A Trick With Bible Speed Search

One thing I use the Bible Speed Search feature for is to do quick searches of the New Testament for a Greek word, but display my hits in English.


Yes, I type in a Greek lemma, but the results are provided in English with the proper English word highlighted. Rather than explain it all, I figured I’d put a quick video together to show you.

Note in the video that I use the F2 key to cycle between English, Hebrew and Greek keyboards (in that order) in order to type in English and Greek on the same line. I probably should’ve mentioned that, but it’s too late now.

Remember, you can do this with right-clicks too. See this previous entry for more details (with a video).


  1. Anonymous says

    Hi Rick,
    I get the same results whether I type Lemma before the Greek text or not. Is this necessary?
    John F

  2. When searching the examples you gave WITHOUT prefacing the words with “lemma:” I returned the same results – why is that?

  3. Hi,
    I can’t seem to get it to work this way. It can do it from a bible resource window(right_click), but it will not work from the speed search window alone, the way you show it on the video. Hmm…. I’m thinking maybe I need to set up key link options or some other criteria I am not aware of? Any help would be great! thanks.

  4. Hi,
    Sorry, user malfunction!! It appears I need some practice with the greek alphabet and/or the greek keybord. I feel good In resolving the issue though, even if it was user malfunction : )