Find a Word in the Bible June 24, 2009

Find a Word in the Bible

This is a fun little unintentional game.

Type in a word, and the program will tell you how many times it appears in the Bible. (The upper left part of the chart represents Genesis; the lower left is Revelation.)

Zeus? He appears twice:


Bonus points for anyone who can find dirty words.

(via Glocal Christianity)

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  • The words “hell” and “devil” are not used until the New Testament.

  • ZombieGirl

    buttocks: 1
    breast: 79
    testicles: 3

  • Karma Jingpa

    Apparently “shit” is in there 6 times….hmmmm.

  • Dennis N

    Goat: 169
    Sheep: 214
    Bull: 159
    Herd: 112
    Slave: 157
    Computer: 0
    America: 0

    And this book is supposed to be timeless, and apply to modern life?

    Atheist or Atheism: 0

  • Claudio I

    Science: 0
    Logic: 0
    Rationality: 0

    Magic: 26


  • Dave

    I don’t know what version of the bible they are using. I tried ‘cock’ and it didn’t show any, but there are definitely cocks in the bible, at least the KJV, eg Mathew 26:34. There doesn’t seem to be much ‘knowing’ going on in the Pentateuch either.

  • Monkfishy

    The best bible research tool I’ve found is NETBible.

  • Antichrist: Exactly 6 times.

  • Jeff Satterley


    I don’t know what version of the bible they are using.

    They’re using the ESV (English Standard Version), according the the “About this page” link.

  • Dave


    Thanks for that – that explains it – esv has roosters instead of cocks.

  • Matt

    Call me juvenile, but I did a search on “the” – turned the whole screen red

  • «bønez_brigade»


    Fred: 0
    Shirley: 0
    Phelps: 0
    Westboro: 0

    Methinks they might not be so “elect”.

  • Stan

    Wait, what? Lucifer doesn’t appear at all.

  • L

    Pants are present only twice in Psalms, and there is very little knowledge (7)–but even less joy (2)–in Genesis.

  • Oh my.

    When I searched the word “kill”, the whole thing was painted red.

    Christianity seems to be a murderous religion.

  • Abbie

    I would REALLY love to see something like that using the original Hebrew and Greek. Word frequency and such, it would be neat to see the patterns.

    At least let us choose the translation (KJV would be interesting) and make the spatial distribution through the books clearer.

    Bring exegesis to the masses!

  • Abbie

    Adam: 26
    Eve: 1,830

    Jacob: 406
    Esau: 110

    Sodom: 50
    Gomorrah: 23

    Moses: 877
    Jesus: 1,176

    Faith: 514
    Reason: 61

  • sylvester said: “When I searched the word “kill”, the whole thing was painted red.”

    Let’s get some perspective here.
    And: 40602
    Lord: 8144
    Love: 796
    Spoke: 562
    Kill: 419

    And that’s not even taking context into account.

  • Wait, what? Lucifer doesn’t appear at all.

    Why does that surprise you?

  • matt

    sex 50
    war 431

    kill 419
    die 589

    murder 67
    rape 2

    sodomy 0
    vagina 0
    penis 0

  • weaves

    i’m amused by hell only being present in the latter half.

    Freedom shows up 10 times

  • Santiago

    I don’t know why, but I find it interesting that “Lord” has a much greater density in the old testament than in the new.

    Also, it should be pointed out that: “Word beginnings are matched. For example, sin also finds occurrences of Sinai”

    Basically, don’t be fooled by words that appear many more times than you’d think, because maybe they just happen to be the beginning of a more common word. “Eve” is a good example, it seems that she’s mentioned a LOT more than Adam, (1,830 for Eve, 26 for Adam) but this is probably due to the fact that it’s counting the “evening”s, “even”s and “eventually”s as well.

  • Santiago

    There seems to be no “hope” in the entire pentateuch, and only a sprinkling in the gospels, although it does appear 174 times overall.

    “Ass” appears quite a few times: 447 instances. Probably most refer to the animal, ass you would expect (hehe, sorry, couldn’t resist)

    The latter half of the old testament does have a few “stupid”s, 12 of them in all.

  • Arnaud

    But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to his brother, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the Sanhedrin. But anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.” (Matt 5:22)

    Fool is present 182 times in the Bible. 🙂

  • Jason

    blood: 457
    idol: 171
    church: 126 – interesting where it appears
    hemant: 0
    know: 1486
    destroy: 459
    love: 796

  • Chad Brown

    Fart: 19
    Butt: 10
    Spit: 27

  • Whore/Whoredom/Whoring : 91

    What do I win? 🙂

  • Abomination: 133

    Sort of puts the condemnation of homosexuals into perspective doesn’t it?

    Sword: 453
    Hug: 3

    Still peace has 393 so it’s not all bad

    Not: 6701
    Shall: 6435

    I’m surprised that they’re so close.

  • Reginald Selkirk

    Trinity: 0

  • Multitude: 82

    Ever notice that people never gather in “multitudes” any more?

  • J Sveda

    Not surprinigly, Satan doesn’t appear untill just before Psalms (Book of Job maybe?), and then not until NT.

  • Kris

    Quite a few instances of “moo”!

  • Jaroslav Sveda


    Quite a few instances of “moo”!

    Actually, all but one occurrence is the word “moon” or derivatives and the one remaining is the word “moored”.

    Gosh, I too expected that some wildcards would be supported.

  • sc0tt

    breeder – 1
    homo – 2
    pagan – 3

  • @Monkfishy – Thanks for posting a link to the NetBible; that’s an awesome resource.

  • Eduardo

    Cum: 5 (!)
    Reason: 61 (?)

  • Bleatmop

    tit – 59
    womb – 82
    breast 79

    penis – 0
    scrotum – 0
    testicle – 3

    Seems like god is much more concerned with female anatomy than male.

  • J. Allen

    Zeus is in Acts.

    Basically it looks like Paul was trying to convert some romans who were Zues worshippers, and convincing them not to sacrifice stuff like pagans. Also a fun ‘faith-healing’ moment…i guess that never gets old.

    8 At Lystra a man was sitting who had no strength in his feet, lame from his mother’s womb, who had never walked. 9 This man was listening to Paul as he spoke, who, when he had fixed his gaze on him and had seen that he had faith to be made well, 10 said with a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet.” And he leaped up and began to walk. 11 When the crowds saw what Paul had done, they raised their voice, saying in the Lycaonian language, “The gods have become like men and have come down to us.” 12 And they began calling Barnabas, Zeus, and Paul, Hermes, because he was the chief speaker. 13 The priest of Zeus, whose temple was just outside the city, brought oxen and garlands to the gates, and wanted to offer sacrifice with the crowds. 14 But when the apostles Barnabas and Paul heard of it, they tore their robes and rushed out into the crowd, crying out 15 and saying, “Men, why are you doing these things? We are also men of the same nature as you, and preach the gospel to you that you should turn from these vain things to a living God, WHO MADE THE HEAVEN AND THE EARTH AND THE SEA AND ALL THAT IS IN THEM. 16 “In the generations gone by He permitted all the nations to go their own ways; 17 and yet He did not leave Himself without witness, in that He did good and gave you rains from heaven and fruitful seasons, satisfying your hearts with food and gladness.” 18 Even saying these things, with difficulty they restrained the crowds from offering sacrifice to them.

  • Begat = 0

    What version of the Bible are they using?

  • Bleatmop Says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    tit – 59
    womb – 82
    breast 79

    penis – 0
    scrotum – 0
    testicle – 3

    Seems like god is much more concerned with female anatomy than male.

    Maybe because “god” is male?

  • J Sveda

    Bleatmop: If you want to see how much God is concerned with male genitalia, look up ‘circumcise’ 😉 … 61 hits, half in OT, half NT.

    And speaking of genitalia, you could count much of a “nakedness” hits.

  • J Sveda

    Eduardo: cum is in 4 cases part of ‘cumin’, the remining is part of Aramaic (?) word ‘cumi’ 🙁

    I got ‘whor*’ (91 hits, whore 55, whoring 36)

    From Bible search it looks like ‘whoring’ is always in sense of ‘abandoning God’ (eg. for another one).

  • Reginald Selkirk Says:
    Trinity: 0


    Yes, most of Christianity was invented well after the New Testament was written.

  • Brg

    Unicorn – 0

    Now, I wasn’t expecting that. I know there are unicorns in this book.

    If I use NETBible (thanks Monkfishy), I get 9 hits BUT instead of unicorns I get Oxen.

    Since I was raised a catholic (and believe me, we never hear about unicorns in this book), I went and checked some of these hits at

    There too unicorns have been doctored into bulls and oxen.

    Does anyone know when these changes were made into the bible? Are unicorns in the latin/greek versions?


  • Brg

    Hello again,

    Well, I decided to look up the unicorn issue.

    – The LXX version of the bible, written in Greek by Jewish scholars between the 3rd and 1st century BC, specifies Unicorns (monokeras, as in “one-horn”).

    – The Vulgata, the version written in Latin during the 5th century AD, transforms them into Rhinoceros (as in “nose-horn”).

    – The KJV, written in the 17th century AD from various sources, including the LXX and Vulgata, goes back to Unicorns.

    – The Catholic version (history can be seen here –>, as well as others, have Bulls and/or Oxen. An interesting, maybe not so unrelated info I found in the site above: “In the late 1500’s, there were about 120 Greek versions with 30,000 different readings. For example, one rendition had Isaiah 7:14 using neanis (young woman) instead of parthenos [virgin]. ”


  • Derek

    Apparently there are no X’s in the bible, but only two small spots where there isn’t a T:

  • Shriveled – 2
    Tool – 9
    Phallus – 0
    Wood – 130
    Erect – 17
    Tree – 314
    Root – 68
    Moist – 5
    Hump – 1
    Prick – 2
    Limp – 3
    Slack – 6
    Sack – 73
    Mounds – 6
    Urges – 1
    (in her)
    Areas – 0 (Go Frantics!)

    I could go on…

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