There’s something special about hearing the Bible read aloud. Every Sunday, millions of Christians around the world listen to Scripture read out loud from a church pulpit. Many people read the Bible aloud at the dinner table or recite their daily devotional readings.
Did you know you can listen to the Bible at Bible Gateway?
Bible Gateway has long had a library of audio Bibles, and when we sat down to plan out the new Bible Gateway site, we wanted to make listening to the Bible easy and obvious. Here’s how to hear the Bible read aloud at Bible Gateway.
First, go to to the new Bible Gateway site.
There are two ways to listen to a Bible passage. The first and most obvious is to click on Audio Bibles on the lefthand side of any page. Look for it about halfway down the navigation menu:
This will take you to the audio Bible selection page. Use the dropdown menus to choose the audio Bible and reader you want to listen to and the Bible passage you want to hear:
Once you’ve made your selection, press Play audio and a small popup window will appear with an audio player in it queued to the Bible passage you chose. This window works like a very simplified music player. The arrow buttons skip to the next or previous chapter, and you can use the drop-down menus to switch to a different audio Bible or Scripture passage:
That’s one way to get started listening to the Bible. The second way is to look up a specific Bible passage using the search box on the homepage. To see how this works, go to a specific Bible passage—for example, Acts 1.
Once you’re at the passage page, look for an audio button above the passage. It looks like this:
Clicking on this button pulls up the audio player popup window described above, queued to the passage you’re viewing. (Note: audio isn’t available for all Bible versions, so depending on which Bible you’re reading, there may or may not be an exact audio match.)
We hope this makes it easy for you to listen to the Bible on Bible Gateway. As with all of the features on the new Bible Gateway site, we value your feedback, so if you have questions or suggestions, please let us know.
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Posted by Andy