Simple and Free Bible Study Software for Windows PC



  -  56.99 MB  -  Freeware
  • Latest Version

    e-Sword 13.0.0 LATEST

  • Review by

    Marian Marinescu

  • Operating System

    Windows XP / XP64 / Vista / Vista64 / Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64

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  • Author / Product

    Rick Meyers / External Link

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e-Sword is a Windows-based software developed by Rick Meyers that facilitates the study of the Bible through a rich collection of tools, resources, and features. It offers users a digital library of Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, devotionals, and other reference materials. Whether you're a seasoned theologian, a curious Bible reader, or a student, the app caters to a wide range of users, making it a versatile choice for Bible study.

  • Parallel Bible
  • Wysiwyg printing
  • Strong's tooltips
  • Scripture tooltips
  • Compare Bibles
  • Reference library
  • Graphics viewer
  • Audio sermons
  • User guide
This basic installation includes 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.


Bible Texts: The software includes a wide variety of Bible translations, making it easy to compare different versions side by side.

Commentaries: Users can access an extensive collection of commentaries, helping them gain deeper insights into the Scriptures.

Dictionaries: Comprehensive dictionaries are available, aiding in understanding the meanings of ancient words and phrases.

Search and Study Tools: Robust search capabilities, note-taking features, and highlighting tools simplify the process of researching and studying the Bible.

Parallel Bible Viewing: Users can view multiple Bible translations simultaneously for a more comprehensive study.

User Modules: Create custom study materials and modules to personalize your Bible study experience.

Maps and Charts: Interactive maps and charts help users visualize the geographic and historical context of biblical events.

Daily Devotionals: It offers a collection of daily devotionals to support spiritual growth and reflection.

User-Friendly Interface: The Bible software's intuitive interface makes it accessible to users of all skill levels.

Installation and Setup
  • Visit the official website or FileHorse and download the installation file.
  • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Choose the components you want to install (Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, etc.) during the setup process.
  • Once installation is complete, launch the software.
  • The software offers a quick start tutorial to help new users get acquainted with its interface and features.
How to Use
  • Select Bible Versions: Click on the "Bibles" tab to choose the Bible translation you want to study.
  • Access Resources: Browse commentaries, dictionaries, and other study materials via the respective tabs.
  • Search: Use the search bar to find specific verses, keywords, or phrases within your selected resources.
  • Notes and Highlights: Utilize the note-taking and highlighting tools to personalize your study materials.
  • Parallel Viewing: Open multiple Bible versions side by side for comparative study.

Can I import my own study materials into e-Sword?
Yes, it allows you to create custom user modules, making it possible to import your study materials, notes, and commentaries.

Are there mobile versions of e-Sword?
Yes, e-Sword is available for iOS and Android devices, allowing you to access your study materials on the go.

How often are the resources and software updated?
It regularly updates its software to improve performance and add new features. Resource updates depend on the publishers and may vary in frequency.

System Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7, 8, 10 or 11.
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster.
  • RAM: 1 GB or more.
  • Disk Space: 50 MB for the software, additional space for resources.
  • Internet Connection (for updates and resource downloads).
  • Comprehensive library of Bible translations and study resources.
  • User-friendly interface suitable for all levels of users.
  • Customization options with user modules.
  • Powerful search and study tools.
  • Regular software updates and resource additions.
  • Mobile versions may lack the full feature set of the desktop version.
  • Advanced features may require a learning curve for new users.
  • Limited support for original language studies compared to some alternatives.

e-Sword is a valuable tool for Bible study enthusiasts, offering a comprehensive library of resources and powerful study features. Its user-friendly interface makes it accessible to users of all levels of expertise, while its customizability ensures that you can tailor your study experience to your specific needs.

However, the software's Windows exclusivity and the cost of premium resources may be limiting factors for some users. If you are a Windows user seeking a versatile and feature-rich Bible study software, the Bible desktop software is certainly worth considering.

Nonetheless, it's essential to explore alternative options like Logos, BibleWorks, Accordance, Olive Tree, and YouVersion to determine which best aligns with your requirements and preferences. Ultimately, e-Sword's strengths lie in its diverse library and intuitive interface, making it a commendable choice for Bible study on the Windows platform.

Also Available: Download e-Sword X for Mac

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What's new in this version:

- New Audio Bibles feature! Listen to the Bible being read to you in dramatic fashion. Play/Pause button is on the Bible view's toolbar. - Audio is available for KJV, KJV-BRG, ESV, CEV, WEB, NRSV and Spanish PDT Bibles.
- All audio Bibles are generously provided by, a ministry of Faith Comes By Hearing.