For years, we’ve offered Greek-English interlinears in the app. And for years, we’ve wanted to offer Hebrew-English interlinears. But a few things were stopping us… until recently.

So take a seat and prepare yourself. Here is a look inside the long-awaited ESV Hebrew-English Interlinear for Olive Tree.


Hebrew English Interlinear

Olive Tree’s ESV Hebrew-English Interlinear Old Testament text follows the order of the Hebrew Bible: Westminster Leningrad Codex, but provides English glosses based on the ESV translation for the same verse. Since the ESV provides a mostly word-for-word rendering of the text, many words in the Hebrew text will have a corresponding gloss from the ESV.

This allows readers to see how the Hebrew text and the English translation line up on a word-by-word basis.


The Hebrew Bible: Westminster Leningrad Codex is a project of the Groves Center based on the Leningrad Codex, Firkovich B19A, residing in the Russian National Library. The Leningrad Codex is the oldest, complete manuscript of the Hebrew Bible, dated to around 1008 AD. It serves as the basis for the Biblia Hebraica Stuttgartensia (BHS).  

The translators of the English Standard Version have attempted to write what is, as much as possible, a “word for word” rendering of the text. The translators view their work as a continuation in a long line of solid, true, and beautiful English versions of the Bible, beginning with the New Testament of William Tyndale in 1526. They have labored to preserve the enduring language of their predecessors in a Bible version that is true to every God-breathed word of Scripture.  


The ESV Hebrew-English Interlinear Old Testament gives you in-depth study tools at your fingertips. The Hebrew text on the top line is matched with a basic English translation and the related Strong’s number below. The ESV Bible verse is then shown in its entirety with embedded Strong’s links. This layout will enable you to quickly understand translator decisions by comparing the Hebrew to the ESV translation.  

ESV Hebrew English Interlinear Strong's number


There will be times where the Strong’s definition just isn’t enough. If you have other dictionaries in your library, we’ve made it super easy to access them while looking at the interlinear. Here’s how!

ESV Hebrew English Interlinear dictionary GIF

It’s hard to imagine ever using paper resources to do this kind of study ever again.


Ready to start reading the ESV Hebrew-English Interlinear? Get it today on our website.


  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ve been waiting for this so long. I’m so happy it’s finally here.

  2. Thank you SO MUCH for offering this resource! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time. It undoubtedly took much effort to integrate into the platform, and we appreciate it! Blessings…

  3. Now you need to enable us to print what we have read and studied.

  4. I just bought this; it’s a great resource but it crashes quite a bit on the Likebook Mars Android device I’m using… I hope the bugs can be worked out!

    • Cierra Loux Reply

      Yes! We are working on an update for that bug. It is happening specifically with Android. Thanks for your patience!

        • Incidentally, to anyone who may be curious, Olive Tree is working awesomely now on the Likebook Mars! It’s great to be able to switch between The Bible and Microsoft Word without using a computer; the e-ink screen is a real delight to study on!

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