ESV CrossRef

ESV CrossRef will scan your site for Old and New Testament Bible references. Once it finds a Bible reference on the page it will convert the reference(s) into a hover-able link! Each time a converted link is hovered over, a small pop up will appear containing the scripture reference.

Try it for yourself:

John 3:14, 16; Ex 24:9

Matthew 18:19-20

Colossians 3:4-2, 18-19

Psalm 23

How does it work?

ESV CrossRef once installed onto your website will scan your site for Bible references. Once it finds a Bible reference it will be converted into a hoverable link!

Using ESV CrossRef couldn’t be easier.

Install Manually

Just copy the code below and paste it right before the ending body tag ‘</body>’ of your website.  Its that simple!

<script src="" type="text/javascript"></script>


Install on WordPress

Download the Plugin | Visit the Plugin Website

Can I change the colour/font/size of the links?

Absolutely, all you need to do is add this code to your style-sheet, you may modify it as desired.

a.esvBibleRef { color:#3C7DA8; text-decoration:none; }

Note: If the color you set is not taking effect, try putting the code above at the end of your style sheet.

How can I omit a reference or tag from getting linkified?

Add the class “esv-ignore” to any tag (div, span, p etc.) where you would like to keep content from being linkified. All content within each tag with the class name “esv-ignore” will be ignored by CrossRef.

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