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Verse4Today

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Verse4Today is a service that can provide your web site or homepage with a different Bible passage each day, with total freedom of appearance, free of charge. Below is an example of Verse4Today:

   The format of Verse4Today  (top)

Verse4Today, like RandomVerse, quotes from various translations of the Bible - either the NIV, the ESV, the KJV, the RSV, the NASB, The Message translation, or the J.B. Phillips Translation.

Generally speaking the NIV and ESV are used the most and the translation used for each verse is chosen based on clarity of understanding and ease of use as an in-context quote (i.e., where one translation will say "He said: '...'" another will give "his" name, such as: "God said '...'", providing a better context for the verse).

In general, Verse4Today will aim to be one or two sentences in length of self-explanatory, in-context Bible quotes.

The text of Verse4Today is divided into five classes giving you the freedom to present the verse as you wish (see "altering the appearance" for more information).

   New - even more customisation available!  (top)

1way2God.net now offers even more freedom in your use of verse4Today. As well as the existing Verse4Today function of providing a quality passage from the Bible each day, you can now refine the type of passage that appears.

      Select the type of passages

The passages are grouped according to their content - some are focussed on gospel passages (perfect for an outreach site where the viewers need the basics rather than the mini-sermons). There is also the option to receive passages focussing on the Christian life (perfect for a devotion-focussed or Christian encouragement site). Similarly, you can choose passages that speak of wisdom or focus on the glory of God, or any combination of these groups.

      Select the length of the passages

You can select the approximate length of the passage. They are basically grouped into "short", "middle" and "long". Short would be a concise statement, long would be a couple of sentences, middle is somewhere in-between.

      Select the memorability of the passages

The passages are also loosely grouped according to how 'memorable' they are. This is a way of distinguishing the passages that are easily memorable and understood (e.g., John 3:16) from those that are less concise, or less clear, though still eminently worthy of quotation (e.g., Mark 1:15). Of course, if you choose the 'less memorable' you will get a much wider range of verses (including the more memorable ones), whereas if you only choose the more memorable, there will be greatly fewer verses for the program to choose from.

      Choose your Verse4Today

I've provided a range of options ready-to-go below, but if you want something different, simply email me and I'll set it up (it doesn't take much effort to add more - it's pretty much all automated). The only reason I haven't put every conceivable option up, is because that would mean uploading 124 different scripts!

You can also view statistics about the verses available and how they've been sorted and grouped here.

   Add Verse4Today to your Site  (top)

If you would like to add Verse4Today to your web site or home page simply follow the four steps outlined below:

1. Choose which version of Verse4Today you would like to use, and copy and paste the associated code onto the appropriate place in the HTML of your page, treating it as the passage itself:

Script Description
Code to Copy (in red)
and
An Example Passage
Original Verse4Today
Genres: All
Lengths: All
Memorability: All
<script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.1way2god.net/verse4today.js"></script>
Today's Passage:
Gospel Focussed
Genres: Gospel
Lengths: Short and Middle
Memorability: Most and Very
<script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.1way2god.net/v4t_gospel_2_2.js"></script>
Today's Passage:
Christian Living
Genres: Christian Living
Lengths: All
Memorability: All
<script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.1way2god.net/v4t_cl_3_3.js"></script>
Today's Passage:
Wisdom
Genres: Wisdom
Lengths: All
Memorability: All
<script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.1way2god.net/v4t_wisdom_3_3.js"></script>
Today's Passage:
Verse4Today Tops
Genres: All
Lengths: Short and Middle
Memorability: Most and Very
<script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.1way2god.net/v4t_tops.js"></script>
Today's Passage:
Verse4Today Absolute Tops
Genres: All
Lengths: Short and Middle
Memorability: Most
<script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.1way2god.net/v4t_abs_tops.js"></script>
Today's Passage:
Gospel Tops
Genres: Gospel
Lengths:Short and Middle
Memorability: Most and Very
<script language="JavaScript1.2" src="http://www.1way2god.net/v4t_gospeltops.js"></script>
Today's Passage:

2. Copy and paste the following code between the "<head>" and "</head>" tags on your page:

3. If you want to, alter the appearance of the Verse4Today by changing the values in the style definitions from step 2 (see altering the appearance for more information), and please consider linking to this site from yours (though this is not required).

4. Send a message to me from my Contact page indicating that you are using Verse4Today so that you can be informed of any changes to the service (this is highly recommended). I won't use your email for anything other than letting you know of changes to the service. (I've had to send a notificationary email once in two years - but it was important!)

   Altering the appearance  (top)

You are allowed total freedom with the way you present the verse (so long as it is not disrespectful and so long as all text related to Verse4Today is clearly visible on your page).

To alter the appearance, you simply change the values in the "<style>" definition section of your page (the code you pasted in step 2) to your liking. You can alter font, font-size, font-color, font-weight etc. in this way, although it is asked that all text is presented clearly and in a respectful manner.

  • When you change the values following ".v4tpssg" you will change the appearance of the quoted verse itself.
  • When you change the values following ".v4tref" you will change the appearance of the passage reference.
  • When you change the values following ".v4tbotline" you will change the appearance of the bottom line of Verse4Today ("Verse4Today from 1way2God.net"), but this will not change the appearance of the words "Verse4Today" or "1way2God.net".
  • When you change the values following ".v4tv4t" you will change the appearance of the word "Verse4Today" in the bottom line.
  • When you change the values following ".v4t1w2g" you will change the appearance of the word "1way2God.net" in the bottom line.

If you're totally lost or want more information on the different values you can use, see here.


 
 

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