Find a Bible Verse
Bible Search Tips
Enter one or two words from the scripture you're trying to find and press 'Search'.
The next page will display verses that contain any of those words. In addition, it will also
give you a tag cloud with other words that are used in context with your search words. Click
on one of the tags and your search will now lookup verses that contain your original criteria plus
the new word. Please note this is the King James version (KJV) of the Bible.
For example: A search for joseph
returns verses about Joseph from the Old Testament
and the New Testament.
The tag cloud contains words like Jesus, Mary, Pharaoh, and Egypt.
Click on the most appropriate word tag to find the section of the Bible you're looking for.
Put your search string in quotes to find an exact match.
For example: "joseph the husband of mary"
will return only verses that contain an exact match.
Place an asterisk (*) at the end of a word to find words that start with the word.
For example: joseph child*
will return verses containing Joseph and words that start with child (such as children).
Add a plus sign (+) before any word that must be in the scripture you want to find.
For example: +joseph +mary
will return only verses that contain both Joseph and Mary.
For example: joseph +mary
will return verses containing Mary but rank scriptures with both Joseph and Mary first.
Add a minus sign (-) before any word that can not be in the scripture you want to find.
For example: -joseph mary
will return all verses with Mary but don't contain Joseph.
The minus sign helps you find scriptures by removing unwanted verses from your search.
Add a tilde (~) before any word to remove the word as a criteria, but leave verses that contain the word.
For example: ~joseph mary
will return all verses with Mary and give less importance to Joseph.
A tilde helps you find scriptures by giving less relevance to "noise" words with out removing the verses.