Bible Reference App Review (iOS, Free)


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Customer Ratings

Current Version:
15043 Ratings
All Versions:
679407 Ratings


On more than 100 million devices all over the world, people are reading, listening to, and sharing the Bible using the #1 rated Bible App—completely free. Hundreds of Bible versions, hundreds of reading plans, dozens of languages. Add your own highlights, bookmarks, and public or private notes. Customize your experience for easy reading. Access everything when you’re connected, or download specific versions for offline use.

* Set your Bible App’s interface for your choice of more than 30 languages.
* Easily select from hundreds of Bible versions, in nearly 150 languages.
* Choose from popular versions like the NIV, NASB, ESV, NKJV, NLT, KJV, The Message, and more.
* Offline Bibles: Read even without network access.
* Listen to audio Bibles as you do other tasks. (Audio Bibles not downloadable.)

* Hundreds of reading plans: Devotionals, topical plans, portions of the Bible, or the whole thing.
* Many reading plans are even available in multiple languages.
* You’ll find devotionals, as well as plans that lead you through specific topics, portions of the Bible, or even the entire Bible.
* Search the Bible using keywords.

* Highlight with custom colors—just like a paper Bible.
* Share verses with friends using social networks, email, or SMS (text).
* Bookmark passages: Share, memorize, or just keep track of your favorites.
* Add notes to passages: Keep them private so only you can see them, or make them public to share with friends.
* With a free YouVersion account, see all of your notes, highlights, bookmarks, and reading plans on any supported device.
* Read easier with settings like fonts, text size, and contrast for bright or low-light conditions.

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Download the world’s #1 Bible App now and enjoy the Bible reading experience loved by millions!

Customer Reviews

  • The Good book

    by PurposeDriven365

    It's great to have the Bible everywhere you go at all times.

  • Needs iOS 7 Update!

    by jtymebeck

    I love this app, and use it every day. However, it needs an iOS 7 redesign.

  • Used it daily for the first week I've had it!

    by giollachriost

    See above!

  • Excellence

    by Schmerm

    Excellence in the app, the interface, and even the support. I cant get this level of support from companies that I pay big money to for support of software that was itself expensive. The folks at LifeChurch obviously take unique pride in what they do. Its hard to believe that they can do it without charging for the app. This is a true ministry. They have even been able to make the copy writed texts available with no charge. The app itself is simple, elegant, intuitive and very well designed.

  • B

    by B-onyx 77

    Great app! Its great having the Bible at my finger tips. But i will never give up my paper Bible for this.

  • Motivating.

    by 5min to find an available name

    This is a great app. I downloaded a few different Bible apps and this is the clear standout. The plans offered are easy to use and well structured and they keep you motivated. I'd love to see in-app purchases for versions not currently offered, the NRSV for example isn't available, I would gladly pay for that version to be able to use it with this app. Thanks for inspiring so many people to read their Bible. You guys are doing something great. Regards, -josh

  • Love

    by <3333 dalana

    I love this app it is a great way to read the bible! :)

  • Awesome

    by Gangland518

    Great for out of town.

  • Best app ever

    by WorldsBestAppReviewer

    Best app ever

  • Love

    by Lalita1678

    Love the daily bible

  • Great app

    by Maxglider

    I love the reading plans, the ability to bookmark verses, and the different versions.

  • Holy bible

    by Cowgirl59

    I love it review every version words god bless

  • My bible app

    by The new beginner

    I love using my bible app. It is easier to take along with me no matter where I'm going. My son even uses it at church. He likes to brag how he can look up the scriptures faster than I can.

  • I love it!

    by Jeje review

    I read my plans everyday.


    by Nikolai xD

    Great bible love how it breaks it up and large print love that there are diffrent kinds of bibles ( still almost exactly the same ) love its amazing and the only bible app i have tried and will probably stick with it dosent crash works great

  • I love this application!

    by Atomic1956

    Very helpful and organized well for easy use! Makes it the prefect app for everyday use.

  • Bible App

    by 1 Mrvic

    I have been very pleased with this app for my daily reading. It would be great if the app had the capabilities as the bible app on Apple, such as, ability to highlight only the words you want to highlight and not the whole paragraph. The other would be, being able to get definitions of words by just pressing and choosing define. Thanks for your work!

  • My go to Bible

    by Tru2Cntry

    Love it! I don't have to worry about small print, what version I have or need. It's got it all and I use it in my daily devotions, my bible study and in church!! Love it! Thank You!

  • LoveS iT

    by CoolieMo

    Great App! I Use it all the time!

  • :)

    by Areaumire

    Used everyday and love it! Best app ever!

  • Return books

    by  Fscheer

    Without the books selection this app is almost useless. I would grade it five stars if the books returned. I was using this app to follow my pastors during the sermon. This is impossible now. Please return "books".

  • Easy to use...

    by Daily hard copy POST reader

    ... and priceless when you don't have your Bible. Easy to read and switch translations, too.

  • Necesitamos escudriñar la palabra de Dios

    by Yarienille

    Me encanta día a día en donde quiera q este tener a la mano la Biblia y con tan solo oprimir un botón ahí esta. Bendiciones. Yary

  • I dislike this app !!!

    by Anacaramelana

    Every time I come back to read this bible is not where I left off !!!!!!!! It's always in John 1 and it throws me off !!! It also takes a long time to get to the bible part !!!!! I'm not happy ! I gave this app so many chances but I'm done and downloading another app !!!!!!!!

  • Good app

    by Blind Kicker

    Great app but, sometimes when I'm reading a chapter in audio mode sometimes after it finishes a chapter it stops early, like a minute or less. Then it starts that chapter all over, as far as I know, this happens over and over till I do something. This is very annoying, I have to manually go to the courner (top,left, click today, click plans, check that chapter then click on the next one. Then most of the time it works. Most of the time it's near the end of a plan, today it happend just about every time. Also most days when I click today for plans, it goes to yesterday, this only happens once, when I first open the app and start reading. Please fix all

  • Love!

    by alexiabc

    I love the ability to flip between versions easily while reading! Also, I enjoy the fact that you can download your favorite version to your phone. The bookmark and highlight feature are great tools- I wish there were fewer steps, more interactive like iBook, but they work and do not detract from the app. The reading plans are a nice feature as well.

  • Super

    by Muley103

    I love having the Bible with me, always at my finger tips its the instruction manual to life

  • Great Bible App

    by Investmentguy

    Love the ability to switch between versions to listen to it as we'll.

  • Love it!

    by Jfong20

    Love that I can read & listen to any version of the Bible at anytime. I find myself reading the Bible more often, now that I have the app on my phone.

  • Love This App

    by OneCymphony

    It makes ready the bible easier and more convenient.

  • New version too slow

    by LuisD1976

    Since I upgraded to the latest version, it takes much longer to load the app and it crashes. I have an iPhone 3G(S).

  • It's wonderful!

    by Callalilymomma

    This app has the bible in more versions than I knew existed, multiple devotionals that you can use along with it and it keeps track of your progress. I can use it on multiple devices -my Kindle, my iPhone, my laptop computer... It's wonderful!

  • Janebo

    by Jaynbo

    Amazing daily Bible resource (versions, plans, audio & more). I have been using this app since 2011 and I highly recommend it!!!

  • The best I've downloaded

    by LoveIsADecision

    Simply the best I've seen. Love all the different versions. And, I like that popular version can read to me.

  • Use it every day!

    by ALAlaska

    I love having this app on iPhone . I've done several of the daily reading plans and find them excellent. I definitely read God's word more because it is so handy. Everyone should get it and use it! If so, it'd be a better world!

  • De bendicion y de vida.

    by Ermosa E

    God is good..

  • Best Bible App EVER!!!

    by Breezee J

    Simply awesome!!

  • Brought me closer to The Lord

    by Shatterz

    Until this app I never really read the bible. I went to church and tried to know The Lord through what the church taught me. This app not only has a bible reading plan that is perfect for me (chronological) but has the ERV which means I can understand it (which is hard for me because I have a reading disorder). I have had no issues with the app thus far. 1 thing I would like to see is the ERV have the audio option, but this is a personal wish. Thank you, this app was a true blessing for me.

  • Life church good

    by Ryancarr

    I love life church and loved this app life church good job!!!!!!!!

  • Excelente

    by AdilioFgrd

    São tantas qualidades/funcionalidades que não dá para dizer todas aqui. Simplesmente uma ótima ferramenta que podemos usar para nos aproximarmos de Deus.

  • Great App

    by Aaron Mantle

    Great App.

  • Great App to have available.

    by Andrewsteven5

    This app is very useful for quick references. I sign for the deaf and its handy to quickly jump to passages. Couple of issues though. The history links do not always work and the App will shut down when trying to change books.

  • Can't get any better.

    by Bkasandra


  • Awesome

    by Stevens9284017492639

    This app is so amazing it helps me get passed something everday

  • I LOVE IT!

    by MarteePee

    Everything in this book is very good i love it!

  • Slurping Amazing!!!!!!!

    by Twinkie Breath

    As KJ-52 put it "Its A Big Bowl Of Awesome Sauce"!!!

  • Bible


    Wonderfully Created

  • The bible

    by Kristopher Nasseem

    This is a very good app and I would suggest it for anyone who is havering troubling times in life or just wants some answers about who created them

  • Awesome!

    by Mattkicksass

    Great app!

  • You version

    by Robin621

    Two words...LOVE IT!!!

  • Two huge glitches complicate reading

    by David Kbro

    I love what this app could be. I will give it five stats when they fix these two huge problems: first, it often freezes when selecting a verse after electing a chapter. Secondly, the often forgets that you have downloaded versions other than king James when offline. (Not to mention that we can use a cellular connection to get any version we would want and it doesn't realize this either).

  • Couldn't be better!!!

    by Vadah

    Absolutely the best app I have.

  • MDC216

    by Beer rater

    Enjoy the app, it's easy to set up a daily plan which is in my email every morning when I sign in.

  • Bless by the best!!

    by Durango mexico

    Thank you Jesus for loving me.!!

  • Glorious App

    by Joe Slowiak

    Love it, goes with me everywhere , I use it everyday several times a day .

  • Love it!

    by Emerson66109

    I start each day with God's Word. No better way. No better place than with this app. Thank you so much.

  • Great App

    by Tiffany Sellers

    Love this app but I am having a hard time finding the account I already have set up. I am not receiving the confirmation email to find my account.

  • Keeps Crashing

    by writermomma

    I love this app and have used it for years, but the past couple of days it has crashed every time I try to open it. Please fix it! I miss my bible reading plans.

  • great app

    by ottoids

    like it

  • Bible bruh

    by Cameron Seals

    For an ancient text that is illegal and punishable by law in so many countries to be readily available on my phone, with so many different translations is incredible. Thanks. P.S. it was cool seeing you at Passion :]

  • The Bible

    by KoncepSvg

    It's a very good software the best electronic bible I have used! I recommend that you try it!

  • Love it

    by JSNAX

    I absolutely love this app it's an excellent study guide for reading the word and will refer my friends to this app. For a person who doesn't pick up the bible much i love how I be on my phone still be able to get some reading done.

  • Love this

    by Twinkybean

    Thankful for such easy access to God's word. I read the Bible every night now. What a wonderful application. Great devotionals too!

  • A blessed resource

    by Active MV Reader

    A highly valued resource for seeking God and keeping Him first place in the heart, mind and spirit. Redefines Bible reading by providing an array of versions and unique resources at my fingertips. The verse of the day feature alone has been regularly applicable to my life and loved ones with whom Ive shared them with.

  • Brother

    by Nahusenai

    This app has changed the way I study my Bible daily on the road, at home with my wife and as a church elder. The Word has never been so close to my life since I have this app. developers and financiers God bless you!!! I am one of your crowns in heaven for your service to God's word!

  • It's the bible - the owners manual for life

    by ConnorGoal

    Simply the most important book to read and live by. Love being to easily access different translations.

  • Love it!!

    by Anntride

    I love this app. It's great having the bible at your finger tips. It's easy to use and understand.

  • Best App

    by Joemoneymaker

    This is the best app. I always have my Bible with now!

  • Thank you

    by Lady-bug3.4.5.

    Thank you for making this app! Because of u many people are reading the bible!!

  • Worth it

    by Aiksaz

    The vast bible plans are brilliant so there's no excuse for anyone any more. Researching word and scriptures are also very easy. Thank you.

  • KarenB

    by kjbeitzel

    So encouraging! I love this app.

  • Great Bible!!!

    by cxawesomecx

    This is a great Bible to use and prosper with the only thing that stinks is that you have to have wifi to use it but other than that it is awesome and Amazing.

  • Pretty nice

    by Whitemare<3

    I got a little lost at first but its really a great app

  • Fallas en la aplicacion

    by Freddher

    La función de planes no funciona correctamente

  • So easy

    by Zaraisty

    I use it when I need to look up a vesper it is so easy

  • Love it

    by Megrg34

    I love it do you hear me LOVE IT

  • Love the App

    by Rhapsody1908

    Not sure if my first review submitted correctly, so... My suggestions... 1. Ability to highlight one word 2. Ability to select something and write note that remains linked to the selection 3. Split-screen capability - notes on bottom and Bible access on top

  • Bible

    by G. Torrence Bellamy

    Very good.

  • I love this Bible app!!! Many features and easy to use!,,

    by DisKnee

    I use it often!!!! Love this App!!!!

  • Best bible app God bless!!

    by moizez


  • Not my taste.

    by FCB Neymar Jr

    The book was okay, had a lot of verses of blatant racism and homophobia but I mean who cares? Blacks, or any foreigners for that matter; deserve to be slaves and are basically money to us white people and these gays are the creation of the devil, right? I'm so glad I get to teach my children these stories on how that other races can be bought according to our All-Loving God! Praise unto Him! Spoiler: Jesus isn't a white guy and he dies.

  • Best App Ever

    by DaGuzer

    Love to have the Bible easily accessible. Also love that I can highlight, bookmark and share verses. The plans available with the app is another bonus.

  • I Love This App

    by Andy Roux

    Some people like only one particular translation or edition of the Bible and refuse to read the others. I find that reading several versions helps me in my research and opens me up to new depths of understanding. This app makes it so easy.

  • 1suggestion

    by Isabe1a

    For the bible reading plans, it would be great if you could play an audio of them. Otherwise a great app.

  • Awesome!! Definitely worth it!

    by Eagl3sFan19

    I LOVE this app!! So great to have the Bible with me all the time! And I love that you can get plans to help you read the Bible every day. One of my favorite apps. Definitely worth downloading!

  • Natasha

    by T bias

    Love this app I give it a 10 but there are only 5 stars!!!!!

  • Awesome

    by Nialls Wife

    I love it

  • Needs fixes - notes and usability

    by Pewig

    A great app besides being a "little" glitchy sometimes. Several times in a row no, I would write a note, it gives me the confirmation "note saved", I try to find my note but it's gone. One time I spend about 10 minutes on a note and it's rather frustrating when it just disappears. PLEASE FIX THAT. Also was frustrated that in one of the bible plans I did, it kept switching me to the NLT just because the plan was "designed for it". I wouldn't mind if it would give you the "warning", but it literally just switched me to it and gave me a message "This plan is designed for the NLT, so we have switched you to it". All I could do was say "OK" instead of giving me the option to stay in the NKJV. I was still able to switch back to the NKJV but it added an extra unnecessary step.

  • Amazing app!

    by Kitty Baker! <3

    This Bible app is BY FAR the best one out there! It lets you mark your favorite verses, set up a daily verse, and search for different verses, among lots of other useful actions! Again, great app!

  • Everything has it's ups and downs.

    by JennaShelly

    I love this app but I wish it wouldn't do certain things. I am reading the one year bible and not all the verses start from the beginning of the chapter. I wish it started reading where it tells you do instead of starting at verse 1 when you are supposed to only read 14-26. Also I wish it didn't stop before it finished a chapter.

  • Holy Bible

    by Tizzaam


  • Starts over in mid verse

    by #1greenday

    iPad KJV: will get half way through the verse stop and start over, updated when ever possible but it continues, wanted to send in a note to youversion but it was like filling out a several page questionnaire.

  • Read KJV

    by Hawg1959

    This is great! I been listening to John as I nap. I love it!!!!

  • Great App BUT

    by B24487

    Its continuously acting up and freezing. Sometimes it doesnt even finish reading my psalms til its finished, and it moves on to the next. Then there are the times it crashes. Please please fix this. Im very into my faith and need the bible all the time. Please fix !

  • Amen

    by B2Blessed2

    The caption is all I needed to say.

  • Finished Reading Plan!

    by Wfhsdbands

    I've recently begun using the reading plans. A great tool to provide insight and accountability to my study. I do wish I could go back and review a completed plan without having to start it over.

  • Good

    by Nuchey24753

    It's good

  • Very convenient

    by dark void cow

    Its awesome, only complaint is sometimes it crashes and resets

  • Valuable

    by Leslie.Mayo

    This is an app that is truly valuable in my life. It helps me have the bible with me where ever I go. I'm doing the one year bible!


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