Copy Bible Verses

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Use the Copy Bible Verses tool to copy text from a Bible version in your Logos library, select the formatting, and paste it into a word processing document and/or other software.

If you don’t need the full power of the Copy Bible Verses tool, you can quickly copy Bible verses from the Context Menu or the Selection Menu.

To copy from the Context Menu:

  1. Select the verse(s) you want to copy.
  2. Open the Context Menu by right-clicking your selection.
  3. Ensure the Selection option has been chosen on the left side of the menu.
  4. Choose the copy option you want to use next to Copy verse.

Note: Choosing More opens the Copy Bible Verses tool.

To copy from the Selection Menu:

  1. Select the verse(s) you want to copy.
  2. Choose Copy in the popup to quick copy your selection.
  3. Choose one of the styling options at the bottom of the selection menu to customize the copied styling.

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Open the Tool

Click Tools and scroll down until you see Passage. Select Copy Bible Verses.

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Open Copy Bible Verses tool in Logos

Note: You may also type Copy Bible Verses in the search box and press Enter. The Copy Bible Verses tool appears in a new panel.

Change the Bible reference

Enter the reference for the biblical passage you want to copy into the Reference box and press Enter. (You may also choose from one of the suggested sections in the drop-down menu. These suggestions appear as you type the reference.)

Change Bible reference in copy tool

Note: Entering the book name and chapter automatically selects the entire chapter. When entering a reference, Logos recognizes multiple formats.

For example:

Copy with Alternate Formatting

To change the format of your chosen text:

  1. Click the Formatting drop-down menu and make a selection to choose how the copied text appears when you paste it.

    Change copy formatting

    Note: The highlighted text displays your current setting and changes will automatically be saved for future use.

  2. Click the Bible version drop-down menu and make a selection to choose which Bible you would like to use.

    Change copy verses version dropdown

  3. Click the Destination drop-down menu and make a selection to choose the application you want to use.

    Change the copy destination

    Note: You can use this tool even if the program you are using does not appear in the list. Simply copy the text to your system clipboard.

Copy with Custom Styles

You can create a new style or customize an existing style (It’s typically easier to customize an existing style than to start from scratch). To customize an existing style:

  1. Click the panel menu icon Kebab Horizontal icon in the Copy Bible Verses panel and select Edit Style: [style name].

    Edit copy Bible verses styling

  2. From the text pane, you can add or remove formatting markup.

    Editing formatting for copy styling

    Note: For a complete list of formatting options and markup, see the Logos Help documentation.

Copy Non-sequential Verses

You can copy as many different verses as you want at one time. To do so, include a comma or semicolon between passages, e.g. John 1:12, 1 John 3:1, Romans 8:16.

Note: Do not include a comma or semicolon after the final reference.

copy multiple verses

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