HUMC would like to thank the phpBible team (http://onlinebible.sourceforge.net/) whose great open-source software has allowed us to add this great feature to our site.
Here are some useful search Tips:
phpBible's Basic Search tries to intelligently determine whether you
have entered a passage lookup or keyword search request. Both are
described below. Search hints also apply in the respective places on
the Advanced Search page.
You can refine your keyword searches by using a number of operators. They are described below.
General Search Hints
Word searching is not case-sensitive. This means searches for , , and will bring up the same set of results.
To search for multiple terms that occur in series, put double-quotes
around the words. For example, to search for "God" followed immediately
by "gave", enter . On the Advanced Search page, quotes are not needed. Simply enter each full grouping of terms into the same input box.
To search for passages that match any of a set of words, place "OR"
between each word. For example, to search for either "holy" or
"holies", enter .
To exclude a word from your query, place a "-" in front of it.
Example: to search for "peter", but not "james" or "john", enter .
Searching for similar words is permitted by means of wildcards.
an asterisk (*) to represent zero or more letters and/or numbers. For
example, to search for all occurences of "holy", "holies", and
"holiest", enter .
a question mark (?) to represent a single letter or number. For
example, to search for all occurrences of "god" and "rod", enter .
Looking up passages is easy. Colons, capitalization, and even full
book names are not required. Just enter the first few letters or a
common abbreviation for the book, and separate the chapter and verse
numbers with a space. phpBible can look up a range of verses or
chapters, too. The following table contains several examples. Leave the
query blank to see the Table of Contents for the selected document.
... results in
jn 3 16
mt 5 17 18
tit 2 11-14
gen 1 31 2 3
Table of Contents
Because there are so many combinations of verses and chapters that
phpBible has to decipher, you may occasionally have trouble bringing up
a desired range of verses. If that happens, make sure to use a hyphen
(-) at the appropriate places between the chapters and/or verses.
phpBible requires and displays the chapter number for books that
have only one chapter. In other words, entering "jude 9" will result in
an error instead of pulling up Jude 1:9.