Literal Word: Bible & Lexicon 4+

Simply the Word of God

Nicholas Honda

    • 4.9 • 708 Ratings
    • Free



Key Features:
- New American Standard Bible (NASB 1995)
- Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)
- English Standard Version (ESV)
- King James Version (KJV)
- Greek Lexicon (Abbott-Smith)
- Hebrew Lexicon (BDB)
- Footnotes and linked cross-references
- Customized bible text formatting
- Free and offline
- No ads, articles, or social media
- Word search with visual search filtering
- Notes and highlights within verses
- Bookmarks with multiple colors
- Dark mode and color themes
- Passage history
- Free online backup and sync

Literal Word is a quick and powerful Bible app thoughtfully designed for engaging the word of God.

Literal Word exists to promote the word of God and not much else. No ads. No articles. No distractions. Simply the Word. We believe that the Bible contains the most important information that anyone could ever come across and that accessing it should be as easy as possible.

This belief has driven every decision we've made designing Literal Word. The app is 100% free and functional even when you're offline. The NASB 1995, LSB, ESV, and KJV translations of the Bible were selected for faithfully utilizing a word-for-word instead of a thought-for-thought translation method. Each passage of the Bible is clean, customizable, and convenient to access, allowing the reader to focus exclusively on the God-breathed content. Word searches are simple but powerful, featuring a unique visual interface for organizing results with precision, and complete lexicons for original Hebrew and Greek words can be viewed with just a couple taps.

It really comes down to the fact that a straightforward approach to a Bible app maximizes attention to the word of God.

What’s New

Version 4.2.2

* Fixed a line break ESV bug that would hyphenate across a verse number and incorrectly highlight
* Fixed a bug that would cause some devices to open to the wrong location on app launch

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
708 Ratings

708 Ratings

Grateful4u2 ,

My favorite version- makes me very happy!

I have used this NASB Bible, along with a set of Lockman NASB Study Bible books, for many years, and, although I use other versions to compare/contrast various verses, I always come back to this version for its readability and accuracy of foreign translation. In the New Testament, that would be primarily Greek. In the Old Testament, that would be primarily Hebrew. I truly love this translation; many tell me that the words I encounter in this translation are very accurate and I am extremely confident that I am getting the best translation when I use my results with various members of my class. I also use a number of various Greek and Hebrew translation tools and I’m usually very pleased with the final outcomes of my work. In addition, I have a Greek Wuest version which is a direct translation into English, without concern for readability or editing of words. That’s where I can truly judge the NASB in its best light. I appreciate the shades of meaning being expressed with such an economy of words as compared to the verbose Wuest edition!

ByHisWounds ,

Why add other translations?!

This app was really great and special when it was just the NASB ‘95 text. There’s not enough love among Christians for the outstanding NASB (i.e., pre-2020 revision). And it was great to finally find an app that exclusively featured the 1995 NASB. Unfortunately, however, the developers have begun to add additional translations, which is unnecessary and which is only going to complicate this once simple and easy-to-use application. I guess they’re trying to be compete with Logos (no chance) or Bible Gateway, E-Sword, etc.

There are already a gazillion apps out there for the archaic and vastly inferior KJV translation (which has LONG outlived its usefulness—high time for Christians to accept that), the LSB already has its own app (and it’s just a slightly refined update to the 1995 NASB anyway), and the ESV translation is, honestly, pointless. It’s less literal than the NASB (1977 and 1995 versions), and it doesn’t even capitalize divine pronouns, which drives me nuts. (LOL)

Fortunately, I haven’t updated my app and don’t plan to, so mine still has only the wonderful NASB ‘95 text, with no distractions. I really wish Literal Word would go back to using only that most excellent translation, because it truly needs to be preserved (especially since the release of the horrible NASB 2020!). I still prefer the 1995 NASB even to the LSB, in most passages.

MrsJETFast ,

Thank you

Easy to navigate, Hebrew & Greek Lexicon, integrated dictionary, search function is excellent. Love that God’s Word is caps in NT and Jesus’ Word is Red. Love the options in this app. Simple, robust, many options / features. Thank you for providing us access to this app for free. I’ve used many Bible apps and this is the absolute best, exactly what I needed. I have ESV & KJV in print, so this digital NASB is perfect for my referencing needs. Pastor at my local congregation suggested I add NASB to my Bible Collection for in-depth study. Amen, developers! Thank you again for making this app. The time of Revelations is here, we need to spread the Gospel now more than ever before. Please keep this free. Please keep it without ads. We need Jesus and this is the best app version of the Bible yet. Glory to God for access to His Word in our pocket, digitally, instant cross referencing, categories of notes. So thankful. Amen. Blood of Jesus protect us all. Praise Almighty Father, Your Will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven.

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