Logos 5: Displaying Strong’s Numbers

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.

In a recent Camp Logos, I was explaining how to do word studies with lemmas and Louw-Nida numbers. During a break, a participant pulled me aside to ask this question:

I see the value of what you’re teaching, but I cut my teeth on Strong’s numbers. Are these numbers still available in Logos, and if so, what’s the best way to see them?

If you, too, are fond of Strong’s numbers, I have good news for you: those numbers are indeed present in Logos, and they’re easily accessible!

  • Open a Bible containing the reverse-interlinear option, such as the Lexham English Bible.
  • Navigate to a passage (A).
  • Click the Display link on the Bible’s toolbar (B).


  • Check the Inline, Surface, and Strong’s Numbers boxes (C).


  • Notice that the Strong’s numbers are placed underneath the biblical words (D).
  • Click a Strong’s number to open your highest-prioritized dictionary containing an article for that number! (E)


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If you enjoy working with Strong’s numbers, pick up Logos Bible Software Training vol. 2, which contains an entire chapter devoted to Strong’s numbering system.

Or—for an even better deal—get the entire two-volume set!


  1. Hi Morris – thanks for this post. I’ve had the great privilege of attending many of your seminars. I’m definitely going to get the Logos 5 training manual to get up to speed on Logos 5 – just upgraded from the old Libronix. I was a power user on that interface, but now feel a bit like a newbie, so I’m trying to learn quickly. Here’s a question – I opened the Complete Word Study Bible – KJV by Zodhiates – it didn’t have the Strong’s number showing as it does in the hard copy. And there wasn’t a Display button on my toolbar. Does that mean it’s not available for this resource? I’m trying to figure out how to use it. Thanks for your help.

  2. I’m thinking that you won’t be able to use that one’s Strong’s numbers, because I don’t think the reverse interlinear feature is part of it.
    That may not be the issue, but I think it will probably be what is wrong.

  3. Question: I am working on setting up a collection rule for interlinear bibles. So far I have this string: type:bible lang:English – but I don't know how to specify yes, this bible has an interlinear feature. I see how to search on a specific Strong's Greek or Hebrew number in the search function, but this would be different. Help! (I manually reviewed and managed my current collection of bibles, but I would prefer a rule for when I add other bibles in the future. I'll forget to come back and manage this collection, so I'll have non-interlinear bibles in my interlinear bible collection.) Thanks in advance.

  4. (Out of my 27 English bibles, 9 have interlinear feature. Just to clarify.)