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e-Sword® — the world's most popular PC Bible study software is now available on the world's most advanced mobile operating system! e-Sword HD is feature rich and user friendly. As your Biblical library grows you will appreciate the intuitive layout and synchronization of resources. e-Sword HD is so easy to use you may never need to tap on the Help button!

EVERYTHING NEEDED to study the Bible in an enjoyable and enriching manner. All Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, … everything is just a tap away!

POWERFUL SEARCHES that are simple to use. Enter as many words you want to search for and select the settings.  You can even search on Strong numbers!

INTEGRATED EDITOR for creating your own study notes, even with images. Rich text notes are "linked" to the Bible for easy viewing as popup tooltips!

PARALLEL BIBLE of your own design for comparing passages.

STRONG'S DEFINITIONS are just a tap away and presented in a popover.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES too are just a tap away and presented in a popover.

COMPARE BIBLES quickly to see how the different versions translate a verse.

LOCATION MAPS pin-point Biblical places on live modern maps to help bring the narrative to life!

READING PLANS designed to help you grow in your knowledge of the Bible.

FORMATTED EMAILS of any selection of any text. Perfect for sharing with others.

No Internet connection is required to use e-Sword HD.

e-Sword HD initially installs with the King James Bible and the King James with Strong's numbers study Bible, the Strong's Lexicon, Smith's Bible dictionary, Meyer's devotional commentary, and the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge cross references. There are over one hundred additional Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, lexicons, reference books and devotionals that you can download and add to your library absolutely free!

Also available are some "locked" resources which must be purchased from their publisher. These are copyright and licensing requirements which are unavoidable.

Please note that e-Sword HD is an *ENGLISH* release (but does include Spanish UI localization.) There are dozens of non-English Bibles available, but all other content is in English.

The perfect app on the perfect device. What are you waiting for? Download e-Sword HD today and get to studying the Bible!

What’s New

Version 8.5

* The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon is now available, including support for the specialized pictographic script!

* Strong's tooltips can now display from one to all of your installed lexicons in comparative format. Studying with Strong's numbers has just gotten way easier!

* Copying and pasting content into the Editor has many improvements, especially from the Bible and other views within the app. The Editor also includes new shortcut hotkeys for anyone who use an external keyboard. Hold the Command button down to see a listing of these hotkeys.

* Copy Verses not just for ranges anymore! The Copy Verses feature will now accept numerous Scripture references at once for formatting. For example, entering the following list is now valid:

Mat. 10:42; 2 Sam 9:1, 7; Prov. 14:31; 19:17; Mark 9:41; John 19:26-27; 21:15-17; 1 Cor 16:21-22; 2 Cor 4:5; 5:14-15; 8:7-9; Gal. 5:6, 13, 22; 1 Thess 4:9-10; 1 Pe 1:22; 1 John 3:14-19; 4:7-12, 20-21; 5:1-2

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.4K Ratings
3.4K Ratings
WeatherChaos ,

This app is a pleasure to use

Sept 2017 - The night mode was fixed quickly. I am once again enjoying this app. Also, the search function has greatly improved. I am learning Vietnamese and it would not search using Vietnamese words. But now it does. And the search results are much easier to navigate than before. This app not only has most of the functionality I liked in the Windows program, but it is quickly taking on most of the functionality of the better iPad apps. Being willing to pay money for a good app also means getting an app that is not only ad free but is also being continually improved. Many thanks!

Earlier- I still love this app and it's still my favorite Bible app. But the recent version messed up the night mode. It has a bright strip on the top and the bottom and the letters are way too bright. So until those are fixed I've had to change to another bible app for easier reading, as I read quite early in the morning. Otherwise it's a really good app and I regret having to change.

First rating - I've used e-sword for years on my laptop. And was glad when it was available on iPad. I haven't used a lot of different bible apps. And this is the only paid bible app I've purchased. But I have been very happy with it. It feels familiar to the pc version but with the iPad format. It seems very stable and well built. It was worth the money to get a good investment.

Tmishue ,


I have searched for many Bible Apps in the apps store and this one is by FAR the most complete. Every you need for bible study is here readily available and at no extra cost.....Strong’s concordance, Mathew Henry Bible Commentary(as well as many others), Bible Dictionaries, books and devotionals such as CH Spurgeon Morning and Evening devotional, Foxes Book of Martyrs, Works of Josephus and more! The app has a built in reader so you can listen while reading, I allows for the Split Screen function with in OS 11 (which You Version does not have as of this review). This app has it all! The only thing in my opinion that You Version has on this app, is the many bible reading plans which offer a easy daily schedule and ability to track your reading, in which you can share access with others making the networking easily available. HOWEVER that is certainly the most Complete Bible App out there for free and everything is easy to use. Wonderful job to the developer! Thank you for many Gods word so accessible and bible study so easy. Thank you And may God Bless you for your hard work!

Sqwaky the squerril ,


I have been using e-Sword HD since version four. I have nothing but gratitude and high praises for your work.

Rarely can someone say that their ministry efforts of literally touched the whole world. You are one of the few who can say that.

It is absolutely amazing to me that e-sword had such powerful tools for free when many "paid for" Bible software cannot even compare to the Bibles and vital resources you offer for free.

I only have one request that does not affect my desire to give you five stars. I use text to voice software quite frequently. Normally, I am able to highlight various amounts of text and I am able to translate that and he spoken word using the software I have. But I cannot do this using e-Sword HD. Because it prevents me from even having the option.

It's great that there is an audio Bible. But, I need the voice software to read commentary to me as there is no audio resource for that.

In spite of that, I still have immeasurable gratitude for the work you have invested in this Bible software.



Richard Meyers
25.4 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Rick Meyers


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