This app is an unofficial client of the topical Bible search from OpenBible.info created by Casey Brooks. It started as part of the app Scripture Now, but has been released as its own standalone application.
To use, simply enter a word or phrase and hit the search icon. The app will download the results from OpenBible.info and display them in the list below. The downloads suggestions in the background and displays them as you type.
From the official website:
This Bible is a mashup of the Yahoo! and ESV Bible web services. It searches the Internet for the topics that interest people, many of which you’d never find in a traditional topical Bible. Then it shows relevant verses.
Vote for or suggest verses that you think are especially relevant for a topic. Help improve it.
Searching for a word will automatically add it.
Please note that I didn’t come up with the list of topics or suggest the verses; people’s actual behavior has shaped them. I moderate some of the more offensive topics, however.
The topical data is available for download (updated weekly).
A Note of Caution: Always check the context of a verse; that’s why the links are there. The context of a verse might put a very different slant on what the verse seems to say. The Bible isn’t a Magic 8-Ball or a fortune cookie, so don’t treat it like one, OK?