free Christian bible study resources

Studying the bible is a key way to grow spiritually, and there are some fantastic free resources to help you. You may prefer software that you can download to your PC or Mac, which has the advantage of improved search speed. Or you may want to use web based resources that can easily be accessed from any computer (i.e. no installation is required).

Bible study software :

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eSword
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This is a fantastic (PC based) piece of bible study software. It includes various bible translations (e.g. ESV), dictionaries, commentaries and languages.
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BerBible
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A simple bible software package for your PC
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MacSword
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This is a Mac equivalent of eSword. Unfortunately it is not as flexible as the PC version, but may still be worth a look.

Online bible study tools :

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eSword (online)
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A fast, simple but feature rich online bible.
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Blue Letter Bible
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A very powerful online bible with Hebrew and Greek translations and a superb Lexicon feature
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Bible Gateway
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This is an online bible that is very easy to use. It does not have loads of features though (e.g. commentaries and dictionaries).
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The Bible Unpacked
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A fantastic collection of bible focused study guides for both the non Christian and the pastor
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BibleMap.org
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Combines locations from the bible with google maps.
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Heartlight’s Search Gods Word
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A simple website with a wealth of resources
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Bible Toolbox
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A search engine for bible translations, commentaries, dictionaries and more…
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Open Bible’s Topical Bible
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A great way to find related verses to almost any word you may be studying.
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Scripture4All Online Greek and Hebrew Interlinear Bible
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Free pdf interlinear Greek and Hebrew bibles for every chapter in the bible.
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The Resurgence Greek Project
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A simple but powerful website for reading and understanding the original Greek text in the bible.

Hard copies of bibles :

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freebibles.net
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Free bibles for Americans with a real need.
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GoBible
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Free bibles for Americans with a real need.

Mobile bibles :

If you own an iPhone you may be interested in the following posts:

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YouVersion Blackberry Bible
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A feature rich Blackberry Bible application.
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Bible Gateway Mobile Bible
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The power of the Bible Gateway website in your pocket!

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Logos bible widget for the Mac
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A simple ESV/KJV bible verse lookup tool for your Mac dashboard

Other sites yet to be reviewed :

  • 5 out of 5Bible.org:
    A vast online selection of bible study materials
  • 3 out of 5Onlinebible:
    A slight misnomer, this is a cross platform bible study software package.
  • 3.5 out of 5BerBible:
    Simple and lightweight bible software for PCs.
  • 4 out of 5Crosswalk:
    A regularly updated and well presented site.
  • 3 out of 5Bible Explorer:
    Lots of study books online, with bible searches and various devotionals as well.