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BibleScope with The Message and ERV app review: read various Bible translations



Made exclusively for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, BibleScope with The Message and ERV is a study tool for those who are looking to read the Bible and get deeper into the details.

Whether you're a beginner or you've already read the Bible multiple times, the functions and features of this app is a great app to use if you're planning to embark on this spiritual journey.

Let's take a closer look at this app.


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BibleScope with The Message and ERV


Selection of Translations

BibleScope with The Message and ERV contains the ERV translation as default along with six other translations as default. There are also dozens of translations and commentaries available for free download, along with a handful available as in-app purchases, making it one of the most comprehensive apps in terms of translation selections.

Users can search for keywords or phrases to find a passage they're looking for, or they can use the Easton's dictionary for an authentic Bible definition.

The verse history option allows you to keep track of all the verses that you've looked at recently, so you can easily retrieve them any time. Bookmarking functions are also available along with folder options that allow you to bunch of verses together.

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Functions & Features

This app features a beautiful interface that works both in portrait and landscape modes. The landscape mode is particularly useful on the iPad, where the split-screen view allows for you to read the commentary alongside the translation of your choice.

There's a wheel dial which lets you select the chapter or book of the Bible that you want to navigate to.

Users can also adjust the background, font size, font style, and font color to have the optimal reading experience. You can also highlight passages of your choice.

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BibleScope with The Message and ERV


Pros & Cons


  • Comes with a few translations of the Bible along with dozens available for free download
  • In-app purchases for some translations including the NASB, NIV, and ESV
  • Highlight verses in various colors
  • Search for keywords and phrases to find a passage of your choosing
  • Landscape and portrait modes with the former offering split-screen view
  • Beautiful user interface
  • Self-contained app


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

BibleScope with The Message and ERV is a fantastic Bible app that will let you carry around the word of God with you wherever you go at the convenience of your iPhone or iPad.


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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.