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 Copying Passage Guide contents to a Note

See the Guides wiki for an explanation of the important differences
between Guides in Logos 8 & earlier versions.

Page Contents

What is the Passage Guide?

The Passage Guide can provide exegesis of either a single verse or a broader passage of scripture through your commentaries or Logos’ textual analysis tools e.g. exposing figurative language, literary typing, interesting words and cultural concepts. It can also provide cross references and parallel passages.
Both Passage Guide and Exegetical Guide focus on passages, but the former does not include sections for word study. However, they can include the same sections

How do I open the Passage Guide?

Opening from the Guides menu


  • Click on Passage Guide in the Guides menu
  • Select a Custom Guide e.g. My Passage Guide

Opening from the right-click Context menu

Right click any part of the passage in your bible to open the Context menu:

  • select Reference on the shaded side e.g. 1 Cor 15:29
  • select Passage Guide or a custom guide on the other side.
    • the guide will open in a new tab.

Opening a saved Passage Guide

When you make changes to sections of a guide, Logos 7 will save that instance of the guide.
Don’t confuse a saved guide with a Custom Guide.

  • Open the Guides menu and click on one of the listed(saved) Passage Guides on the right:

Sections in the Passage Guide

Basic parts of the Passage Guide

Shown here is an example with all sections collapsed.


  1. Passage Guide Menu
    Click on the Passage Guide icon to open the menu.

  2. Title section
    This is found in all guides. The header will show your scripture reference, or if you previously entered a title, it also shows your title. The Title and Description boxes appear when you click on the header.

  3. Opening and Closing Sections
    Sections remember their last used state. If the section was collapsed on the last run, it will begin collapsed the next time.
    To open a section simply click anywhere on the section header.

    Remove a section from the report by clicking on the “X”

  4. Add Sections
    Add allows you to include other sections in your guide, but it is not permanent unless you create a Custom Passage Guide.

Commentaries section

This is the main section of the guide. From here you have access to your commentaries for the passage.

  • The resources are listed according to your prioritization.
  • The more button reveals more commentaries.
  • Hover your mouse over the section heading and notice the Settings button on the right side. Click on Settings and you will see a drop down list of collections for your commentaries.
  • You can have several Commentaries sections; each with its own collection.

Collections section

Unlike Commentaries this section will show resources where your passage is given as a reference in any context.

  • For best results choose a collection of “topical” resources.
  • You can have several Collections sections; each with its own collection.

Cross References section

This section provides references to other passages related to your passage. The top five results have the passage text listed whilst the other results are listed by Bible reference only.

  • Your cross reference resources are listed first. Then there is a combined list of the cross references from all Bibles in your library.

Parallel Passages section

These are passages that have a similar content to your passage, either by quotation or allusion, and they can come from either “Testament”. They are listed under their source “Harmony”-type resource.

Topics section

These are concepts and ideas related to your passage.

  • As Tags you have to click on the topic to reveal the links
  • As Cloud you also have to click on the topic. It is expressed in Wordle format.
  • As a List the topics are presented in a simple list. Click a topic to see the links.

Interesting Words section

This section “lists” the important words that are in the text.

  • Click a word to see where it is mentioned.

Compare Versions section

This section indicates how close is the wording of various translations for your passage, with your chosen bible as the base.

  • Settings allows you to change the bibles and the type of view.

Adding sections to the Passage Guide

Logos allows you to Add various sections to your Passage Guide and some can be added multiple times e.g. Commentaries, Collections.
Some sections that can be added are shown below:

  • Click on Add in the toolbar to see it for youself.
  • See Logos Help for a description.
  • The ones that are grayed out are already in the guide. It also indicates that the section can only be shown once in the guide.
  • Sections which are black in color are available to be added to the guide.
  • If already in the guide it means that the section can be added more than once. Usually these can be customized via Settings after the section is added.
  • When selected the new section will appear at the bottom, but you can drag it to where you want it (or you can drag it from the menu).

In Logos 7, note that the guide is saved when you do this, and the section(s) will only appear for that specific Guide.

Deleting Passage Guides

Deleting a saved Passage Guide

If the guide is already open to a passage:

  1. Click on the guide’s icon to see the drop down menu.
  2. Click on Delete this guide.
  3. Click on the X in the guide’s panel to close the guide.

Otherwise, go to the Guides menu, right click a saved Passage Guide and click Delete.

Deleting a Custom Passage Guide

Warning: if you delete a custom Passage Guide in Logos 7, its saved guides will also be deleted.

  1. Open the Guides menu.
  2. Locate the custom guide that you want to delete and right click on it.
  3. Click Delete.

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