Cross-references are often included with Bibles to lead you to other places in the Bible that relate to the verse you are reading. Cross-references can help you see how Scripture interprets Scripture. As Martin Luther said, “Scripture is its own expositor.”
You usually see cross-references, in print, in the center column of your Bibles. In PocketBible, you will find cross-references included with some of our Bibles (i.e. NIV, ESV, HCSB, NABRE), some commentaries reference related verses in their comments, and of course, in the ultimate cross-reference resource: Treasury of Scripture Knowledge. The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge is a classic Bible study resource known for its exhaustive cross-references covering the entire Bible—over 500,000 entries in all—and is free for use in PocketBible.
Viewing cross-references in PocketBible
Verse references are hyperlinked in PocketBible meaning you can click or tap on them to view the related verse. In PocketBible for Windows PC, you can hover your mouse arrow over the cross-reference to see the verse quoted without even going to the verse. If you do click or tap to go to the verse and view it in context, all versions of PocketBible include Back buttons (usually an arrow) which will return you to your starting verse.
Making your own cross-references in PocketBible
PocketBible gives you a mechanism via its Notes feature to record your own thoughts on related verses. Anytime you put a verse reference in a note, PocketBible will link it automatically so you can view the verse with a tap (or hover).
Turning cross-references on/off in PocketBible
Cross-references in PocketBible Bibles can be turned on/off for ease of reading. In PocketBible for iOS, tap on the Menu button and choose Settings and Footnote Style. Choose Hide to completely eliminate footnote indicators; Mark will show the asterisk to mark a cross-reference or footnote; Expand will show you the entire footnote inset in the text. In PocketBible for Windows, choose Edit | Options from the menu and there is a drop down box for Translator’s Footnotes to turn them on/off/expand. Similar options are available in other versions of PocketBible (and planned but not yet available for PocketBible for Android).Tags: features, PocketBible