that I dont need yo depend on connection with server, as well as being able to jump from place to place as my pastor likes to do and be abl to return to original verse. Does any one know of an spp that does that?

  • Doug

    Has anyone found a solution to loading onto his/her Android device the eBook Life Application Study Bible NLT (New Living Translation)? This is the eBook released by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in July 2011, not the Tecarte, Inc. NLT Bible app released in December 2013. I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 on which this eBook “bombs out” with “Unfortunately Google Play Books has stopped” every time I try to load it. Any advice or suggestions?

  • Kris

    JW Library App is great as well! Compares 5 translations and is full of extra study aids!