Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible
Originally written in 1706, Matthew Henry's six volume Complete Commentary provides an exhaustive look at every verse in the Bible.
Matthew Henry's well-known six-volume Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708–1710) or Complete Commentary, provides an exhaustive verse by verse study of the Bible. covering the whole of the Old Testament, and the Gospels and Acts in the New Testament. After the author's death, the work was finished (Romans through Revelation) by thirteen other nonconformist ministers, partly based upon notes taken by Henry's hearers, and edited by George Burder and John Hughes in 1811.
Henry's commentaries are primarily exegetical, dealing with the scripture text as presented, with his prime intention being explanation, for practical and devotional purposes. While not being a work of textual research, for which Henry recommended Matthew Poole's Synopsis Criticorum, Henry's Exposition gives the result of a critical account of the original as of his time, with practical application. It was considered sensible and stylish, a commentary for devotional purposes.
Famous evangelical Protestant preachers such as George Whitefield and Charles Spurgeon used and heartily commended the work, with Whitefield reading it through four times - the last time on his knees. Spurgeon stated, "Every minister ought to read it entirely and carefully through once at least."
Henry's reputation rests upon his renowned commentary, An Exposition of the Old and New Testaments (1708-10, known also as Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible). He lived to complete it only as far as to the end of the Acts, but after his death other like-minded authors prepared the remainder from Henry's manuscripts. This work was long celebrated as the best English commentary for devotional purposes and the expanded edition was initially published in 1896. Instead of critical exposition, Henry focuses on practical suggestion, and his commentaries contains rich stores of truths.

What’s New

Version 5.0

Adapted for iPhone X
Search engine improved
Corrected some verses
Fixed wrong page turning while verse selection
A lot of bug fixes.
Stability improvements.

New features:
Multiple verses selection
Verses of the day
Daily reading plans
App interface rotation.
New more user friendly design.
Added possibility to read Bible.
Flipping pages option.
Added new setting options.
Bookmarks, notes and highlights are synchronised between different devices in your apple account via iCloud.
Audio for Bible.
Possibility to add bookmark for any verse in Bible.
Possibility to notes bookmark for any verse in Bible.
Possibility to highlight any verse in Bible.
Search not only for text, but also for bookmarks, notes, highlights in Bible.
Sharing verses in Bible.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
4.2K Ratings

4.2K Ratings

Larnce2718 ,


As a Preacher, I am studying as much of the Word as possible. This is my 5th year as a Minister and though there are many commentaries out there to read, I have found that Matthew Henry is by far my favorite. The man was brilliant. Now, I believe that God blessed him with the knowledge obviously, but without him being a willing vessel, it would be very hard to do as this man has done. He wasn’t reading the 1611 KJV that I use. It was after his time, which makes it even more amazing. I love how the app populates each referenced verse in a window without going to a different page. Makes a huge difference. I encourage anyone and everyone to read Mr. Henry’s commentary. If nothing more than to see how God had showed him his interpretation. I don’t agree with everything single thing he has written, but I do see eye to eye with his view of the Bible than anyone else. God is great! 1 Peter 4:8. Charity (love) shall cover THE multitude of sins. Not A multitude, but THE multitude.

Manuel De la Rosa ,

Matthew Henry Bible Commentary

For many years the printed edition of the Matthew Henry Bible Commentary has been my principal Bible study tool. It has been decisive in my understanding of hundreds of passages, thanks to all the information it provides. Translation from original Hebrew or Greek is one of Bible translations most difficult tasks. The explanation of what it meant in the original language is of enormous help. Also, historic, social, political, background are very helpful.
With the app it is way much easier to use anywhere at any time. I don’t have to carry the voluminous book around and research is much faster.
It is a huge blessing.

sallylu3 ,

Review of Matthew Henry Commentary App

This is the best app for this commentary that i have found.
It is very easy to use. I can locate what I’m looking for quickly without difficulty.
I have the 6 volume paper books of this commentary and have used it very much over the last 10 years.
I tried another app but it was difficult to get to what I wanted to study, so i went back to my book version.
Then i saw this app and tried again. I have it on my ipad and enjoy using it very much.


Oleg Shukalovich
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Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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