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Home > Information > Help Pages > Search Methods

Fast and Easy Search Methods

Click Here for the "Guide to Book Abbreviations."

You may turn off "Include Resources" by unchecking the box. The default setting automatically lists, in the right column, all resource entries matching your query.

Find exact chapters and/or verses by typing the book, chapter, and/or verse in the box and selecting the Bible version you want from the pop-up menu. (When searching by chapter and verse, the default setting automatically includes hyperlinks to all resource listed under that verse. To turn off these references, uncheck the box next to "Include Resources". This will display the chapter in a more reading friendly format.)

Example: John 3:16 or John 3 for the whole chapter

Alternately, you can have a verse spread by using hyphens and commas between the verse numbers.

Example: John 3:15-17 or John 3:15,16,17
Find verses containing an exact phrase by enclosing it in quotation marks.
Example: "for God so loved the world"
Find verses containing two or three words you want by adding AND (in capital letters) between the words.
Example: Christ AND mercy
Find verses with either of two words you want by adding OR (in capital letters) between the words.
Example: mercy OR grace
Find verses with one word but not another word by adding NOT (in capital letters) between the words.
Example: holy NOT spirit
Additional Notes:

You can search for up to three words or phrases with the modifiers AND, OR, NOT. However, you must use the boolean hierarchy of not using AND after using OR or NOT.

To refine your results, click "search within results" after performing a search, and search for additional words or phrases. This will limit the search to your previous results.


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