Introducing the New – and Free! – ESV Bible App for iPhone and iPad from Crossway

Published on April 29, 2015 by Fred Zaspel

The New – and Free! – ESV Bible App for iPhone and iPad
from Crossway


I love the ministry of Crossway, and once again they are making their newest and best digital Bible resource available – free for iPhone and iPad.

This new app was created to be the most beautiful and easy-to-use Bible app available for the iPhone and iPad. The Crossway Bible App team has reconsidered how each part of the app interacts with the biblical text. 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.
All New Features

The ESV Bible app now gives you the ability to:

  • Read and study God’s Word through a completely redesigned interface
  • Unlock free access to the ESV Global Study Bible
  • Use the new two-column view to read study content alongside the biblical text
  • Buy additional resources via the in-app store
  • Dig into the Word on a regular basis with integrated reading plans
  • Engage with God’s Word in a fresh way with new Reader’s Mode, which pulls out verse numbers and chapter headings
  • Use the new Verse-by-Verse Mode, which makes it easy to preach or teach through a passage
  • View cross-references and footnotes in a popup box
  • Toggle between horizontal and vertical page scrolling
  • Turn on the brand new sepia theme and updated night theme
  • Choose from expanded font options (serif, slab serif, sans serif)
  • Turn on a new justified text option
  • Adjust the playback speed of the audio Bible

All of these features—and more—make the new ESV Bible app an exceptional digital resource for Bible readers.

For more information, including information about our ESV Bible app for Android, please visit or read the FAQ for quick answers to common questions.

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The New ESV Bible App for iPhone and iPad from Crossway on Vimeo.
Fred Zaspel


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