Logos 5: Locate All Forms of an English Word

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

A Logos user recently asked this question:

I’m studying the subject of heaven throughout Scripture.  Is there a way to find all occurrences of “heaven” and its variants (“heavens,” etc.) without having to search for each individually?

Actually, there are several ways to locate a “family” of words in one search. Perhaps the easiest is what’s called a Match all word forms search.

Here’s how to set up it up:

  • Click the search icon.
  • Select Bible as the search type (A).
  • Select a Bible, such as the English Standard Version, from the resources dropdown list (B).
  • Select a range, such as the New Testament, from the verse dropdown list (C).
  • Type a word—here, heaven—in the find box (D). 

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  • Choose the search panel menu (E).
  • Select Match all word forms (F).
  • Press enter to generate the search.

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  • Notice that the results include “heaven,” “heavens,” and “heavenly”all in one search! (G)
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Comments

  1. Clint Scott says:

    Another great tip, thanks Morris

  2. Thank you, Mr. Proctor, for this tip. I, personally, would like to see this idea expanded a little. Sometimes the concept of "heaven" will be referred to as "sky" in the text. Or "air." Your Bible Sense tool lists the various concepts of "heaven" nicely. How do we get a verse search to include all of the *senses* of "heaven" in the list? Thank you so much for all you do.

  3. PS I have discovered, in the Bible Sense Lexicon Tool, if we search "heaven" that we can either click the little downward triangle to the right of the "Lemmas" header or right click that header and "Save to a Passage List." However, it does appear that the passages are from the first Hebrew word and the first Greek word in the Lemmas list. I don't find the subsequent word passages included in the generated report. Again, thank you so much.

  4. I've only been able to make it to 1 Camp Logos in PA. This will be a great help and blessing. Thanks Morris.

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