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:

That’s right, you don’t need a WiFi connection to access your Bible (and all the other 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.

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:

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.

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.

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 (available in-app). 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)
-Amplified Bible (AMP)
-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. You can access these in our in-app store.

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!

In our app, we have all your favorite Bible study tools and resources available for purchase.
Here’s a few of our best-sellers:

-ESV Study Bible
-NLT Study Bible
-NIV Study Bible
-NKJV Study Bible
-Life Application Study Bible
-Reformation Study Bible

-Available in NIV, KJV, ESV, NKJV, HCSB, NRSV and NASB Bible translations
-Just tap to quickly read definitions of words in the Bible’s original languages

-Vine’s Expository Dictionary
-Expositor’s Bible Commentary
-Olive Tree Bible Maps
-Bible Knowledge Commentary
-Zondervan Atlas of the Bible

-Easily compare the original languages of the Bible with the ESV, NIV, KJV, and NKJV Bible translations

-Read through the life of Jesus chronologically, available in several translations

-Greek New Testament: NA28, UBS-5
-Hebrew Old Testament: BHS
-Greek Old Testament: Septuagint (LXX)

What's New

Version 7.2.3

With this update, we’re bringing back a well-loved feature: landscape view!
We’re squashing a few bugs at the same time.

Enjoying the app? We’d love for you to give us a rating. Thanks!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

11.8K Ratings

11.8K 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


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


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.


The Message - MSG

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Vine's Complete Expository

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New Revised Standard Version

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Olive Tree Bible Maps

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Amplified Study Bible

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HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.
108.1 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
  1. New International Version (NIV) - 17562 Free
  2. The Message - MSG $9.99
  3. New Living Translation - NLT $9.99


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