Insert an ESV Passage Automatically into a Gmail Message

Duncan Johnson has provided a noteworthy comment on my Ubiquity post: he links to his brand new esv-insert command.

I subscribed to it right away. It works great!

Now you can insert any ESV passage into a Gmail message. Thanks, Duncan!

Mark Ward

PhD in NT; theological writer for Faithlife; former high school Bible textbook author for BJU Press; husband; father; ultimate frisbee player; member of the body of Christ.


  1. Duncan on October 15, 2008 at 9:55 am

    Glad you like it Mark! Thanks for the positive comments.

    Here’s a verse inserted with the esv-insert command as a demo:
    Psalm 37:23

    23 The steps of a man are established by the Lord,
    when he delights in his way; (ESV)

  2. Duncan on January 6, 2009 at 11:09 am

    I just added a command that outputs the esv in plain text instead of rich text. It’s bundled with the main esv-insert command as esv-insert-plain, so if you subscribed to the command with auto-update you should have the new feature.

    You can see sample output for both on the command page you linked to earlier.

    Psalm 37:23

    [23]The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
    when he delights in his way;

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