We live in a day and age where technology can work both for and against us. I spent my last airline flight playing a game, listening to a podcast, memorizing a bible verse and falling asleep to some classical music. All of these things were done on my phone.
While in high school I dedicated the book of Philippians to memory. This was done through long and tedious hours of writing out each verse by hand. I made note cards and laminated them so I could commit verses to memory while mowing yards during the summer or have them hanging from my shampoo rack in the shower. I have no idea where those note cards are now, but the words are embedded into my mind and come to memory exactly when I need them.
Recently I have felt the conviction that I’m sure you too have felt at times; to commit more scripture to memory rather than simply read and dwell on scripture. I wish it were easier, like you could just download scripture to your mind matrix style but that’s wishful thinking.
Doing some research I found some apps that should be far easier than note cards and actually kind of fun! I have found myself going to my bible memory app over other games or social media apps on my phone! Here I have provided some of the popular Bible memory apps, check them out in the app store for yourself, start memorizing and share these options with your leaders, students, and family!
“Verses” is the app that I’m currently using. I love that you are able to track your progress overall and independently within each book of the Bible. Offering multiple tools for memorization, it feels like a game as you achieve new levels and more of the verse is “unlocked” to you. This is a very clean and simple app, you will not get lost, everything is very straightforward. Only downside, it doesn’t appear to support NIV, I’m using the ESV option & currently re-working Philippians, anyone else wanna join me?!
” SCRIPTURE TYPER”
Scripture Typer reminds you to review verses already learned so you maintain what you have memorized. Has topical memorization (wisdom, faith, hardship, etc.), I believe this is the highest ranked in the app store currently.
A very popular one, I believe due to the access it has to memorizing things in the NIV.
What apps or methods have you found helpful in memorizing scripture?
Just found this with Google. I am in the process of creating a Scripture memory app and feel it is going to be great! If and when I get it, can I let you know and you compare to the ones you have listed?
Rev. Peter says
With more than a million downloads, Remember Me is Android’s most popular Bible memory app. I features any Bible version you like, quizzes, audio, flashcards, spaced repetition. It’s so easy to use it’s even part of Google Play for Families.
Peter Schafflützel says
The link to memorizing Bible verses with Remember Me has changed: https://www.remem.me
It is now free on all platforms.
Josiah Rutledge says
I’m a “big memorizer” (have memorized just short of 2000 verses in the last two years; the books of Acts, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians and Philemon and I’m working through the book of Luke currently). My goal is to have memorized the New Testament by age 30 (currently 17).
I’ve used Scripture Typer for a couple of years now, and I love it. My observation though is that it’s much better for reviewing your verses than for actually learning them for the first time. After going through their memorization process for a verse, I still don’t feel I know it well enough for my liking. So I usually repeat some steps. It does make it very easy to import an entire chapter at once and to organize your verses into “collections” (I make one for each chapter).
I recently started using Fighter Verses, and my observation is that it’s pretty much the reverse of Scripture Typer: much better for memorizing than reviewing (at least reviewing large quantities). It’s also a pain to import large quantities, and I can’t find a way to organize your verses into collections or folders. I think I’ll store only the chapter I’m currently working on in Fighter Verses and review old stuff on Scripture Typer.
Fighter Verses and Scripture Typer seem to compliment each other really well.
Don’t Forget is a good bible app for storing large chuncks of scripture at a time, like a whole chapter. And its good for memorizing for the first time. I like scripture typer for reviewingBible verses is another app that is good for review, you can import your own verses. Another feature I like about the app Don’t Forget is for a small amount of money you can add space for more verses and in that one space you can add as many verses as you want to. It also has 4 different color backgrounds you can keep switching between. they say you memorize better when something is in color
GIGO, ya know, garbage in garbage out. NIV, ESV, LOL.
Evelyn bray says
I am currently memorizing the book of Philippians also! Sonicbiblia.org is really good! Has a program for memorization and lessons that go with it. Only available in esv though
Ruth Weaver says
I’ve used Don’t Forget for several years and highly recommend it. But recently I have a want to make more than one “collection” and don’t know how or if that’s possible, so I’m looking around for something that allows that. I’m not looking forward to the learning curve of a new app.
I use Versify because it lets you memorize in the ESV for free. I also love their simple design.