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The Lord's Prayer Compared

I have used green for text that is in one passage but not the other and orange for text that is different between the two passages.

Luke 11:1-13
Matthew 6:9-14; 7:7-11
11 Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”
And he said to them, “When you pray, say:
“Father, hallowed be your name.
Your kingdom come.
Give us each day our daily bread,
and forgive us our sins,
for we ourselves forgive everyone who is indebted to us.
  And lead us not into temptation.”
Pray then like this:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name.
10  Your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven
.
11  Give us this day our daily bread,
12  and forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13  And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, 15 but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence he will rise and give him whatever he needs.

And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
May 27, 2015 theology

Using the Highlighting Tool in Logos 5

This tutorial specifically covers Logos 5 but things should also work in Logos 4 though the menus and tools may be in different places.

The Highlighter Tool

To get started you need to open the highlighting tool. Click on Tools and then Highlighting.

Accessing the Highlighting Tool
Accessing the Highlighting Tool
You should see the highlighting tool with the default palettes like so:

The Highlighting Palettes
The Highlighting Palettes

Each palette contains a few highlighters of similar types. To use them:

  1. Select text in an open book
  2. Click on the highlighter
  3. Voila, the text is now highlighted.

Highlighting Text
Highlighting Text

Where the highlight is stored

By default your highlighting is stored in a notes document named after the palette you used. So in this example my highlight is stored in a notes document named Highlighter Pens. I like to save my notes and highlights in specific note documents. This can be done by clicking on the little icon that appears to the right of the highlight palette name as you hover your mouse over the name (or right-click on the name) and selecting “Save in…”

The option I tend to use is Save in: Most recent note file. When I begin work I will ensure that I have one notes document open in Logos for the specific task I’m working on. That becomes the most recent note file and all my highlights and notes go in there. Be careful that you don’t end up with two notes documents open or your highlights will go to the one you last accessed. Remember that you have to change the Save in setting for each palette.

Changing the Default
Changing the Default

Removing Highlights

To remove a highlight:

  1. Right-click somewhere in the highlight
  2. Select Remove annotations

You can highlight a number of different highlights on the screen, right-click and click Remove annotations and all selected highlights will be removed.

Right-click to Remove Highlight
Right-click to Remove Highlight

Creating Your Own Highlighter Pens

I like to have my Logos Bibles look like they’re underlined in pencil just like my real Bible. To do this, I’ve created my own highlighters. It’s super easy to do so I’m going to show you how.

  1. On the Highlighters tab, click New palette
  2. Give your new palette a name and click Enter
    Create a New Highlighter Palette
    Create a New Highlighter Palette
  3. Click on the arrow next to the Palette name (mouse over the name to see) (or right-click on the name) and select Add a New Style
    Add a New Style
    Add a New Style
  4. Create your new style by:

    1. Giving it a name
    2. Open Borders & Lines
    3. Select Natural for the line style
    4. Make sure Single is selected for the number of lines
    5. Select a grey for the colour
    6. Click on the line under the text
    7. Keep an eye on the example window to make sure you’re getting what you want
    8. Click Save to finish
      Creating a New Style
      Creating a New Style

This is a great place to play and personalise how your mark-up your books. Don’t be scared to create various styles or duplicate and modify existing styles from other palettes. You can also move styles between palettes.

Don’t forget to change your Save In: setting for your new palette.

Using the Keyboard

If you have to click the specific highlighter every time you want to highlight something, it becomes a little tedious and you have to always have the highlighters panel open and visible (which means you can’t use the screen for other important documents). To solve this, you can set keyboard shortcuts to your highlighters. Let’s add a keyboard shortcut to our new highlighter style.

Click the little arrow icon next to the highlighter (mouse over the highlighter) (or right-click) Mouse over the Shortcut Key: menu Select the letter you want to assign to your highlighter. In this case I chose U for underline

Assign a Shortcut Key to a Highlighter
Assign a Shortcut Key
Now you can highlight text in your book, click U on your keyboard and your text will be underlined in a nice pencil line.

Text Underlined
Text Underlined
I hope this tutorial was helpful and clear. If it wasn’t or you have a question, please feel free to ask in the comments below and I’ll do my best to answer them.

May 3, 2013 logos, tutorials, tech, theology

Aaron and God's Grace

While studying the book of Leviticus, I came across an observation that I had not considered before. Aaron, the very person who coordinated the creation of the golden calf and encouraged its worship in Exodus 32, is the person God appoints as the high priest. “Here the gracious forgiveness of God is most clear. Aaron, the chief sinner, is appointed chief mediator between God and the people.” 1

What an incredible demonstration of God’s grace and further encouragement that He uses the least of us to accomplish His great purposes.

1: pg 1331. Wenham GJ 1988. Book of Leviticus in Elwell WA & Beitzel BJ (eds.). Baker encyclopedia of the Bible (vol 2), 1328-1334. Grand Rapids: Baker Book House.
Apr 22, 2013 bible-study, theology