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

15.5K reviews
Trace Waterworth
April 28, 2024
The base app without a subscription is an easy 4 star for me. When we get to the paid subscription is where this app is a little lacking. Granted I'm in the free trial right now, but the resources I really wanted with it were the new and old testimate concordance. They won't load, I've waited for about 30 min and nothing. And when I scroll down in the library I'm unable to scroll back up. Other than that really enjoy what the subscription has to offer especially the knowing the bible series.
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May 3, 2024
Thank you for reviewing our app! We'd love to hear more about the kinds of struggles you've been having with the online resources. If you can send us an email at with more details, we would appreciate it.
Kobe Talamantez
March 22, 2024
One of the best Bible apps on mobile. Easy and intuitive to use, great audio options (including voices and music). Another thing is the selection of study bibles, plans, and audio playlists. I personally don't use any of the "premium" content, but it can be useful to some, and it's good that it's available so conveniently. One thing I wish could be implemented is a side scrolling option, so that I can "turn" pages rather than scroll down. All in all it's a good app, highly recommended.
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February 23, 2024
A lot of resources but the app is very clunky. Pressing the back button could take you out of the app completely or go back to the previous screen or even the home screen. You never know what it's going to do. The screen randomly stops responding to touch and won't scroll or respond to the play button. It won't save my reading plan progress. I had to force stop and restart the app multiple times just to make it function properly.
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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.