We are so glad we can offer the NIV Word Study Bible. This resource includes everything you need to start doing basic word studies in the NIV.

The NIV Word Study Bible provides a complete index of every appearance of every word in the NIV Bible. It’s a must-own for every reader of the NIV Bible. It is more accurate and comprehensive than online searches and offers complete access to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. This resource promises to make your Bible study the very best.

Olive Tree makes Goodrick-Kohlenberger (G/K) Key numbers and Strong’s numbers easy and powerful. Tap on a word in the text and open the related dictionary information in a pop-up window.

Here’s quick look inside the NIV Word Study Bible! We hope to show you how it can help you in your word studies.

G/K & Strong’s Number Pop-Ups

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Open the NIV Word Study Bible you’ll see that some words are a slightly different color. Tapping or clicking on those words will pop-up the information for that word. These pop-ups contain a wealth of information, including:

  1. The Goodrick-Kohlenberger (G/K) Key numbers and Strong’s numbers for that word
  2. A short definition
  3. An outlined list of the different meanings for that word in the original language
  4. Often you will also find a hyperlinked number that can show you other similar words

Look-Up Options

At the bottom of the pop-up, there are two buttons that help you quickly search based on the word and/or Strong’s number.

Look-up by Keyed Number

The first button contains the keyed number for your word. Clicking or tapping on this button will perform a search in your library for articles containing this number.

NIV Word Study Bible  keyed number lookup

Look-up by Original Language

The second button contains the word in its original language. Clicking or tapping on this word will perform a search in your library for articles about the word in its original language.  For example, I see that Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary has an article on this word.

NIV Word Study Bible original language look up

I also love using the NIV Word Study Bible on my iPhone.  It’s a fantastic resource when I’m at church, small group, or on the go.

The NIV Word Study Bible is an excellent resource for diving deeper into the biblical text. It offers insight into the original languages of Scripture without requiring you to have any formal training in Greek or Hebrew.


  1. Steve Atherton


    Is this resource based upon the 2011 Edition of the NIV?


    • LaRosa Johnson

      Yes, it is based on the 2011 edition of the NIV.

  2. Shannon Gerlach

    Is the Windows Store app going to have the same features? It does not show me the GK Numbers. Also on the popup screen for the word, I do not have the option to lookup the Strong’s Number or the original word.

    • LaRosa Johnson

      Shannon, there are not immediate plans to update the Windows Store app to display GK numbers, but I will pass along the request to our development team. Our Windows Store app is more limited in its functionality but we are working to continually improve it within the limitations that the platform provides.

  3. Adele Williams

    Does this have the standard NIV Study Bible notes as well as the word study?

  4. Noel Burton

    I have purchased the NIV Word Study Bible. It appears on my iPhone and iPad, but not on my Mac Air or Mac Mini (both running OS X 10.10.4). I purchased the Archeological Study Bible Notes at the same time, and it appears on all my devices. I have the latest Mac version (, and have closed down BibleReader and restarted it, and also shutdown my Mac and restarted it. NIV Word Study Bible just doesn’t show up. 🙁

    • LaRosa Johnson

      Noel, at this time the NIV Word Study Bible does not work on our Mac app. Our Mac app is the last remaining app that needs updating to work with our new file format, which we anticipate having out by the end of the year.

      • Noel Burton

        Oh. 🙁 I missed any mention that it was not currently compatible with the Mac. I look forward to the Mac update.

  5. Lynn Corbaley

    Do you have plans to provide the older version of the NIV in any form for the app? If not, would you please consider it?

    • Monty Galloway

      Hi Lynn,

      We are only able to provide the NIV 2011 edition per our agreement with the publisher.

  6. Hannes Kruger

    Where can I find a description of the meanings of the values shown in the popup.
    I know the meaning of the two buttons but in the text it makes mention of the “root” of the word and how many occurrences of meaning etc. this is important to understand …

    • Monty Galloway

      Hi Hannes,

      You can find more details by tapping “View Full Definition” or tap on the Strong’s code to learn more about the root word(s).