Catholic New American Bible RE 4+

Revised Edition (NABRE‪)‬

greg fairbrother

Designed for iPad

    • 3.2 • 68 Ratings
    • $2.99


This iPhone/iPad app has been approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).

This app does not require a internet connection to read the bible. The entire bible will be on your device after you download the app. App features include:
- Easily switch between books
- Move between chapters via swipe left/right gesture
- Increase/decrease font size by pinch in/out gesture
- Search verses, filter by chapter, book, old, new, entire bible
- Bookmark verses by touching a verse
- Copy multiple verses
- Highlight verses
- Tweet verses
- Book introductions
- Hypertext footnotes
- Hypertext endnotes
- Hypertext references
- Daily Readings
- History of Last 50 Verses Visited
- Stories, Parables, Miracles, Prayers found in the Bible
- Read the Bible in a Year

Released on March 9, 2011, the New American Bible, Revised Edition (NABRE) is the culmination of nearly 20 years of work by a group of nearly 100 scholars and theologians, including bishops, revisers and editors. The NABRE includes a newly revised translation of the entire Old Testament (including the Book of Psalms) along with the 1986 edition of the New Testament.

The NABRE is a formal equivalent translation of Sacred Scripture, sponsored by the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, using the best manuscripts available. Work on most books of the Old Testament by forty revisers and a board of eight editors began in 1994 and was completed in 2001. The 1991 revision of the Psalter, the work of thirty revisers and six editors, was further revised by seven revisers and two editors between 2009 and 2010.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised New American Bible Old Testament

The Book of Genesis
The Book of Exodus
The Book of Leviticus
The Book of Numbers
The Book of Deuteronomy


The Book of Joshua
The Book of Judges
The Book of Ruth
The First Book of Samuel
The Second Book of Samuel
The First Book of Kings
The Second Book of Kings
The First Book of Chronicles
The Second Book of Chronicles
The Book of Ezra
The Book of Nehemiah


The Book of Tobit
The Book of Judith
The Book of Esther
The First Book of Maccabees
The Second Book of Maccabees


The Book of Job
The Book of Psalms
The Book of Proverbs
The Book of Ecclesiastes
The Song of Songs
The Book of Wisdom
The Wisdom of Ben Sira


The Book of Isaiah
The Book of Jeremiah
The Book of Lamentations
The Book of Baruch
The Book of Ezekiel
The Book of Daniel
The Book of Hosea
The Book of Joel
The Book of Amos
The Book of Obadiah
The Book of Jonah
The Book of Micah
The Book of Nahum
The Book of Habakkuk
The Book of Zephaniah
The Book of Haggai
The Book of Zechariah
The Book of Malachi

Preface to the New American Bible New Testament
THE GOSPELS Introduction

The Gospel according to Matthew
The Gospel according to Mark
The Gospel according to Luke
The Gospel according to John

The Acts of the Apostles

The Letter to the Romans
The First Letter to the Corinthians
The Second Letter to the Corinthians
The Letter to the Galatians
The Letter to the Ephesians
The Letter to the Philippians
The Letter to the Colossians
The First Letter to the Thessalonians
The Second Letter to the Thessalonians
The First Letter to Timothy
The Second Letter to Timothy
The Letter to Titus
The Letter to Philemon
The Letter to the Hebrews


The Letter of James
The First Letter of Peter
The Second Letter of Peter
The First Letter of John
The Second Letter of John
The Third Letter of John
The Letter of Jude

The Book of Revelation

What’s New

Version 22.1

Added 2022 Liturgical Calendar and Readings.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
68 Ratings

68 Ratings

AncientThunder ,

The read in a year has a bug

this is my favorite translation of the Catholic Bible. And I do enjoy this book. However, I like to use the read a Bible in a year feature which is very nice with the exception that it has the New Testament chapter 2 or three times at least in each daily reading. I noticed that when I was reading the same thing every day. And so I checked it out and sure enough the New Testament chapter was inserted into at least two different days. There may be a reason for that but I don’t know what it would be.

In general, I like the way the book is laid out. There is no way that I can see however, to provide feedback or to contact the developer. I tried to contact the developer by his website and got no reply.

It would be nice, to make an audio version of this book as well.

Aside from these issues, I do recommend the purchase of this app.

MHaxB ,

I used to love this app but now...

This app worked fine for me until I upgraded my iPad (gen 5) to the largest system software (iOS 13.1.3). Now the text is fine, but the index is all but useless; as a result, I can no longer easily navigate from one book or chapter to another. All the lines in the index are blank. When I tap on one line in the index, the book name or chapter number appears, but only one book or chapter number at a time. So of course if you tap on a line, you go to the hidden book or chapter you selected - whether it’s the one you wanted or not. And yes, the app was updated to the version that’s supposed to be updated for the new iOS. And deleting the app and reinstalling it doesn’t help.

Any suggestions?


tech for teaching ,

Useful, suggestions for improvement

We use this in a high school. Two requests for improvement so that we can continue to use it/not switch to another app:

1) it is not currently compatible with split screen view on the iPad.

2) you are not able to highlight footnotes.

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