ESV Bible 4+


Designed for iPad

    • Free



The ESV Bible app was designed to be the most beautiful and intuitive Bible app available. The app includes free resources such as interactive reading plans, audio streaming, 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 a distraction-free reader’s mode make it easy to engage with God’s Word on a deeper level.

• Free Reading Plans. Make Scripture reading a habit with 60+ 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.

• Audio. Stream a free audio reading of any passage (internet connection required).

• 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.

What’s New

Version 4.2.5

• Several minor design improvements.
• Improved the experience related to selecting Bible text.

• Fixed verse selection when page scrolling is enabled.
• Fixed an issue where the Bible text could shift positions.
• Fixed an issue where Library content would appear empty.
• Fixed several crashes, including while selecting Bible text and editing notes.

Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
73 Ratings

73 Ratings

Perth Muso ,

Love this app but it keeps crashing!

I have been following the daily lectionary on my iPad Pro. This app is great, easy to use, uncluttered, perfect for reading. The only problem is the app keeps on crashing when I open it the next day. I presume it’s a bug with app not returning to main screen when daily things change. When it crashes I have to delete and redownload and I lose all my highlights! This is a bit depressing. Please fix as it is a great app.

Om is cute ,

Great App but not the new update

It’s a great app that I’ve been using for a few years now. Easy to use and well laid out with good extras.

The newest update though has made the reading plans a lot harder to use, for a start it wiped all my data from the plan I was using so I had to start at the beginning again.

It’s a good idea to start on the day the user starts using the reading plan. But since I had to tick about 2 months worth of readings I’d already done I’m now in mid April and so whenever I go back in it pushes me back to today’s date rather than where I’m actually up to.

Also it would be good if the reading plans you use the most got moved up to the top of the list so you don’t have to scroll all the way down to get to the one you’re actually using.

Tree958 ,

Good app, but can be improved

This is a great app. I love all the study features that are available on this app. Just an area of improvement: I like making multiple notes in a Bible app, and it's a bit annoying when the Bible app I'm using (this app) doesn't let me do that. Can you please make it so that you can add more notes to a particular passage? That would be amazingly helpful. :)

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