How to Change Bibles for Verses in a Sermon Document

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I have a friend who is a bilingual pastor and fellow Logos user. He recently called with this question:

I have an existing Sermon document with the text of numerous Scripture references in English. For an upcoming service I’d like all those passages in Spanish. What’s the best way to accomplish this?

Another great question from a user who wants to leverage the full power of Logos!
Since the Sermon document inserts passages from the preferred Bible, by changing the preferred Bible to a Spanish Bible and retyping the references, the task is accomplished!

Check this out:

  • Open a Sermon document containing Scripture passages (A)

Opening a Sermon document containing Scripture passages in Logos

  • Change the preferred Bible (highest prioritized Bible) in the Library to a different Bible such as Reina Valera Revisada (1960) (B)

changing the preferred Bible in the Logos library

  • Type a Scripture reference in the Sermon document (C)
  • Select Insert inline or Insert block (D)

typing a Scripture reference in the Sermon document

  • Notice the text of the passage from the newly designated preferred Bible! (E)

text in new designated preferred Bible

This example, of course, is based on English and Spanish, but the new preferred Bible could be any: Hebrew, Greek, another English Bible, etc.

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Written by
Morris Proctor

Morris Proctor (1961–2023) was a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software and founder of MP Seminars. Morris trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, and his team continues to provide many training materials.

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