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xiphos - Man Page

A Bible research tool


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Xiphos is a Bible study application for GTK+ environments, a widget set which is available for several Unix and Linux flavors. It is based on Sword by the CrossWire Bible Society, a framework providing the possibility to study the Bible and additional information like commentaries, dictionaries and other texts using your computer. Display multiple translations in the interlinear window. Search for passages in any translation by word, phrase, or regular expression.

The program can be started from the command line as xiphos or from one of the menus provided by the underlying platform.

When started on the command line, xiphos may be followed by the options listed below.


Help Options

-h, ā€‰--help

Show help options


Show all help options


Show GTK+ Options

Application Options


X display to use

See Also

The full documentation for xiphos can be found online at http://xiphos.org/manual/ or on your system through the help menu in


Please report bugs online at: https://github.com/crosswire/xiphos/issues


xiphos was written by the Xiphos Developer Team. <xiphos-devel@crosswire.org>


Feb 2020 xiphos 4.2.1