Holy Bible 4+

Paul Avery

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 12.7K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The simplest, best looking, and most customizable Bible app you will ever use!

Dozens of Bibles, parallel reading, powerful searching, study tools, NET notes, social sharing, autoscrolling, verse markup, notes, daily reading plans, iCloud syncing and backups, and so much more!

What’s New

Version 13.5

• Added: Letter spacing preference setting
• Changed: Simplified font selection
• Bugfix: Blank passage on iOS 16
• Bugfix: Crashing on iOS 16
• Bugfix: Minor UI updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.7K Ratings

12.7K Ratings

luisdent ,

Most customizable bible app on iOS

This app is superb. It is by far the most customizable bible app on the App Store when it comes to formatting. Paragraph kjv? Check. Precise margin adjustments? Check. Fonts, font sizes, margins, line spacing, indentation or not, HIDE VERSE NUMBERS for readability!, customizable colors, theme saving, highlights , bookmarks, customizable interface, and more.

It loads fast and has additional study tools available for purchase in app as well. You can view a reasonable set of translations and split the view to have up to four bibles side by side. The kjv can be used offline, but others may require the internet.

Has a great search function that works well. iCloud backup of notes, highlights, etc. Overall, it is my favorite bible app by far on iOS. The developer is very good with communication and support as well.

My only desire would be a "slightly" more advanced reading plan. It is simple and works well, but being able to pick a start date would be ideal (I don't always start a plan on January 1), and other apps have far more options. However, for what I use the app for, mainly a very readable and clean and book-like bible experience, the app absolutely excels. I can use other apps for a reading plan (such as ReadingPlan, which can launch this app for readings and is almost the equivalent awesomeness for a reading plan app).

Highly recommend this app. For actually reading the Bible, there is no better kjv app. Period.

RthrDshng ,

Fastest and simplest app for reading the Bible

Very quick, pulls up and navigates instantly. Easy to navigate, tons of customization options (I recommend Baskerville font), and for just a couple bucks tons of notes and commentaries. Has the online ESV and several other translations offline. Just discovered the very nice notes system which sorts notes by chapter: very quick and easy way to take notes. Simple and lightweight, with no silly "social" features beyond basic sharing. Lightweight and looks great.

Recent updates have indeed changed many things, and the developer (Paul) has worked his tail off to make a great looking app that is also easy to navigate. I truly believe he has done this with the most recent update, and the app continues to improve regularly. He updates it very often.

Weather_Watcher_4455 ,

Best, but 1 request

Absolutely, hands down, the best Bible app out. Of the 4 currently on my phone, this is my "daily driver", and always remains so regardless of how many I try out & delete. In app purchases are well worth the content too. Thank you sir.

One request though, could you move the concordance back to the verse tap menu. I see the advantage of the way it works now, with the whole chapter available, but when you hit the "X" after looking at one word, to select another word, the list of verses jumps back to a predetermined spot, and you often have to scroll the list to find the desired verse. If it would just go back to the verse I was just at, I wouldn't want it moved back really. Just something to look at.

* Review Edit *
. . . . THANK YOU PAUL !!!

Feb 18, 2019 Version 13.0.1
Changed the "drawdown menu" from icons to buttons with words. THANK YOU !!!!
I liked the icons, but I don't have to figure out or remember what the words do. Some other nice tweaks too, but this one is a home run for me.
And STILL the best Bible app available.

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