oremus Bible Browser

(use the buttons above to select the version and other options)

Encrypted/https version of the oremus Bible Browser

From version 2.2.10 (March 2019) the oremus Bible Browser is now available at https://bible.oremus.org as well as at http://bible.oremus.org. This means that all data is transferred between your browser and the oBB server fully encrypted. Third parties are unable to see the content of the data being transferred. All users are encouraged to switch to using the secure version.


The oremus Bible Browser is, and always has been, offered free of any charge. If you would like to make a contribution to costs then donations may be made via PayPal ar Amazon to simon@kershaw.org.uk. To use PayPal, simply browse to paypal.me/SimonKershaw, enter the amount and click or tap the “Next” button. Do select “Sending to a friend or family”: if you select “Paying for an item or service” PayPal will deduct a fee.

Or you can log in to your Paypal account, and select “pay or send money” and then “Sending to a friend or family”; enter the email address simon@kershaw.org.uk, and specify your donation. PayPal does not charge a fee for this transaction; if you select “Paying for an item or service” they will.

Alternatively, Amazon gift vouchers are a convenient method and can be purchased online at Amazon and delivered by email to simon@kershaw.org.uk . Please do use amazon.co.uk and not amazon.com or another Amazon site to buy vouchers. amazon.com vouchers can only be redeemed or spent at the US amazon.com (and similarly for other countries).

An API for the oremus Bible Browser

A frequently-asked question is whether it is possible to interface to the oBB. The answer is that it is, but that the interface has not been publicly documented. That has now been put right, and the web interface is described here.

oBB on Mobile Devices

At version 2.2.6 (June 2010) we have made a few minor changes to the formatting of the oremus Bible Browser when displayed on iOS devices (such as the iPhone and iPod touch) as well as on other mobile devices. These changes should make it significantly simpler and easier to use the oremus Bible Browser on such devices. Further improvements are also planned. Whilst it is not possible to implement the oBB as an iOS ‘app’, both for practical and copyright reasons, we do intend to provide an optimized web version for this platform.

Cookies and your privacy

In normal usage the oremus Bible Browser does not use cookies at all. However, if you choose to customize the default settings of the oBB (through the Set preferences button, then your choices will be saved in a cookie that is saved to your computer and is read whenever you visit the oBB. The cookie only stores information about your default preferences and is not used to track your usage of the site, and no information is passed to third parties. Third party cookies are not used at all.

Welcome to the oremus Bible Browser, version 2.2

Version 2.2 has a new feature which allows you to dynamically toggle the display of verse and chapter numbers, footnote markers, and section headings after you have displayed a bible passage rather than having to decide in advance. These buttons will not remove these text elements if the text is copied from some web browsers into, say, a text editor. To do this click the 'Remove hidden text' button after clicking the required checkboxes, before copying text to the clipboard.

The dynamic toggling of footnotes, verse numbers etc continues to be troublesome in some web browsers when copying and pasting to some word processors. Version 2.2.5 provides a checkbox which when ticked means that any ‘hidden’ text (as determined by the other hide/show checkboxes) is never written when displaying the specified passage(s). This may make it easier to copy and paste text from the oremus Bible Browser; but the consequence is that the dynamic toggle buttons do not work in this case.

We will be adding more new features in the coming months. Please do write to us at the following address with suggestions for enhancements.

Simon Kershaw <simon@oremus.org>
15 March 2019

Information about Bible versions

bible browser

v 2.2.11-dev
18 March 2019

From the oremus Bible Browser https://bible.oremus.org v2.2.11-dev 18 March 2019.