Cross references are in [brackets].
References at the beginning of a verse refer to a parallel scripture.
References within or at the end of a verse link to verses that meaning, background, or context.
Holding your cursor over a word will produce an abbreviated definition of that word. Clicking on the word will take you to the full definition.
In the upper right corner of each page is the search box.
3Scriptures.com searches the whole website.
Other choices limit the search to that volume , book or section.
Click the drop-down menu to select the range
Enter the search term or terms in the text box.
Click the search button.
If there are too many matches, or no matches, look at the bottom of the results page for more ways to limit or expand your search.
General Search Tips
Use double quotes around phrases to search.
Add + in front of terms/phrases that must appear in results.
Add - in front of terms/phrases that must not appear in results.
The + checkbox adds a plus in front of all terms/phrases for convenience.
The default search content is the body, title, and meta-description.
The score is the percentage of matching characters in a document.
ISO Latin-1 characters are treated as english equivalents.
Special characters like #!$%|&..etc. are allowed.
Stop-terms are common terms like "it and the that...".
Advanced Search Tips
Searching can be expanded with a wildcard (*).
Adding a * to the end of a term will match all endings. For example: 'test*' will match 'tests' 'tested' 'testing' etc.
Stop-terms are included in wildcard searches.
Weights can be applied by adding <2-10000> in front of terms or phrases.
The query above will weight scores 100 and 500 times greater for documents containing 'term' and 'a phrase', respectively.
The scores for documents containing only 'none' will remain unchanged. The weight must be in the range of 2-10000.
Add + (inclusion) in front of weights. The results will be sorted by weighted scores.
The following options can be placed in any order in front of the query:
c: for a case sensitive search.
w: to match whole words only.
st: to include stop-terms.
all: to add + in front of all terms/phrases.
match: score: date: size: title: or name: for the sorting choice.
5-100: for the number of results to display per page.
b: to search the body (full text) of documents.
t: to search the title of documents.
u: to search the url of documents.
alt: to search the alternate text in documents.
l: to search the links in documents.
d: to search the meta-description in documents.
k" to search the meta-keywords in documents.
au: to search the meta-author in documents.
The query above will perform a case sensitive search for 'term' and 'a phrase' in the body, title, and
meta-description of documents. 15 results will be displayed per page and the results will be sorted by file size.
The beginning of each verse is noted with the Book, Chapter and Verse for use on handheld devices. Abbreviations for each of the books are as follows