Answered By: Katie Hutchison
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2016     Views: 2267

General Guidelines:
If you include the name of a book of the Bible in a sentence in your paper, do not italicize, underline, or abbreviate the title.
Example: Matthew is the first book of the New Testament.

Footnotes, Endnotes, or Parenthetical Citations:
• You do not need to include the Bible in your bibliography.

• When citing a passage of scripture, include the abbreviated name of the book, the chapter number, and the verse number—never a page number. Chapter and verse are separated by a colon.
Example: 1 Cor. 13:4, 15:12-19.
Example: Gn 1:1-2, 2:1-3; Jn 1:1-14.

• Include the name of the version, and spell out the name in the first reference. If you use abbreviations, such as NRSV, include no punctuation.
Example of parenthetical reference: 1 Cor. 6-10 (New Revised Standard Version).
Example of footnote or endnote: 1. Ps. 139:13-16 (NRSV)

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