Bible Desktop – dig deeply into God’s Word

Bible Desktop is a free and easy to use Bible Study tool that allows you to dig deeply into God’s Word.

Bible Desktop is based on the JSword Project, and reads modules created by the Sword Project.

This provides a wide range of texts to choose from: 300 bibles (most are Old and New Testament), commentaries, dictionaries, daily devotionals (reading plans, keyed for every day of the year), glossaries, and other theological works in more than 40 different languages.

Features include:

  • Tabbed interface.
  • Sub-window mode.
  • Passage Sidebar allows you to modify the amount of text displayed in the Bible Text Display.
  • Research area.
  • Advanced search features: include a phrase or a word, exclude words, search for something that is close to a word, or includes words starting with some text.
  • Show differences – show differences between adjacent Bibles of the same language when more than one are shown.
  • Uses Lucene to index Bibles.

Support: Manual
Developer: The CrossWire Bible Society
License: GNU GPL v2


Bible Desktop is written in Java. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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One comment

  1. Bible study apps/programs… the most complicated mind torture devices ever conceived by man. After trying just about all of them, I finally went with the FocusWriter app and a text version of the NIV Bible. Simple, easy to use, straight forward. Add a few Bible commentary notes/books in the tabs at the bottom and you have a study system without the complicated, multi-frames and wee, tiny text.

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