Scripture Software

Free computer software to help you study the Scriptures yourself in the original languages

In the early 1990’s, I heard about a free scripture program called the “Online Bible”. I was amazed by what could be done with such a program and it prompted me to go out and get myself a computer. It worked in DOS and was very nice and efficient.

Since then, similar free programs have appeared on the market and most of them are very good. Some are free and others are very expensive. For years, I offered a program called “Seedmaster” on this web site for download and distribution. It is a very good program but is starting to show its age in comparison to the newer free programs available today.

One such program is E-Sword. It is quickly gaining in popularity because of its easy to use interface and quick reference to the Strong’s Lexicon. You put your mouse over the word you want to lookup, and the definition appears in a little tooltip window. I don’t necessarily endorse all of content you can receive in E-Sword, but some of it can be beneficial.

Download the program

Main program (includes KJV) – Required download for other modules to function

A Sacred Name translation known as “The Scriptures” (ISR) is available as a download within the program. A Web to preview an earlier version of The Scriptures translation is found here.

Other versions available

– American Standard Version
– Amplified Bible
– Analytical-Literal Translation of the New Testament
– Bible in Basic English
– Contemporary English Version
– Darby Bible
– Douay-Rheims Bible (w/ Deuterocanon)
– English Majority Text Version
– Geneva Bible
– Good News Translation
– Hebrew Names Version
– International Standard Version (includes maps)
– King James Version (w/ Apocrypha)
– Literal Translation of the Holy Bible
– Modern King James Version
– New American Standard Bible Study Set
– The World English Bible
– Webster Bible
– Weymouth New Testament
– Young’s Literal Translation

Hebrew Versions

– Hebrew Old Testament (Tanakh)

Greek Versions

– Greek Old Testament (Septuagint)
– Greek New Testament (Majority Text)
– Scrivener Textus Receptus
– Scrivener Textus Receptus (w/ Strong’s Numbers)
– Greek New Testament (w/ variants)

Reference works available

– Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions
– Easton’s Bible Dictionary
– Hitchcock’s Bible Names
– International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
– King James Concordance
– King James Dictionary
– Nave’s Topical Bible
– Smith’s Bible Dictionary
– Thayer’s Greek Definitions