PocketSword

(for IOS)

Quick Bible

(for Android)

e-Sword

(for Microsoft Windows)

Bible+

(for Palm OS)

Bible Plus

(for Blackberry)

Hymnal

(for Online/Windows/Palm)

Roadlingua

(for Palm OS/PocketPC)

KDic

(for Palm OS)

BDicty

(for Palm OS)

 

Hello!
Welcome to my website.  I am glad you are here.  This is my online sharing of my bible resources.  I started making the bible and other modules for different apps and this website since February 2003.  This site is mainly focused on different technologies that allow anyone to read and study the Word of God quickly and easily - anytime, anywhere.  All download is free for all visitors and registration is not required.  Hopefully, you will find what you need here.  Please be aware that these materials are my preliminary work and may contain an error.  Please report any error by private message.  Please visit again for the latest tech and new update.

 

PocketSword for iPhone

 

The Sword Project has been around for many years, providing cross-platform textual publishing and research with a huge and rapidly growing electronic library of over 200 texts in over 50 languages. PocketSword is a SWORD frontend for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.  It requires IOS 8.0 or later and is now available in the AppStore. 

Here is the list of features of PocketSword:

  • built-in module downloader of modules in many different languages
  • separate Bible, Commentary & Dictionary tabs for quick reference from one to the other: jump to a verse in one and it jumps to the same verse in the other
  • landscape & fullscreen modes
  • bookmark & History (of Bible & Commentary use) support
  • red letter support & choice of reading Verse-Per-Line or using paragraphs
  • night mode for easier reading in the dark
  • searching within Bibles and commentaries
  • footnotes, cross-references & headings in modules that support them
  • strong's Numbers & Morphology
  • install custom-made modules

After installing the PocketSword from AppStore, you will download the module you need.  The program has links to access hundred of modules in different languages. You can follow these steps to install the module that you need.  Click More at the lower right-hand corner.

A new window pops, click Downloads.

There are 3 sites listed in the Downloads window.  CrossWire contains over a hundred of modules. You may want to try it first. In this example, I use CrossWire.

Next is to select Bible, Commentary, Daily Devotionals. Lexicons or Dictionary module.

Then, choose your language.  I use English as an example.

Click on the module you want to install.

I select ASV as an example. The module window opens. Click Install on the top right-hand corner.

Another window pops to confirm.  Click Yes to install.  

After installing your first module, you may click the top-left icon "English" to install a different module.  When you are done, you can click any bottom icon to exit.

Not enough module?  Some people may want to roll their module or download from the internet.  This app allows you to install modules manually.  You need to turn on Maintainer Mode.  To do this, click More at the lower-left corner. Then click Preferences.

Scroll to the bottom.  Click the switch on Module Maintainer Mode to green.

Once the Maintainer Mode to enable, you can click More at the lower-right corner -> Download.  Click the folder icon at the top-right corner.

A Manage Source window pops. Now you will see Module Maintainer Mode.  (Note: If you can't see this screen, you need to go back and enable Module Maintainer Mode shown above.)

The Module Maintainer Mode window is now opened.  This window information will change every time you open. This means the IP address and the port number (the number after the colon ":") changing. You MUST also need to keep this screen active during file transfer.  To keep the screen active, place your finger on the screen during the process.

There are 3 types of connections.  Here are the requirements.

Bonjour: iTunes software installation is required.

IP: iPhone and your computer need to be on the same network.

Web: Firewall modification is required to allow incoming connection to your iPhone.

Connect a computer (which stored the downloaded modules) and iPhone on the same network.  For the following example, I use a Windows computer and Mozilla Firefox browser.  You may use a computer with a different operating system and browser. 

With your browser, enter the IP link shown on your iPhone.  In my case, it is "http://192.168.1.123:62593".  You will see the following screen. As you see, it shows all your installed modules.  Click the Browse button in the browser.

Now, you navigate to the folder that holding your module.  Select it and click Open.

You will now see your select module shown next to the Choose File button.  You click the Submit button.

Once the module is transferred to your iPhone. You will see the new module showing on your inventory.

You may download the PocketSword modules and import them today.  

 


Traditional Chinese/繁體字 (Big-5) Bible Version:

Chinese Union Version with cross-reference and new punctuation (中文和合本串珠聖經)
Chinese PinYin Bible based on Chinese Union Version (和合本拼音聖經 )
Chinese Lu Chen-Chung (呂振中譯本)
Chinese King James Translation with English footnotes (中文英王欽定本)

These modules are available in HERE

 


Simplified Chinese/简体字 (GBK) Bible Version:

Chinese Union Version with cross-reference and new punctuation (中文和合本串珠圣经)
Chinese PinYin Bible based on Chinese Union Version (和合本拼音圣经)
Chinese Lu Chen-Chung (吕振中译本)
Chinese King James Translation with English footnotes (中文英王钦定本)

These modules are available in HERE

 


English Bible Version:

Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, by J. Green

These modules are available in HERE

 


Interlinear Greek Bible Version:

Septuagint LXX Greek Old Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information 
Combined Greek New Testament Manuscripts: 1550 Stephens Textus Receptus (T), 1894 Scrivner Textus Receptus (S), Byzantine Majority (B) and Alexandrian (A)
1991 Byzantine/Majority New Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information 
1550 Stephens Textus Receptus, 1894 Scrivener Textus Receptus with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information 
Interlinear Greek New Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers 
Westcott-Hort New Testament text from 1881, combined with the NA26/27 variants, with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information 

These modules are available in HERE

 

Quick Bible for Android

 

Let me introduce a free app, Quick Bible, for any Android users.  You may download it from Google Play.  This app features all the function you need to read and study the Word of God including:

  • bookmarks verses
  • writing personal notes
  • highlights text
  • progress markers
  • split screen reading on two bible translations: side by side OR top and bottom view allowed
  • comparing single verse among all installed bible translations

   

  • show cross reference on some translations
  • find words and phrases with advanced features
  • various reading plans can be downloaded to fit your need
  • devotional material, Morning & Evening by Spurgeon, is included
  • all the Bible text and devotional can be copied and shared to other app
  • song books function allows to display hymn lyrics and listen to music when online
  • different languages and translations can be downloaded directly on your phone for offline reading

What's more?  

The beauty of this app is that you can import your own bible translation.  It accepts Bible+ module .PDB file and its native .YES file.  Here is how you can import your own bible translation.

Step 1: Prepare or download a PDB that you want to import.

Step 2: Put the PDB file to a folder on your Android device.  Remember this folder location, you will be ask in the latest process.  Note: the PDB will be read from this folder and you may delete it after the installation.

Step 3: Go back to Quick Bible app.  Click the translation pull-down menu.

Step 4: At the bottom of the list, click OTHER VERSIONS.

Step 5: Click "+" inside the Manage Versions window.

Step 6: Click "From local storage" for this installation.  "From Internet URL" is ONLY be used for .YES native module.

Step 7: Click and locate the PDB storage folder.

Step 8: Inside the PDB files folder, select the bible translation you want to install.

Step 9: If you are install Chinese bible, you may see gibberish sample text like the screen below.  Click the PDB encoding pull-down menu.

Step 10: Select the right encoding for your PDB.  For Chinese Traditional font, use Big5 or Big5-HKSCS.  For Chinese Simplified font, use GBK.  UTF-8 encoding is usually fine for English, However, if the particular translation uses special character like ¶, you may want to use ISO-8859-1 instead.

Step 11: Check the sample text.  If all is fine, click OK to continue.

Step 12: You will see the app importing the PDB.  When it is complete, you will be return to Manage Versions window under DOWNLOADED tab and you will see your new imported bible.  You may import another bible translation from step 5, otherwise, you may exit the menu and start reading your new imported translation.

 

You may download the Bible+ modules from this website and import it today.  


Traditional Chinese/繁體字 (Big-5) Bible Version:

Chinese Union Version in Original Word and Punctuation (和合本舊標點版)
Chinese Union Version in New Punctuation(Modified from Original CUV) (和合本新標點版)
Chinese Union Version with Footnoted Strong's Number (和合本加入Strong編號版, 可配合以下原文字典使用) (see notes for details)
Chinese PinYin Bible based on Chinese Union Version (和合本漢語拼音版 )
Chinese Lu Chen-Chung Traditional (呂振中譯本)

These modules are available in HERE

Note:

  1. Strong's Numbers in ( ) indicates Tenses and Verbs. " " indicates this word is not translated into Chinese word.

Simplified Chinese/简体字 (GBK) Bible Version:

These Chinese Bibles are using GBK encoding and will fix the words missing problem in GB2312 encoding. See notes below for more information on GBK encoding.

Chinese Union Version in Original Word and Punctuation (和合本旧标点版)

Chinese Union Version in New Punctuation(Modified from Original CUV) (和合本新标点版)
Chinese Union Version with Footnoted Strong's Number (和合本加入Strong编号版, 可配合以下原文字典使用) (see notes for details)
Chinese PinYin Bible based on Chinese Union Version (和合本汉语拼音版)
Chinese Lu Chen-Chung Traditional (吕振中译本)

These modules are available in HERE

 


English Bible Version:

1769 King James Authorized Version with paragraph indication and Footnoted Strong's Numbers as well as Reference Notes (Can be used with Bible Lexicon)
1769 King James Authorized Version with Words of Christ in Red and Footnoted Strong's Numbers
A Conservative Version, by Dr. Walter L. Porter
American King James Version, by Stone Engelbrite
American Standard Version with footnotes and paragraph indication
Bible in Basic English (1949/1964)
Bible in Worldwide English (BWE) with paragraph indication
Darby Bible (1889) with paragraph indication
Douay-Rheims American Edition (1899)
Douay-Rheims Bible, Challoner Revision
Hebrew Names Version with footnotes and paragraph indication
Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, by J. Green
Montgomery New Testament (1924) with paragraph indication
Murdock Translation with footnotes and italic indication

Restored Name King James Version with footnotes, paragraph and italic indication

Revised King James NT, 2000 Edition, edited by Brad Haugaard
Revised Standard Version with paragraph indication, requires agreement signup
Revised Webster Version with Strong's Number, morphology codes, footnotes and paragraph indication (Can be used with Bible Lexicon)
The Common Edition New Testament with paragraph indication
The Emphasized Bible with paragraph, italic, underline and cite indication
The Living Oracles NT with paragraph and italic indication
Twentieth Century NT with footnotes and paragraph indication
Tyndale Bible
Webster Bible with "not in original text" indication
Weymouth NT with paragraph and cite indication
World English Bible with footnotes, paragraph and italics indication as well as formatted text
World English Bible with Words of Christ in Red.
Young's Literal Translation with paragraph indication

These modules are available in HERE

 


Interlinear Greek Bible Version:

Septuagint LXX Greek Old Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
Combined Greek New Testament Manuscripts: 1550 Stephens Textus Receptus (T), 1894 Scrivner Textus Receptus (S), Byzantine Majority (B) and Alexandrian (A)
1991 Byzantine/Majority New Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
1550 Stephens Textus Receptus, 1894 Scrivener Textus Receptus with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
Interlinear Greek New Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
Westcott-Hort New Testament text from 1881, combined with the NA26/27 variants, with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)

These modules are available in HERE

Note:

  1. Please rename the pdb file starting with "z_" for Greek to display correctly. For example, xignt.pdb -> z_xignt.pdb.  However, the Morphological Analysis Codes may not display correctly.
  2. If anyone doesn't want to display Greek but Roman instead, one can just download and use the file directly. 
  3. For Greek Parsing Syntax, you can reference it from here.
  4. Variants readings in Westcott-Hort are given in the text in this presentation: | Westcott-Hort | NA-26 |.  Doubtful text is indicated in " ".

Bible Plus for Blackberry

 

 

If you are using Blackberry, I recommend this great app to read your bible.  It is called Bible Plus for Blackberry.  The operation of this app is very simple and straight forward.  Please visit Blackberry World to download this app directly on your Blackberry device.  You may also visit the creator website for details and documentation.  The same creator also created SymbianBible app for some models of Symbian phones.  Both apps are using Bible+ modules.  You can download the module using the link at the end of each section.

Below are the Bible+ modules that I made.  


Traditional Chinese/繁體字 (Big-5) Bible Version:

Chinese Union Version in Original Word and Punctuation (和合本舊標點版)
Chinese Union Version in New Punctuation(Modified from Original CUV) (和合本新標點版)
Chinese Union Version with Footnoted Strong's Number (和合本加入Strong編號版, 可配合以下原文字典使用) (see notes for details)
Chinese PinYin Bible based on Chinese Union Version (和合本漢語拼音版 )
Chinese Lu Chen-Chung Traditional (呂振中譯本)

These modules are available in HERE

Note:

  1. Strong's Numbers in ( ) indicates Tenses and Verbs. " " indicates this word is not translated into Chinese word.

Simplified Chinese/简体字 (GBK) Bible Version:

These Chinese Bibles are using GBK encoding and will fix the words missing problem in GB2312 encoding. See notes below for more information on GBK encoding.

Chinese Union Version in Original Word and Punctuation (和合本旧标点版)

Chinese Union Version in New Punctuation(Modified from Original CUV) (和合本新标点版)
Chinese Union Version with Footnoted Strong's Number (和合本加入Strong编号版, 可配合以下原文字典使用) (see notes for details)
Chinese PinYin Bible based on Chinese Union Version (和合本汉语拼音版)
Chinese Lu Chen-Chung Traditional (吕振中译本)

These modules are available in HERE

 


English Bible Version:

1769 King James Authorized Version with paragraph indication and Footnoted Strong's Numbers as well as Reference Notes (Can be used with Bible Lexicon)
1769 King James Authorized Version with Words of Christ in Red and Footnoted Strong's Numbers
A Conservative Version, by Dr. Walter L. Porter
American King James Version, by Stone Engelbrite
American Standard Version with footnotes and paragraph indication
Bible in Basic English (1949/1964)
Bible in Worldwide English (BWE) with paragraph indication
Darby Bible (1889) with paragraph indication
Douay-Rheims American Edition (1899)
Douay-Rheims Bible, Challoner Revision
Hebrew Names Version with footnotes and paragraph indication
Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, by J. Green
Montgomery New Testament (1924) with paragraph indication
Murdock Translation with footnotes and italic indication

Restored Name King James Version with footnotes, paragraph and italic indication

Revised King James NT, 2000 Edition, edited by Brad Haugaard
Revised Standard Version with paragraph indication, requires agreement signup
Revised Webster Version with Strong's Number, morphology codes, footnotes and paragraph indication (Can be used with Bible Lexicon)
The Common Edition New Testament with paragraph indication
The Emphasized Bible with paragraph, italic, underline and cite indication
The Living Oracles NT with paragraph and italic indication
Twentieth Century NT with footnotes and paragraph indication
Tyndale Bible
Webster Bible with "not in original text" indication
Weymouth NT with paragraph and cite indication
World English Bible with footnotes, paragraph and italics indication as well as formatted text
World English Bible with Words of Christ in Red.
Young's Literal Translation with paragraph indication

These modules are available in HERE

 


Interlinear Greek Bible Version:

Septuagint LXX Greek Old Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
Combined Greek New Testament Manuscripts: 1550 Stephens Textus Receptus (T), 1894 Scrivner Textus Receptus (S), Byzantine Majority (B) and Alexandrian (A)
1991 Byzantine/Majority New Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
1550 Stephens Textus Receptus, 1894 Scrivener Textus Receptus with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
Interlinear Greek New Testament with Footnoted Strong's Numbers (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)
Westcott-Hort New Testament text from 1881, combined with the NA26/27 variants, with Footnoted Strong's Numbers and complete parsing information (Can be used with Bible Lexicon and Morphological Analysis Codes)

These modules are available in HERE

Note:

  1. Please rename the pdb file starting with "z_" for Greek to display correctly. For example, xignt.pdb -> z_xignt.pdb.  However, the Morphological Analysis Codes may not display correctly.
  2. If anyone doesn't want to display Greek but Roman instead, one can just download and use the file directly. 
  3. For Greek Parsing Syntax, you can reference it from here.
  4. Variants readings in Westcott-Hort are given in the text in this presentation: | Westcott-Hort | NA-26 |.  Doubtful text is indicated in " ".