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New Version - v.14.1

MySword 14.1's major feature is Compare/Parallel and Merged Cross-references popup option to show annotations.

Please note that only the Free version is available in Samsung Galaxy Store and Amazon (also previously in Google Play) while the one available from this website can be upgraded to Premium or Deluxe version. The website version can always be installed over the Store version by enabling "Allow from this source" for the particular app that will open the APK (Chrome or any File Explorer/Manager) for new devices.

If your device is not Google Play Store enabled or you can't download the app from Google Play, in your Android device's browser, click either of the download links below.

Download MySword latest versionLatest MySword for Android v.14.1 - 19 May 2023

Download MySword stable versionOlder stable version of MySword v.14.0 - 10 March 2023

Note: When you download using Google Chrome in your Android device, a message will appear saying:

This type of file can harm your device. Do you want to keep mysword4android-{version number}.apk anyway?

This is just a generic warning from Google Chrome (other browsers may say a similar warning) because you are downloading an APK outside Google Play. Just tap OK.

Please also note that the latest version of MySword (MySword 11.1 and higher) requires Lollipop (Android 5.0) or higher. If your device is ICS (Android 4.0) up to Kitkat (Android 4.4), please download the older version MySword 11.0 below. If your device is Gingerbread 2.3.1 or Honeycomb, please download the older version MySword 9.1.2 below. If you still have Eclair or Froyo, please download an even older version of MySword 7.4 below.

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.11.0 - 11 March 2020 (ICS, Jellybean, Kitkat)

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.9.1.2 - 2 June 2018 (Gingerbread/Honeycomb)

Download MySword stable versionOlder version of MySword v.7.4 - 6 December 2016 (Eclair/Froyo)


For MySword to be properly installed in your Android device, make sure the Unknown Sources setting is checked in Settings->Applications.

  1. Installation Instructions
  2. What's new in Version 14.1
  3. Bugs Fixed in Version 14.1
  4. What's new in Version 14.0
  5. Bugs Fixed in Version 14.0
  6. Change Log of MySword - Old Versions to latest


After the download and you are prompted to Open, tap Open then select Package Installer if asked. If Chrome asked:

For security, your phone is not allowed to install unknown apps from this source.

Tap Settings, then make sure you enable installation by tapping Allow from this source. Then tap Back (or the top left arrow). Then tap Install.

If you missed tapping the Open and the dialog was closed after the download, you can still install via your File Manager/Explorer. Locate the downloaded APk file then tap it to install.

After successful installation, run MySword. For newer devices, the following message will appear:

Storage permission (access to files on your device) is required for downloaded modules like Bibles for MySword app to work. Please grant the permission on the next confirmation box.

Tap OK. Then tap Allow when this confirmation box appears:

Allow MySword Bible to access photos, media and files on your device?

You will then be asked to specify a folder in your SD card (or internal storage) as a place for the Bible, Dictionary and Commentary modules. You may choose to use the Default. After specifying that folder, you will be asked to download modules so that you can use MySword. You can choose the suggested modules (includes some popular English Bibles, Strong's dictionary and TSK commentary) or add more modules by tapping Bible, Commentary or Dictionary buttons and selecting modules).

You can also manually install any modules by downloading the GZip files from this site, unzipping them and copying them into the storage folder you had specified.

Enjoy God's word!

What's new in Version 14.1

  1. Compare/Parallel view improvement: option to show annotations like cross-reference, map, people, animal, plant, object links. The links are placed on top in Compare while on the verse number column in Parallel verse mode (note that commentary link will also be shown here instead of the first Bible column) or first Bible column in paragraph mode.
  2. Merged Cross-references popup improvement:
    1. Option to show annotations like cross-reference, map, people, animal, plant, object links.
    2. Option to show more annotations like titles, formats, tags and notes aside from cross-reference, map, people, animal, plant, object links.

    Hide annotations will work here as well for Extract verses and Compare/Parallel view.

  3. Notes Editor's Edit notes details improvement: From/To verse will now use the first Bible in the list of Compare/Parallel and not the first among all Bibles in case the active Bible is Compare/Parallel.
  4. New Journal preference: option to show edit entry details. The preference icon is on the top bar for non-Compact mode or Navigation drawer for Compact mode.
  5. New Editor preferences accessible via Menu: currently it has Edit scroll to bottom (default checked).

Bugs Fixed in Version 14.1

  1. Animals, Plants and Objects of the Bible:
    1. Popup doesn't show pictures if MySword have not yet shown any picture for fresh install.
    2. All's View more... doesn't work properly in case there is a single quote in the link, e.g. Ship's tackle of Act 27:19.
  2. Verse List, Bookmarks and Edit Cross-References preview may crash in case of too many verses.
  3. Editor preview may crash in case of very large content.
  4. Reading Plan Own Pace Edit entry may cause a crash.

What's new in Version 14.0

  1. Bible Animals, Plants and Objects (similar to Maps). Please download the dictionaries BibleAnimals, BiblePlants and BibleObjects and select them in the Preferences in the section near Bible Maps.
    1. An appropriate icon will be shown at the end of the verse in case there is an animal, plant or object found in the dictionaries.

      Bible Things icons

    2. A list of animals, plants or objects will be shown when an icon is tapped.

      Bible Things list Bible Things plants all

    3. For one animal, plant or object, some pictures, information and verses will be shown.

      Bible Things animal flock Bible Things object Tabernacle

  2. Multiple notes files that can be enabled in the Notes preferences. It's now possible to create a separate file for new notes or for each year or range of years.
    1. For non-compact view, the button for creating a new file and a selector is available at the far right of the top button bar.
    2. For both Compact and non-compact views, the Navigation drawer also contains the menu to create a new file and select the active file.
    3. For Compact view Tablet, a module selector is also available on the top bar but for phones, the Add/Edit long tap can be used to select a file and it also shows the active file.
  3. New Other Look and Feel preferences related to Notes icon in Bible view:
    1. Single note icon (default) - when unchecked individual notes for Multiple notes per verse and ranges are displayed separately with verse or range indicator.

      Multiple notes icons Single note icon at the end

    2. End note icon - place the icon at the end of the verse.
    3. Multiple notes chooser - option for Single note icon that displays count of entries if multiple or * in case it's part of range and tapping opens a chooser.
  4. New Other Look and Feel preference: Parallel stick header (checked by default).
  5. New Popups preference (Deluxe): Window color same as button bar (unchecked by default, Button bar color must not be default).
  6. The Journal Editor title bar now includes the journal title aside from the ID.
  7. Reading Plan (Deluxe) improvements:
    1. Import now supports verse range spanning books (e.g. Oba-Jon 2 instead of Oba, Jon 1-2)
    2. Own pace / Progress for New Readings and Edit:
      1. Support for single verse without retyping the book (e.g. Pro 4:7 instead of Pro 4:7-Pro 4:7)
      2. Support for book range whole chapter (e.g. Oba 1-Jon 2 instead of Oba 1-Jon 2:10)

Bugs Fixed in Version 14.0

  1. Sync Backup of Notes Full sync will constantly duplicate entries when notes for the same verse (or range) is inserted on both devices.
  2. Parallel/Compare select saved named from list will cause a crash if it's the first popup shown.
  3. Copy and Copy range in Popup as well as Copy in Bible link and merged xrefs Popup always use the underlying active Bible translation and not the one displayed.
  4. Embedded Bible Translators' notes (Deluxe) are not displayed when the notes tag is inside another tag like in Mat 4:4 NHEB.
  5. Parallel page up/down skips a line of text due to sticky header.
  6. Copy Settings (Premium/Deluxe) bugs:
    1. Complete book name is not properly remembered as it always follows Place verse ref at the end
    2. Copy and Copy range will exclude the translation name when Retain paragraph and poetry is checked
    3. Copy and Copy range may retain CSS and JavaScript when Copy setting Retain paragraph and poetry is set, e.g. GW and BIB+.
  7. The Word or eSword RTF tables break when there is a \pard tag.


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