e-Sword is a free bible study application written by one man (Rick Meyers). There are a number of bible study applications out there and I primarily use Logos, but e-Sword is a great resource – especially if you are financially constrained.

The software comes with a few study resources pre-installed but hundreds more are available for free (and some for purchase). To get you going, here are a few resources I’d recommend:

  • KJV/KJV+ (Included)
  • Treasury of Scriptural Knowledge Cross-References (Included)
  • English Standard Version (ESV/ESV+)
  • Lexham English Bible (LEB)
  • Adam Clarke’s Commentary on the Bible
  • Albert Barnes’ Notes on the Bible
  • David Guzik’s Enduring Word Commentary
  • Keil & Delitzsch’s Commentary on the Old Testament (this is an academic work)
  • Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Whole Bible
  • Robertson’s Word Pictures in the New Testament
  • Vincent’s Word Studies in the New Testament
  • Strong’s Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries (a concordance)
  • Brown-Driver-Briggs’ Hebrew Definitions (a concordance, similar to Strong’s)
  • Thayer’s Greek Dictionary (also a concordance, similar to Strong’s)
  • Easton’s Bible Dictionary