I understand that you want to copy text in paragraph style, but highlighting text in the Browse window and then using copy/paste returns the text with separate verses. There is a another way to accomplish your goal, but it involves (as Greg Ward noted) using the Popup Copy window. (I know that this Popup Copy window has caused some consternation in BW8, but it really is a remarkably powerful and adaptable tool.)
HERE is a 1'39" video showing you the steps to take to configure it properly and get text copied in paragraph format.
I forgot to mention in the video that with the Popup Copy window open, click on the version button (just to the left of the blank where you will enter your verse range) and choose whatever version you want.
BTW, this is also very helpful if you want to copy non-contiguous verses. Simply use a semicolon to separate passages and use the book name every time. (E.g., John 1.1-5; John 3.14-16; Phil 1.20-22)