Bible Society of South Africa
Sep 1, 2023

Free Bible apps for everyone!

1. BibleSA app

Access or download Bibles for free in all 11
official languages of South Africa or listen
to various audio Bibles online, all in one app.
Customise your Bible reading experience and
access reading plans, daily devotions and
Bible verses.
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2. Language specific, light weight Bible app

Download free language specific Bibles to read offline. You can compare different translations, customise your Bible reading experience and copy or share Bible verses. Compact/light weight for small file size and limited bandwidth use. Standalone app available for each of the 11 official languages.

Die Bybel ‚Äė53, ‚Äė83, ABA, 2020
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store

Bybel in Afrikaans 2020-vertaling
Bybel vir almal
Bybel in Afrikaans
1983-vertaling met
herformulerings tot en met 1992
Bybel in Afrikaans
1933/1953-vertaling
Good News Translation*
Die Bybel 1953 & 2020 HL
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store

Bybel in Afrikaans
2020-vertaling met hoofletters
Bybel in Afrikaans
1933/1953-vertaling
Good News Translation*
Bybel vir Dowes
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store

Bybel vir dowes
Good News Translation*
Bible for the Deaf
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store

English Bible for the Deaf 2019
Good News Translation*
The Bible in isiZulu
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store (Nguni Bibles app)

Bible in isiZulu 2020
Bible in isiZulu 1959/1997
Bible in isiZulu 1893
Good News Translation*
The Bible in isiXhosa
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store (Nguni Bibles app)

Bible in isiXhosa 1996
Bible in isiXhosa 1859/1975
Good News Translation*
The Bible in Sepedi
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store (Sotho Bibles app)

Bible in Sepedi 2000
Bible in Sepedi 1951/1986
Good News Translation*
The Bible in Sesotho
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store (Sotho Bibles app)

Bible in Sesotho 1989
(Standard Orthography)
Bible in Sesotho 1909/1961
(Standard Orthography)
Good News Translation*
The Bible in Setswana
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store (Sotho Biles app)

Bible in Setswana 1970/1987
Bible in Setswana 1908/1992
Good News Translation*
The Bible in isiNdebele
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store (Nguni Bibles app)

Bible in isiNdebele 2012
Good News Translation*
The Bible in Siswati
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store (Nguni Bibles app)

Bible in Siswati 1996
Good News Translation*
The Bible in Xitsonga
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store

Bible in Xitsonga 1989
Bible in Xitsonga 1929/2012
Good News Translation*
The Bible in Tshivenda
Google Play Store |
Huawei AppGallery |
Apple App Store

Bible in TshivenŠłďa 1998
Bible in TshivenŠłďa 1936
Good News Translation*
* Android only
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Which app is best for you?

Here is a side by side comparison of both types of app to help you decide which is better for you.

Feature BibleSA Language specific app
Read complete
Bibles
Yes Yes
Bibles in all 11
official languages
Yes Yes (app per language)
Includes latest 2020
translation for
Afrikaans and
isiZulu Bibles
Yes Yes (in Afrikaans
or isiZulu app
respectively)
Compare
multiple Bibles
(split screen)
No Yes
Highlight verses Yes Yes
Make custom
notes for verses
Yes Yes
Search for
keywords and
phrases in Bible
Yes Yes
Customize font
size & spacing
for better
readability
Yes Yes
Share Bible
verses with
others
Yes Yes
Follow our
Verse-a-day daily
devotion
Yes No
Follow reading
plans with daily
reminders
Yes No
Listen to
audio Bibles
Yes (streaming only) No
Bibles available 25+ (streaming) or
download only specific
Bibles for offline use
Language specific,
but all available for
offline use
App contains ads No No
Download size ¬Ī33MB (more if you
download Bibles for
offline use)
¬Ī20MB (depends on
language)
Free account
needed to access
all features
Yes Yes
Data usage When reading Bibles that
were not downloaded to
device, streaming audio
or using reading plans
None after initial
download of app
Platforms
available
Apple App Store
Google Play Store
BibleSA website
Visit our developer pages
on the Google Play Store,
Huawei AppGallery or
Apple App Store to view
all the Bible apps that are
available.
Cost Free Free
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3. Bible Stories app (for children)

Six popular Bible stories for children with colour images and quizzes that tests reading retention and basic numeracy skills. Stories included: Jesus is born, Jesus at the wedding, The good Samaritan, Jesus and the storm, Zacchaeus and Jesus is alive!

Only available in English, Afrikaans, IsiZulu, IsiXhosa and Sepedi. Download it for free on the Google Play Store, Huawei AppGallery and Apple App Store.

4. Java enabled phones

If you have a Java enabled phone with limited internet access and storage space, we have just the app for you.

Visit https://m.bibles.co.za/ for more information.

Support our Bible work

The apps were developed and made available for free by the Bible Society of South Africa. If you would like to support our Bible work further, you can make a donation here.

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