Have you ever struggled to understand a Bible passage? Maybe you’ve wondered about the significance of a particular Scripture verse, or run into a Bible story that doesn’t seem to make sense. If so, you’re far from the only person to have that experience—and Bible Gateway can help!
Bible commentaries are reference works that provide insight and interpretation into Scripture passages—explaining tricky verses, offering theological and historical context, and helping you think through what you’ve read. Did you know you can read several commentaries right alongside the Bible text here at Bible Gateway?
It’s easy to do. Here’s how:
First, look up a passage on Bible Gateway—say, Matthew 3—and look to the top right for the Show resources link:
Clicking on Show resources opens a new column and menu next to the Bible passage without taking you away from the current page. The new column lists all of the Bible commentaries that discuss the passage you’re reading. They’re usually organized by verse:
To view a commentary, just click on the title of the one you want and it will open in the same column, so you can read it alongside the Bible passage. To hide the commentary, just click the X in the top right.
Why bring this up now? Well, of course it’s a neat feature that we want to make sure you know about. But the especially observant among you may have spotted a major new title in our library of commentaries. It’s a title we’re beyond excited to announce—and we’ll make the official announcement tomorrow. In the meantime, open up a commentary alongside your Bible reading today, and see what fresh insight it has to offer!
- How to read commentaries alongside Scripture at the new Bible Gateway
- Study the Bible: classic Bible commentaries at the BG
- Dictionary of Bible Themes: A New Study Tool Now Online at Bible Gateway
- Read a Passage in Multiple Bible Versions Side by Side
- GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) added to Bible Gateway’s online library