The ESV Bible app was designed to be the most beautiful and intuitive Bible app available. The app includes free resources such as interactive reading plans, audio streaming, and free access to the ESV Global Study Bible.

• Read. Dig into God's Word via an elegant interface designed specifically for mobile devices. Quick access to cross-references, split-screen reading, and an innovative reader’s mode make it easy to engage with God’s Word on a deeper level.

• Study. Read the ESV Global Study Bible alongside the biblical text for free. Create a free account to access additional in-app study resources for a limited time.

• Audio. Stream a free audio reading of any passage (internet connection required).

• Reading Plans. Start an interactive Bible reading plan and track your progress.

• Search. Search the Bible by reference, keyword, or phrase with lightning speed.

• Write. Capture your ideas and reflections while listening to a sermon or during Bible study in personal notes attached to specific passages.

• Highlight. Highlight and bookmark favorite verses with just two taps.

• Sync. Sync your highlighted verses and personal notes with—giving you access to all of your content from any browser.

• Share. Share verses with friends and family via text message, email, Facebook, and Twitter.

• Apple Watch. Interact with God’s Word on your wrist with integrated reading plan support, custom reminders, audio, and more.

What's New

Version 3.3.3

- Fixed a number of crashes that could happen while the app was in the background.
- Fixed an issue where attempting to view Reading Plans would result in a black screen.
- Fixed a bug for iPad where sharing a verse adding a note from the verse selection tooltip was not working.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
31 Ratings
31 Ratings
Daniel cdms

Nice design. Clean. Works.

I love that is simple and bit super complicated (I found the Bible app full of options and stuff) so I'm glad that this version is simple and clean.

It also had the imprest bits like size, style and black or white modes. Those are a must.
I do love that the explanations of words come out with a small window where you can read the expanding of the word or references to other texts. Perfect


Update problem fixed

I'm excited to see that latest update problems were fixed. Once again this ESV bible app is fantastic and a joy to use. It's one of my favourite apps and I use it everyday. I love the search facility and the simplicity and ease of use. Well done crossway for keeping such a great app free to users, with no adverts.


The ‘New’ App is going backwards

The Bible reading plans are now judgemental as opposed to the old app which was caring! If you miss a day the app takes you to the day or days you missed and wags a finger at you for indiscipline! The old app just moved on day to day, you could go back if you had time but there is always next time through! The major advantage of the old app was that you could tell a new member of a house group what the group were reading and they could simply join in.

Many of the Bible apps have moved in this direction! Which I consider a pastoral disaster!

I would like the writers to go back to the previous way of moving on daily, and encourage occasional dipping into a plan until discipline is learned.

The ESV I like and use regularly.


69.9 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2014 Crossway
In-App Purchases
  1. ESV Study Bible £17.99
  2. ESV Gospel Transformation Bible £14.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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