“It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.” –Matthew 4:4
The Henry Groves Bible in a year chronological reading plan was suggested to me. I took the suggestion. Would you like to as well?
You can mark off your progress here. It is optimized for mobile and available offline- just add the page to your homescreen or desktop.
If you want daily reminders, you can join this Facebook group.
Microsoft OneNote (part of the Microsoft Office suite)
- Scan and organize your notes to remove the clutter of all those papers.
- Automatic text recognition (and searching) for typed information.
- Allows you to insert audio in a document, and if you take notes on that audio, it remembers where in the audio your note was taken so you can go back and listen to that particular location again.
- Notes can be synced online (for free) and edited there as well.
- There is an iPod/iPhone app for OneNote, but note that the free version allows up to 500 notes and then you can’t add any more notes.
- You can click and drag whole outline structure sub-trees from one place to another.
EverNote is a popular mobile App.
- It’s a quick way to take notes and organize them, with search capabilities.
- Recent changes make you get an account, and I think you may have to have online access to use the free version.
The Word and E-Sword allow you to create notes that are tied to Bible passages. You can even create your own commentaries. See the Bible Programs section for more details.
Auto-Insert Verses into MS Word
E-Sword has macros for Microsoft Word that enable auto-insertion of Bible texts. Select the reference, press the button, and there you have it. Pretty neat!
Each of these has a large selection of online Bibles and study materials.
Information about useful programs for Bible study:
A powerful program for Bible study.
An abbreviated listing of some of the resources I find most helpful (free unless otherwise stated)
- Robertson’s Word Pictures of the New Testament
- Summarized Bible
- Wuest’s Word Studies (link includes other resources, but I’m not sure all are legal downloads)
- John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible
- Keil & Delitzsch Commentary on the Old Testament
- John Darby’s Synopsis of the New Testament
- Vincent’s Word Studies
- Believer’s Bible Commentary (purchase)
- J. N. Darby
- KJV (with Strong’s numbers)
- Various N.T. Greek texts with Morphological tags
- NET Bible
- NASB (with Strong’s numbers)
- RV 1909 (with Strong’s numbers)
- RV 1960 (purchase)
- Strong’s Bible Dictionary
- International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
- Robinson’s Morphological Analysis Codes
- Vine’s Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (purchase)
- Antiquities of the Jews (Josephus)
- Fox’s Book of Martyrs
- Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening
- E.M. Bounds on Prayer
- Bible maps & charts
- Parallel Bible (up to four translations)
- Editor to create your own commentary or study notes. Notes are “linked” to the Bible for easy viewing and can be exported.
- Powerful search capabilities
- Create verse lists
- Very similar to e-Sword
- Pretty much the same resources are available;
- Last I checked, the Word modules were generally more expensive.
- A little easier to use, a bit more powerful, more customizable
- Searches are docked
- Multiple searches may be open at one time
- Supports search operators like “AND”, “OR”, “NEAR”, “XOR”, “*”, “?”
- Search in Greek without worrying about diacritics or accents
- Create user commentaries, books, or dictionaries that work just like regular resources
- Make custom modules for distribution that support tables and graphics. Verse references are automatically hyperlinked.
- You can make it portable: just plug your flash drive into another computer and The Word is at your fingertips (find out how here)
For those who want a very basic, light-weight Bible reading/search tool that includes free KJV, NKJV, ESV and NASB Bible versions.
I prefer the other options, but the What the Bible Teaches
New Testament commentary series (digital format) is available only here (to my knowledge) for a $20 purchase.
News from the developers: They hope to have the John Ritchie New and Old Testament What the Bible Teaches series included on the standard DVD by around October 2013.
Logos Bible Software (purchase, logos.com)
Not for the faint of mind, this is perhaps the ultimate Bible study resource, but comes with a price tag and a learning curve. It features companion apps as well.