How to download Bibles on iOS

There are many ways to read and study the Holy Bible on iOS devices. Here are two:

  1. Download an epub file of that Bible translation from
  2. Open the epub file in iBooks.


  1. Refresh module sources
    Refresh module sources

    Download PocketSword from the Apple App store.

  2. Select the “Downloads” icon (down arrow into a rectangle) at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select the folder icon at the top right of the screen.
  4. Select “Refresh Source List”.
  5. Select ““.
  6. Refresh source list & select Biblical textsSelect the refresh icon then select “Biblical Texts”.
  7. Select languageSelect the language you wish to read the Bible in.
  8. Select the translation you wish to read. (For minority languages, there is usually just one.)
  9. Select “Install” (upper right hand corner).
  10. When the dialog appears saying “No Search Index”, pray for the developer of PocketSword to have time and motivation to fix this problem, then click “Ok”.
  11. Select the “Bible” icon on the bottom of the screen.
  12. Touch the translation indicator on the upper right to select which of the installed Bible translations you wish to read.Read a Bible translation