To find a Bible verse for a specific reference, find the book in a Bible's table of contents, and look for the chapter where the verse is located. Many online Bible resource guides also provide search tools where you can look for a Bible verse by typing in an excerpt of the verse or inputting the book and chapter, if applicable.Continue Reading
The formats of many Bible versions allow for easy searches of verses according to Scriptures, topics, books and chapters. Typical Bible versions have the titles printed and thumb-indexed on the side of the books, allowing for easy navigation of the Bible without going through the table of contents.
To find a verse for the Book of John, for example, look for John on the indexed tabs, and look for the chapter (often indicated by a larger number). The chapter is also the first number before the colon. The number after the colon is the verse. In John 3:16, for example, John is the title of the book, 3 is the chapter and 16 is the verse.
To find a Bible verse for a specific reference through the Internet, use a Bible reference guide such as Biblegateway, and enter a keyword, phrase or topic into the search box. Select a Bible version, and click Search to find the Bible verse you are looking for.Learn more about The Bible