Similarly the phrase “the Lord” is found 6918 in the Entire Bible, but only 448
times in the New Testament. Of those, only 445 actually contributed to the
overall Search Result, meaning that 3 of phrases matching either “the Lord give”
or “the Lord gave” were removed.
Notice that as you perform a search, the Search Results Pane automatically
switches to show Search Results. But, now that we've entered the search, let's
switch to the Excluded Search Results and confirm our findings:
As we saw above, exactly
four phrases were removed.
One occurrence of “the
trumpet” when it matched
with “the trumpet give”.
And three occurrences of
“the Lord” when it matched
with either “the Lord give”
or “the Lord gave”.
In fact, we see that we have
two occurrences of “the Lord
give” and one occurrence of
“the Lord gave”.
Exclusion Phrase Example #3
Let's do one more example to show a bit more of how wildcards and the OR-
Operator work with Exclusions.
Setup a New Search to search for “James” or “John” in the Same Verse with
“Jesus” within the New Testament. And add an Exclusion Phrase to remove any
occurrences of any of the three, James, John, or Jesus, followed by the word
“said”. Use a wildcard for the Exclusion Phrase and the OR-Operator so you can
find either “James” or “John” in the Same Verse as “Jesus”.
Here is what it would look like: