Bible Browser

(use the buttons above to select the version and other options)

Dark Mode

Version 2.4 introduces a new feature: dark mode. Setting dark mode changes the colour scheme, so the background colour is dark – nearly black – and the text is pale. This setting is useful for using the oremus Bible Browser in a dark setting, for example at a nighttime service in a church or elsewhere.

Encrypted/https version of the oremus Bible Browser

From version 2.2.10 (March 2019) the oremus Bible Browser is now available at as well as at This means that all data is transferred between your browser and the oBB server fully encrypted. Third parties are unable to see the content of the data being transferred. All users are encouraged to switch to using the secure version.


The oremus Bible Browser is, and always has been, offered free of any charge. If you would like to make a contribution to costs then donations may be made via PayPal ar Amazon to To use PayPal, simply browse to, enter the amount and click or tap the “Next” button.
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An API for the oremus Bible Browser

A frequently-asked question is whether it is possible to interface to the oBB. The answer is that it is, but that the interface has not been publicly documented. That has now been put right, and the web interface is described here.

Cookies and your privacy

In normal usage the oremus Bible Browser does not use cookies at all. However, if you choose to customize the default settings of the oBB (through the Set preferences button, then your choices will be saved in a cookie that is saved to your computer and is read whenever you visit the oBB. The cookie only stores information about your default preferences and is not used to track your usage of the site, and no information is passed to third parties. Third party cookies are not used at all.

Additionally, setting or unsetting dark mode sets a cookie. This cookie is not used or stored by the oremus server, nor passed to third parties. This cookie is used only to store whether or not dark mode is set, so that it can be used across pages.

Simon Kershaw <>
22 April 2019

Information about Bible versions

bible browser
v 2.9.2
30 June 2021

From the oremus Bible Browser v2.9.2 30 June 2021.