As a Bible student and teacher I have experienced the necessary work involved in searching the Scriptures for the competent preparation of a Bible study, Sunday school lesson, or a sermon. There are volumes of books available as study tools (and the Christian community is indebted to the various authors' perseverance and scholarship), but there is not enough time, money, or shelf space to properly take advantage of these resources. Computer software has changed the way we can study the Word of GOD. With a simple search or click of the mouse button, we now have access to these same volumes of scholarship within seconds!
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e-Sword is a fast and effective way to study the Bible. e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly with more capabilities than you would expect in a free software package. The fact that e-Sword is free is just one of the blessings and does not speak of the quality of the software. I make my living writing software and I believe I have put forth my best effort in this endeavor. The real work, however, was put in by the godly men and women who devoted countless years creating the texts that have been made available for our benefit.
e-Sword is feature rich and user friendly. This combination is what I pursued, and as such there were decisions I had to make when implementing various features. If a feature became too complicated for anyone other than a software engineer to use, then I abandoned the design in favor of keeping things simple. The $500.00 software packages might be able to do more "things", but does the average user know how to take advantage of them? No! Below you'll find a list of features that you will discover makes the study of God's Word both enjoyable and enriching.
All available Bibles, commentaries and dictionaries are readily viewed without having to "tile windows".
Create your own "parallel Bible" with up to any four translations. Studying the Word of God and comparing passages have never been easier!
Integrated editor for creating your own commentaries or study notes, complete with Spell Checking and a Thesaurus! Notes are "linked" to the Bible for easy viewing and can also be exported for portability.
Comprehensive print capabilities, including print preview, allow you to create impressive Bible study handouts from the Study Notes Editor.
Strong's definitions are displayed as ToolTips! Just place the mouse pointer over a Strong's number and the definition will then be displayed.
Scripture references in the Commentary and Dictionary views are displayed as ToolTips! Just place the mouse pointer over the reference and the passage will then be displayed. To go to the passage, just click it!
Easily compare the various translations to see how they rendered the Greek or Hebrew manuscripts.
Powerful search capabilities, yet simple to use. Enter as many words you want to search for and select the search style and range. You can even search on Strong numbers and exclude words from the search!
Use the Verse List to create your own topical lists of Scripture, or cataloging your discoveries!
Copy and Print
Copy and print Scripture in a variety of formatting styles. This is also available for search results and verse lists.
Graphics Viewer for studying maps, charts, and other images.
STEP Reader for viewing the various resources you may have invested in from QuickVerse, Bible Companion, and WORDsearch.