Bible Compare Function

Bible Compare Function
By David Cox

In the Bible Compare Function tutorial, we examine how to use two Bibles side by side seeing a lot of similarities y differences between Bibles.

Torrey Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian Faith is a set of 15 chapters on various doctrinal themes in the Bible. Some of these chapters are...
1. Inspiration, or to what extent is the Bible Inspired of God?
2. The Christian conception of God...
4. The Deity of Jesus Christ
5. Jesus Christ, a Real Man
6. The Personality of the Holy Spirit
7. The Deity of the Holy Spirit and the Distinction between the Father, Son and Holy Spirit
8. The Atonement...
9. The Distinctive Doctrine of Protestantism: Justification by Faith
10. The New Birth
11. Sanctification
12. The Resurrection of the Body of Jesus and of our Bodies
13. The Devil
14. Is there a Literal Hell?
15. Is Future Punishment Everlasting?
Published in 1918. Downloads:
PDF: Torrey Fundamental Doctrines
theWord: Torrey Fundamental Doctrines
MySword: Torrey Fundamental Doctrines
eSword: Torrey Fundamental Doctrines

One of the powerful features of theWord is the ability not to just search a complete Bible for a term, but to search various Bibles for the same term, all in a single movement. Let’s start by opening up the KJV Bible, and then doing a simple search for atone in the Bible search box. Note: Go to the bottom tab in the Bible search window, and unclick “Whole Words Only”.

Now we will refer back to this a little bit later.

Click the down arrow to the left of the word “Atone” that we entered.

Here you can select which Bibles you want to perform the search on.

This is what I got when I search the KJV, AMP, ISV, NASB, NLT, and Phillips Bibles.

Note that the Amplified Bible seems to prefer that word, and the Philips Bible avoids it completely almost. The NLT New Living Translation has an avoidance of the word.

To make the most of this feature, you need to guess what words specific translators avoid and what words they like to use. But this exercise helps you greatly understand the overall view of the translators of a particular Bible version.

What is of interest to me in this list, and maybe to you also, is what are the words in the KJV that these other versions translated as some form of “atone” and what are those words in the KJV.

The next step in this exercise is to bring up the BibleView window and put two or three of these versions in side by side mode, and then look at the verse. I would also put up either the KJV with Strong (click the Bibleview window and press S), or put up a Greek or Hebrew Bible and look at the underlying text if you are able to read Greek or Hebrew.