Logos 5: Locate Imperatives in 2 Timothy

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 few days ago, a Logos user emailed me the following question:

For a sermon on April 21, I would like to find all the commands in 2 Timothy. How do I do a search in the Greek for all the imperatives in this letter?

Here’s my response, with easy-to-follow instructions so you can locate those same commands:

  • Open the Search panel
  • Select Morph as the search type (A)
  • Select a Bible that contains the reverse interlinear option, like the ESV, from the dropdown list (B)
  • Select Logos Greek Morphology from the dropdown list (C)
  • Create a 2 Timothy verse range
    • Click the verse range dropdown list (D)
    • Type 2 Tim. in the New reference range box (E)
    • Click Save (F)

  • Type the @ symbol in the Find box (G)
  • Select Verb from the Part of Speech menu (H)
  • Select Imperative in the Mood column (I)
  • Click outside the menu to close it and save @V??M in the Find box
  • Press the Enter key to generate the search

  • Click Aligned when the search results appear (J)
  • Notice 33 results in 25 verses (ESV) (K)
  • Click a Bible reference to jump to that location (L)



  1. B. Preston says

    Please help: Why would this Logos 5 search work on all my other reverse interlinear English Bibles but not the ESV? Thanks!

  2. Absolutely amazing after previously working on translations clause by clause,or a word at a time subsequent to learning the language for elementary attempts at exegesis done for research/sermon composition purposes,(and so for Hebrew). djc

  3. Kurt Obermeyer says

    What an amazing tool that is. Hours/days of work boiled down to just seconds. Thank you for this wonderful program.

  4. Todd Hall says

    Excellent help with clear simple concise directions, thanks Morris. Logos is a real gift.

  5. Amazing! The more I learn about Logos 5 the more I am impress of how a great bible study tool it is.


  6. David Sincerbox says

    I could get this to work with the New American Standard reverse interlinear but not the English Standard Version. Does anyone have a suggestion as to why this is so?

  7. Tom Shannon says

    Great information. Would it be possible to add a print/save function on your tips? It would make it much more helpful.

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