Audio features available within the ESV online Bible allow you to meditate on God’s Word through the voices and musical creations of his people. Features include 6 Bible narrators (with more coming soon), 50+ thematic playlists, and a wide selection of instrumental tracks to play in the background as you read, listen, or ponder Scripture.
Listen to the full ESV text read by bestselling authors, acclaimed artists, and thoughtful Bible teachers. Celebrated for their contributions within the Christian sphere, these Bible narrators offer a spectrum of voices including Kristyn Getty, Ray Ortlund, Jackie Hill Perry, and more.
Kristyn Getty is an award-winning singer-songwriter. Her voice is synonymous with hymns, having founded, along with her husband, Keith, the Getty Music Organization, which helps people learn the Bible through hymns to carry for life. Kristyn performs annual shows at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, where she leads the Sing! conference. She is particularly passionate about helping children and families learn their faith through song. Kristyn and Keith are originally from Northern Ireland and now live in Nashville, Tennessee, with their four daughters.
Ray Ortlund is the president of Renewal Ministries, the pastor to pastors at Immanuel Nashville Church, and a canon theologian with the Anglican Church in North America. He is the author of several books, including The Death of Porn; the Preaching the Word commentaries on Isaiah and Proverbs; and Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel. He is also a contributor to the ESV Study Bible. Ray and his wife, Jani, have been married for fifty years.
Jackie Hill Perry is an author, Bible teacher, and hip-hop artist. She uses her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God. Jackie is the author of Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been, and Holier Than Thou. She and her husband, Preston, have four children.
Michael Reeves (PhD, King’s College, London) is president and professor of theology at Union School of Theology in Bridgend and Oxford, United Kingdom. He is the author of several books, including Delighting in the Trinity; Rejoice and Tremble; and Gospel People.
Conrad Mbewe (PhD, University of Pretoria) serves as pastor of Kabwata Baptist Church in Lusaka, Zambia, and founding chancellor of the African Christian University. Conrad has authored over nine books and contributed to many others. He and his wife, Felistas, have three children and three foster children.
Robert Smith (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as the Charles T. Carter Baptist Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School. He is also the author of Doctrine That Dances: Bringing Doctrinal Preaching and Teaching to Life and The Oasis of God: From Mourning to Morning.
David Cochran Heath (1952–2022) was a narrator who worked on over 140 audiobooks. Heath worked in radio and theater for thirty-five years, including voicing characters for computer games and television, narrating a radio program for kids, and working as a senior member of the acting ensemble of the Lamb’s Players Theatre.
Meditate on God’s Word through the musical talents of his people. With multiple Christian artists who vary in style and genre, this collection of instrumental tracks ensures you can find an option that fits your musical taste. Designed to play behind audio Bibles, individual volume controls allow you to adjust the music and Bible audio separately.
J. J. Heller
Piano & Strings
Future of Forestry
Lights & Motion
Curated for a variety of moods, topics, and seasons, dozens of playlists offer a collection of verses to systematically guide you through themes revealed in God’s Word.
Playlists cover a wide selection of topics from anxiety, joy, or shame, to important theological subjects such as salvation, identity, or the sovereignty of God. Holiday and special occasion playlists offer the most beloved and thematic verses for the highest and lowest seasons of life.
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