Developing plugin: My Bible

I’m working on a plugin called My Bible. It is meant to streamline the process of including the Bible in your vault and linking to it from your notes.

The Bible plugins that I’ve seen either only allow you to insert links from external APIs, or assume that you already have a markdown Bible. I’m making this plugin to generate a markdown bible for you!

Let me know what you think, is this useful?


There’s already a script that does this. Bible Study in Obsidian Kit (including the Bible in Markdown)

Not to rain on your parade or anything. If you can make it happen all within Obsidian without having to install Perl and Python, that would be pretty amazing and lower the bar to entry for a lot of people.


That’s actually what inspired me to write this plugin. I’ve used that script myself, but I didn’t think someone who wasn’t a developer would know how to use it. I created My Bible to be a friendlier way of doing the same thing.

I also have some other ideas that, if I can pull them off, would provide great features for Bible studies.


Cool I’d just ask you don’t forget those of us who use the Catholic bible with the “extra” books.

It only supports the 66 books from Genesis to Revelation for technical reasons at the moment. However, I’ve been thinking about how to overcome those technical limitations to expand it to the apocrypha, for those who want it.

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I just installed this plugin and HAD to start installing multiple Bibles. The two things I’m not certain of…

  1. When you “download” the Bible, where is it downloading? Is it to the cache or somewhere within the vault? When I open the notes with notepad it appears that they are still just reference points pointing to the online Bible content.
  2. If it is downloading somewhere else, this may be a moot question, but when I view the notes it creates when I “Create” the Bible in my notes, they really just look like they’re reference points that are pointing to the online content. So, when I sync my library to a device that doesn’t have the extension installed it just looks like a bunch of reference points, the Bible content isn’t there. Is there a way to get it so the actual content is in the notes and isn’t just reference points? I’m in Cybersecurity so I’m always thinking about Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability in the event of an “incident”.

THANK YOU for all of your hard work on this extension. I did almost resign myself to having to import from Logos all my texts manually when I realized I don’t have enough coding experience to work through the alternative. So this was a HUGE blessing.

Thank you!