Have you ever wanted to be able to search a specific word or topic in your Bible to see everything it has to say on the subject? Doing this with a physical Bible could be extremely cumbersome and slow. With WORDsearch‘s searching tool, you can easily find every verse that mentions whatever word or phrase you choose to search. This can be a great help when creating sermons and lessons, or even just in your everyday study. Today’s quick tip will walk you through searching a word in a Bible and how you can quickly copy every occurrence into a word processor.
First, open the book that you would like to search, such as a Bible. For our example, we’ll open the KJV.
Then, open the Search window by clicking on the Search icon that looks like a magnifying glass. It is also the first tool on the main toolbar in the upper left hand corner of your desktop.
Once you click on it, it will open a Search box.
Type in the word you would like to find in the Search box. For example, love.
In the middle of the search window, find the underlined words Select All Open Books and click there once to select the book (or books) to be searched.
Click on the Search button at the bottom of the window to activate the tool.
A Search Results Window will open with a list of verses or sections.
Use the blue + sign or blue – sign in the top middle part of the Search Results window to expand or collapse your results.
Click on the verse reference or words underlined in blue to open the Bible or book to that section.
You can also copy part or all of your results by checking the small box that appears at the beginning of each result or row.
Then click on the Copy button and text is placed in the clipboard.
Open a word processor, like Microsoft Word, and paste in the text.
All the verses you checked to copy will paste into your Word document.
In our example so far, we searched one word in one Bible, but you can search the same term in multiple books as well. If you go back to the Search box, you will see a list of your library.
For example, if you wanted to search love again, but this time in all the theology books in your library, you can check that category on your list. You can select whatever category you want, or you can even select specific books that you would like to see results from.
When you click Search, it will pop up all the results as we saw before, but with the different books’ mentions of love also listed along with the KJV.
Another tip: If you click on the WORDgraph tab on your results box, WORDsearch will show you a graph of how many times the word you searched for appears in each Bible book. Pretty cool!
Searching your library in WORDsearch for specific words is fast, easy and super helpful. How does this feature help you in your study or preparation?