[sword-devel] What is the command to retrieve text by args like "Genesis 1:1"

Troy A. Griffitts scribe at crosswire.org
Wed May 6 16:13:16 MST 2009

Dear Wei-Wei,

My apologies for the delayed response.  We again had a backlog of admin 
tasks and your email and subscription was stuck in the queue.

I would suggest reviewing:


Hope this gets you started.  Let me know if you have any questions.


Wei-Wei Guo wrote:
> Dear all,
> I want to write a Sword extension for Sphinx. The extension can help on
> Bible study by this way:
> If I type :bible:`Genesis 1:1` in text, after compiling, the following
> line will be inserted
>    In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
> So I need to know, is it possible to call a command generating the
> previous line with argument of "Genesis 1:1" or something similar? And
> if the command can select Bible texts module, such as ChiNCVs or ASV,
> it would be better.
> If there is no such convenient command, could you point me to some
> materials with which I can write a simple script. Except an API primer,
> I don't find any other document like man page or help file of Sword.
> Best wishes,
> Wei-Wei
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