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The seventh Tab in the Master Control Panel is Bible Text Comparison.


Bible Text Comparison has four methods of comparing texts:

·    Word Level
The default method. It will mark every word that is different between the texts.
·    Keyword
Only lists verses where the keyword is omitted from the second text as compared to the first.
·    Verse Length
Compares the verse word count according to an entered range and marks the different words

Word Level

To use the Word Level method

·    Select the Primary and Secondary text files using the two selection boxes.
·    Enter the reference or range in the Entry Box (book, chapter, verse, or range. See Advanced Bible Search for range details)
·    Select the Method you desire
·    Click Compare

The results will be displayed under a Comp Tab in the Results Panel.


Instead of entering the reference in the Entry Box, you enter the Keyword.
For example, if you select AV-1769 as the primary text, ASV as the secondary and enter the word Christ in the Entry Box, you will find the ASV omits Christ in 19 verses.

To view a non-marked up verse in context, click the underlined reference at it will display in the Bible Panel.

The Keyword method will only display omissions from the second text as compared to the first text. The user must switch the files and make the second text primary to reverse the comparison.

Verse Length

This method will find all the verses between the texts that are equal to or more than the number entered in the Word Range Box.

That is, if 3 is entered in the Word Range Box Bible Analyzer will compare the Secondary Text to the Primary Text and display all the verses that have a word count difference of 3 or more.

So Bible Analyzer will count the words accurately when Verse Length is selected, the Ignore Punctuation and Ignore Case options are checked. If the Secondary text is the AV-1611, Ignore Spelling is checked and Ignore Compound (Words) is available.

Also, if a low number is entered in the Word Range Box, especially when a modern version is compared with the AV, Bible Analyzer can take several seconds to sort out the large number of differences. The time it takes is directly proportional to the number entered. The lower the number the longer the time.

Bible Analyzer can understand most conventional book and chapter abbreviations, if an Entry Error occurs, consult the Quick Help Tab.

How to Read Bible Text Comparison's Display

The display will show the results in three columns. The first column will show the primary text; the second the differences text; the third the secondary text.

Bible Text Comparison uses brackets, a bold font, and color coding to reveal the differences in texts. Below is an example of Matt. 1:25 comparing the Authorized Version 1769 text and the ASV (with punctuation and case ignored),

Mat 1:25,
and knew her not till she had brought forth +a -her -firstborn son and he called his name jesus

The Dark Red +a indicates the word a is added to the default text (here the AV).
The Dark Blue -her -firstborn shows the words her firstborn are omitted.

In short,
Dark Red =  added
Dark Blue =  subtracted

To view a non-marked up verse in context, click the teal colored underlined reference (Mat 1:25), and it will display in the Bible Window Pane.

The normal black text with the dark blue is the reading of the Primary text. The black text with the dark red is the reading of the Secondary text.

The number of differences Bible Text Comparison displays in its results is a count of every added or subtracted word. In the example above it would show three differences. Although this method of counting is aggressive, it is necessary to have consistent results.