ESV Bible

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About this app

The ESV Bible app allows you to easily read, study, and engage with God’s Word wherever you go, making it the best possible Bible reading experience for your phone or tablet.

Listen to Scripture with audio Bibles and meditate on God’s Word with instrumental background music. Customize your experience with a wide variety of reading plans and thematic playlist options, helping you make daily Bible reading a habit every day.

• Toggle display options to a streamlined, distraction-free reader's mode
• Search tools allow you to quickly search the Bible by reference, keyword, or phrase
• Quick access to cross-references

• Listen to the Bible read aloud by acclaimed Christian artists, pastors, and Bible teachers
• Voices include Kristyn Getty, Ray Ortlund, Jackie Hill Perry, Michael Reeves, and more
• Instrumental background music to help you meditate as you listen
• A diverse selection of musical styles, artists, and genres
• Individual volume controls allow you to adjust the music and Bible audio separately

• Choose from over 50 Bible reading plans
• One-year, devotional, and topical plans offer a wide variety of options to fit your lifestyle and reading goals

• Access the ESV Global Study Bible for free
• Subscribe to unlock a full library of study resources, including the ESV Study Bible, ESV Archaeology Study Bible, Preaching the Word commentary series, ESV Expository Commentary series, and more

• Record your personal reflections using the easy-to-use notes feature
• Highlight and bookmark favorite portions of Scripture
• All content saved via a free account is synced with—giving you access to personal notes, bookmarks, and highlights from any device
• Adjust dozens of layout and text settings including font size, red letter, background color, and more

• Access to the full range of study Bibles, commentaries, and playlists available online and in the app
• Over 50 playlists compile thematic verses to guide you through a particular mood, topic, or season

Deepen your time in God’s Word with customizable study and audio features available with the ESV Bible app. Download for free today!
Updated on
May 1, 2024

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Ratings and reviews

15.6K reviews
Len Conyers
June 8, 2024
My only "complaint", and it's barely significant, just an annoyance really, is that when doing the Bible in a year "plan", the darn chapters keep unchecking themselves after reading. After I've read a thing, I just want it to advance properly, so I don't get lost in my progress. When I open the plan every day, I just want it to be on the next day that I need to read.
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June 13, 2024
I really love this app and it's features but 2 minor things that are broken with the last update. The scroll while audio reading stopped tracking and my phone shuts it's display off based on my set timer if I am playing the audio reading as if the app is not registered as in use. This last one will; after a short period, actually then pause the audio and require me to unlock my phone and start the audio up again. Small things but over all I have thougroughly enjoyed this app!
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Ezra Klempel
May 29, 2024
I stuck around for awhile after you did the update thinking you could finally start improving it more. It seems to have so little work done to it and there is so many glitches. When you are listening to a chapter it will cut off in the middle and skip to the next. I never does the auto scroll like it says it would. I don't even know why you updated more like downgraded it. If you fix it I'm willing to come back I'm just to annoyed at how little progress has been made on it.
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June 4, 2024
Thank you for reviewing our app! We are working on many of these issues and fixing them each update. We'd love to hear more about the kinds of struggles you're still having recently. If you can send us an email at with more feedback we would appreciate it.

What's new

• The ESV Subscription is now available in a monthly billing option.
• ESV Voice audio can now be played at .5x and 2x speed.
• The back button could navigate to the incorrect location.
• Images in the Library could fail to download.
• Fixed several crashes related to selecting verses, search, audio, and notes.