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Blue Letter Bible for iOS

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Key Details of Blue Letter Bible

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you are running the BLB app on an Apple device that is using iOS 6.1 or older and are experiencing restriction issues with BLB...
  • Last updated on May 26, 2024
  • There have been 9 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

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Editors' Review

Download.com staff

Blue Letter Bible provides 30-plus bible versions, in text and audio form, with or without commentary and concordances and dictionaries -- all for free.


Easy to navigate: Just scroll down to read or tap the two downturned arrows on the bottom rail to activate auto-scrolling. To turn the page or go backwards, press the right or left arrows on the top rail, respectively.

Advanced word search: Interested in a specific topic? Tap the magnifying glass on the bottom rail to search for verses and passages about certain biblical figures such as Abraham, or topics, like charity.

Various versions: There are multiple versions of the bible, and Blue Letter Bible has most of them, including The King James Version (KJV), English Standard Version, The Holman Christian Bible, and New American Standard Bible (NASB).

Text or audio: Whether you're unable to read easily or would just prefer to give your eyes a break, turn on audio under Preferences, then Other Settings to hear narrated or dramatized readings (with multiple actors) of your favorite chapters.

A variety of languages: You can download the bible in your native language or enjoy it in more traditional Hebrew, Greek, and Latin.

Study tools: Highlight or underline your favorite verses, or bookmark your favorite passages. You can also take notes in the Notes section.


Audio isn't available for every version: Narrated readings are only available for KJV, New King James Version (NKJV), New International Version (NIV), Reina Valera 1960, and NASB. Dramatized readings are only available for NKJV, New Living Translation, and New International Version.

Bottom Line

Blue Letter Bible is one of the best bible readers we've ever encountered. It has everything necessary to study the bible and, best of all, it's free.

What's new in version 2.80.5

• Fixed Bible download failures bug

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Full Specifications

September 27, 2017
Latest update
May 26, 2024
Operating System
iOS 16.4
Total Downloads
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Developer's Description

PLEASE NOTE: If you are running the BLB app on an Apple device that is using iOS 6.1 or older and are experiencing restriction issues with BLB...
PLEASE NOTE: If you are running the BLB app on an Apple device that is using iOS 6.1 or older and are experiencing restriction issues with BLB online content, it is due to the replacement of the older SHA-1 certificates on our servers. Please visit "http://blb. sc/sha1" for more information. Powerful Bible study tools linked to every verse in an easy-to-use, personalized Bible reader. Dig deep into God's Word with over 30 Bible versions, audio Bibles, text and audio commentaries, Hebrew / Greek lexicon, concordances, dictionaries, advanced word searches, and more. Customize your reading experience with rich color themes, fonts, auto scrolling, and parallel version views. Personalize your study with highlighting, underlining, and note taking options - all with Cloud back up. Join our 7.5 million+ annual website users and 1 million+ app users who choose to dig deeper into God's Word with Blue Letter Bible. POWERFUL FREE BIBLE STUDY TOOLS. Use the new PDF document reader for BLB digital books and PDF documents. Study the Hebrew & Greek with our original language lexicon. Perform advanced word study searches using the many available dictionaries and encyclopedias. Use the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge for an in-depth study. Read from the many available text commentaries. Listen to the Bible and audio commentaries. CUSTOMIZED BIBLE READER. Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) comes free & installed as part of the core Bibles. Choose from over 30 Bible translations available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, German, Russian, French, Hebrew, and Greek. Choose from various color themes, adjustable fonts and sizes with an automatic option. Read different Bible versions side-by-side. Read the Bible with the variable speed auto-scroll feature. PERSONALIZED BIBLE STUDY. Share verse passages to iMessage, Email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and more. Bookmark your favorite chapters with visual indicators in the app and organize them in custom folders. Highlight and underline your favorite verses in customizable colors. Backup, restore, and share your preferences locally from iCloud. Launch the "New Resource" menu from the BLB icon. A NOTE ABOUT OLDER IPHONE / IPAD DEVICES. As of release of 2.50 and later we recommend upgrading to iOS 6 or later, if possible, to continue to receive BLB app updates. As of 2.50 we will no longer be providing updates for older devices not compatible with iOS 6.0 or later. QUESTIONS? Questions or issues with the BLB app after updating? We're here to serve. First, visit our FAQs by clicking on the link to our support site to see if your question can be answered there. If not, please leave your feedback on the support page and a member of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible. For those leaving iTunes Customer Reviews, please know that we have no way of contacting you unless you leave your feedback on the support page. Please review and rate the Blue Letter Bible app. Ratings and feedback will help us to improve the Blue Letter Bible app.