e-Sword HD: Bible Study to Go 4+

Study the Bible fast and easy‪!‬

Rick Meyers

    • 4.8 • 3.6K Ratings
    • $5.99

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There are so many Biblical resources that are freely included which other apps charge hundreds of dollars to unlock. A seminary library for the price of a cappuccino!

e-Sword® — the world's most popular PC Bible study software is now available on the world's most advanced mobile operating system! e-Sword HD is feature rich and user friendly. As your Biblical library grows you will appreciate the intuitive layout and synchronization of resources. e-Sword HD is so easy to use you may never need to tap on the Help button!

EVERYTHING NEEDED to study the Bible in an enjoyable and enriching manner. All Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, … everything is just a tap away!

POWERFUL SEARCHES that are simple to use. Enter as many words you want to search for and select the settings.  You can even search on Strong numbers!

INTEGRATED EDITOR for creating your own study notes, even with images. Rich text notes are "linked" to the Bible for easy viewing as popup tooltips!

PARALLEL BIBLE of your own design for comparing passages.

STRONG'S DEFINITIONS are just a tap away and presented in a popover.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES too are just a tap away and presented in a popover.

COMPARE BIBLES quickly to see how the different versions translate a verse.

LOCATION MAPS pin-point Biblical places on live modern maps to help bring the narrative to life!

READING PLANS designed to help you grow in your knowledge of the Bible.

FORMATTED EMAILS of any selection of any text. Perfect for sharing with others.

No Internet connection is required to use e-Sword HD.

e-Sword HD initially installs with the King James Bible and the King James with Strong's numbers study Bible, the Strong's Lexicon, Smith's Bible dictionary, Meyer's devotional commentary, and the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge cross references. There are over one hundred additional Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, lexicons, reference books and devotionals that you can download and add to your library absolutely free!

Also available are some "locked" resources which must be purchased from their publisher. These are copyright and licensing requirements which are unavoidable.

Please note that e-Sword HD is an *ENGLISH* release (but does include Spanish UI localization.) There are dozens of non-English Bibles available, but all other content is in English.

The perfect app on the perfect device. What are you waiting for? Download e-Sword HD today and get to studying the Bible!

What’s New

Version 12.2.1

* Tag multiple verses using the new verse slider!

* Tagged verse collections can now be viewed in the order the verses were added, and not only in canonical order.

+ Includes fixes to issues found in version 12.2.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
3.6K Ratings

3.6K Ratings

WeatherChaos ,

This app is a pleasure to use

Sept 2017 - The night mode was fixed quickly. I am once again enjoying this app. Also, the search function has greatly improved. I am learning Vietnamese and it would not search using Vietnamese words. But now it does. And the search results are much easier to navigate than before. This app not only has most of the functionality I liked in the Windows program, but it is quickly taking on most of the functionality of the better iPad apps. Being willing to pay money for a good app also means getting an app that is not only ad free but is also being continually improved. Many thanks!

Earlier- I still love this app and it's still my favorite Bible app. But the recent version messed up the night mode. It has a bright strip on the top and the bottom and the letters are way too bright. So until those are fixed I've had to change to another bible app for easier reading, as I read quite early in the morning. Otherwise it's a really good app and I regret having to change.

First rating - I've used e-sword for years on my laptop. And was glad when it was available on iPad. I haven't used a lot of different bible apps. And this is the only paid bible app I've purchased. But I have been very happy with it. It feels familiar to the pc version but with the iPad format. It seems very stable and well built. It was worth the money to get a good investment.

Tmishue ,


I have searched for many Bible Apps in the apps store and this one is by FAR the most complete. Every you need for bible study is here readily available and at no extra cost.....Strong’s concordance, Mathew Henry Bible Commentary(as well as many others), Bible Dictionaries, books and devotionals such as CH Spurgeon Morning and Evening devotional, Foxes Book of Martyrs, Works of Josephus and more! The app has a built in reader so you can listen while reading, I allows for the Split Screen function with in OS 11 (which You Version does not have as of this review). This app has it all! The only thing in my opinion that You Version has on this app, is the many bible reading plans which offer a easy daily schedule and ability to track your reading, in which you can share access with others making the networking easily available. HOWEVER that is certainly the most Complete Bible App out there for free and everything is easy to use. Wonderful job to the developer! Thank you for many Gods word so accessible and bible study so easy. Thank you And may God Bless you for your hard work!

Anim8or ,

Has potential, but lacking...

This is a great app, let me be clear. This is a GREAT study tool and the resources as some of the best out there. The many features of the app are stellar and the ability to customize the interface, to a certain extent is really nice.
There is just one, in my opinion, MAJOR issue the e-sword HD has and that is the ability to sync between devices. Since it started on the PC it has not “migrated” well into the Apple ecosystem as far as being “integrated” and sync able between devices like pretty much EVERY OTHER Bible software out there. I have yet to find any documentation on how to accomplish this with any kind of workaround. I read in several places that one needs to use something like iCloud or another online storage solution. That’s great, but there is no documentation on how to do this. The forums for e-sword are full of people who never got their questions answered and a couple of extremely rude individuals who are so full of themselves they should be banned from participating... So, if you are not needing to use the tool on multiple devices, this is great for you. If you want synching capabilities, go elsewhere. I had high hopes for this app, but it seems like I am going to need to go back to PocketBible since they have seamless synching capabilities with great customer service.

Developer Response ,

Airdrop is used to share the user files between Apple devices.

App Privacy

The developer, Rick Meyers, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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