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Comp function to sort PHP Array by Bible Verses (Scripture Books)
function scripturesort($a, $b) {
if ($a == $b) {return 0;}
$order=array("Genesis", "Exodus", "Leviticus", "Numbers", "Deuteronomy", "Joshua", "Judges", "Ruth", "1 Samuel", "2 Samuel", "1 Kings", "2 Kings", "1 Chronicles", "2 Chronicles", "Ezra", "Nehemiah", "Esther", "Job", "Psalm", "Proverbs", "Ecclesiastes", "Song of Solomon", "Isaiah", "Jeremiah", "Lamentations", "Ezekiel", "Daniel", "Hosea", "Joel", "Amos", "Obadiah", "Jonah", "Micah", "Nahum", "Habakkuk", "Zephaniah", "Haggai", "Zechariah", "Malachi", "Matthew", "Mark", "Luke", "John", "Acts", "Romans", "1 Corinthians", "2 Corinthians", "Galatians", "Ephesians", "Philippians", "Colossians", "1 Thessalonians", "2 Thessalonians", "1 Timothy", "2 Timothy", "Titus", "Philemon", "Hebrews", "James", "1 Peter", "2 Peter", "1 John", "2 John", "3 John", "Jude", "Revelation");
$fa = $a;
$fb = $b;
preg_match('/^..(.+?)\b/', $a, $matches);
$a = trim(substr($matches[0],0,4));
preg_match('/^..(.+?)\b/', $b, $matches);
$b = trim(substr($matches[0],0,4));
similar_text($a, $b, $p);
if($p > 75) {
preg_match('/(.+?)([\d]+)/', $fa, $matches);
$na = intval($matches[2]);
preg_match('/(.+?)([\d]+)/', $fb, $matches);
$nb = intval($matches[2]);
if($na == $nb) {
preg_match('/(.+?)([\d]+).*?:([\d]+)/', $fa, $matches);
$n2a = intval($matches[3]);
preg_match('/(.+?)([\d]+).*?:([\d]+)/', $fb, $matches);
$n2b = intval($matches[3]);
return ($n2a < $n2b) ? -1 : 1;
} else
return ($na < $nb) ? -1 : 1;
}
$position = key(preg_grep('/^'.$a.'(.*)\b/', $order));
$position2 = key(preg_grep('/^'.$b.'(.*)\b/', $order));
if ($position2!==false && $position!==false) {return ($position < $position2) ? -1 : 1;}
if($position!==false) {return -1;}
if($position2!==false) {return 1;}
return ($a < $b) ? -1 : 1;
}
usort($scriptures, 'scripturesort');
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@jeremyam jeremyam commented Feb 3, 2016

Awesome. Thanks for this!

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@spattay spattay commented Oct 19, 2019

This is really helpful! Thank you.

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