Bible searching with SwordSearcher is easy, instantaneous, powerful, and yields relevant results for positive impact on your Bible study. Watch a video demonstrating simple Bible searching.
Searching the Bible for words or phrases just doesn't get any faster, or easier, than this. SwordSearcher's search box is always right at the top of the screen, ready to help you dig into God's word at a moment's notice. All the verses are shown with full text in a Verse List.
Need help with spelling? No problem, the search box will automatically suggest spelling corrections as you type.
Trying to remember a phrase? That's easily done with SwordSearcher, because the search box will offer phrase suggestions as you type, too!
When you need more, use the Search Bible window, where you can do anything you need:
Not sure how to spell Methuselah? Searching for "savior" when the KJV has "saviour?" No problem! The Search box will automatically suggest spelling corrections and the Word List lets you select Bible words even when you are not sure of the proper spelling.
You're sure you've seen two words near each other in your printed Bible. But you can't remember where! Just use SwordSearcher's Proximity Search.
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Use the Search Words of Christ option for fast "red letter" searches. This can be combined with other more extensive options if you really need to get detailed.
The Find Related Verses search window makes it snap to see how words, or groups of words, are used elsewhere in Scripture. Combined with the ability to search all word forms, you'll discover wonderful parallels in your own study and let the Bible interpret itself for you!
(You'll also have the best set of cross-references ever published in the Treasury of Scripture Knowledge!)
Want to try some really unique searching?
All of the above is easy with SwordSearcher's Reference Pattern Search tool.
This is an easy way to search for specific punctuation. Want to see every question mark in the Bible, or the word "me" only when it is followed by a question mark? Use the Character String Search.
The Bible Word Clouds Generator helps you "see" how words relate to each other. You can build a word cloud with one click in the Bible panel. But even better, you can build a word cloud from your search results to see what other words frequently appear next to the one you are studying.
For any section of the Bible—or all of it, you can get a detailed analysis:
SwordSearcher's library is completely indexed by verse reference. This means you can immediately see every book entry, topical guide, comment, etc referencing a particular verse. And this is fast— so fast it really isn't a "search" at all, because it's just there! For details, see:
The King James Version with Strong's Links lets you search for Strong's Numbers. You can also search the KJV for Strong's numbers and see the English text highlighted for the Strong's number (see example at right).
You can also use the English-Strong's Indexer to do a "reverse" Strong's number search and see which Strong's numbers are associated with a given English word, like a Young's Concordance.
For power users: need to search for a list of words, but make sure only one of them is matched by case, and another is matched "fuzzy?" SwordSearcher's Advanced Search Expressions are there for you, and are even supported in the Quick Bible Search box and proximity searches. Power users see all the details here.
If you're familiar with Regular Expressions, you'll be right at home with SwordSearcher's RegEx Bible Search tool. (And if you don't know what Regular Expressions are, don't worry— you don't need to!)
There's no question about it: Bible study is about studying the Bible, so SwordSearcher is all about Bible search. But it doesn't stop there: You can also search the entire set of commentaries and books, including your own that you make, in just a few seconds. Most of the search functions described above apply to Library searches, too!
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Acts 17:11 ...they received the word with all readiness of mind,
and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.