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 LT is the little brother of e-Sword HD for the iPad, but has many of the same powerful features in a slimmer design for the iPhone. e-Sword LT is feature rich and user friendly. As your Biblical library grows you will appreciate the intuitive layout and synchronization of resources. e-Sword LT is so easy to use you may never need to read the Tutorial!
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!
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 LT.
e-Sword LT 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, 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 LT is an *ENGLISH* release (but does include Spanish and Portuguese 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 LT today and get to studying the Bible!
* New Maximize When Scrolling option! Change it in Display Settings if needed.
* Print any selection of text directly to AirPrint-compatible printers.
* Compare now has Bible links to take you directly to the verse in that translation.
* Audio now pauses during interruptions so that you don't miss anything.
* Many other adaptations for iOS 13 compatibility.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Indisputably the best all-around bible app
First, as a preface, I have used almost every other Bible reference app out there, some other apps have more features (logos for instance) but as far as all-around Bible apps, this one is hands down the best. What makes this bible app so great is the accessibility of everything. All of your options are right in front of you, it is extremely easy to learn and quickly navigate. One of the best features is the (free!) downloadable KJV+ bible. It incorporates all of the Strong’s numbers into the KJV, so that you can simply click the number and see the definition of that word in Strong’s, Thayer’s, or whatever other Lexicon you would like. It is only two clicks to switch to another translation for comparison purposes, it works perfectly fine without internet connection, has no loading times like the more popular apps, no ads and has a multitude of free downloadable Bible translations, (KJV+, ESV, Darby, LEB, etc.) as well as reference materials such as concordances and lexicons, and other beneficial literature. To have all of this on one app without it slowing down to load, or getting confusing to navigate is quite a feat. I would highly, highly recommend it to anyone who wants to have the tools to study your bible in-depth at arms reach all the time, whether in the city or in the middle of nowhere.
FAVORITE BIBLE APP!
I’ve been studying the Word since I was young so I’ve come across many Bible tools, and I can confidently say this is my FAVORITE Bible app, hands down! I LOVE that the Greek/Hebrew references are clickable—right there next to each word, which makes it very easy to quickly look up an original meaning and then return to my reading. I do think navigating the other features takes a little getting used to, but once I figured it out, I was hooked. I love the Bible dictionary feature and downloaded one that works for me. I was even able to download my favorite commentary (David Guzik) which I was THRILLED about, so now I don’t have to leave the app to look that up. The compare feature (to compare translations) is cool. One thing that some may find as a downside is that you may have to pay for a translation that you like. (You basically are buying the e-Sword compatible version of that bible, then downloading it.) But I didn’t mind spending money on a Bible—I got NKJV and NLT and I feel it was well worth it which made my studying easier, so I can read them within e-Sword. But if you don’t want to spend money, there are a lot of free translations you can choose from. A great app!
The commentaries (esp. Matthew Henry) are hard to follow and find the verse you are interested in. An enhancement would be to try to break the commentaries down somewhat to specific verses, where possible. The commentaries are basically a cut and paste of the authors work, so it’s no different than having the commentary book in front of you. A value-added feature of e-Sword would be to break down the commentaries a little more.
Additionally, it would be nice if you highlight a verse in the daily reading material, that it would highlight the same verse in your default bible. Right now it doesn’t. So if you highlight several verses in your daily devotional reading material, they are not highlighted in your electronic “bible”. You have to do it twice. In fact, why not highlight the verse in all the Bible versions / translations you have loaded into e-Sword. I often switch between multiple bible versions / translations.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.