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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.
• Compare all available Bible versions by tapping a verse number.
• View the associated material by tapping a footnote marker or reference letter

• Swipe left or right to quickly navigate your current publication.
• Place bookmarks at any verse or chapter to quickly resume your reading.
• Use the history feature to quickly access recently read content.
• Find words or expressions in your current publication with the search feature.

• 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 1.3.2
• Fixed a bug where the app would be unresponsive after waking the device from sleep.
• Fixed a bug where the app would hang when attempting to play a video.
• Added a message when attempting to download while the "Download over cellular" option was unchecked.

Comments and ratings for JW Library
  • (78)

    by erikadabestieful on 11/08/2014

    Jw all day

  • (78)

    by Jo'San Mapp on 11/08/2014

    Oh my brothers words cannot express the joy I feel and all of us. It is indeed a treasure. It is so nice to see the updates. I bubbled forth with joy when I get more tools to make my, bible reading, personal study and the ministry better. Thank you for the love

  • (78)

    by Rigo Curiel on 11/08/2014

    Not able to download full size app...only half size app...Please help..galaxy s 4

  • (78)

    by Krista Hammon on 11/08/2014

    So thankful to Jehovah for this. Sadly it does not work on all devices and is very large - One brother said it best, no witness will give this less than 5 stars. I enjoyed reading reviews and seeing all our brother's and sister's comments around the world. - Louisville Kentucky USA

  • (78)

    by Keesha Brown on 11/08/2014

    The Word is the Truth. Truth is Only The Way ;-)

  • (78)

    by Dan Richendollar on 11/08/2014

    Love JEHOVAH for this provision

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    by Darlinton gorman on 10/08/2014

    I really enjoy using dz app, but please am in a Twi congregation, can it be update where i can translate the language to my own language ,that is Twi!? Please