A Bible translation that is faithful to the original languages without sacrificing clarity.
• Offline access
• Light and dark theme
• Social image sharing
• Text-centric interface
• Built-in reading plans
The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability.
The CSB captures the Bible’s original meaning without compromising clarity, helping readers make a deeper connection with God’s Word and inspiring lifelong discipleship. This translation is for readers young and old, new and seasoned. It’s suitable for both serious study and for people reading God’s Word for the first time.
With a simple interface that highlights the biblical text, the CSB mobile app ensures that you can take your Bible with you anywhere you go.
Small updates and fixes
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Two stars because it’s free. Clearly I’m reviewing the app, not the Bible translation which is great. There are numerous glitches, cutting a chapter off at the bottom of the initial screen. When you close app and reopen, it’ll allow you to scroll all the way thru the chapter, but the trick is unless you’re careful, you may not realize you haven’t read the whole chapter if the cut off happens neatly at the end of a sentence. Also, the progress scroll bar on the side works as often as it doesn’t. Many chapters (perhaps 50%) simply don’t have it. The “swipe to next chapter” feature is tricky. Sometimes it’ll make you accidentally flip to the previous chapter when you scroll thru your current chapter too quickly. On many new chapters, the top line or two is cut off until the new chapter banner disappears (you can’t make it). I’m sure this app was developed on a budget, but a number of bugs need to be worked out.
App needs work
I understand that this is a new app, put out by a non-profit, containing a new translation. Unfortunately, the app isn't quite ready for prime time.
I navigated to the first chapter of Romans. First problem: the first verse was buried under a navigation bar. That bar went away in a few seconds, but it got in the way more than long enough.
Bigger problem: I scrolled down to the end of the chapter, and could go no further. I had to revisit the menu to navigate to chapter 2. That's going to seriously hinder reading.
Minor problem: Christ's words are in red, and I can't see any way to turn that "feature" off.
I'm looking forward to reading the CSB, but until I can get to the next chapter without picking it from a menu, I'll wait.
Pretty good app
I like the app. I don't have any of the performance issues others are complaining about, but I would like to see a few more options added. I would prefer a few more font options, especially something that looks like what the ESV app uses. And I would very much like an option for a reader's view in the app that turns off verse numbers. I really like the translation though.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.