e-Sword® — the world's most popular PC Bible study software is now available on the world's most advanced desktop operating system! e-Sword X is feature rich and user friendly. As your Biblical library grows you will appreciate the intuitive layout and synchronization of resources. e-Sword X is so easy to use you may never need to click on the Help menu!
EVERYTHING NEEDED to study the Bible in an enjoyable and enriching manner. All Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, … everything is just a click 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 popover tooltips!
PARALLEL BIBLE of your own design for comparing passages.
STRONG'S DEFINITIONS are just a click away and presented in a popover tooltip.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES too are just a click away and presented in a popover tooltip.
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.
No Internet connection is required to use e-Sword X.
e-Sword X 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, F. B. Meyer 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 X 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 platform. What are you waiting for? Download e-Sword X today and get to studying the Bible!
* An alternate view layout collection is now available! This layout collection swaps the Editors with the Dictionary/Lexicon views. Use the Preferences dialog to make this change.
* Support for Dark Mode in Mohave, such a pleasant view!
* New Bible split views! Command+W will place a Strong's view under the Bible, and Command+Shift+W will split the view locking the currently active chapter into the lower half.
* Highlight Labels! You can now name the Highlight labels using any description you prefer. Use the Preferences dialog to make this change.
* The Ancient Hebrew Lexicon is now available, including support for the specialized pictographic script!
* Copying and pasting content into the Editor has many improvements, especially from the Bible and other views within the app.
+ Includes bug fixes found in version 6.0.
Ratings and Reviews
Excellent program. I usually use only the Free Apps. I have a great Hard copy collection of Bible Study Material over the last 20 years and have been studying the hard way by doing the manual research. I’ve worked with computers since 1966 and finally decided to go online and check for best Bible Apps for the iMac and found this program. I also bought some Bible versions from American Bible Sales. I cannot believe how easy it is to use this application and get the information so I can copy and paste into my own studies. A real time saving application if you really want to Study the Bible and answer questions about the Word of God. Since English is so confusing and many people will quote certain version, it is sometimes necessary to go back to the interlinear Bible and look up the original Hebrew, Aramaic , or Greek to really understand what is written by the Holy Spirt who breathed the word (Jesus) to those who wrote down God’s message to us. It is very helpful to go through a study that you want to understand what God has for you to learn. Every WORD in the Bible is from God. There are no errors in God’s original word. You can prove it to yourself. With the help of other believers you can have a great time learning what God wants us to know so we can have a personal relationship with Him.
I have used Esword for many years on PC with lots of extra modules installed. The latter installed without flaw on the Mac app. However, what is an amazing free application on Windows has become a rather expensive and poor app on the Mac, but that's not the whole story.
Esword has a lot of available resources and all old purchases can be downloaded again for free. This means you keep your comprehensive library. The user-interface is rather clunky and distracting, and should not have aimed to be so similar in layout to the Windows version in my opinion, but it works. Forget comfortable reading as only limited light and font adjustments are available. Other free applications do better in this area. Esword is good for 'technical' study, cross-references, and many other tasks, but achieve all these tasks in a rather awkward way. But one can get used to that too.
In conclusion, it is not a too bad job, but in comparison to similarly priced and even free applications it does fall short. Lastly, there are no ads, no pesky messages to sell you anything at all, and this somewhat offsets the bad points too.
There have been two major updates and one minor update since this review.
I love this software so much, but please add a back button
I had e-sword on my PC years ago. Then I got a Mac and naturally started using E-Sword X. I much prefer the PC format, but I found that I could get used to, and even enjoy, the Mac format. I use this software exclusively in my sermon preparation, and it works well. The one thing, however, that bothers me to no end about this software is that it has no back button. If i look up a scripture and want to return to my previous passage, I have to click on the history button, and then click on the scripture I used. The PC version just had two little arrow buttons that moved you back and forward through your scriptures in the order you visited them. Please add this feature, and better still, give it a hotkey too so I can use my keyboard to move easily through the scriptures I have visited without bringing up a cumbersome history tab. If you do this, I will give five stars instead of four and love you more than I already do.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.