Geneva Bible 1599
Geneva Bible was the most widely read and influential English Bible of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. A superb translation, it was the product of the best Protestant scholars of the day.
The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into English, preceding the King James translation by 51 years. It was the primary Bible of 16th century Protestantism and was the Bible used by William Shakespeare, Oliver Cromwell, John Knox, John Donne, and John Bunyan, author of Pilgrim's Progress.
Like most English translations of the time, the Geneva Bible was translated from scholarly editions of the Greek New Testament and the Hebrew Scriptures that comprise the Christian Old Testament. The English rendering was substantially based on the earlier translations by William Tyndale and Myles Coverdale (more than 80 percent of the language in the Genevan Bible is from Tyndale). However, the Geneva Bible was the first English version in which all of the Old Testament was translated directly from the Hebrew
Compare the Geneva Bible with the King James
The two versions are very similar to each other. Examination of the differences shows that the earlier Geneva version is often more direct and modern in style than the later King James, e.g.
“and the moon was like blood” (Geneva) versus “and the moon became as blood” (King James)
“as a fig tree casteth her green figs” (Geneva) versus “even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs” (King James)

What’s New

Version 2.1

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

New features:
App interface rotation.
New more user friendly design.
Flipping pages option.
Added new setting options.
Possibility to add bookmark for any verse.
Possibility to notes bookmark for any verse.
Possibility to highlight any verse.
Search not only for text, but also for bookmarks, notes, highlights.
Sharing verses.
Bookmarks, notes and highlights are synchronised between different devices in your apple account via iCloud.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

lassie-lexi ,


The audio needs to sound less robotic

WAB3rd ,

Love the Word of God!

Excellent App, thank God for His written Word handed down through the ages and written in our hearts!
The app is excellent in it’s entirety! Keep up the good work of our Lord and Savior!
Blessings in Christ Jesus,
Love Bill Brunson, born again, 78 year old, ready to go home!


Catholic ads in a Protestant Bible app?

I like that that it's searchable but am disappointed that it doesn't have the footnotes of the real Geneva Bible.

To the person complaining about spelling, it's correct. The spelling is of old English.

Our current version of English started out the way the Geneva accurately reads in this app.

Back to the title of this review, there should be no offers to buy rosaries, of all things, in a Bible app that features the version of the reformers, who the catholic organization persecuted to death.

App Privacy

The developer, Oleg Shukalovich, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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