One fascinating aspect of Bible study is looking at word counts. In SwordSearcher, it’s easy to get detailed statistics from a search, and combining this with word form searches can make it even more interesting. Here’s an example.
First, type “justify” in the main search box, and then choose the option to find the various word forms, which includes “justifieth, justifying,” etc. As it shows, it will return 57 verses.
Next, in the verse list panel that appears, click the Search information and statistics button on the toolbar.
Now you can see a breakdown of each search term and how many matches there are in the Bible.
There’s more. Next we learn which verses have the fewest matches, and which have the most (in this case, Galatians 2:16 has a form of the word Justify three times):
Following this we have a series of graphs giving us specific percentages and a visual representation.
This last one is really good for gauging where a topic is most emphasized in Scripture. We can see that the book of Galatians has a very heavy emphasis on the subject of justification, and that out of the whole Bible it uses the words the most (proportionally).
You can build your word count statistics with as many or few words as you like, or even use exact-phrases.