The SWORD Project – CrossWire Bible Society’s free Bible software project

The SWORD Project is an effort to create an ever expanding software package for research and study of God and His Word.

The SWORD Engine is a software framework that allows research manipulation of Biblical texts. There are a number of projects that use The SWORD Engine, including Bibletime, and GnomeSword.

Sword is a cross-platform library. It provides a common, open module format with hundreds of texts.

Features include:

  • Removes the burden of designing Bible software by providing a lot of the underlying functionality, such as:
    • Searching.
    • Verse reference parsing.
    • Markup format interchange.
    • File access.
  • Offers advanced features such as regular expression searches, ICU library to access phonetic and scholarly transliteration facilities.
  • Supports General Bible Format, Theological Markup Language, and Open Scriptural Information Standard.
  • Add-on modules:
    • Bible texts.
    • Commentaries.
    • Lexicons.
    • Dictionary in a number of different languages.
  • Easy to learn API.

Website: www.crosswire.org/sword
Support: FAQ
Developer: Many individuals
License: GNU GPL v2

Sword is written in Java and C++. Learn Java with our recommended free books and free tutorials. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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