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JW Library app review: expand your knowledge and carry around several JW texts at your disposal



Created by and for Jehovah's Witnesses, this comprehensive iPhone and iPad app contains six translations of the Bible, Sing to Jehovah, and Examining the Scriptures daily – 2014. If you wish to have access to any part of the Bible or the other aforementioned texts, all you need is this app and you've got it all at your fingertips at any time, from anywhere.

These reference apps are very handy to pull out and use no matter where you are. Perhaps you need the songbook at church or you wish to retrieve a particular verse to read in a high-stress situation to help you rise above and plan your next step. JW Library definitely is a very convenient tool to have at your disposal.

Let's take this reference app out for a spin to see what functions it has to offer.

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JW Library


Easy-To-Use Interface

The main app interface of JW Library consists of four main categories: Bible, Publications, Daily Text, and Online. Under Bible, you may choose one of the six available translations including The Kingdom Interlinear Translation of the Greek Scriptures with B. F. Westcott and F. J. A. Hort , the King James Version, The American Standard Version, and Steven T. Byington's Bible in Living English.

After you select your desired translation or version, you can then proceed to choose your desired book and chapter. Within each chapter, you can tap on any given verse and read the various Bible versions of that particular verse for comparison.

You can also select a footnote marker or a reference letter to see it alongside the original text from the Bible.


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JW Library screenshot 1
JW Library screenshot 1

Bible Search

Using the search feature of JW Library, you can look for words and phrases that are part of the Bible. Search results can be filtered by the sequence in which they are written in the book, as well as by the frequency in which they occur in texts by Jehovah's Witnesses.

The intuitive interface really makes this app a pleasure to use. Swiping to the left will take you to the succeeding chapter while swiping right will move you to the previous one.

The developers are currently working on adding more features to the app such as bookmarks to help you pick up where you left off, highlighting & notes to mark your favorite passages, and new publications & languages including books, magazines, and brochures.


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JW Library screenshot 2
JW Library screenshot 2

JW Library


Pros & Cons


  • Choose from six bible translations, Sing to Jehovah, and Examining the Scriptures Daily – 2014
  • Easily compare specific verses to all the available version of the Bible
  • Enjoy viewing the verse as well as the references and footnotes next to them in order to get a thorough understanding of the text
  • Navigate through the literature using an intuitive, easy-to-use interface



  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


JW Library screenshot 3
JW Library screenshot 3

Final Words

For Jehovah's Witnesses everywhere who are dedicated to studying and improving their knowledge of The Holy Bible, JW Library is a fantastic app. All you need is an iPhone or iPad to enhance your learning and get your daily dose of spiritual upliftment.


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.