We always want to help you find a way to get in the Word in whatever way you can, and phone and tablet bible study apps are such an easy way to do that! As busy parents we are always on crunch time, but carving out time for Bible Study is so important! It is spending time in the life-giving Word of God that makes everything else worthwhile! Take a few moments to read through the list of apps we have put together and find the best bible app to help you dive into the Bible for a few extra minutes and hours this week.
1. Blue Letter Bible
This Bible study app is a great resource! It offers lots of different versions with an easy to read interface. I love that this app offers an auto-scroll feature so you can set it to scroll as you read. I also love the ability to listen to scripture and Bible commentaries as well.
4.9 Rating on Apple App Store
- Utilize its original language lexicon to study the Hebrew & Greek
- Use the Bible dictionaries and encyclopedias for perform word study searches
- Take advantage of the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge to deepen your study
- Read through text commentaries
- Listen to the Bible as well as audio commentaries
- Includes a customized bible reader
- Offers more than 30 Bible translations
- Read through different versions of the Bible side-by-side
- Variable speed auto-scroll feature for ease of reading
I hadn’t tried this one before researching this blog, but I’m glad I did because it’s such a cool Bible study app! As a busy mom, I multi-task a lot and love listening to scripture and podcasts. I will definitely be using this app to get my Bible reading in as I am going throughout my day. I love that you can mix in music with the scripture and set a repeat function to listen over and over again.
4.9 rating in the Apple App Store
- Download chapters of Scripture
- Listen straight through or by book
- 8 distinct voices available
- Repeat and reflect on specific Scriptures
- Control background music, voices, and playback rate all from one screen
- Listening plans available
"In the day we're living in, we have to have our paths lit with scripture--that's why we love Dwell." - John & Lisa Bevere
This is the Bible study app that I personally use the most. I love the variety of translations and versions of the Bible this version offers, and it makes it very easy to highlight and bookmark verses for later. It is also easy to export a verse to share on social media or copy to use it later. There are tons of reading plans available and it is easy to connect with friends to read through the same Bible reading plans together.
4.9 rating on Apple App Store
- Select from more than 2,000 Bible Versions
- Audio Bibles read God's Word to you
- Easily compare any verse in multiple versions of the Bible
- Add your own highlights, bookmarks and notes
- Create and share inspirational Bible art
- Offline Bibles available for download
- Track reading with daily habit tracker
I have used Bible Gateway many times on the web, but had not been introduced to their app. This is another great Bible Study app with so many great resources attached to it. I love the maps feature, as well as the ability to listen to the Bible.
4.3 rating in the Apple App Store
- Listen to over 20 different audio Bibles
- Take personal notes, highlight Bible text, and star your favorite Bible verses
- Study scripture at any time- even late at night- with night mode toggle.
- For iPad users, view up to 3 different translations side-by-side
I love that this Bible study app is super-personalized and you can tailor it to exactly what you are looking for in your experience with the app. It is very user friendly, and I love that it allows you to attend church services and study the Bible through videos and interacting with the church community.
4.9 rating on Apple App Store
- Daily 5 minute guided prayer experience
- Interact with others from your profile
- Pray for others or create a prayer request
- Chat with pastors and other users
- Video and original content
"One of the best church apps"
"Of all the church apps I've used, ChurcHome Global is one of the best. Because I'm disabled and cannot always make it to church on Sundays, I really appreciate the ability to access online services. In addition to the services, I really appreciate the free content. So many churches, some mainstream, charge money for access to sermons and teaching. I'm on a fixed income (disability) so paying for content isn't really an option right now. I've really been blessed by ChurcHome's teaching over the years..."
6. Bible App by Olive Tree
This is another great, simple Bible study app that has lots of available resources at your fingertips. I love the clean looking interface, which allows for few distractions while you're reading, but also keeps it easy to get to the other resources. This has a great "lookup" feature that is easy to use as you are reading along in the Bible, and shows you related verses for easy cross-study.
4.8 rating on the Apple App Store
- No Wifi needed
- Customize your Bible with highlighter options - change the color, thickness, and change to underline also
- Night mode available for nighttime Bible reading
- Easily compare the original languages of the Bible
- Read through the life of Jesus chronologically, available in several translations
This is such a beautifully designed app! I love it when useful things are beautiful too. I loved scrolling through the lock screens available for download and also that this Bible study app has a notes screen which makes it easy to browse all of the notes that you have made. Like other Bible apps, there are many reading plans to download and the entire app is geared toward women reading the Word of God.
3.3 rating on the Apple App Store
- User accounts allow you to customize your experience and keep your notes and highlights safe
- Beautiful, shareable images featuring content from the daily readings
- Customizable notifications to remind you to read Truth at your ideal time of day
- Free "Bible In A Year" plan that tracks your progress as you go
- Real-time commenting that syncs with the She Reads Truth website
8. Accordance Bible Software
My very favorite part of this Bible study app is the ability to highlight a word and immediately be shown the original language root word in a pop up window. That makes it so easy to learn context quickly and keep reading the Bible! That is so wonderful to have when in other apps you may have to dig a little deeper to find what you are looking for. Overall this is a great useful app with a clean and user-friendly interface. A great tool in your Bible-study toolkit!
4.8 rating on the Apple App Store
- Read the Bible and follow along with a commentary or your own study notes
- Compare two Bible translations side by side that will scroll in sync with one another
- Take notes, create highlights, and add bookmarks that will sync with the desktop version of Accordance Bible App
- Press and hold when reading to bring up the magnifying glass, then select a word to view Instant Details (definition and/or parsing if available)
- Look up unfamiliar words in Bible dictionaries and lexicons
"Thoughts from a long time user"
"Accordance is in my estimation the best Bible software package out there. Using it for over 20 years, it has undergone quite a lot of change. But at the heart is a fast and sophisticated search engine and high quality content suited for serious church goes all the way through pastors, people in ministry, and scholars. It does not do global searches, and the extended popular reading library is not as large as its main competitor, but it truly has the quality sources for in depth study at the quantity that usually makes those weaknesses irrelevant. If you have any serious mind to invest in a Bible software package, Accordance is my first choice. I use it consistently in my ministry."
9. YouVersion - Bible App for Kids
This is a new Bible study app by YouVersion, just for kids. I wanted to make sure to include a couple of kids apps here, because they are phone and tablet users too! This is a great interactive app with stories and questions and games that reinforce the Bible story that they are learning. This Bible app has great reviews and beautiful illustrations and games that your kids will love!
4.7 rating on Apple App Store
- Easy kid-friendly navigation
- Colorful Bible illustrations
- Touch-activated Bible animations
- Engaging, interactive content that brings the Bible to life
- Fun facts and activities designed to help kids remember what they learn
- Special challenges that let kids earn rewards
10. Bible Coloring Book!
This Bible study app I will definitely be keeping on my phone for my 2 year-old son! He loves coloring and playing games on my phone and I love when he learns about Bible characters and can remember them later!
4.4 rating on Apple App Store
- 4 ways to color bible coloring pages: bucket, brush, spray, and color pencil
- Add stickers and color with patterns
- Background music on/off
- 10+ color palettes
- 20 bible drawings for kids
- Inspiration: see what your fellow artist users have colored bible coloring pages
- Share your art on Facebook, Twitter, and/or Instagram
- Zoom in for detailed coloring
What's the Best Bible Study App Available?
After doing a little research on what will work best for me, I am definitely excited to have some new Bible study apps on my phone ready for when I have a moment of quiet time to spend with the Lord. When getting into the Word of God is easy to access, I am definitely more likely to use the time that I have wisely and choose to meditate on it. We hope these 10 Bible study Apps give you a fresh view of the Bible while you are studying and add to your knowledge and understanding of the Word of God!
Have a little more time to spend connecting with the Lord today? Check out our blog post on How to Start a Prayer Journal!