JW Library

JW Library

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Six full translations of the Bible
  • Many reference images in the index
  • Search function
  • A little difficult to learn to navigate
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Expert's Review

"Carry the official JW Word of God around in your pocket"

Reviewed by / Oct 09, 2013

Six bible translations, a glossary of biblical terms, and an index of reference images

If you're a devoted follower of the word of God, chances are you're interested in having a reference at hand of what exactly it is that He's said. The JW Library caters to that need for Jehovah's Witnesses; it's the official app released by the church.

The app includes no fewer than six distinct Bible translations, all indexed by book, chapter, and verse. If you know where to find the verse you seek, it's easy to navigate the index and then to see all six translations side-by-side. If you're not sure where to look, the integrated search feature is your best friend.

One of the ways this app differentiates itself from other Bible apps is the large index of reference images. Check out what Israel looked like during the time that Jesus existed, or compare the currency people of the time used to what we have today.

There's a bit of learning curve in terms of navigating between the different reference sections. I got lost deep with in the translations of different chapters, and then had to backtrack over many pages in order to find my way to the image section. Once you figure out how the different resources are grouped, it's fairly easy to skip from one to another, but it was definitely a stumbling block at the beginning.

The JW Library is a useful and comprehensive resource for anyone looking for Jehovah's Witness-related reference material.

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Developer's original description available here
JW LIBRARY is an official app produced by Jehovah’s Witnesses. It includes multiple Bible translations as well as books and brochures for Bible study.

• Choose from six Bible translations.
• Tap a verse number to compare all available Bible versions.
• Tap a footnote marker or reference letter to view the associated material.

• Swipe left to move to the next chapter or section.
• Swipe right to move to the previous chapter or section.
• Set a bookmark by tapping the text of a verse to turn it red, then tap the bookmark button.
• Use the history feature to find content you've recently read.
• Tap the search button to find words and expressions that appear in the Bible and other publications.​

• Download books, magazines, and brochures in many languages.
• Highlight text and make notes as you study.

© Copyright 2014 Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania

Recently changed in this version

Version 1.3
• 14 new publications.
• Improvements to search.
- Search in publications.
- Search the front and back matter of Bibles.
• Fixed several bugs including chapter numbers disappearing in Android 4.4.3.

• To navigate, swipe in from the left edge of the screen​
• To exit full screen in KitKat, swipe in from the top edge of the screen

NOTE: In the future you will be able to download more publications in more languages.

Comments and ratings for JW Library
  • (78)

    by Michael Mcdaris on 07/07/2014

    Great research tool

  • (78)

    by Vincent Gomez on 07/07/2014

    This app is flawless. I am so grateful for the speed at which Jehovah's organization is moving! The ability to do deep research and meditation anywhere is priceless. Thanks to Jehovah!!

  • (78)

    by dar5204 on 07/07/2014

    Having all those books included is very helpful. Thanks for all the hard work.

  • (78)

    by Hasani James on 07/07/2014

    Jehovah through his organization has provided us with another spiritual gem! Awesome app!

  • (78)

    by Michele Holt on 07/07/2014

    Praise Jehovah for the great tools he provides for us

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    by Lih Ching on 07/07/2014

    I love this app!!!! I am extremely satisfied with this app!!! What makes me even more satisfied and thankful is that Jehovah's Witnesses have been working very, very hard and put a lot of time and effort into this app. I am very thankful for that. Again, thank you Jehovah God and His witnesses.

  • (78)

    by Nathan Roper on 07/07/2014

    This app is amazing but wished it came with all the publications.