Bible API - via REST

Quotes API

Public API


We have all the bible verses in our database. And our best Bible API gives easy way to access the data. Note if you are using our public API / quotes from our website an attribution link back to is required. If you don't want to display attribution please sign up for the private API. Here is the code you can cut and paste to provide attribution.

<span style="z-index:50;font-size:0.9em;"><img src="" height="20" width="20" alt=""/><a href="" title="Powered by quotes from" style="color: #9fcc25; margin-left: 4px; vertical-align: middle;"></a></span>

Which will translate to something like this in your webpage. Nothing too big. Just a small token of appreciation from you for our service.

API End Points

The end point for connecting, if you subscribe directly from us use this endpoint. 


Currently we support API Key based authentication. Please set a request header 'X-TheySaidSo-Api-Secret' with value of your API key. Alternatively you can also pass api_key= as a request parameter, though we strongly discourage this mode of passing the key.


Want it in JSON format? Just append .json to the query like below. Alternatively you send a http accept header indicating you expect json response. Mashape by default does this so if you are using Mashape the following is not applicable.

Just append .xml to the query to get the result in XML format.

Want it in javascript friendly format. We support JSONP format as well. Append .js to your request.

Rate Limit

To maintain our service level we rate limit (10 API calls per hour) our public API usage. If you sign up and use the private api key or any of the supported authentication schemes this limit is increased to according to the service level of your plan.

Bible Verses

Many of our clients requested the same easy to use style API access to bible verses. So here is how you can get bible verses via our API. All the bible API's are public use but rate limited to 10 calls per hour for a client. If you have an API key this limit is raised to 5000 calls / hour.

Verse of the day public ratelimited 

Random Verse public ratelimited

Random verse with book restriction. The following API will return any random verse from book 3(aka. Leviticus)

Random verse with book & chapter restriction. The following API will return any random verse from book 3(aka. Leviticus) and chapter 2


The following functionalities and API methods are accessible only through subscription. Drop us a note (Choose About > Contact) if you have any questions.


They Said So Bible Ultra


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1 API Key
15,000 API Calls/Day

They Said So Bible Premium


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1 API Key
6,000 API Calls / Day

They Said So Bible Basic


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1 API Key
2000 API Calls / Day

If you don't want to subscribe directly from us, you can also get access through Mashape. Click the button below to visit our API at Mashape and subscribe from Mashape.