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APA Style Quick Guide

Bible

In-Text Citations:

Template: 

(Bible Version, Date of Publication, Book chapter and verse)

Examples:

Parenthetical

(English Standard Version Bible, 2001, Luke 6:31)

(New International Version, 1978/2011, Ephesians 3:20)

(King James Bible, 1769/2017, Ecclesiastes 12:12)

Narrative Citation

Luke 6:31 (English Standard Version Bible, 2001)

Ephesians 3:20 (New International Version, 1978/2011)

Ecclesiastes 12:12 (King James Bible, 1769/2017)

 

Bibliography Entries:

When quoting the Bible you must cite the Bible version in the in-text and reference citations. Bibles will be referenced according to the type of source used whether a hard, printed copy of the Bible or an online version. 

 

Hard Copy/Printed Examples:

English Standard Version. (2001). Crossway Bibles.

New International Version Bible. (2011). Zondervan. (Original work published 1978)

King James Bible. (2017). Cambridge University Press. (Original work published 1769)

 

Online/Web Examples:

English Standard Version Bible. (2001). ESV Online. https://esv.literalword.com/

New International Version Bible. (2011). The NIV Bible. https://www.thenivbible.com (Original work published 1978)

King James Bible. (2017). King James Bible Online. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ (Original work published 1769)