theWord v5.0.0.1450

billon on 5 Feb 2020
  • 153MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 May 2015
  • Suggested by teobromina

theWord (aka "In The Beginning Was The Word") is a Bible study tool. Among the many features: Multiple Bible translations; configurable and fast search engine; parallel Bible view; multiple Bible views/windows; unique Clipboard monitoring function; multiple ways to navigate; personal notes in several levels; verses' bookmarks.

The program handles several versions of Bibles in Original version, Latin, Arab, Bulgarian, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, modern Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Romanian, Russian, Vietnamese etc.

Note: The size of the application significantly depends on the installed Bible versions.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download and launch the installer
  2. When prompted, select "compact (single folder)" and check the "USB flash drive mode" box
  3. Launch theword.exe

Optionally, delete unnecessary language files and skins
Similar/alternative apps: BPBible, Bible Analyzer
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9 comments on theWord  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

davidcoxmex 2016-12-22 22:56

Hi, I am a long time user of theWord (esword before that), and I also use MySword for Android apps. I would just like to say that there is a USB form of installation, and that can be done into a folder on any Windows computer. I have probably 25-30 different installations of theWord like this. I do development of modules for theWord, so I have different setups like this. This is TRULY "portable"!

Secondly I would like to say that some of the other portable software that I have used before has a lot of "down sides" to it. Most notably is that as Windows goes through generation of generation of operating systems, Windows itself has no loyalty to its own requirements and past operating systems. I once had all my IRS accounting in files in a portable program called Lucid. With time, I finally went back to look up something to find that the portable version of the software no longer works under recent Windows. AAAAAAH! All my records locked away forever!

theWord is being actively updated for each modern version of the Windows operating system.

On another note, some 10 years ago I got a cheap Toshiba laptop (I think I paid $20 for it), and it had a 286 processor on it. Okay, so it was a waste of time. No ports to speak of except a "modern" USB (at its birth I guess that may be true). It had like 640K of Ram, and something like 500MB of hard disk space. (I probably got ripped off really for $20).

But my point here is that I decided to put theWord portable to the test. I got a 4GB USB, yes it would read and write to it. Then I installed theWord portable version on it, and then copied bunches of modules (files in the format theWord uses) onto it. The I cranked it up. To my surpise, theWord worked flawlessly under those primitive conditions. The only real problem was doing searches (which the RAM restriction was the problem, not theWord). But with time, theWord worked perfectly on it.

If you want to know how robust this program is, try it on an old junker PC, and you will be surprised!

Please visit to download premium modules. ("30%OFF" code for 30% off until Dec 26, 2016).
I also have a website for module downloads, as well as a theWord tutorial website at

Para español, para módulos, y para ayuda con aprender el programa.


SammeyDW 2010-01-27 20:19

You no longer have to use Universal Extractor.
The Regular installer now has a compact option.
While installing it will ask you what type
of installation.
Pick compact.
Now the "portable" check-mark
should become avalible.
Click it.
Now just point it to your portable drive,
and you are good to go.

T 2009-09-24 21:05

Please visit to get the newest version

Antonio Liberto 2007-04-02 10:16

I have liked the software, it is important to improve my skils in the use of the SWORD( God´s word) e learning english at same time.

Andrew Lee 2007-03-31 04:58

Please post non-technical discussion to the forum, preferrably under "Portable Freeware Discussion" ( I clean up comments regularly and will only retain comments with technical merit pertaining to the application under discussion.

Richard 2007-03-30 14:18

This is a well written program! FAST! One of the best I have seen. I will be using htis for my Greek Studies and Biblical Archeology.

Why is it everyone is "Tolerant" to everything else BUT the Bible?

max 2007-03-30 12:19

it is possible to use Bible software for other text. Or how it is necessary to prepare an original text for to be read by such a type of software?

a 2007-03-30 09:29

this is good if you want to look up passages without looking through the book, cause books are so middle age. :P

Dan 2007-03-30 07:21

Thank you Jim.

Also I think the install instructions are a bit off... in NSIS installers I've always seen $PLUGINSDIR folders only hold NSIS plugin files that the INSTALLER uses... they are never actually installed to the program folder. I haven't tried it myself but you can probably just delete them instead of copying them.

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