e-Sword® — the world's most popular PC Bible study software is now available on the world's most advanced desktop operating system! e-Sword X is feature rich and user friendly. As your Biblical library grows you will appreciate the intuitive layout and synchronization of resources. e-Sword X is so easy to use you may never need to click on the Help menu!
EVERYTHING NEEDED to study the Bible in an enjoyable and enriching manner. All Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, … everything is just a click 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 popover tooltips!
PARALLEL BIBLE of your own design for comparing passages.
STRONG'S DEFINITIONS are just a click away and presented in a popover tooltip.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES too are just a click away and presented in a popover tooltip.
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.
No Internet connection is required to use e-Sword X.
e-Sword X 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, F. B. Meyer 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 X 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 platform. What are you waiting for? Download e-Sword X today and get to studying the Bible!
* Pop-Up Buttons have replaced the Combo Boxes throughout the app making resource selection much easier and intuitive!
* Dig deeper and follow the links in Tooltips now!
* Study Mode (Command+W) has much more functionality!
* Listen to a number of popular Christian radio and Internet stations!
* Printing improvements, including Header/Footer option and Margin choices!
* New greenish background color which may ease eye strain for some people.
* Numerous additional enhancements and fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Excellent program. I usually use only the Free Apps. I have a great Hard copy collection of Bible Study Material over the last 20 years and have been studying the hard way by doing the manual research. I’ve worked with computers since 1966 and finally decided to go online and check for best Bible Apps for the iMac and found this program. I also bought some Bible versions from American Bible Sales. I cannot believe how easy it is to use this application and get the information so I can copy and paste into my own studies. A real time saving application if you really want to Study the Bible and answer questions about the Word of God. Since English is so confusing and many people will quote certain version, it is sometimes necessary to go back to the interlinear Bible and look up the original Hebrew, Aramaic , or Greek to really understand what is written by the Holy Spirt who breathed the word (Jesus) to those who wrote down God’s message to us. It is very helpful to go through a study that you want to understand what God has for you to learn. Every WORD in the Bible is from God. There are no errors in God’s original word. You can prove it to yourself. With the help of other believers you can have a great time learning what God wants us to know so we can have a personal relationship with Him.
The Best Bible Study Tool, Hand’s Down
I’ve used study Bibles, commentaries, Blue Letter Bible, Bible Gateway, etc. This program brings them all together in an intuitive way that can’t be beat. The amount of free commentary available is remarkable. The parallel versions, the harmony passages, all these features make it simple to fully study a text without taking a long time. I can instantly find a passage, look up related passages, see what other commentators have said, and all within a few minutes.
I haven’t even scratched the surface of all that can be done with this program. It’s free for PC, and the programmer seems to have only charged enough to cover the Apple agreement for Mac. This speaks volumes about the man behind this project. It seems he does this for the Kingdom, not for money. While you could spend a huge amount of money on Logos, or other programs for Bible study, you don’t have to. It’s here.
I have used Esword for many years on PC with lots of extra modules installed. The latter installed without flaw on the Mac app. However, what is an amazing free application on Windows has become a rather expensive and poor app on the Mac, but that's not the whole story.
Esword has a lot of available resources and all old purchases can be downloaded again for free. This means you keep your comprehensive library. The user-interface is rather clunky and distracting, and should not have aimed to be so similar in layout to the Windows version in my opinion, but it works. Forget comfortable reading as only limited light and font adjustments are available. Other free applications do better in this area. Esword is good for 'technical' study, cross-references, and many other tasks, but achieve all these tasks in a rather awkward way. But one can get used to that too.
In conclusion, it is not a too bad job, but in comparison to similarly priced and even free applications it does fall short. Lastly, there are no ads, no pesky messages to sell you anything at all, and this somewhat offsets the bad points too.
Developer Response ,
There have been two major updates and one minor update since this review.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.