Find NT Verses Mentioning All 3 Persons in the Godhead

As I was reading through 1 Peter in the ESV I paused at 1:2 which states:

according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.

I noticed that Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were all three mentioned in this verse. Wanting to find other New Testament verses containing all three persons this is what I did:

  • Open an English Bible with the interlinear option such as the ESV (A) to 1 Peter 1:2 (B)
  • Click the Search icon in the Go box (C) to open the Search panel (D)
  • Select Bible as the search type (E)
  • Select the Bible you have open to the Bible to be searched such as the ESV (F)
  • Select New Testament as the verse range (G)
  • Click the Sidebar icon in the upper left of the Search panel (H) to toggle on the Sidebar containing Search Templates (I)
  • Select Two People Mentioned Together in the Sidebar (J)
  • Type God in the First Person box (K)
  • Select God Supernatural being from the drop down list (L)
  • Type Jesus in the Second Person box (M)
  • Select Jesus Man… from the drop down list (N)
  • Click Search which will locate verses containing Father and Son (O)
  • Insert a space and an all caps AND followed by another space after the last angle bracket (>) in the Search box (P)
  • Right click on the word Spirit in 1 Peter 1:2 (Q)
  • Select Holy Spirit Person from the left side of the context menu (R)
  • Select Copy reference: Search from the right side of the context menu (S)
  • Right click within the Search box (T)
  • Select Paste (U)
  • Notice <Person Holy Spirit> is placed in the box and the search query is now <Person God> AND <Person Jesus> AND <Person Holy Spirit> (V)
  • Press the Enter key to locate verses in which all three persons are mentioned! (W)

The ability to copy a search term from the context menu was added in the recent Logos 8.10 update.

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