best bible apps
The modern age has made it much easier for those who are religious. Especially those who want to study religious texts like the Holy Bible. Not long ago, you’d have to find a pocket Bible or figure out a why to carry that giant book around with you. These days you can just carry a copy of it on your mobile device for quick reference. Here are the best Bible apps and Bible study apps for Android!


Audible

Price: Free (books cost extra)
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Audible is a popular audio book platform. It specializes in books read by a human voice. Luckily, they have a few different editions of the Bible that you can choose from. You can listen to the Bible pretty much anywhere you want. That includes your home, the car, or even while taking a walk. It won't replace your physical copy of the book. However, it is one of the better companion Bible apps that we've found.
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Bible App for Kids

Price: Free
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The Bible App for Kids is exactly what you think it is. It’s a Bible app for kids. It’s one of many apps in the YouVersion Bible apps style that’s starting to get very popular. In this one, kids can play through an interactive adventure that teaches them more about the Bible, what happened in it, and the people from it. There are also challenges, fun cartoons, and other stuff. It’s also completely free with no in-app purchases. That makes it great for those on a budget.
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Bible by Life Church

Price: Free
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The Bible app by Life Church is probably the best of all the Bible apps. It comes with a whole bunch of features. The app gives you offline access so you can read the Bible anywhere. On top of that, there are 1400 versions in a variety of languages. You can read whatever version you want. It also comes with a Verse of the Day, audio versions of the Bible, and more. Some of the versions it comes with include the King James Version, New International Version, New King James Version, New Living Translation, English Standard Version, NASB, The Message, Yoruba, Zulu, and others. That makes it one of the more powerful Bible study apps also. It's completely free with no in-app purchases.
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Bible Trivia Quiz Free

Price: Free
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Bible Trivia Quiz is a simple little quiz game. As you can imagine, it asks questions about various stories in the Bible. You can play games of varying lengths including ten questions, 20 questions, or 50 questions. According to user reviews, the questions should all have correct answers. The instructions are also easy to follow. Of course, getting a question wrong shows you the right answer along with the Bible verse it came from. That means you can look it up on your own for further Bible study. It’s one of the better Bible apps for studying scripture and it’s completely free.
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Daily Bible Verse

Price: Free
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Daily Bible Verse is an app that shows you daily Bible verses. We know, it’s not the most creative name ever. It doesn't really matter, though. The app does a great job at showing you a different verse every day so you have something to read up about. You can also pick between the KJV or the NIV versions of the Bible at your leisure. You can save your favorites or you can share them on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media sites as well. It's also a free app with no in-app purchases.
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Daily Bible Verse


HarperCollins Christian Publishing apps

Price: Free / Varies
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Harper Collins Christian Publishing has a variety of Bible apps and Bible study apps. Their big apps are Bible apps that feature various versions of the Bible. They have the NKJV, NIV, KJV, ESV, and NLT versions. They also have a few more powerful apps such as the Amplified Bible app. It gives you additional abilities such as taking notes and further studying options. There are over a dozen Bible apps in total and they’re all pretty good. Some of them are free and .
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Our Daily Bread

Price: Free
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Our Daily Bread is a Christian group that began in the 1930s. Since then, they have written a variety of work to talk about God, Christianity, and how to let God into your life. It’s essentially a magazine for the faithful. The app lets you download various things that you can read. You can get up to a month of previous work. The app also gives you reminders so you can remember for Bible study, daily reading ideas from the Bible, and a public comment section. The app is a bit old school, but it works pretty well.
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Our Daily Bread

Pocket Casts

Price: $3.99
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Pocket Casts is an app that lets you download and play podcasts. A lot of ministries and churches these days put their weekly sermons up on iTunes or Google Play. Pocket Casts can find them and download them so you can listen to the sermon wherever you may be. There are also a variety of Christian-oriented podcasts that discuss ideas, Bible verses, current events, and more. Realistically, any podcast app should be able to do the trick. However, Pocket Casts is easily the best one. Like Audible, it’s not one of the traditional Bible apps. You can use it as one, though.
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The Study Bible

Price: Free / $5.99
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The Study Bible is perhaps the best of the Bible study apps. It covers mostly the New Testament although it will touch on the Old Testament if needed. It also contains several versions of the Bible, including the ESV, KJV, and NAS. With the app, you can also listen as several famous Christian personalities answer various questions about the Bible, life, and how you can connect one to the other. You can download it and check it out for free or pay the $5.99 for the full version of the app.
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Tecarta Bible

Price: Free with in-app purchases
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Tecarta Bible is a solid all-around app for the faithful. It includes the KJV version of the Bible for free. You can get over half a dozen translations through in-app purchases if you want a different version. You can also highlight you favorite verses, check out a verse of the day, and more. There are also commentaries and devotionals for those who want to read more. There are a small number of ads in the app. However, any in-app purchase will remove them permanently. It's good for what it does.
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Tecarta Bible

If we missed any of the best Bible apps or Bible study apps, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest app and game lists!

Joe Hindy
Hi everyone! I'm Joe Hindy the Android Authority app guy!
  • 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

      • Robertt1

        If we ever need something idiotic we can read your comment.

      • Mike Daniel

        Hillary voter.

    • 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….

    • Just_Joe

      Lunatic? yes. Fringe. unfortunately not. Too many people gots t’ have their fantasies in order to deal with reality. It’s a story as old as… the bible. (The only problem is when they try to force their views on others, though others trying to force their views on them is hardly less of a problem.)

  • 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

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

        • Robertt1

          Universe, order, intelligence and life appearing by random accidents, apes becoming talking humans, atheists having so much faith in their random appeared minds and eyes to be capable to discover the absolute truth about world and about their existence, atheists with no morality making moral judgments, now that’s the real bullshit.

          The Bible doesn’t endorse slavery, infanticide or genocide, but I admit that to figure that you have to read it with a functional brain, free of bullshit and mental problems. Rare thing these days…

    • 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

    • I’ve made $84 ,000 until now this season working online and also I’m a full time student . I’m using a home business money making opportunity I heard about and consequently I’ve earned this kind of decent money . It is seriously simple to use so I’m just so satisfied that I found out about that . The possibility using this is never-ending . Here’s stuff that I do, please have a look at my account for site name >>>

  • 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.

    • mark

      Posting comments isn’t hate. Otherwise your comment is just as much intolerance.

      (Not a decision by the way, no more than I decided not to believe in an infinite number of other conceivable things.)

      ETA: Yes I see this is 4 years old – that’s AA bumping years old articles!

  • 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?

    • I-J-I

      NKJ Study Bible by Tecarta

  • 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!

    • Mike Daniel

      Jehovah Witnesses is a cult. False religion.

      • Yash Bhardwaj

        Well according to your own reasoning, whichever religion you belong to is also a false religion, even if you’re an atheist.

        • Daniel

          “According to your own reasoning?” He barely said two sentences. I think you need a little more than that to analyze somebody’s reasoning.

  • Mairen Rodriguez

    I want to suggest a easy to read and understand bible, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=bible.app&hl=en

  • Emily Stone

    Brothers I recommend this really good Bible App! I hope you like it! Blessings https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=king.james.bible.appfree

  • Kelly Johns

    I would like to add an app to the list :
    called dBible and I found it the best for me.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lettus.dbible

  • codeinfaith

    Hi, we have also released an offline Bible called “One Verse Bible” (http://www.onever.se) on Android and iOS. We have three selective views for user to choose how they want to read Bible verses. User can Tag the verse and also get notifications based on their tags created (this will help user to memorize Bible easily). Unlink other Bibles, it’s more for bilingual people to compare different Bible versions to help better understanding. Check it out.

    iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bible-one-verse/id1009370256?ls=1&mt=8
    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codeinfaith.oneverse

  • Raúl Camacho Feliciano

    I think you guys forgot JW Library, it’s the best app. It have everything (Bible in text and audio, videos and a lot of publications). Go check it out please!

  • Brigitte Laskowski

    There are many Christian geeks out there.

  • Brigitte Laskowski

    There are many Christian geek out there and I am one of them. I use the Bible by YouVersion on my Google Pixel XL and my Nexus 7 2013 32 G tablet. I like that I can download any version I wish, share Bible versus, watch video and have a daily study plan. I can also share my Bible experience with friends with in the app.

    I download the Children’s Bible app for when I visit my niece’s children so they can learn and interact with the stories and games.

    A Bible cartoon story type app for kids that is free and good is called Superbook.

  • sanilaS siuL

    awesome you made this list despite the fact yall knew some people would dislike it. lol. but you missed a great app, “GotQuestions”

    • Aaron Arguelles

      Got Questions is probably the best Bible reference app. Hundreds of topics and it works offline.

  • Robert Christopulos

    How did you manage to miss the best and most scholarly Bible app out there? My Sword (free or donate $10/$50 for scholarly versions) is just plain incredible. The deluxe version has up to six Windows, and unlimited versions/languages, interlinears, dictionaries, commentaries, note taking abilities, etcetera.

    I’m a semi-retired Pastor, still teaching, and counseling. I read the original languages, and this app allows me access to and incredibly powerful resources that any theologian at any seminar would give his eye teeth for.

  • Tony Whitney

    JW Library is great. Multiple Bible Translations, Videos, audio and Bible Based publications.

  • Deonta Alexander

    Not sure what liking tech has to do with being christian, but ok? Any how as i tell most people if you use a bible app always double check your teaching with an actual bible. Ive found a couple of apps change the words around. not sure if on purpose or accident but id double check especially if giving a message. but i use Bible by LifeChurch its pretty good

  • lonnie miller

    Best Bible app is Laridian’s Pocket Bible. Best Bible application for any platform. Pocket Bible on mobile is better than any desktop bible study app, and that is saying something. Its continuous scrolling through the bible is revolutionary, some real programming behind it–no other can match it.

  • Andrew

    Just to clarify a few things about Olive Tree. All the apps have the exact same features and functionality. The only difference is that some apps come bundled with paid resources like the Amplified Bible or other Bible study resources. If you have any further questions about Olive Tree or how it works please contact us at appmarketing@olivetree.com

  • beniot9888

    Are you also gonna do this kind of articles for Muslims, Buddhists, Scientologists… ? Pastafaris, maybe also?

    • Mike Daniel

      Is there some mandate that they must? NO.

      • mark

        Who said there was a mandate. He simply made a request.

        • mrjayviper

          but he didn’t say “please”? -shrug-

    • Mike Bastable

      Maybe an article on the collected Mein Kamps? Stalin’s Greatest hits? Tom Cruise talks psychiatry?….
      ….actually a book that has caused more hate and death than anything else deserves no promotion here. There are more than enough ads on this site already.
      They should all actually study global warming and basic science…….

  • Elmer

    JW Library app merits to be in the list too. Multiple study aids with Bible based publications. Video and audio as well that you can download for offline use. It has many of the features a lot of these apps have (130+ languages and counting, daily text feature) and you don’t have to sign in to use it. Best of all, it’ll always be free.

  • The Doctor

    I also have apps for fairy tales for my nieces and nephews on my Android device. It’s quite disturbing how many adults still believe in that stuff.

    • Aaron Arguelles

      The Bible is not fairy tale, stupid. It’s an active area if research that many scholars from different academic disciplines engage in.

      • The Doctor

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

        You’re funny.

        • Daniel

          You do realize that many (atheistic) archaeologists use the Bible when looking for artifacts right?

          • The Doctor

            No, they don’t.

  • James Short

    the solution is simple. if y’all don’t like the article, you don’t have to read it… OUCH! stop twisting my arm!

  • Modman

    Also for Jws and interested ones examining the scriptures daily was left out. A scripture from the Bible will pop up and be available every day of the year.

  • Modman

    Cool they have an app. Thanks I usually don’t agree with anything you say but I love Bible gateway for KJV quotes. thanks for that.

  • Jared

    Awesome list.

  • Justin

    Nothing to contribute, I just wanted to be the 69th comment in a jesus thread.

  • Eric Montenegro

    Gospel Library

    • Kevin Young

      fun fact but there’s a popular dev out there who’s LDS. He’s made Root Browser and a ton of other root apps, he uploads on gplay as jrummy apps inc

  • OliveTree’s Bible reader software has been my Bible program for many years, it is quite good. I first started using it on my PalmOS Handspring Visor Deluxe (when that was a brand new device). unfortunately, the iOS version is a bit better, but I love the offline study ability, and their library is quite vast.

  • Kyle Paulson

    My contribution….for those interested and especially for those not interested…. ;-p There is a really cool app called Daily Radio Bible that gives access to a short 20-30 daily podcast that has scripture reading and then a very short homily. Pretty amazing podcast. The guy producing it even has a version for the kiddos (5 min or so) and a version of the regular podcast in espanol for all y’all spanish speakers out there. The app itself is a some kind of custom church app with a skin for DRB that contains a bible reader in it. Anyways highly recommend the app due to podcast!