Bible Gateway

About the Bible Gateway searchable online Bible

What it is


The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online — all in the language or translation of your choice! It provides advanced searching capabilities, which allow readers to find and compare particular passages in scripture based on keywords, phrases, or scripture reference.

You can view a complete list of available Bible versions and translations. To access some of the Bible Gateway’s other features (a Verse of the Day widget, Bible commentaries, audio Bibles, and more), use the navigation menu on the left.



The Bible Gateway was first started in 1993 by Nick Hengeveld who was attending Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI at the time.

In 1995 Nick became the first webmaster at, now He brought the Bible Gateway with him, and for 13 years the Bible Gateway has been a favorite online resource. Today, the Bible Gateway team continues to add new translations, languages, and functionality to the site.

The Bible Gateway is extremely grateful to many publishers and Christian organizations that have contributed their many Bible resources and translations for use in the Bible Gateway, including community members such as Biblica and The Lockman Foundation.