Logos 5: Passage List Displays Verses from Different Bibles

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.

A Logos user recently emailed me this question:

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get certain Bible verses to appear in the search results so that I can add another version (BHS) to compare English with Hebrew. Will Logos let me type in specific verses in the search bar so I can compare? For example how can I have Gen. 4:1, Gen. 49:25, Ex. 2:23, Ex. 18:4, and Num. 1:44 show up without searching for a specific word in them? I just want to add them manually to the search results.

Excellent question!

The answer is found in a Passage List rather than a search. When we execute a Bible search, we have to enter a specific query, and Logos displays only the verses matching that criteria.

With a Passage List, however, we can manually add the verses and display them in the Bible translation(s) of our choice.

Try this:

  • Choose Documents | Passage List.
  • Name the file (A).
  • In the Reference box, type the verse(s) you want to display, separating each reference with a comma, such as Gen. 4:1, Gen. 49:25, Ex. 2:23, Ex. 18:4, Num. 1:44 (B).
  • Enter the Bible translation(s) from which to display the verses in the Resource box, separating each with a comma, such as ESV, LEB, BHS (C).
  • Press the Enter key to generate the display of verses.

To change the display from a horizontal to a vertical view, increase the size of the Passage List panel or window by dragging its border.

This list can be reopened, edited, and more through the Documents menu.


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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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Written by Morris Proctor