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New: Daily Reading Plans for ESV Bible Online

Have you ever started a “read the Bible in a year” program, only to lose heart when you find yourself hopelessly behind schedule? If you’re already behind, you may want to check this out.

Crossway recently unveiled a new feature for our popular online ESV Bible: Reading Plan Tracking.

Here’s how it works. First, click over to the online ESV Bible site, and sign up for a free account if you haven’t already done so. Then select one of the 12 available reading plans within the “Devotions” tab. Click one of the reading options, then the suggested passage, and then begin reading. Once you’ve finished a section of Scripture, click the relevant checkbox, and click the “Next” button.

The next time you log into the online ESV Bible site, from any computer or mobile device, you’ll be able to continue right where you left off. A simple meter tracks your progress so you aren’t confined to a calendar. You can also start multiple reading plans if you’re so inclined.

Future enhancements include syncing reading plans (and notes, and highlighting) between the website and your mobile app.

Give it a try, and let us know what you think.

January 28, 2011 | Posted in: Uncategorized | Author: Crossway Staff @ 4:00 pm | (10) Comments »


  1. Is there any way to access the calender, for us ESV Online “legacy” types? :)

    Comment by Daniel Viezbicke — January 28, 2011 @ 7:11 pm

  2. Daniel — can you explain what you mean by “legacy”? Thanks, Daniel!

    Comment by Ted Slater — January 30, 2011 @ 6:46 pm

  3. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for finally confirming that you will be synching from the Online ESV SB to the ESV SB mobile app! I am so happy!!

    Comment by Nick Schoeneberger — February 7, 2011 @ 6:17 pm

  4. Is it possible to update the reading plan that you choose to use as the plan that comes up when you log in, as at the minute I am using the ESVSB plan but on log in the Daily Reading comes up?

    Comment by Tim — February 22, 2011 @ 8:29 am

  5. Tim, our digital media manager here at Crossway confirmed with me that the site is programmed to have the latest read reading plan if you have an account and are logged in. If you experience further problems we would point you to customer support for further debugging. Hope that helps!

    Comment by Andrew Tebbe — February 22, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

  6. Ted, that was said somewhat tongue-in-cheek, although I was referring to the way in which esvonline.org handled the devotions calendar previously.

    Now in the “devotions” frame I simply have a “prev” and “next” with check boxes for each days reading. I’d like to be able to go back to the calendar view. The “all readings” link doesn’t do anything in Chrome or Firefox. Maybe there’s a way to find the calendar; if so, I haven’t found it yet.

    Sorry about the lateness (1 1/2 months) of the reply. Life keeps going. :) Thanks for all you’re doing for the Bride!

    Comment by Daniel Viezbicke — March 13, 2011 @ 12:24 am

  7. Do you have a date for devotions in the iPad app?

    Comment by Christianmonk3y — March 31, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

  8. Hi,

    Wondering how the ESV Study Bible is organized?



    Comment by Mike K — December 24, 2013 @ 8:01 am

  9. Sorry, that is how is the ESV Study Bible reading plan organized?


    Comment by Mike K — December 24, 2013 @ 8:02 am

  10. Thanks for your question, Mike. The daily Bible readings in the ESV Study Bible are designed for reading through the entire Bible in a year. There are four readings for each day, and these are divided into four main sections: Psalms and Wisdom Literature; Pentateuch and the History of Israel; Chronicles and Prophets; and Gospels and Epistles. For example, the readings for today are: Psalm 2, Genesis 3, 1 Chron. 3, and Luke 1:57-80.

    Check out ESVBible.org and follow this reading plan, and many other reading plans, for free.

    Comment by Lizzy Jeffers — January 3, 2014 @ 2:45 pm

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