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ESV Bible

By Crossway

This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.


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 in 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.


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Customer Reviews

Best designed Bible app

This app primarily focuses on what a Bible is primarily for—reading. If only more translations were available in an app this good.

I have noticed one minor issue though. I don’t know if it’s a bug or if it’s intentional, but the sans serif font is much bolder than it used to be, which just looks a bit strange to me.

And if I can request a feature, I would love to be able to remove section headings without going into reader’s mode. I like having numbers and footnotes most of the time, but I find that sections headings seriously diminish the continuity of the text, especially in the gospels, and they aren’t very useful to me.

Good until recently

I have used this ESV Bible app for daily reading for nearly three years. For that daily reading I read chapters from 4 different books each day. It has worked fine in the past, however, recently the “History” option has not been reliable. Until the end of August the history of the most recent passage viewed, would update every time I changed to a different book. Something apparently changed in September, because in October the History would update only after I closed and then re opened the History tab. Now today, the History is not updating at all.
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God drew me to the ESV Bible

God drew me to the ESV Bible then went to check out the website and discovered this cool app. 8/3/17 was my 46th birthday... I use to never celebrate my bd for 45 yrs felt I was a mistake but through worship learned I was chosen by Jesus Christ for this life not the biological parents that told me I never should've been born. Born again in 1996 the person I was died and I'm a new Godly woman. God draws me to the things, people & places that are of truth and continue to help me grow in my Faith. Definitely a must share because we as Christians know we must spread seeds of hope. 🙏🏼

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: Reference
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.3.3
  • Size: 69.9 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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