Over the past couple of years I’ve run across some interesting and useful websites that provide tools for Bible study. Here’s a list of some of them
Bible Gateway is my go-to site for looking up verses quickly. It’s usually the first page that pops up when I search for a verse on Google, so that probably had something to do with it. The website has over 200 Bible versions in over 70 languages, so it’s possible that if you’re looking for a particular version, it will be available through their website. It has some study tools that I don’t use, though some of the free stuff warrants mention. At the moment, the website provides free notes from the following resources: (1) Reformation Study Bible, (2) Encyclopedia of the Bible, (3) the IVP New Testament Commentary Series, (4) The Bible Panorama, (5) Asbury Bible Commentary, and several other commentaries and dictionaries. There is a paid version that includes more resources, but I don’t use it so I can’t comment about it.
Bible Hub is one of my favorite Bible study websites. In addition to providing the Bible in several languages and versions, it also includes some very useful tools, including commentaries, sermons, topical notes, a lexicon, and an interlinear Bible. My favorite tool is the interlinear Bible, and I usually use Bible Hub if I want to see an interlinear verse quickly. Its interlinear is based off the Westminster Leningrad Codex for the Old Testament, and an eclectic text based off the Nestle 1904 with variants from the SBLGNT, Nestle-Aland 27, Westcott and Hort, Robinson and Pierpont’s Byzantine Majority Text, and Scrivener’s Textus Receptus. Among the many commentaries it includes for free are: (1) Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers, (2) Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges, (3) Pulpit Commentary, (4) Benson Commentary, and several others.
Blue Letter Bible
Blue Letter Bible is one of the best study websites out there. It includes a plethora of commentaries, and separates verses by their individual words, linking them to their Strong’s number and showing its Greek/Hebrew morphology. It’s so useful and has so many tools that I don’t really know where to begin to describe its functionality. I’d recommend you check it out. It also has a Bible App that is very helpful and provides most of the website’s tools.
Textus Receptus Bibles
Textus Receptus Bibles lets you compare readings between four TR versions: (1) Stephanus, (2) Beza, (3) Elzevir, (4) Scrivener; and two Byzantine texts (1) Wilbur Pickering’s Family 35, (2) Robinson and Pierpont’s Majority Text, in addition to showing the readings of 17 different TR-based English Versions. I enjoy this website because it shows readings from some of the oldest English translations, and allows me to compare between different TR versions, which is useful when trying to find the underlying text of a translation for a particular verse.
I should caution that BibliaTodo is not just a Bible website, it includes news and resources related to Christianity. I don’t pay particular attention to the front page, but rather use it because it includes several Spanish versions that are hard to find elsewhere online. I usually go to this website when I want to read a particular Spanish verse. The English bible website (linked above) is also particularly helpful as it includes several older versions not easily available.
The NET Bible is a free (as in, free access) and fresh (as in, not based on an earlier version) translation of the Bible available online on their website. The best thing about the NET Bible is its selection of translator’s notes; over 58,000 of them at the moment. The words in the Bible are Strongs-tagged and also include word studies. This is a Bible that I would love to have in physical form, but notes and updates are still being added to them so I use the website instead to ensure usage of the latest version.