Release 2022.10: ESV Bible

Besides a native mobile app, the ESV has definitely been our most requested feature for Relight. We think a lot of existing users will be really excited, and we’re hoping it encourages a lot of people who previously weren’t interested in Relight to check it out.


  • Added the ESV to Relight
    • You can type esv and then a Bible text to look that verse up in the ESV. This will not change your default translation.
    • You can see and use the ESV in the library on the homepage. Using this will not change your default translation.
    • In the lightbulb icon on a given verse, you can see that verse in the ESV (similar to how the Read Greek Text or Read Hebrew Text links work). This can be useful for comparing the KJV/ESV on a given text. It does not change your default translation. If your default translation is the ESV, this link will change out for one that lets you read the verse in the KJV (again, for comparison).
    • You can go to settings and change your default translation to the ESV. When you do that, you’ll see the ESV pretty much everywhere on the site, including when you click on a verse reference to expand it. The only exception is in resources where the author is quoting the KJV (or another translation) specifically. That will remain a KJV quote.
  • Added a helper tooltip to help people discover the study options that are revealed when you tap the lightbulb icon.
    • This will show until it is closed, then it should never show on that device again.
    • We added this because we’ve been surprised that a small number of people never notice you can click/tap the lightbulb icon and have thought that Relight is just a reading app.
  • Fixed an issue where navigating to a specific verse in the omnibar sometimes would not scroll you to the verse properly.
  • Fixed an old bug on iPads without a hardware keyboard that was making the omnibar autocomplete list pop up after you navigated to a new location using the omnibar.
  • Fixed an old bug that was causing misalignment of the share button when studying commentaries.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the wrong chapter number to be displayed in the headings for Calvin’s Institutes.
  • Fixed issues with the site auto-scrolling you to the wrong location if you have study content opened.
  • Fixed an issue where we were accidentally saying the Hebrew Old Testament was from Scrivener.
  • Fixed a bug that occurred in some cases when sharing from Matthew Henry’s Commentary on the Westminster Shorter Catechism.
  • Fixed a number of layout issues.
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