The search box can be used for multiple types of searches:
Scripture References: You can enter a traditional scriptural reference with a book name, chapter, and paragraph number, such as Ether 1:12. Paragraph references can include paragraph ranges and individual paragraph numbers separated by commas, such as Matt. 4:3,5-9,14. A full list of supported book abbreviations can be found here.
LDS Scripture References: You can enter an LDS scriptural reference by prefixing your search with "LDS ", for example, searching for "LDS 1 Ne. 3:7" will take you to the corresponding paragraph in the Restoration Edition.
Keywords: Enter one or more keywords separated by spaces, such as truth light. The search result will list scripture paragraphs having these words or variations of the words, where those listed first are paragraphs where the words show up the most and are closest together. For example, searching for the word do will also return occurences of "does", "did", "done", and "doing".
Exact Phrase: To search for a phrase, enter the phrase in quotes, such as "and it came to pass". For example, searching for "do" will return occurences of "do" and not "does", "did", etc.
Keywords excluding a word: Similar to a keyword search, you can search for keywords where a specific word does not occur. Just put a dash on the front of the word to exclude.
For example, if you wanted to search for the keyword Laman where the word Lemuel is not present, you would search for Laman -Lemuel.
Once your search results come up, you can click a link under "Filter your results" to show only results from that volume of scripture. You can then click on a book to further filter the results. Then click on the red to remove a filter and see more of the results again.
Text Size for Reading
When reading in the scriptures, three buttons are available which change the size of the text to a convenient size for you. Click or tap on a button to resize the text.
Translating LDS Scripture References
The Scripture Reference Translation tool makes it possible to translate LDS scripture references into Restoration Edition references. It is also possible to convert references the opposite direction.
Linking to Scripture References from Other Sites
There are two ways you can easily create a hyperlink to a scriptural reference on the Scriptures.info web site for linking from other web sites such as blogs or social media:
Search for the scriptural reference you want a link to using the Search box on the top left of any page. Once you arrive at the page, you can copy the address (URL) from your browser's address bar and paste it where you like for your hyperlink. Note that if you want to link to a range of paragraphs, you should use this method. For example, you could search for 3 Nephi 3:8-9,13 and then copy the URL from your browser's address bar.
While browsing the scriptures on a desktop computer, when you move your mouse over a paragraph, a button will appear to the right of the paragraph. If you click on the button, it will copy a hyperlink (URL) to that particular paragraph onto your clipboard, which can then be pasted where you like for a hyperlink. This is most convenient if you would like a link to a single paragraph.
Links to the Preview Edition on Scriptures.info
As noted and warned in several places on this web site while the scriptures were in their preview form, some hyperlinks and references have changed with the final version now published :
- All former links to the Doctrine and Covenants (D&C) and Pearls of Great Price in the preview editions no longer work. These two preview volumes have been combined into a single volume, Teachings and Commandments (T&C). Section numbering between the D&C and the T&C are completely different. Due to the work that would be involved, we have not attempted to add logic to this web site that would attempt to redirect old D&C references to the new replacement ones.
- Although some paragraph and chapter numbering in the Old Covenants (Old Testament), the New Testament, and Book of Mormon have changed, old hyperlinks for these volumes on Scriptures.info will continue to work. For Old Testament references, however, you will see that you have been redirected to the new URL path, which uses "oc" instead of "ot".
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