You don’t have to buy a physical book in order to read the Bible. There are many free websites and apps which allow you to read and study the Bible. Below are a few which I recommend:
Logos – This app is free and if you sign up for a free account you get access to a number of good study resources. I personally have purchased a number of other books and resources in addition to the free content. Logos is a good, innovative brand and updates their software regularly. [iPhone/iPad] [Android]
Olive Tree Bible – Published by HarperCollins, this app offers 2 free translations and has about 40 or so free book downloads when you register a free account. More resources are available for purchase in their in-app store. They also offer Apple Watch functionality. [iPhone/iPad] [Android]
Biblia – Biblia is a free logos product which allows you to study your resources in your web browser. My favorite feature is that it has a 2 collumn format and lets you link resources. You can have your bible and a commentary open and as you scroll through your bible the commentary automatically keeps up with the current passage.
Bible Gateway – Bible Gateway is a resource-rich bible study website.
Bible.com – Bible.com is from the same group who made the YouVersion app.
Bible.org – Bible.org is not an online bible, but I include it here as a starting point for bible study. It will connect you with numerous articles, sermons, and other media which will help you better understand God’s Word.