Where To Get A Free Bible: 7 Places To Look

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Getting a free Bible is pretty simple these days. With these 7 suggested places to look, you can probably find one quickly. If you are in need of a Bible, don’t hesitate to ask a church for what you need. They will be more than willing to provide a copy of the Word of God and offer other spiritual guidance as necessary.

A Local Church

Most churches would be glad to give you a Bible if you would just ask for one. It may not be a new Bible, but good churches are not going to deny someone a copy of the Word of God if they have the ability to get you one. Some churches may have requirements for receiving a new Bible, but they probably have used ones that they will give away. A church I recently worked with required that someone attend 3 weeks in a row to get a good quality, brand new Bible. However, if you just showed up and said you were searching for the truth and wanted a Bible to read, they would give you one without the 3 week commitment.

Bibles Online

There are a great number of websites where you can read the Bible online. The advantage to these sites is that you can choose various translations in different languages. One of my favorite sites for reading online is Bible Gateway. They have Bibles in more than 50 different languages. Another favorite site is Blue Letter Bible. Beyond various Bible options they have study tools that will help you get a better understanding of what you are reading.

To study the Bible by topic check out this online Topical Bible resource here at What Christians Want To Know.

Bible Software

There are many software packages you can download and use on your computer to read the Bible. Like the online Bibles you can read various versions and have study tools at your fingertips. Many of these are completely free for the text of the Bible but may require a small fee for some of the more advanced study aids.

Mobile Applications

Many smartphones have free Bible applications. Whether you use an iPhone, Android phone or one of the many other types of smartphones, you can easily get access to a Bible. One such program that works on almost all the various platforms is YouVersion. Once the application is downloaded you can access the text of the Bible any time you would like to read God’s Word.

Where To Get A Free Bible

Where To Get A Free Bible?

Bible Societies

There are several Bible societies that help distribute or make available free Bibles. It depends on which country you live in as to which Bible society you should contact. A few of them are the American Bible Society, International Bible Society (also known as Biblica) and United Bible Societies. They seek to distribute God’s Word to specific people groups and organizations.

Gideons International

The Gideons won’t usually give Bibles to individuals. But if you are looking for Bibles for distribution purposes and have a qualifying organization, they will give you cases of Bibles to give away to others. At the Gideons’ website you can get information to contact a local Gideon who can help you with obtaining Bibles.

Hotel Bibles

You can obtain a Bible from a hotel. The Gideons are the ones who place them there. Gideons are businessmen who personally purchase or raise money to purchase Bibles to distribute to doctor’s offices and hotels. The hotel does not pay for the Bibles, therefore you are not stealing from anyone to take one of these Bibles. However, you should let the hotel know if you take a Bible so that they can have it replaced for the next guest. The Gideon Bibles that are found in hotels are good quality, durable Bibles—if you have one it will probably last you many years. Please do not take more than one.

About a year ago I was involved in a Gospel video distribution project. I recently heard of someone calling the organization I was working with to ask for more information about salvation. The person got saved as a result of a free DVD presentation and a phone conversation. I have no idea if the DVD the person received was from me or one of my 33 teammates; but, I can assure you that hearing the story of someone getting saved almost a year later as a result thrills me as I write about it. If you obtain a Bible through any of these methods and it is a help to you spiritually, you should write or call the organization that provided the Bible and let them know. They will be blessed to hear of the spiritual help they were to you.


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Komi Nestor NOUGBLEGA January 18, 2012 at 8:57 am

Dear . Director

With a heart filled with joy that I write in the name of
Evangelization For Christ Mission Group

Indeed we are people with liver Christ our goals is to take the word of God in the remote areas namely the countryside, village, civil prison in Lomé corners that do not have the privilege to hear the good news.
We’ll tell you right now by the grace of God we reach more and more
Our Objectives. it’s wonderful to see a crowd paying close attention to the word, that word that saves and freeing. This determination is made) each place we visit I always though certain people who try to bother us.

The means we have proved inadequate for our day seen an increase in
Our trips. Because we were helped by a pastor who had the good will of our
Give brochures especially for shares, to travel the Group is doing. But by our Evangelization proceeds, the pastor can no longer
Satisfy all our requests. Then follows in the research. We want to work with your organization in Free Tract Society seen whether you can help us send these brochures, reviewed, and Wills, Bibles, other documents as well Bilique courses that will help the souls won and approfondire other faithful in the Word of God
Dear in Christ, a favorable response to this message will enable us all to save
Dozens of people who fall into sin again.

God bless you and help you in your tasks

Evangelist Missionary
B.P.10112 s/c NABEDE Kédaki


jose ivan barros de sales February 2, 2012 at 4:52 pm

I am Brazilian and would like to make a free bible to me talk about my God endereçorua May 13 N43 district downtown Banabuiú state Ceará Brazil


Jack February 3, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Thank you so much sir for your comment. The Word of God is so powerful and so to get one as a free resource is so awesome. The Word of God is priceless in value. Please come back and visit our website again soon. That is our hope.


dolores g. bolisay May 28, 2012 at 3:57 am

I want to request a free bible in our church, english and tagalog and also bible in our outreach people. Just e mail me when is the available days your coming in our place.
thanks you. God bless you more.


Jack Wellman July 29, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Hello Delores. We are not the ones who have a free Bible. If you read the article it is the Gideon Society, a local church, or the other sources David mentioned where you can get a free Bible. We are not able to provide free Bibles to you and I am sorry for that.


mike June 7, 2012 at 3:43 pm

i will be very happy to have a bible in my life and i will so glad if i can get one from this society my address is …. via San Francesca saverio 51 , molfetta Bari Italy.


Jack Wellman July 29, 2012 at 6:20 pm

Mike, we are not the ones who have a free Bible. If you read the article it is the Gideon Society, a local church, or the other sources David mentioned where you can get a free Bible. We are not able to provide free Bibles to you and I am sorry for that.


Emmanuel Cee Nortey Dowuona July 23, 2012 at 5:35 am

87 Westminster Gardens
Barking, Essex
IG11 0BL.

Dear Sir i will be more than happy if you can send me a bible since i don’t have one. I love God so much he has done so much for me and my family.


Jack Wellman July 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Dear Emmanuel, we are not the ones who have a free Bible. If you read the article it is the Gideon Society, a local church, or the other sources David mentioned where you can get a free Bible. We are not able to provide free Bibles to you and I am sorry for that.


Powei Matthew Imoemiye C/O Dr Ogayemi (May Flower Clinic) July 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Kindly send me some Bible for my ministry in Nigeria. The address is May Flower Clinic 100, Ondo Road, Ijebu Ode Ondo State of Nigeria. West Africa. Thanks and God bless.


Jack Wellman July 29, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Hello Powei, let me say please that we are not the ones who have a free Bible. If you read the article it is the Gideon Society, a local church, or the other sources David mentioned where you can get a free Bible. We are not able to provide free Bibles to you and I am sorry for that.


Evangelist G.O. Ogo-oluwa August 20, 2012 at 3:11 pm

dear director
Am so glad when i come across your message on this site, may God Almighty proceed to bless yo u in JESUS name, AMEN.
I don’t no how to express my JOY to you for the work of GOD you are doing there, is great-full, may GOD be with you all till ends time, you will never fall, at the end the kingdom of GOD will be our home in JESUS name AMEN.?

Am an Evangelist, a revivalist in Nigeria, i always go on a revival and crusade in local area here in Nigeria, as you know the situation we are in our side, boko-aram case,Muslim case, unbeliever case, etc. we need to go out and revive for JESUS CHRIST. SIR if you dint mind to support us in giving us free bibles to be given to them that saved and unbeliever to be save, the group we be glad SIR.

FROM Evangelist G.O Ogo-oluwa
LEADER. Christ Power Pack crusade outreach


David Peach August 23, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Broter, we appreciate your service to the Lord. This was an article on where Bibles can be found or requested. We don’t have any Bibles to send.


veronica schmuck August 24, 2012 at 11:50 am

could you send me a large print bible to me,i have trouble seeing,my address is 201.e.commercial st. apt 6 hartford city indiana 47348 phone num-1-765-499-5018 thank you veronica


David Peach September 17, 2012 at 5:35 am

No, I can’t. But you can go to a church near you and ask them for one. I am sure they can help you out.


sandeep September 13, 2012 at 1:20 pm

hello sir
i am sandeep from india.i am looking free english bible with pictures. sir in my country we got telugu language bible but english bibles are soo cost. if you don’t mind please send me one english bible.


David Peach September 17, 2012 at 5:36 am

I am sorry Sandeep. We don’t provide Bibles. This was an article to help you know where to look for one. I hope you can find a church in your area that can provide you one at little or no cost.


Pastor Kebede Molla November 26, 2012 at 4:22 am

Dear friends,

Greetings and “shalom” in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

In my country, I am resounded by ministry Muslims and majority Orthodox Christian. That is what I am doing with other evangelical co-workers of reach them with the gospel. We need your prayer and support in doing God’s work. So that you would be co-workers with us also.

Our ministry needs Bibles, new Testaments, Books, and other gospel literature. So that we may be fruitful in our work. As you know with the minority Muslims 28% and majority Orthodox Christian about 40% trying to reach, sharing the gospel to change peoples life for the Lord. Please, let us know your reply.

In His love
Kebede Molla

Our address is:
Pastor Kebede Molla
World wide Mission of Gos. Asso.
PO Box 25005
Addis Ababa 1000


PASTOR MATTHEW ABLORDEY December 19, 2012 at 8:30 pm

TEL. +233243961568
EMAIL:( info.ministry65@yahoo.com)
( pastorablordeymatthew@yahoo.com)


Amos Chileshe Muselema December 21, 2012 at 11:15 am

Servant of God, I do appreciate your generous contribution to spreading the good news by giving free Bibles especially to the Third World Countries. God is already blessing you for what you are doing.

As a minisrty ( New Life Church In Jesus Christ), we would like to join this holy marathon of distributing prayerfully free Bibles to our local communities. Most of the people we reach out to do not have Bibles because they cannot afford. Besides, our local language (Bemba) Bible is too expensive to buy and 99% of those who can read it cannot manage because they are wallowing in abject povert. I hope you may provide a lasting solution helping to print the translated KJV Bemba Bible.

I would like to hear from you soon. May God bless you.
Amos Chileshe Muselema-National Secretary (NLC).
Box 130,


FORNANG LINUS EDI February 7, 2013 at 7:44 am

I wish to request for an english bible. May God bless you Thankss


Constance Chioma February 12, 2013 at 9:45 am

I want to request a free bible for me and my family, am from Nigeria. please am very serious about it.

Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/where-to-get-a-free-bible-7-places-to-look/#ixzz2KhSwChEA


Jason poiju gurung February 17, 2013 at 9:29 am

Praise da LORD ..may i have the KJV english bible with concordance…


joseph maclean nii allotey February 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

please i will be very glad if u can send me a bible with easy understanding expressions like good news bible or king james version,my box number is 540 an Accra-ghana


sandra arhin April 7, 2013 at 4:35 pm

hello dear sir /madam am very glad to write u this message please am a girl of 17 yrs and i would like to improve my relationship with God and i would be very please if u can send me free bible. and God may bless u and ur workers for good work u have been doing…amen here is my email address Sandra Arhin, old tafo ma jss,p.o.box t 25 old tafo kumasi ghana west africa


Olarewaju Oluwaseun April 19, 2013 at 7:28 am

Dear sir/ma, I am 30yrs old from Nigeria. I need a bible to improve my bible study life… C/0 Cathedral Church of St. Peter’s P.O. Box 64 Minna Niger State Nigeria. I will be very glad if the Bible is sent to me. God bless your ministry…


Akikor Wisdom May 15, 2013 at 4:42 pm

Thank God Almighty for giving us this precious to write to you. We hope by the grace of God you and your ministering is faring well.
The purpose of this letter is request for Bibles and CD’s.
We are an evangelism called Passion for Souls Evangelism Team, we are youth and our main aim is to win souls rescue the perishing that are in the bondage of the devil and to lead them to life and the light(Jude 23).
We also see it to be a command from our Lord Jesus Christ (Mark 16:15) and a responsibility as a born again Christian and also Ezekiel 33:7 says that we should warn them and lead them to the right path.
We are pleading with you to please send us Bibles and CD’s to give to our converts to help strengthen their faith in the Lord and to keep them ablaze forever for the Lord. Thank you very much.
Yours Co-workers in Christ,


sheila bishop May 21, 2013 at 11:14 am

I am trying to contact the Gideon society wondering if they are able to supply bibles for an after school club which is called Bible Buddies and teaches children the stories of the Bible to encourage them to come to know God. I cannot find an email address or telephone number to contact I am living in Macclesfield in Cheshire many thanks if you can offer me any help sheila bishop


David Peach May 21, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Sheila, here is their website for your area. They have a contact link at the top. I trust they are able to help you.


Ernest Damptey Gyebi June 3, 2013 at 6:13 am

Please i will like to have bible for my ministry.
the name of my ministry is Evangelical Redeemer Ministry


Nwani Edwin July 19, 2013 at 10:24 am

Dear Sir
I started a teaching job with a secondary school here in the Island early this year…. and recently, I have been able to organized a bible club which to the glory of Gods name has been a wonderful means through which i have been able to reach out to majority of the students including the Muslims among them.there are really turning up in a large number…… but one of the challenge we are having presently is insufficient bible….most of the students don’t have bible.
I am therefore writing to request for a favor from you with help us with bibles.
i will be l;looking forward with great interest to hearing from you soon.
Nwani Edwin


awoniyi olajide July 20, 2013 at 9:44 am

pls i need a bible to b reading


Bernard Atsu July 23, 2013 at 1:32 am

pls sir I belong 2 group in our church
am catholic n de group have bible discussion 1’s every week n I’ll be glad if u cud help us wit some bibles


James Lenkaak July 25, 2013 at 3:55 am

I am James and from the north side of Kenya I live in a community where many I mean many have never had of the gospel the few who had of are preached by the Roman catholic and I tell you no change.
No Bible many hear of the gospel only on sunday most of the communities around are nomads and there are few believers but poorly equipt all I ask is if u can gave Bibles and prayer for my suffering community there is alot to be done if you are willing.

James Lenkaak
F G C K- South Horr branch
p o box 16.
Barangoi via maralal


Alem Peter Abugbilla August 6, 2013 at 3:42 am

My name is Alem Peter Abubilla from Ghana West Africa, we are having an organization known as Prayer the Key Fellowship, we are a non-denomination irrespective of ones’ religion because the body of Christ is not the matter of church but the understanding in the Spirit. We are desperate in reaching out the remote areas with the word of God. but our main problem now is how to get funds that are relevant for the mission of God to be promoted. I therefore invite you into our group if you can be of any assistance in any way as to how the kingdom will be uplifted. Thank you.


aweke August 28, 2013 at 5:51 am

i need free amaharic bible if you have send me.


Dan Langerock September 2, 2013 at 2:13 pm

We have a free Bible ministry through our church, New Hope Baptist Church, 3360 E. Midland Rd. Bay City, MI. 48706
Phone is 989 684 6830. Pastor Lee Austin. She is a great encouragment to this ministry but being a small church it is hard to get enough Bibles. We have forty merchants in town who help us distribute Bibles, including bars. I was a hospital chaplain in California for ten years but now do evangelism. We need sources for free Bibles, new or used, but the sources you mentioned above are either not available to us or don’t want to help. For instance, the Gideons don’t give to this kind of ministry. I have tried international ministries etc. and so has my pastor but no response mostly. I tried different churches for their used Bibles they had stored but wouldn’t give them to me. Was given a few new Bibles from a couple of churches but mostly through my own church Bibles coming in people get at thrift stores etc. We can get fine print Bibles here for a dollar each but also need larger print Bibles for sight-impaired people. A few children’s Bibles would be helpful too. Need a couple of Bibles in Hindi language for seekers in the Indian community here. Whatever you can do would be appreciated. Perhaps you know other ministries that help with this sort of thing or churches that would be willing to help. Of course, my ultimate goal is to see other churches in parts of the country and world begin their own ministry how God leads, but for now we need lots of help getting enough Bibles. We are beginning a swap meet ministry in a couple of weeks giving out free Bibles and praying with people etc. Thank you again in Jesus’ Name.


Dan Langerock


Dennis Cook March 12, 2014 at 1:39 pm

Can I just say, you really opened a big can of worms with this page. All I can say is these people need to get with Gideons. Wow, the whole world is starving for the word of our lord.


Leanne MacFarlane May 22, 2016 at 11:50 pm

People in USA can join Friends of Gideons and purchase and distribute Gideon bibles that just don’t have the logo.


Mark April 11, 2014 at 6:45 pm

You can get a free new testament bible sent to you free at livingpromises.com/free-bible


OMOLOLU OMOGORIOLA February 10, 2015 at 5:53 am



BASHIR October 21, 2015 at 10:25 pm

Email: plantingchurchesinsidemuslims@gmail.com / gospel2muslims@gmail.com
Sub : Need for tracts / literature / Booklets & other materials for outreach ministry among Muslims & other groups
Dear Director / Pastor / Brother in Christ,
Greetings to you in the most precious name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
I would like to share with you that God has filled my heart with His love and compassion to reach out to our dear Muslim neighbors for His own glory. The team members & I are praying for the Muslims neighbors so that their hearts will be change and they will come to know Him personally and their lives will be transformed by His grace & mercy. We are praying according to His will & guidance to establish more House Churches inside Muslim community & other groups for His own glory.
Several Muslim men & women have surrendered their lives to Jesus by His and many have gone through the persecution by the radical Muslims. At present, we have a weekly Friday worship services for the believers from Muslim background and few House Churches inside the Muslim community by His grace & mercies. God is doing amazing work in the hearts of our dear Muslim neighbors.
I and the team members are praying for more literature / Booklets / tracts to reach out Muslims & other neighbors.
Humbly, I request you kindly pray that God may provide it for the extension of His Kingdom in our area.
Bashir & Team


Rey Banzon December 9, 2015 at 9:34 am

Hi, everyone im rey, im asking for your help, if you have an old study bible that you don’t used anymore kindly give it to me. it will help a lot as i study the God’s word. Thankyou very much.


Amos Onderi February 17, 2016 at 3:02 am

Hi Brethren,
I am contacting you to establish whether you are able to aid in suppling bibles to help needy students in 4 schools of Kenya, and a few needy christians. This is intended to build and strengthen Christianity of the intended recipients and encourage to draw near to know God. I am a healthcare provider in Kenya, and a servant in the ministry of Christ.


Philip A, June 22, 2016 at 2:41 am

Greetings sir. pls I need a free Bible to use for myself & family. Thanks,


Robert Fabrigar July 19, 2016 at 3:36 pm

Hi I am from Philippines and have a local radio program, a gospel program every sunday, we want to give Bibles to our listeners, we need Bibles, preferably English/Tagalog/Bisayan Versions. If somebody here wants to be a part of this last days ministry, you may contact me


Sanjeet emmanuel September 27, 2016 at 7:02 am

Praise the lord
We want 5 Hindi Gideon bible for our church


Jack Wellman September 27, 2016 at 8:17 am

Thank you Sanjeet. We don not have free BIbles. You must contact Gideon.


Zandile October 13, 2016 at 9:42 am

I like to request a free Bible for my group call women of Faith


Jack Wellman October 13, 2016 at 10:02 am

We do not offer free Bibles Zandile. Please read the article and find out where you can get them yourself. Thank you.


chikaiwa October 18, 2016 at 5:10 am

i need a bible to read at home


Jack Wellman October 18, 2016 at 8:20 am

We have no Bibles to give away Chikaiwa. I would re-read this article to see where you can get a free Bible.


Musawenkosi Patrick October 22, 2016 at 5:18 am

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ amen
I am a Pastor in the deep rural community church where it is very hard even to get the bible shop, I have a membership of +50 Members in the church who are in need of the bible, I am from South Africa Kwazulu Natal


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