This article covers 6 free online audio Bible websites. These websites let you hear the Bible chapters, verses easily. You don’t have to worry about reading. With these websites you can just play the Bible chapter and keep listening to it even while you are working. All the websites offer you different versions of the Bible to choose from. There are Bible’s available in different languages also. So you can easily find the one that you need.
These websites can certainly be a lot of help for seniors or elderly. They might not be able to read the Bible, but they can definitely listen using these websites. All the websites have basic audio player and the audio is played within the website.
Let’s look at these free online audio Bible to listen to Bible chapters, verses, etc. below.
Bible Study Tools
Bible Study Tools is a nice website to listen to the Bible. You can see the home page of the website in the screenshot above. The home page lists different versions of the bible that you can listen to. The website also offers you to read the Bible along with reading plans. But we are focusing on audio Bible only in this article. So you need to select the version of the Bible that you would like to read. Once you select a book, all its chapters would be listed on the page. Select the chapter that you would like to listen to. Click on its title and an audio player will open up in a new web page as shown in the screenshot below.
As you can see it will show you audio player controls to play/pause, forward, rewind, go to the next chapter, and go to the previous chapter. You can also control the volume from here. There is a progress bar at the top of the audio controls which shows how much audio you have heard and how much is remaining. Below the audio player, you will find all the chapters listed. So you can switch from here also. The audio voice is pretty clear and easily understandable. You can just play this in your browser and it will keep playing in the background.
Bible Gateway is a nice website to listen to the Bible. In this website you will have three drop down boxes right at the top. The first one is to select the type of Bible where you can even select a language in which you want to hear the Bible. Second one is to select the different version of the book in a particular language. Third is to select the chapter which you want to start hearing. After selecting these three click on the play button given at the end. The audio player pop up window will open up as shown in the screenshot below.
In this window you will see the name of the book and the story or chapter being played. Next to these titles is the play/pause button. Below this is a progress bar showing the total length of the audio, elapsed time, and remaining time. This time slider can also be used to rewind or forward the audio. You can also check the continuous play check box, so the website will automatically start playing the next chapter in the list. This website can keep playing the audio in the background, while you are working.
Biblica is a nice website with audio resources to listen to the Bible. The home page of the Bible can be seen in the screenshot above. Click on the listen online button to go to the next page. On this page you will have a top bar from where you can change the version and chapter of the bible. Adjacent to the audio player you will see a drop down icon on the left side. From here you can select a Bible in your choice of language.
Here you can see the chapter content listed below the audio player as well. So in case you want to read along with the audio, then you can do that. Otherwise you can just play the audio and it will keep playing in the background. You get regular audio player controls here as well. You can play/pause the audio, forward, rewind, and control the volume. The progress timer shows the total audio length and the time elapsed.
Word Project is a nice website with a good collection of audio Bible’s in different languages. The home page of this website is seen in the screenshot above. You can also download the Android or iOS app that the website provides to listen to Bible on your phone. Notice on the home page that the Bible is listed in various languages. Choose the language which is most understandable to you. When you click on a language you will be taken to another page where you have to choose the version of the Bible that you would like to listen to. Once you select the version, you will be asked to select the chapter from the book. After you select the chapter you will get your audio player screen, as seen in the screenshot below.
On this screen, you will see the audio player and below that all the chapters of that book are listed. You can switch chapters easily by clicking on any one from the listed chapters. The audio player controls available are play, pause, forward, reverse, next chapter, and previous chapter. Audio player also displays total length of the audio file and how much time has elapsed. You can easily pay this audio and keep working on your computer. Audio file will keep playing in the background.
Bible.com is a nice website to listen to audio Bible. On this website you will see no graphics, most of it has text only. All the different Bible versions and translations you can hear are listed on the home page. Scroll through the list and choose the one that you would like to listen to. Click on the book title to open it up.
On this page you can select the book from the drop down menu and then click on the volume icon. The audio player pop up will show up. Just click the play button to start playing the audio Bible. You can increase or decrease the volume, play or pause the audio, and forward and reverse the audio using the slider. The audio will keep playing in the background and you can continue working.
AudioBible is a nice website to listen to the Bible. You can see the home page of this website on the screenshot above. The King James Bible version and all its chapters are listed on the home page. You can just click on any chapter and start listening to it. In case you want to hear to a different version of the Bible, then you will have to look at the menu on the left side of the page. Under the Bible versions category, you will see all the different versions listed. Click and choose the one that you want to listen to. When you click on a chapter, it will open a screen like the one shown in the screenshot below.
In this screen you will have a popup of the audio player and the text of the chapter will also be listed on the page. The audio player has regular controls like play, pause, forward, reverse. You can play the audio and keep working on the computer. It will keep playing the Bible in the background.
These are the 6 free online audio Bible websites which will let you listen to the Bible. These websites are great as you can play the Bible and keep working on your computer simultaneously. The audio keeps running in the background. So you can work and listen to the Bible at the same time. Try these websites out.