The Bible

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God's Holy Word - discover what our creator wants us to know and find answers for life and beyond, truth, hope and love.

This app is a reader for Bibles stored in ZefaniaXML format which can be downloaded for free in almost any language here. Some restrictive countries may require using a VPN. After downloading please unpack and load Bibles in app settings.

- read Bibles in most languages
- UI in English, Russian and German
- single and splitscreen view
- dark, light, system mode
- custom fonts support
- search functionality
- bookmarks


Application versions: 
File harbour-bible-0.1-1.i486.rpm52.21 KB12/03/2021 - 17:48
File harbour-bible-0.1-1.armv7hl.rpm50.41 KB12/03/2021 - 17:48
File harbour-bible-0.1-1.aarch64.rpm51.72 KB17/08/2021 - 10:29

- new Bible app for SailfishOS, replaces my older BibleReader
- speed improvements and UI simplifications
- bookmarks and search functionality
- custom fonts support


zuyev's picture

Thank you!

zuyev's picture

Please add build aarch64.

Bocephus's picture

Looks and works great. The splitscreen is an excellent addition. Thanks!

TrulloF's picture

I have to correct myself. It's depending on the Xml. Other Bible versions work. It's only a problem with the 'Einheitsübersetzung'.

planetos_store's picture

Would you mind sending me that particular file on email - see contact Imageworks or Videoworks? Some XML files seem to come half baked, however I might find a solution to aquire missing data from context.

TrulloF's picture

'Forward' doesn't work in Revelations (German Offenbarung). 'Previous' does (I don't know if that's correct. In German it's 'weiter', which doesn't work and 'zurück' which does). But it's only a problem with the last book of the Bible.

TrulloF's picture

Thank you for the tip. It's not quite obvious, that you need to press Bible to display text. But it's definitely way faster than your previous Bible Reader. Thanks.

chris7chris's picture

Thank you for the app! Works well on my XA2/Koli
I assume that "Bibelreader" is not maintained any more. Because thats almost the same app.
Great Job!

planetos_store's picture

Most welcome. Indeed it started as an update to my older BibleReader but developed quickly into a whole different solution. The older reader will be put offline soon and can be safely uninstalled.

planetos_store's picture

Hi TrulloF, assuming you have already unpacked and loaded a bible XML-file in settings, there should be some info visible under filename. Click "Apply". Now when you do this the very first time, click on "Bible" in main view and pick a book / chapter. This will be automatically memorized from here on. If this does not work, could you try advanced parser in settings?

TrulloF's picture

Doesn't show my Bible in SFOS Former Bible Reader does work instead.