Ever wanted to read the Bible online? Here are some places to look at.
1. Biblestudytools: Biblestudytools is from Salem Web Network. They claim the position of the largest free online Bible website for verse search and indepth study. With Biblestudytools, you can search verses from the over 29 translations and versions offered. Their library include commentaries, Bible dictionaries, Biblical encyclopedias, concordances, and historical Christian and church books.
They also offer Greek and Hebrew Interlinear for the Old and New Testament, and more. Salem Web Network is the internet division of Salem Media Group.
2. Biblegateway: Biblegateway is another great place to study Bible online. Its mission statement is "To honor Christ by equipping people to read and understand the Bible, wherever they are". This website allows the reading, searching, studying, and sharing the Bible in different versions and languages.
3. Biblehub: Another website you can consider or might even have come across in studying the Bible online is Biblehub. This website offers verses in several translations, as well as different commentaries. From my end, it ranks well on Google for keywords that are Biblical texts. For example ‘the lord is my salvation whom shall i fear’ returns Biblehub in first place.
It is their mission to Increase the visibility and accessibility of the Scriptures online, provide free access to Bible study tools in many languages, and promote the Gospel of Christ through the learning, study and application of God's word.
Biblehub started in 2004 as Bible.cc, providing a parallel, verses by verses view of 8 translations. Thereafter many developed tools led to the development of separate websites which were integrated into Biblos.com in 2007, and later BibleHub.com.
4. Biblica: Biblica has been helping people engage with God’s word for over 200 years. The International Bible Society was founded in 1809. It is the copyright holder of the New International Version (NIV) of the Bible. It also licences commercial right to Zondervan in the United States and to Hodder & Stoughton in the United Kingdom.
5. Bibleref: Bibleref focuses on helping people understand God’s word. It is an online Bible commentary. Bibleref is aimed at creating a comprehensive, free, original, online commentary of the whole Bible.
From my end, if I search a phrase like ‘what does 2 pet 3:9 mean’, Bibleref comes up first in line in Google’s first search result page. The page, when visited, particularly offers different translations of the verse, a commentary, and chapter summary. This is one of the websites I visit in my searches.
6. Kingjamesbibleonline: It may be safe to say the King James Version of the Bible is the most popular of all versions. As the name indicate, Kingjamesbibleonline is a website dedicated to bringing this version to visitors.
It features the Standard King James Version (Cambridge edition), along with the original 1611 edition in early modern English. The King James Bible Online has been online since 2007.
7. Biblehat: As at now, BibleHat offers the Old King James Version (without italics) of the Bible on the website, Matthew Henry commentary of a few chapters, and other resources.