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I’ve been studying the Word since I was young so I’ve come across many Bible tools, and I can confidently say this is my FAVORITE Bible app, hands down! I LOVE that the Greek/Hebrew references are clickable—right there next to each word, which makes it very easy to quickly look up an original meaning and then return to my reading. I do think navigating the other features takes a little getting used to, but once I figured it out, I was hooked. I love the Bible dictionary feature and downloaded one that works for me. I was even able to download my favorite commentary (David Guzik) which I was THRILLED about, so now I don’t have to leave the app to look that up. The compare feature (to compare translations) is cool. One thing that some may find as a downside is that you may have to pay for a translation that you like. (You basically are buying the e-Sword compatible version of that bible, then downloading it.) But I didn’t mind spending money on a Bible—I got NKJV and NLT and I feel it was well worth it which made my studying easier, so I can read them within e-Sword. But if you don’t want to spend money, there are a lot of free translations you can choose from. A great app!
The commentaries (esp. Matthew Henry) are hard to follow and find the verse you are interested in. An enhancement would be to try to break the commentaries down somewhat to specific verses, where possible. The commentaries are basically a cut and paste of the authors work, so it’s no different than having the commentary book in front of you. A value-added feature of e-Sword would be to break down the commentaries a little more. Additionally, it would be nice if you highlight a verse in the daily reading material, that it would highlight the same verse in your default bible. Right now it doesn’t. So if you highlight several verses in your daily devotional reading material, they are not highlighted in your electronic “bible”. You have to do it twice. In fact, why not highlight the verse in all the Bible versions / translations you have loaded into e-Sword. I often switch between multiple bible versions / translations.
I have a couple free Bible apps and this is definitely my favorite. I really like the different translations with the compare feature. The Strongs numbers come in very handy when I need to study the Greek and Hebrew meanings to understand the original meaning of the text. I am also using the compare feature to teach myself to read and understand a second language. The format for the search and verse look-up is also better than some of my other apps. There are always areas for improvement in any app, but this is good enough for 5 stars. I would like to get some Bible maps, like the ones in the back of my printed Bible but I don’t remember if they cost money (some features require payment but due to my budget I don’t use those features).
with lots of bible translations and additional references that are free downloads. But there are purchaseable (newer and/or not in public domain) commentaries for which e-sword automatically displays the bible verse that you are on. There are many other reference works for sale too that load directly in the App. You can create your own choice of 3 parallel bible translations and many other features. One click displays the Hebrew or Greek word and definition. Really amazing tool!!! We are so blessed to have this. I thank Rick Meyers and the volunteers for keeping the App up to date.
My daily source of feeding on the word is through E-Sword... I can read devotionals, or scan chapters of the scriptures, or do an in-depth expository study of any scripture. I have used this for years, but a couple of years ago, I learned I could add this to my I-phone. My friend just pointed out that I can do an exhaustive search on any word in the Bible through the Strong’s Hebrew or Greek numbers by typing in the number, and searching... (I used to search original words through a thick book of Strong’s Concordance, and knew how to search English words in E-Sword, but did not know how to search every reference of the original language of each word.) This one phone app has replaced hundreds of books (Bible versions, commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, maps, and concordances)...all at the tap of a finger! It is the single most valuable tool I use everyday of my life!!! Thanks for making this available to all... God bless, Cabot Barbour
e-Sword® — the world's most popular PC Bible study software is now available on the world's most advanced mobile operating system! e-Sword LT is the little brother of e-Sword HD for the iPad, but has many of the same powerful features in a slimmer design for the iPhone. e-Sword LT is
feature rich and user friendly. As your Biblical library grows you will appreciate the intuitive layout and synchronization of resources. e-Sword LT is so easy to use you may never need to read the Tutorial!
EVERYTHING NEEDED to study the Bible in an enjoyable and enriching manner. All Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, … everything is just a tap away!
POWERFUL SEARCHES that are simple to use. Enter as many words you want to search for and select the settings. You can even search on Strong numbers!
STRONG'S DEFINITIONS are just a tap away and presented in a popover.
SCRIPTURE REFERENCES too are just a tap away and presented in a popover.
COMPARE BIBLES quickly to see how the different versions translate a verse.
LOCATION MAPS pin-point Biblical places on live modern maps to help bring the narrative to life!
READING PLANS designed to help you grow in your knowledge of the Bible.
FORMATTED EMAILS of any selection of any text. Perfect for sharing with others.
No Internet connection is required to use e-Sword LT.
e-Sword LT initially installs with the King James Bible and the King James with Strong's numbers study Bible, the Strong's Lexicon, Smith's Bible dictionary, Meyer's devotional commentary, and the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge cross references. There are over one hundred additional Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, reference books and devotionals that you can download and add to your library absolutely free!
Also available are some "locked" resources which must be purchased from their publisher. These are copyright and licensing requirements which are unavoidable.
Please note that e-Sword LT is an *ENGLISH* release (but does include Spanish and Portuguese UI localization.) There are dozens of non-English Bibles available, but all other content is in English.
The perfect app on the perfect device. What are you waiting for? Download e-Sword LT today and get to studying the Bible!