Quote Bible passages on your blog with the Embed Passage tool

Ever wanted to quickly and easily paste a Bible passage from BibleGateway.com into your blog or website? We’ve just added a tool that makes it easy to post Scripture passages from certain translations on your blog: the Embed Passage tool.

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The Embed Passage tool automatically creates a cleanly-formatted version of the Bible passage you’re reading, which you can then paste into a blog or website. It also generates a URL that links straight to the passage.

To use it, just click on the Embed Passage button in the row of icons above the Bible passage you’re reading. You’ll see a window like this:

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Here’s how it works:

  • The Passage field shows you which Bible passage is currently being used. If you want to change the range of quoted verses, you can do so by editing the book name or numbers and clicking Update.

  • To copy a permanent link to the Bible passage, click once in the Link field to select it, and copy it by right-clicking and selecting Copy. Alternately, press Control-C (Command-C on Macs).
  • To copy the entire Bible passage, click once in the Embed field to select it, and copy it (see the instructions in the above step).
  • You can then paste the link or the passage text directly into a blog or HTML editor. To paste it, right-click and select Paste, or press Control-V in Windows (Command-V on Macs).

By default, the Embed tool leaves verse numbers in the passage, but does not display footnotes, headings, or cross-references. You can toggle any of those options by clicking Show embed options at the bottom of the window and checking or unchecking the appropriate boxes:

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We hope this tool makes it easier for you to link to or quote Scripture on your website or blog. Give it a try and let us know what you think, and how we can improve it. You can also post your thoughts and suggestions on the Bible Gateway fan page on Facebook.

Currently, the Embed Passage tool only works with our public domain Bibles, like the King James Version, and a few others, like the New King James Version, the New Century Version, and The Message. In the future, we hope to expand it to cover all of our Bibles. Here’s a list of Bibles currently supported:

  • American Standard Version

  • King James Version
  • Young’s Literal Translation
  • Darby Translation
  • 21st Century King James Version
  • New King James Version
  • The Message
  • Douay Rheims 1899 American Edition
  • Worldwide English New Testament
  • New Century Version

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  1. Welcome to the Bible Gateway blog!
  2. All about the Verse of the Day
  3. How to change your default Bible version
  4. Get your Bible reading plan via daily email: public beta announcement
  5. Linking to the Bible Gateway: Links and parameters and variables, oh my!

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