About Bible Gateway - the original searchable online Bible

About Bible Gateway


Bible Gateway is a searchable online Bible tool hosting more than 200 versions of the Bible in over 70 languages that you can freely read, research, and reference anywhere. Including a library of audio Bibles, mobile apps, devotionals, email newsletters, and other free resources, Bible Gateway equips you not only to read the Bible, but to understand it.


The original multilingual searchable Bible website, Bible Gateway was started in 1993 by Nick Hengeveld, a student at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI, who had a visionary passion to make the Bible digitally accessible to everyone through the very new technology at the time called the Internet.

In 1995 Nick became the first webmaster of Gospelcom.net, now Gospel.com. He brought Bible Gateway with him, and since then, the service has been the daily favorite online resource for hundreds of millions of people around the world. In 2008 Bible Gateway became a division of Zondervan, and is, today, a member of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. We continue to add new translations, languages, add functionality to Bible Gateway to help you conveniently engage the Bible and make it an integral part of your everyday life.

Bible Gateway Plus takes Bible study to an even deeper level with instant digital access to 50+ premium resources that enhance your understanding of each passage. Sign up today for less than $5 a month.


We're extremely grateful to the following publishers and Christian organizations that have contributed their many Bible resources and translations for reading and reference by users of Bible Gateway:

American Bible Society
Artists for Israel International
B&H Publishing Group
Baker Publishing Group
Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Baronius Press
Bible League International
Biblical Studies Press
Cambridge University Press
Common English Bible
Crossway Bibles
Deuel Enterprises, Inc.
HarperCollins Publishers
Life Sentence Publishing
Logos Bible Software
The Lockman Foundation
Messianic Jewish Publishers & Resources
National Council of Churches of Christ
Olive Tree Bible Software
William D. Mounce
SOON Educational Publications
Terence P. Noble
Thomas Nelson
Tolle Lege Press
Tyndale House Publishers