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The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword

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John MacArthur
Thomas Nelson

$29.99

4.5 Stars

The Best of John MacArthur's Bible Teaching in One Volume!

Bringing the same expositional skill and down-to-earth style to this one-volume commentary as he has to his best-selling multivolume New Testament set, John MacArthur offers a non-technical passage-by-passage examination of the whole Bible. It offers a broad overview of each Bible book and the internal consistency that results from having a single commentator. 

MacArthur's more than 35 years as a pastor and teacher have been characterized by a deep commitment to the truth of God's Word and its presentation in terms that people can understand and apply to their lives His credo of "Unleashing God's truth, one verse at a time" has never been more fully articulated than in this commentary. A crowning achievement from one of America's leading Bible teachers!

JOHN F. MACARTHUR pastors Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, and serves as president of the Master's College and Seminary. A well-known Bible expositor and conference speaker, he has written more than six dozen books, including the MacArthur New Testament Commentary series and the MacArthur Study Bible. He is the Bible teacher on Grace to You, an international radio broadcast.

The MacArthur Commentary Includes:
A short introduction covering author, date, time, and setting for each book of the Bible

Each introduction also includes discussion of God's character, how Christ is seen, key doctrines, key words, key people, and key Scripture passages that represent the "theme core" of each book of the Bible

Over 100 key word studies and numerous brief articles throughout


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The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword
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4 stars
My go to (8/31/2022)
Reviewed by (M Tanner, Gold canyon, Az, US) - My favorite commentary. Although I am not a Calvinist, I tend to agree with most of MacArthurs statements.

5 stars
(6/9/2022)
Reviewed by (Alan Endel, Hackleburg, AL, United States) - I enjoy this commentary. It's very easy to use with a quick learning curve.

5 stars
Excellent! (4/15/2022)
Reviewed by (Billy Bollinger, Nebo, North Carolina, United States) - This is an excellent resource for anyone who is a student of the word of God. This is one of my "go to" commentaries now.

5 stars
Product offers always worth while (4/9/2022)
Reviewed by (Jan Keyser, Westgate, Roodepoort, South Africa) -
I have come to love e-Sword as it is such a wonderful tool. Adding resources is relatively inexpensive and having it on my computer, which I use to prepare sermons, means that I only take my computer with me whenever I travel. And I really do use e-Sword much more than Logos!

5 stars
Great Product (3/24/2022)
Reviewed by (Roy Olorenshaw, Humboldt, Saskatchewan, Canada) - Of all the commentaries I have in esword, the MacArthur is the most pleasing to use. I am glad I bought it.

5 stars
MacArthur study notes (2/12/2022)
Reviewed by (Cheryl Kramer, Merritt Island, Florida, US) - The MacArthur study notes is very helpful in clarifying passages I am studying.

5 stars
(1/3/2022)
Reviewed by (Bob Hess, Jackson 95642, Ca, US) - It has become my number one commentary, sure glad I spent the money!

5 stars
Excellent Buy. (1/3/2022)
Reviewed by (Winston SONG, Los Angeles, CA, US) - Enjoying using Dr. MacArthur's commentaries along with e-Swords multiple versions of Scripture Texts. However, there are typos in this electronic version of MacArthur's Commentary.

5 stars
John MacArthur (10/2/2021)
Reviewed by (Jim Kelley, Taylors, SC, US) - One of the best commentaries on Scripture available

5 stars
Trusted Resource! (6/13/2021)
Reviewed by (John L., Ravenna, OH, United States) - I recommend this resource to all! John MacArthur has been used by God in unwaveringly faithful ministry for over 50 years. His understanding and teaching of the Word of God singularly marks him as the John Calvin of our age!

5 stars
Excellent Commentary (6/13/2021)
Reviewed by (Ervin Alexander, Orlando, Florida, US) - This is an awesome resource! John MacArthur is very detailed and careful either scriptures he uses in letting scripture interpret scripture. He provides a lot of scripture in doing so. It is so great to have this resource in e-Sword to have all those verses at your fingertips.

5 stars
Excellent Help (2/2/2021)
Reviewed by (Greg Blake, Scott Depot, WV, 25560) - I have found this text to be an excellent help. The 2040 pages are filled with clear doctrinal teachings, sound exegesis, along with great historical backgrounds of each book of the Bible. I recommend this as a "go to" text for us as preachers of the Gospel. I have a hard copy of this text but I also felt compelled to get it in electronic format as well. It find it a helpful edition to my electronic library, using it along side other texts in the e-sword package.

4 stars
Mr. (2/2/2021)
Reviewed by (Kelvin Yau, HungHom, Kowloon City Kowloon, Hong Kong) - Macarthur's bible commentary brought me many insights. When combined to use it with e-sword, it is very handy. You can not only view the paragraph commentary, but also the commentary for that particular verse.

3 stars
Sirevaag (12/8/2020)
Reviewed by (Inge Sirevaag, Sirevåg, Rogaland, Norway) - Helpful for my Study

5 stars
Commentary (11/11/2020)
Reviewed by (Wayne Runestrand, Bella Vista, AR, US) - Commentary is insightful and valuable resource. I don’t always agree with the interpretations and The back story are helpful to see what has happened to understand the Scriptures better.

5 stars
Excellent (11/11/2020)
Reviewed by (John Nail, Sedalia, MO, United States) - Excellent Bible Study resource.

5 stars
A must have for e-Sword (10/9/2020)
Reviewed by (Ron James, Slidell, Louisiana, US) - One of the best, if not the best, Christian commentator out there. A must have for your e-Sword.

5 stars
Classic Commentary at all walk of life (10/9/2020)
Reviewed by (Blasio Gonsalves, 55 Waye Avenue, London, England) - Exceptional helpful. I am having a hard copy since many years, but that was very heavy to carry when you travel. ESword software into smartphone and laptop made me so comfortable and I can carry all the different version of the Bible, Commentaries, Dictionaries, Maps etc anywhere I go and read, study even in public transport. I am glad now to have MacArthur Study Bible.

5 stars
Thorough (9/20/2020)
Reviewed by (Victoria Dillon, Titusville, Florida, USA) - I used to listen to John MacArthur when he had a radio Through the Bible series. I still love his style and detailed commentary. Glad to have it on my computer now.

5 stars
Good.. but not real deep (6/13/2020)
Reviewed by (Thomas Harner, Sedalia, MO, United States) - Has great incite on many verses. But is not has deep on each verse as i was expecting. But overall i do recommend. :)

5 stars
(11/24/2019)
Reviewed by (Stan J Vos, Branson, MISSOURI, United States) - I am very satisfied that I purchased the MacArthur commentary it is a great help to me in the things I am involved in. For example I do weekly Bible Studies with inmates by mail it helps me get good thoughts for them in the letter I need to write to each one. Actually the complete e-sword system has been a great help for me the past several years, I would be lost with out it, thank you so very much for providing a system that fits my budget. It is also a great help in my Sunday school class each Sunday so thanks again for a great system.

5 stars
Great Commentary (10/19/2019)
Reviewed by (GC Flowers, Albany, Georgia, United States) - John MacArthur is a favorite Bible teacher, and I'm excited to have his Bible Commentary available for my reading and studies while using e-Sword.

5 stars
SS Teacher (3/10/2019)
Reviewed by (Kevyn Hendsbee, Statham, Ga, US) - I enjoy E-Sword because of the easy use and the availability of many different commentaries and sources available in one location.

5 stars
(3/10/2019)
Reviewed by (Mark Reber, Topeka, Kansas, US) - Always have enjoyed John MacArthur's teaching and preaching materials. Direct and to the point. Very easy to understand the way he explains it.

5 stars
Best of the best (3/10/2019)
Reviewed by (Samy Bouchahine, Al Koura, Lebanon, Lebanon) - Best overall commentary

4 stars
MacArthur Bible Commentary (3/10/2019)
Reviewed by (Roy G, GV, AZ, US) - Hi to all my beloved brethren. I have been In fellowship with God for about 10 years and spend time daily with Him and His Word and Spirit. I have used e-sword as one of my resources for studying God’s Holy Word. With regard to MacArthur’s Bible Commentary in the app, it is only a lightly covered Commentary because it was designed for some of us who don’t want exhaustive studying of God and His Word but still want to better understand God and His Word. I enjoy the exhaustive in-depth studying myself. I consider MacArthur, or Pastor John MacArthur, as a wise teacher and pastor (over 40 years) and brother in Jesus Christ. He is is also the opresident of Masters Seminary. He has a complete, thorough, accurate, exhaustive Bible Commentary Series available for several hundred dollars. I am confident that along with God’s Holy Spirit and prayer and meditation on God’s Word, God has used Pastor John MacArthur to teach and preach well to us in this generation. Thank You LORD God for making Your Word so redibly available to us through those whom work hard in You to make it so. Roy G

4 stars
good (3/10/2019)
Reviewed by (Ingrid Wirsche, Kelowna, BC, Canada) - it's a good commentary

3 stars
Moderately Satisfied (10/30/2018)
Reviewed by (Ronald C. Baker, Headland, Al, US) - Not as much commentary as I was expecting, I guess my expectation were to high for I truly respect his thoughtful analysis of scripture texts. The comments were too concise and at times inconclusive for sermon prep. It's not unusable but not what I expected. Thank You! Almost all of my downloads from you have been extremely useful over the years in my Pastoral ministry, Thank You again! In Christ Ronald C. Baker

4 stars
Good (4/16/2018)
Reviewed by (Curtis Greenwood, Blackville, NB, Canada) - The MacArthur Bible commentary is good for what it is designed for. By no means however, is it exegetically exhaustive.For a one volume commentary on the whole Bible you can't expect detailed explanations. Nevertheless, MacArthur is a faithful expositor and always worth consulting.

5 stars
(4/16/2018)
Reviewed by (Ryan Buenavides, Navotas, NCR, Philippines) - One of the best commentaries of all time, when i was starting as a pastor this verse by verse unleashing Gods truth of john’s sermon notes helped me understand Gods word very clear, now with esword i have easy access everywhere i go to study Gods word , highly recommended in deed

5 stars
Great Commentary (4/16/2018)
Reviewed by (Dale Dukes, Jackson, MS, US) - I already owned the NASB John MacArthur study bible, one that was recommended to me by an associate pastor from church. I liked it so much I thought I would really like to add this to my e-Sword bible. So I searched sStudySource and found it. I am so glad I did. Now I can read the commentary alongside the bible and I get to paste the comments into my notes. Blessings, Dale

5 stars
convenience of electronics (4/16/2018)
Reviewed by (jim fisher, phoenix, az, US) - I use this commentary along with several others as I prepare for my bible study group. I also use it as we discuss different passages and how they might apply to us today. The MacArthur commentary gives me a very good perspective on what the writer was trying to say with a lot of depth that can not always be easily found in one resource. He is practical and insightful with his writing and that helps give us a better understanding of what was being said at the time and why, while providing us with a framework for effective discussion of where we are today.

5 stars
Sterling (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Sterling Daley, El Dorado Hills, CA, United States) - e-sword is fantastic!!!!! Really like the MacArthur commentary. I have used his written study bible for years and it's great to have it as part of my e-sword package.

5 stars
Cristal Clear (7/1/2017)
Reviewed by (Mervin Montefalcon, Cagayan de oro, Misamis Oriental, Phil) - To GOD BE THE GLORY!

5 stars
good commentary (2/9/2017)
Reviewed by (Donn Booher, Sanford, FL., US) - So far a am enjoying this commentary greatly. Right on target and easy to read with scripture references to back up his thoughts.

5 stars
One of the Best Commentaries Out There (2/9/2017)
Reviewed by (Mark Cole, Catoosa, Oklahoma, US) - Who said it, who did they say it to, and how did the hearers understand what was being said, are three questions that should be understood when reading the bible. John answers these questions along with what was the author addressing with his writing. If you want to get a good grasp on the bible, add this to your collection. It's worth every nickel.

5 stars
Very helkpful (12/23/2016)
Reviewed by (Kevin White, Brisbane, QUEENSLAND, Australia) - Clear and to the point. Very insightfulo.

3 stars
FACTUAL BUT DULL (9/6/2016)
Reviewed by (John Nelson, Rochester, NY, US) - MacArthur is conservative but, as regards touching the heart, is at the other end of the spectrum where the likes of F.B. Meyer and Ray Stedman rest. Those new to the Bible and looking for a (mostly) complete work might find Believer's Bible Commentary or David Guzik more welcoming.

5 stars
Brilliant resource (8/7/2016)
Reviewed by (Debbie Kitshoff, Invercargill, New Zealand, New Zealand) - This is a fabulous resource. John MacArthur goes to great lengths to give a well rounded explanation on the scripture at hand, cross referencing it regularly and giving lots of background information. His knowledge of the scriptures and their context is astounding. I will probably replace all my other commentaries with this one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

5 stars
Excellent Commentary (8/7/2016)
Reviewed by (Lynette Fowlston, Paris, TN, 38242) - I was so glad to see that they had the MacArthur Bible Commentary for E Sword. I have his commentary here at home and use it all the time, but really is to large to carry to my women's bible study that I lead. and since we study out of his lesson books, what better thing to have than his commentary also to go along with the studies. I really like the way he lays each verse out and not just a line or two on the subject. If you are looking for a good commentary I would recommend MacArthur Bible Commentary.

5 stars
Mrs (10/20/2015)
Reviewed by (Elna Botha, Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa) - Fantastic resource for every reader.

5 stars
(7/3/2015)
Reviewed by (RUFUS CHAFEN, ELGIN, ILL., UNITED STATE) - I LIKE HIS COMBINE OF HISTORY, AND SCRIPTURES BREAK DOWN WITH OTHER VERSES VERY EASY UNDERSTANDING, AND EXPLAINING OF THE BIBLE. P.S. HE A VERY GOOD TEACHER!

5 stars
Very good resource (6/2/2015)
Reviewed by (Ram Vandereay, Handan, Hebei, China) - Another great addition. I live in China where the availability of products for one to study the word of God is VERY limited, as always I find the sources for e-sword to be of the greatest importance. If you're reading this comment please think about how fortunate you may be to live in a country where you can access the word of God without restrictions.

3 stars
(6/2/2015)
Reviewed by (Charles Treadwell, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA) - I have enjoyed eSword very much. Have used it continually with sermons. Concerning The MacArthur Bible Comentary, I was not impressed. I have his larger commentary set and found that it is very impressive.

5 stars
Concise and insightful (1/21/2015)
Reviewed by (James Mathew, Boise, ID, US) - I found this commentary most useful and am using it extensively to prepare for my Sunday School classes

5 stars
Padre says get it! (1/21/2015)
Reviewed by (Just Steve, Monroe, WA, US) - It is well worth the $ as it is a clear and concise and to the point commentary.

5 stars
Learning to use... (10/19/2014)
Reviewed by (Carol Fletcher, Tyler, TX, US) - Learning to use an iPhone and downloading App's has been an experience at my age. But it is nothing compared to what I am learning with using the App for e-Sword, and the MacArthur Bible Commentary. I am so glad I also have the NirV on my phone. Great tools for instant access, wherever I happen to be. I encourage everyone to take the steps to learn these great Bible Study tools!!!

4 stars
Very useful (10/9/2014)
Reviewed by (Mike Lathim, Redmond, Washington, US) - I found this be very handy when reading a passage of scripture that I was not sure about what it was saying. It made the understanding easier.

5 stars
One of 3 best commentaries on ESword (8/12/2014)
Reviewed by (James Lishman, Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa) - Combining McArthur, Jon Courson and Wiersbe was the ultimate key to understanding the wonder of the Bible - I could not study effectively without these indispensable tools

5 stars
Great Commentary! (7/31/2014)
Reviewed by (Ted Velat, Wimberley, Texas, United States) - Great Bible commentary that you would expect from MacArthur. Easily understandable and succinct. Great addition to my Bible study tools!

5 stars
MacArthur Commentary ROCKS! (5/11/2014)
Reviewed by (Chuck Starr, Lowell, NC, US) - I've used Spurgeon and Henry for commentary notes for years--and will continue using them. But I needed a contemporary source for my personal Bible studies and the studies I share with others. MacArthur's Commentary fits my needs perfectly. I like the brevity of the comments and the cross referencing that he provides. His insights are very refreshing. I normally will try to put his thoughts in my own words, but sometimes I can't help but copy and paste word for word. Having an e-copy of the commentary allows me more time in my study. As a whole e-sword has been my constant companion for years. I even take it with me on mission trips to Honduras. I "never leave home without it."

5 stars
Excellent Dispensationalist commentary (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Jason Blum, Springfield, MO, US) - I've been a fan of John MacArthur's commentary for years. He presents a very fundamental commentary with a dispensationalist perspective. It's not as wordy as some other commentaries I've used, but that only because he focuses on established facts rather than opinion.

5 stars
Good Commentary (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Enoch Daniell, Fayetteville, GA, US) - I have several commentaries but my preference is McArthur. Some commentaries are too long, go into too much detail, etc. McArthur is very concise giving only essential information. I use it primarily.

5 stars
Incredible Resource (4/15/2014)
Reviewed by (Francis Mtema, Francistown, North East, Botswana) - My understanding of the bible has been greatly enhanced by the Commentary. The fact that a bible verse and the commentary appear automatically on the same screen makes the application very user friendly.

2 stars
Disappointed (12/19/2013)
Reviewed by (Ralph Brumbaugh, York, Nebraska, United States) - I have the MacArthur Study bible and I find this title adds little if anything to the study bible. It only gives a brief summary of a series of verses which if one already owns the study bible is of little further help.

5 stars
MacArthur Bible Commentary (8/18/2013)
Reviewed by (john shaffer, fruit cove, fl, usa) - e-word is far and away the best and the commentaries are no different. nothing but the best and easy to study the bible - i use it on my ipad iphone and PC - LOVE IT

5 stars
(5/14/2013)
Reviewed by (Marvin James, Amelia, Va, US) - I have a bible that is a commentary bible of his so I was pleased to be able to get it on my i-pad since I now use it the majority of the time. The flexability of the e-sword program makes it my bible study source 95% of the time.

4 stars
Great addition to my e-library (4/30/2013)
Reviewed by (Terry Slone, BIRMINGHAM, AL - Alabama, US) - I recently purchased the MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Study and have been very pleased with my purchase. I enjoy reading John MacArthur's works and am glad e-Study made this commentary available. I would love to have MacArthur's expanded study notes but I understood that this a condensed product before I purchased it. I absolutely love e-Study! I am a Sunday School teacher and use e-Study in preparation for my lessons each week. Thanks for providing this helpful tool! May God bless your ministry!

4 stars
(4/13/2013)
Reviewed by (Robert Clinton, Perry, MI, US) - Great tool for preparing Sunday School lessons and short devotionals. Chapter summaries would be helpful (hence the four stars instead of five).

3 stars
Slightly disappointed (4/2/2013)
Reviewed by (Jim Lagnese, Hennrietta, N.Y., USA.) - Some what helpful, not as good as I'd hoped.

5 stars
Great Resourse (4/2/2013)
Reviewed by (Jim Walker, Alcolu, SC, US) - MacArthur always provides an excellent commentary on scripture.

3 stars
Please change the name! (12/1/2012)
Reviewed by (Mark Van Swol, Hodges, SC, USA) - I agree with many comments that the notes are good. I think that the name commentary makes you think there is going to be more than just one or two lines on each passage. E-sword is a great tool and I appreciate it very much. MacArthur is a great teacher and I appreciate him very much too. However, I would change the name to Bible Study Notes.

5 stars
Similar to the real study bible (12/1/2012)
Reviewed by (everett bruce, greensboro, nc, usa) - My old MacArthur study bible has fallen to shreds from years of use so I was ecstatic when I saw that I could add it to the e-sword. His commentary is basic and he doesn't tear into some of the verses that I would have sunk my teeth into. But its good to look down and every now and then and know that you didn't misinterpret something.

4 stars
Satisfying Product! (10/12/2012)
Reviewed by (Jarkko Tuokkola, Oulu, Oulun laani, Finland) - I'm satisfied! Lucid Christian interpretation of almost every verse of the Holy Bible!

2 stars
Disappointed (10/4/2012)
Reviewed by (shelton young, sumter, SC, US) - I am a big fan of John McArthur's expositional bible teaching, but I am so disappointed in his commentary. It appears to be incomplete and was rushed to publication even though I know he worked years on the product.

5 stars
Excellent Bible Commentary (8/16/2012)
Reviewed by (James Patterson, Enfield, Middlesex, United KIngdom) - As a Minister, broadcaster on Radio and Television, I have gained much personal help for many years from the Bible Teaching Ministry of John MacArthur, thorugh his books and Radio Broadcasts. I am delighted to now have his excellent Bible Commentary on my PC as part of the excellent e-Sword study resources. It is easy to use and is such a help to me. Thanks sincerely for making the resource available.

4 stars
(8/10/2012)
Reviewed by (Jennifer Batson, Floresville, Texas, USA) - The commentary is helpful in understanding the scripture as a whole as well as individual verses. It also gives history which is helpful in learning about the people and their cultural. Which in turn one can relate it to today's life styles and situations. I find the commentary to be very helpful!

5 stars
Feedback (7/16/2012)
Reviewed by (Johann North, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa) -

e-Sword is by far the best program I have ever used. It is so much more than just an electronic bible. The ability to plug in different types of modules is fantastic. I purchsed the MacArthur commentary and the NKJV bible which are my prefered sources. I never use my print editions any more and the productivity gains of an electronic version are substantial.


5 stars
I'm well pleased with "e-Sword" (7/16/2012)
Reviewed by (Dayeton Larson, Elliot Lake, Ontario, Canada) -

I've had e-Sword pretty well since its' beginning, among many "other" Bible study programs, tools, etc... The price I've paid for them total many hundreds of dollars that have caused me much grief since upgrading from DOS, Windows3.1, ~ finally Windows 7. I've had to drop those other Bible programs and just declare them as a loss, or a "support for their ministries" and I've set my desires on e-Sword only. Yes, I'm very well pleased with e-Sword and the support that is there, and I do hope and pray that it continnues.


5 stars
macarthur commentary (5/30/2012)
Reviewed by (randy madon, crewe, va, US) - it is what it is. the notes from the study bible. short to the point with meat on most verses.

5 stars
The MacArthur Bible Commentary (5/30/2012)
Reviewed by (Stephen Bowman, Waterford, CA, US) - Always very good

5 stars
Good Resource! (5/14/2012)
Reviewed by (Filipe Teixeira, Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal) - Good Resource!

5 stars
Good Addition To My Library (5/10/2012)
Reviewed by (DebbieLynne Kespert, Randolph, Massachusetts, US) - This commentary mirrors the MacArthur Study Bible notes rather than being an extensive commentary, and I purchased it with that understanding. It compliments the other commentaries I use very well.

5 stars
(5/10/2012)
Reviewed by (PAPADATOS ARISTOTLE, Athens, Attiki, Greece) - THE MOST EXCELLENT COMENTARY!!

4 stars
Very good commentary (5/1/2012)
Reviewed by (Marco Castro, Kansas City,, MO., US) - This is a very good tool for bible study. I really like it.

5 stars
Great Commentary, But.... (3/17/2012)
Reviewed by (Arlie Edwards, Wills Point, Texas, US) -

I happen to think John MacArthur is the best conservative Christian source available today and therefore I give the commentary 5 stars.


5 stars
(2/28/2012)
Reviewed by (Ray Payne, Schroon Lake, NY, USA) - Just in a few words, so glad to see this item online with eSword/eStudySource because it has been an most valuable Bible study tool for some time ... thank you for making this possible!

4 stars
(2/28/2012)
Reviewed by (Roger LaValla, Metamora, Mi, US) - Very helpfull with my bible studies, a very direct look.

3 stars
Great Product, Though Not Quite What I Expected (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Jonathan Hamilton, Atlantic Mine, MI, US) - Great commentary, very much enjoy MacArthur. However, I did not realize it was simply the study bible notes in e-form. I thought it would be more in depth than my study Bible notes, and was a bit disappointed to simply have the notes I already have in study Bible form digitized. Wish the description would have been a little more clear on the product, but it may prove helpful in the future to have the study Bible notes in e-form.

5 stars
Great starter Commentary (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Leandro Chico, Greenfield, Wisconsin, US) - The MacArthur Commentary is a good starter commentary. It is basic in its format and it does not go in-depth into any given text. With that said, MacArthur covers the entire Bible in this commentary providing a thorough pastoral and doctrinal commentary on the Bible. This commentary will not replace the necessary dictionaries for original languages but I still give it a 5-star review because MacArthur is right-on in his interpretation of the text and this commentary is meant to be more of a Bible Study notes aid than a full in-depth commentary.

3 stars
MacArthur critical review (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (John Floyd, Meridian, MS, USA) -

While I truly respect and admire Mr. MacArthur as a teacher and while I am pretty sure his book commentary is excellent as a book, it does not to be so strong and helpful here with all the other commentarys. I am used to more information (like Henry)and MacArthur is light and brief, not going deep in most references. Also, others have active scripture vers links to bring up the wording of the scripture being studied and Mac's does not (that I see). Sorry to less than elated... Blessings, with humility. PS I give eSward a 5-STAR rating and love it as my preferred study tool.


5 stars
Nice complementary review (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Jay W, El Granada, CA, US) - This is a nice complement to other commentaries you might have. It has definitions and explanations, as well as the commentary. It brings a nice balance to a collection of commentaries. I would say it's a 'must' for any commentary collection.

5 stars
MacArthur Commentary (2/15/2012)
Reviewed by (Mike Smith, Old Hickory, TN, US) - This is an excellent abbreviated commentary when you just want a quick explanation of a passage and the book intros are very well done. Hopefully MacArthur's full commentary series will be made available for e-Sword someday.

5 stars
John MacArthur Commentaries (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Angel Dideles, Union City, California, US) - e-sword is the best tool in learning God's word and how to share it to others. I highly recommend e-sword to friends as part of their spiritual growth and maturity to the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 stars
big help (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Vauughn Van Liew, LaPaz, Bolivia, bolivia) - Good deal/easy down load/great study help, it would be nice if the verse connection showed up all at one time in the chapter heading

4 stars
MacArthur Bible Notes (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Michael Oakes, Redcar, Cleveland, England) -

I've just had this e-sword commentary for a week, and it appears to be the same as MacArthur Notes that are added to the MacArthur Study Bible. The benefit of the commentary on e-sword is the ease of copying and pasting into your own study & topic Notes.


3 stars
A good lite snack (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Steve Davis, Atlanta, GA, US) - The MacArthur commentary provides some basic clarification (1-2 lines) on most verses but is not very in-depth. Good if you are looking for very simple commentary but may leave you hungry if you have a big appetite for The Word.

5 stars
The MacArthur Bible Commentary for e-Sword PC (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Kevin Breitbarth, Brimfield, Il, US) -

The MacArthur Commentary is an excellent resource for those who want a single text commentary of the entire Bible. One must understand that this is not an exhaustive commentary nor was it intended to be, it was designed to be a paired down version of his complete commentary set which can cost near $500 dollars. This commentary hits most points but does not go as indepth so that MacArthur can provide his wisdom and insight within a single text commentary.
As with all MacArthur writings you will find that this commentary is that is written from a conservative Reformed Theology Christian viewpoint, which is why I purchased it. I have used this commentary to increase my knowledge, to develop Sunday school presentations, as well as using it for sermon during my preparation.
I originally owned the hardback copy of MacArthur's Commentary but I had to re-purchase the E-book version because I gave away my original copy to a Hispanic migrant worker that I had befriended, and through the power of the Holy Spirit, led to Christ. He had so many questions, and many frustrations, because of the differences between the English and Spanish languages. My migrant ffriend was bipolar and Satan also used that to confuse and discourage him from studying God's word. By using the MacArthur Commentary I was able to confirm my answers to him by showing him MacArthur's comments on the issue. My Hispanic friend was a very intelligent person and asked very deep and extremely well thought out questions. Having John MacArthur's commentary available to use was a literal godsend to answering his deep questions. Prior to my friend returning to Mexico after the canning season was over I gave him my hardback copy so that he would have conservative Biblical answers to his many probing questions.
I liked the fact that I was able to purchase the commentary while it was on sale from eStudySource. It was much cheaper than purchasing the hardback and lugging it around with me everywhere I go as much of my preparation is done outside an office. 
I gave the John MacArthur Commentary five stars because it was exactly what it proclaimed to be...an excellent conservative Reformed Theology single text commentary that will build your Christian knowledge and assist you with anything from simple Bible study to sermon preparation.
May God bless you in your Christian walk and work.


4 stars
Not as full as I had hoped (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Ivana Rix, Vienna, Va, US) - MacArthur is always very sound, but I was a bit disappointed in that the verse comments were somewhat sparse. So far when I looked for further insight and explanation I did not find it. But up to now I have only tested it in Matthew. That's why we use a number of commentaries.

4 stars
MacArthur Bible Commentary (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Barry Wilson, Fairfield, Ohio, US) - I am a pastor and E Sword has become incredibly valuable to me as I prepare for sermons or Bible Study groups. It has literally cut my preparation time by as much as 1/3 of the time due to the ease of finding the resources, Bible verses, and commentary that is needed in preparation. That may not sound like much to some, but when you are preparing for 2 sermons, 2 Bible study classes, and the occasional guest speaker appearance, all on a weekly basis, that amounts to hours of available time to do other pastoral duties. Thank you for providing this valuable resource.

5 stars
Excellent Resource (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Chuck Kohl, Ludlow, IL, US) - A valuable study resource!

3 stars
Not as thorough as I hoped (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Mark Cain, GREENWOOD, Delaware, US) - I work at Bible translation for a tribal group of people in Colombia, S.A. I have heard McArthur's teaching so thought his commentary would be just as in depth. I have found it to be shallow to me, so the buy was a disappointment.

5 stars
McArthur commentary (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Ulises Rodas, North Las Vegas, Nevada, US) - Very good addition to my esword.

5 stars
Thanks (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (David Bernhardt, Coleman, Florida, US) -

I was well pleased so far. My pastor has the book it is thick, meaning their is a lot of wisdom in God word. Thank you for doing it for computer and e -sword.


5 stars
Very Helpful Commentary (2/13/2012)
Reviewed by (Roger Johnson, Oak Ridge, TENNESSEE, US) - I have over 40 Bible commentaries loaded into e-Sword and I find that I use the MacArthur commentary literally every day along with Bible Knowledge Commentary. John MacArthur is more concise than most.

5 stars
Best Commentary Available (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Ryan Pitt, Wallingford, CT, US) - This Bible commentary is truly the best I have used. Excellent exposition of the texts which really helps to understand and link Biblical truths. Highly recommended!

2 stars
not that good (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Thomas Wlassak, Fortaleza, CEARÁ, Brasil) - I have at home the english, spanish and portuguese version of Mc Arthur Bible. The eletronic version seems to be shortened, not verse-by-verse organized.

4 stars
LD Noland comments (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Larry Noland, Taylorsville, Kentucky, United States) - very satisfied with the commentary

5 stars
e-Sword is Simply the Best (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Mark Ryburn, Charlotte, NC, US) - I have 3 other Bible sofware programs on my PC, but e-Sword is the one I go to first and the one I use the most. It's also the easiest to use. I have benefitted greatly from the notes in the MacArthur Study Bible and am thankful to have his notes on my PC. e-Sword gives me those notes in an affordable, easy to download format.

4 stars
Concise help (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Roger Myers, Hollidaysburg, PA, US) - This is a brief set of notes and is very helpful for quick reference. Provides helpful linguistic observations, brief background notes, and some cross references. Not all verses contain notes. It is not a detailed commentary such as Dr. MacArthur's printed commentaries. Nevertheless, it is a fine addition to the e-Sword Bible study library.

5 stars
MacArthur Bible Commentary (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Philip Carey, Overland Park, KS, US) - Great commentary to add to my library by a great Bible expositor. I throughly enjoy his notes and insights. I highly recommend it for any student of the Bible.

5 stars
Straightforward (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (William Pinkerton, Escondido, CA, US) - The commentary is easy to read and yet goes into depth on scripture. Also it has a lot of cross references which is great. Over all it is of great help even to the every day lay person.

5 stars
High Value Addition to Your eLibrary (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Stephen Hill, Charlottesville, VA, USA) - What a wonderful, cost-effective addition to your Bible study library! McArthur doesn't mince words, and it's always nice to read commentary written in modern day English.

5 stars
Succinct Study Guide (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Neil Crawford, Palmerston North, Manawatu, New Zealand) - The John MacArthur commentary has proved to be a very useful study guide. I respect John MacArthur’s lifetime of study and devotion to the Word of God. His succinct outlines and easily understood explanations have been just what I needed to confirm or clarify matters when required. I am certainly delighted that I purchased this addition to my e-Sword program.

5 stars
MacArthur Bible Commentary (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Lou Ella Dryer, Payson, Arizona, United States) - I use E-Sword more than any other Bible help on the internet. When I saw that E-Sword had John MacArthur's Bible Commentary on E-Sword I did not need to hesitate to get it. I am very excited to have it with all the others. I will probably go to his first since I believe he is a very good Spiritual teacher and right on. Thank you, E-Sword.

5 stars
An Essential Study Tool (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Rob Farr, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia) - I have been waiting for this commentary to become available in electronic form and I was delighted to find it on e-Sword. Dr MacArthur is a highly-respected Biblical scholar, and his works are always worth consulting in sermon preparation and Bible study. It is an absolutely invaluable study resource and I would highly recommend it to all, especially in this easy-to-use electronic form. Thanks so much for a wonderful addition to my e-Sword library.

5 stars
One of the Best Bible Commentaries (2/7/2012)
Reviewed by (Tara Green, Matthews, NC, US) -

Praise God that e-sword now offers John MacArthur's commentary on the Bible! I have been blessed by the MacArthur study Bible and now it is available within e-sword. Can't wait to study the Bible and get MacArthur's extensive study notes with the wealth of spiritual and Biblical information just a click away. Thank you eStudySource!


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