I've often found myself studying the Bible and wanting to simply "find that one verse." There are numerous Bible apps and websites that are powerful, full-featured, and helpful; yet I seldom need most of these features.
Bible.rs is completely free to use, but if you'd like to donate, feel free to with Paypal.
Where Bible.rs Shines
- Simple: just the Bible text.
- Easy-to-navigate: links for everything you might need, referenced by an obvious URL scheme (e.g. Psalm/119/105).
- Easy-to-find: want to find "that one verse?" Just press "S" on your keyboard and start typing! You can also search by reference, including a wide range of book abbreviations (e.g. "1tim" for "First Timothy").
- Speed: all-around quick page loads.
- Fire and hammer: the power and efficacy of the Word of God illustrated in Jeremiah 23:29.
- Gear: the practicality and industry of the Rust programming language.
The "brains" of Bible.rs are written in Rust, a programming language I had toyed around with, but never did anything substantial with. That's why this is called "Bible.rs": "rs" is the file extension for Rust source files. The data is stored in a single SQLite database, with the actual Bible text sourced from Robert Rouse.
I also don't keep any of your personal information. There are no tracking cookies or third-party analytic services involved in Bible.rs.
Ideas for the Future
- Add more metadata (book author, year written, etc.).
- Improve Schema.org metadata.
- Add languages other than English.
- When and if SQLite is ever a bottleneck, switch to a client-server database.
- Make the searching "smart."