Literal Word, NASB Bible

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About this app

Key Features:
- New American Standard Bible (NASB)
- Integrated Greek Lexicon (Abbott-Smith)
- Integrated Hebrew Lexicon (BDB)
- Free and offline
- No ads
- No articles
- No social media features
- Instant word search
- Visual search filtering
- User notes within verses
- Highlighting within verses
- Free online backup and sync
- Customized bible text formatting
- Dark mode, sepia, rose, and paper color themes
- Footnotes and linked cross-references
- Passage history

Literal Word exists to promote the word of God and not much else. No ads. No articles. No distractions. Simply the Word. We believe that the Bible contains the most important information that anyone could ever come across and that accessing it should be as easy as possible.

This belief has driven every decision we've made designing Literal Word. The app is 100% free and functional even when you're offline. The New American Standard Bible (NASB) translation was selected for faithfully utilizing a word-for-word instead of a thought-for-thought translation method. Each passage of the Bible is clean, customizable, and convenient to access, allowing the reader to focus exclusively on the God-breathed content. Word searches are simple but powerful, featuring a unique visual interface for organizing results with precision, and complete lexicons for original Hebrew and Greek words can be viewed with just a couple taps.

It all comes down to the idea that a straightforward approach to a NASB Bible app maximizes attention to the word of God.
Updated on
Feb 20, 2022

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1.51K reviews
Ian Paul
July 10, 2022
It's the 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 free Bible app for the AOS. It has only two significant flaws, neither of which are big enough reasons not to use it: 1. It has only one translation; 2. That translation has an extreme bias toward the traditions of men (creedal formulations, so-called “orthodoxy”). However, the ability to look at most of the words in the text in their original languages, with lexical definitions automatically provided, is enough to allow the reader to spot the bias. Great search features.
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Stuart Smith
June 13, 2022
Great app: Simple, easy to use, great features. Literal Word compares favorably with more expensive and complicated apps. This may be the very best one for users of the NASB. Wondering if there are plans to (a) incorporate the ESV as per the online version, (b) upgrade to NASB 2020 (Isn't this the '95 edition?), and (c) bring the lexicon to the online version. Thanks for the outstanding app.
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April 30, 2022
If you are looking for a Bible app or e-book, you would be doing yourself a disservice by not giving this app a try. I have tried many of the top Bible apps, but I keep coming back to this one. The primary thing I love about this app is it's simplicity and elegance. It's not weighed down in extra unneeded features. It's interface is clean and intuitive to use. There are no ads or clutter. That's not to say that this app is lacking features. Other things I love about it: -ability to view highlighted passages only and by category. -ability to attach custom notes to passages. -option to synch between devices. -Ease of navigation. -Search feature that remembers previous queries as tags to quickly search previous topics. -Search results broken up into categories such as (history, prophets, gospels, epistles, etc..) helping you find verses easily. -Embedded cross references and footnotes that let you get back to the original verse in one tap. -One-tap copy of any selected passages to easily paste and share w/ chapter/verse included. -Long tap a word reveals the original Hebrew/Greek text. -Customizable presentation. -Just the Word. No agenda. -100% free. No ads. No micro-transactions. No catch. There are Bible apps that do more, and I use a few of them for those features, but this is the one I use for all my digital reading and referencing. If I could only have one Bible app, this would be it. No question. Try it.
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