Use this page to cite the bible according to the guidelines set forth by the chicago style manual do not abbreviate books of the bible in the text of your paper note that chicago style includes two lists of abbreviations for books of the bible: a traditional abbreviation list and a shorter abbreviation list. We suggest that you refer to your organization's or professor's citation guidelines for how to specifically cite sources from websites. In-text citations when quoting or paraphrasing specific excerpts from the text, include the “relevant names and/or numbers of chapters/verses/lines” in your in- text citation (lee, 2009) example: the bible extols the virtues of love “love is patient, love is kind it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud” (1 cor 13:4 new. Autocite from the bible in mla format cite this cite 56 additional source types at easybibcom structure: bible title edition ed vol number city: publisher, year print note: not all bibles will have edition or volume numbers. Use a colon (no space) to separate chapter from verse (acts 4:12) use an en dash between consecutive verse numbers (eg john 14:1–6) use a comma to separate non-consecutive numbers (eg acts 1:1–8,13–14) use a semicolon to separate one chapter-and-verse reference from another if the second chapter- verse.
In biblical studies, a professor will most likely want you to work with bible verses as your primary document secondary sources help explain primary documents they can be contemporary theoretical articles, the commentary that accompanies bible verses, or other reference sources obso groups search results for. With mla style, you need to cite the bible two ways: in the text of your paper on your works cited page in text (parenthetical references) the first time you borrow from the bible, include the element that begins the entry in your works cited list -- usually the title of the version, abbreviated name of the book,. A full template and example to help you write a citation for a religious text in the harvard - newcastle university style example thus the heavens and the earth were completed in all their vast array (the bible new international version, 1987). Citation machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use cite your bible in apa format for free.
Of your essay • the source from which you obtained factual information, unless that information is something of general knowledge (eg the attack on the twin referencing the bible students in the theology, philosophy and religious studies department often need to quote from the bible when doing so you do. Incorporating bible scripture into your essay, research paper or term paper isn't difficult, as long as you comply with your teacher's instructions and follow either modern language association guidelines or american psychological association rules they differ slightly always use quotations around scripture verses.
Mla [refer to mla handbook, 8th ed (2016), pp 122-23] copy at reference desk for guidelines for citing the bible following mla 7th ed, see here general • do not italicize version throughout your paper, cite the version on first reference only if you use more than one version, include the version in. Books and versions of the bible are not underlined italicized or put in quotation marks however, the titles of individual published editions of the bible are italicized example: the king james version of the bible was originally published in 1611 example: the niv study bible includes an introduction to. The first time you use a reference from the bible, you place a footnote with it that footnote explains which translation you intend to use throughout your paper this footnote is not the place to indicate where the citation comes from in the bible footnotes are not used to show the citation for every bible quote your citation of.
A citation from the bible is usually referenced with the book name, chapter number and verse number sometimes, the name of the bible translation is also included there are several formats for doing so for example, the book of genesis, chapter 3, verse 5, of the living bible (tlb) could be cited as: genesis 3:5, tlb. Bibliography instead, use the standard abbreviation for the bible version (eg, nrsv, rsv, niv nasb see sblhs 82) if citing scripture from a single version, include the abbreviation of the version following the chapter and verse on the first scripture reference only when citing more than one version in a paper, include.