Bible Study Software

We have an abundance of applications, available to support you in your Bible studies on many different platforms. Several of these applications are cross platform. All applications in this section use the same module library and most store their library in the same place on your computer. All are based on The SWORD Project. You can therefore try several and see which one you end up liking best:

Look at the whole range of applications or choose the icon for your platform:

Linux software Windows software MacOS software Handhelds and Mobile Phones Web based software
Linux Windows MacOS Mobile Web-based

Bible Software for Linux, BSD and Unix Computer


Xiphos Screenshot Xiphos (formerly known as GnomeSword), runs on Linux, Windows (Windows 2000 upwards), Solaris and all BSDs. Xiphos is a mature programme with all relevant features. Unique for Xiphos is its fully integrated and versatile ability to create your own commentaries, journals, and other content. Xiphos is translated into (currently) 11 languages, including Hebrew, Farsi, and German.
Jump to Xiphos's website.

BibleTime for Qt/KDE

BibleTime Screenshot BibleTime is a Bible study application with a long history on Linux/Unix. Now built with the Qt framework, it runs on Linux/Unix, Windows, and OS X. Its window layout is very versatile, and BibleTime makes working with even large numbers of text modules easy.
Jump to BibleTime's website.


BibleDesktop Screenshot BibleDesktop is a powerful Bible study application based on Java technology with a unique layout. BibeDesktop lets you study several translations and commentaries in parallel and without artificial chapter/passage length limitations. The search facility is fast and powerful. Translated into English, German, Chinese and Farsi.
Jump to BibleDesktop's website.

Ezra Bible App

Ezra Bible App Screenshot Ezra Bible App is a user-friendly bible study tool focussing on topical study based on keywords/tags. This program can help you to easily manage your topical verse lists and verse-based notes. It runs on Windows, macOS, Linux and Android.
Jump to Ezra Bible App's website.
Get it on Google Play


BPBible Screenshot BPBible is Bible software which is flexible and user friendly, and empowers the user. With a wide variety of available Bibles, dictionaries, commentaries, and other books, it could easily become your first point of call for Bible Study. It has features usually found only in expensive commercial software, such as a word proximity based cross-verse search, and is available in Vietnamese and English. It works well under both Windows and Linux, and is also an official PortableApp.
Jump to The BPBible website.

AlKitab for Java

Al Kitab Screenshot Alkitab Bible Study is an open source and free desktop bible study software. It supports single/parallel view, commentaries, lexicons, dictionaries, glossaries, daily devotions, etc. It also comes with powerful search capability. It features rich and user friendly bible software study tools. Alkitab is translated into English and Indonesian.
Jump to Alkitab's website.

FireBible - A Bible study add-on for Firefox / FireBible for Firefox

FireBible logo FireBible is a Firefox add-on for Bible study on Windows and Linux. The FireBible toolbar allows you to easily load multiple Bibles for side by side comparison, and Strong's numbers, word morphology, crossreferences/footnotes and commentaries are supported. Its Ubiquity integration can be used for fast verse lookup, across multiple Bibles. FireBible also supports general book, dictionary, map and daily devotional modules. It adds the bible:// and sword:// protocols to Firefox so your Bible study experience is as easy as surfing the net; content is loaded in tabs alongside regular browser tabs but it works even when offline.
Jump to FireBible's website.


FlashCards FlashCards is a simple tool to help with memorization. The package includes a quizzer and a lesson editor. Keyboard input methods include Greek, Hebrew, and Latin.
Jump to the FlashCards project page.