Official and Affiliated Module Repositories

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The Repository directory has to be specified for the Install Manager in the SWORD Project for Windows, which uses ftp access.

The Catalog & ZIP directories have to be specified for the JSword based installer for Bible Desktop, which uses http access.

CrossWire Bible Society

Official module repository from CrossWire Bible Society.

 Site Name:              CrossWire Bible Society
 Site Machine Name:
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/raw/
 Catalog Directory:      /ftpmirror/pub/sword/raw
 ZIP Directory:          /ftpmirror/pub/sword/packages/rawzip

For a nice web interface to obtain the Modules as Packages

CrossWire Bible Society's repository for beta testers

 Site Name:              CrossWire beta
 Site Machine Name:
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/betaraw
 Catalog Directory:      /ftpmirror/pub/sword/betaraw
 ZIP Directory:          /ftpmirror/pub/sword/betapackages/rawzip

For a nice web interface to obtain the Modules as Packages

Please test these modules and report your findings on Modules in the beta repository

CrossWire Bible Society's repository for front-end developers

These modules are intended for developers only and will require new features not supported by many front-ends.

 Site Name:              CrossWire experimental
 Site Machine Name:
 Repository Directory:   /pub/sword/experimentalraw

NET Bible

Home of the New English Translation

 Site Name:              NET
 Site Machine Name:
 Repository Directory:   /sword
 Catalog Directory:      /sword/raw
 ZIP Directory:          /sword/packages/rawzip


A number of random creations, including a fair number of map and image modules: Tischendorf8 Greek NT, Hodge's Systematic Theology, and others.

 Site Name:              Xiphos
 Site Machine Name:
 Repository Directory:   .
 Catalog Directory:      /sword
 ZIP Directory:          /sword/zip


Home of the Bond Slave Version. (Does not currently support access by non-JSword-based front-ends.)

 Site name:              BSV
 Catalog Directory:      /BSV/sword/raw
 Zip Directory:          /BSV/sword/packages/rawzip

Other Module Sources (Non-Repositories)

Institute for Scripture Research

The ISR has a self-extracting ZIP of The Scriptures that can be installed locally. The module is encoded such that it can be used in The SWORD Project for Windows only (and no other front-end, including other front-ends running on Windows). Since it is a copyrighted work being offered for free, I'm not sure if improvements would be updated on their site.

Bible Vietnam

The UBS Vietnam page has several Vietnamese-language modules, including the UBS version of the Viet module, which incorporates minor corrections to the 1926 text made in 1998 by the UBS along with headings and cross-references.

Polish Projekt Sword

Polish Projekt SWORD. Copyright status uncertain for some of these Polish modules. Some of the module download links are now broken. Maybe the site is not being actively maintained. In October 2009, I was able to download only these two modules:

  1. Biblia Warszawsko - Praska (1997)
  2. Biblia Gdańska (1881)

The other links were for the following works:

  1. Psałterz Dawidów Jana Kochanowskiego (1579)
  2. moduł codziennych rozważań biblijnych "Dobre Nasienie"
  3. polska wersja słownika greckich kodów morfologicznych Robinsona

Perhaps these can still be retrieved from the Wayback Machine?

Slovakian has the SSV translation available to download as a SWORD module called SvkPS. The published Catholic SSV translation contains deuterocanonical books, but this first module edition does not. One with Alternate Versification is in the pipeline.

The same web-page also has Slovak & Czech Bibles for download in other electronic editions, including Go Bible.

Institute for Bible Translation

The Institute for Bible Translation provides a number of translations in various Turkic languages of Central Asia. Currently these include Karakalpak, Turkmen (both Latin & Cyrillic), Uzbek (both Latin & Cyrillic), and Kyrgyz (both Arabic & Cyrillic). Alongside these translations are modules for English, Russian, Korean and the original Bible languages (Hebrew and Greek). Further modules are in preparation.

Note: Although they appear to be SWORD modules, and SWORD modules work on their MK program, these modules do not work on standard SWORD software. This is because the MK program is based on a fork of the SWORD engine source code, adapted to seamlessly provide dual versification for a variant of the Russian Synodal Translation (RST) versification and that of the KJV. Central Asian translations generally follow the RST. With the advent of Alternate Versification in SWORD, it is envisaged that the MK program may eventually become fully compatible, though the modules currently available from IBT will never be compatible with any release of SWORD from CrossWire.

Paite e-Holy Bible

Paite is spoken in parts of North East India, Burma & Bangladesh. The Paite e-Holy Bible version 2 (2008-12-17) is available from Paite E-Holy Bible. It is possible to display the Paite module in other SWORD front-end applications for Windows by copying the installed files to the SWORD path. In Xiphos, the localized language name is displayed as Paite Chin.

German Volxbibel

Volxbibel – A new German Bible translation in the language of the young generation. The translation is under the Creative Commons license, so non-commercial use and distribution is allowed. A SWORD module called VLX3 has been created by Jan Krohn, who has also built Go Bible applications for Java mobile phones. Contact Jan Krohn for further details.

Word Of God team (India)

The following modules are being made available by the Word of God team in India, under the leadership of Yesudas Solomon.

  • Hindi Bible
  • Hmar Bible
  • Kannada (KJV) Bible
  • Kannada (BSI) NT
  • Koya NT
  • Malayalam Bible
  • Tamil (Common) Bible
  • Tamil (OV) Bible
  • Telugu Bible

Registration and login is required to download these modules. Some of those listed here are still underway. Other languages expected to follow.

Currently there are "easy to install" downloads for these Windows front-ends:

The latter also has the raw module format downloads.

There are also Go Bible (mobile phone) versions, and modules for some non-CrossWire free Bible study applications.