Read Scripture

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Spend time alone with God's Word

Spend quality time reading the Bible daily while learning how to read it with contextual videos from The Bible Project.

The Bible Project

Understand the Bible

Hand-illustrated Bible Project videos explain difficult concepts and themes "better than seminary" alongside scripture text.

A brand-new Thematic reading plan constantly highlights the bigger picture so you can always see the big picture in your reading.

Hint: It all points to Jesus.

Stay motivated

Track your progress of the entire bible that shows you where you've been and where you are going.

Reminders on your phone will ping you to help keep you on track.

What people think

"This app makes reading scripture fantastically engaging and accessible for everyone — to those who know nothing about scripture and those who have been reading the Bible for years."
"This app and the videos are incredible! It has opened up my mind and heart to understanding God's word more clearly and with a better perspective."
"This is the best bible reading plan ever!"
"I am excited about the accessibility of God's word that this provides to the everyday believer! We've been using it in our small group and have been really enjoying it!"
"Thanks so much for making this app. The videos and the scripture plan is super helpful for building up my understanding of God's word."
"I'm a new believer I just accessed your app Read Scripture. Thank you! It really helps me begin my study of what and who I am in Christ. I never knew there was a Peace that surpasses all understanding!"

Read scripture, know truth

The heart behind Read Scripture is that everyone would read the Bible for themselves and discover the truth and beauty of God's Word. Scripture is God's gift to us, lighting up our paths and drawing us into relationship with Him. Read Scripture is more of an invitation and a commitment than it is a product.

To this end, we are curating a year-long Bible reading plan and supplementing the reading with amazingly creative videos (produced by our friends at the Bible Project) that explain every book of the Bible, major theological themes of the gospel, and tips on how to read the Bible.

We are encouraging a new generation to study the Scriptures honestly—to pursue truth even when it doesn't agree with our natural impulses. The vision of Read Scripture is not to tell people what the Bible says, but to teach them how to discover truth for themselves in the Word.

What if thousands of people started their days alone with God, reading Scripture, and responding with adoration and action? It would change everything.

Join us. Read Scripture.

Frequently asked questions

Can I request you add ____ feature?
We have a list of features we are planning on building in the future (i.e. audio, night reading, notes and highlights, larger text, offline mode). Thanks for your patience and prayers as we are a small team of volunteers headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area with limited time.
Can I sync across devices?
No. In the future we may add accounts to save progress, but for now you will just have to keep track yourself when switching devices.
What Bible translation do you use? Do you have plans for more translations in the future?
We use the 2016 version of the ESV and have plans to allow for more translations in the future.
Can I download a printed version of the reading plan?
Yes. You can download it here and print it yourself.
Can I view all the videos in one place?
Yes, check out our YouTube channel.
How can I get these videos translated into my own language?
There are various grassroots partnerships all over the world of people working to translate these videos into different languages. Partnerships now include German, Macedonian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Swedish, Telugu, Urdu, Arabic, French, Hebrew, Indonesian, Russian, Spanish, and Cantonese.
If you don't have localization capabilities but are interested in adding subtitles to the videos, check out the "How to" info on that here.
If you're a fully-fledged media agency and would like to partner with us to localize videos, email Young Park at translations@​jointhebibleproject.com.
What denomination are you affiliated with?
We are not affiliated with any particular denomination.