It's so frustrating when you think you remember a verse, but you have one or two words which are not quite right, and so you just can't find it.
Perhaps you learned it in a different version. Perhaps you only vaguely remember it at all.
Either way, if you don't know the right words to look for then you won't be able to find the verse.
But Not Just Words is smarter than your average Bible Search app.
As well as being able to search for combinations of words it also automatically searches for other forms of your search words.
So when you search for "pray", it also looks for "prays", "praying", "prayer", "prayers", "prayed"...
And then it uses a thesaurus. So search for "speak" and it also find verses with "talk", "uttered", etc...
You can also search for references like "rom 1:4" or "Gen 1:1;Ex 12:1", or you can combine these with other searches to restrict them.
For example you can search for "pray in Romans" to find the references to prayer in the book of Romans. Or "forgive in NT" to find the new testament references to forgiveness. Or "law in psa119".
You can also search for phrases like "holy man". And those searches will also use the thesaurus for each word in the phrase to find "righteous man", etc.
And you can combine searches with "and", "or", "not" or "near".
This app includes the ability to search
Young's Literal Translation
King James Version
World English Bible
American Standard Version
Little Watchman Translation (New Testament Only)
NIV 1984 version
It also includes the Japanese Colloquial Version using the advanced search features, including the ability to find all the forms of the words you searched for, and to display and search for phrases using furigana, kanji or romaji.
And the Chinese Union Version which also uses the advanced search and the ability to display and search for phrases using Chinese characters or pinyin.
Both Japanese and Chinese versions will also let you specify which kanji/characters you already know and they won't show you furigana/pinyin for those.
All Bible data is stored locally and does not require an internet connection for searching.
Find the verse you're looking for and make the most of every opportunity.
we added a new way of searching for verse ranges
will find verses from 12 to the end of the chapter.
So will “Rom 1:12+”
will match chapters 16-22 in Revelation
So will “Rev 16+”
We added a new preference setting, "before and after verse" for use when displaying search results.
If this setting is ON, the verse before each result, and the verse after each result will also be displayed (greyed out), so you can easily see the context of the verse.
We made the references in search results to be links, so clicking one will display just that verse.
And we added a new button on the toolbar, to expand the current displayed text to be the whole chapter.
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- Paul Stevenson
- 27.4 MB
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
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