The Parallel Bible window is the best way to compare multiple Bible translations. Comparing different translations can help you understand word and verse meanings, see the differences in the Hebrew and Greek interpretations, and get a better understanding of the Bible.
In WORDsearch you can:
- Select any number of translations in the order you prefer
- Display the translations in rows or columns
- Reopen the window after closing back to your same translations
- Search the Bibles directly from within the Parallel Window itself.
Needless to say, the Parallel Bible window is a powerful research tool.
First, here’s a rundown of what each icon on the Parallel Bible window will do.
Using the Book/Chapter/Verse Navigation box, you can change the book, chapter, or verse displayed in your Parallel Bible window
Click to go to the beginning of the previous chapter in the Bible or the beginning of the next chapter in the Bible.
Click to add a new translation.
Click to toggle between displaying the verses in rows and columns.
Use this to search all Bibles in the Parallel window. Results will be shown with matches in red.
Use these buttons to control minimum column width.
Use these buttons to swap between displaying normal Bible text, search result verses only, and search results in context (result rows with additional scripture before and after).
Link with other Scripture-Based Books button
The Link with other Scripture-Based Books button will synchronize one book to another.
Clicking this button will make the Parallel window the recipient of all scripture hyperlinks.
Now that we’ve got the buttons down, how do we arrange the translations?
You can control the order that translations appear in two ways. The first method is to use the Add Translation dialog box:
Select a Bible in the list on the right side of the window and click the Up or Down buttons to change its position in the list. The translation at the start of the list will be the first shown in the window.
The second way to reorder translations is by using drag-drop. Click in the header area to the right of any translation abbreviation, hold down the mouse button, and drag it to the new desired position, and release the mouse.