Scriptuna – ESV CrossRef and Search Tool

Published: December 5, 2019

Scriptuna is a cross-reference and search tool that lets you get automatic verse references on websites and search for occurrences of Bible texts or passages in the English Standard Version Bible.


When you hover over bible verses, a pop-up box will appear with the bible text. Since Scriptuna uses the ESV cross-referencing tool, it’s intelligent enough to get scripture references of the following format.

  • Full references (e.g., John 3:16)
  • Abbreviated references (e.g., Jn 3:16)
  • Multiple, sequential verses (e.g., Ephesians 1:3-14)
  • Multiple, non-sequential verses (e.g., Psalm 116:1,3,5)

Learn more about the cross-referencing tool from the ESV Website

Passage/text Search Tool

The search tool enables you to quickly search for texts or passages from the toolbar. 

Since it uses the ESV API, you’ll need the API key from ESV.

You can get a free API key for personal use by creating an account on

Follow this link to get a step-by-step guide on getting the key How to get the ESV API Key

Browser Support

Currently, Scriptuna is tested on Chrome Web Browser, Brave Web Browser and Opera

Download Scriptuna from Chrome Web Store.


Cross-ref tool

Cross-ref tool

Passage/text search tool

Passage/text search tool


  • Make Firefox Web Browser version of Scriptuna