Bible Verse Addin for Windows Live Writer

image I have created a small Bible verse add-in for those of you who blog using Windows Live Writer. It allows you to simply add a quotation from the ESV, or a link to Bible Gateway in your blog posts.


First, download the Bible Verse Writer 0.6 zip file and extract VerseWriter.dll into C:\Program Files\Windows Live Writer\Plugins (or C:\Progam Files\Windows Live\Writer\Plugins if that folder exists on your PC). And that’s it. Simply launch Windows Live Writer and the plugin will be available and ready for use.


To use it, simply click on the Insert Bible Verse… link at the bottom right. You then type in the reference you want to use (e.g. Rom 12:1). Then you select whether you wish to have the full text of the verse quoted in your blog, or whether you simply want to link to Bible Gateway. To quote the verse, you must select the ESV option. You can also optionally wrap the text in a HTML <blockquote> tag. This is what it looks like:

33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

(Jer 31:33 ESV)

Alternatively, you can just insert a link to Bible Gateway.image This allows you to select from a variety of popular versions. Here is a example link to the Amplified Bible version of Eph 2:10.

Feature Requests

If you find this plugin useful, please do get in touch and let me know. Also if you would like any features added, then simply send me an email, or comment here and I will see what I can do.

2 thoughts on “Bible Verse Addin for Windows Live Writer

  1. Hi Mike,

    It would only be possible if one of the Greek NT websites allowed you to access the text via a public API. If and when that happens, or when any other versions follow the ESV’s lead, I will try to update the plugin.

    For the time being, you might want to check out the and websites which should help you to get hold of Greek text you can cut and paste into your blog entries (although you will have a bit of a challenge making sure the font works correctly).

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