Studying the Bible shouldn’t be hard. Bible by Olive Tree equips you with easy-to-use Bible study tools and resources so you can stop skimming Scripture and get answers—for free.
Here are 4 ways you’ll be set-up for studying God’s Word:
1) NO WIFI
That’s right, you don’t need a WiFi connection to access your Bible, audio Bible, or any other Bible study tools. You could be in the middle of the Amazon or on top of Mt. Everest. If your phone is working, so is your offline Bible app.
2) MORE THAN JUST A BIBLE
God has been speaking to His people, through His people, for thousands of years… and that takes some research to understand! This is why we provide 1000s of resources to help you go deeper into God’s Word—because studying the Holy Bible shouldn’t be hard.
And when we say “resources,” we mean:
-DAILY READING PLANS
-CHRISTIAN AUDIO BOOKS
-GREEK & HEBREW TOOLS
-AND SO MUCH MORE
3) TECH + DESIGN
Not only do we implement unique features into our app, but we do it with style. Our favorite is the split-screen window: The Study Center. You can use the Resource Guide tab to access any of the resources available in our app and read them right alongside the Bible of your choice. It even does all the hard work of tracking with you, verse by verse. Studying the Bible just became the easiest it has ever been.
4) CUSTOMIZE YOUR BIBLE
Want more highlighter options? That’s fine!
Pick your own color, thickness, and change it to underline instead.
Have trouble reading small print? Increase the font size!
Reading at night? Change the theme to be easier on your eyes.
Want to listen safely while you drive? Turn on drive mode!
You can save your favorite passages, drop a book ribbon, create a note, add tags, and sign up to receive a daily Bible verse. Best part? Your highlights, notes, and resources sync between all your devices.
If you’re wondering about our different English translations, this app comes with NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV and more. Speak a different language? No problem! We have Bibles in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, and others.
We also have other popular translations available for in-app purchase!
Here are a few:
-The Message (MSG)
-New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
-New Living Translation (NLT)
-The Passion Translation
-Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
-New American Standard Bible (NASB)
Our passion is inspiring you to connect with God and His Word through technology. Not only is this a free Bible app, but we also have 100s of free resources—all day, every day.
INEXPENSIVE BIBLICAL RESOURCES YOU CAN TAKE WITH YOU
There’s no need to spend lots of money on paper resources that sit on a shelf. By investing in digital resources, you will be able to get the answers you need wherever you are—even offline. Stop flipping pages aimlessly and get Bible study tools that do the hardest work for you!
We have all your favorite Bible study tools and resources available for purchase.
Here’s a few:
-NIV Listener’s Audio Bible
-KJV Listener’s Audio Bible
-NKJV Word of Promise Audio Bible
-ESV Hear the Word Audio Bible
-Passion Translation Audio Bible
-ESV Study Bible
-NLT Study Bible
-NIV Study Bible
-NKJV Study Bible
-Life Application Study Bible
WORD STUDY BIBLES WITH STRONG’S NUMBERS
-Just tap to quickly read definitions of words in the Bible’s original languages
COMMENTARIES & STUDY TOOLS
-Vine’s Expository Dictionary
-Olive Tree Bible Maps
-Bible Knowledge Commentary
-Zondervan Atlas of the Bible
CHRISTIAN AUDIO BOOKS
Listen to Christian Audio Books by bestselling Christian authors
-Easily compare the original languages of the Bible
HARMONY OF THE GOSPELS
-Read through the life of Jesus chronologically, available in several translations
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE BIBLES
-Greek New Testament: NA28, UBS-5
-Hebrew Old Testament: BHS
-Greek Old Testament: Septuagint (LXX)
This update is so big it deserves a drum roll. We are adding AUDIO to the Olive Tree Bible App!! Now you can listen to your favorite audio Bibles and Christian ebooks—anytime, anywhere.
We have also made extensive changes to the library, offering a grid view, sorting between books and audio, and direct access to library settings. You can now easily manage your resources, taking inventory on how much space they are using on your device, and offload them for later. Lastly, we have made changes to our in-app store to make it cleaner and easier to use.
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Ratings and Reviews
Wonderful Bible Resource, Great Functionality
I’m a longtime user of the free ESV Bible app by Crossway which has suffered many challenges over the years. I recently decided to try Olive Tree again out of curiosity and because I was hoping to switch back to the NASB. When the NASB went on sale this week I picked it up via in-app purchase for only $5. For this review, I am using Olive Tree on an iPad Air 2 with an attached keyboard.
Here is why I’m so happy about Olive Tree. It’s an altogether smoother experience than the ESV app. You can switch to night mode quicker than you can with ESV. Instead of being able to only highlight the entire verse, Olive Tree lets you highlight individual words—great for keyword study. Choose from several highlight colors or make your own! You can also place a note on any verse as well as on section headers (if you wanted to make a general chapter or section note) and even change individual note icons.
I did enjoy vertical scrolling on the ESV so I wouldn’t have to crank my neck down while reading in bed, but going left to right in Olive Tree is no big deal. It’s really a beautiful app. The Olive Tree Store has a nice layout and offers a ton of selections. There are a variety of subjects from Spurgeon to Wesley—so you aren’t limited to one branch of theology. Plus there are some good looking free resources. I’m looking forward to using Olive Tree as my main Bible study and reading app!
Whatever is excellent, whatever is note worthy...
I use this Bible application every day along with one of the commentaries to gain additional historical insight into the scripture. I find this to be exceedingly helpful in that I do not always understand the background of many passages of Scripture, particularly the old testament as that is what I am reading now. I am hoping to continue this practice throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament. Though there are some advantages to other biblical apps, this is the one I use daily. For that reason I would wholeheartedly recommend this app to anybody who wishes to gain more insight and knowledge of the Scriptures! In all of my reading, I have come to the conclusion that the word of God is truly able to change a man’s heart at a very deep level. I have yet to see anyone who reads the Scriptures and does not come away with being somewhat changed by them to the extent that they are studied. It is just one more proof to me of their divine origins! The human race has been greatly blessed because of the Scriptures and without them our society would have indeed been very dark and dismal. But they will not help you unless you read them. So try out this app and see if it doesn’t help you with that. May your Bible reading be blessed and you’re worthy prayers being answered!
Zodhiates word study bibles
I have been using this resource for 15 years. When I starting traveling more, I added the Bibles to my phone. When I changed phone formats, I lost the downloads and was never able to recover them in a way that was easy for me. I just lost them. I have just rebought and loaded them. They are worth every dollar!
I use them in church and Bible studies. I can check facts and research words immediately without flipping pages and causing disturbances. If someone uses a Greek or Hebrew reference, I can check right away to see if their translations are contextual to the scripture.
So often, particularly in Hebrew, there are typically several choices of a word definition. I studied and speak Hebrew, although I'm not an expert. I know that many that use concordances in their study and teachings have no knowledge of the language, and I'm Berean about checking their work. I don't disdain scholarship by any means, though it's a good exercise for me to check their choices. The app from Zodhiates makes it easy.
I trust his scholarship and resources from long use. He makes me a better student if the Word.
In-App PurchasesSee All
New International Version(NIV)
Free New International Version (NIV) Bible
Olive Tree Bible Maps
Purchase Olive Tree Bible Maps
New American Standard Bible -
Purchase New American Standard Bible -
Vine's Complete Expository
Purchase Vine's Complete Expository
New Revised Standard Version
Purchase New Revised Standard Version
The Message - MSG
Purchase The Message - MSG
- HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.
- 116.7 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc
- In-App Purchases
- New International Version(NIV) Free
- The Message - MSG $9.99
- New Living Translation - NLT $9.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.