The PARALLEL PLUS® Bible-study app is for pastors, lay leaders, and others actively seeking a deeper understanding of the Scriptures. PARALLEL: up to 7 columns, 100+ versions. PLUS Greek and Hebrew word studies (verse lists, unabridged Thayer/BDB, word families). PLUS exegetic helps (parsings, translation tips). Free, online only, install now.
EXPERIENCE IT: As you read down the column in one version, when you encounter a verse you'd like to better understand, just move your eyes left-and-right to see how other versions express that verse in its context, and then continue reading the chapter. The idea is to introduce as little eye movement as possible, so you can get into the Scriptures and stay there for a while.
BIBLICAL LANGUAGES: See Hebrew and Greek in parallel with other versions. Plus tap any word to lookup the corresponding Hebrew or Greek word and its occurrences. Plus tap any verse to lookup Hebrew or Greek details in a verse: phonetics, parsings, parts of speech, translation tips.
GO DEEPER: Tap any word, then tap “word study” to see: verse lists, lexical entries, and word families. Tap any verse, then tap “verse study” to see verse-at-a-time helps: color-coded parts-of-speech, word forms, phonetics, syllables, and translation tips. It also helps you find familiar Bible verses, even when you only remember a few words; enter "God so loved" in the search box and see where that phrase occurs in every Bible version in your parallel Bible.
MAKE NOTES, HIGHLIGHT VERSES: Sign in to make notes and highlight verses. Make notes about a verse, about a word in a word study, or your translation of a verse. Those notes also appear automatically in your parallel Bible: each verse note, each word-study note (alongside each occurrence of the word), and each verse you translate (alongside the other columns in your parallel Bible).
SHARE: Show your followers all of your notes. Then each can choose to read your notes in his own Parallel Bible. As you add and change notes, everyone's Parallel Bible is automatically updated.
FORTHCOMING: Old Testament Greek word study and verse study (Summer 2019)
ONLINE ONLY and this is why: It allows us to update our content and make corrections as soon as we recognize the need to do so. “Online only” helps us make sure each reader always has access to the most accurate content that we are able to provide at that moment. Moreover, yes: we live in an increasingly connected world. Internet speeds continue to climb, so that in developed countries, performance is outstanding (for example: for those with a 200 megabit connection, Parallel Plus displays a new chapter in 1/3 second). In some developing countries, the Internet is much slower at present yet that gap will close over the next several years.
SOCIAL: This app supports you in sharing the gospel with your friends right at the moment you are reading a Bible verse and thinking of someone in your life.
PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC: This app automatically aligns verses—by verse content—and displays corresponding verse numbers when different.
COMMENTARY FREE: The act of reading versions in parallel helps readers to understand more deeply. Even without commentary. We feel this is so important that we do not include commentary in our app.
LANGUAGES: Biblical Hebrew and Greek plus English, French, German, Hindi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, and about 50 others.
ABOUT: TheBible.org is a US charitable organization (official name: The Bible Works). Its mission is helping ministers make known Christ; in support of that mission, it develops apps to help people experience more effective Scripture reading. Peter Coad leads his small team in this work. The organization's content partners include Biblica (NIV), Crossway (ESV), Lockman (NASB), and Bible League International.
Parallel Plus® is a registered trademark of TheBible.org
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Ratings and Reviews
Best Scripture App
This app is a God send. I have been using the app for more than six months and have received so much grace and light as I try to break open the Word of God, and to understand the depths that each and every Word offers the mind and heart. In a particular way I have benefitted greatly from the NT references that accompany each word. Being able to see and reference all the verses in which a word appears, especially within the context of the Four Gospels, has changed the way I pray and meditate. Praise God for this app, and I pray for those who have developed it - the Holy Spirit is with you.
Love this !
This is a fabulous app to have to use when studying the Bible. It readily allows passages to be read across different versions and translation at the same time. The facility to make notes in the "margin" is a bonus. I have no problem recommending this.
Offline option, please!
An offline option would be great
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.