JW Library is an official app produced by Jehovah's Witnesses. It includes multiple Bible translations, as well as books and brochures for Bible study.
• Choose from various Bible translations.
• Compare all available Bible versions by tapping a verse number.
• View the associated material by tapping a footnote marker or reference letter.
• Swipe left or right to navigate through your current publication.
• Place bookmarks at any verse or chapter to resume your reading.
• Use the history feature to access recently read content.
• Use the Search feature to find words or expressions in your current publication.
• See publications you need for the meetings.
Research Guide updates can be downloaded from the study pane of the Bible.
Mac computers with Apple silicon (M1 chip and newer) can install the app.
Several issues are fixed, including some causing the app to crash.
NOTE: Version 12.5 is the last version that supports iOS 9, 10 and 11. If your device runs one of these older operating systems, you will need to update it to receive future versions of JW Library.
Ratings and Reviews
Awesome, but one thing that I want to suggest
I love JW Library, for the meetings, bible reading, studying, and videos. It’s certainly a blessing from Jehovah. One thing that I think you could add, and I think you maybe have in the past on certain devices, but Apple and Samsung don’t have it. So, this is mostly about music videos, but could be used for other things as well: A shuffle button. The original music that you provide is amazing, but it would be nice if we could tap that shuffle button and do everyday things. Like for example, when driving, especially to meetings and service, it would be really nice to just be able to click shuffle and have random songs play for as long as you want. I don’t know if this is done in other places, but here in the middle of Wisconsin, some congregations public witness in Flea Markets, and we usually have an open tent with a table with literature on it. We also play Become Jehovah’s Friend videos on the table to attract people to the carts. A shuffle button would be pretty handy in that situation. Sure, you can just click on a video and then the videos following it will play, but especially with the songs, it’d be nice to have a way to shuffle them. So, just a suggestion, and there are others ways of doing this on different devices; I don’t know if you even look at the reviews, but if you do, there are people out in Wisconsin that might find this useful.
hi i am 9 years old and i love all the celeb and Sofia videos i watch them all they so good 😃 they make me smile! Me my brothers and sisters are having trouble in sharing 😞 i dont like it and its so hard to stop it. Can you please make a video where celeb and sofia find a really pretty flower and they both want it because its special so they start fighting over it and celeb says “no sofia its mine give it back!!!” sofia said to celeb: “no its mine i found it first!” They’re mom comes and says” whats going on?” Celeb is sad and says “sofia took my pretty flower to give to you!” “No celeb took MY flower to give to you!!” Their dad comes and says “guys, guys, why are you fighting over a flower saying it is both yours? jehovah created all things including this beautiful flower for us to enjoy, not fight over!” celeb and sofia both look at each other and go to talk. when they are done talking they both hold the flower together and smile and hand it up to they’re mom and they say “here mom we both have a flower to give to you!” mom says “aww it is so pretty thank you guys!” dad says “good job kids!” So you could add to that if you want and maybe you could connect a scripture to that for people tp read! I bet there is a good scripture to connect to this. ok i will wait for it and look forward to it 😉
Update Issues iOS 13.1
I enjoy this app so much. However with the recent iOS update to 13.1, there are issues with the Accessability feature Invert for those with low vision. I do not have low vision but my Bible student does. I prefer to use the Invert feature myself with a darker reading background. Since the new update, and Invert/Smart Invert is switched on, majority of the text is blank on the screen/app. If I highlight text with Invert off, then turn Invert on only the highlighted text is visible. Everything else not highlighted is BLANK. When Invert is turned off, the text is visible. Also with Invert turned on the pictures are turned into negative film, verses the picture being true to its color (normal looking photo) like it has in the past to view a normal looking photo with the dark background and white text. If accessability features, especially the Invert feature, can be fixed, it would be much appreciated. If there was an option to read in a “light” or “dark” mode, that would be wonderful to not have to turn on the Accessability shortcut. Other than that, this app is a wonderful tool to keeping up with the meetings and spiritual learning. Thank you for all that you do!
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- Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
- 197.6 MB
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
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