Subscription Plans on ESV.org
Accessing supplemental study content via ESV.org has never been easier than through our subscription plans.
We offer 3 subscription plans:
Our goal behind this pricing model on ESV.org is to make more trustworthy Bible resources available to more people for less money. Content that was previously available for purchase (the ESV Study Bible, the Preaching the Word commentary series, etc.) is now available on a low-cost subscription basis.*
Our goal is to make more trustworthy Bible resources available to more people for less money.
Of course, any content you already purchased will always remain unlocked in your account, regardless of whether or not you subscribe to any of the paid plans moving forward.
Our free plan is the plan that all users who have created an ESV.org account are automatically enrolled in, granting them access to a number of free tools and resources, including:
Full Text of the ESV Bible
The English Standard Version (ESV) is an essentially literal translation of the Bible in contemporary English. Created by a team of more than 100 leading evangelical scholars and pastors, the ESV Bible emphasizes word-for-word accuracy, literary excellence, and depth of meaning. Since its publication in 2001, the ESV Bible has gained wide acceptance and is used by church leaders, numerous denominations and organizations, and millions of individuals around the world.
ESV Global Study Bible
The ESV Global Study Bible is a one-volume study resource featuring introductions and timelines for each book of the Bible, 12,000 concise study notes, 14 articles, 900 Bible facts, 120 character profiles, and much more.
The Greek New Testament, Produced at Tyndale House, Cambridge
This scholarly edition of the Greek New Testament was created under the oversight of editors Dr. Dirk Jongkind (St. Edmund's College, University of Cambridge) and Dr. Peter Williams (Tyndale House, Cambridge). Boasting powerful yet easy-to-use features—including customizable Greek/English interlinears and detailed contextual, lexical, and parsing information for every Greek word—this robust digital resource makes it easy to dig into the biblical text.
Stream a professionally recorded audio reading of the biblical text right in your browser. Adjust the playback speed and auto-scroll settings via an easy-to-use settings menu.
Interactive Reading Plans
Start an interactive reading plan to help you make a habit out of reading the Bible every day. Choose from over a dozen plans, including M'Cheyne, the Truth Bible Memory Plan, the Daily Office Lectionary, Daily Light on the Daily Path, and more.
Record your own thoughts related to God's Word with personal notes tied to specific passages. All notes are automatically saved within your account, meaning you can always access your content from any browser.
For just $2.99 per month, users can subscribe to our basic plan and unlock access to a host of valuable study resources, including:
ESV Study Bible
Winner of the 2008 ECPA Book of the Year Award, the ESV Study Bible was designed to help you understand the Bible in a deeper way. Created by a diverse team of 95 leading Bible scholars and teachers—from 9 countries, nearly 20 denominations, and 50 seminaries, colleges, and universities—the ESV Study Bible features a wide array of study tools, making it a valuable resource for serious readers, students, and teachers of God’s Word.
ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible
Theology should, first and foremost, be rooted in God’s Word. The goal of the ESV Systematic Theology Study Bible is to demonstrate how all Christian doctrine arises from the pages of the Bible. Created to help readers understand how Scripture forms the basis for our understanding of God, humanity, sin, salvation, and eternity, this study Bible features over 400 short in-text doctrinal summaries connecting Christian beliefs to specific Bible passages, 25 longer articles explaining important theological topics in greater depth, and introductions to each book of the Bible that highlight the unique ways each book contributes to the whole of Christian theology. Created by an outstanding team of editors and 26 contributors, this resource has been created to help Christians better connect what they believe about God with the very words of Scripture.
Knowing the Bible Study Series
The interactive Knowing the Bible series is a resource designed to help Bible readers better understand and apply God’s Word. These 12-week studies lead participants through books of the Bible and are made up of 4 basic components: (1) reflection questions help readers engage the text at a deeper level; (2) “Gospel Glimpses” highlight the gospel of grace throughout the book; (3) “Whole-Bible Connections” show how any given passage connects to the Bible’s overarching story of redemption, culminating in Christ; and (4) “Theological Soundings” identify how historic orthodox doctrines are taught or reinforced throughout Scripture.
ESV Gospel Transformation Bible
The ESV Gospel Transformation Bible features all-new book introductions and gospel-illuminating notes written by a team of over 50 outstanding pastors and scholars. This specially prepared material outlines passage-by-passage God’s redemptive purposes of grace that echo all through Scripture and culminate in Christ. Focusing on heart transformation rather than mere behavior modification, their points of application emphasize the hows and whys of practical application to daily living—in short, how the gospel transforms us from the inside out.
ESV Men's Devotional Bible
With 365 theologically rich and gospel-centered devotions drawn directly from the Bible, the ESV Men's Devotional Bible was created under the editorial oversight of Dr. Sam Storms with contributions from over 50 Christian leaders. Introductions orient men to each book of the Bible, exploring its unique contribution to a man’s walk with God. Thoughtful and instructive articles address the importance of sound doctrine, life in the local church, leadership, the heart, calling, and a host of other relevant issues for today.
ESV Women's Devotional Bible
The ESV Women’s Devotional Bible features materials designed especially for women. The book introductions, character sketches of key figures, all-new daily devotions, and all-new articles have been written by both women and men. These contributors include professors, musicians, authors, counselors, homemakers, and conference speakers.
ESV Devotional Psalter
The Psalms are the only extended portion of Scripture written to God—they are prayers. As such, the Psalms are uniquely suited to foster communication with God, which is the purpose of this edition. The ESV Devotional Psalter pairs each of the 150 psalms with brand-new devotional content written by Dr. Dane Ortlund, guiding readers to thoughtfully interact with and pray through the Scriptures.
ESV Pastor's Bible
The ESV Pastor’s Bible was designed to help pastors draw wisdom from God’s Word for specific situations requiring pastoral care, such as baptisms, weddings, hospital visits, or funerals, featuring content written by pastors offering practical help for crafting a sermon, planning a special service, leading congregational prayer, conducting premarital counseling, visiting the sick, and resolving conflict within the church. Compiled under the guidance of seasoned pastors R. Kent Hughes and Douglas Sean O’Donnell, this is a great all-in-one resource for the on-the-ground pastor.
ESV Literary Study Bible
Combining thousands of insightful notes with the complete ESV Bible text, the ESV Literary Study Bible helps readers understand God's Word more fully, in all its richness and beauty. It highlights the Bible's storylines, complex characters, historical settings, literary genres, motifs, theological themes, imagery, and important terms, making the Bible come alive with greater clarity and impact. This one-of-a-kind study Bible is an indispensable tool for devotional reading and in-depth study.
ESV Student Study Bible
With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous other features—including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 Bible character profiles, and 15 topical articles. It also features a glossary of key terms, more than 80 maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive and content-rich student Bible available today.
Basic + Commentaries ($3.99/month)
For just $3.99 per month, users can subscribe to our basic + commentaries plan, which includes full access to all of the content included in the basic plan plus access to the entire Preaching the Word commentary series.
This ongoing, 36-volume commentary series was written by pastors for pastors, as well as for all who teach or study God’s Word. With pastor R. Kent Hughes as the series editor, each volume features an experienced pastor or teacher modeling expository preaching and practical application.
Regarding the Preaching the Word commentary series, J. I. Packer writes,
Throughout the Christian centuries, working pastors have been proving themselves to be the best of all Bible expositors. Kent Hughes stands in this great tradition, and his exciting expositions uphold it worthily.
*Supplemental study content not included in any subscription plan includes ESV GreekTools, ESV HebrewTools, and the ESV MacArthur Study Bible. However, these resources can still be purchased à la carte.
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