How do I download a Bible for reading offline?

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 upper left corner.
  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 right corner of the screen. Select this to pull up the translation list.
  4. Once in the translation list, you will see that some translations have an icon on them indicating that they can be downloaded. The icon is a box with an arrow pointing down. 
  5. Tap on the icon to go to a screen with the translation's title and a Download Now button. Tap this to download the translation.
  6. When the download is complete, you'll see an open book icon to the right of the Bible in the translation list to indicate 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

Please note that Bible Gateway is honored to work with many gracious Bible publishers to distribute the Bible for free in numerous languages and translations. We license the Bible texts from the publishers, who own the copyrights for each of the Bible translations. We only display the translations for which we have permission. Some publishers prefer that we do not include their Bible translation for download in the Bible Gateway App, even though they feel comfortable licensing it to us for use on the website and to stream within the app.


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