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

Books of the Bible


Books by their Biblical Order
Order Full Name Abbreviations * Chapters
1 Genesis Gen, Gn 50
2 Exodus Ex, Exo, Exod 40
3 Leviticus Lev, Lv 27
4 Numbers Num, Nm, Nu 36
5 Deuteronomy Deut, Dt 34
6 Joshua Josh, Jos, Jsh 24
7 Judges Judg, Jdg 21
8 Ruth Ruth, Rth 4
9 1 Samuel 1 Sam, 1 Sm 31
10 2 Samuel 2 Sam, 2 Sm 24
11 1 Kings 1 Ki 22
12 2 Kings 2 Ki 25
13 1 Chronicles 1 Chron, 1 Chr 29
14 2 Chronicles 2 Chron, 2 Chr 36
15 Ezra Ezr, Ez 10
16 Nehemiah Neh, Ne 13
17 Esther Esth, Est 10
18 Job Jb 42
19 Psalms Ps 150
20 Proverbs Pro, Prov 31
21 Ecclesiastes Ecc, Ec 12
22 Song of Solomon Song, SOS 8
23 Isaiah Isa, Is 66
24 Jeremiah Jer, Je 52
25 Lamentations Lam 48
26 Ezekiel Eze, Ezek 12
27 Daniel Dan, Dn 5
28 Hosea Hos 14
29 Joel Jl 3
30 Amos Am, Ams 9
31 Obadiah Obad, Ob 1
32 Jonah Jon, Jnh 4
33 Micah Mic, Mch 7
34 Nahum Nah, Nh, Nhm 3
35 Habakkuk Hab, Hb 3
36 Zephaniah Zeph, Zep 3
37 Haggai Hag, Hg 2
38 Zechariah Zech, Zec 14
39 Malachi Mal, Ml 4
40 Matthew Matt, Mt 28
41 Mark Mark, Mk 16
42 Luke Lk, Lu 24
43 John Jn 21
44 Acts Act, Ac 28
45 Romans Rom, Rm 16
46 1 Corinthians 1 Cor 16
47 2 Corinthians 2 Cor 13
48 Galatians Gal 6
49 Ephesians Eph, Ephes 6
50 Philippians Phil, Php 4
51 Colossians Col 4
52 1 Thessalonians 1 Thess 5
53 2 Thessalonians 2 Thess 3
54 1 Timothy 1 Tim 6
55 2 Timothy 2 Tim 4
56 Titus Tit 3
57 Philemon Phile, Phm, Phlm 1
58 Hebrews Heb 13
59 James Jas, Jm 5
60 1 Peter 1 Pet, 1 Pt 5
61 2 Peter 2 Pet, 2 Pt 3
62 1 John 1 Jn 5
63 2 John 2 Jn 1
64 3 John 3 Jn 1
65 Jude Jud 1
66 Revelation Rev 22


Lost in Translation? Do all Bibles really say the same things?

1. Is it hard to get to heaven?

Mark 10:24


And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!


The disciples were amazed at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, “Children, how hard it is [] to enter the kingdom of God!


And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is [] to enter the kingdom of God!


A Brief Summary of the Bible

The Bible is more than just a history book. The Bible is the inspired Word of God. All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Timothy 3:16). “[G]iven by inspiration of God” literally means “God breathed.” The Bible is God’s Word. God brought it into existence, and it is infallible. The human writers wrote what God’s Holy Spirit moved them to write. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost. (2 Peter 1:21).

The Bible reflects the attributes of it’s author. God’s word is pure. The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. (Psalms 12:6) (See also Ps 19:8, 119:140; Prov 30:5). God’s word is true. Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth. (John 17:17) (See also Ps 119:142, 151, 160; Rev 21:5). God’s word is perfect. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. (Psalms 19:7) (See also Ps 119:56, James 1:25). God’s word is righteous. Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way. (Psalms 119:128) (See also Ps 19:8, 119:72)

Despite being written by dozens of human writers over a span of thousands of years, the Bible is unified in it’s basic message of God’s love, mercy and forgiveness toward mankind. (more…)

Legacy and Current Software

A few users have expressed concern about our new software, especially since it relies on our API.

We believe our new client software is very easy to install.  It’s also able to be used on websites not equipped with PHP and / or MySQL.  So it is more usable than our legacy software.  That being said, the client software runs off of our API located at  Unlike our legacy software, it does not run completely on your website.  We will soon release the code for our API, bundled with our client.  This bundle will allow running the current version of the software completely on your site.  Please see our downloads page.

For those who have concerns about using our client software, you may continue to use the legacy software as we’re still supporting it with bug fixes for now.  (However, it is not supported in PHP 7 or above.)   We are also in the process of adding several more skins to the software.

Bible SuperSearch 2.6.0 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of Bible SuperSearch 2.6.0.  This is a complete rebuild of the software from the ground up.

Last summer, we released our API (version 2.5).  Now, with updates to the API, we are able to release our new frontend client.  The frontend is written in a JavaScript framework (Enyo JS), and retrieves search data via a direct call to the API.  This results in a much faster user experience.

To speed development up, we did not redesign the user interface at this time, but just ported the existing UI to the new software.  However, this does not mean that we will be keeping this look.  In the near future, we will design some nicer, much more modern interfaces to choose from.



  • Everything that existed in Bible SuperSearch 2.2 and earler.
  • Much faster, especially with the proximity searches.
  • Ability to turn on and off Bible versions
  • Official WordPress plugin


As this rebuilt software will replace our older software, we strongly encourage users to upgrade.  The old software will be discontinued at some point.

Beta API Released, Update on Version 4.0 Work

We are excited to announce the beta release of a webservice API for Bible SuperSearch.

We have been working to completely rebuild the software from the ground up into modern PHP and JavaScript frameworks.

This API is the first release of this work.  The API has been built using the Laravel framework, and has most, if not all, of the current (v 2.2) functionality.  It also features a fully optimized verse proximity search algorithm.  The future 4.0 release will incorporate unreleased v3.0 (“Bible SuperSearch Pro”) functionality, along with completely new features.

These features will include:

  • Brand new, streamlined frontend built with Enyo JS
  • Italicization of added words
  • Strongs number search
  • Strongs definitions
  • Native plugins for common content management systems (CMS) including WordPress, Drupal and Joomla
  • More options for displaying, copying, and printing text.
  • Embedded Strongs numbers (for selected Bibles)
  • Statistics for a given passage including readability statistics

Our current software installs completely on your website.  While we believe that this decentralized approach is the best way, we also see that this new JavaScript client will be much easier for the less tech savy to install, and they will not have to maintain a database with it.  CMS plugins should make our software plug-and-play for anyone using those CMS’s.  We will also, at some point in the future, release the API server code as well, and encourage others to run the software independent of our website.

Now, that our basic API is ready, we will begin work on designing and building a completely new and modern user interface.  Along with adding new features to the API, we are hoping to have Bible SuperSearch 4.0 released by April 2018 at the latest.


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