PARALLEL BIBLE WITH STUDY TOOLS. As a reader reads down the column in one version, we make it easy for him look left and right to see how other versions express a verse (in context too!), and then continue reading in the version he is reading (or in another version he finds helpful in reading that passage that day). The idea is to introduce as little eye movement as possible, and as little "context switching" (such as jumping out to a separate list and then back to the text) as possible, so that the reader can get into the Scriptures and immerse in them for a while, gentle euphoria.
WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THIS APP
1. Read your Parallel Bible
2. Read your Parallel Bible plus pause to lookup a word and its occurrences
→ Tap a New Testament verse, then tap the word you want to study
3. Read your Parallel Bible plus pause to lookup the Greek verse with fine detail
→ Tap a New Testament verse, then tap "Verse study"
4. Read a Greek verse with fine detail, plus pause to lookup a word and its occurrences
→ Tap a New Testament verse, tap "Verse study," then tap a word in that verse
PASTORS: Show your followers all of your notes. Then each can choose to read your notes in his own Parallel Bible. As you add and change notes, everyone's Parallel Bible is automatically updated. May this help you deliver the gospel message even more effectively.
NOTE-TAKING AND VERSE HIGHLIGHTING: Sign in to make notes and highlight verses. Engage more now; recall more later.
WORD STUDY, VERSE STUDY: This app makes it easy to study words and the passages they occur in, to go deeper and get even more out of what you read in the Bible. Tap “Word study” to see: verse list and definitions (concordance and lexicons). Tap “Verse study” to see: color-coded parts-of-speech, word forms, phonetics, syllables, and translation tips.
It also helps you find familiar Bible verses, even when you only remember a few words. Enter "God so loved" in the search box and see where that phrase occurs in every Bible version you have open.
SOCIAL: TheBible.org app supports you in sharing the gospel with your friends right at the moment you are reading a Bible verse and thinking of someone in your life.
LANGUAGES: Albanian, Arabic, Aramaic, Armenian, Awadhi, Basque, Bengali, Biblical Greek, Biblical Hebrew, Chamorro, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Fijian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, Georgian, German, Gothic, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Kabyle, Kannada, Korean, Latin, Latvian, Malay, Malayalam, Manx, Maori, Marathi, Modern Greek, Nepali, Norwegian, Oriya, Panjabi, Polish, Portuguese, Potawatomi, Romanian, Romany, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamajaq, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, Vietnamese
PROTESTANT. ROMAN CATHOLIC. OR BOTH: This app automatically aligns verses—by verse content!—and displays corresponding verse numbers when different.
2016: Highlighting and note-taking (done); 3x faster "next chapter" action (done); additional versions
2017: OT Hebrew word study and verse study
2018: OT Greek word study and verse study
re: Old Testament Hebrew
- Brown-Driver-Briggs (BDB)
- Davidson Analytical Lexicon (with updated terminology)
- Hebrew-KJV focus-word mapping
- Syllable-breaks algorithm (improves readability, especially for newcomers)
Next: prepare those resources for display at our site and in our apps.
ABOUT: TheBible.org is a US charitable organization. Its mission is helping ministers make known Christ; in support of that mission, it develops apps to help people experience more effective Scripture reading. Peter Coad leads this work. The organization's content partners include Biblica (NIV), Crossway (ESV), Lockman (NASB), and Bible League International.
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