How to Quickly Locate Parts of Speech in a Book of the Bible

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I really enjoy getting questions from Logos users, especially the questions I’ve never encountered before.

Here is a case in point:

I’ll spare you the details of why I need the information, but is there a way to locate all of the Greek verbs in 1 John?

Actually, there are multiple ways to accomplish this task, but in this blog article, I’ll suggest just one: the Concordance Tool.

Try this out:

  • Choose Tools | Reference | Concordance (A)

Screenshot of selecting Concordance in Logos

  • Select an interlinear Bible from the Bible drop-down list, such as NASB, ESV, KJV, etc. (Please note, if this is the first time using the Concordance with that Bible it will take a couple of minutes to build the report.) (B)
  • Select Lemma from the reference drop-down list (C)
  • Set the verse range drop-down list to 1 John (D)

screenshot of choosing a concordance, lemma, and verse in Logos

  • Select Verb in the left sidebar (E)
  • Notice on the right you are now looking at all of the verbs in 1 John! (F)

screenshot of verb lemmas in 1 John

This is but one of many practical uses for the Concordance Tool in Bronze and above packages.

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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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