Joe Paravisini has written a TextPattern plugin that uses the ESV API to let you easily link to and quote the ESV text on your blog (or whatever you’re using TextPattern for).
Meanwhile, YubNub, “a social command line for the web,” has implemented a feature where typing, for example, “esv John 1” into their text field will take you to Crossway’s ESV site for that passage. It’s harder to explain than to use; try it out if you wish the Internet were more like UNIX or DOS.
We should mention that you can use your Firefox address bar as a command line to go directly to the ESV text, too. Here’s how to do it:
- Go to http://www.gnpcb.org/esv/.
- Right-click in the search box and choose “Add a Keyword for this Search.”
- Enter a Name of your choice and the Keyword “esv” into the box that appears.
- Enter “esv” followed by a passage in the address bar to go to that passage.
This trick works on pretty much any website. (The first recorded instance of someone performing it with the ESV dates from 2004.)