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Bible App by Olive Tree

Bible App by Olive Tree

Gospel Technologies

Study the Holy Bible Offline for Free, No Ads. KJV, NIV, ESV Bibles included.

4.7 Ratings 337K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads

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  • Nothing else compares. Its the bible app you always wanted. Oct 18, 2019

    By Madhattersam
    I’ve been using this app for several years now. I love the resources that tag to verses. I learn so much more with the commentaries and dictionaries I’ve purchased over the years. One new feature (or new to me) is the audio piece. Dear developer and who ever thought this up, THANK YOU!! I had been buying audio bibles by the book in iBooks ( way more expensive) because all audio bibles go by track numbers. -which drove me absolutely nuts! But you actually made it not only down to the book but to the verse! That was worth buying the complete audio bible all over again. Even in the iBooks, the smaller books were often lumped together so it was hard to simply listen to say Galatians. Best of all, I carry an entire library with me in my pocket where ever I go. I love to dig into the historical meaning of scripture. Especially when I don't understand something. This app lets me cross reference dozens of books in an instant and get a better understanding of it. This is great for those extra content study bibles like archeology study bible or thomspons chain reference. I dont have to worry about buying the right version of those now. I can point the study notes to what ever version I feel like reading. I still have a physical copy of the bible. But it collects dust now. This app is my go-to. Way to go for a superior app. Keep up the awesome work!
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By W. Jeanine Wilkins
    Love it! The language is simple and easy to read and follow unlike the KJV which uses very archaic language. I am able to navigate the app intuitively and with ease. I highly recommend this go-to-source in your daily walk with God.
    more
  • Intuitive Inspiration Jan 5, 2019

    By TtypeFKB
    Having cultivated a relationship with Christ through a diligent search featuring rigid structure, I initially felt the usage of phone applications for study and revelation of God’s Word to be an abomination. Only after the concept of Grace so beautifully washed over my spirit to totally usurp the dominant reign of condemnation that I had struggled under for many years, was I able to let my tattered KJV rest and embrace the use of such applications. Spiritually conditioned to search deep and expect the best was certainly a regimen that would prove worthy in the endeavor to find the application of choice, as shadow boxing never seemed a fruitful choice for due diligence. But, I loved the applications’ titling and, well, the doggone icon just looked cool. So, it was the first I chose. All joking aside, I have looked at others, but find the intuitive ease of this application’s navigation system to be the featured component that has caused me to retain it as a loyal reader’s companion. The upgrades along the way have never disappointed me and I utilize the copy/paste functions over multiple operating platforms and myriad software programs, quickly enabling me to send my own revelations to others or pose pondering to my spiritual mentors. Thank you, Olive Tree, for continuing your great work spreading the Word of God to our technical world.
    more
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Joy Brooks
    A good Bible reading app. Some free resources available, but also, some resources that are free in other Bible apps, such as kjv with strong's number, Matthew Henry's whole Bible Commentary, some other old but good resources, Olive Tree charges a fee for them in this app. The app is stable, and I do like the layout. It's easy to navigate. Olive Tree have a vast array of Bibles, books, dictionaries, and commentaries available, but you do have to pay for them. I like the fact that it's offline.
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  • Whatever is excellent, whatever is note worthy... Jul 31, 2018

    By Gralarry2
    I use this Bible application every day along with one of the commentaries to gain additional historical insight into the scripture. I find this to be exceedingly helpful in that I do not always understand the background of many passages of Scripture, particularly the old testament as that is what I am reading now. I am hoping to continue this practice throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament. Though there are some advantages to other biblical apps, this is the one I use daily. For that reason I would wholeheartedly recommend this app to anybody who wishes to gain more insight and knowledge of the Scriptures! In all of my reading, I have come to the conclusion that the word of God is truly able to change a man’s heart at a very deep level. I have yet to see anyone who reads the Scriptures and does not come away with being somewhat changed by them to the extent that they are studied. It is just one more proof to me of their divine origins! The human race has been greatly blessed because of the Scriptures and without them our society would have indeed been very dark and dismal. But they will not help you unless you read them. So try out this app and see if it doesn’t help you with that. May your Bible reading be blessed and you’re worthy prayers being answered!
    more
  • Didn’t this application used to be free? Dec 25, 2018

    By stepgr89
    I’ve downloaded this app years ago and never had a problem accessing scriptures. While I know you can buy various study guides and versions of the Bible, it had always come with a basic version of one or two books (I think KJV and NIV). Recently when I turned it on, it had been spiraling for ages as if it was going to load something but never did. I thought it was the bad connection in church and forgot about it. I tried again today in a location with better connection and realized all of my history was erased as well as the books it came with. Not only that, but now I have to either pay and/or search through in-app purchase to find books to add content to it. Maybe I missed the update warning me this was going to happen, but this isn’t a great customer experience. Not sure if I want to keep the application, but unfortunately it’s probably the best one out there.
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  • Meh Nov 6, 2019

    By Karenina C.
    Same as the last review I wrote ("Convenient because it's mostly free (though I paid for the NKJV version, which is my go to) but it's not very intuitive, and it's not easy to personalize the display.") Whether on the tablet or phone, there are too many functions for a mobile device so that it becomes clunky. Rather, they are not laid out well so that when I try to split screens I open study tools. Switching between versions of the Bible is still not a function I am to accomplish easily. When I am switching between verses I sometimes open the search function. The search function is very, very slow, especially when trying to use fields like just searching NT or OT. I have to try multiple times just to get the search field in place. It doesn't "stick" the first time. Also I would love for my devices to sync for highlighted verses but this is not easy to accomplish. Basically the convenience of the app is that it is lighter than a physical Bible.
    more
  • Used to love this app Oct 23, 2020

    By DyreLogan
    I tried installing this on my computer but their exe file doesn't support which drive to install to, so I'm stuck with installing it on my very small SSD with very little space left. Emailed and asked how I could choose which drive to install it to and the support rep was very short and unhelpful to me. She basically said "Sorry, can't install it elsewhere. God bless." That was basically it. So I'm canceling my account, removing it from my phone and tablet and looking elsewhere for a better app that thinks about these things and are a little more compassionate when their users are having issues. This is 2020 and you can't develop an app that let's you install to the drive you desire? And you can't be more understanding and tell me that you'll at least try to fix the issue? Horrible experience. Great app but I can't continue using it anymore.
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  • Highlighting bug that never gets addressed!!! Nov 3, 2017

    By BuccFan
    I want to start by saying, I love this app. I have invested a lot of money in it through book purchases. However, I am super annoyed at how they fail to address the issues you send to their support. The windows program has all kinds of memory issues resulting in it crashing if you try to scroll too fast through a book. This app has its own problems. Be careful if you like to highlight a lot. As you scroll and it has to load the next section of text, most of your highlights will disappear before your eyes. This will force you to completely exit out of the app and restart it again. That is, until it does it again. Come on, Olive Tree, you can do better than this. I’ll give you more stars when you squash some of these bugs.
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  1. Personal Bible study for the new or experienced believer. Solitary note-taking and meditation encourages a deeper look inward for spiritual meaning
  2. Draw spiritual strength from a social network by sharing the Bible with one tap from inside the app
  3. NIV, KJV, ESV, and NKJV available on-demand - even offline - as well as over 100 free study resources

Reviewed by Laura S on December 19, 2017

  • Nothing else compares. Its the bible app you always wanted. Oct 18, 2019

    By Madhattersam
    I’ve been using this app for several years now. I love the resources that tag to verses. I learn so much more with the commentaries and dictionaries I’ve purchased over the years. One new feature (or new to me) is the audio piece. Dear developer and who ever thought this up, THANK YOU!! I had been buying audio bibles by the book in iBooks ( way more expensive) because all audio bibles go by track numbers. -which drove me absolutely nuts! But you actually made it not only down to the book but to the verse! That was worth buying the complete audio bible all over again. Even in the iBooks, the smaller books were often lumped together so it was hard to simply listen to say Galatians. Best of all, I carry an entire library with me in my pocket where ever I go. I love to dig into the historical meaning of scripture. Especially when I don't understand something. This app lets me cross reference dozens of books in an instant and get a better understanding of it. This is great for those extra content study bibles like archeology study bible or thomspons chain reference. I dont have to worry about buying the right version of those now. I can point the study notes to what ever version I feel like reading. I still have a physical copy of the bible. But it collects dust now. This app is my go-to. Way to go for a superior app. Keep up the awesome work!
    more
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By W. Jeanine Wilkins
    Love it! The language is simple and easy to read and follow unlike the KJV which uses very archaic language. I am able to navigate the app intuitively and with ease. I highly recommend this go-to-source in your daily walk with God.
    more
  • Intuitive Inspiration Jan 5, 2019

    By TtypeFKB
    Having cultivated a relationship with Christ through a diligent search featuring rigid structure, I initially felt the usage of phone applications for study and revelation of God’s Word to be an abomination. Only after the concept of Grace so beautifully washed over my spirit to totally usurp the dominant reign of condemnation that I had struggled under for many years, was I able to let my tattered KJV rest and embrace the use of such applications. Spiritually conditioned to search deep and expect the best was certainly a regimen that would prove worthy in the endeavor to find the application of choice, as shadow boxing never seemed a fruitful choice for due diligence. But, I loved the applications’ titling and, well, the doggone icon just looked cool. So, it was the first I chose. All joking aside, I have looked at others, but find the intuitive ease of this application’s navigation system to be the featured component that has caused me to retain it as a loyal reader’s companion. The upgrades along the way have never disappointed me and I utilize the copy/paste functions over multiple operating platforms and myriad software programs, quickly enabling me to send my own revelations to others or pose pondering to my spiritual mentors. Thank you, Olive Tree, for continuing your great work spreading the Word of God to our technical world.
    more
  • Whatever is excellent, whatever is note worthy... Jul 31, 2018

    By Gralarry2
    I use this Bible application every day along with one of the commentaries to gain additional historical insight into the scripture. I find this to be exceedingly helpful in that I do not always understand the background of many passages of Scripture, particularly the old testament as that is what I am reading now. I am hoping to continue this practice throughout the Old Testament and the New Testament. Though there are some advantages to other biblical apps, this is the one I use daily. For that reason I would wholeheartedly recommend this app to anybody who wishes to gain more insight and knowledge of the Scriptures! In all of my reading, I have come to the conclusion that the word of God is truly able to change a man’s heart at a very deep level. I have yet to see anyone who reads the Scriptures and does not come away with being somewhat changed by them to the extent that they are studied. It is just one more proof to me of their divine origins! The human race has been greatly blessed because of the Scriptures and without them our society would have indeed been very dark and dismal. But they will not help you unless you read them. So try out this app and see if it doesn’t help you with that. May your Bible reading be blessed and you’re worthy prayers being answered!
    more
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Ray Puls
    I very much appreciate this app for the reason it is possible to read and study even if no wifi is available. It also is extremely fast to take me to bible references and I can have a number of translations. Thank you Olive Tree.
  • Mar 31, 2021

    By Joy Brooks
    A good Bible reading app. Some free resources available, but also, some resources that are free in other Bible apps, such as kjv with strong's number, Matthew Henry's whole Bible Commentary, some other old but good resources, Olive Tree charges a fee for them in this app. The app is stable, and I do like the layout. It's easy to navigate. Olive Tree have a vast array of Bibles, books, dictionaries, and commentaries available, but you do have to pay for them. I like the fact that it's offline.
    more
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Dan Bowers
    I really enjoy reading through the Bible chronologically. It really does allow you to put things in place and perspective. I wish that it had an easy, daily "ticker" that you could tie in a calendar.
  • Bible Study app Nov 25, 2018

    By iaboG
    I have read through the Bible now for over 25 years. I have used this program for over 5 years. I get concerned about every update. I accidentally updated on my phone a couple of years ago, but every update has been a challenge to get used to. This last one I don’t like not seeing the projected end date. I still have the older version on my iPad. The only reason I continue using the app and trying to adjust to the changes is because I’m committed to reading God’s Word every morning. Part 2 I have discovered another thing I miss. On the older version, when I select reading plans it shows My Plans and has a list of all the times I have completed a plan. I am finishing my 6th year of reading Life Journal in this app. Before that I was using the Victory Bible Reading Plan from Omega Ministries for over 20 years. I do like the ability to have a Bible app on my iPad and iPhone that has a good through the Bible in a year plan. This has been a plus for me. I haven’t found any Bible apps that have a Bible reading plan that I like as well as Life Journal. I have other Bible apps, but this is the one I use the most. I have just struggled with some of the changes that are made.
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  • Mar 16, 2021

    By Sola Powered
    I can't see about 80 pixels of the left and right screen edges during the intro screens This apparently hides the ok button that would get me into the app content. Running Android 11, Samsung A71. Update, the latest version fixes the issue, thank you!
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  • Not as good as before Apr 28, 2018

    By thankfullyredeemed77
    I like the many resources you can have in one place with this. They made a major change to the appearance of the app, maybe one year ago though. I liked the old look a lot more. Now I have to hide the tool bar when I'm reading, otherwise the appearance is too jarring and distracting from my reading. The study window where you can read another translation, or dictionary is more cumbersome now. It used to have a cute little tab that blended in nicely when not in use, and could be easily pulled up when needed. I don't know if it was visible with the tool bar hidden, because I never used to hide the tool bar. I now have to display the tool bar to make the study window "plus" sign visible, which also has study window written out over a not so nice green color. The tool bar has a shopping cart in the middle now, which sits right at the top of your screen. I can only surmise that the makers of the app are moo concerned with us buying things than us enjoying our Bible reading experience. One good change is easier access to a Bible reading plan with a button on the tool bar.
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Andrew Rowland
    It is back "available" in the play store if/ when it loads it only loads a free bible version. It does not allow açcess to the many in app purchases I have made over the years. It is now a complete rip off.
  • Mar 28, 2021

    By thuannypou gangmei
    I have been using Olive Tree Bible and enjoyed the features of the apps. I have problems with NIV Olive Tree Bible so i uninstall and install this one. And now "verses start a new line" this is not working again.. looking forward for the best of this Olive Tree Bible applications.
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  • Difficult controls & clumpy highlights... Mar 2, 2020

    By sky_blue02
    I love that this is free, will sync with my desktop app, and offers devotionals. But the controls on this app aren’t intuitive. It’s a bad design. I’ve built apps myself and studied app design principles and this doesn’t abide by the simplest rule: that things should be self-explanatory. It’s hard to navigate and to locate features. I don’t have that problem with the YouVersion app. I also hate the clumpy highlights. They look awful. I only occasionally use this app. I much prefer the YouVersion app, though unfortunately it doesn’t have devotionals, just plans (some of which are just a few days long). Mostly I use this one for an occasional look at a devotional or when I’m looking for a quote I highlighted while using the desktop app (which, honestly, has some of the same design issues as this). Try to simplify things. Streamline. Make it easy to navigate. Consolidate controls. Take a hint from the YouVersion app. It’s much better in terms of design.
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  • A huge, HUGE mess... Jul 11, 2019

    By mahjr
    UPDATE 2: You know, it’s funny. I reinstall and wait, wait, wait for an update to the LASBNLT bible to be updated so that the side swiping could be fixed. Well it’s fixed all right. So fixed that now they’ve ONLY ALLOWED IT FOR VERTICAL SCROLLING. I’m truly convinced no one at Olive Tree is paying attention. What’s so special about this translation that it cannot be page-turned normally. The vertical scrolling is dizzying, horrible - which is why I TURN THE PAGE SIDEWAYS. Now I’m truly done with Olive Tree. No more recommendations for them to others. Very tired. UPDATE: LOL! It was suggested to me to reinstall the app and now I get 3 1/2 columns of text. And as I turn the pages the columns get all cluttered. A mess... =========== After the last few updates this app has gotten so bad gradually. Links have to be tapped more than once, and worse now, the resource guide is never ever in sync anymore with the verse hyperlink you select. In fact it never changes, the pop up window always shows the same info no matter what link you select. I’ll tap on a verse’s hyperlink and the resource notes window shows info that has nothing to do with even the chapter or book I’m in. This is on the LABNLT on both iphone and iPad Pro. All current OS’s, app itself also current. I’m shocked that these updates are never tested before release. I’m done with this and back to always reliable ePub.
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  • Overall good app, but has frustrating bugs Feb 15, 2020

    By EdHans
    Overall I like this app and for bible reading it is a 5 star app. But I’ve purchased 2 reference books in the last few weeks and within an hour of using each I found issues where the Lookup function fails to work with some words or they don’t open properly in the Study Center portion. I’ve reported these issues with both books and have received confirmation that the bugs are reproducible. But neither has been fixed. I’m not talking about visual glitches or minor issues. These books do not function as advertised. And neither issue has been fixed. I’ll continue to use it for quick bible references and light reading, but I cannot use it for serious study as when I study I want to be immersed in the text, not fighting app bugs. I won’t be buying anymore reference books either until I see a change in quality.
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  • Highlighting bug that never gets addressed!!! Nov 3, 2017

    By BuccFan
    I want to start by saying, I love this app. I have invested a lot of money in it through book purchases. However, I am super annoyed at how they fail to address the issues you send to their support. The windows program has all kinds of memory issues resulting in it crashing if you try to scroll too fast through a book. This app has its own problems. Be careful if you like to highlight a lot. As you scroll and it has to load the next section of text, most of your highlights will disappear before your eyes. This will force you to completely exit out of the app and restart it again. That is, until it does it again. Come on, Olive Tree, you can do better than this. I’ll give you more stars when you squash some of these bugs.
    more
  • Didn’t this application used to be free? Dec 25, 2018

    By stepgr89
    I’ve downloaded this app years ago and never had a problem accessing scriptures. While I know you can buy various study guides and versions of the Bible, it had always come with a basic version of one or two books (I think KJV and NIV). Recently when I turned it on, it had been spiraling for ages as if it was going to load something but never did. I thought it was the bad connection in church and forgot about it. I tried again today in a location with better connection and realized all of my history was erased as well as the books it came with. Not only that, but now I have to either pay and/or search through in-app purchase to find books to add content to it. Maybe I missed the update warning me this was going to happen, but this isn’t a great customer experience. Not sure if I want to keep the application, but unfortunately it’s probably the best one out there.
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  • Meh Nov 6, 2019

    By Karenina C.
    Same as the last review I wrote ("Convenient because it's mostly free (though I paid for the NKJV version, which is my go to) but it's not very intuitive, and it's not easy to personalize the display.") Whether on the tablet or phone, there are too many functions for a mobile device so that it becomes clunky. Rather, they are not laid out well so that when I try to split screens I open study tools. Switching between versions of the Bible is still not a function I am to accomplish easily. When I am switching between verses I sometimes open the search function. The search function is very, very slow, especially when trying to use fields like just searching NT or OT. I have to try multiple times just to get the search field in place. It doesn't "stick" the first time. Also I would love for my devices to sync for highlighted verses but this is not easy to accomplish. Basically the convenience of the app is that it is lighter than a physical Bible.
    more
  • Used to love this app Oct 23, 2020

    By DyreLogan
    I tried installing this on my computer but their exe file doesn't support which drive to install to, so I'm stuck with installing it on my very small SSD with very little space left. Emailed and asked how I could choose which drive to install it to and the support rep was very short and unhelpful to me. She basically said "Sorry, can't install it elsewhere. God bless." That was basically it. So I'm canceling my account, removing it from my phone and tablet and looking elsewhere for a better app that thinks about these things and are a little more compassionate when their users are having issues. This is 2020 and you can't develop an app that let's you install to the drive you desire? And you can't be more understanding and tell me that you'll at least try to fix the issue? Horrible experience. Great app but I can't continue using it anymore.
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