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#1 StephenFroggatt

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Posted 23 March 2020 - 06:40 AM

I have a list of Bible references starting like this:

 

 Num. 7:12; Acts 17:18; Zech. 14:15; 2 Cor. 5:2; 1 Cor. 14:12 ...

 

I need to sort them into the order of the Bible books.

 

So far I can paste all the references into the Accordance Search bar and get all the verses required in the main window, but there seems to be no option to sort the search results into Bible order.

 

I had a look in Accordance but couldn't see a quick way, so am currently having to use a Custom Sort in a spreadsheet which is very long-winded, and only partially successful.

 

Was there a quick way in Accordance that I missed?

 

Keep safe, keep caring, keep praying!

 
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Posted 23 March 2020 - 08:46 AM

Hi Stephen,

 

Try this, it works for me: copy the references into the search pane to bring up the verses. They come up in the order that you put them in. Then, select all, and right click on "add selection to" and "new reference list tab"; you should now get the verses in the order of the Biblical text you're using. You can then select all and copy as "references".

 

I hope that can help.


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Posted 24 March 2020 - 05:06 PM

Thank you, Donald - that works a treat!

 

A couple of clicks and this list:

Num. 7:12; Acts 17:18; Zech. 14:15; 2 Cor. 5:2; 1 Cor. 14:12; Gen. 4:4; Col. 4:15; Titus 1:2; Ex. 10:14; 1 Kings 21:1; Judg. 11:16; Hab. 1:8; Ezek. 47:19; Phil. 2:6; Philem. 1:10; James 1:2; 2 Sam. 19:11; Luke 5:26; 1 Th. 1:5; Mark 10:46; John 4:31; Deut. 2:13; Psa. 42:7; Esth. 1:2; Job 20:11; Matt. 10:4

 

Becomes this list:

Gen. 4:4; Ex. 10:14; Num. 7:12; Deut. 2:13; Judg. 11:16; 2 Sam. 19:11; 1 Kings 21:1; Esth. 1:2; Job 20:11; Psa. 42:7; Ezek. 47:19; Hab. 1:8; Zech. 14:15; Matt. 10:4; Mark 10:46; Luke 5:26; John 4:31; Acts 17:18; 1 Cor. 14:12; 2 Cor. 5:2; Phil. 2:6; Col. 4:15; 1 Th. 1:5; Titus 1:2; Philem. 1:10; James 1:2

 

Much quicker than doing it manually!

 

Keep safe, keep caring, keep praying!

 
Every blessing,
Stephen

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