How To: ESV Exhaustive Concordance

Thank you for your interest in the ESV Exhaustive Concordance!

A concordance offers precise lookups on specific words and shows you where those words appear throughout Scripture. The ESV Exhaustive Concordance is just that—exhaustive, including every biblical occurrence of nearly 14,000 different words—a total of more than 340,000 entries. 

In this Help article, we will help you learn how to use the ESV Exhaustive Concordance in your Bible app.

Option 1: Lookup

Open a Bible through the Library in the main window. Tap and hold a word and select 'Lookup' to perform a Lookup.


If there is an article in the ESV Exhaustive Concordance on that word, it will be listed in the pop-up window that appears after you tap 'Lookup'. 


After selecting the ESV Exhaustive Concordance entry from the Lookup window, you will see a list of the locations where this English word appears throughout the Bible. 


Following the excerpt of Bible text, the underlying Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek word will be listed. In this example, tap on "WITNESS-H2" to see the original Hebrew word that was used in this verse. The window that opens next looks like this:


Option 2: Resource Guide

In the Resource Guide, the 'Topics', 'People', and 'Places' categories will also allow you to access some of the entries in the ESV Exhaustive Concordance. With your preferred Bible translation open in the main window, select the green 'Open Study Center' tab.



If you select 'Browse Dictionary', there will be a search bar in the navigation that allows you to search for an entry by English word.


Ways to Purchase or Subscribe:

You can purchase the ESV Exhaustive Concordance resource on our website here.

The ESV Exhaustive Concordance is also included in our ESV Bible Study Pack! With a variety of resources, including maps, commentary and more, Study Packs are a great value for just $5.99/month. You can learn more and sign up on our website to start your 14-day free trial.

We hope this article has been helpful for you. If you have any further questions about using concordance in the app, please submit a ticket. We’ll be happy to help you!


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