Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


BibleWorks is traditionally a higher end program meant for serious preachers and scholars, especially those who work in the original languages. It is a bit older in its approach and you will need to be comfortable with working with a command line.

BibleWorks has a different business philosophy than the other software companies. You pay one price and get almost everything they have. The advantage of this approach is that you don't have to keep buying resources. The disadvantages is that you can't really built a complete library customized to your needs. There are pros and cons to both approaches.

It is only available for Windows computers.


The following resources that I use in this class are included in BibleWorks.

Strong's Bibles. BibleWorks' nomenclature is to append "with Codes" to the name of the Bible if it includes the Strong's numbers.

  • King James
  • New King James Version
  • New American Standard Bible

Greek Bible

  • BNT BibleWorks New Testamewnt (NA27)
  • BNM BibleWorksGreek New Testament Morphology

Greek Dictionaries

  • Gingrich, Greek NT Lexicon (GIN) is good at basic definitions, and can be used in place of my Mounce's Concise Greek Dictionary
  • Louw-Nida, Greek-English Lexicvon of the NT

Required resources you need to purchase

Optional Word Study Resources

Optional Bibles

  • BibleWorks does not carry the ESV with Strong's numbers. You will have to use the NASB.

Optional Reference Works

Check out the offerings at WORDsearch, that can also be used inside BibleWorks.

BibleWorks Tutorials

BibleWorks also hosts workshops, and you may want to attend.

For their training videos, start the app and go to Help::How-to Videos.

Here you can see several specific task videos.

If you are new to BibleWorks, click the Home button and watch the main video shown there.