Skip to Main Content

Theology & Catholic Studies: Writing & Citation Guides

APA - Citing the Bible

In-text citations:

(title, year)
(title, original publication date/edition publication date)

Example (from APA): (King James Bible, 1769/2017)

References page:

Print copy: Title. (Year). Publisher. (Original work published year)

Electronic/website copy: Title. Publication year. Title of website. URL. (Original work published year)

Example (from APA): King James Bible. (2017). King James Bible Online. (Original work published 1769)

General Citation Information

For more information about citing standard source types like books, articles, and websites, please
visit our Citations guide

MLA - Citing the Bible

In-text citations:

First citation: (Version of Bible, book. chapter, verse)

Example (from Purdue OWL): (New Jerusalem Bible, Ezek. 1.5-10)

In-text citations after the first: (book chapter verse)

Example: (Rev. 4.6-8)

Works Cited page:

The Bible. Version, Publisher, Edition, Year.

Examples (from Purdue OWL):

The Bible. Authorized King James Version, Oxford UP, 1998.

The Bible. The New Oxford Annotated Version, 3rd ed., Oxford UP, 2001.

The New Jerusalem Bible. Edited by Susan Jones, Doubleday, 1985.

Mondor-Eagen Library | Anna Maria College
50 Sunset Lane, Paxton, Massachusetts 01612