How to Find and Use Cross-References in Logos 6


A fellow Logos user recently made the following inquiry:

I thoroughly enjoy using the Passage Guide and try to take advantage of the wealth of research in each section. I am stumped, however, trying to figure out how the verses in the Cross-References section are generated. Can you shed some light on this?

I hope I can. In short, the verses are the inline cross-references found in our Bibles for the passage for which the Passage Guide is generated.

Let’s take a look at a specific example:

  • Choose Guides | Passage Guide
  • Type John 10:10 in the Reference box (A)
  • Press the Enter key to generate the report
  • Expand the Cross-References section (B)
  • Notice above the horizontal gray line are simple links to cross-reference resources such as The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (C)
  • Below the horizontal gray line are imbedded cross-references found in your Bibles for John 10:10 (D)


  • Open, for example, the following Bibles to John 10:10 and compare the imbedded cross-references to the verses found in the Cross-References section in the Passage Guide:

            – New American Standard Bible (E)


           – English Standard Version (F)


           – The Holman Christian Standard Bible (G)


  • Click the link Open 11 Passages in “Preferred Bible” to display only these verses in a Bible panel (H)


Jumping from one cross-reference to another is a favorite way for many people to study the Bible, so this one section in the Passage Guide is a great enhancement for that type of study!

For more assistance with the Passage Guide be sure to check out the Logos 6 Training Manual Volumes 1 & 2 Bundle or attend an upcoming Camp Logos in Baltimore, MD or Phoenix, AZ.

Morris Proctor
is a certified trainer for Logos Bible Software. Morris, who has trained thousands of Logos users at his two-day Camp Logos seminars, provides many training materials.


  1. One of my most favorite things to do is open my favorite bible with the power lookup and then I have all those cross references right in front of me without using the passage guide.

  2. Thanks, I appreciate the blog and the step by step processes of drilling down into these resources. Is there a way to take this instruction back to our Logos software and somehow overlay it or show it so I can follow the ABC’s steps simultaneously? So far what I have been doing with all my training is utilizing a split screen with the blog on one side and Logos on the other.

    • Holly Marr says

      We’re hoping to one day have that kind of functionality—step by step training and support within Logos itself! But until we get there, split screen or viewing the blog on a mobile device is the best recommendation I could make. Hope this helps!