What’s New

Version 3.4.9


- Addressed a number of related issues affecting iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, SE, and iPod Touch.
- Tapping on verse references was not navigating correctly. This affected verse references tapped from Search, Personal (Notes, Favorites, History, etc.), and Plans.
- Audio was not syncing correctly with the displayed Bible text, playing audio from passages previously viewed rather than the passage currently being viewed.
- Library content was not syncing correctly with the displayed Bible text, showing Notes and Resources from passages previously viewed rather than the passage currently being viewed.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
861 Ratings

861 Ratings

Kstanger11 ,

Love this app!

So far, I’m loving this app and specifically all the tools that come with the subscription. I’m doing a study on Daniel, and truly enjoying it. One issue I’ve come across, however, is in the Knowing the Bible 12 week study guide for Daniel, there is a Q&A section which gives you space to write your thoughts and responses. I LOVE this, however an error message pops up when trying to save my responses. Also, I’m not sure if you can edit a response once saved, but that would be important as well. Also, is there an ability to somehow do this study with a friend and share each other’s responses? Just a thought.

Separately, the navigation of the app isn’t entirely intuitive however there is A LOT of content to navigate through, so understand it can be tricky to design. With that said after spending some time with the main ESV app, and navigating between the study Bible, Knowing the Bible Daniel study, and other content, I’ve developed more familiarity and it actually works quite well and makes sense. So thankful for this app, and the work you all are doing.

scttnrrs ,

Great app but...

I love this app. I love that I can get my ESV Study Bible notes on it. I love that it has my ESV Gospel Transformation Bible notes in it as well. I love the aesthetic appeal...I just looks simple and classy. It would have 5 stars except that the reading plan section is a mess. It is fine if you only read what you are supposed to read that day. However if you read ahead it tends to forget my check marks. If you get behind it’s hard to know how much behind you are. And the audio reading feature is almost un-usable in the reading plan section as it messes everything up...boxes get checked off that shouldn’t be, it reads sections not in the plan, it crashes occasionally, etc.

I’m currently reading the ESV Study Bible plan and there is no way to tell what day I’m supposed to be on because each day’s reading shows only the current day’s date, not the day you should have read a particular set of passages.

Could you please give some attention to the reading plan section? It is such a big part of my day, and if it can’t stay on track I don’t know if I can continue to use this app. Also, I’m happy to financially support good apps so if there is a way we as your users can help you make this app better please let us know. Thank you for all your hard work so far!!!!

abare75 ,

So glitchy again!

I use this app almost every day for my daily Bible reading, and noticed yesterday that it’s gotten so glitchy again. About once a year, the developers try to reinvent the wheel and then it’s this slow painful process of working through the bugs before it’s finally useable again. There has got to be a better way of testing updates before going live, right? In the last 24hrs, I’ve had the app close repeatedly for no reason, the screen freezes up every time I select a reading in the Read Through The Bible plan (to the point that I have to close the whole app and restart), when it does work I no longer can access the study notes during my daily reading (used to be able to swipe down to pull up tabs along the bottom to access the notes/resources, reading schedule, etc...), and the sheer number of reading plans has quadrupled...isn’t there some way to recategorize the plans into short reading plans, year long plans, something so that I’m not swiping multiple times just to find my plan? I’m sure you all will figure it out eventually, but could there be more careful testing of updates before they go live, since it seems like there are many people that use this app to do their bible study? It’s a great app...when it works.

Developer Response ,

Hi abare75,
Thanks for letting us know about this issue. Our developers have just become aware of the bug and are working on an update to address it. Please reach out to us at if you have any questions regarding this.


78 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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