The Best free bible software I know

Have you ever wanted to research for an scripture and didn’t know were to find it? You were sure that it was in there but couldn’t find it! If you are like me, you might thumb through the Bible  book that you are “sure” that the verse is in and even look to one side of the page because you know that it is on the left side or the right side!

A few years ago, I was introduced to a windows form software called E-Sword. I do not receive any points, money, or free upgrades for this recommendation but I do recommend that anyone wanting a good Bible software to go to and download a copy.

The software comes with one or two Bible versions already downloaded but you can download more free ones and you can add others  for a modest price. Reference books, commentaries and the like are also available.

I am able to find passages based on a word, or a phrase a lot more easily. It does help a lot, if you are preparing a lesson on Brotherly Love, to find passages that use the phrase. But what you might also find is things that will make you go :Hmmmm!

For example you might be surprised to notice that the word (Brotherly Love) does not show up in the Gospels. However, the root word of Philidelphia, “Phileo” shows up a lot more in the Gospels than the epistles. Whether or not that little bit of trivia makes a difference to you or not, you will notice things like that. Additionally, Philidelphia is used 5 times in the NT and with one exception, it appears in the same context (verse or paragraph) of the word Love (Agape).

There a lot of features to this software that will take you a long time to explore but searches and finding those verses online will be an easy (much easier) thing to do with E-sword.

Question: What Bible software to you use? Do you pay for it? Feel free to post the link and a statement about it.



About Steven Sarff

If I were to offer any one piece of advice to one wishing to serve God, it would be to put Hebrews 11:6 and Acts 17:11 into action and let God guide you to grow in the grace and knowledge of His Son Jesus Christ.

Posted on July 2, 2012, in Christianity and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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