Word List

Word List documents are helpful tools to accompany your study of the original biblical languages. You can quickly create a Word List from references, resources, search results, and passage lists.


Create a Word List

  1. Click the Documents icon Documents icon, and select New > Word List. (Word Lists you’ve already created will appear in the main pane of the Documents menu.)

    1 Create New Word List

  2. Give your Word List a descriptive name by clicking on the title field and typing a title.
  3. Add words to your list by clicking Add. Select your source from the dropdown.

Note: Adding lemmas or words from a reverse interlinear Bible will add the corresponding words from the original language version.

2 Click Add


Add Lemmas From

Add all of the lemmas (dictionary forms of words) within a selected passage. Enter a verse or passage in the passage box. Then, select the source from the Version dropdown.


Add Words From:

  • ...selected text — Add all of the words selected in an open resource.
  • ...another word list — Add the contents of another word list to the current word list.
  • ...clipboard — Add words in your system clipboard to the current word list.
  • You can also add individual lemmas by entering them in the Add Lemma box at the bottom of the Word List panel.


Merge Word Lists

You can easily merge two lists to create a new list displaying where the lists overlap or diverge.

Note: This does not delete or alter the original lists.

3 Merge Word Lists

  1. Click the Documents icon Documents icon, and select the first word list you want to use.
  2. Click Merge in the Word List panel toolbar.
  3. Enter the name of the second word list in the text box and select it when it appears.
  4. Click the type of merge you want to perform. Verbum will generate a new word list and open it in a new panel.


Group by Column

You can group the words (e.g. by count) in your Word List by pressing Option and dragging (Mac) or dragging (Windows) the column heading to the field that says Click a column header and drag it here to group by it.

4 Group By Column Header

Remove a grouping by dragging it outside the grouping field.


Create Word Cards

You can create and print flashcards from your word list.

  1. Click Cards in the upper right of the Word List panel.
  2. Select the paper size on which you will print by clicking Letter, A4, or Index.
  3. Select the number of cards per page by clicking 3 cards, 8 cards, or 10 cards.
  • Verbum displays a list of Avery card templates that are compatible with your selection. 
  • You can view the front and back of your cards by selecting either Front or Back in the upper right of the Word List panel.


Share a Word List

All of the documents you create, including your Word Lists, are backed up on Verbum’ servers. You can also share any document you create. To do so, click ShareShare icon in the top-right corner of the panel. This will open a pop-up with different options for sharing or collaborating with one or more of your Faithlife.com Groups.

Learn more about sharing your Word List with your Faithlife.com community.


Print or Export Word List Cards

Print or export your Word List cards to another format by clicking the Word List panel menu icon Kebab Vertical icon and selecting Print/Export. A new window will appear with print and export options.


Additional Resources

Verbum Help: Word List Document


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