Bible App

Developer: Surgeworks, Inc.

Current Version: 1.2.3

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 57.1 MB - Download


Introducing the Bible App with the New American Bible, Revised Edition: so easy to navigate, you don’t need to be a scholar to use it. It’s the Bible reader for the rest of us. The beautiful, elegant user interface allows you to dive into the Sacred Scriptures without all the clutter of Websites.

From the Divine Office Catholic Ministry, developers of the “2011 Best iPhone, iPod and iPad Catholic Apps,” this beautifully crafted, simple to use Bible App is the perfect companion for daily inspiration and spiritual nourishment. Use it to keyword search and compare specific verses from 21 editions in 6 languages.


Access twenty English, Latin and Greek versions:

New American Bible, Revised Edition (NAB-RE)*
Douay-Rheims Bible, Challoner Revision (DRC)*
American Standard Version (ASV) 
American King James Version (AKJV) 
Darby Bible (DBY)
King James Version (KJV)
World English Bible (WEB)
Young’s Literal Translation (YLT)
(Latin) Biblia Sacra Vulgata (Latin Vulgate)*
(Greek) New Testament 1550
(Greek) New Testament 1894

Read passages in five other languages:

German—Luther 1545 (Letzte Hand)
Italian—Giovanni Diodati 1649, Riveduta 1927, La Bibbia CEI 74* 
French—Martin 1744, Bovet Bonnet 1900, Traduction del Louis Segond 1910
Spanish—Reina-Valera 1569

* Includes the full set of 73 books from the Catholic Canon.

Compare multiple translations of the Bible by using the contextual menu and selecting “Open same passage in another bible,” or immerse yourself completely in the Word of God using the Fullscreen mode.

Use the internal search engine to look inside all the versions. Drill down to bibles in a specific language or a particular selection of your choice. You can search for a specific keyword, an exact phrase or a passage using a standard notation (such as John 1:1-18).

Highlight verses and access all selections from a convenient, dedicated screen where all your selections are organized by bible version and date.

"For the Word of God is Living and Active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)

The Divine Office Catholic Ministry, in partnership with Surgeworks, Inc., is the developer of several apps including Divine Office - Liturgy of the Hours, an iPhone, iPod and iPad app for the universal prayer of the Roman Catholic Church. Divine Office was selected as the recipient of The NY Times Company’s Readers’ Choice Award 2011 for “The Best Catholic Website,” “The Best Catholic iPhone App,” “The Best Catholic iPad App” and “The Best Catholic Podcast.” Visit the Divine Office Website at or view our award-winning app in the App Store and Mac App Store.

Navigation improvements:
- You can now select a chapter clicking on the current chapter number in the top right of the reading screen
- You can now select a different book clicking on the book title in the reading screen
- You can switch bible from the bible title in the reading screen
- You can now set a default bible which will be pre-selected for searches and be shown as the first bible in your collection
- The commands for each verse are now grouped in a menu that stays out of the way until you need it
- You can now select a single word and look it up in the Dictionary or on Gooogle

Search engine improvements:
- You can now search for multiple keywords, separated by spaces or comma (such as Jesus, Mary);
- You can now search for an exact phrase enclosing it in quotes (such as "Let there be light");
- You can now get an entire chapter using standard notation (such as John 1);


Release Notes:

Mac OS X Lion Sandboxing


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.2.3
Review by cmprinceauthor

Its amazing! - I'm in preaching school and it’s a real convenience, especially if you have to compare translations. I recommend this app!

Found helpful by 5 out of 10 people
Version 1.2.3
Review by Catholic Publisher

Stopped working - It was really wonderful when it worked but won't even open now. I can't attribute the problem to any one situation on my computer. It's too bad, too, because it's a wonderful app. I contacted support but can't get a response. I used this app for my job and it's a real inconvenience not to have it. It was an alternative to a much more expensive program. I guess you get what you pay for.

Found helpful by 18 out of 22 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.2.3
Review by picky phil

so-so - Appreciated all the bible versions & languages. Thought the search feature was inadequate. Needs more flexibility as in "advanced search" of other programs Also, needs better layout of search results (would have returned product if it weren't such a hassle, but that's an Apple issue, not an app issue).

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.2.3
Review by cmprinceauthor

Its amazing! - I'm in preaching school and it’s a real convenience, especially if you have to compare translations. I recommend this app!

Found helpful by 5 out of 10 people