The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) is a Catholic translation of the Bible published in 1985. The New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) has become the most widely used Roman Catholic Bible outside of the United States. It has the imprimatur of Cardinal George Basil Hume.

Like its predecessor, the Jerusalem Bible, the New Jerusalem Bible (NJB) version is translated "directly from the Hebrew, Greek or Aramaic." The 1973 French translation, the Bible de Jerusalem, is followed only "where the text admits to more than one interpretation." Introductions and notes, with some modifications, are taken from the Bible de Jerusalem.

What’s New

Version 2.5

Fix crash bug in iOS 9.3

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
82 Ratings
82 Ratings
Prautes ,

Decent, but could be better

I’m writing this review so I don’t have to see the irritating suggestion every time I open the application, thus causing me to feel guilt for being irritated about being bugged to death about the application. It’s like the app is suffering from severe insecurity or something. 1) stop with the request for reviews 2) it needs to have the ability to turn the page versus scrolling down....we like to go from chapter to chapter 3) footnotes would be a great addition, as well as introductory notes into each book 4) options for page colors might be a good thing and 5) STOP bugging people about reviewing the thing.

Sanic hegeho ,

Great Catholic Bible app!

This app is easy to use and easy to read. One can easily sit down and read several chapters. I do wish, however, that it was easier to get to the next chapter. I also wish there was commentary. There are no footnotes. Also, how do I "un-highlight" something? I keep accidentally touching the screen when scrolling and highlighting a random part? That's a bit annoying. At any rate, this is a great and handy tool to have right on your phone! I lead Scripture study and recommend it to everyone - not as their primary Bible, but as an addition.

joep1101 ,

Great app

Great NJB app. Thank you for creating it.

Please provide an option to hide the audio controls. It would be very nice to be able to swipe left and right between chapters.

Would you consider creating another app using the original Jerusalem Bible translation from 1966?


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39.7 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Catalan, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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