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Description

PocketSword is a Bible Study app for the iPad, iPhone & iPod touch (iOS 8.0 and above) that is built upon the powerful SWORD backend developed by the CrossWire Bible Society.

Modules are available for download (offline use) within the app, with permission granted by the various copyright holders to CrossWire to distribute them for use in its apps. When you download this app, it comes with the KJV & Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible pre-installed, but you can use the downloader within PocketSword (located under the More tab) to choose which additional modules you wish to download from CrossWire and have available for offline use.

MODULES

There are free modules (both Bible translations and commentaries) available in over 60 languages, including (but not limited to):
English, Greek (modern and ancient), Hebrew, German, Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese (simplified & traditional), Arabic, Afrikaans, Latin, Russian, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese and many more.

* Popular Bible translations available in the English language include:
KJV, AKJV, ASV, ESV, NET, Tyndale, WEB and Young's Literal Translation.

* Popular Commentaries available in the English language include:
Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible (as well as the "Concise" version), Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, John Wesley's Notes on the Bible, Abbot, Barnes, Geneva, Luther and more...
(See http://crosswire.org/sword/modules/ for a fuller list of the modules).

* Dictionaries are also available within PocketSword, including Easton's Bible Dictionary and Nave's Topical Bible Dictionary.

* Daily Devotionals are also available (under the More tab), including Spurgeon's Morning & Evening.

You can also choose to create your own modules, using the tools available from Crosswire, and install your modules directly from your computer to your iPhone.

FEATURES

The SWORD backend to PocketSword is very powerful and allows for a rich experience for the end user. Currently implemented are:
- Built-in module downloader of modules in many different languages
- Separate Bible, Commentary & Dictionary tabs for quick reference from one to the other: jump to a verse in one and it jumps to the same verse in the other
- Landscape & fullscreen modes
- Choose your font & font size for ease of reading
- Bookmark & History (of Bible & Commentary use) support
- Red Letter support & choice of reading Verse-Per-Line or using paragraphs.
- Night mode for easier reading in the dark
- Install custom-made modules (including those with non-KJV versification, commenly called "Alternative Versification" or av11n)
- Searching within Bibles and Commentaries
- Localisations in many languages.
- Copy and Paste support (of Bible verses, Commentary entries & Dictionary entries).
- Footnotes, cross-references & headings in modules that support them (ESV and KJV, for example)
- Strong's Numbers & Morphology in modules that support them

Follow us on Twitter @PocketSword

What's New

Version 1.4.8

- Updated for 64bit
- Updated for iOS 10
- Fixed search!
- Fixed Strong's Numbers search bug

Ratings and Reviews

Love it

DrewLechelt

Love this app! It has tons of available commentaries dictionaries and bibles in many languages. Only wish it had the NIV available even if I had to pay for it. So worth getting for portable offline bible study.

Great work!

TheCanadianTeacher

I love the app! But it needs to be able to download & open books (like Calvin's Institutes..) so we can read those too.

could be better...

Ambas4c

1. a highlighter in different color
( yellow, green, red, customizable colors etc...) is needed in this app. anytime when the user read a text in any modules, bible , commentary , he or she need this option to highlight and underline an important passages in a text.

2. On or Off section for the rotation
( orientation ) of the screen of the iPod touch, iPhone or iPad. this is useful to choose to read the Bible, in vertically or horizontally.

3. there is no a place in this app to take a notes. This is important to have one ( Note Section ).

4. the section for the, Preference, get an idea from Paul Avery's app, free Holy bible, from the apps store.

For now I give it 3 stars. But this app, could be one of the best top free app for me, with these change or add, mention above.

Information

Seller
Nic Carter
Size
36.8 MB
Category
Reference
Compatibility
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English, Arabic, Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 CrossWire Bible Society and Nic Carter
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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