The Internet is full of resources to help further our Bible reading and study. Whether you want to read, study or use the Bible for yourself or put it up on your blog/website etc., there’s bound to be a service or app out there to meet your needs. In this post, we will look at 5 of these online bible tools. For more posts related to the Bible, do check out this link: http://www.votivepraise.com/search/label/Bible
e-Bible is a cool online Bible resource that offers reading plans, concordances, commentaries and dictionaries. You can also set it up to send a verse to your mailbox on a daily basis. e-Bible provides useful tools for website/blog owners to embed the full Bible on their website/blog or provide a verse-link plugin – just reference a verse and it will automatically be linked to the related text by e-Bible. There’s also a mobile app for ipad and iPhone users,
Android users though are out of luck for now. An Android app has been released now – in fact it’s the ‘first voice’ activated Bible app i.e. you speak Genesis 1:1 and the app brings up the verse and reads it out!
Here’s the link: http://www.ebible.com/
This is a Bible resource created by the good folks at LifeWay Christian Resources. This service is awesome for online Bible study packed with features like word study, dictionary, commentary, video player etc.
Here’s the link: http://www.mystudybible.com/
Considered the grand daddy of online Bible resources, Bible Gateway is a great place to read and study the Bible. Provides tons of translations in many languages, audio Bibles, advanced search, reading plans, devotionals and tools to embed a Bible search and verse-of-the-day to your blog or website.
Here’s the link: http://www.biblegateway.com/
4. USCCB Bible
This is a resource run by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Nothing fancy, just the text of the entire Bible neatly sorted by books and chapters for quick access to any verse. For those who wish to access a modern translation of the Deuterocanonical books not found in non-Catholic Bibles, this is a must-have.
Here’s the link: http://usccb.org/bible/books-of-the-bible/
Biblia is currently in beta, but it’s already being talked about as the next big thing in terms of online Bible resources. Created by the same folks who built the popular Logos Bible Software, Biblia has lots of different translations and facilitates using the Bible side-by-side with related reference books. Like Bible Gateway, it provides cool plugins to embed a verse-of-the-day and a Bible search box. Biblia also provides a widget to embed a complete, scrollable Bible on your website/blog.
Here’s the link: http://biblia.com/
What online resources do you use for Bible reading/study?