Bible Text Website

I’m looking to set-up a new website with the complete Bible text. Eventually we will have an app but going with a website first. I’ve done some searching here but not finding much details for anyone having done this.

Anyone willing to share some example sites and allow a look under the hood to see how you coded the site? I’m assuming a WordPress site but I’m not tied to that exclusively.

@CraigN - in searching here looks like you have done this. Any tips?

Some people use Kalaam websites. (

The software is not as powerful/broad as WordPress, but its focus is that specific ministry purpose and they have no overhead (domain/hosting) cost. It works closely with Scriptoria, which simplifies updates, etc.

Here is our Kalaam site. (

Thanks Mike. Love your site (though I can’t read it). I’ve looked at Kalaam and have an email in to them as well so hoping to explore more. In your experience, what do you lose by going with them, or wish you had which they don’t offer?

I am looking to host myself as we have other assets on a server already but not sure if that’s possible with Kalaam. Also not sure of the Wildfire platform and what the maintenance overhead is. My current plan was to use the Bible Brain API through FCBH.

Top right corner you can select English. (Nepal MatriBhasha)
It s primary purpose is to make local digital scripture texts available publiclly.

The only thing you lose is the wide variety of plugins you find in WordPress.
WildFire User interface is “similar” style to WordPress User interface. So maintenance is similar.

Got it - thanks again Mike. I’m new to this forum, but I don’t see a way to DM here. I’d love to follow-up some more at some point or grab a call even. If you would be willing to do so, would you reach out to me at aj_partner@pobox dot com (new users can’t post links)? I’m in Southeast Asia, GMT +7.

If your goal is to make Scripture text available on a website, the site already does this. It is built into the Publishing>ScriptureEarth tab in SAB. Build a project and add the PWA product to have Scriptoria push the text to the corresponding ScriptureEarth webpage. It will be viewable in a similar format as the app. It also adds the functionality to “install” on your device for using offline (PWA). Audio can be add with text synchronization, but this feature only works while connected to the internet to stream the audio.

Thanks Bill - ScriptureEarth is a tremendous resource. I didn’t fully share my use case in my original question but I’m looking to set up a fully localized website, single language, single version of the text. This will be an integral and complimentary piece to a larger digital engagement strategy.