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How do I create an account?

Click here to create a free ESV.org account.

How do I log in to my account?

After creating an account, you can log in by going to ESV.org and clicking the account icon on the top right-hand corner of the page. Once logged in, you can easily navigate back to ESV.org.

Note: To save your history, notes, and highlights when using ESV.org, you must be logged in to your personal account.

When will I receive an activation email after creating an account?

Please allow twenty-four hours for the activation email to arrive. If you still have not received an email after twenty-four hours, please contact our support team at service@crossway.org.

How do I update the email address associated with my ESV.org account?

Our support team is happy to help you with that. Send us an email at service@crossway.org and we'll change the email address associated with your account for you.

What browsers can I use?

ESV.org supports all major browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Internet Explorer. To ensure the best experience possible, make sure your browser and computer's operating system are up to date. If you experience any difficulty loading apps, viewing content, or highlighting text, please do the following: (1) set ESV.org as "allowed" in any ad or script-blocking plugins, as well as any internet security plugins; (2) clear your browser cache, delete all cookies, and try reloading the current page; (3) make sure you have JavaScript enabled.

If I have another problem with one of your digital products, what should I do?

If you experience any difficulties with our digital products, please email us at service@crossway.org.

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What paid subscription plans do you offer and how much do they cost?

To learn more about our paid subscription plans, visit ESV.org/about.

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Mobile Apps

What mobile apps are available?

We currently offer two mobile apps:

Both free apps feature the complete ESV biblical text, full access to the ESV Global Study Bible, integrated reading plans, personal notes, and more. Learn more about Crossway's Bible apps at ESV.org/mobile.

Do your mobile apps sync with ESV.org?

The ESV Bible app for both iPhone and iPad and Android syncs with your ESV.org account. If you have subscribed to one of our paid plans on ESV.org, that subscription content will be accessible via both the ESV Bible app and ESV.org.

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How do I copy & paste the Bible text?

To copy and paste, simply use your cursor to select the verses you would like to copy. Click once on the highlighted verses and then a pop-up window should appear. Click on the copy icon in the lower right corner of the window to format the selected text for copying. Now, use your computer’s standard copy keyboard shortcut to copy the selected verses to your clipboard. Use your computer’s standard paste keyboard shortcut to paste the selected verses into a document, email, etc.

To adjust your copy/paste settings, click on the gear icon at the top of the page and scroll down to the ”Copy Settings” section near the bottom. Click the checkbox next to the elements that you want included in the copied text.

Why are certain verses not included in the ESV text?

The translators of the ESV decided not to include a very small number of verses that can be found in some older translations. These translations have included passages that the majority of English translations (including the ESV) do not consider original. These texts are not included in the ESV because, in the judgment of the ESV translators, the most reliable Greek manuscripts did not include them. Learn more about the ESV translation philosophy.

How do I search within my personal notes?

After enabling the "My Notes" app from the apps menu, select the option to "View All My Notes." From there, enter your search query in the search bar titled "Search My Notes."

Can I download the ESV audio?

ESV.org only allows users to stream the ESV audio via their web browser. If you would like to download a complete audio reading of the ESV, you will need to purchase the audio files here.

How do I adjust my account settings?

Account preferences and other settings can be adjusted by clicking on the Account icon in the upper right-hand corner of the page. From there, click on Settings. From here you can change:

  1. Display Options
  2. Text Size
  3. Display Theme

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