Integrated Audio Bible Support

" cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God." —Romans 10:17

SwordSearcher supports integration of audio Bibles right into the Bible panel. With audio Bible support, you can play narrations of the Bible with familiar audio controls right in the Bible panel.

Audio playback is synchronized in the Bible panel and verses highlight as they are read. Now, in version 8.3 (or later) of SwordSearcher, you can also control the speed of the playback to better suit your tastes and personal reading speed.

SwordSearcher does not itself include an audio Bible, but instead, supports "linking" MP3 Bible file sets available from various sources. To enable Bible audio in SwordSearcher, you simply integrate them in SwordSearcher with the easy-to-use Configure Audio Bibles window.

Recommended Audio Bible for use with SwordSearcher

For a great experience, we highly recommend The Scourby Audio Bible: King James Version from Hendrickson Publishers. This narration of the Bible is well-known as one of the best, and Scourby's voice and skill has led to his narration being the most remembered part of his long career as an actor.

Once you copy the files from the Hendrickson DVD to your hard drive, you can add them to SwordSearcher by selecting Configure Audio Bibles on the File menu. Using this audio Bible allows you to play individual verses from the Bible, as well as play complete chapters.

Alexander Scourbty MP3 Bible

Scourby Audio Bible: King James Version.
Read by Alexander Scourby™.
MP3 files on DVD-ROM.

Published by Hendrickson Publishers.*
ISBN-10: 1598563599
ISBN-13: 978-1598563597

Available from and other retailers. (Be sure to use the ISBN identification numbers above to get the correct MP3 Bible. See the publisher's website for alternative retailers.)

*Support for this audio Bible was added in SwordSearcher version 7.2.

*StudyLamp Software LLC is not affiliated with Hendrickson Publishers or Litchfield Associates. "Alexander Scourby" is a trademark of Litchfield Associates Ltd.

SwordSearcher supports additional audio Bible sets as well. The following table lists the supported audio Bible sets.

See the Bible audio support section of the help file for more details.

Alexander Scourby
  • Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers
  • Format: MP3 on DVD-ROM
  • Retailer: Amazon, Hendrickson
  • ISBN: 9781598563597
  • Copy all files from the DVD to a folder on your hard drive.
Alexander Scourby
  • Publisher: AMG Publishers
  • Format: MP3 on CD-ROM
  • Retailer: Amazon
  • ISBN: 0899575951
  • Copy all files from the CD-ROMs to a folder on your hard drive.
Max McLean (KJV)
  • Publisher: Fellowship for Performing Arts
  • Format: MP3 download
  • Purchase/Download: ListenersBible.Com (KJV) (Direct shopping cart link here)
  • "KJV on MP3" Old and New Testaments. "Zondervan Zip Document." Sold via Extract to a folder on your hard drive.
  • Although a bit expensive, this is a superb narration. McClean's voice is excellent, with un-matched rythm. This audio quality of this narration far surpasses all of the other available audio Bibles.
David Cochran Heath (KJV)
  • Publisher: Christianaudio
  • Format: MP3 download
  • Purchase/Download:
  • Only the MP3 version is supported. Extract zip files to a common base folder on your hard drive.
Paul Mims (KJV)
  • Publisher:
  • Format: MP3 on CD-ROM
  • Retailer:
  • Copy all files from all CD-ROMs to a folder on your hard drive.
Faith Comes by Hearing (Dramatized KJV)
Stephen Johnson (KJV)
  • Publisher: Firefighters for Christ
  • Format: MP3 download
  • Free download from:
  • This is a free audio Bible. Download the "Entire KJV" zip file and extract to a folder on your hard drive.
Dan Wagner (KJV)