Logos 6: Find Verses in Which a Biblical Person Spoke

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.

Recently, I’ve been studying the life of Hagar in Genesis 16. In verses 7–8, the angel of the Lord found her and asked her two questions:

  • Where have you come from?
  • Where are you going?

These are two very profound questions regarding our direction in life, but we’ll save that discussion for another day. In this post, I simply want to focus on the fact that Logos identifies the angel of the Lord as the speaker of the questions by showing a megaphone icon. I was curious as to where else in Scripture the angel of the Lord spoke, so here’s what I did:

  • Open a Bible, like the ESV or NKJV, to Genesis 16:7 (A)
  • Find the megaphone icon in verse 8 identifying the angel of the Lord as the speaker (B)


  • If the icons are not present:
    • Click the visual filters icon on the Bible’s toolbar (C)
    • Select Speaker labels (D)


  • Right click any word in the questions from the angel of the Lord (E)
  • Select Angel of the Lord SPEAKER (F)
  • Select Search this resource (G)


  • Notice that the search results display all the verses in which the angel of the Lord is identified as the speaker (H)

morris-proctor-find-verses-in-which-a-biblical-person-spoke-4 This simple search makes for rewarding research. Try it with:

  • Isaiah in Matthew 1:23
  • Sadducees in Matthew 22:24
  • Gabriel in Luke 1:28

For more Logos training, be sure to check out the new Logos 6 Training Manual: Volumes 1 and 2.

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  1. Robert Hawkins says

    I could not get the “Select Speaker labels” to appear in my software program.

  2. Today, do we really have answers to these questions? We may have a guess on our own but only after communing with the One who created us are we able to visualize answers for these two important questions…Where have you come from?…Where are you going?…Just a thought and cry by Jesus to all!!!

  3. Is this search feature only available in certain editions of Logos?

  4. It is only available the Silver version and up OR through the L6 Features Crossgrade. I took the crossgrade route for my bronze version.

  5. What is the underlying mechanism that incorporates both the Hebrew and Greek text in the search results? Is this using the Bible Sense Lexicon to accomplish this?

  6. I purchased the upgrade to Bronze in 6. The "Select Speaker labels" does not appear. Perhaps I should have bought Feature Crossgrade instead :(

  7. I had the Speaker labels with the Logos 5 engine. Changed to the Logos 6 engine and now they are gone. Is there a reason for that?