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Simple GUI for the Bible

Project Description

This is a simple bible application that parses bible verses and either prints it to the console window or displays it graphically (Pygame needed in this case).


  • Python 3
  • Pygame (For graphical display)
To install pygame, use:
pip install pygame



If you have Pip installed, go to the terminal window and type

pip install guibible


Go to the Python Packaging Index website. Search for guibible and either download the compressed version for your operating system and copy it into the Lib –> site-packages directory of your python 3.

You can also download and run the .msi or .exe file for windows.

Usage Instructions


from import Bible   # or


All are Optional arguments

instance_variable = Bible(book, chapter, verse_begin, verse_end)


If you imported it the first way, you would have to use it this way.

Default is Bible(Genesis, 1) which shows Genesis 1

sample= Bible("John", 3, 16, 18) # Will get John 3:16-18

Otherwise use:

sample ="John", 3, 16)

To display(print) verse in console window, use:

  • No arguments –>

To display verse in graphical format, use:

  • No arguments –> sample.display() will use the default foreground color (black) on the default background color (white).
  • One argument –> sample.display((0,0,255)) will use the first argument(supplied foreground color) on the default background color (white).
  • Two arguments –> sample.display((0,0,255), (255, 255, 0)) will use the first argument(supplied foreground color) on the second argument (supplied background color).


See documentation for full information


You can quit the pygame graphical window by either pressing the Q, SPACE or ESC key on the keyboard


If you would like to contribute to this project, feel free to fork me on Github


The MIT License

Copyright (c) 2015 Taiwo Kareem |

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.


All glory belongs to God for his mercy and guidance.

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