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Get started fast with study templates, reading plans, video courses, and other essential resources. They're all available with a click, right from the Verbum Home Page.
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Choose the type of study you need to do, and Verbum walks you through each step, pulling together the books and tools you need along the way.
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Custom Guides

Custom Guides
Create your perfect guide with ease. Pick and choose your favorite parts from each guide, and combine them into a custom guide. Or launch a single section as a stand alone guide.
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Work the biblical text with intuitive tools for breaking down, arranging, and marking up a passage.
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Create, organize, and share your notebooks, Workflows, searches, passage lists, and much more. Share your expertise, and tap into a braintrust of fellow bible study enthusiasts.
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Capture your thoughts on any passage, and they'll automatically stick to the verses you're studying. Pull related research together into notebooks, and share them with friends.
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New filters make it easy to find just what you need in a few clicks. Filter by every book on the Gospel of John, narrow to patristic writers, and add more filters to pinpoint just what you need.
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Resource Panel

Resource Panel
The updated Resource Panel makes it easy to navigate to a particular section of the open text and see personal notes, highlights, and documents anchored to the open resource.
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Important Passages

Important Passages
Discover an exhaustive list of verses related to your biblical passage. Verbum instantly shows you which cross-references have the strongest relationship to your passage—and exactly how they relate.
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Important Words

Important Words
Enter the passage you’re studying and instantly see the most discussed or debated original language terms. Then launch a Bible word study to continue your research.
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Search Templates

Search Templates
Pinpoint anything in Scripture just by filling out a quick form. Need to find everywhere Jesus speaks about money? Choose "A person speaks about something," fill out a couple fields of info, and see comprehensive results in seconds.
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Biblical Study


Guides read all your books in seconds, collecting essential information from every corner of your library—and delivering it in simple, easy-to-follow reports.

Concordance Tool

A print concordance is just a static list, but this interactive tool lets you find the most common words and concepts in any passage in seconds.

Parables of the Bible

Quickly find every parable in the Bible, and see it's speaker, audience, and type. Identify whether the parable is designed to instruct, promise, rebuke, or warn readers.

Angels, Demons, and Deities of the Bible

Pinpoint specific references to an angel, demon, or deity, and then narrow your search to find where they're mentioned by a particular author, called by a specific name, what region they're associated with, and other important details.

Theophanies in the Bible

God spoke to Abraham, appeared to Moses in the burning bush, and revealed himself in visions to prophets. Verbum makes it easy to locate these manifestations and narrow occurrences by time, person, and form.

Prophets, Priests, Regents, and Judges

Quickly find everywhere, for instance, a specific prophet is mentioned. Get a quick list of every priest in the Bible. Find essential information like the god a propeht served, the region a king ruled, and other details.

Commands and Questions in the Bible

We've tagged every command and question in the Bible, distinguishing them with labels like "advice," "request," "wish," and other typs of statements. Want to see everywhere Isaiah warned the Israelites? Now you can with a simple search.

Bible Browser Tool

Do precise searches in the Bible just by clicking through facets like "People," "Places," "Events," and "Literary Type." Keep drilling down by adding facets until you find what you need.

Fuzzy Bible Search

Enter a loose phrase to quickly find the verse you can’t remember exactly.


Get instant information on biblical people, places, things, books, events, and cultural concepts.

Passage Guide

Get fast, comprehensive information on any passage. Find quick links to commentaries, cross-references, journal articles, cultural concepts, images, and more.

New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Explore how New Testament authors cite, quote, allude to, or echo Old Testament texts.

Text Comparison

Compare Bible translations side-by-side or line-by-line. Verbum highlights the differences between them automatically.


Explore Scripture in its historical context. See what world events were taking place at the same time as a biblical episode. Filter results by locations, people, events, and more.


Explore scalable maps marked with ancient sites and cities, and zoom in and out to reveal more information.

Old and New Testament Propositional Flow Outlines

Reformat Bible text into an outline labeling the purpose of each line based on the underlying Greek or Hebrew.

Bible Text Only

This visual filter toggles chapter and verse numbers on and off so you can read Scripture as an extended narrative, without intrusions.

Names of God

Find every name used to refer to God and where each occurs in the Old and New Testaments.

Commandments of the Law

Understand how the 613 commandments of the Old Testament Law are categorized, and quickly track down specific types of laws.

Miracles of the Bible

Sort every miracle in Scripture into categories including type (healing, provision, resurrection, etc.), people, location, and book of the Bible.

Figurative Language

Examine the figurative use of a biblical word, phrase, or concept. Find every place in which “light” is used as a metaphor.

Sentence Types of the OT and NT

Instantly find every imperative, interrogative, or declarative sentence within the New Testament.

Speech Acts of the OT and NT

Search not just form but meaning; find rhetorical questions, personal pledges, and other precise kinds of speech acts.

Bible Book Guides

Learn about the authorship, genre, setting, form, content, and more for every book in the Bible.

Ancient Literature

See how Scripture references, alludes to, and shares themes with other ancient literature.

Cultural Concepts

See how religious activities, food, music, death practices, marriage rituals, economic structures, and other concepts affect interpretation.

Literary Typing

See the literary genre of every verse or passage, including genres like poetry, narrative, Gospel, and more.

Ancient Inscriptions

Evidence of the biblical world is scattered throughout ancient locations. This interactive resource lets you explore these locations with animated maps.

Proverbs Explorer

Filter Proverbs by people, form, theme, or topic. Browse topics that interest you, then sort the Proverbs that address that topic for easy skimming.

Psalm Explorer

Filter the Psalms by author, genre, theme, and more, and reveal the poetic structure of Hebrew poetry.

Everything Search

Search your entire library with a click. This tool combines all your high-powered search tools, giving you everything you need to start your study.

Counting the Ten Commandments

With this interactive infographic you can explore and compare how different groups interpret the Ten Commandments.

Speaking to God

Deepen your own prayer life by studying the prayers in the Bible. The Speaking to God interactive is a fun, easy way to find and learn from every conversation with God in the Bible.

Context Menu

Right click any text selection for a list of key features and data. From there, you can build slides, do a word study, see cultural themes, and more.

Cited By

Instantly find any resource in your library that refers to the biblical passage or other ancient source you’re reading.

Information Panel

Get an instant overview of any biblical word’s usage and translation without leaving your Bible.

Corresponding Selection

When you’re reading an English Bible and a Greek Bible side by side, highlight a phrase in the English text and it lights up in the Greek.

Factbook Notable People

Access key information on theologians and Bible characters. See short biographies, famous quotes, important works, key events, and more.

Bible Explorer

Get instant Bible facts, cross-references, media, and other content related to the biblical text you’re reading.

Parallel Passages

Some biblical events are recorded multiple times; find and compare these parallel accounts with ease by searching a verse in your Passage Guide.

Power Lookup

Automatically display and expand all visible verse references in your open book. You’ll see them all without moving your mouse.

Bible Search

Search your resources for Greek words—no Greek keyboard required.

Graph Search Results

See how many times a given work appears in the Bible (or any of its books), and graph your findings with a click.

Emphasize Active References

This visual filter automatically highlights relevant biblical references in lexicons and other resources. If you have Galatians 4 open in your Bible, turn on this visual filter in a lexicon, and Verbum will highlight everywhere a verse from Galatians 4 is referenced.

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Original Languages

Morph Query Builder

This grid-based query builder makes morphological searching easier than ever.

Exegetical Guide

Look up a passage, and this guide provides the tools and resources you need for accurate exegesis. Perform word studies, follow complex sentences, and more.

Word Senses

See all the alternate meanings of Greek, Hebrew, and English words, where they occur in Scripture, and how frequently they’re used.

Lemma in Passage

This section in the Exegetical and Bible Word Study Guides scours your library for every occurrence of the original-language lemma in the passage you want to investigate.

Hebrew Cantillations

Cantilation marks guided Hebrew worshippers as they chanted the biblical text. For modern readers, they help identify major breaks in the text. Verbum lets you quickly identify those marks and see how they influence the division of the text.

Greek Accents and Syllables

Now you can search the New Testament based on accent marks and their positions. Need to find everywhere a Greek word includes a circumflex accent? Find results in a single search.

Morph Search

Search for original-language words by their lemma, morphological form, or surface form, and narrow your search according to your needs.

Link a Lexicon to the Bible

Jump from an English translation to Greek and Hebrew lexicons with one click.

Clause Search

Verbum knows what words mean and how they’re used. Search the Bible by part or clause, and Verbum brings back exactly what you’re looking for.

The Lexham Discourse Greek NT and Hebrew Grammar Datasets

Quickly identify and search the linguistic devices biblical authors used to effectively communicate their messages.

Lexham SGNT Syntactic Force

Search any interlinear version of the Bible for the syntactic force of a word

Greek Grammatical Constructions

Search the New Testament for verses and phrases including similar grammatical constructions in the Greek.

Reader's Edition Interlinear

Customize any original-language interlinear text according to your needs. Hide words according to frequency, leaving only the words you haven't learned.

Bullinger's Figures of Speech

We've transformed this classic resource into a searchable dataset so you can find everywhere a biblical author uses any figure of speech.

New Testament Manuscript Explorer

This interactive tool enables you to navigate, sort, and filter countless manuscript witnesses to the text of the NT.

Exploring Biblical Manuscripts

This interactive slide deck explains the transmission of biblical texts, providing a special look at some of the most important biblical manuscripts available.

Corresponding Words

Instantly identify everywhere repetition occurs within any of your resources.

Emphasize Active Lemmas

With this visual filter, open a lexicon to a Greek or Hebrew word, and instantly highlight where it occurs on the page in your Bible.

Textual Variants

Explore differences across ancient Bible translations. Get commentaries, manuscripts, modern editions, and ancient versions all in one place.

Clause Participants

Explore Scripture’s underlying meaning: discover where people, places, and things occur in a clause both grammatically and semantically.

Semantic Roles and Case Frames

Go beyond simple grammar. See the semantic role, or underlying relationship, a participant has with a verb, even if it’s not mentioned by name.

Text Converter

Convert Greek and Hebrew text in seconds. Just copy and paste the text and the Text Converter transforms it into a variety of transliteration schemes.

Lexicon Alignment

Restructure your lexicons into an easy-to-read outline, so you get the information you need fast.

Reverse Interlinears

See word-by-word comparisons across translations, and access Strong’s numbers, the Bible Sense Lexicon, and Bible Word Study with just a click.

Greek and Hebrew Alphabet Tutors

Learn to write and pronounce Greek and Hebrew, and get scores on your accuracy so you always know how to improve.

Morph Charts

Just enter an original language lemma, and Verbum instantly generates a chart showing its forms and frequency in the New Testament.

Septuagint Manuscript Explorer

With the Septuagint Manuscript Explorer, we’ve gathered information on existing Septuagint manuscripts, including their contents, date, language, holding institute, and more.

Hebrew Bible Manuscript Explorer

In a glance, see all the extant Hebrew manuscripts and filter by date, contents, holding institute, and more.

Septuagint Apocrypha Syntax Search

A syntactic analysis of the entire Greek text of the LXX Deuterocanon and Apocrypha using The Old Testament in Greek edited by Henry Barclay Swete.

Bible Word Study Guide

See any biblical word’s roots and meanings. Explore graphs detailing your word’s usage, translation, etymology, and connection to other words.

Bible Sense Lexicon

See how word meanings relate, and identify the contextual meanings of Greek and Hebrew words.

Hebrew Grammatical Constructions

Find every occurrence of particular grammatical constructions in the Hebrew Bible.


Learn to pronounce biblical Greek and Hebrew with helpful pronunciation sound clips.

Word Root

This section of the Bible Word Study tool helps you better understand Greek and Hebrew by showing similar words that share the same root.

Septuagint Translation Ring

See how the Septuagint, the Bible Jesus used, translated biblical words.

Word by Word

See a word-by-word breakdown of every Bible passage in your Exegetical Guide, including its voice, case, mood, tense, senses, and alternative translations.

Prepositional Use

This section of the Bible Word Study tool includes an interactive graph showing all the places where your selected word is used with a preposition.

Interlinear Explorers

Do better Greek and Hebrew study—without the degree. Learn to use interlinears and reverse interlinears with interactive, step-by-step tutorials.

Syntax Search

Search for specific original-language words without typing in Greek or Hebrew. No need to know the words’ linguistic forms—or even what they’re called.

Passage Analysis

Consult graphs and word charts explaining any Bible passage and how that passage differs between translations.

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Media Tool with Visual Copy

Create beautiful slides in seconds. Select any text or image and instantly convert it into an image for engaging presentations and social-media posts.

Community Tags

Enhance your library with rich markup: tag people, places, things, and events in your resources to link similar content, and see other users’ tags, too.

Faithlife Social Groups

Interact with your faith community within Verbum. Share your findings, ask questions, and learn from others in real time.

Community Notes

Ground your Catholic community in the Word with shared reading plans, popular highlights, Community Notes, and more.


Save time with custom layouts that fit your workflow. Open just the resources you need, and lay them out in a way that makes sense to you.

Multiview Resources

Add multiple translations of the Bible or even commentaries in the same panel with the Multiview Resources tool.

Corresponding Notes and Highlights

Take a note on a verse in the RSVCE, and this feature makes sure it shows up when you're reading the same verse in any other translation. It even works with the Greek and Hebrew.

Reading Plans

Reading plans are fully customizable. Create new plans for class or Bible study, and share them with your friends and colleagues.

Quickstart Layouts

These templated layouts let you launch the guides, resources, and interactive tools you need with a click.

Passage Lists Visual Filter

Now you can view your Passage Lists as a visual filter within the biblical text. Expose only the verses you want to study—even if they aren’t a part of the same biblical book.

Custom Homepage Layouts

Customizing your Verbum workspace is essential for efficient study. Now you can save your favorite workspace as a layout to be launched right from the homepage


Add searchable and shareable labels to your notes and highlights, so you can connect ideas across your library and share your findings with others.

Inline Search

Do smart searches—in English, Greek, and Hebrew—right inside your favorite translation. Inline Search transforms your reverse interlinear into a powerful search tool.

Word Lists

Discover recurring themes or subjects throughout a biblical passage by counting Greek and Hebrew words in a chapter or section.


Start typing a word and get suggestions for interesting areas of study, so you always have new concepts to explore.

Personal Books

Add personal books to your library, include them in collections, and search them alongside your Verbum books.

Scripture Memory Tool

Commit your favorite passages to memory with help from this intuitive Verbum tool.


Create personalized book collections, and your Passage Guide will include a section of results only pulled from your collections.

Automatic Citation

Logos builds your bibliography for you. Copy and paste from any Verbum resource, and your sources are cited for you in the style of your choice.


Highlight any text in any resource with a variety of colors and styles.

Prayer List

Get prayer reminders, and make them the first thing you see on your Verbum homepage.

Sentence Diagrams

Create new English, Greek, or Hebrew sentence diagrams for your presentation or research paper.

Bibliography Builder

When you’re done studying, Verbum instantly creates a bibliography you can annotate and export.


Leave bookmarks in your text, and keep reading where you left off.


Create your own shortcuts, or use Verbum's shortcuts to make highlighting, bookmarking, and saving documents simple.


Logos instantly backs up your data. Share documents between machines, recover deleted documents, and redownload resources.


Store excerpts from your resources to use later. Select the text, then either right-click on it or drag it to your Clippings document to save it.


See your favorite translations, dictionaries, and commentaries at the top of your search results.

Word Find Puzzle

Puzzles are a fun way to remember key words and expand your vocabulary. Use these to take a break from your study or share in Sunday school.

Visual Filters

Toggle visual filters to show Community Notes, speaker tags, notes, and chapter and page numbers in your open resources.

Lifetime License

Never stop learning with Logos’ lifetime license for all your resources and software.

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