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I'm in the market for a good package for typesetting quotations from the bible. Got any suggestions?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

I eventually ended up using bibleref, verse, and attrib like so:


\def\PreTrib{} \def\PostTrib{} % We'll do our own parens, thanks!


% Custom macros
\def\V#1 {\(^{#1}\)}


    Who can say, I have made my heart clean, \\
    I am pure from my sin?

  The heart is deceitful above all things, \\
  \vin and desperately wicked: \\
  \vin who can know it?


I'm not quite happy with the the vertical alignment of the verse numbers, though: I'd prefer them to be flush with the capital letters at the top, but I don't think that tfm includes the necessary font metrics to do this right.

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You could define \V as \def\V#1 {\raisebox{.5ex}{\scriptsize#1}} –  Alan Munn May 17 '11 at 22:09
Thanks, I have started using this method. My question is: using this method, how can I generate an index of the scriptures cited by \vattrib at the end of the document? –  synaptik May 5 '14 at 17:00

The bibleref package could be an option.

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Hmm, that looks good for the references, but I was hoping for something that would help with the text, too... –  SamB Mar 24 '11 at 21:02
and what kind of format do you want for that text? –  Gonzalo Medina Mar 24 '11 at 21:04

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