Instant Phrase Concordance

Today’s guest 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 training seminars.

Think how big an exhaustive phrase concordance for a Bible would be in print! With Libronix, however, you have the capability of finding every occurrence of a phrase in any Bible.

Press the Bible Speed Search icon on the toolbar. Select a Bible from the drop down list. Type a phrase in the search box enclosing the phrase in quotation marks like: “kingdom of God”. Almost instantly every occurrence of that phrase in your Bible appears.

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  1. Is the “Bible speed search” available on the Mac version? If not, is there a work-around?

  2. Gregg,

    At this time, there is no Mac equivalent to the Bible Speed Search. In order to do a similar search on a Mac, you would first have to find a particular phrase within an open resource since there is no box to fill in a word or phrase of choice. Here is how it works:

    After finding a text within your selected reading, highlight the word or phrase, then right-click. Hover over Selected Text: “word or phrase.” The secondary pop-up box will give you several options including, Speed Search This Resource. If your resource is your Bible translation, you have the closest thing to a Bible Speed Search for Mac.

    Hope that helps!

  3. Reuben Evans says:

    Actually you can do a pretty good version of this on the Mac.
    1. In the Menu bar: Search -> Bible Search
    2. In the search box: Enter “Kingdom of God”
    3. In the drop down box labeled “Bibles:” select: “All Available Unlocked Bibles” (this is very cool) or the translation you have memorized the phrase from.
    4. In the drop down box labeled “Range:” select: “Bible”
    Press the “Search” button
    There you go!

  4. David Hingston says:

    Is this Bible Speed Search in Logos 4 ?

    • Jayson Bradley says:


      It is still there. Now all you have to do is go to Search| and then click on the tab for a Bible search| and begin typing in your query.