The Bible versions are presented in parallel columns. The columns are arranged from most literal to most paraphrased translation. The original language version occupies the very most literal column. The color of the column indicates what kind of translation it is so you can tell what a version is good at without having to research it:

- word-for-word (blues/purples)
- phrase-for-phrase (translational greens)
- thought-for-thought (earth tones)

Pinch horizontally to change the number of visible columns, pinch vertically to change the font size.

We include the following excellent Bible versions in the free download because we secured no-charge licenses for them from their publishers.

- GNT: Greek New Testament (free)
- Amplified: Amplified Bible (free)
- KJV: King James Version (free)
- NASB 1995: New American Standard Bible 1995 (free)
- NASB 2020: New American Standard Bible 2020 (free)
- NET: New English Translation (free)
- GW: GOD'S WORD Translation (free)

We make the following additional Bible versions available as in-app purchases since we download a complete copy of each one to your device when you purchase it. This way you can access all of your Bibles without needing an Internet connection.

- NKJV: New King James Version
- ESV: English Standard Version
- NIV: New International Version
- NIrV: New International Readers Version
- NLT: New Living Translation
- MSG: The Message
- HEB: Hebrew Old Testament

Spectrum Bible Links to the Greek/Hebrew are also available as in-app purchases ($0.99 each) for the following books:

- Genesis
- Daniel
- John
- Romans
- Galatians
- Ephesians
- Philippians
- Colossians
- 1 Thessalonians
- 2 Thessalonians
- 1 Timothy
- 2 Timothy
- 1 John
- 2 John
- 3 John

The in-app Store offers the following Mini-books:

- Flicker (FLCR) Bible Study: Introduction (FREE)
- 20 Favorite Verses to Flicker (FLCR) #1 ($0.99)
- 8 Longer Passages on Jesus to Flicker (FLCR) #1 ($0.99)
- The Bible on Prayer ($0.99)
- WAVE Favorite Verses (FREE)
- Guide to the Manuscripts Panel ($0.99)

This is the first version of the in-app Store in which we also offer an electronic version of our 275 page book, Flicker Bible Study ($4.99) which includes our complete treatment of how to have a rewarding time in the Bible. Previously our book was only available on Amazon.

Spectrum Bible stores all Bible versions, Mini-books, and Books on your iPhone/iPad device so performance is snappy and reading does not require a connection to the Internet.

What’s New

Version 1.3.1

We recently negotiating a $0 license agreement with the Lockman Foundation Bible publisher and we are passing that along to you by including the following quality Bible translations in new columns in this version's free download: Amplified Bible, NASB 1995, and NASB 2020. We are also offering two Chinese Bible translations (CUV Traditional and Simplified) for free download. Besides new Bible versions this revision also has completely reworked sharing services and an electronic version of our 275 page book, Flicker Bible Study.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
193 Ratings

193 Ratings

Waynesteury ,

Great tool for quick reference

I have been using the Spectrum Bible the past five years or more and love it as a fast and effective tool for quick reference. I have expensive computer software but this app is a valuable tool to do a fast search and look up a Greek or Hebrew definition/parsing. I have read my Greek NT many times but cherish this readily available tool. I have used it many times before a sermon presentation, in a quick study or during devotions. I cannot recommend it any higher!

Developer Response ,

For those of you who haven't heard, a name change is coming up in the next version of WAVE Parallel Bible. Just like when the name was changed from WAVE Study Bible nothing else changes--just the name and the icon picture. No action is required on your part.


(updated review to 5 stars)

I use it every morning. It has never crashed once, until the update. When I search Psalms it crashes to home. Paralleling Old and New Testaments Original text, KJV, and Message. Using iPad Pro 9.7 iOS 10.3.3 and NOT going to iOS 11 for performance throttling and sly manipulation to upgrade my iPad. (Reinstalled and seems to be working properly now) Thanks to the developers for a quick response ! You have a great app and should be proud.

Developer Response ,

Hi SlashZ, it is great to hear that you are getting so much out of WAVE. I'm sorry to hear that your searches are crashing. We would be very happy to help you track down the problem if you could write us at A review like this gives us no channel to help. Email to our support account gives us a channel to gather what we need to make your experience better.

Wildwood Kyle ,

Clever UI

I have a plethora of bibles on my iPhone/iPad, but this is by far my favorite. I love to be able to simply swipe between versions and the icing on the cake is the option to see the original text. I'm no scholar, which is why I like the option to simply tap the Greek or Hebrew word and up pops a screen to give varying translations as well as an option to search for other places in scripture for the same word. Great bible app.

App Privacy

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Wave Study Bible, Inc.
45.3 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
In-App Purchases
  1. New International Version $9.99
  2. The Message $9.99
  3. New American Standard Bible


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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