Q. How do I cite the Bible?


References to classical works, such as the Bible, do not need to appear on your References page.  Do cite the Bible in-text following the example below.

Since the parts of these classical works are systematically numbered, the only differentiating factor is the various versions/translations. 

  • Mention which version used in the first citation of the text. 
  • No need to identify the version in subsequent citations unless you switch versions.

Example: (Romans 1:27 New International Version).

For more APA examples, see the APA Help page.

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  • Last Updated Feb 26, 2019
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  • Answered By Patrick Mullane

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