ESV Bible

ESV Bible

  • Category: Reference
  • Release Date:
  • Current Version: 3.3.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • Developer: Crossway
  • Compatibility: Android
4,851 Ratings
$ 0

ESV Bible App

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.


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ESV Bible app reviews

  • App needs updating 3/5

    By Drog22
    Easy and clean way to read the Bible. App desperately needs to be updated.
  • Please! 5/5

    By iKerr
    Please make the audio available offline. That would be it! It's perfect.
  • Well rounded bible app 3/5

    By DBD625
    *needs to be updated to iPhone X) Great app and one of my favorite bible apps but it really needs more font options. Love the audio feature and the integration of the ESV Study Bible. Great overall design too (clean and simple) and almost at the level of NueBible.
  • iPhone X Support 3/5

    By zerotec
    Having iPhone X support would be fantastic.
  • Great app, needs iPhone X support 2/5

    By sfrancis928
    This has been my go-to Bible app for years. Nothing comes close to it's user experience for me. Only major issue is that developer support has lagged over the years. The iPhone X has been out for a few months now, and no updates have been made. I consider this crucial for most apps, especially scrolling readers like this. If X support comes it's a 5-star app. Update: 6 months later, still no update. This is pretty bad guys. It shouldn't take much effort to build the app for iOS 11 and make sure the safe area insets are being used.
  • Great 4/5

    By Modern Day Southern Rebel
    Great app. The reading plans could use some work. Besides that, I love it!
  • Mandarin chinese 4/5

    By DPLDrayton
    Mandarin chinese
  • Was great, a year ago 2/5

    By Jmc0663
    No update in 11 months... should tell you something. Obviously no iPhone X support. Looks like poo on a X.
  • We Need the Audio 4/5

    By rockysstuff
    It would be so nice if we had the audio version available like with “you version”.
  • Used to work well 2/5

    By chainsaw_harry
    I was very impressed with the ESV Bible app when I first downloaded it. Great simplistic look. Easy to use. Just the right amount of features. But lately, the app has glitched where it closes out as soon as I open it and the only way to fix the problem is to delete it and re download it. When I have to do that, I lose all my bookmarks and notes. Very frustrating to not be able to save anything before deleting.
  • Needs update to include all reading plans 4/5

    By Mfatil
    Great app. Would love to see update to include all reading plans in user friendly format. Thank you.
  • Chapters in the book of Philemon 4/5

    By Cacki54
    It appears the daily reading for June 12th through June 16 needs correcting in the literary study Bible. It sites Philemon 1:1- 7:1 for the daily reading.
  • Great app but... 3/5

    By Acwells
    I find it frustrating when I get to a chapter I want to read, and as I scroll through the verses further down it jumps me ahead to another book of the Bible. This happens no matter how lightly I scroll.
  • Great App 4/5

    By Cailoh
    I love that you can copy and paste a passage with the verse notation. While it’s not easy to highlight a whole chapter it’s doable. Also it’s interface is beautiful, elegant, and reverent.
  • Aesthetically Pleasing 5/5

    By : ^ )
    Minimal and elegant app for Scripture
  • Good features, inconsistent performance 3/5

    By Disappointed😡😫😤
    Great features, love all the reading plans, and having the ESV study notes there, as well as options to read it in reader version, etc. Cons: this is a glitchy app. It seems like every 6 months or so there is a major glitch that really affects performance. Also, I agree with the other reviewer that the audio feature doesn’t work with the reading plans, which is a huge downer, especially since there are other bible apps that do this well. I use this as my sole bible app, however, which these issues could get resolved as it would make my reading experience a little easier.
  • Optimization for iPhone X 3/5

    By sr. L
    Great app that is clean and ready to use. The only thing keeping me from giving a higher review right now is that the app isn't optimized for the iPhone X. Any chance that update could be pushed out?
  • Reading plans 4/5

    By Create Nickname 33333333333
    Great app, only thing that I don’t like is that the reading plan that I do is at the bottom of the list, and every day I have to scroll down to it. Would be so cool if the reading plan you’re doing automatically came up or was at the top of the list. Maybe having the “reading plan” icon bring you to your reading plan and not to the list of all plans.
  • My very favorite bible app. I love the simplicity and clean-ness and options. But one thing... 5/5

    By S.Evers
    My very favorite bible app. I love the simplicity and clean-ness and options. But one thing I hope you can do is add a couple more larger font sizes. I still need my reading glasses ( my husband also ) on the largest setting. Please increase the font size if it’s not too much trouble ☺️
  • Good, but... 2/5

    By jielimiya
    The audio Bible had issues. Doesn't save position and sometimes spots playing for no reason.
  • Crashes! 4/5

    By Sirlansa
    Crashing every time I open it. It’s stuck on the “personal” page whenever it opens. Then crashes after about 5 secs!
  • Could be a lot better 3/5

    By Aaaaanson
    The daily office lectionary never opens on the right day, and there’s no easy way to get to the correct day.
  • Please please Update!! 5/5

    By Ricuronium
    Awesome app. Just needs to be updated for iPhone X users.
  • This Bible App Has Been Forgotten 3/5

    By Bored JM
    There are far too many missing references to not be bothered. It is frustrating when there is no note when a note is indicated in text. Please fix. I love the translation but not lack of attention developers have provided.
  • Almost Great 3/5

    By Cayneclay
    Like others, I think the app is very aesthetically pleasing. It’s brings a sense of elegance, beauty, and respect to God’s word on a mobile device. What I dislike is the bugs. I pay for the monthly access to study resources but nearly half of the books are missing their content within the app. I go to the “Knowing the Bible” series and find that there are only four books in it when an hour ago there were 26. They work fine if I’m in Safari but not the app. It’s frustrating. Also, several of the study materials contained in the browser version are totally missing from the app, so I have to have web access or use data to access those functions. I think the app could use an update.
  • Latest update crashes 2/5

    By Pjohns7*
    After last update, the app crashes every time . Starts up in the passage I was reading last, then goes to a Notes screen, then crashes
  • Very good app, but.. 4/5

    By adecatur
    Very good app, but why is all the ESV Study Bible commenary all in bold now?! They use to just bold the words from the text the commentary was addressing.
  • Great Bible, but lacks support for iPhone X 3/5

    By Bthetomato
    Everything else is great, but on iPhone X it is lacking full screen support.
  • Most beautiful Bible App 4/5

    By Babyboo24242424
    This is the most beautiful Bible app I’ve found thus far. Having access to multiple study Bibles (the ESV study Bible is my personal favorite) from my phone is incredibly helpful. My only complaint is the lack of updates and no IPhone X version yet.
  • 5 stars!! Just one thing! 5/5

    By dennisrromine
    I love this app so I gave it 5 stars for ease of use and for the features. Just one thing... optimize this app for the iPhone X!! Please!!
  • ESV Bible 4/5

    By VegasStrong 1
    I don’t like it because there is no table of contents. Which makes it much harder to find what I’m looking for fast. This one got a good review. I will stop using it.
  • Update 1/5

    By jarrett is my name
    Please add an update for the IPhone X!
  • Needs Updating 1/5

    By ADraperMD
    Needs to be updated for iPhone X. As someone who pays monthly for the extra material and uses their phone a lot, this is important. Continuing my subscription is contingent on this being updated.
  • Love the app!! 4/5

    By ParrisP
    This app is excellent but please update it to be compatible with the iPhone X.
  • iPhone X 3/5

    By BobTheBuilder112
    iPhone X screen support please. It’s been 5 months
  • Unusable in slide-over on iPad Pro. 2/5

    By tea2thejay
    I wish this would be updated, especially after investing into the study Bible, and now I can not use it in slide over. Great app when it works, it now it doesn’t work. Looking forward to updating my review.
  • Great app for quick off line access and highlighting, copying, clickable references 4/5

    By jerry franc
    I did find a glitch on 1.Cor 15. The app stops on the last verse and either closes or will not scroll so it has to be closed and when openning up it opens up on the same verse and will notcscroll down, inly back upwards
  • Great improvements. 5/5

    By Jabodaddy
    Crossway has done a great job with bringing in cross reference windows and a place to universally write and catalogue notes.
  • Crashing since the update! 3/5

    By ccondos
    Since the newest update it’ll open and then close by itself. I can’t use this! Please fix!
  • Can only highlight verses 2/5

    By Gil Gerretsen
    I like the ESV but this app does not show verses and only lets you highlight chunks of text (verses?) rather than a phrase your word. Other apps make study and note making easier.
  • God’s Word 5/5

    By TopDogLucky
    The app is a transformation for the Christian discipline making available to us at all times, the ability to read or hear God’s Divine Word!
  • Great App and a question 5/5

    By Cude :-)
    Love this app and have been using it for some time. I have noticed a discrepancy in my printed version and the digital one in Ephesians 1:5. The digital version adds “to himself” after “In love he predestined us for adoption.” It gets a little confusing as my kids and I are memorizing this passage and sometimes one of us will use the app while the others are using our printed version. Would love to see this corrected if this is an error. Thanks!
  • Update?? 4/5

    By SReese9
    Do you guys plan to update the app to support the iPhone X? Reverted to use another app that supports the X... 🤷🏻‍♂️
  • Great app! Can use one last thing 4/5

    By DLV27DLV72
    Love this app! However I would appreciate if it was updated for iPhone X screen aspect ratio.
  • Love this app, please keep improving! 5/5

    By DannonWarrrior56
    I love that I can jump back and forth between my physical Bible and the app and still enjoy a seamless and beautifully depicted rendering of God’s word. Thank you! I commute to work every day and the audio portion of this app is key for me. I really feel like this is one of the best audio readings of the Bible. My problem is that the audio doesn’t follow the reading plans. Is there a way to sync the daily readings with the audio? Also it would be great if there was a way to download both the text and the audio inside the app so I wasn’t dependent on an internet connection. I would be more than happy to pay for this! Thanks very much for the great work.
  • Nearly perfect, except... 2/5

    By Nevets815
    This app was perfect until they made the study notes all bold. It used to be that the study notes were a normal font, and the words/phrases quoting the scripture reference was the only part that was bold. The new notes format is difficult to follow and downright ugly.
  • ESV Bible App 5/5

    Wonderful!!! What a great resource and service by Crossway to all. Thank you!!!
  • Helpful and user friendly 5/5

    By Youth Pastor at CHS
    The easiest to use Bible app I’ve seen. I love the cross reference feature, which allows you to look at cross references in a smaller window without leaving your current passage.
  • Exactly what I’ve been looking for! 5/5

    By ClayCool
    I’ve owned an ESV Study Bible —which I call The Brick because it’s so heavy — for years and I’m extremely happy to see that the app brings all the great commentary, maps, charts, and other information in a MUCH more portable version right to my phone. It’s a small feature, but the biggest “wow” factor for me was when I tapped on a cross reference and the verse popped up in a small window on the bottom of the screen. The only thing I would like to see is the Discipleship Journal Reading Plan. Thank you for such a great resource for studying God’s Word!
  • Best Bible App 3/5

    By ricmoseley
    I've seen & used tons of bible apps. This is one of the best I've seen among both the free and paid bible apps. Simple and clean design, plus I love you can highlight the verses. ***needs to updated to fit the iPhone X

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