Simple Bible Reader

Simple Bible Reader is not actively developed or supported.

The software is aimed to be simple, yet a powerful reader and converter to support and convert from/to all available bible formats. The software is developed with the intention of being portable and faster loading, that does not have any dependencies on the user system. It is also developed to bridge the gap between multiple Bible software so that a user can choose his favourite Bible software and import/export his favourite Bible translation through this software. The software allows you to import and export from/to any supported Bible format.


Prerequisites: Microsoft .Net Framework 4.0

Supported formats:

  • Bibles – Zefania XML Bibles, The Unbound Bible (Unmapped-BCV, Mapped-BCVS, Unmapped-BCVS), Open Scripture Information Standard (OSIS), General Bible Format (GBF), XML Scripture Encoding Model (XSEM), The Word Bible Modules (ONT, ONTX, OT, OTX, NT and NTX)2, e-Sword Bible Modules (BBL, BBLX), Unified Scripture Format XML (USFX), The SWORD Project1 , Verse Per Line (VPL), Go Bible, Theological Markup Language (ThML), Open Song Bibles (XMM, Bibles, Bible Companion (BIB), MySword for Android, Bible Analyzer (BIB), EasySlides (MDB), MP3 Bibles, LOGOS Import (DOCX), Online Bibles, PalmBible+, HeavenWorld Bibles for Windows 8, VerseVIEW
  • Commentaries – XML Format, SWORD Commentary Modules (ZIP), The Word (cmt.twm), e-Sword 8.x (CMT), e-Sword 9.x (CMTX), MySword for Android, Bible Analyzer (CMT), OnlineBible Commentaries
  • Dictionaries – Zefania Dictionary Format (XML), SWORD Dictionary Modules (ZIP), The Word (dct.twm), e-Sword 8.x (DCT), e-Sword 9.x (DCTX), MySword for Android, Bible Analyzer (DCT), OnlineBible Dictionaries
  • Books/topics – XML Format (XML), The Word (gbk.twm), e-Sword 8.x (TOP), e-Sword 9.x (TOPX/REFX), SWORD Book Modules (ZIP), MySword for Android, Bible Analyzer (BK), STEP Modules, Online Books

1 The SWORD Project from CrossWire Bible Society has many software applications that can open on various platforms. They mostly use the same bible format. You can export and use them in any of the SWORD Applications which runs on various platforms.
2 The Word format also supports Android’s Open Bible.

Note: Please download the Support Matrix.xlsx spreadsheet for detailed support matrix.  

License: No restrictions whatsoever, except selling.

Version: 3.0

Latest Release: 7-Feb-2017

Download:  Simple_Bible_Reader_3.0.exe (1.4 MB)

Plugins: Please visit plugins page to download available plugins for conversion.

User Guide: Simple Bible Reader – User Guide.pdf

Previous Versions:

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Destiny Woods
4 months ago

I would like to download the 3.0 version of Simple Bible Reader, but clicking on it does nothing, and right-clicking and choosing Save As gets me a zip file of size 0 bytes. Is there something wrong with the backend settings that is blocking anyone from downloading it? Version 2.9 can be found multiple places (here and on Softpedia) but not 3.0.

Destiny Woods
4 months ago
Reply to  Felix Immanuel

Suddenly it works now! I have *no* idea why it didn’t earlier – I tried several times. Thank you! :)