Bible Gateway

Bible Gateway

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 41
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
7,216 Ratings
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Bible Gateway App

Take the Bible with you wherever you go. The Bible Gateway App is the OFFICIAL and FREE mobile Bible reading and learning experience from The Bible Gateway App makes it easy to read, hear, study, and understand the Bible. Features include: • Read more than 90 different Bible translations, including the NIV, KJV, ESV, NKJV, HCSB, NASB, CEB, The Message (MSG), Amplified Bible (AMP), and many more. • Listen to over 20 audio Bibles, including English, Spanish, Arabic, Thai, and other languages. • Search quickly and easily for any verse, passage, or keyword. • Learn more about any Bible passage with a library of trustworthy Bible commentaries and other references. • Take personal notes, highlight Bible text, and star your favorite verses. • Study Scripture at any time—even late at night—with night mode toggle. • Enjoy a daily Verse of the Day in the translation of your choice. • Follow one of many different Bible reading plans, including the Bible in 90 Days reading challenge and the Bible in Chronological or Historical order. • Share your favorite Bible verses with your friends and family on Facebook and Twitter. • For iPad users, view up to three different translations side-by-side. • Upgrade to the ultimate Bible learning experience with a free 30-day trial of Bible Gateway Plus. Plus members enjoy access to their expanded study library of over 40 Bible study titles, including notes from the NIV Study Bible and the MacArthur Study Bible. Bible Gateway is committed to making the Bible available to everyone, wherever they are. To begin exploring and understanding the Bible yourself, install the free App. In subscribing to Bible Gateway Plus for $3.99 USD per month or $39.99 USD per year, you will have access to more than 40 titles, including best-selling Bible Study resources, including notes from the NIV Study Bible and NKJV MacArthur Study Bible. When subscribing, you will be charged via your iTunes account, and confirmation of your purchase can be found there. Your subscription will be charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase and will automatically renew monthly on the monthly plan or yearly on the yearly plan. If you would like to cancel renewal, you will need to turn off auto-renew at least 24 hours before the end of your current period. Your iTunes account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period. Renewal prices are $3.99 for the monthly plan and $39.99 for the yearly plan. Visit your iTunes Account Settings after purchase to manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal. Please note that any cancellations made before the end of a free trial or subscription period will forfeit any unused portion of the period. Bible Gateway’s Terms of Use are available at


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  • Bible gateway review 5/5

    By Jmachuestis
    It's a good app and I really like it. It makes it easier to read the Bible. I also like how it reads it aloud to me so I can listen to the Bible at night.
  • Thanks Bible Gateway!!! 5/5

    By geofino
    I love the Voice bible and this is the only app that has that translation.
  • Doesn’t work on iPhone 1/5

    By Nav 43
    Works fine on desktop & iPad but won’t go to selected passage on iPhone. Select Isaiah 52 & get ll Kings 52; select Amos 5 & get Ezra 5. Now I want to delete app.
  • Everything thing in a bible you need right at your fingertips 5/5

    By Ladyakn
    You couldn’t ask for a better learning device
  • Fee for study🤔 1/5

    By breaktime
    I sorta get paying... but there are actually better apps for study and listening to audio...I no longer use this app
  • Update terrible for users 1/5

    By VBChris2
    I used to love this App and I do use this App on a daily basis but now I’m considering getting something different. The latest update seems like it’s trying to provide more screen space for reading but instead hinders navigation. Half the time when I try to tap the top of the screen to move to another section of the Bible, it doesn’t work. The older version was 100% better - they shouldn’t have changed the format. Having a separate pop up for navigation doesn’t work.
  • One of the best Apps 5/5

    By kivele
    To many apps in the market this one keeps all my studies in one place... love it
  • Crashing in verse search 1/5

    By Ratty86
    Crashing when searching for a verse in the search area.
  • This Gateway Bible 5/5

    By 88864
    I love this Bible it has so many different bible you can pick from. It for free and this one is awesome.
  • Bible Student 4/5

    By Fix the app PLEASE!!!!!!
    Wonderful Resource! It would be even better if we could height passages within the reading plan and if we could copy / paste scripture from the Bible versions and the reading plan within our electronic devices.
  • A Tremendous Blessing 5/5

    By NealA
    I use the app to help me listen and read through the Bible annually. God bless those who have made this app available so that all may hear the word of God.
  • Bible Gateway 5/5

    By MsP54
    Love it!
  • iPhone X update 1/5

    By dickyboy 70
    After app updated for iPhone X, I can’t search anymore with iPhone 6. Thanks
  • Confused 1/5

    By Headdiva
    I just bought the app but it’s not user friendly. I had the non subscription version and now that I have the subscription I still can’t access the new features. Not sure why the current app didn’t update itself. If I can’t figure it out I’m going to return the subscription.
  • Wow!!! 5/5

    By philomena o
    I love this app!!! I love everything about it!!! The dramatized version of the Bible is so awesome!!! It made me understand the Holy Bible easily like I was watching a movie, but through listening. God bless you Bible gateway!!!
  • Asking for money / taking away complete study’s 1/5

    By revhank
    You were number the one bible til you started charging money and cutting off the lessons
  • Bible gateway The Boom.. 5/5

    By Nau nau
    Who ever created this bible, God bless you. This is my favorite it's beautiful useful, it's just fantastic, awesome to me. I am telling all my iPad friends to down load this blessing. Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Rodell
  • Needs another fix 2/5

    By Used-daily
    Your ap needs a better way for the user to go back from where they are under Resources (i.e. Matthew Henry commentary) to do a Search, or access Bible. You have to hit the back arrow six (6) times to access the dashboard, and then once you do your search(es) or Bible reading, you have to go through the entire step by step procedure to get back to where you were in the Resource. Extremely time consuming and frustrating. Please, please fix this. I love this ap and have used it every day for years. But the last update was not an improvement.
  • My Bible App I Use Every Day 5/5

    First the one gripe that I have. I do not like spinning the wheel to get to books chapters and verses. I much prefer pushing them. But I love the free Charles Spurgeon Devotional that comes free. Also have free access to the KJ21 bible. And overall it’s a pleasure to use. I wish that I could copy just parts of the verses instead of the whole verse sometimes but that’s not a big deal. I would definitely recommend if just for the devotional and amount of free bible versions. Please get rid of the wheels though. Thanks and God bless you for providing this much free of charge. I downloaded another app recently and it only had the KJV and it was very costly to add other versions. I usually use the Blue Letter Bible app with this one so that I don’t have to get out of the devotional to look up scripture and go back and navigate to the devotional again. Plus it has push to verse instead of the wheel.
  • Notes Difficulties 1/5

    By Photo Bug 2013
    And another comment after the last update: nothing regarding my notes below and below some more has been addressed. Please fix the issue. - - - - It continues to crash and the copy and paste feature within the app is not like it used to be. I have so many years of notes in this app. Please fix - see below. - - - It crashed repeatedly on me this morning. I have been using this app for years and have so many notes in it. Please fix the notes issue (see below) and bug that caused it to crash. - - - After last update - my complaint remains. Please bring this back. I make the notes so I can refer to them later. I don't remember when they were created, so if I can't access them when I am reading, they are of no use. This would absolutely be 5 stars If you bring this back. - - - I use the notes feature heavily. Until the last update, I was able to highlight a verse, click on the notes icon, and see my previous notes. Now I am only prompted to create a new note. I don't know when I wrote my previous note(s), so searching for them is not easy. When I am following along in a sermon or discussion, I need to access the notes immediately. Also, I used to be able to copy to the clipboard and insert verses into notes. That feature is gone, too. PLEASE bring these things back!
  • needs work 3/5

    By tacoburn70
    The only reason I use this particular app is for the NIV dramatized audio. I am a voiceover user. The one thing I wish this app would do is sync the audio bible with the words, so that way you can follow along while listening. This would help alot in reading comprehension since i have to both see & hear the information before i can understand what I’m reading. I learned that in college. It should highlight each word or passage as its being read aloud, & scroll down as its being read so you can follow along. haven’t decided rather I want to pay the $3.99 /mo for plus. while I’ve been considering it just to get rid of the ads, don’t see me using the study notes. especially being sight impaired. my wife & i just read the bible mostly. I also don’t like that you can’t jump to a specific verse like john 3:16. you can jump to John 3 but not 3:16. we don’t like that. otherwise pretty decent app, but because of these issues we use the holy bible by YouVersion more that doesn’t cost $3.99/mo
  • Need offline access 2/5

    By Nick Sterno
    I downloaded this thinking I could use it offline. Since I couldn’t, there was no reason to keep it. It was deleted.
  • Love it! 3/5

    By rontho
    I’ve used this app for several years, and like it fairly well for a “church Bible.” Except for one major problem: I get it all set up with maybe 3 parallel versions, or a couple versions and another passage open, then I temporarily switch over to another app—maybe a browser—and often when I switch back, my layout resets, and I have to manually restore it from scratch. I can’t live with this. The developers are good folks, but sorry... I’m moving on.
  • Disappointed with the new version 2/5

    By Grayce47
    Disappointed in the update. In my opinion the old version was amazing. I could easily do a keyword search and easily copy and paste. This new version does not keyword search very well. It often comes back saying nothing found when I know for sure that word is in the Bible. The new copy paste version that includes the link is a nuisance. Please bring back the old version.
  • Used to be 5 stars until the latest update 2/5

    By No Pop-up
    I used to LOVE this app. Use it everyday. However, since the latest update I find it miserable searching for scriptures and switching between versions. I’m not sure why you would have made it more difficult. Please change it back. Please
  • Notes with update 3/5

    By 100th street raider
    UPDATE!! I found if I open parallel views I can take notes on one side and still see scripture on the other side. Not great but at least it's a work a round. I loved the old app, but I can't find a way to see the scripture when I'm taking notes since the update. Very frustrating and disappointing. Please consider a fix for this issue.
  • Updates aren’t always improvements 4/5

    By Mount Ranch
    This is a wonderful app, but I like OT and NT reference to be shown at the beginning of the daily reading, the way it used to be.
  • App will not refresh the daily verse 4/5

    By iphonjeff
    Using an iPhone 7 Plus the app stays stored in memory keeping it from changing the verse of the day. It should be made to check for the verse if it’s opened at or after midnight when it the new verse goes up if possible.
  • Problems 2/5

    By YayorNay?
    This is a good bible app, but it has problems. 1) Whenever I open this app when I’m like over 50%, my battery plummets and I’m down to 20%. Just when I open the app. 2) This app constantly goes black, doesn’t respond, or kicks me out. Recently it’s gettin worse. I have deleted this app, and until these problems are fixed, I won’t re-down load it.
  • Needs interface improvements 2/5

    By TLGScout
    There is a lot of potential here in this app, but the developers need to spend time using it from a readers perspective. For example, when you want to jump from a Bible verse to an associated entry in a study Bible that you own, you must first select the study Bible from a long list of references that include titles that you don't have full access to. That's irritating, especially when the one you want is way down the list. There should be a way to designate your desired study Bible as the "preferred" or "default" reference title and have it automatically link to the passage you are reading. Also, there is no way to directly read and browse in a reference book (e.g. a study Bible) that you own. Everything seems designed to be accessed from a Bible translation first. When I open a study resource, I'm given a list of verses beginning with Genesis 1:1. If I want to read a study Bible note from Hebrews, I either have to scroll down through every Bible verse until I get to the book of Hebrews, or I have to back out and go to the Bible translation, highlight the verse I want to read the note for, jump to Hebrews, and then pull up the entire list of study references and select my study Bible from the long list. The app seems to be more focused on showcasing and selling people new books than using the ones we already have for effective study.
  • Take away ads 3/5

    By WolfAmI!
    We either need to ability to remove the ads by purchase or simply get rid of them, Devs. Honestly, I’m surprised to see them in the first place but the fact that they’re there brings the appeal of this app down. YouVersion is also a free app and doesn’t have ads, which is what I’ve been using and may continue to use if this doesn’t change.
  • Upgrade=crash 1/5

    By Jobem
    I decided to pay the $, upgrade the app and now it crashes and can't even use it.☹️
  • Gateway app 1/5

    By Terrypfahringer
    Too many steps to use. Complicated. Too many choices, ahhhh.
  • Very thorough! 5/5

    By Nightiris
    With dozens of translations and features galore, my favorite is the ability to listen to audio in a variety of versions, this app is the best!
  • Complainers GO AWAY 4/5

    By Chad Hogan
    The app is free for crying out loud! You get the Bible in multiple versions for FREE! Thank you Olive Tree and Bible gateway! The app has some small glitches, but in light of it being FREE, and working with ANY platform, it is a blessing. When did followers of "The Way," become such complainers!?
  • I love this app 5/5

    By pizzaXbox360onex
    I wish that they would dramatize all the versions instead of just KJV
  • Difficult to scroll 3/5

    By S.E.Smith
    When trying to go to different verse, chapter or book the window at top narrows and won’t let you scroll. After many tries the window will widen allowing me to choose new verse etc. Frustrating
  • Minor fix needed 1/5

    By VivaLaTaza
    It is valuable to me as a user of the bible gateway app to have access to the text. It is not valuable to me that the chapter and verse header disappears when scrolling through the text. That the header disappears and causes the text to jump suddenly is annoying, more so because it is a feature that can not be disabled. Please fix it.
  • One request 4/5

    By BeekerMeeker
    I really do enjoy this app and have used it regularly for years. One thing I would love to see improved is the reading plan function. I’d like to be able to use side by side while in reading plan mode. Also, I’d like to be able to highlight & add notes.
  • Pastor 1/5

    By Pastor Daren
    I use to love this app but since they have changed and updated the format and looks, this has become one of my least used least apps. It is not very "user friendly". Please fix this!
  • New version does not allow scrolling ahead or back on daily read 4/5

    By T/dee
    I still think this is the best app out there, it includes many features and versions like NIV, which others don't include. I like the ability to save my notes and verses that are meaningful, and the fact that I can choose many features without signing up for emails. However, I have a few suggestions: The book and verse scroll is not quick enough if your using it to keep up with a speaker. I'm still scrolling when others have quickly found the verse in a hard copy. A quick choice option for the verse and book choice would be better. Also they changed the Daily Bible reading so you can't scroll back a chapter or forward to the next chapter to keep reading without going out or in from the Daily Reading section. It's cumbersome, and stops the flow of study. It should be easier to delve deeper in a your Bible Study. I don't know why they would have changed that feature, as it was not an improvement.
  • Amazing 5/5

    By Omegashogun
    This is one of the best apps for reading or audio about the bible. A+
  • App could be so much better 2/5

    By MsSoniaJ
    Randomly crashes and can only highlight in one color and cannot alternate. Please let’s fix this
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By BeeGeeD
    Very disappointed in the last update. The App locks up anytime I try to switch from one scripture to another. Before I recommended this app to others, now I’m looking for a better one.
  • Love this app 5/5

    By Hugh Min Yang
    Love this app
  • Audio Bible crashes 5/5

    By Eagle Man2
    Overall as a reading Bible I like this app. The audio Bible consistently crashes though.
  • Could use improvement 3/5

    By Checherana
    I haven’t used this long, but for the most part I like it. 2 things I would like changed: a) the top tool bar disappears when you scroll down and reappears when you scroll back up. Sometimes I go up and down as I read and the toolbar thing makes it a bit jumpy- I lose my place. There’s no setting option to freeze it in place. b) I would prefer to start and end at each chapter and swipe or click to continue to the next chapter.
  • Update issues.. 1/5

    By girouard
    The last time I updated this app, Ive not been able to use it for any length of time without it shutting down constantly. Had to start using a different app. It’s hard to move to different verses (usually shuts itself off) and I do not the highlight color. Hope this gets fixed, I used to like this app. I have a good iPad, so it’s not my iPad.
  • Useless 1/5

    By Hubtojfgsetvgd
    Trying to read through the Bible is impossible. Every time I open the app it has changed passages and I have to search for where I left off. Searching is slow and cumbersome. I gave it one star because I love Max McLean's voice. I am deleting this app.
  • Flawed update 2/5

    By Bigred4x4
    Since the new update, my previous notes are marked on verses but I cannot pull up those notes. I can only go to the notes section and look through in chronological order. Their is no way to search for notes. Before the update I could choose a verse and see what notes were attached to that verse. But I do like the look of the update but the notes are broken.

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