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ESV CrossReference Tool

The ESV CrossReference Tool 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 users hover over a converted link a small pop-up window will appear containing the scripture reference.

Try it for yourself:

  • John 3:14, 16; Ex 24:9
  • Matthew 18:19-20
  • Colossians 3:4-12, 18-19
  • Psalm 23

How does it work?

Once installed onto your website, the CrossReference tool will scan your site for Bible references. Once it finds a Bible reference it will be converted into a hoverable link.

How to Install

Install Manually

Just copy the code below and paste it right before the ending body tag '</body>' of your website.

<script src="http://www.esvapi.org/crossref/crossref.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>

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

Yes. 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 above code at the end of your style sheet.