WAVE Parallel Bible is a simple and intuitive Bible reader. Swipe to switch between English translations and the 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.

Bible Versions that are Included
- 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 from their publishers require a fee for each copy downloaded.

Bible Version in-app Purchases
- 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.

We also make Mini-books that assist with Bible study available as in-app purchases:

Mini-book in-app Purchases
- Flicker (FLCR) Bible Study: Introduction (FREE)
- The Bible on Prayer ($0.99)
- WAVE Favorite Verses (FREE)

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

What's New

Version 1.1.4

This is a bug fix version that addresses a launch crash reported by a few users of older devices that are running iOS 11.2. The error was narrowed down to the initialization of a 3rd party diagnostics library. That library has been removed from this version of WAVE. If anyone experiences difficulty with this version, send email to and we will help.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

64 Ratings

64 Ratings

(updated review to 5 stars)


I use it every morning. It has never crashed once, until the update. When I search Psalms it crashes to home. Paralleling Old and New Testaments Original text, KJV, and Message. Using iPad Pro 9.7 iOS 10.3.3 and NOT going to iOS 11 for performance throttling and sly manipulation to upgrade my iPad. (Reinstalled and seems to be working properly now) Thanks to the developers for a quick response ! You have a great app and should be proud.

Developer Response

Hi SlashZ, it is great to hear that you are getting so much out of WAVE. I'm sorry to hear that your searches are crashing. We would be very happy to help you track down the problem if you could write us at A review like this gives us no channel to help. Email to our support account gives us a channel to gather what we need to make your experience better.

Won’t launch on IOS 11.2.5 beta


Ok. after several downloads, here’s the problem that I’m having. A screen will appear with a white line moving, so I figure it’s downloading. It stops 1/2 way and goes back to my home screen. I’ve also had it launch and show the Bible then seconds later it’s returns to the home screen.

I have an iPad mini 2, and deleted the beta version and retained the current public 11.2.5 update.

That’s as far as I can get. Now every time a touch the app it automatically returns to the home page.

Developer Response

Hi Ricklozdon122058. We take crash reports very seriously. After exploring what might have caused what you experienced, we removed every possible vulnerability and prepared version 1.1.4 to address your situation. In the future, it you will find that we are quite responsive when you write and ask for help.

Love this app!


I discovered this app around 5 years ago. It is so easy to change books chapters snd verses and turn it sideways and you can read several versions to compare the words differentiation. It is my favorite of numerous ones I have tried 🙏❤️


Wave Study Bible, Inc.
95.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2008-2018 WAVE Study Bible, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. New International Version $9.99
  2. The Message $9.99
  3. New American Standard Bible $9.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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