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
Dec 14, 2022

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
16K reviews
Anne Ramsey
September 18, 2022
The notes feature needs work. To save a note, you have to press "X" (completely counter-intuitve!), then there is no indication that I've left a note after it's saved. I'm making it work by highlighting each verse I make a note on, but it seems like I shouldn't have to do that. Other than that, I'm a very happy camper. Thank you for a free (and ad-free) Bible app!
58 people found this review helpful
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M. Patricia Boyle
September 21, 2022
I tried this app once before, but found it not as easy to use as some others so I quit using it. However, I decided to try it again. This time I am very pleased with it. I'm able to navigate adquately; there are no distracting ads; the layout and style are attractive. I especially enjoy the audio function, which I hadn't tried previously. The reader is Kristyn Getty. She has such a pleasant voice and reads so clearly. I've been playing the Bible as I fall asleep at night.
63 people found this review helpful
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Spooty Smith
August 9, 2022
Great translation and looks nice but the app needs work. Search results are overly broad and give no way to narrow down. There's also no way to go back to results after picking a verse other than starting the search again. Scrolling through the text seems constrained and slow. Cross references always open a few lines below the referenced verse requiring you to scroll up to read it. Some attention to those kinds of details would make it more of a pleasure to use.
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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.