Tip 4.7 Command Line Verse and Word Ranges
By default, searches on the Command Line are limited to searching within a verse. In this Classroom Tip we will see how to search across verses using the Command Line. We will also see how to search for two words with a specified number of intervening words.
Searching Across Verses
Searching across verses requires place a semi-colon and the number of possible verses. For example, we will search the ESV version for the words 'hope' and 'love' within 5 verses:
There are some exceptions where the number of intervening verses may need to appear in the middle of the search construction, and the semi-colon not included. For example, searching for either the name 'Paul' or 'Saul' within 5 verses of 'Barnabas' requires the following search construction:
Specifying the Number of Intervening Words
Specifying the number of intervening words between two search terms requires adding the asterisk followed by the number of intervening words. A search that includes intervening words can only be done using a phrase search, not an AND or OR search. For example, we will search the ESV version for the phrase 'hope love' with an allowable 3 intervening words.
'hope *3 love