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What is Sympathetic Highlighting?

  • Sympathetic Highlighting works with Bibles which have an Interlinear.
    • Logos uses the original language to determine which words are/(to be) highlighted.
  • Sympathetic Highlighting allows you to highlight text in one Bible and Logos will highlight the corresponding text in the other Bible(s).
    • You will need to check Sympathetic Highlighting in the Visual Filter (the 3 circle icon in your resource ) in each Bible.
    • It is advised to have your Bibles linked together so that the same passage is showing in all Bibles that you want to use Sympathetic Highlighting.
  • This can be useful in seeing how different translations represent the same words.
  • This can be useful when viewing an Original Language and you want to see where/how a word is translated into English.

How can I tell if an Original Language edition will work with Sympathetic Highlighting?

  • Open the Original Language resource and look in the Visual Filter (the 3 circle icon in your resource ). If you see Sympathetic Highlighting in the drop down list, then this resource will work with Sympathetic Highlighting.

Tip: Turning On/Off Sympathetic Highlighting in multiple resources

  • You can turn On/Off Sympathetic Highlighting in all appropriate resources quickly.

  a) In one of your Bibles click on the Visual Filters icon.

  b) Right click on the Sympathetic Highlighting in the drop down menu.

  c) Another pop-up menu will appear.

  • Click on Show in all appropriate resources to turn On Sympathetic Highlighting in all resources that support this.
  • Click on Do not show in any resources to turn Off Sympathetic Highlighting in all resources.



Basic Example

  • In this example we will be using the New American Standard, New King James Version, and the Nestle Aland 27th edition (if you don’t have the NA27, you can still use this example to see how it works with the NAS and the NKJV).
  • Open the Bibles as shown below.

    • Notice that the NAS95 and the NKJV are Interlinear. This is required since the Original Language is searched by Logos when you highlight words.
    • Since we are also using the NA27, you will need to ensure that the passage in the Bibles is a New Testament verse (NA27 is for Greek New Testament only).
  • Let’s link all 3 Bible together: [this is optional, but helps keep the same text visible in all the windows which prevents us from having to scroll to see the highlighted text]
    1. Click on the resource’s icon to have the resource window menu drop down.
    2. Select link A. [repeat steps 1 & 2 for each Bible]

      • Let’s set each Bible to use the Visual Filter Sympathetic Highlighting.
    3. Click on the Visual Filter icon.
    4. Check Sympathetic Highlighting. [repeat steps 3 & 4 for each Bible or see Tip: Turning On/Off Sympathetic Highlighting in multiple resources]

      • Now let’s highlight a word in the NAS95
    5. Highlight a word in the NAS95.
    6. Notice that the other 2 Bibles have a word(s) highlighted. This is the Sympathetic Highlighting in action.
    7. Note: sometimes I found if I have just made a change (new passage, just turned on Sympathetic Highlighting, etc) that if you click on the tab (so as not to deselect the text) that this will get Logos to resume or catchup with the highlighting. If your computer runs Logos a little slow (like mine), then this may take a few seconds.

      • Now let’s try using the Na27 to see how the Greek word is translated into English.
      • Note: you may need to click in an open area of the NAS95 to deselect text first!
    8. Highlight a Greek word in the NA27 Bible.
    9. Notice that Logos has highlighted a word(s) in the other 2 Bibles.

  • Experiment and have fun.

Finding the Names of God in Greek & Hebrew

  • You can find many uses for Sympathetic Highlighting.
  • This example will show you how to find the Names of God from a resource:
    • Then you will use Sympathetic Highlighting in an English Bible to highlight the name to show the name as shown in Greek and in Hebrew.

(click on the image to enlarge)

  1. Open the following resources: (click on the links to have Logos open your resources)
    1. The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names
      (if you use the link it will take you to page 85,
      this article GOD = self-revealing names of GOD in the Old Testament starts on page 81)
    2. KJV (1900) and the NAS95.
      (we open 2 English Bibles, the different wording might be useful when looking for Names of God )
    3. Septuagint with Logos Morphology and the NA27 int.
      (we open 2 here for Greek, one for OT [Septuagint] and one for NT [NA27])
    4. BHS (for OT Hebrew).
    5. You might want to arrange the resources as shown in the above image to help you while using this example.

  2. Now we need to link the Bibles together so the same verses will show in each window
    (see wiki page Linking for help)

    1. Click on the Bible’s icon, in the drop down menu click on Link set A.
    2. Repeat this for all Bibles: KJV, NAS95, Septuagint, NA27, BHS.

  3. Now we need to turn ON Sympathetic Highlighting:

    1. In one of your Bible’s, click on the Visual Filters icon in the Bible’s toolbar.
    2. In the drop down menu, right click on Sympathetic highlighting. In the pop-up, click on Show in all appropriate resources (this will turn ON Sympathetic Highlighting in all your Bibles).

  4. Next we want to make the KJV the default when we click on a scripture
    (in case you use a different Preferred Bible)

    1. In the KJV Bible, click on the KJV icon.
    2. In the drop down menu, click on Send hyperlinks here.

    • Now we are ready to identify Names of God in the 3 languages using Sympathetic Highlighting.

  5. Now lets find a Name of God in the dictionary and locate it in the English Bible:

    1. In The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names locate a Name of God.
    2. Find a scripture reference to this Name of God and click on it.
    3. Notice that after step 5b, the KJV reference box shows that scripture and the KJV is positioned to it.

  6. Now in the Dictionary:

    1. Identify which words for this Name of God that we need to find in our Bible.

    2. In the KJV (or the NAS95) locate the words from step 6a and use your mouse to drag over those words to select them.

    3. Notice that Logos has highlighted these words in the Septuagint and the BHS. (it may take several seconds for Logos to highlight these)
      (if you are using a NT scripture, then look in the NA27, but remember you will not see highlighting in the BHS for NT scriptures)

  7. Now that Sympathetic Highlighting has identified the words in the Septuagint (Greek) and the BHS (Hebrew), you can use your mouse to select these words then use the keyboard to copy them (Ctrl C).
    1. You could paste them into MS Word or another word processor.
    2. I have copied most of them into this Word document.

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