Context/Content/ChapterMission Statement: Integrating Bible searches with intuition and integrity.
To assist you to review the wider context of PIB Scriptures, TalkToTheWord has a complete Bible Chapter Search. Each chapter can be searched by the book abbreviation and chapter but WITHOUT spaces and NO verse numbers, e.g. 1Sam1, 2Tim1 or Jam5 will return the whole chapter. Spaces or punctuation confound the natural language understanding (NLU) for exact searches.
This feature is available in host sites that do not have word limits: Cisco Webex Teams, FB Messenger, Microsoft Web Chat, Skype, Slack and Telegram (Google Assistant only for audible machine reading). TalkToTheWord is not designed as an exact verse search - there are many websites for exact word and verse matches.
The TalkToTheWord concordance Context Search is also supplemented by a Content Search of both the Old and New Testaments. PIB Scriptures that are returned by the concordance use the format: "John 3:16." Verses that are returned by the content search use the format: "John 3 [16.]" or sometimes without a verse number, e.g. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life." (i.e. if the content is from the middle of a paragraph where verse numbers have been deleted). Copying the whole PIB Scripture back into a Google web search will locate the verse number if this is ever omitted by the Content Search.
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Verse numbers:TalkToTheWord has deleted most of the verse numbers from the chapters of the World English Bible. The verse numbers were added in the 16th century to aid referencing sentences. However, they are not Divinely inspired in the same way the original books of the Bible are. Indeed they have been an invaluable Bible study tool for 460 years, but do not contradict the verses:
I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book, if anyone adds to them, may God add to him the plagues which are written in this book. If anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, may God take away his part from the tree of life, and out of the holy city, which are written in this book.
Every word of God is flawless. He is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Don't you add to his words, lest he reprove you, and you be found a liar.
Modern paragraph spaces are a better framework for understanding the whole meaning of a text. Even the punctuation used in modern translations is not found in the original text though it assists our comprehension. Paragraphs and sentences that were broken up with verse numbers sometimes distract readers from the wider context and so from the meaning of the Scripture.
Because the PIB Scriptures returned by TalkToTheWord are not being read within the whole paragraph or chapter, it is important to encourage users to review the sentences in their original context. For this reason, the majority of the Bible verse numbers have been removed from the PIB Chapter Search so that the whole context is read rather than just those sentences limited to the same PIB Scripture numbers. I.e. less is more: Verse numbers give us a location, like a house number on a street, and removing all but the numbers on the street corner forces us to look at the row of houses - observing how they compliment each other - rather than focussing on just one house by itself.
The Bible verse numbers that have been retained are either at the beginning of paragraphs or every 5 - 10 verses depending on the amount of text. Some sites hosting TalkToTheWord do not support paragraphs so the remaining numbers provide that framework as well as providing reference points, as originally intended. PIB Scriptures have the verse numbers in front, rather than afterwards, to assist with learning techniques.