ESV Bible

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About this app

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

• Read. Dig into the English Standard Version via an elegant interface designed specifically for mobile devices. Quick access to cross-references, split-screen reading, and powerful text layout options make it easy to engage with God’s Word on a deeper level.

• Listen. Stream multiple free audio recordings of the whole Bible, including a brand-new reading from award-winning singer and songwriter Kristyn Getty (internet connection required).

• Free Reading Plans. Make Scripture reading a habit with dozens of Bible reading plans featuring content from well-known Bible teachers such as Jen Wilkin, Paul Tripp, Charles Spurgeon, Nancy Guthrie, Kevin DeYoung, Gloria Furman, and more. New reading plans are added every month.

• Study. Read the ESV Global Study Bible alongside the biblical text for free. Subscribe to one of our paid plans at to unlock additional study resources, like the ESV Study Bible, ESV Archaeology Study Bible, Preaching the Word commentary series, and more.

• 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, personal notes, and bookmarks with—giving you access to all of your personal content from any device.

• Share. Share verses with friends and family via text message, email, Facebook, and Twitter.
Updated on
Nov 17, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

15.1K reviews
Darcie Gonzales
September 7, 2023
Wonderful at doing what it says it will. Fonts and customizing are great, search features and changing books took a bit to figure out, but not bad. Includes choices in audio version. A very, very good English/American translation. Had previously used Bible gateway, which is still useful but often crashed. Have had no issues at all with this.
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Daniel McNatt
July 25, 2023
The only reason I did not gove this 5 stars is because the My Plans section is not syncing up. I have completed two plans and if I log in online it shows them gone, but in the app is has duplicated them. I have tried deleting, re-downloading, signing out and signing in, nothing seems to work. Other than that I love the app! Great plans, great layout, great audio.
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November 20, 2023
I love being able to reference Scripture on my phone quickly, and this app does allow me to do that - most of the time. It's very buggy. Every time I try to read Revelation, I have to first select Jude before I can select any chapters in Rev. These past couple days, I've noticed that the app will glitch and freeze. I tried selecting a Psalm to read, and it just stays stuck on the chapter selection page and I have to force quit the app to back out. Great in concept, but execution is lacking.
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What's new

• Searching for a Bible reference is now case-insensitive.

• Fixed several bugs in Plans, including readings shifting to previous calendar days, progress syncing inconsistently, and the current calendar day not displaying correctly.