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#35689 Is there a Bible that can be edited?

Posted by APsit190 on 25 March 2019 - 04:49 PM

Is there an available module that lets you edit, add commentary/notes, and so forth?

Actually that is what e-Sword does. You have the Study Note editor which acts like a wide margin in an actual Wide Margin edition of the Bible, and you have a Topic Note editor which acts like a note page one can insert in a Loose Lead (Wide Margin) edition of the Bible. The beaut thing with the Study note editor, you can sync your notes with the verse that you are making notes on.


Not only that, you can also underline and/or highlight text in the Bible Window. 


With that said, I think what you are looking for is to put notes in the Bible Window, of which e-Sword doesn't have that capability. That said, the Study Note editor serves really well for making notes on verses, editing and/or deleting them.


Trust you will find this helpful.

#35404 Tool tip to multiple strongs numbers in dictionary file

Posted by APsit190 on 22 February 2019 - 01:25 PM

Sometimes a definition is equated to multiple strongs numbers.


I have tried something like..




÷H301; H1351; H1352





And instead of giving three lookups it is giving one lookup with all three. which really doesnt match anything.


Any idea how to solve this?



Of what you are trying to do or achieve, will not work in e-Sword. Tooltips will only work on a "one at a time" basis. This means that one cannot, for a lack of a better way to describe it, combine three or four Strong numbers to appear as a single tooltip with each giving its own definition. And the main reason for this is that e-Sword has not been programmed to output such a method. And that is primarily where its at.


To be able to get something like that to happen, an array needs to be added in e-Sword's code, in where it multiple Strong references can appear with their own definition as a single tooltip, looking something like this:











can appear.


At the moment no such an array is in e-Sword's code.


Sorry I can't be of much better help than that.




#35260 Can anyone explain how Dropbox can be used with e-Sword

Posted by APsit190 on 03 February 2019 - 03:29 AM

You added for which I am grateful. I think I might have gotten the solution by much "more" trial and error. I'll report back definitively when I am sure. Thanks!

Watch video which will help you how you can get Dropbox to work in e-Sword.



Trust you will find it helpful.





Posted by APsit190 on 25 January 2019 - 02:16 PM

I am just curious...since I don't have mysword...and I don't have a device that could use such an app. I was thinking about getting a tablet and getting an app or program to run on it. 1.What do you think I need in the way of minimum spec. on a tablet? 2.What are the alternatives to mysword?

MyBible is as far better program than MySword when it actually comes to freeware. The bottomline with MySword, despite the fact that it still has a long way to go in making it a really good and effective freeware Bible study tool, is that it's not crippleware, unlike MySword is.


Here is the extreme the developers has crippled the "free" version of MySword.

  • Unable to cut, copy and paste
  • Unable to print.

The very basics of any half decent program to be able to do has been cut out. You seriously can't make this stuff up, and shows ludicracy that the MySword developers have gone to by crippling the program. And if you want these basic features, you have to pay them for it.


Personally, I really don't care about the rest of the features they cut out in the "freeware" version, as I wouldn't use them. However, to cut out the basic needs of a program, and so to cripple it to such an extent, to where you can't really do anything with it, is stupidity taken to an extreme.


So, regarding what you want on a Tablet is going to be dependant on what platform is you want. So here are the three, with my recommendation for Bible Software:

  1.  Windows Surface Pro. e-Sword
  2. iPad. e-Sword HT
  3. Android. With regard to tablets and other mobile devices, Samsung's Galaxy Tab, or Galaxy Note 9, or Galaxy S9 phone - MyBible

I'll add a bonus recommendation, which is, regarding Apple's macBook, and macBook Pro - e-Sword X


I trust that you will find this helpful.





Posted by APsit190 on 24 January 2019 - 04:46 PM

MySword is not my main Bible study program, but e-Sword is. That said, MySword is there on my Tablet and Phone because I can do some reading, and take notes to share. Beyond that, I find that MySword is nowhere as effective as e-Sword when it comes to Bible study.


Moreover, the freeware version of MySword is nothing more than crippleware. And to call it "freeware," is nothing more than an insult to creators of  fully capable freeware Bible Study software (applications). 


By the way, telling the developers of MySword that the freeware version is nothing more than crippleware is not a welcomed type of feedback they like or want. All they want is just the gloss and the hype.

#34927 Joy to the World

Posted by APsit190 on 24 December 2018 - 12:45 AM

Its that time of the year again, and one in which, if not all, certainly most of us celebrate every year.






#34861 About the TDNT

Posted by APsit190 on 13 December 2018 - 09:05 PM

To all and sundry and etc,


Due to the fact that over the years there has been quite a bit of discussion about the TDNT (and you could also include the TWOT), and the requests for it to be made available as a resource for e-Sword, I thought I would do something that was quite a nerve wracking experience.


I emailed the publisher. Totally unreal. I have to admit that this was quite a scary thing to do, but one the less I did it. So without further ado, here is the incriminating evidence:


To whom this may be directed to

Dear Sir/Madam,
This is a request for the TDNT unabridged edition to be made available for e-Sword. This request is not merely a result of  my own wishes, or because I'm a huge supporter and user of e-Sword despite that being a fact, but rather it comes more so as a result of the number of requests made on the e-Sword Users' support website, BibleSupport.com

This request and inquiry is not an official request, and I do not represent e-Sword in any official or unofficial capacity, but rather that as a user of the product and a supporter of it.
e-Sword is perhaps the most popular free Bible Study software in the world. This is, by no means, an exaggerated claim, as it can be measured by the number of users and members of BibleSupport.com, of which it has a membership of 207,760 e-Sword users. Of what the actual numbers of e-Sword users there are internationally, one could estimate it as perhaps over 1 million plus.

With that said, e-Sword is a serious Bible study tool, which has perhaps the largest repository of free resources, of which the overwhelming majority of them have been created by members of BibleSupport.com.

Some of the free titles that users enjoy are:
  • Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures
  • College Press Bible Study Textbook
  • Cambridge Greek Testament for Schools and Colleges

Just to name a mere few.

Of the premium resources e-Sword users have access to are:
  • New International Commentary of the Old Testament
  • New International Commentary of the New Testament
  • Believers Bible Commentary
  • Bible Knowledge Commentary
Just to name a mere few.

So, as you can see, just by a few samples of titles of what is available for e-Sword, makes this program a very serious study tool for  Bible College, University, and Seminary students. But also for Pastors and Academics, of which there a quite number of them using the program. Therefore, to have the  unabridged edition of the TDNT as part of the e-Sword library would be regarded as a huge and prestigious honor.

Thank you for your time, and await your reply.

Respectfully yours,

Stephen Jovanovic.


Now, I hope for a reply, and  will post up here when I get if.





#34824 A Tribute to My Friend, Brent Hildebrand

Posted by APsit190 on 08 December 2018 - 10:45 PM

Miracles happen.  I've been steadily getting better.  Hoping for a durable response.  I was using a wheelchair 6 week ago, would struggle to get out of a chair.  Now I'm with very little pain.  I have a damaged hip that makes walking painful, but I can walk! 

Psalms 139:13-16

(13) For you have possessed my reins: you have covered me in my mother’s womb.

(14) I will praise you; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are your works; and that my soul knows right well.

(15) My substance was not hid from you, when I was made in secret, and curiously worked in the lowest parts of the earth.

(16) Your eyes did see my substance, yet being imperfect; and in your book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

Psalms 103:1-6

(1) Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

(2) Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

(3) Who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases;

(4) Who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with loving kindness and tender mercies;

(5) Who satisfies your mouth with good things; so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

(6) The LORD executes righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.


#oncology #immunotherapy #42dollarsadrop #beforeandafter #feelingbetter #onedayatatime #thankful #survivorsguilt #longroadahead #imnotdeadyet


A coronal view of a past and present CT scan showing resolving disease:


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Hi Brent,

Praise God for what He is doing in you.


Everytime I hear things like this, this verse of Scripture comes to mind because it really expresses the heart of God toward us.


The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is thy faithfulness. (Lam 3:22-23 RSV)


And the beaut thing about it, is one can sing it as well. Woo!





#34720 Problems with e-Sword version 11.2.2

Posted by APsit190 on 20 November 2018 - 10:33 PM

I have ver 11.1 and am quite happy with it. I have always been an early taker of updates of esword, but decided to be a bit slower this time. What does ver 11.2.2 offer over 11.1?



Updated the text controls that are used in all of the editors, Bible window and etc., to a newer or newest version.

#34562 A Tribute to My Friend, Brent Hildebrand

Posted by APsit190 on 16 October 2018 - 04:37 PM

Hi Josh,

I couldn't agree more with you about Brent. From the tone of his posts, and the way the bloke seems to present himself (despite not actually having met him), the impression I get he is an extremely warm and receptive person, and one that is willing to go more than the extra proverbial mile for you. The picture I seem to get is that of him being somewhat similar to Ben Carson, which is, quietly spoken, very forthright, and knows what he is about.


The only downside of this, is that he's not at my end of the world, as I think it would be really interesting to meet him and to actually get to know him.


So on that note, here is my prayer for Brent.


Father, I thank You for Brent. Thank You that You have your hand on his life, and that he is secured in you. I pray that by your grace and goodness, Lord, you heal Brent, and that, God, he is strengthened by You.


I thank You, God for the impact that he has and had on this community, and for the way you have used him, and still use him. I thank You, Lord, for the gifts you have given to Brent so that he has been enabling us to be able to share you Word and bless one another with the tools he has provided for us.


You know, God, it would be really great to see Your hand moving over him, and healing him of this disease, in Jesus name. Amen




#34504 Removing underlined verses after marking them with the "Mark" command

Posted by APsit190 on 06 October 2018 - 05:59 PM

I've noticed in the new module 11.x (I want to update from 9.6, I believe)

The markings are now limited to two selections, thin single line or the removal option. 

Is this a fault or did my download not install them? 

Also in the journal notes of 9.x, you only have the single underline can this be upgraded? 


Thanks and God Bless


That is the way it is in the current version of e-Sword.


To get more info about it, suggest you contact Rick Meyers  and ask him what's up about the underlining options. I sure that he will give you the reasons and etc for what he did.




#34436 My Cotton Patch version won't show in the bible pane of E-Sword

Posted by APsit190 on 18 September 2018 - 03:41 AM

Sorry guys.  I found out what I did wrong.  I didn't tell E-Sword which chapter I desired.  Face Palm.   Sorry again.

Good shooting! That is one thing I haven't done. That said, I won't mention the things I have done. Just too embarrassing.

#34370 A note about e-Sword Official Free and Premium Resources

Posted by APsit190 on 06 September 2018 - 05:22 PM

This is something which came to me as I read  about issues and problems mainly about e-Swords's official (first party), both free and premium resources. And so with that, I want to share a couple of thoughts on these issues and problems some seem to encounter with them.


Whatever the problem one may encounter with official e-Sword resources, whether free or premium , the actual first line of endeavouring to fix it, lies within e-Sword User Guide. This should always one's first port of call  By the way, that also goes with third party resources, such as those downloaded from here.


If the e-Sword user Guide doesn't give the answer, then the next port of call for resolving the problem should be with Rick Meyers. The main fundamental reason is that he is the author of e-Sword, and whatever the problem one may encounter with an official resource, he should know the fix because he is the one who created the program, and would know it like the back of his hand.


For example,  issues or problems around the Search engine in e-Sword, and types of searches that one is endeavouring to make, if the answer isn't in the User Guide, then one really should contact Rick Meyers.


OK, with all that said, the one thing no one can fix is the PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard And Chair) issue. That means the person him/herself who may have actually caused the problem, or may be trying to do something that is outside the bounds of the program. If this is the case, and this actually should be taken into consideration; then it doesn't matter how good others may be in fixing or resolving an issue... No one can fix the PEBKAC.


Trust this has been of some help.





#34324 My YouTube Channel for e-Sword helps, tips, and demos

Posted by APsit190 on 26 August 2018 - 08:51 PM

This is a about 6 minute video about my YouTube channel which has a heap of e-Sword related (and other stuff) content, of which I think may prove helpful to you. Also there is some programming stuff which may prove helpful to you.



Click the Subscribe button so that you can be notified of new uploaded videos relating to e-Sword. If you find them helpful, click on the Like button, and write a comment in the Comments section.




#34272 Study Note Problem

Posted by APsit190 on 15 August 2018 - 03:30 PM

I'm wondering if there is a file size limitation?

Yes there is. It is important to understand that because e-Sword is a Database Reader, which also has the capability of generating Database files by the note editors, it is limited by the type of Database Management System (DBMS) it uses. SQLite is a Relational DBMS, of which it can hold only a certain amount of Tables and Records, and a certain amount of data within that system. As to what the actual maximum capacity for SQLite DBMS is, I have no idea. That said, if the data exceeds the capacity of what that system is able to hold/handle, then generally that system will crash, and/or there will be a loss of data, or that the database file becomes corrupted.


My recommendation, is that rather than using the default machine (e-Sword) generated note file (as in your situation, the study.notx file), and placing all your data in it, that you create new study note files specific to the area of study that you are doing. To create a new study note file, simply press the Crtl key and click the Right mouse button, then in the pop-up context menu, click on New. Then in the New File dialog, type in a unique filename which relates to the study you are doing.


Trust this information is helpful to you.