theWord Bible Verse List Feature
By David Cox
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.
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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  selected verse(s) to list”.
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.
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.
To 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.
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.
Video Tutorial by Paul Chapman
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.
Practice with: Method: Verse Collection from Cross References
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