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Items in green are new to Version 9. See below for a list of the content and features in BibleWorks. The full list of databases and resources is here.

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Program Features

Instant deep information



      

As you move the cursor over the text, the Analysis windows show related lexical and grammatical references for a word or verse, cross references, full browse context, common words, Study Bible notes, critical apparatus sections, full list of word usage with occurrence graphs, etc.  

Extensive text search tools



            

Search the Biblical text for words, partial words, and phrases. Do lexical, grammatical, phrase, semantic domain, related verse, key word in context searches. Build searches with a graphical interface. And more!!

Read the text in columns



         

Choose how to read Bible versions--parallel columns, vertical comparative lines, or full context.   

Tutorial videos and full manual



      

Learn to use the program with six hours of new included videos and a full electronic manual.  

Type in Greek/Hebrew

A wide range of Greek and Hebrew fonts are provided, both Unicode and non-Unicode. The Unicode fonts SBL Greek and SBL Hebrew are included.

Hebrew and Greek review tools



           

Includes vocabulary flashcards (electronic, audio, and printable), Daily Light in Greek & Hebrew, and paradigms with audio, more.   

Easy morphology search



     

Popup list of morphology codes opens as you type morphological codes. 

Instant word details



  

Move the mouse cursor over a word to see complete lemmatization, parsing, and definition for Greek New Testament, Septuagint and Hebrew Old Testament words.   

Searching



      

Bible texts, dictionaries and lexicons are fully searchable, with many search options.

Bibliographic information

Includes Zotero RDF, Refer-BiblX, BibTeX, and RIS files.

Compare Bible text



Automatic highlighting shows differences in text between Bible versions.    

Customized copy-and-paste



Copy and paste verse text to other programs customizing the text and verse reference format. Drag & Drop is supported between BibleWorks and many word processors. Paste Greek and Hebrew as Unicode text.

Custom cross-reference databases



   

In addiiton to the extensive cross-reference databases that come with the program, you can also create your own cross-reference databases.

Create a custom lexicon for a passage

Select a passage and a set of lexicons to create a custom lexicon of the words in a particular passage.

Diagramming module



In addition to the fully diagrammed Greek NT diagrams, you can construct your own diagrams of any text.

Full-featured editor

Supports formatting and Unicode and has a wide range of editing features.

Text highlighting

Mark up text with color highlighting.

Extensive mss image processing tools



Zoom in and alter color, contrast, sharpening levels, and more as you examine the high-resolution mss images from the BibleWorks Manuscript Project.

Mss text comparison

Instantly view the similarities and differences of the mss texts in the BibleWorks Manuscript Project.

Link manager

Organize your own links from BibleWorks to Internet resources and other Bible software.

Audio Bibles

Listen to English Bible text read aloud.

Manage Internet links and offline books

Organize and browse Internet links and offline files with ERMIE. Trade catalogs of links.

See verse text in verse citations

When reading a lexicon, dictionary, or book, move the mouse over a vese citation and a pop-up shows the verse text.

Multiple instances

Multiple copies of BibleWorks may be opened for convenience.

Greek-Hebrew BHS/LXX alignment

Parallel-Aligned Hebrew and Greek text makes it easy to find and search Hebrew and Greek equivalents.

Create custom reports on a passage



The Report Generator compiles lexical information, morphological analysis, multiple Bible versions, word frequencies and more into a printable document.

Satellite maps



  

Detailed satellite maps (no Internet connection needed) can be customized with time periods, sites and notations. Dozens of pre-made maps included.

Save and reuse search queries and results

Save a search an re-use it later. The list of hits can be re-used in new searches or recalled for later examination. Search results are highlighted, and the highlights can be reloaded and displayed later.

Compare and manipulate search results

Take the verses from a search and compare or merge with the verses from other searches. Reuse the combined results in new searches.

Limit searches to sections

Searches can be very broad or limited to selected verses or books.

Search sets of Bibles

Sets of favorite Bible versions can be created, saved and searched.

View plots of search results



The stats window enables you to plot, compare, and export graphs of search results.

View Gospel synopsis

The Synopsis Window shows parallel gospel accounts and can be edited.

Export Bible version text to a file

Verses, chapters, books or entire Bible versions can be exported.

Manage and manipulate lists of words



    

Find the most/least frequently used words for any range of verses. Tag words in search results and reuse them in new searches.

Personal notes

Your own chapter or verse notes load automatically each time you view a verse.

Create/import Bible versions

Your own Bible versions can be created, saved, searched and integrated into BibleWorks.

Original Language Texts

Hebrew/Aramaic/Syriac

  • 1905 British and Foreign Bible Society Peshitto edition
  • The Aramaic New Testament (Peshitta), with the Etheridge (1849), Lewis (1896), Murdock (1851), Norton (1881), and Magiera (2005) English translations
  • Leningrad Codex Hebrew Bible, with full accenting & full vowel pointing
  • Leningrad Codex Hebrew Bible, transliterated
  • Delitzsch Hebrew NT
  • Groves-Wheeler Westminster Hebrew Old Testament Morphology database, version 4.14
  • Hebrew Accent Extensions to Groves-Wheeler Westminster Hebrew Old Testament Morphology database
  • Old Syriac Sinaiticus manuscript
      
  • Old Syriac Curetonian manuscript
      
  • Peshitta, with Syriac and Hebrew letters
          
  • Salkinson-Ginsburg Hebrew New Testament
  • The Targumim, parsed, lemmatized and tied to entries in the Comprehensive Aramaic Lexicon. Also included:
    • FragTargums with morphology, TgSheniSuppEsther with morphology, TgTosefProphets with morphology
    • Psalms Targum (English)
    • Rodkinson Babylonian Talmud and Mishnah
      (English)
    • Targum Cairo Geniza with morphology
    • Targum Jerusalem on the Pentateuch (English) (Etheridge)
    • Targum Neofiti with morphology
    • Targum NeofMarginalia with morphology
    • Targum Onkelos on the Pentateuch (English) (Etheridge)
    • Targum Pseudo Jonathan on the Pentateuch (Etheridge)
    • Targum PseudoJonathan with morphology
    • Targumim (Mostly Onkelos and Jonathan) with morphology (updated 2005)

 Greek*

  • Aletti/Gieniusz/Bushell Morphologically Analyzed Greek New Testament
  • Aletti/Gieniusz/Bushell/CATSS Morphologically Analyzed Septuagint
  • Alford Greek New Testament (1849, as revised in 1871) †
  • Apostolic Fathers English translation
  • Apostolic Fathers (Greek with Morphological tags by Gieniusz/Bushell)
  • Apostolic Fathers Latin
  • BibleWorks Manuscript Project: transcriptions, notes, and complete NT digital image sets (7.5 GB!) of Sinaiticus, Vaticanus, Alexandrinus, Bezae, Washingtonianus, Boernerianus and GA1141. Images are tagged with verse locations. Morphological tagging is not complete for all manuscripts but updates will be provided free of charge to BibleWorks 9 users as they become available.
         
         
         
  • Brenton’s Septuagint English Translation, including Deuterocanonical section
  • Center for New Testament Textual Studies [CNTTS] NT Critical Apparatus
             
  • Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, parsed and lemmatized, with the 1828 Whiston English translation and Latin sections, and Loeb Classical Edition versification
  • Friberg’s 1999 Morphologically Analyzed Greek New Testament
  • Greek Text of the Greek Orthodox Church, updated
  • Nestle-Aland 28th Edition Greek New Testament with morphology †
  • OT Pseudepigrapha in Greek, morphologically tagged, with English translation
  • Rahlfs’ Septuagint, with Apocrypha & variants
  • Revised 1904 Patriarchal Orthodox Greek Text using the Byzantine Gothic Text of 350 AD Greek Text of the Greek Orthodox Church (updated)
  • Revised 1904 Patriarchal Orthodox Greek Text, English translation (added after release)
  • Robinson-Pierpont Byzantine text with Robinson 2010 morphology
  • Robinson-Pierpont Greek New Testament with Friberg morphology
  • Scriveners Greek New Testament (new proofing) with diacritics, variant readings, and 2010 Robinson morphology
  • Stephanus Greek New Testament (Textus Receptus), with morphological analysis
  • Tischendorf Greek New Testament, with Critical Apparatus
      
  • Tregelles Greek NT, corrected
  • Tregelles Greek NT, uncorrected
  • Trinitarian Bible Society Greek New Testament (new proofing) with 2010 Robinson morphology;
  • Von Soden Greek New Testament
  • Westcott-Hort Greek New Testament (new proofing) with diacritics, variant readings, and 2010 Robinson morphology
  • Works of Philo (Greek Text & Morphology with English translation)

* Modern Greek versions in separate section below

Bible Versions

English

  • American Standard Version, 1901
  • Bible in Basic English, 1949/64
  • Bishops' New Testament, 1595
  • Brenton’s Septuagint English Translation, without Deutero-canonical section
  • Common English Bible, 2011
  • Complete Jewish Bible, 1998
  • Darby Bible (1884/1890)
  • Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition
  • English Revised Version, 1881/1885
  • English Standard Version, 2011 update
  • Geneva Bible, 1599
  • The George Noyes Bible (1869) †
  • GOD’S WORD® Translation, 1995
  • Holman Christian Standard Bible, 2nd Edition, 2004
  • Hone English NT Apocrypha
  • The Jewish Bible (Leeser) (1853) †
  • Jewish Publication Society Tanakh, 1917
  • Jewish Publication Society Tanakh, 1985
  • King James Apocrypha, 1611
  • King James, 1611, with Strong's Codes and Geneva Bible notes
  • King James, 1611/1769, with Strong's Codes
  • MacDonald Idiomatic Translation Bible
  • NET Bible with notes and maps, updated
          
  • New American Bible, revised edition
  • New American Standard Bible, 1977, with Codes
  • New American Standard Bible, 1995, with Codes
  • New International Reader’s Version
  • New International Version (UK)
  • New International Version 2011 (US), with cross references and footnotes
  • New Jerusalem Bible
  • New King James Version (1982) Version, with Strong’s Codes
  • New Living Translation, 2nd edition, 2005
  • New Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha, 1989
  • New Testament Peshitta Translation, Etheridge, 1849
  • New Testament Peshitta Translation, James Murdock, 1851
  • New Testament Peshitta Translation, Lewis, 1896
  • New Testament Peshitta Translation, Norton, 1881
  • New Testament Peshitta Translation, Magiera, 2005
  • Revised Standard Version with Apocrypha, 1952
  • Rotherham Bible (1902)
  • Tyndale New Testament, 1534
  • Von Soden Greek New Testament
  • Webster Bible, 1833
  • Revised Webster Update, 1995, with Codes
  • Young's Literal Translation, 1862/1898

Latin

  • Nova Vulgata
  • Latin Vulgate (Weber Edition)
  • Latin Vulgate (Nova Vulgata)
  • Latin Vulgate (Vulgata Clementina 1598 with Glossa Ordinaria notes)
  • Latin Vulgate with Whitaker's Words analysis
  • Latin sections from Works of Flavius Josephus
  • Online Bible Vulgate Mapped to KJV
  • Vulgata, 5th revised edition (without critical apparatus) †

Afrikaans

  • Bible Afrikaans, 1953
  • Afrikaans, 1983

Albanian

  • Albanian (1994)

Arabic

  • Van Dyke Arabic Bible

Bulgarian

  • Bulgarian Protestant Version, 1940/1995/2005
  • Bulgarian Bible, 1938
  • Bulgarian Veren version †
  • Constantinople (Tzarigrad) Bible, 1871

Catalan

  • Catalan BCI Version

Chinese

  • Contemporary Chinese Version New Testament, Big5, 2010 †
  • Chinese Union Bible, Big5
  • Chinese Union Bible, Simplified
  • Chinese New Version, Big5
  • Chinese New Version, Simplified

Croatian

  • Croatian Bible

Cyrillic

  • Russian Synodal Text of the Bible with Codes

Czech

  • Bible, 21st Century Translation (B21), 2009
  • Bible Kralicka, 1613
  • Cesky Ekumenicky preklad, 1985
  • Český studijní překlad (CSP), 2009
  • Preklad KMS, 1994
  • Nova Bible Kralicka, 1998
  • Slovo na cestu, 2000

Danish

  • Danish Bibelen, 1871/1819
  • De Hellige Skrifter, 1931
  • Wierød Danish New Testament,1997

Dutch

  • Leidse Vertaling, 1912/1994
  • Lutherse Vertaling, 1750/1933/1994
  • The Netherlands Bible Society, 1951
  • Statenvertaling, 1637, with Codes
  • Willibrordvertaling Version, 1978
  • Willibrordvertaling Version, 1995

Finnish

  • Finnish Biblia (1776) with Apocrypha
  • Raamattu, 1933/1938 käännös

French

  • Bible en français courant, 1997
  • Jerusalem Bible
  • Haitian Creole Bible
  • Louis Segond, 1910, with Strong's Codes
  • Nouvelle Édition Genève, 1979, with Codes
  • Traduction Œcuménique de la Bible, 1988
  • Version Darby, 1885

German

  • Einheitsübersetzung-KBA, 1980
  • Elberfelder, Revised, 1993
  • Elberfelder, Unrevised, 1905 (Darby)
  • Herder Translation (Revised Version 2005)
  • Lutherbibel, 1545
  • Lutherbibel, 1912, with Strong's Codes
  • Lutherbibel, 1984 (Die Bibel nach der Übersetzung Martin Luthers in der revidierten Fassung von 1984) †
  • Münchener New Testament, 1998, with Codes
  • NeueLuther Bibel, 2009
  • Das Neue Testament in deutscher Fassung (Jantzen), 2009
  • Schlachter Bible, 1951
  • Schlachter Bible, 2000
  • Zuercher Bibel, 2nd edition, 2008

Greek (modern)

  • Greek Orthodox Church NT
  • Metaglottisis Greek New Testament, 2004
  • Modern Greek Bible

Hungarian

  • Károli, 1993

Indonesian

  • Bahasa Indonesia Sehari-hari
  • Terjemahan Baru, 2nd edition, 1974/1997

Italian

  • San Paolo Edizione, 1995
  • La Nuova Diodati, 1991
  • La Sacra Biblia Nuova Riveduta, 1994

Japanese

  • Shinkaiyaku Version
  • Kogoyaku Version

Korean

  • Korean Revised Version

Lithuanian

  • Lithuanian Bible

Macedonian

  • Macedonian Bible

Norwegian

  • 1930 Bokmål
  • 1938 Nynorsk
  • Norsk Bibel Konkordant, 1988
  • Norsk Bibel Nynorsk, 1994
  • Bibelen 2011 Norsk (Bokmål) †
  • Bibelen 2011 Norsk (Nynorsk) †

Polish

  • Biblia Gdanska, 1632
  • Biblia Tysiaclecia. Wydanie 4., 1965/84
  • New Covenant (Nowe Przymierze) Version, New Testament
  • Polish Updated Gdańsk Bible, New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs, 2013 †
  • Uwspółcześniona Biblia Gdańska (NT), 2009

Portuguese

  • Almeida Revista e Atualizada, 1993
  • Almeida Revista e Corrigida, 1969
  • Almeida Biblia, 1994
  • Corrigida Fiel, 1753/1995
  • Interconfessional Translation (RCS), 2009 †
  • King James Atualizada †
  • Modern Language Translation, 2005

Romanian

  • Cornilescu Bible

Russian

  • BTI New Testament and Psalms, 2002 †
  • Orthodox Russian Synodal Translation
  • Contemporary Russian version, New Testament

Slovak

  • Sväté Písmo, 1995

Spanish

  • Castilian La Biblia (Herder)
  • La Biblia de Las Americas, NASB, 1986
  • La Biblia de Nuestro Pueblo
  • La Biblia del Peregrino
  • Nueva Biblia de los Hispanos
  • Nueva Versión Internacional
  • Reina-Valera, 1909
  • Reina-Valera Actualizada, 1989
  • Reina-Valera Gómez
  • Reina-Valera Revised, 1960
  • Reina-Valera Update, 1995

Swahili

  • New Testament

Swedish

  • Carl XII Bible (1873)
  • Svenska 1917
  • Svenska Folkbibeln, 1998, updated
  • Bibel 82
  • Bibel 2000

Thai

  • Thai Holy Bible, 1971
  • Thai King James Version
  • Thai Standard Version, 2010

Turkish

  • Cosmades New Testament
  • Turkish Bible, 2002

Ukrainian

  • Ukrainian

Vietnamese

  • Vietnamese

† Added after official release at no additional cost to users

Lexical-Grammatical References

  • A Concise Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament: Based on the Lexical Work of Ludwig Koehler and Walter Baumgartner (Holladay)
  • Beginner’s Grammar of the Greek New Testament (Davis)
  • Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English Lexicon, 1905, unabridged
  • Brown-Driver-Briggs-Gesenius Hebrew-English/Hebrew-French/Hebrew-Russian Lexicons (Strong's), abridged
  • CATSS/Tov Hebrew-Greek Parallel Aligned Text, updated.
      
  • Friberg’s Analytical Lexicon of the Greek New Testament, Complete 2000 edition
  • Gesenius’ Hebrew Grammar
  • A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, Revised (Joüon-Muraoka) (no unlock needed)
  • Grammar of Septuagint Greek (Conybeare & Stock)
  • A Grammar of the Greek New Testament in the Light of Historical Research, 3rd edition (Robertson)
  • Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic paradigm charts with sounds (revised)
  • Greek Enchiridion: A Concise Handbook of Grammar and Exegesis (MacDonald)
  • Greek Grammar beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament (Wallace) (no unlock needed) [enhanced after initial release]
  • Greek New Testament Diagrams (Leedy), complete
          
  • A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint, Volumes 1 & 2 (Lust, Eynikel, Hauspie, Chamberlain) (locked, free unlock available for BW7 upgraders)
  • Syntactic and Thematic Greek Transcription of the NT (MacDonald)
          
  • An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Waltke & O’Connor) (no unlock needed)
  • Introductory Lessons in Aramaic (Eric D. Reymond)
  • Liddell-Scott Greek Lexicon, abridged
  • Louw-Nida Greek New Testament Lexicon based on Semantic Domains, Second Edition
  • Moods and Tenses of New Testament Greek (Burton)
  • The Shorter Lexicon of the Greek New Testament, Revised Edition (Gingrich/Danker)
  • The Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament (Harris, Archer & Waltke)
  • Thayer Greek Lexicon, abridged
  • Thayer Greek Lexicon, unabridged
  • The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament Module (J.H. Moulton and G. Milligan) (no unlock needed)
  • Wigram’s Tense, Voice, Mood codes for some English, German, Dutch, French and Russian Bibles

Reference Works

  • 1689 London Baptist Confession
  • Belgic Confession
  • Biographical Bible (distinguishes Bible people with same names)
  • Canons of Dort
  • Charles, Old Testament Pseudepigrapha English translation
  • Early Church Fathers
  • Easton's Bible Dictionary
  • Fausset Bible Dictionary
  • Greek NT Vocabulary Sound Files, Erasmian and Modern (Schwandt)
  • Hebrew Vocabulary Sound Files (Verbruggen)
  • Heidelberg Catechism
  • International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
  • James, New Testament Apocrypha English translation
  • Matthew Henry's Commentary
  • Metzger's Bible Outline
  • The Moody Atlas of the Bible (Barry J. Beitzel)
  • Nave's Topical Index
  • New Chain Reference Bible (1934) topics (Thompson)
  • New Topical Text Book (Torrey)
  • Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament (Archer & Chirichigno)
  • Satellite and elevation maps (no Internet connection needed) with 1300+ sites. Can be customized with time periods, sites and notations. Dozens of pre-made maps included.
           
  • Synopsis of the Gospels
  • Timelines: Biblical, Church, and Secular History, editable
          
          
  • TEXTKRITIK des Neuen Testaments (Gregory)
  • Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge
  • Westminster Confessional Standards (CHM version)

Optional Add-On Modules

The resources below can be unlocked for an additional fee.

  • Biblical Greek (Zerwick)
  • Beginning Biblical Hebrew (Futato)
  • Dead Sea Scrolls English Translation Bundle: Biblical and Sectarian Texts
  • ESV Study Bible articles, notes, and images
  • Exegetical Dictionary of the New Testament (Balz & Schneider)
  • Grammar of Palestinian Jewish Aramaic (Stevenson)
  • Greek Grammar of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature (Blass, Debrunner & Funk)
  • A Greek-English Lexicon, 9th Revised Edition (Liddell, Scott, Jones & McKenzie)
  • Greek-English Lexicon of the New Testament and Other Early Christian Literature, 3rd Edition (Bauer, Danker, Arndt & Gingrich)
  • A Greek-English Lexicon of the Septuagint, Volumes 1 & 2 (Lust, Eynikel, Hauspie, Chamberlain) (free unlock available for BW7 upgraders)
  • Griechisch-deutsches Taschenwörterbuch zum Neuen Testament, 8th Edition (Preuschen)
  • The Hebrew and Aramaic Lexicon of the Old Testament (Koehler, Baumgartner & Stamm)
  • New Testament Peshitta Collection
  • PONS Kompaktwörterbuch Althebräisch: Althebräisch – Deutsch (Matheus)
  • Practical Grammar for Classical Hebrew (Weingreen)
  • A Primer of Biblical Greek (Croy)
  • Qumran Sectarian Manuscripts
  • Reformed Dogmatics (4 volumes) (Herman Bavinck)
  • Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine (Wayne Grudem)
  • The Text of the Earliest New Testament Greek Manuscripts (Comfort & Barrett)
  • Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament, Second Edition (Metzger) (free unlock available for BW7 upgraders)
  • Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, Abridged (Kittel, Friedrich & Bromiley)
  • UBS Greek-English Concise Dictionary of the New Testament (Barclay M. Newman) (free unlock available for BW7 upgraders)

The following are now included in BibleWorks 8 & 9, but may be purchased and unlocked for BibleWorks 7:

  • A Grammar of Biblical Hebrew, 2006 edition (Paul Joüon, S.J. and Takamitsu Muraoka)
  • Greek Grammar Beyond the Basics: An Exegetical Syntax of the New Testament (Wallace)
  • An Introduction to Biblical Hebrew Syntax (Waltke & O’Connor)
  • Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament (Moulton & Milligan) (now also available as free BW7 download)

Database Quality

The most commonly used Bible translations are essentially error-free, but some specialized versions and the Greek and Hebrew morphological databases used today may still need work. BibleWorks is committed to correcting problems and providing a quality product. Ongoing corrections to these databases and our other versions are posted to our web site on a regular basis. They are free to download for registered BibleWorks users. Serious scholars will want to cross-check final conclusions with the standard printed reference works.

More Information

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