ESV Bible for iPhone and iPad

The ESV Bible app was designed to make reading the Bible on your iPhone or iPad as similar to reading a print Bible as possible.

We have reconsidered how each part of the app functions and interacts with the biblical text itself. From the font choices to button arrangement to innovative text layout options, every facet of the app was designed to make engaging with God's Word as intuitive as possible.

Check out the FAQ for answers to common questions.

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Elegant Design

  • Horizontal and vertical page scrolling
  • Reader's Mode—strips away verse numbers and section headings
  • Verse-by-Verse Mode, which makes it easy to preach or teach through a passage
  • Toggle between horizontal and vertical page scrolling
  • Expanded font options (serif, slab serif, sans serif)
  • Justified text option
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Study Tools

  • Study content available via the in-app store
  • Fast and powerful search
  • Two-column view to read study content alongside the biblical text
  • Cross-references and footnotes accessible via a popup box
  • Syncing of personal notes, highlights, and bookmarks with

Free Resources

  • The complete ESV Global Study Bible
  • Reading plans to help you read the Word consistently
  • Audio streaming of the entire biblical text (internet connection required)
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ESV Bible for Android

The ESV Bible app for Android is available for free in the Google Play Store. It currently includes the full ESV Bible text (with or without an internet connection). Users can easily navigate and search the Bible text, as well as move from cross-references or footnotes and back to their passage with ease.

Our aim is to continue developing the Android app in the coming months, ultimately matching all of the features available in the iPhone/iPad version. Thank you for your patience!

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