Welcome from Allan at The Online Bible New Zealand.

Now some news for MAC Online Bible users:

My supplier in Canada sent this note which you may have received by e-mail:


You can download the latest version from http://www.onlinebible.us/OLB_4.2_App.dmg


or get the complete Starter Pack at http://www.onlinebible.us/OLB_4.2_StarterPack.dmg


One of the primary reasons for the version 4.2 update, was to make several new Bible versions available, such as ESV, HCSB, The Message and the Amplified, and to remove the restrictions on the number of modules that can be loaded at any one time.


The program was also updated so that upon launch it automatically checks to see if a new release is available and, if so, notifies you.


Because we prepay the royalties for ESV, HCSB, NKJV and The Message, we only make them available on our version 4.2 (or later) CDs but not as downloads. To get these newer translations, you must buy a CD containing them. If you own a version 4.2 (or later) CD you may pay me the royalty for the Amplified and/or RVR60 modules and I will send the module(s) to you by email.


While our Starter Pack and many modules can be freely downloaded, we also offer two CDs containing significantly more material including ESV, HCSB, NKJV and The Message at no extra charge. The Deluxe CD (for NZ$106.00) includes all of the material shown on http://www.onlinebible.us/maconlinebible.html except the Amplified Bible and RVR60, while the Classic CD (for NZ$54.00) includes all of the material shown on that page except the NAS95, NASB, NIV, NLT, NRSV, Amplified, and RVR60.


For owners of a previous disc we offer a special NZ$34.00 price (plus shipping) for the Classic or Deluxe CD. If you order the latest Deluxe CD at this special price, we will include a mailer for you to return your old Deluxe CD (this is required because of the royalty versions included). To place an order for either CD, please e-mail me.


If the Online Bible has been of value to you, would you please share this announcement with your friends and associates who may be interested.


Thank you for continuing to use Online Bible.


Also note some changes for us as of 15 January 2015:


The Online Bible
103/5 Corbett Crescent
Christchurch 8025
Phone (03) 338 8013
E-mail and our web site are the same.


Great news for i-pad and i-phone users. You can go to the app store directly to download the programs available for your tablet or phone. Use this connection:


Apple iOS. Online Bible app for iPad, iPhone: For information, go to http://cross-link.nl/olb-en

Version 4.40 is in stock. This DVD is written for Windows XP through Windows 8 and contains all the material we currently have available. It also includes the ability to run under Wine on Linux and on a Macintosh running Snow Leopard or higher. You can upgrade to Version 4.40 from this web site. See below:

The new DVDs will give you Alexander Scourby reading the Bible (AV) for no extra cost.

OLBLite added for Windows Intel tablets.
OLBLite is a very simplistic version of the Online Bible and is designed for Windows Tablets having an Intel processor. It also runs on the Desktop. The Tools/Configure Mobile Device automatically configures OLBLite in your data folder OnlineBible. This MUST be done BEFORE you launch OLBLite for the first time otherwise it will not find and add modules.

In the Start Menu under Online Bible there is a manual and a shortcut for OLBLite. A desktop shortcut is also created. Everything OLBLite needs is in the OnlineBible folder. If you just want that on your Tablet, copy the folder to your Tablet and create a shortcut to OLBLite.Exe in that folder. We DO NOT not recommend you use OLBLite with Windows XP. The screen is not formatted correctly.

This is a very simple program with no printer or mouse cut/paste. The only clipboard support is with a right click on the window and only plain text is put on the clipboard.

Supports English, Dutch, German and French language interfaces.

For Android support contact Peter F. van der Schelde at <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

Is The Online Bible a 32-bit or 64-bit program?

Online Bible is a 32 bit program that runs on 32 or 64 bit processors. Because it is not CPU intensive like some games or highly graphics oriented programs it is not necessary to re-write it as a 64 bit program. If released as 64 bit it will NOT run on any 32 bit system. Because it is a character-based, non-graphics program, there is absolutely no advantage to running under 64 bit. It uses megabytes of memory not gigabytes like games do.

Here are some notes from Microsoft and PC World:

"The benefits of using a 64-bit operating system are most apparent when you have a large amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer, typically 4 GB of RAM or more. In such cases, because a 64-bit operating system can handle large amounts of memory more efficiently than a 32-bit operating system, a 64-bit system can be more responsive when running several programs at the same time and switching between them frequently."

"Originally, Windows was a 16-bit environment, and ran only 16-bit software. With Windows 95, the operating system went 32-bit, and could run both 16- and 32-bit programs. Windows Vista, 7, and 8 all came in 32- and 64-bit versions (the version you have depends on your PC's processor). The 64-bit versions can run 32- and 64-bit programs, but not 16-bit ones. Most programs designed for the 32-bit version of Windows will work on the 64-bit version of Windows. Notable exceptions are many antivirus programs."

Good news - Prices are held at rock-bottom level due to the NZ dollar being much higher in value against the US dollar. Ask me for the latest (upgrade) DVD. Version 4.40. It will cost only $33.75 post paid. New customers: the cost of a new set of The Online Bible program and databases will be $52.50 post paid. If you are a customer and want to purchase an Online Bible for a friend, pastor or anyone, you can purchase an upgrade DVD and a gift package for $79.95.

Good news on the i-phone or i-pad. These instructions will allow you to download an app for your phone or i-pad:

Open Apps store

Search for "The Online Bible" or "Online Bible"

The Online Bible provided by Cross Link Services BV (If you see Larry Pierce's name, that identifies us!)

The report is that this is very stable, but basic. You can get Matthew Henry for NZ$1.29!!

Features that are coming are Strongs, TSK, Eastons Dictionary.

Note: No information yet on royalty versions for the i-pad or phone. Sorry.

Some have asked about the TNIV. The NZ Bible Society have said: 

The TNIV was published in 2005 ... produced by some of the people associated with the NIV Committee on ... translation. The aim was to update some of the language used in the NIV, including language related to gender. Only about 7% of the text is different. ... The TNIV, like the NIV, is a translation that has tried to balance accuracy with readability. The changes mean that it has a little more free wording of passages than the NIV. The NIV has been assessed as having a reading level of Grade 7 - 8 (about ages 11 - 12); the TNIV should be the same.

Macintosh users (Universal edition): If you need, you might go to this web site to help you understand the Macintosh installation: 


Here is an antivirus warning:

The following notice appears as you install upgrades:

Norton, McAfee, Trend Micro Systems, Zone Alarm, Kaspersky or other antivirus programs may prevent The Online Bible from installing correctly. If you encounter problems, reboot the computer in SAFE MODE (press F8 during reboot) and install The Online Bible. After the program is installed, reboot and The Online Bible should work with your antivirus software.

If running Windows 7, 8 or Vista, you should download the free Microsoft Security Essentials and for maximum protection run all programs from a STANDARD USER ACCOUNT. Avoid using an ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT for your normal user account.

Version 4.40 of The Online Bible with the Maori New Testament is here. The Online Bible has been completely re-written in Unicode.  If you want the Maori New Testament you will need to upgrade to version 4.40 with a new DVD. This has been released in New Zealand - and you will need to have XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 as your operating system to make it work! You can upgrade to Version 4.40 on the web site.

The latest DVD is a Universal model - for MAC, PC and Linux.

We have finished development on the Unicode programming and we have released what will be our only product going forward. The version 4.40 DVD has the same content as the version 3.00 except that the Greek is accented, the Hebrew has vowel points and it gives full support of non Roman fonts such as is used in Chinese, Korean, Russian and Arabic. We have also included the first 350 of Charles Spurgeon's sermons revised and updated for accuracy and readability.

This will only run on Windows XP or newer. If you have an older operating system you will do well with the version 3.0 programming which runs on Windows 98 to XP but cannot be upgraded for newer versions of Windows.

The DVD pack with Getting Started Manual will cost you $52.50 (postage included). 
This pack with unlock codes for NIV, NAS, NLT and NRSV costs $104.50, but you can purchase the basic pack with NIV for $72.00 (this includes a royalty of $19.50 for the NIV). Send me an e-mail for the prices of other combinations of the basic pack and NIV, NAS, NLT, CEV, NRSV, Amplified and other versions.

What is included in the Basic Pack of the Online Bible? Go to the Bible versions tab above for more details of what you get for your $52.50. If you want more information, please e-mail me at the address below or click on the box at top of this screen.

Upgrades. Go to the hyperlink below to upgrade to Version 4.40. If you have trouble, go to the US site again and download the Starter Pack. Install this (over your existing version) and you will be in Unicode and Version 4.40 should work well.

Please note our e-mail address:


Upgrades to version 4.40, click here.

For this version you need a 32-bit processor, at least 16MB RAM and 4MB of hard drive available with Windows 7/8/XP/Vista. The CD files require about 4MB if you use all the unlock files.