June 16, 2018 update:
We're working through the overwhelming order and support request backlog.
Order status is available through your webstore account.
Support requests are being answered in the order submitted.
Thanks for your patience!

A special note to our friends

BibleWorks has been serving the church for 26 years by providing a suite of professional tools aimed at enabling students of the Word to “rightly divide the word of truth”. But it has become increasingly apparent over the last few years that the need for our services has diminished to the point where we believe the Lord would have us use our gifts in other ways. As of June 15, 2018 BibleWorks ceased operation as a provider of Bible software tools. We made this announcement with sadness, but also with gratitude to God and thankfulness to a multitude of faithful users who have stayed with us for a large part of their adult lives. We know that you will have many questions going forward and we will do our best to answer some of them here.

Can I continue to use BibleWorks on a PC?

If you have a valid license for BibleWorks 10 you can continue to use the program as usual. We will, Lord willing, continue to provide compatibility fixes for the BibleWorks 10 well into the future. This will ensure that you can continue to use the program for the long term. Compatibility updates will be provided through the normal updater mechanism within the program.

What about Mac version of the program?

BibleWorks updates for the PC will also work on the Mac platform. We will do our best to insure compatibility of BibleWorks 10 with future Mac OS changes but the situation is more complex than with the PC platform. The coming macOS versions require 64-bit programs. BibleWorks is in good shape for this, and we will soon release a full x64 Mac Installer dmg. We will also be working with CodeWeavers to explore options for them to continue compatibility support for the BibleWorks Mac Installer. Finally, in any case, Mac users will likely be able to fall back to using a virtual machine (like Virtual Box, Fusion, or Parallels).

Will any support for the program be available after June 15, 2018?

After June 15, 2018 program support will no longer be available via e-mail or telephone. However, we will keep the BibleWorks forum active so that users can continue to interact and get help from each other. We will also keep the BibleWorks Knowledge Base active to provide answers to the most common questions about BibleWorks functionality. We will endeavor to keep these support alternatives available for as long as they are useful to users.

What about versions of BibleWorks prior to version 10?

After June 15, 2018, versions of BibleWorks prior to version 10 will no longer be supported.

How can I backup and restore my current installation?

At the end of June program and database updates will no longer be available online, except for the BibleWorks 10 maintenance updates referred to earlier. If you want to install or reinstall BibleWorks at a later date:

  1. Ensure you have keep your BibleWorks activation codes in a safe place.
  2. BibleWorks 10 users will need to download the final installation media image (available on our website in July) and use it for future installations.
  3. If you have a version prior to 10, you need to back up your BibleWorks folder now using whatever backup program you prefer. If you need to reinstall BibleWorks later, use your original installation media to install BibleWorks, followed by a restoration of the backup.

Do I Still Have a Chance to License BibleWorks 10?

BibleWorks products are no longer available for licensing.

Is this the end of BibleWorks?

We continue to pray that the Lord would provide a way for the program to continue, and we are exploring some possibilities. But there are no definite plans at present for future development. We thank the many thousands of people who over the last quarter century have used and supported BibleWorks. May the Lord bless your continued labors for His glory.

 

History

What was BibleWorks?

BibleWorks 10 was the premier original languages Bible software program for Biblical exegesis and research. It came with Greek, Hebrew, and Septuagint Bibles for your computer, as well as translations in English, German, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and more! For over 25 years, BibleWorks satisfied Bible software users around the world. BibleWorks ran directly on Mac and Windows PC computers.

Helping your exegesis and exposition, BibleWorks was a tightly integrated collection of Bible software tools designed specifically for scholarly analysis of the Bible text. More than a mere Bible search engine, BibleWorks came with a variety of Bible search tools, lexicons, dictionaries, and morphology analysis resources. For all levels of users, it was suitable for Bible study, sermon preparation, and detailed Bible research.

Company Vision

The purpose of BibleWorks, LLC was to provide pastors, teachers, students, and missionaries with the needed tools to "rightly divide the word of truth". BibleWorks came to this task with some unique differences in approach and philosophy: We existed to serve the church, not to make a profit, and all of our business decisions were made with that in mind. Our goal was to provide a complete package containing the tools most essential for the task of interpreting the Scriptures in the original Greek and Hebrew, and to do it at a price that poor pastors and students could afford. We routinely made marketing and sales decisions that many would consider to be bad business but which served our primary goals. On the other hand, because everything that we did reflected on our real employer, the Lord Jesus Christ, we desired to provide a professionally executed and supported software package, while still compensating employees with reasonable salaries competitive with the rest of the software industry. We tried to treat both our customers and our employees as we would like to be treated ourselves. We are thankful that the Lord blessed our efforts.

Getting Help

User Forums

Chat with other users and search past discussions in our User Forums.

Knowledge Base

Get answers to frequently asked questions in our Knowledge Base.

Videos

Watch BibleWorks instructional videos here.

Downloads

For the foreseeable future, the current EXE update for BibleWorks 10 is available in the program from the Help menu in the program (Help | Check for Updates).

Please note: BibleWorks products are no longer available for purchase or licensing.

BibleWorks 10 installer
(requires activation code purchased before July 1, 2018)
  Version BW10r5F, posted 2018-06-16
  File size: 22 GB (23,993,122,816 bytes)
Coming soon
BibleWorks 10 Mac Installer 10-44
(requires activation code purchased before July 1, 2018)
  Version 10-44, posted 2018-04-24
  File size: 89 MB (93,601,302 bytes)
Coming soon
BibleWorks 10 64-bit Mac Installer
(requires activation code purchased before July 1, 2018)
  Beta v. 8, posted 2018-06-16
  File size: 2 GB (2,157,953,656 bytes)
Coming soon

All flesh is as grass,
and all the glory of man
     as the flower of the grass.
The grass withers,
     and its flower falls away,
but the word of the LORD endures
     forever.
(1 Pet. 1:24-25 NKJ)