How to Highlight Passages Across Multiple Bibles


I recently blogged about highlighting and note files which generated a few questions like this:

How can I highlight text in one Bible and have those highlights show up in other Bibles?

Until recently that ability didn’t exist, but you’ll be happy to know it’s currently available in Logos Now That feature, Corresponding Notes and Highlights, works like this:

  • Choose Tools | Highlighting
  • Open an original language Bible or an English Bible with the reverse interlinear option (A)
  • Select any text in the Bible (B)
  • Select a Highlighting style to mark up the selected text (C)


  • Open another original language Bible or an English Bible with the reverse interlinear option (D)
  • Click the Visual Filter’s icon on the Bible’s toolbar (E)
  • Select the Resource box (F)
  • Select the Corresponding Notes and Highlights box (G)
  • Select the desired Note file(s) box(es) containing the Highlighting notes (H)


  • Notice Logos automatically highlights the corresponding selection in this Bible (I)


Logos is able to highlight corresponding text through the power of the interlinear option present in many, but not all, English Bibles.

If you’re not currently a Logos Now subscriber, check it out. And don’t forget to pick up my Logos Now Digital Training Manual.

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Morris Proctor

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.

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  • I thought the NLT had a reverse interlinear now, but for some reason, this does not work when I highlight in my ESV. It will show up fine in the LEB, but not the NLT. Any suggestions?

    • As of a few years ago, the NLT has a NT reverse interlinear but not an OT reverse interlinear. Very weird. Noticed it awhile back.

      • According to the Logos Forum, the NLT OT interlinear data shipped on March 7th of this year, so it shouldn’t be a problem:

        However, I’m using morphology information from the NT anyway, so it should not be a problem. I’ve noticed that no person data is showing correctly in the NLT either.

        • Hi, Andrew,
          I’m sorry about the trouble. All of the issues you describe are related to the NLT’s reverse interlinear. Here are a couple of simple solutions to try:
          In the Command box at the top of Logos, enter the command, Update Resources.
          If that doesn’t help, try the command, Reindex NLT.
          If you are still having trouble, give our support team a call at 1-800-875-6467.

  • I have followed the steps, but I do not see the “corresponding notes and highlights” option. I just did a crossgrade to Logos 6….am I missing something?

  • Thanks Mo for that tip. However, after trying to figure it out and not succeeding I noticed the qualifier at the beginning of the article, “currently available in Logos Now.” So, it is not available in just Logos. Is that being worked on? Are there plans to role it out to everyone or is it just for Logos Now?
    Thanks and God bless you and Cindy.

Written by Morris Proctor