As I was reading through 1 Peterin the ESV I paused at 1:2, which states:
. . . according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
I noticed that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were all three mentioned in this verse. Wanting to find other New Testament verses containing all three persons this is what I did:
- Open an English Bible with the interlinear option such as the ESV (A) to 1 Peter 1:2 (B)
- Click the Search icon in the Go box (C) to open the Search panel (D)
- Select Bible as the search type (E)
- Select the Bible you have open to the Bible to be searched such as the ESV (F)
- Select New Testament as the verse range (G)
- Click the Sidebar icon in the upper left of the Search panel (H) to toggle on the Sidebar containing Search Templates (I)
- Select Two People Mentioned Together in the Sidebar (J)
- Type God in the First Person box (K)
- Select God Supernatural being from the drop-down list (L)
- Type Jesus in the Second Person box (M)
- Select Jesus Man from the drop-down list (N)
- Click Search which will locate verses containing Father and Son (O)
- Insert a space and an all caps AND followed by another space after the last angle bracket (>) in the Search box (P)
- Right-click on the word Spirit in 1 Peter 1:2 (Q)
- Select Holy Spirit Person from the left side of the Context menu (R)
- Select Copy reference: Search from the right side of the context menu (S)
- Right click within the Search box (T)
- Select Paste (U)
- Notice <Person Holy Spirit> is placed in the box and the search query is now <Person God> AND <Person Jesus> AND <Person Holy Spirit> (V)
- Press the Enter key to locate verses in which all three persons are mentioned! (W)
The ability to copy a search term from the Context menu was added in the recent Logos 8.10 update.
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