Introduction to TheWordTutorial Website

Welcome to my new website!

This website is set up to help TheWord ( users to understand, learn how to use, and master TheWord. I will be constantly adding new posts to this website with information on how to use the program. What are some of the advantages of this program? 1) Free, 2) powerful for intense detailed Bible study, 3) suited for studies in Greek and Hebrew, 4) tremendous free module library database available, 5) study methods unavailable in other free or commercial Bible software. Continue reading Introduction to TheWordTutorial Website

The Legacy Bible Reading Plan

The Legacy Bible Reading Plan

By David Cox

Download this module into your theWord.


Instructions: Open the reading plan. Click on Stats and Actions in the chapters sidebar, then click “Restart Pan” on it and restart the plan which will reset it to the next day after when you do this.

theWord Bible Version Selector Bar

theWord Bible Version Selector Bar

theWord Bible Version Selector Bar
By David Cox

Class Objective: In this class, we will show the student how to use the Bible Version Selector Bar to change Bible versions, and also to set some different options related to Bibles.



What you observe in this image (this is the bar about the Bible text) in the BibleView window) is a list of available (installed) TW Bibles. In the above list, the far left (light blue text on white background) is a search window for quickly going to a particular Bible version (in this case, I was searching for the NASB), then a list of Bibles (by abbreviation), and the TR (Greek Textus Receptus) is the currently loaded Bible. Next comes “Compare” Bible Versions and “List” Verses function, and finally a double hash mark “>>” which has the Bible versions which don’t fit on the line. Continue reading theWord Bible Version Selector Bar

theWord Compare Bible Versions

theWord Compare Bible Versions

theWord Compare Bible Versions
By David Cox

Class Objective: This page will teach you how to set up theWord to study the Bible using various different Bible versions, seeing them side by side, or one on top of the other.



We begin this class with a basic “How to get there”. This option is actived in the BibleView Main Window. Although the Bible Selector Bar will dynamically move the Bible version abbreviations around on this bar, there are two options at the far right that will never be moved around, Compare and Lists. Continue reading theWord Compare Bible Versions

Commentary Module Creation

Commentary Module Creation

Commentary Module Creation
By David Cox

OBJECTIVE: In this class we will go through the simple steps for creating a new commentary module. For purposes of this class, we will not discuss copyrights which is also a very important topic.

To begin with, select from the menu, File-> New User Module.

Now we need to select what kind of module we want to make. Continue reading Commentary Module Creation

How to uninstall modules

How to uninstall modules

How to uninstall modules
By David Cox

Question: I have many modules installed and they are showing up double, so how do I uninstall extra modules in theWord.

First of all, let’s get some things straight. What theWord presents to you in the book module selector bar is what the module layout set has. There may or may not be multiple copies of the book in your installation. When you setup a Module Layout Set (See How to Make Module Sets), you need to first click “Clear Tree” before you make a new module set, or you risk having some modules show up twice. This needs to be checked first. Continue reading How to uninstall modules

(1) Beginner’s First theWord Class

Beginner’s First theWord Class

Beginner’s First theWord Class
By David Cox

Class Objective: This page is a basic beginning point for the brand new theWord user. From here we will link to other pages/clases for you to go through and learn, and then come back here. (You must install the software before anything else. If it is not installed, then please install it.)

Continue reading (1) Beginner’s First theWord Class

Where is Strong’s Numbers in KJV?

Where is Strong’s Numbers in KJV?

Where is Strong’s Numbers in KJV?
By David Cox

Class Objective: Resolve the problem of no Strong’s numbers showing in the King James Bible. NOTE: In a normal installation of theWord from the official website, you should have both the Strong’s KJV and the Strong’s dictionary as part of the normal installation.

Toggling Strong’s Numbers on and off: Click in Bible Window, type “s”

Continue reading Where is Strong’s Numbers in KJV?

Bible Verse List Feature

Class Objective: To gather a list of verses together to paste into a Word Processor or use within TW.

Note: This feature of TW is available when you click on the “List” icon on the Bible Selector Bar.


Why you want to use Bible Lists

theWord is a program that allows you to gather, search, arrange, and present a tremendous amount of Bible knowledge. One thing you can do very well with TheWord is to find verses of the Bible about some topic of interest. But if you are studying some Bible topic, and you come across 50, 60, or 70 verses on that topic, wouldn’t you want to save them, review them, add to them, and remove some that are not so good? TW allows you to do this nicely. This is a tremendous feature of TW.


Bulk add of verses to a Verse List

Here I have done a simple search on “faithfulness” in the left hand Bible Search window, and right clicked in that window, and then “Select all” from the pop-up menu, and then right click again, and “copy all [19] selected verse(s) to list”.

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Specific Search and Adding of a Verse to a List

Suppose at this point, I remember a verse about “stewards being faithful to the Lord.” I can do another search of “steward and faithful”, and I get these search hits.


Here what we see is an image of adding a single verse to the verse list.

We do the search (the left window), either click on the verse in the search results (left window) to see if it is indeed what we want, and then we right click on the verse in the search resutls window (left window) or the Bible (right window) and click on Add to current verse list.

Gathering verses from other places


In this exercise, I opened a BookView window and a BookView Search window, and searched for “faithfulness” on my modules. In the Amtrac dictionary I saw the entry “faithfulness” and opened it (clicked on it in the lower left Window, and it opened in the lower right window. I moused over the verses there, and I like Number 23:19 that talks about the faithfulness of God (not actually mentioning the word). So I right clicked on the reference and from the popup, chose “other”… “add to verse list”.


In this way, you can go through your books searching for a concept and find verses where the actual word “faithfulness” isn’t necessarily there in a Bible verse, but the book talks about faithfulness, and you can add to your list this way.

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Freeform Adding of a Verse to the Verse List

Let’s say at this point, that I remember a certain verse that pertains to my study. Let’s say I want to add Luke 16:1-16, the Parable of the Unjust Steward that was unfaithful to my verse list.

verse-list-add-freeformTo do this we first click on “List” on the Bible Version Selector bar, and in the left hand menu that shows with the verse list, there is a document looking icon with a green plus sign. We click on that and we get the image above to hand enter a freeform verse reference.

Verse List Menu Strip Options

Now to review all the Verse List Menu Strip Icons:

Loading a verse list – The top red book with a magnifying glass is to load a previously saved verse list.

Add a verse to the current list – The document with green plus


Create a new verse list – Document with yellow star.


Save list to Disk – Floppy Disk symbol.


Rename the current Verse List – I>A symbol


Copy Verselist Options – Two document icons. This will open a dialog box with options as to how you want to copy your verses into the clipboard.

These options are pretty straightforward. You can copy references and verses, or just the references.

The first option will become active if you have a verse or more selected before clicking on this icon.

Copy all (CTRL) – This option is the same as the second option, but it allows you to go through the Copy Verses dialog box which will allow you to format your verses in many different ways before putting them in the clipboard.

Delete verse list – This icon will delete the current verse list.


Multiple Columns Display in Verse List. – This option will allow you to show the verse list in multiple columns.

Enlarge or Diminish the Size of Font for the Verse List window.

This will allow you to see the verses larger or smaller. This is especially essential when viewing Hebrew with vowel pointing, otherwise this is basically for those with poor sight.

Print Current Verse List

This is for printing a verse list, or you can copy and paste to a word processor, and print it from an external program.

Toggle Grab mode for Cursor – This allows you to more easily move the list by “grabbing it”.

Using Verse Lists

As a TW user, you basically need to master the creation and manipulation of verse lists. This is a tremendously powerful feature of TW in that it will allow you to collect, review, print, and copy sets of verses. If you combine this with some of the cross reference modules available, this becomes even more powerful.

Reaping verses from books

What about if you are reading books on Angels, and you want to put all the Bible references in these chapters (say from Systematic Theologies or doctrines books) into a Bible list. Activate watching the clipboard, (Clipboard Monitor Options), copy the entire chapter/topic into the clipboard, and when the popup shows up with the verses, select from that popup, “add all to list.” This will allow you to build up a verse list with extensive sets of verses on a topic.


Final Note

Note that you can right click and save a verse reference to the active verse list, but not when this verse reference is actually in the BibleView Window, i.e. showing up in a commentary in the Bible with Commentary side-by-side.

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Practice with: Method: Verse Collection from Cross References