Can I use the Bible Gateway App when I am not connected to the Internet?

Yes, a number of Bible translations can be read in the app while you’re offline. To do so, you must first download these versions of the Bible to your device. To download a translation, follow the instructions below:

  1. First open your app and tap on the menu icon in the top left hand corner to display the menu.
  2. Select "Bible" from the list of options in the menu.
  3. Once in the Bible view, you should see the translation abbreviation toward the top left hand corner of the screen. Select this to pull up the translation list.
  4. Once in the translation list, you will see that to the right of some translations are green circles or squares with upside down arrows within.
  5. Tap on this, and you will be brought to another screen with the translation's title and a download now button/link. Tap this to download the translation.
  6. When the download is complete you will be brought back to the translation list, and an open Bible icon will now display to the right of the translation indicating that it has been downloaded.

For reference, the following list includes the English and Spanish translations that are available to download.

  • 1599 Geneva Bible
  • 21st Century King James Version
  • American Standard Version
  • Darby Translation
  • Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition
  • Easy-to-Read Version
  • King James Version
  • Lexham English Bible
  • Mounce Reverse-Interlinear New Testament
  • New English Translation
  • Orthodox Jewish Bible
  • Wycliffe Bible
  • Young’s Literal Translation
  • Reina-Valera Antigua

The Bibles listed above are the only ones currently available offline. Bibles not in that list are not available offline for reasons related to our legal agreements with Bible publishers.

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