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Free Bible Study Software

Updated on June 12, 2014

Free Bible Study Programs

Today's Christian, is more savvy then ever before. People no longer, just take the Pastor's word for it, but will study the Bible for themselves. With the availability of internet, we now have the bible, and other bible study resources at our fingertips.

Many bible companies will allow you a free copy of their bible software program, with the option of buying the program or extra features.Studying the Bible is so much easier than it was 30 years ago. I can still remember my kitchen table laid out with different bible versions, my concordance, dictionary and Bible commentaries.

Today you can find all these resources in one bible study software. When looking for a scripture all you need to know is a few key words enter them and you will get a list of scriptures to choose from. A lot of people like to use the internet to do morning devotions. I have found amazing devotions, bible studies, concordance, and other resources to use at no cost at all.

Here is a list of free bible software that I have used for a few years and find they all have similar and wonderful features that you will enjoy. There is now, no reason, not to study the Bible. The best thing about this software is that it is free. If you really love the program you can purchase it with all the extensive features.

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E-Sword Bible Software - Is one of the first bible study programs I used. At first I could not believe that is was free, because it was a really great find. It is the first bible program I used, and found that it had everything I need to study, and provides free updates, for the free version.

You receive the basic Kind James bible, but you have the capability of adding on commentaries, bibles, dictionaries, maps, devotions such as Morning and Evening by Charles Spurgeon, Day by Day by Grace and other inspiring resources.

I find the E-Sword, very easy to use and the add-on feature is simple to install. You also have the options of purchasing more advances resources. The program is set up in four panes and you can easily compare bible versions.

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Theophilos Free Bible Software

Theophilos - Theophilos offers a free version bible software, that is totally free with no registrations required and no expiration. With the program you receive a King James Bible, Matthew Henry's commentary and Easton's Bible Dictionary. They also offer narration of bible passages with sound and intro music.

This bible study program has an excellent program with, and I believe it is worth taking a look at for its free bible resources alone:

  • C. H. Spurgeon: All of Grace, C. H. Spurgeon: Daily Readings
  • C. I. Scofield: Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth
  • Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy
  • Creeds of the Christian Faith
  • Daily Bible Readings
  • Early Church Fathers Vol. 1
  • Fox's Book of Martyrs
  • J. Calvin: Biblical Commentaries,
  • John Bunyan: Some Sighs from Hell
  • John Flavel: On Keeping the Heart
  • Jonathan Edwards: Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God
  • Complete works of Josephus: Against Apion, Antiquities of the Jews,The Wars of the Jews

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Online Bible Study Software

Bible Explorer

Bible Explorer - Is another free downloadable Bible resource with no strings attached. It is compatible with both Mac and Windows. It includes over 200 free Bibles commentaries and dictionaries. System requirements are Windows 98, NT4x, 2000, Me, XP, Vista, or Windows 7.

Some of the features available on this program are daily bible reading, discussion groups, daily devotions and a library of resources such as, bibles, cross referencing, devotionals, history, maps, theology and a word study.

Bible Explorer is not as simple to use as e-Sword, but they have several training videos to help you get used to maneuvering throughout the program. I believe you can get a good and even extensive bible study with this program. You can easily set up your most frequently uses resources on a toolbar for easier access.

Bible Explorer also has free add-ons as well as study, teaching and preaching programs you can purchase. Bible Explorer has one of the most extensive features, and resources I have seen.


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      3 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this important information. It is helpful to have these resources available to help maintain a structured life. Voted up useful!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      5 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      justthemessenger, I have heard of the Blue Letter bible site, but haven't been on it for years, because I have the software on my computer.

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      James C Moore 

      5 years ago from The Great Midwest

      Very informative. It is good to be introduced to new avenues to study scripture.The main computer resource that I use is which is actually a web site as opposed to a software program. Are you familiar with it?

    • 2besure profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      It was so nice of you to drop by. I will definitely check out

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      6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      2bsure thumbs up across the board sister. You have done beautiful works for our Lord and Saviour and Father God by the Spirit on you. I hope many land here as I did. I have found many resources on the Internet but I have more and what a Blessing indeed. You may want to check out it is Pastors and sermon in audio. I have heard dozens of amazing sermons. I have been introduce to Spurgeon and Cline. Amazing men. God Bless you for sharing the info. I am linking this out as well. The more resources the better. Holy Spirit movement is on. It was nice to visit you again. Hugs galore sista Love you in Christ.

    • 2besure profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Glad you find the information helpful, Drxter!

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

      Hi 2besure! Thank you for sharing this great information. This is very helpful for my bible studies!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      tlpoague, I am partial to e-Sword for finding a scripture, study or morning devotions. You can try them all and remove the ones you don't like.

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      6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for sharing this helpful information. I had never heard of any of these programs and will have to try one out. Having a program like this is nice for those who don't know where to begin, or have a hard time understanding the bible. Thanks again!

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      Pamela Lipscomb 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      searchinsany, I love eSword as well. All them are great, I just favor eSword!

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      Alexander Gibb 

      6 years ago from UK

      Very helpful. I didn't know about Theophilos or Bible Explorer, thank you.

      Esword is excellent, I also use the Online Bible.

    • 2besure profile imageAUTHOR

      Pamela Lipscomb 

      6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I hope you find one or even two you fall in love with! I use tow of them myself!

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      Evie Lopez 

      6 years ago from Sunny Florida

      These are great! Thanks for sharing. I'm bookmarking this hub.

      Voted up and useful.


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