Most of the help below only applies to the main search section at the very top of the  Search The KJV Bible  page. Information about the other types of searches has not yet been added. Please note that I am still in the process of adding help and information to this page.

  • Enter Word(s) or Phrase
  • Case Sensitivity
  • Search Results / Partial Words
  • Use of Highlighting
  • Special Characters
  • Search Range
  • Common Mistakes People Make
  • Type of Search
  • Errors / Problems



       Enter Word(s) or Phrase:

    In the "Enter Word(s) or Phrase section" simply enter something like grace or love for a single word search. For a phrase you would enter something like love of god.

    You can use combinations of partial words in your searches and in many cases this will produce better search results. I will soon be adding a section to this page where I will discuss this and give you examples of how to do this.


       Case Sensitivity

    In the examples above I have deliberately used all lower case letters to illustrate a point. When you use this Bible search, you don't need to use uppercase letters in your searches. For example, a search for god will give you verses that match god or God. I may change this later, but at this point you don't need to worry about it. You can use uppercase letters if you wish, but it is not necessary.

       Search Results / Partial Words

    You will notice something quickly when you do searches and that is that you will often get more results than you expected for certain word searches. For example, when you do a search for faith, you will also get faithful, faithless and unfaithful . For another example, if you type the word give in your search, you will also get giveth, which is one KJV forms of the word give and you will also get another normal form, which is gives.

    One of the reasons that I have made this Bible search this way is to make it easier to use. Another reason is that many people are not familiar with the spelling of certain words, especially as it relates to the 'King James Version' of the Bible. With the search set up the way it is, you don't have to be so accurate in your spelling. This increases your search results without having to know how to spell some words as they are used in KJV English. It is also helpful when you are unsure of the spelling of words. In this case you can type part of a word and the search will return verses to you with words that closely match your search.


       Use of Highlighting

    When you do searches, you will see that most of the time the words that you are searching for are highlighted. In other cases they will not be. You may be wondering why this is. The reason is that I have set this program to only highlight verses where that the word you are searching for starts with what your entered for your search. If your search matches the middle of a word, it will still show up in the search results, but the word will not be highlighted. For example, a search for grace will also return verses that contain the word disgrace. The verses that contain the word grace will have the word grace highlighted, however, the verses that contain the word disgrace will not be highlighted, even though they will still show up in the search results in case you need them.

       Special Characters

    When you are doing searches, you don't have to worry about the following special characters [ ] { } , . ; : < > ( ) which are used often in the Bible. I have taken care of this and you don't need to worry about adding these to your searches or about them interfering with your searches. These characters are ignored. This means, for example, that if you do an exact search for neither death nor life nor angels and if the actual Bible text is neither death, nor life, nor angels, it will still give you the verse from the Bible that matches this search, even though you did not include the commas. You never need to include any of the special characters that are listed above in your searches.

    There is, however, one character that you will still need to include in your searches, in cases where you are looking for a word that uses that character, and that is the single quote character ('). The reason that I have retained the ability to search for words that contain this character is that this particular character can show that a word is plural or that the word shows possession. If you are uncertain about this, use the word list search pages (which links are available on the main search page) and you will then be able to see all of the cases where the single quote (') character is used for each particular word.


       Search Range:

    I have made it possible for you to specify the range of books to search in the Bible. However, this requires you to watch how you enter your range. There are two parts to the search range. The first part specifies the book to start with. The default is Genesis (the first book in the Bible), which starts with Genesis 1:1 . The second part specifies the book to end with. The default is Revelation (the last book in the Bible), which ends with Revelation 22:21 . Please be careful that the second range is always greater than the first range. In other words, don't set the search range to be from Exodus to Genesis because this range does not exist and you will get 0 verses found for your search result.

       Common Mistakes People Make:

    One of the most common mistakes people make relates to the topic of setting the search range. It is one you will want to be very careful not to make. When you set your search range to something less than the entire Bible, don't forget to set it back to the complete range if you are wanting to find something anywhere in the Bible. If you find yourself getting "no matching verses found" over and over, you might check this option to see how it is set. Genesis - Revelation is the search range for all of the Bible.

       Type of Search:

    The "Type of Search" allows you to be more specific in your search. Currently I have made two types of searches available:
    1. Exact Phrase (specific ordered word search)
    2. Key Word(s) (one or more in any order)
    Option 1 allows you to do exact phrase searching. This allows for more specific results in your search. In the case of option 2, you will get verses that match all of the words that you entered in your search, regardless of the order of the words. Option 1 has been setup in such a way that if it does not generate any results, then it will automatically skip to option 2 and display verses that contain all of the key words that you specified.


       Errors / Problems

    This KJV Bible search is fully functional, however, you may occasionally still get some errors. This is not normal, but it will happen from time to time.

    For example, if you do a search and then get a page not found, it is not because the page does not exist. It is because someone did something to force the database server to reboot. In this case, wait about five minutes for the server to finish rebooting and then do your search again. At this point you should not get the 'page not found' again.

    Also, please keep in mind that I am still in the process of developing the searching capability of this program. This could mean that I may occasionally make changes that produce errors when you use the KJV Bible search. I will do my best to keep this from happening, however, while I am in the process of making improvements to the programming, it is possible that I will make some mistakes. Please report errors to me and be as specific as you can in explaining what they are.

    If you are having problems or wish to report any errors, please let me know about them using the e-mail address that is on the 'About The Bible Study Tools' page listed below. I will do what I can to correct any problems that are encountered.

    Bro. Rodney Qualls



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