Search For God Rejoicing

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Posted: Tue, Feb 2 2016 8:26 AM

I'm trying to do a Bible Search for all the verses where God rejoices/celebrates. I started with this search string:

<Person God> <Sense to rejoice (feeling)>

But it's returning results where God is not the one doing the rejoicing. I can't remember how to narrow down the search to only those places where God is the subject/actor. Can anyone throw me a line?

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 2 2016 8:43 AM

You probably want a clause search (Subject:God OR Agent:God) (Verb-sense:to rejoice (feeling)).  The Agent is to handle passive constructions. I'm indexing at the moment so I can't test it.

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 2 2016 9:41 AM

MJ. Smith:
You probably want a clause search (Subject:God OR Agent:God) (Verb-sense:to rejoice (feeling)). 

Subject:God Verb-sense:to rejoice (feeling)

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 2 2016 10:32 AM

Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :):
Subject:God Verb-sense:to rejoice (feeling)

What's the reasoning behind excluding the agent term?

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 2 2016 12:02 PM

In all the passages where God is Subject he is tagged as the Experiencer. No results for Agent

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 2 2016 2:44 PM

thanks Dave - makes sense when I really think about it.

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Dave Moser | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Feb 3 2016 6:05 PM

Thank you all very much for your helpful responses. I had forgotten all about clause search!

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