Bible SuperSearch

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me. - Jesus Christ, John 5:39

About Bible SuperSearch

Bible SuperSearch is an web-based Bible passage lookup and search script. It is available for download on our downloads page. You may also download SQL dumps of several Bibles here.

Bible SuperSearch has a user friendly interface that is easy to incorporate into your web site layout. The standard interface is the one you see on

Or, if you want, you can create your own search form. 

You may preview the interface choices here.

Bible SuperSearch has many features, including

  • Multiple Bible and Foreign Language Support
  • Several Bible versions included, many more available for download.
  • Parallel Bible – look up passages in up to four Bibles at once.
  • Switch formatting
    • Nice formatting
    • Easy to copy formatting
  • Choose text size and style.
  • Looking up verses or passages with standard references. Ex: Rom 5:8 or Jn 3:16-18
  • Looking up multiple passages at once. Ex: Rom 5:8; Jn 3:16-18; Rom 10:9,13
  • “Browsing Buttons” allow easy browsing between chapters and books.
    • Searching for
      • Any word
      • All Words
      • Exact Phrase
      • Boolean search (with support for grouping terms using parentheses.)
      • Proximity Search: All words, within 5 verses or N verses.
      • Chapter Search: All words, within the same chapter.
  • Advanced search page
  • Easily see a verse in its context.
  • Searches show 20 verse results per page, but will display all results on request
  • Search within a particular section of Scripture, such as Law, Major Prophets, or Gospels
  • Specify a passage or passages and search within it.

For the webmaster, Bible SuperSearch offers:

  • Fully customizable web interface
  • Several web interfaces to choose from
  • Easy installation manager that bypasses the need to use PHPMyAdmin
  • Testing tool that makes sure the install was successful

System Requirements

These vary depending on which version you are using.
Below are the requirements for the current version.

  • Webserver
  • PHP 4.0 through 5.x (PHP 7 is NOT currently supported)
  • MySQL 3.23 or better
  • 6 MB MySQL database space
  • 12 MB web space (6MB minimum)
  • If more than one Bible is desired, 6MB additional MySQL space and 6MB (temporary) webspace is required per Bible.

Why Bible SuperSearch?

All Christian websites should have a Bible Lookup/Search tool

I believe that all Christian websites deserve to have their own Bible look up and search tool that doesn’t link to another search website that they don’t necessarily agree with. We should be spreading the Word of God abroad, but not have to link to some other website to do so.

Intuitive to Use

Bible SuperSearch is intuitive in it’s use. The use of most of it’s functionality can easily be determined from the web interface alone.

It also accepts most common passage reference notations and most common book name abbreviations, making passage retrieval simple.

Easy to Read

The Bible text is displayed in Arial (sans-serif) by default, making it easier to read. If the text is easy to read, users will read more. A future version will include the ability to change font size and type.

Easy to Copy

The Bible text is displayed with formatting that allows it to be copied and pasted easily into other documents, with little or no text, graphics, and tables that need to be edited out first.

Easy to Install

Bible SuperSearch is made avaliable with an installer program that sets the software up quickly, without requiring any knowledge of PHP or MySQL to do so. If you know how to:

  1. Upload files to a website, 
  2. Make a link from one webpage to another, and
  3. Browse the Internet,

you will have no problems installing Bible SuperSearch.

Freely Available

Bible SuperSearch is freely available. The only thing we ask is that you support the project if you can afford to do so. The software is released under the GNU GPL open source license, giving you the freedom to modify and customize any part of the SOFTWARE.

Bible SuperSearch and is a ministry of Preserved Word Ministries.

Bible SuperSearch © 2005 - 2018 P.O. Box 128, Byron Center, MI 49315 616.730.2920