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Bible by Olive Tree is the best free Bible app for reading and studying God’s Holy Word and comes with great translations like the NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV, and more!

Do more than just read your Bible - take notes, highlights, and save passages and sync to all your devices. This free app features a powerful Resource Guide that links your Bible text with outstanding study Bibles, maps, commentaries, and more for an in-depth Bible study experience. Start a Bible reading plan and Bible will track your progress as you read through Scripture. Our unique split window allows you to create your own customized parallel Bible to easily compare Bible translations. Install now and explore over 100 more free titles!

In addition to the New International Version (NIV), King James Version (KJV), English Standard Version (ESV), New King James Version Bible that work offline, you can also download dozens of free study resources. Even more translations and great study resources are also available for purchase in-app.


OFFLINE BIBLE STUDY
Read and study whether you’re connected or not. Your library, notes, highlights and all of the app features are stored on your device so that you can use the app when you are offline or in airplane mode.

CLOUD SYNC
Sync your Bible study resources, highlights, notes, and save passages between any devices with Bible.

POWERFUL RESOURCE GUIDE
With our one-of-a-kind Resource Guide, perform powerful searches in your entire library: Bible commentaries, Bible dictionaries, and more.

SIDE-BY-SIDE STUDY
The split window feature allows you to create your own customized parallel Bible for translation comparison, view your study notes while you read, or follow along with a commentary while you study Scripture.

IMMERSIVE BIBLE STUDY
• Remove distractions by opening your books and Bibles in full screen and immerse yourself in Scripture. 
• Night theme for easier reading in lowlight. 

PERSONAL BIBLE STUDY
• Highlight words and passages
• Take your own personalized notes
• Save your favorite passages 
• Tag anything to find it quickly later
• Select and copy text from any Bible or book in your library

DAILY READING PLANS
• Free downloadable reading plans on various topics, books of the Bible, or specific biblical characters
• Sync your reading plan across your devices
• Plans vary in length with options as short as 5 days to as long as three years!

SOCIAL BIBLE STUDY
Instantly share the Bible with your friends from inside the app. Tap on a verse to share it through Twitter or Facebook.

OTHER BIBLE STUDY RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE IN-APP:

• The Message, Amplified Bible, New American Standard Bible (NASB), New Living Translation (NLT), New Revised Standard Version (NRSV), and over 100 more!
• Best-selling study Bibles: ESV Study Bible, NLT Study Bible, NIV Study Notes, NKJV Study Notes, Life Application Study Bible, Reformation Study Bible Notes
• Word Study Bibles with Strong’s Numbers in NIV, KJV, ESV, NKJV, HCSB and NASB Bible translations
• Commentaries and Study Tools: Vine’s Expository Dictionary, Expositor’s Bible Commentary; Olive Tree Bible Maps, Bible Knowledge Commentary, Zondervan Atlas of the Bible
• Interlinear Bibles: Easily compare the Original Languages of the Bible with ESV, KJV, and NKJV Bible translations.
• Harmony of the Gospels: Read through the life of Jesus chronologically with our unique Gospel harmonies.
• Original language Bibles: Greek New Testament: NA28 & UBS-5; Hebrew Old Testament: BHS; Greek Old Testament: Septuaginta, LXX
• Non-English Bibles including Spanish, Portuguese, German and more: Reina-Valera, Almeida Revista e Atualizada, Dios Habla Hoy, Luther Bibel 2017, Louis Segond

AND MANY MORE!

What's New

Version 7.2.1

With our last update, ​we gave you with a brand new feature: Visual Verse of the Day! Be reminded of God's Word daily and share the image with your friends on social media. Have you tried it yet?

We've included a few bug fixes in this update.

Enjoy the Olive Tree Bible App? Please give us a rating!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

9.8K Ratings

9.8K Ratings

Wonderful Bible Resource, Great Functionality

Gene the writer

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!

Three solid stars

DyreLogan

One of the things I don’t like and has never been fixed is the ability to sync in the background. All other apps I have on my phone are capable of this. However, if you leave the app, because syncing takes so very long when you’re setting up for the first time, you have to turn the Auto Lock setting to off so your screen doesn’t go off so you don’t have to babysit your phone every minute tapping the screen to keep it awake, which is truly tedious, so make sure you have a good charge or that your phone is still plugged in. I really like this app but they are really behind on updating the syncing in the background. Not to mention syncing sometimes fails or hangs when it gets to a certain percentage, like for me at 66%. Battery life is already horrible on iOS 11.0.1, even on a clean install so make sure you have your phone plugged in or have a 100% charge before syncing for the first time on iOS 11. I guarantee you this app will consume your battery really quickly. My battery drained 3% (it was never this bad on iOS 10.3.3) in a matter of a few minutes syncing on this app alone. I might just stick with my physical Bible and drop this app. I don’t have time to wait for this to sync as I stare at the screen.

Zodhiates word study bibles

fan2go

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.

Information

Seller
HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.
Size
113.5 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© Olive Tree Bible Software, Inc
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. New International Version (NIV) - 17562 Free
  2. The Message - MSG $9.99
  3. New Living Translation - NLT $9.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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