ESV Classic Reference Bible

ESV Classic Reference Bible Summary

The ESV Classic Reference Bible combines the ESV Bible text with an extensive system of more than 80,000 cross-references in the center column on each page. With its readable type, color maps, and a major concordance, the Classic Reference Bibleis the first choice for personal Bible reading and in-depth study.
Recently updated to ePub 3 format, this version offers improved navigation featuring pop-up windows for navigating between passages, as well as for viewing cross-references. 

Book Reviews


Book of Life5 star

I love having the book preloaded in my pocket. It’s always good to have a way to reference chapters, re-read my favorite stories and share the gospel with others. Thanks for making this book free.55


God is the true god5 star

There is no other god before him or beside him. He has no evil and is righteous and holy. We should all be Christians.55

Cauliflower pizza

Preferences don’t work3 star

I like the translation fine but when you set preferences for how to view the text- verse numbers , footnotes etc- it doesn’t keep them. Why not?35


The Bible is the truth.5 star

The bad reviewing people are idiots. 1.God is not a “character” he is real 2. Doesn’t matter if you don’t like the story. 3. Can’t rewrite the Bible. 4.Written by God at the beginning of the universe55

honest thinker

Best reader5 star

This book saved my life!55

John Moni

I Love That This is Free5 star

I have a physical version but having a digital version is really nice especially if it is free. Thank you so much.55


Words of Jesus in red?3 star

I keep trying to get the words in red, I press the button to turn on red...but no red.35


iPhone iOS 123 star

Red letter not working.35

Da Rue

Red words2 star

Words of Christ will not stay read under preferences25

G Oro

Loss of notes and highlights1 star

I see more than one person mentioned that they lost notes and highlights. Same with me. I had years of notes and highlights I made in the book, and a majority disappeared. I can’t pinpoint the loss to any date or any action on my part, but I know it has happened more than once. Some of my work is still in the notes section, but not visible on the actual page. And some pages have notes, but they do not belong on that page (for example, if I made a note on a page of Exodus, the note might appear somewhere in Ezekiel). Has anyone been able to figure this out? I have spoken with Apple multiple times, but just get a generic response that Engineering is looking into it. As I go on and continue to use this book (I write this review in Jun 2019) and make notes and highlights, my most current work displays as it should, but definitely lost stuff pre-Sep 2018, and more and more work (let’s say Sep 2018-Apr 2109) shows in the notes section, but not on the page it should. I give this review because I am wondering if the issue is this book, and maybe not the other possibilities I have discussed with Apple, ie iOS or iCloud. Any help appreciated. Would love the following: - if I could get my pre-2018 data back - if notes and highlights could display reliably and consistently on the right page - if this book were reliable moving forward15

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