How to Add a BLB Search Bar in Your Browser

You can search the Bible on the Blue Letter Bible website straight from your browser. This can be done with both Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0+ and Mozilla Firefox 2.0+. The instructions below show how to add this tool from each browser:

Adding a BLB Search Bar in Internet Explorer 7.0+

First, make sure you have Internet Explorer 7.0 or a later version, which you can download here. Then, while using Internet Explorer, go to this page:
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/ie/searchguide/en-en/default.mspx

You will notice that there is an orange-yellow box on the right of the page. In the first text box enter the following text:

http://cf.blb.org/search/translationResults.cfm?Criteria=TEST

The default will search the King James Version, however, you can change the Bible version by adding text to the end of the URL, for example:
http://cf.blb.org/search/translationResults.cfm?Criteria=TEST&Version=NKJV

The above example will search the New King James Version (NKJV), but in addition to NKJV, you can use also NLT, NIV, ESV, NASB, RSV, ASV, DBY, YNG, HNV, and VUL.

In the second text box, type:

Blue Letter Bible

Then press the Install button. See the example below:


After clicking on Install, a dialogue box will appear. Click on Add Provider:


On the top-right section of Internet Explorer, click on the Search Options menu (as seen below):


Then select Blue Letter Bible from the list:


Enter your search criterion, then press Enter on your keyboard (or click on the magnifying glass icon). In our example we typed Paul and Silas:


Now you'll see search results on the Blue Letter Bible. Note that this search works for word and phrase searches and not as a verse look-up tool.

Adding a BLB Search Bar in Mozilla Firefox 2.0+

First, make sure you have Mozilla Firefox 2.0 or a later version, which you can download here. Then, while using Mozilla Firefox, go to the following web page:
http://www.searchplugins.net/pluginlist.aspx

In the search box, type Blue Letter Bible and mark the radio button title (exact). Then press the Find Plugin button


Find the Blue Letter Bible plugin (notice the BLB icon), and click on the link that has the letter "I" (for Install).


A dialogue box will appear. Click the Add button.


Now you can start searching the Blue Letter Bible from your Firefox browser. Go to the top-right corner of the browser and click on arrow to the left of the browser search box (step 1), then select Blue Letter Bible from the list (step 2).


Enter your search criterion, then press Enter on your keyboard (or click on the magnifying glass icon). In our example we typed God is love:


Now you'll see search results on the Blue Letter Bible. Note that this search works for both word/phrase searches and for looking up verses (e.g., John 3:16).

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