The Message Bible is Tecarta's Bible app and includes a local version of The Message Bible. You get a very fast app designed for Bible Study, quick navigation and easy note taking.  No other Bible app matches the design, functionality of Tecarta's Bible app.

A simple, powerful design will allow you to easily read the Bible off-line (without an Internet connection), navigate, search, highlight verses, bookmark, make margin notes, copy/paste or take notes.  Additional translations such as The Message, New Living Translation (NLT), NIV or NASB can be affordably purchased via in-app purchase or streamed with an Internet connection. Find out for yourself why Tecarta Bibles are the top selling Bibles on iPhones and iPads.
- Fast and easy to use
- Flip back and forth from your Bible to note-taking during lessons with one touch and not miss a thing
- No internet connection needed for downloaded Bibles
- Use either Study, Parallel or Reading (page turning) mode
- Copy and paste multiple verses easily and quickly
- Quick navigation either by using predictive entry or table of contents
- Margin notes allow you to write notes for a specific passage
- Night mode for low light reading
- Both word and verse selection for highlights
- Facebook and Twitter sharing
- Highlighting allows readers to easily emphasize verses or passages
- Full-text search by OT, NT or current book allows users to quickly find words and study topics
- Bookmark your favorite passages for quick future reference or make your own personal studies
- Powerful folder system allows users to organize notes and bookmarks
- History folder and back button
- Portrait / Landscape mode
- Cross references by tap and hold underlined words in the NIV and NASB
- Font sizes can be easily changed
- Easily e-mail notes to yourself, friends or family
- NIV, ESV, NKJV, KJV, and NASB are red-letter editions, which can be optionally disabled
- Users can expand Bible translations library easily and affordably through in-app purchase
- Split-screen capability for parallel translations or for seeing Bible study with personal or study notes at the same time
- Autoscroll with adjustable speed
- Synchronize all your notes, bookmarks, margin notes and highlights across all iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices
- AirPrint enabled

In-app translations include the following:
- NIV (New International Version Bible - 2011)
- NIrV (New International Reader's Version Bible)
- MSG (The Message Bible)
- KJV (King James Version)
- CEV (Contemporary English Version Bible)
- NKJV (New King James Version Bible)
- NLT (New Living Translation Bible)
- AMP (Amplified Bible)
- NCV (New Century Version Bible)
- NASB (New American Standard Bible)
- NVI (Spanish NIV Bible)
- CUV (Chinese Union Version Bible)
- CUVS (Chinese Union Simplified Version Bible)
- Korean Bible
- ESV (English Standard Version Bible)

In-app Study Bibles include the following:
NIV Study Bible 2011 version
NIV Quest Study Bible
NIV Women's Devotional Bible
NIV Student Bible
MacArthur's Daily Bible

Are we missing any translations you would like to see? Do you have any suggestions? Email us at

What’s New

Version 7.15.1

- added Downloaded category to library for Premium users
- fix FB login bug when FB app is not installed

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
690 Ratings
690 Ratings
The Fun Fam ,

Keeps me in the Word!

I love this app! I have it on all of my devices. It syncs, so I don't lose my place. I love that I can add many translations and enjoy them all in one place. The reason I give it 4 out of 5 stars is because the settings are sometimes a little quirky for me, but it doesn't impact the functionality. Overall, it's a great app with many great features. It keeps me in the Word daily!

Montana_Cowboy2000 ,

Best bible app out there. Completely worth the money.

I first downloaded the free KJV Bible app from Tecarta, and I absolutely love it. But wanted the Message version to compare notes with, so when I saw that Tecarta made this app I bought it. And I hardly ever buy apps. It has a super easy design. Great navigation, very easy to highlight, take notes, share. ect.

Steelheaddrifter ,

Message bible

Loving the Message translation. As for the app I have yet to find any glitches. Very user friendly. Quick and easy to get around on. A wonderful bargain for the price.I would like to be able to highlight a smaller section verses. Other than that very pleased.


Tecarta, Inc.
84.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2019 Tecarta, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. New International Version $1.99
  2. Amplified Bible Classic $1.99
  3. New Living Translation $7.99


  • Family Sharing

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

More By This Developer

You May Also Like