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ESV Bible

by Crossway See the Amazon Page for this brand
Rated: All Ages
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (358 customer reviews)

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Latest Updates

What's new in version 1.2.3
  • Fix for book picker menu instability
  • Minor bug fixes

Product Details

  • ASIN: B004UFUD2Q
  • Release Date: March 30, 2011
  • Rated: All Ages This app may include dynamic content. What's this?
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (358 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,352 Free in Appstore for Android (See Top 100 Free in Appstore for Android)
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Product Features

  • Cross-referenced ESV with footnotes
  • Create personal notes
  • Favorites list and browse history

Product Description

The ESV (English Standard Version) is a literal, non-paraphrased version of the Bible.

ESV Bible offers you the only free ESV app available for Android.

Versatile and user-friendly, you don't need an internet connection to read its text. Re-sizable font, cross-referenced and with footnotes, you can jump between verses fluidly. Finding a scripture is fast and easy. Scroll through the scriptures in landscape or portrait mode. The app records scriptures you've viewed in a History that you can return to for future reference. Create a Favorites list and add notes to scriptures most meaningful to you.

You can even share favorite scriptures using Facebook and Twitter.

This free app is NOT supported by ads.

Technical Details

  • Size: 12.7MB
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Developed By: Crossway
  • Application Permissions: (Help me understand what permissions mean)
    • Open network sockets
  • Minimum Operating System: Android 1.6
  • Approximate Download Time: Less than 2 minutes

Customer Reviews

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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank You Crossway! March 1, 2012
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A big word of thanks to Crossway for putting this out for free. I have used it on my iPad and now, with its most recent updates, it is a treasure to use on my new Samsung Infuse (Android). I love the user interface, clean, uncluttered, and efficient. There are just enough settings to tweak to get the software comfortable without getting bogged down and distracted by being in the settings instead of in the Word. The software itself is light weight and doesn't drag down my device, runs nice and stable, doesn't crash, just a real blessing. I highly recommend this excellent translation and this excellent presentation of it. Thank you Crossway! Sola Deo gloria!
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works great after reinstalling December 16, 2011
By GeeDave
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Using with Kindle fire, looks and works great, except it pretty much always crashes on starting. After restart, which takes all of 2 seconds, very solid. Definitely easier to navigate than the Kindle book versions, though I hope it will also be updated wth the study notes and maps.

UPDATE: Did a reinstall of the app and the crash problem is gone.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great app for Kindle Fire December 5, 2012
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Easy to locate verses. Very good for looking up Bble Study reference questions. Notations on verses also easily available. Excellent!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I switched to ESV from NKJV after using the ESV December 1, 2012
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I have a number of translations and so far the ESV impresses me the most. The translators have ensured that this is both easy to read and stands up well to in depth Bible study. The ESV is easier to understand than the NKJV and more faithful to scripture than NIV (especially with the 2011 gender confused NIV-see the article by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood on their website). I use this translation for most of my daily reading and I always use it as the primary translation when I teach.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ESV Bible October 5, 2012
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I purchased this so that I would have an available Bible Ap on my Kindle (and not be restricted by WiFi!) I find it a great resource! The format is a little cumbersome as you have to return to the content page to switch books, but not a major problem for a nice free Bible!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESV of Bible is good translation, easy to navigate December 19, 2012
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The English Standard Version of the Bible is a good translation. I found it easier to navigate between books, chapters and verses than other e-versions.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kindle Fire Needs Red Letter option, and audio. November 28, 2011
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I give it 5 stars because I like the ESV translation. But this app needs to offer the Red Letter options. Also an audio option would be great. But the words of Christ in Red option is a must have for the Kindle fire. Add these options in, and this would be the best app.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars ESV Bible app difficulties May 17, 2013
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I like the options to highlight and add my own notes. It would be better if the app allowed the notes box to move and not block the text. It would also be better if the text could enlarge and also be viewed consecutively instead of only one chapter at a time. It is also difficult to switch between passages.
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