To have the Word of Christ dwelling in us richly is an unspeakable blessing. Using today’s technology, you can not only load the Bible onto your computer, but also your cell phone or other portable devices and take it with you wherever you go, redeeming the time and giving God’s Word the opportunity to speak to your heart with transforming power.
|Online Bibles & downloadable Bibles
|Bible Gateway www.biblegateway.com/
Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online - all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference. Use it on your mobile device during church services!
|Blue Letter Bible www.blueletterbible.org/search.cfm
Blue Letter Bible’s mission is to facilitate in-depth study of God's Word through an online interactive reference library. This is continuously updated from the teachings and commentaries of selected pastors and teachers who hold to the conservative, historical Christian faith. Completely free. Does not carry advertising.
Bible Study tools. Primarily a portal site with a vast range of material including audio and podcasts.
YouVersion is a comprehensive collection of Bible translations, reading plans and resources. Bibles are available as downloads, online only and/or audio. A very interactive and user friendly site. Highly recommended.
e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. It is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. Download Bibles to your PC. Many free translations although others require purchase. Commentaries etc available. You can program your own daily reading to come up on your PC. You select the Bible version and the type and intensity of the reading.
Electronic publisher with most platforms covered including Blackberry and iPod. No free software or Bible translations. Extensive range of resources.
|Olive Tree www.olivetree.com/
Over 100 mobile Bible translations. With your PDA or cell phone's portability, you can read, search, and compare dozens of outstanding Bible translations, not to mention the original Hebrew and Greek texts. Some free translations and e-books but most are payment based. This site puts a lot of effort into adapting material for almost every platform including iPhone.
|Net Bible www.bible.org/index.php
Online tools and downloads for several platforms including those using e-Sword, Logos and Kindle. The Net Bible is a new translation.
Simply stated, the vision and mission of Bible.org is to leverage the power of the internet to deliver the Word of God and trustworthy Bible study resources to people, churches and ministries around the world... for free access by all.
|New Zealand Bible websites|
|Bible Society www.biblesociety.org.nz/
Our mission is to increase the number of people in New Zealand and worldwide who own, use, value, and share the Bible with others in New Zealand and worldwide by translating, publishing, distributing and encouraging transformative engagement with the Bible.
|Bibles in Action www.biblesinaction.com/
A mission organisation which uses local donations to provide Bibles to people in other countries. This is your opportunity to pass on the blessing of Scripture in a targeted way.
|Other things we like|
|The complete works of Flavius Josephus online
These works are often quoted to support the Biblical accounts. Widely acknowledged by historians as accurate. Four books available:
|•||Antiquities of the Jews
This is a comprehensive history of the Jewish people from the beginnings of Biblical history to the outbreak of the war in 66 A.D.
|•||The History of the Jewish War
This gives a survey of Jewish history from the time of the Maccabees to the outbreak of the insurrection against the Romans, then follows on to give a detailed account of the war from the beginning in 66 to the complete suppression in 73.
A well-written systematic apology for Judaism in reply to various attacks, especially in the literary world.
|•||Discourse to the Greeks Concerning Hades
Since all of Josephus' writings were in Greek, except for the original draft of "Jewish War",
it was appropriate for him to write a discourse on Hades for his Greek readers.
All books: www.searchgodsword.org/his/bc/wfj/