In this article, you'll learn how to add, edit and delete Scriptures in your EasyWorship Schedule. You'll also learn about Search functions that are new to EasyWorship, making it easier than ever to find, customize and present Scriptures to your audience.


Scriptures can be turned off completely in EasyWorship in the Edit>Options>Scriptures menu.  If you don't see a Scriptures tab in EasyWorship or if you want to turn it off, go to Edit > Options > Scriptures and either check or un-check the box to "Enable support for displaying Scriptures".


Add A Scripture To The Schedule


  1. Click on the Scriptures tab in the Resource Area.
  2. Select a version of the Bible from the Resource Library on the left.
  3. To search the Scriptures by reference, click on the icon in the Search field above the Resource Area. When it looks like a line list  , it's set to search by reference.
  4. Type your reference in the search box above the Resource Area.
  5. Drag-and-drop the selected scripture to the Schedule Area.
  6. To search the Scriptures by keyword, click on the icon in the Search field above the Resource Area. When it looks like a magnifying glass  , it's set to contextual search (i.e., keyword).
  7. Type in any word or phrase to find what you’re looking for.
  8. Drag-and-drop the selected scripture to the Schedule Area.


Quick Search


  • For a reference search such as 1 Thessalonians 1:3:

  1. In the search box, type "1 The". EasyWorship will then auto-complete the book name for you as 1 Thessalonians.
  2. Press the Spacebar, then type in the chapter, 1
  3. Press the Spacebar, then type in the verse, 3


Contextual Search


  • For a contextual search, like the word "hope":


  1. To search the Scriptures by keyword, click on the icon in the Search field above the Resource Area. When it looks like a magnifying glass  , it's set to contextual search (i.e., keyword).
  2. Type in the word hope.
  3. Every verse in the bible with the word "hope" will be listed.


Adding Consecutive Scriptures


  • For consecutive verses:


  1. You may like to add consecutive verses to the schedule at one time, such as John 1:1-7.
  2. Under the Scriptures Tab in the Resource Area, select the version of the Bible you would like to use from the Resource Library on the left.
  3. To search the Scriptures by reference, click on the icon in the Search field above the Resource Area. When it looks like a line list  , it's set to search by reference.
  4. Type your scripture range in the Search field (e.g., John 1:1-7). The scriptures are automatically highlighted below in the Resource List.
  5. Drag-and-drop the selected block of verses to the Schedule Area.
  6. You may also type a single scripture in the Search field (e.g., John 1:1), then click on the first verse, hold down the Shift key on the keyboard, click on the last verse in the range of verses you want to include, then drag-and-drop the selected block of verses to the Schedule Area.
  7. By default, EasyWorship will reflow the text to a new slide when the maximum text area is filled.


Adding Multiple Non-Consecutive Verses


  1. You may want to use multiple non-consecutive scriptures such as Genesis 1:1, 5, 7, 8 and 12.
  2. Under the Scriptures Tab in the Resource Area, select the version of the Bible you would like to use from the Resource Library on the left.
  3. Search for and click on your desired scripture (e.g., Genesis 1:1), then hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard and click each verse you want to display.
  4. Drag-and-drop the selected verses to the Schedule Area.
  5. EasyWorship will separate each verse into its own slide.


Scripture Reflow


Here's how to change the default Scripture Reflow setting so EasyWorship will create a new slide for each verse.



  1. Click on the Edit menu in the main toolbar.
  2. Click Options.
  3. Under Live, select Scripture.
  4. Check the option to Break on new verse.
  5. Click OK.


Using Scripture on the Fly


Single Verse


  1. Click on the Scriptures tab in the Resource Area.
  2. Select the Bible version you want to use from the Resource Library on the left.
  3. Type the scripture reference in the Search field above the Resource Area.
  4. Double-click the selected scripture to make it Go Live.


Multiple Verses


  1. Click on the Scriptures tab in the Resource Area.
  2. Select the Bible version you want to use from the Resource Library on the left.
  3. Type the scripture reference in the Search field above the Resource Area.
  4. Hold down the Shift key on the keyboard, then use your mouse to click consecutive verses, OR hold down the Ctrl key on the keyboard and use your mouse to click multiple non-consecutive verses. Once the verses have been highlighted, click the Play button next to the Search field to make your selection Go Live.


Editing Scriptures


  1. Drag-and-drop a scripture to the Schedule Area.
  2. Right-click on the scripture in the Schedule.
  3. Click on Edit Item.
  4. In the Schedule Editor, make any needed changes (editing scripture is the same process as editing a song in the Schedule).



Sorting Scriptures


  1. Click the Reference header to sort your scriptures either Ascending from Genesis to Revelation or Descending from Revelation to Genesis.
  2. Or, click the gear icon at the bottom of the Scriptures Library and select Sort by and choose Ascending or Descending.