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WAVE Parallel Bible

By Wave Study Bible, Inc.

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Note: WAVE is not running properly on iOS 10. A new version is being prepared that will fix the problems. For more information see the web site under "Bugs" or write

WAVE Parallel Bible is a simple and intuitive Bible reader. Swipe to switch between English translations and original languages. Tap a Greek word to display its meaning and parsing. WAVE is all about making it easy for the average person to read and understand the Bible.

We include the following excellent Bible versions in the software because we secured no-charge licenses from their publishers.

Included Translations
- GNT: Greek New Testament (free)
- KJV: King James Version (free)
- NET: New English Translation (free)
- GW: GOD'S WORD Translation (free)

We make the following excellent Bible versions available as in-app purchases since the licenses with their publishers require a fee for each copy downloaded.

Available for in-app Purchase
- NASB: New American Standard Bible ($9.99)
- NKJV: New King James Version ($9.99)
- ESV: English Standard Version ($9.99)
- NIV: New International Version ($9.99)
- NIrV: New International Readers Version ($9.99)
- NLT: New Living Translation ($9.99)
- MSG: The Message ($9.99)
- HEB: Hebrew Old Testament ($19.99)

Why do we charge to add one of these Bible versions? -- Because you are getting all of it. -- You can view Bible versions like these on a web site for free because you are only seeing a few verses and the verses are not stored on your phone/pad. But when you purchase a Bible version from WAVE it is really yours -- it is transferred to your device and you can read all of it, any time, regardless whether you have a connection to the Internet.

WAVE Parallel Bible stores all Bible versions on the phone/pad so performance is snappy and reading does not require an Internet connection.

What's New in Version 1.1

The following things were added: native support for iPhone and iPad, new English versions are available (ESV and NLT), the Hebrew Old Testament is available with the same unparalleled access as WAVE's Greek New Testament, study tools have been added for creating Notes, Verse Collections, and FLCR ("flicker") Bible Studies, support for external keyboards, and price reductions for all Bible versions.


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Customer Reviews


As a vocational minister and someone who has studied the original languages, this app is great. I use it nearly every day, if not multiple times a day. If I'm not using it for a lesson, then I'm using during my own personal study time. It's an absolute must for someone who has a background into the original languages and desires to keep them afresh in the mind. I've been using the app for nigh on 3 years (give or take a few months) and it surely has developed nicely and succeeded in it's purpose for me. I suggest this app to anyone I come across who is serious about deepening their understanding of the Word or just simply is trying to not lose their original languages touch.

As for the mechanics, it's very smooth and user friendly. The definitions seem to sometimes be a little out-dated (they use some antiquated words), but that is a minor inconvenience at most. Everything is clearly defined and referenced. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the "new" addition of being able to locate where else a particular word is used at in Scripture.

To the developers: keep and the good word and thank you for blessing me with this amazing app. God bless!

This is IT.

I love reading God's word. This app is my all time favorite way to do that. It's ridiculously usable. The best translations are already included. The interface is so smooth. The ability to cross reference different translations (even against the original languages!!) is a simple swipe. Similar verses suggested. Study tools. Reading plans. Interact with friends. Font size is a simple thumb finger spread. Search comes at you four ways. You can have multiple Bibles open to different verses at one time (using bookmarks). I added the NIV and I'm set. This thing ROCKS. One more thing. I had a problem with the new version of my beloved Wave Bible. I emailed support. Within hours, Dr. Enete himself emailed me back to say he was running down the glitch and told me how to work around it immediately. Wow. Have I mentioned that I like this app?

What IT Should Be!

I tried a few apps and read the details about a lot of Bibles and Bible study resource apps. I've been using this app for about 4 months and have purchased 1 of the additional Bibles.
The purchase was smooth and only took 1 minute.

I like the scrolling feature because it's the fastest method I've found to find verses compared to the other Bible app I own and others I've tried.

I also like the search feature as well to quickly locate other topics, and especially like comparing 2 translations, and 3 Bible versions at once with them all on the screen at the same time.

I've sent in several ideas and found everyone of them already in place but a couple. The response to each inquiry (about 4-5) was an amazing reply time averaging a couple of hours! Outstanding customer service!

My ideas are allow adjusting of background color, font, and putting Christ's words in red. Lastly, make sure to get more translations up as options, and a transliteration as we discussed.

WAVE Parallel Bible
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.1
  • Size: 92.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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Top In-App Purchases

  1. New International Version$9.99
  2. The Message$9.99
  3. New American Standard Bible$9.99
  4. New King James Version$9.99
  5. New Living Translation$9.99
  6. Hebrew Old Testament$19.99
  7. English Standard Version$9.99
  8. New International Reader's Version$9.99