Welcome from Allan at The Online Bible New Zealand. Dated: 1 February 2019

Sorry - this site has been "down" for several months due to a change of program by the web hosts. But we are now up and running again - waiting to serve your needs - thanks to Jonathan.

Good News: 1. There is a new version of The Online Bible available: Version 5.43

In the Online Bible you will find: Multiple translations, commentaries and more to aid you in studying the Scriptures. Unicode support added for displaying foreign languages.

Good News 2. The dedicated people developing the Online Bible app for iPad, iPhone and Android have released the following mid-November, 2017. Go to http://cross-link.nl/olb-en. And it is free, too. (A small charge may apply to additional Bible versions).

Five years’ app development

As developers of The Online Bible app, we hope you are benefiting from our work. Since we started in 2012, we have remained enthusiastic. So many things have been done, but, at the same time, so many things still need to be done.

In this article we would like to give you a broader picture of the world behind The Online Bible and how you can be involved.

Where do we stand? And what is available for you?

  • An iOS-app for both iPad and iPhone
  • An Android app for tablets and smartphones
  • A Mac-OS-app for Mac desktop computers and iMacbooks
  • An account system to share content over several devices
  • Translation of the software into English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch
  • Special base packs in the language of the users-interface – all free of charge
  • Several free downloads as additions to the base packs, i.e., The New English Bible and the 21st Century King James Version
  • A very long list of feature requests waiting to be released for you – and you could be one of the 50,000 users, of which 30,000 have a user account.

All this is the result of five years of hard work – the investment of thousands of hours and a lot of money.

This overview is , but more to show you intended to sow that we are proud the whole context of what has happened over the last five years. The growing list of feature requests shows that we still have a long way to go. And we cannot do this on our own. We need your help. You can be part of it.

What is described is all free of charge. Yes, there are titles for sale as well. But the saes do not cover our costs. We really need income to be able to add features and keep the platform running. We do not want to include advertising. That gives you no good user experience. To remain with the original purpose of a free app with a free Base Pack  there is only one possibility and that is to ask you for a donation. Help us to start 2018 with enough capital to develop new features and cover our costs. Please consider a real donation! An easy way to send a donation to us is to use the PayPal-link below:


(click the link, fill in the amount you want to donate, your currency and press the Continue button).

If you cannot donate through Paypal, please e-mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and mention the amount you want to give. In return we will create a payment link at our payment provider and send you that link. Our payment provider accepts VISA and Mastercard.

A video describing the Online Bible app. Very helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af5GhF8Gs9c

NET Bible – New English translation. This was completed by more than 25 scholars – experts in the original biblical languages – who worked from the best Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek texts. This module contains the NET Bible text alone. The 60,932 translators’ notes are available as a separate Notes module (NETnotes) for The Online Bible. The use of these notes in combination with the NET Bible  is highly recommended. This module is available as an in-app purchase.

The 21st Century King James Version of the Bible is an accurate updating of the 1611 King James Version. It is easier to read and understand and preserves the traditional Biblical language. This version is intended for readers who love beautiful, reverent language yet want accuracy, clarity of meaning and ease of reading.

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 Find any scripture passage quickly by typing in the verse and selecting the translation you want.Program Overview

  • 650,000 cross references that automatically display according to the verse being researched.
  • Quickly locate a word or phrase in any material using the built–in search feature.
  • Basic package now runs in Linux Ubuntu using WineHQ.

News for MAC and Linux Online Bible users:

You can now run The Online Bible on iMac and Linux Ubuntu.

  • Mac requires OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or higher
  • The Online Bible 4.13 or higher. (Version 4.2.1 for Mac is now available on DVD or USB memory stick)
  • The special onlinebiblewrapper.dmg is included on the disk.

You can download the latest version from http://www.onlinebible.us/OLB_4.2_App.dmg 

or get the complete Starter Pack at http://www.onlinebible.us/OLB_4.2_StarterPack.dmg

One of the primary reasons for the version 4.2 update, was to make several new Bible versions available, such as ESV, HCSB, The Message and the Amplified, and to remove the restrictions on the number of modules that can be loaded at any one time. 

The program was also updated so that upon launch it automatically checks to see if a new release is available and, if so, notifies you. 

Because we prepay the royalties for ESV, HCSB, NKJV and The Message, we only make them available on our version 4.2 (or later) CDs or DVDs but not as downloads. To get these newer translations, you must buy a CD or DVD containing them. If you own a version 4.2 (or later) CD you may pay me the royalty for the Amplified and/or RVR60 modules and I will send the module(s) to you email. 

While our Starter Pack and many modules can be freely downloaded, we also offer two CDs containing significantly more material including ESV, HCSB, NKJV and The Message at no extra charge. The Deluxe DVD (for NZ$105.00) includes all of the material shown on http://www.onlinebible.us/maconlinebible.html except the Amplified Bible and RVR60, while the Classic CD (for NZ$59.00) includes all of the material shown on that page except the NAS95, NASB, NIV, NLT, NRSV, Amplified, and RVR60. 

For owners of a previous disc we offer a special NZ$59.00 price (plus shipping) for the Deluxe CD. If you order the latest Deluxe CD at this special price, we will include a mailer for you to return your old Deluxe CD (this is required because of the royalty versions included). And the Version 4.2.1 Mac Online Bible is available on USB stick at the same price. To place an order for either DVD or USB drive, please e-mail me. 

If the Online Bible has been of value to you, would you please share this announcement with your friends and associates who may be interested. 

Thank you for continuing to use Online Bible. 

Also note some changes for us as of 22 June 2016: 

The Online Bible
TH 103
5 Corbett Crescent
Christchurch 8025
Phone (03) 338 8013
E-mail and our web site are the same. 

Great news for i-pad and i-phone users. You can go to the app store directly to download the programs available for your tablet or phone. Use this connection:


Apple iOS. Online Bible app for iPad, iPhone: For information, go to http://cross-link.nl/olb-en

Version 5.41 for your PC is in stock. This DVD is written for Windows XP through Windows 10 and contains all the material we currently have available. See below:

The new DVDs will give you Alexander Scourby reading the Bible (AV) for no extra cost.

OLBLite added for Windows Intel tablets.
OLBLite is a very simplistic version of the Online Bible and is designed for Windows Tablets having an Intel processor. It also runs on the Desktop. The Tools/Configure Mobile Device automatically configures OLBLite in your data folder OnlineBible. This MUST be done BEFORE you launch OLBLite for the first time otherwise it will not find and add modules.

In the Start Menu under Online Bible there is a manual and a shortcut for OLBLite. A desktop shortcut is also created. Everything OLBLite needs is in the OnlineBible folder. If you just want that on your Tablet, copy the folder to your Tablet and create a shortcut to OLBLite.Exe in that folder. We DO NOT not recommend you use OLBLite with Windows XP. The screen is not formatted correctly.

This is a very simple program with no printer or mouse cut/paste. The only clipboard support is with a right click on the window and only plain text is put on the clipboard.

Supports English, Dutch, German and French language interfaces.

For Android support contact Peter F. van der Schelde at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>

Is The Online Bible a 32-bit or 64-bit program?

Online Bible is a 32 bit program that runs on 32 or 64 bit processors. Because it is not CPU intensive like some games or highly graphics oriented programs it is not necessary to re-write it as a 64 bit program. If released as 64 bit it will NOT run on any 32 bit system. Because it is a character-based, non-graphics program, there is absolutely no advantage to running under 64 bit. It uses megabytes of memory not gigabytes like games do.

Here are some notes from Microsoft and PC World:

"The benefits of using a 64-bit operating system are most apparent when you have a large amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer, typically 4 GB of RAM or more. In such cases, because a 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit operating system, a 64-bit system can be more responsive when running several programs at the same time and switching between them frequently."

"Originally, Windows was a 16-bit environment, and ran only 16-bit software. With Windows 95, the operating system went 32-bit, and could run both 16- and 32-bit programs. Windows Vista, 7, and 8 all came in 32- and 64-bit versions (the version you have depends on your PC's processor). The 64-bit versions can run 32- and 64-bit programs, but not 16-bit ones. Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Notable exceptions are many antivirus programs."

Good news - Prices are held at equivalent to the US dollar costs. Ask me for the latest (upgrade) DVD. Version It will cost only $35.00 post paid. New customers: the cost of a new set of The Online Bible program and databases will be $55.50 post paid. If you are a customer and want to purchase an Online Bible for a friend, pastor or anyone, you can purchase an upgrade DVD and a gift package for $69.95. If you would like your Online Bibe DVD or USB drive sent FastPost, please add $1.00.

Good news on the i-phone or i-pad. These instructions will allow you to download an app for your phone or i-pad:

Open Apps store

Search for "The Online Bible" or "Online Bible"

The Online Bible provided by Cross Link Services BV (If you see Larry Pierce's name, that identifies us!)

The report is that this is very stable, but basic. You can get Matthew Henry for NZ$1.29!!

Features that are coming are Strongs, TSK, Eastons Dictionary.

Note: No information yet on royalty versions for the i-pad or phone. Sorry.

Macintosh users (Universal edition): If you need, you might go to this web site to help you understand the Macintosh installation: 


Version 5.41 of The Online Bible with the Maori New Testament is here. The Online Bible has been completely re-written in Unicode.  If you want the Maori New Testament you will need to upgrade to version with a new DVD. This has been released in New Zealand - and you will need to have XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 or Windows 10 as your operating system to make it work! You can upgrade to Version on our web site.

The DVD pack with Getting Started Manual will cost $55.00 (postage included). 
This pack with unlock codes for NIV, NAS, NLT and NRSV costs $105.00, but you can purchase the basic pack with NIV for $75.00 (this includes a royalty of $21.00 for the NIV). Send me an e-mail for the prices of other combinations of the basic pack and NIV, NAS, NLT, CEV, NRSV, Amplified and other versions.

What is included in the Basic Pack of the Online Bible? Go to the Bible versions tab above for more details of what you get for your $55.00. If you want more information, please e-mail me at the address below or click on the box at top of this screen.

Upgrades. Go to the hyperlink below to upgrade to Version If you have trouble, go to the US site again and download the Starter Pack. Install this (over your existing version) and you will be in Unicode and Version should work well.

Please note our e-mail address:


Upgrades to version 5.43, click here.

For this version you need a 32-bit processor, at least 16MB RAM and 4MB of hard drive available with Windows 7/8/XP/Vista or 10. The CD files require about 4MB if you use all the unlock files.