Quick Tip – Strong’s Searching


Strong’s Numbers were prepared by Dr. James Strong and a team of scholars for over 35 years. With the numbering system tied to a particular word in English, the average lay-person can easily study the meanings of the Greek and Hebrew words. First published in 1890, this tool is still used today by pastors, scholars and laymen alike for nearly a century. They have become the standard for identifying  words linked to the original Greek and Hebrew words.

One of the great features in WORDsearch is the ability to easily access Strong’s Numbers from an open King James Bible (KJV), Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), English Standard Version (ESV), or New American Standard Bible (NASB). You also can hear the word pronounced.

Today’s Quick Tip is focused on searching for a specific Strong’s number that you might come across or already have in mind.

NOTE: If you don’t have a King James Bible or Strong’s Concordance/Greek and Hebrew Dictionary in your library, they are both free downloads.

If you want to search for a Strong’s number that you have come across in the text of a book you are reading, simply turn Strong’s Numbers on and do a SpeedSearch on the number, pictured below. Using this method will let you make sure that you are searching for the exact same version of the word you want to search in other places (since in our English translation we might use the same word for multiple Greek meanings.) Then, you can see where in the Bible this specific word was used and in what contexts.


Or, if you know the number of the word you want to search, you can use the Strong’s search dialog, invoked from the Search menu (Click Search on the toolbar, then Strong’s Search), pictured below.


How does using Strong’s numbers in your study help you in your studies? Share with us in the comments below!

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Quick Tip – Using Strong’s Numbers

Quick Tip – SpeedSearch


  1. How do you turn on Strong’s numbers?

    • Hi Jim! Make sure you have downloaded Strong’s and have a compatible Bible open. Then in the Bible window, click on the little number icon. It is right next to the highlight button.

      • Thanks for the reply. I always use a parallel bible view with 3 bibles so the number icon is not visible,- but I see it now when I open my KJV standalone. ,

  2. Jerry Bryant says

    Thanks for the tip. Any help is always appreciated.

  3. What is the equivalent process for searching on an iPad?

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