Resources: STEPBible.org

STEP Bible stands for Scripture Tools for Every Person. Made available by Tyndale House Cambridge in the UK, this site offers a variety of Bible study tools, such as various translations, studies of the original languages, commentaries, and dictionaries. Disclaimer: I don’t receive anything from Tyndale House for promoting this resource on my blog.

This is what the main screen looks like – it’s clear and uncluttered, just the way I like it.

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The main feature that distinguishes it from other sites, such as Blue Letter Bible or Biblia, is the fact that you control most of what you do in the text itself or with the search bar at the top. Here are examples of how to use their color coordinated search tool:

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For instance, you can tell the site to search for the word “throne” in the context of David, but only in the prophets and the NT. That’s pretty awesome, and here’s what it looks like:

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Another strong feature of this site is that it shows you information about the original languages and how often and where a certain Hebrew or Greek word occurs. For example, the word “said” in Genesis 1:

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It gives you the meaning, occurrences, and related words all in a matter of seconds. If this doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what will.

In my last example, I want to find all the references in the ESV where the Greek word for righteousness occurs, but only in the book of Romans. Seems like a pretty tedious task, but not with STEP Bible! Here’s how it’s done:

First type in “ESV” to select the Bible version. Then type in Romans and select the [Bible] option. You can already see all the other searches the site could perform for you.

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Then type in “righteousness” and select the main Greek word (dikaiosune).

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And here you go:

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Personally, I think resources like STEPBible.org from Tyndale House are priceless and the fact that they make this available to the public free of charge is absolutely wonderful! For more information on how to get the most out of this site, be sure to visit www.STEPBible.org/videos

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