Bible by Olive Tree

Bible by Olive Tree

Read and study the Bible offline for free: reading plans, eBooks, Bibles, more.

Additional Informations
  • Current Version:
  • Updated: November 13, 2017
  • Requires Android: 4.4 and up
  • Installs: 1,000,000 - 5,000,000



This isn’t just another Bible app. Here’s four ways Bible by Olive Tree is set apart from the rest.

That’s right, you don’t need a WiFi connection in order to access your Bible (and all the other resources that come inside our app). You could be in the middle of the Amazon or on top of Mt. Everest. As long as your phone is working, so is our app.

We are firm believers that the Bible is not our own. God has been speaking to His people, through His people, for thousands of years. This is why we make 1000s of resources available to help you go deeper into God’s Word. And when we say “resources,” we mean eBooks, devotionals, reading plans, Bible dictionaries, atlases, study Bibles, Bible commentaries, and so much more.

Not only do we try to implement unique features into our app, but we do it with style. Our favorite is the split-screen window. You can use the resource guide to access any of the resources available in our app and read them right alongside the Bible of your choice. It even does all the hard work of tracking with you, verse-by-verse. Studying the Bible just became the easiest it has ever been.

We have an array of customizable features. Don’t like our preset highlighters? That’s fine! Pick your own color, thickness, and change it to underline instead. Have trouble reading small print? Increase the font size! Reading at night? Change the theme to be easier on your eyes. You can save your favorite passages, drop a book ribbon, create a note, and add tags. Best part? Your highlights, notes, and resources sync between all your devices.

If you’re wondering about our different English translations, this app comes with NIV, ESV, KJV, NKJV and more (available in-app). Speak a different language? No problem! We have Bibles in Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, and more.

Our passion is inspiring people to connect with God and His Word through technology. So, we have 100s of resources that we are giving away for free—all day, every day. You can access these in our in-app store.


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  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Philip Kuper Published date: December 11, 2017

    Best bible app I have seen. Have used it on T700 and iPad tablets and Samsung S7. A few problems I had with early versions were fixed. Very easy to look up specific verses, search, compare translations (side by side), highlight, bookmark, and save verses. Much content is available free (I have 4 translations: KJV, NKJV, ESV, NIV). The History function is very useful for recalling content covered at any particular time. Thanks Olive Tree for an excellent app. Full Review

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    Paul Pennington Published date: December 15, 2017

    Olive Tree has updated the app and fixed issues that had been troubling users. Customer support was more responsive the last year when I raised issues. I appreciate the favorites list that let me set my versions and quickly swap between them. I use this every day and am thankful for the clean, easy-to-navigate interface. Full Review

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    Kris Published date: December 10, 2017

    It worked until the update to version 7.1.1. I had to uninstall/reinstall, or else all I get is a spinner when I try to select a verse. I'm using KJV. Now when I select John 12:13 and scroll back a page, there is a large empty space. I'm not feeling good about this. Really, I don't need all the features and constant updates. I would never trust any app to retain my notes, bookmarks, highlights, etc. Sooner or later, updates can take it all away. I only want to use the KJV to read and search. I found "Quick Bible" by Yuku...simple and works great. Full Review

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    Patrick Taylor Published date: December 17, 2017

    I've used this app for years. Got a new phone and went to download, selected the Bible version to use and nothing happens when I click the continue button. It worked fine on my $50 Android, but doesn't work on my $700+ LG (although it worked for over 2 years on the same model). Very sad. I have to learn a whole new app now. I really liked yours... UPDATE: Thanks for the tech support. It WORKED!!! We are back in action. All is well. Don't SLIDE the button to select your Bible version. You must TAP! Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Published date: January 18, 2018

    This app is great if you want to have your biblical library with you at all times. I have this app on my smart phone, tablet, and lap top. For me, it has reduced the amount of books, hard copies, that i have to store. I haven't found anything that i can not do with a physical book that i can not do with this app. In fact this lets me keep notes and writings close at hand. However, if a large library of physical books, hard copy, is your thing this app will not suit you. But for that special book that you love and want to have this will not hinder that at all. With this app i can take my whole library with me to church, bible study, and any place that i go. The amount of material that you have to choose from is like having to book store with you at home. There has not been any problem in down loading any thing that i have purchased. I have found at times difficulty trying to see maps and diagrams etc. Depending on what device i am using. If you are interested in this app i would highly recommend it. Olive Tree also has provided me with good suppot when i needed it. GOD BLESS your adventure in your spiritual path. Full Review

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    Shawn Little Published date: December 29, 2017

    I have really been enjoying this app and use it at church every time I go. I really like having the ability to have two versions open at the same time in split screen. The only issue I have is that sometimes the split screen takes a while to load but it might just be my old tablet acting up. Full Review

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    Dotun Olutunbi Published date: December 15, 2017

    A very good Bible app. I love it. Though most of the books and Study Bibles are quite expensive for most people in Africa, I pray that someday, somehow, they'll be subsidized for third world countries. I wish this would be my only Bible app someday; for now, I have other apps that offer different versions for free. Full Review

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    Brother Bill Thorn Published date: November 20, 2017

    Until the most recent update, it was one of the finest Bible tools available. Use it for daily study and reading. During the unexpected update, it locked me out and it happened during morning worship, which I was using the program and split screen information to preach from. Embarrassing. Plan B, pick up the Bible and teach without notes and background information. The update has slowed my tablet and often stops for varying periods of time from a few seconds to 20 or 30 seconds, as though working in the background. Still a good tool for Bible study. Full Review

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    Lori Lowery Published date: November 14, 2017

    I spent $40 for the NIV life application study bible. Unfortunately this app does not work on my Samsung tablet. I can't open the resource guide and the app frequently crashes. Support told me to turn off notes and highlights which I wasn't using anyway, but that did not fix the issues I am having with the app. Full Review

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    Ben van Zyl Published date: November 26, 2017

    The app constantly crashes on my brand new Pixel 2 and although I have the Zondervan NIV Study Bible purchased it will constantly download the normal NIV Bible when trying to restore my purchases. Really disappointing since the app has so much potential Full Review

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    A Google User Published date: November 27, 2017

    Used to be the best. Latest update destroyed. Now it crushes every time. Not worth it to update. My previous review below : *********************************** I've used it for years now on my Nokia, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android and Windows PC . It just keeps on improving. Thanks for the job well done. Keep up the good work. Full Review

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    David Treffler Published date: December 11, 2017

    At first glance I did not know if I would like the new app, but after playing around with it, and finding all my settings and how to customize things, I have decided that I really do like the changes! I am a senior, and dont like lots of changes, but this was easy to learn in just a few minutes. Just have to be patient, lol. Full Review

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    Shannon Allen Published date: January 9, 2018

    I have a few bible apps but this is my favorite. The only things I find lacking is no audio bible and I would like the note taking feature to be a little closer to what is in Tecartas Bible app. This simplest way to describe OT is Logos for dummies. I have Logos but I never purchased any of their resource sets because it's so user unfriendly. I say this as someone who is very computer literate. I know I could learn to use it if I tried but I learn to use software all the time for work. I want my personal software to be intuitive. I have OT on my phone, my tablet and my computer. Love their reading plans. My only complaint is they always have something on sale that I really want. this might not be the best app for someone who doesn't have much self control for purchasing. They do have quite a few free resources available and TONS of resources you can purchase. I purchased a commentary I had been wanting for quite sometime for 1/4 of the price it would be in print (as I was planning on getting) and it was during a sale so it was about half what OT normally charges for it. If you want something that is both comprehensive and easy to use I highly recommend. Full Review

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    Published date: December 10, 2017

    Thank you, very good app, sometimes a bit slow on startup. BIGGEST ISSUE : Lack of other language bibles.. the Bible in Arabic which I also use for reference isn't available on the app. Allow a more concise library of bibles in different languages.. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Duane Aubin Published date: January 7, 2018

    I've tried many other Bible apps, none do as much, as elegantly, as Olive Tree. You can custom categorize, tag, and highlight texts, comment on them, and search texts within highlights... saving it all across devices. Olive Tree is incredible. But I don't like its promotional notification approach. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Kyong Lee Published date: January 11, 2018

    Lately app is crashing constantly. I've spent money purchasing study materials and I like the app a lot but I'm having to restart the app quite frequently in the middle of note writing...! It is very frustrating! Otherwise I'll give 4 star, deducted 1 star because some of the material that is free on other bible apps are not free here. Full Review

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    Grace Words Published date: December 7, 2017

    I love it absolutely: it saves all my downloads, highlights, notes etc, very quickly, and it is easy to do all these. Plus, it synchronises my work very fast, too. It is a user-friendly app. Thank you very much Olive Tree for this awesome app. It is my go to Bible app right now. Full Review

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    Glen Johnson Published date: January 10, 2018

    Love the features. Used it on an older device and it crashed so much I uninstalled it. No no more login issues or constant crashing. Love the features for Android as I said. I am on time three of reading the Bible cover to cover and this app helps me out! Full Review

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    Stephen Lovejoy Published date: December 29, 2017

    I have used and loved the Olive Tree Bible Study app since my Palm Pilot days. Other apps come and go, and I keep coming back to this one. While I still find it awkward to do actual study on an electronic device, I believe that is more a function of my inability to adapt than it is Olive Tree's. The interface is pleasing to look at and easy to use. The number of translations and helps is overwhelming. I believe it works better using a memory card for storage, and naturally they works better with faster tech, but it also frees up the memory built into your tablet/phone. There are scads of Free add-ons and, of course, twice that in for-sale content. If you can only have one Bible Study app, this is well worth your time considering. Full Review

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    Willie vdMerwe Published date: December 9, 2017

    Note 8 Problem fixed! Finally we can read the Bible on a larger screen and download purchased Bibles. Thank you very much. Highly recommended. Praise the Lord. Got stuck but but a new install fixed it. God Bless! Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Danielle Kelley Published date: December 27, 2017

    It provides a whole lot, and i dont mind paying for different versions but I wish there was a tutorial or instructions. For the older, not so tech savy, it us intimidating. This is, however, the best digital bible study i have found. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Sam Onyuchi Published date: November 27, 2017

    Works perfectly well, loads very fast, sweet and easy to use, it makes my note taking easy and i access them with ease. But I've not been able to install the recent updates, it keeps saying can't install Full Review

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    Robert Bass Published date: January 2, 2018

    This is pretty nice Bible app. It has a pretty complete functional feature set (search, split screen, access to online store, etc). The only real drawback is it seems to be a big resource hog (memory and CPU) and it can sometimes bog down a device. Full Review

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    Raphael Ugaddan Published date: January 1, 2018

    I was so nervous that I would lose all my notes when I switched to a new phone but the sync was able to save all of it! The ease of access across platforms is what makes this bible app better than the previous ones I've used before Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Published date: January 2, 2018

    U have ruined what was a really good App by updating it!! Lost all my bible reading plan n records .So difficult to use now. will uninstall. Terrible layout too. All the good review s are describing the old version !! Full Review

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    Joy Gonnerman Published date: December 16, 2017

    While this is a good study resource it the edits appear to assume that those who study are interested only in the more conservative translations. The translations that are free do not include NRSV, Inclusive, the Message etc.... however the King James and NJK are free. This seems to be a conservative theological editorial choice. Many of us who are more progressive are apparently left out of the selections. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Barbara Long Published date: November 15, 2017

    Update for newer version. Then you for making it better again. Please leave things alone that work. Before the update I would give 5 stars. Now it lags. Just doing basic tasks in it are more difficult. I have to tap on a number 4-5 times at least to create a note. Also, I can no longer copy my notes so I can put them in an email for example. Minor annoyance is the now double tap required to see or hide the menu. I really liked the old version better. I am with other raters, please let us return to the previous version. Nonetheless, it is still the best Bible app out there in terms of options. I just took away another star because now my bookmarks do not carry across versions. Please! Give me the version before this one again! Please! What are all the bookmarks that I never added? And when I click on them to see why they are there I receive a message saying annotated bookmarks queued for update? I would just like my bookmarks please. Full Review

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    Davis I. Burnett Published date: December 23, 2017

    Works well with a slight learning curve. Really wish I could get New Living version but NIV will work. Love, love, love the highlight option. God is good! Full Review

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    Chris Goolsby Published date: December 20, 2017

    Very disappointed that many of the Study Guides and commentaries that most Bible apps offer for free are only available for a price with Olive Tree. Even TSK Cross-reference is a paid service, which most Bible apps that offer it offer it for free. Most commentaries cost money, and I can't afford to buy what others offer free of charge. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Published date: January 10, 2018

    There are many good features about this app. I like being able to highlight and/or copy verses to notes. I don't like support site, font too pale & small. I can pull up several different Bible versions (some free) while offline! Full Review

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    Tyler N Published date: December 28, 2017

    I love this app on my iPad and I loved it on my old iPhone. Unfortunately, it seems cumbersome on the Android platform as compared to iOS. I'm sure it will improve over time. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Published date: December 31, 2017

    Brilliant app found it to be flawless in function does everything and more I need to keep up with my daily devotions. And the free offers what can I say very appreciated specially for someone on a low budget. Highly recommend Thank you to the developers and contributors God bless you all and my brothers and sisters wherever you are. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Published date: December 5, 2017

    Best free Bible app. A few things I like about it: there are no ads, and no distractions (after the top bar minimizes), simple interface. It doesn't push purchases or study plans on you, which I greatly appreciate. It gives you the option to scroll or flip through chapters for seamless reading. Offline reading. My one complaint isn't large enough for me to dock a star, which is that I find the "messages" section unnecessary and slightly distracting (like I alluded to before), and I wish that the top bar only had tools for reading (that is, I wish I didn't see a little shopping cart when I open my Bible). But ultimately these are small problems considering it's a free app, complete with word search. Awesome. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    A Google User Published date: December 26, 2017

    I have used Olive Tree software for many years now. I have tried other bible software but always come back to this one because of great features built in. Search, highlight, notes, user customizable features. Lots of free software and just about any bible version you could want! My only concern is that lately the software has had problems opening, or takes too long to switch when looking up new passages. It has also crashed several times on my Asus Zen08 Full Review

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    Bob Morris Published date: January 4, 2018

    I am sure that this is a great app if only it would run long enough for me to use it. It continually crashes whenever you change books, enter settings, or try to do any of the things that you normally do when reading (such as going forward or back a page). It takes forever to load with no indication as to whether it is downloading or has frozen. Sadly it is completely unusable for me. I had fond memories of using Olive Tree products on a PC some years ago but it seems that the Android version is not the same. Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Dennis Taylor Published date: December 7, 2017

    I hate what they've done to this app. They changed the look and feel, and you apparently can no longer just open it and be in the Bible version you want to read without borders or what they want you to see, first. I kept from updating for YEARS, but they've changed it so your license disappears often and you must update to keep your library. What happened to having 2 stacked windows open with different versions for studying without having to see a big heading bar? Please just let me use the old version (5.4.0 or older) and stop making it cancel my licenses. Full Review

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    Temitope Runsewe Published date: January 2, 2018

    I really love dis app. Changed my phone and reopened dis app on another device and all my notes came back. Really love dis app Full Review

  • Bible by Olive Tree
    Published date: December 26, 2017

    Loves the reading plans that comes with the app. Helps me stay connected to God and His word despite the busyness life offers. Very good, keep up the good work! Full Review

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    David Kingsbery Published date: December 20, 2017

    I have used this app for several years. I would love to be able to access resources independently of a Bible verse. I can't find the table of contents with links i.e Harper Collins. Wonderful for basic/direct scripture study, but not to helpful beyond that Full Review

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    苏克尔 Published date: December 31, 2017

    Top 3 features on my wish list for 2018: 1. open library straight to "favorites" (like it used to), 2. pure-black night mode background for OLED screen, and 3. view notes in pop-up rather than full screen (like it used to) Full Review