Logos 4: Passage in All Versions

Today’s post is from Morris Proctor, certified and authorized trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars and provides many training materials.mp|seminars Tips

A Logos user recently sent me the following question:

Logos 3 (Libronix) had a feature called Passage in All Versions which listed a biblical text from any Bibles I wanted. Is that feature in Logos 4?

Here’s my response:

Yes! It’s actually housed in Text Comparison located on the Tools menu.

  • Choose the Tools menu.
  • Drag Text Comparison to any location on the screen.
  • Choose the panel menu on Text Comparison. (1)
    • Select Vertical Layout. (2)
    • De-select Show base text (3) and Show differences (4) (these options don’t appear in all of the Logos base collections).
  • Choose the desired Bibles to display by typing Bible abbreviations in the Bible box separating them with commas (ESV,NKJV,NASB,NIV) or selecting them from the drop down list. (5)
  • Type a biblical reference in the verse box (Luke 11.1-5). (6)
  • Press the Enter key to display the passage from the selected Bibles.

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To automatically display the passage from an active Bible tab:

  • Open a Bible.
  • Choose the panel menu on both the Bible and Text Comparison. (7)
  • Select Link set: A on both panel menus. (8)

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Navigate to a location in the Bible and noticeText Comparisonautomatically displays the biblical passage from all of the selected Bibles!

What are your favorite Bible translations to study with? Leave a comment and let us know!

Comments

  1. To get Passage in All Versions in the report as well, you can create collections of your English Bibles, Greek Bibles, etc., then select the collection to get all the certain texts with a couple clicks instead of typing out each version you wish.

    • Frank Harford says:

      I have created a collection of bibles in the order I want them but when I click on Text comparison it puts them in alphabetical order. I know there is a way to change the version I want to compare to but cannot figure it out.

      On a similar note How do I change this text comparison list on my iPad 3. I would have thought it worked through the cloud?

  2. Mark Schaller says:

    In Logos 4 I’m having troubles changing the bibles for comparison. I want to have the NKJV in the comparison window, but it reverts to the default top bibles. How do I change my list of Bibles?