how do you quote the Bible under the reference section of your paper? using APA format
When you cite the Bible, provide the book, chapter, and verse. The first time you cite the Bible, identify the version that you used. If you use the same version for your other references, you don’t need to identify the version each time. If you use several versions of the Bible in an essay, it is probably best to list the version each time. An example is: "You are forgiving and good, O Lord, abounding in love to all who call to you" (Psalm 86:5, New International Version). ] You only need to cite the first three letters of the quoted book of the Bible, except for the following books: Judges (Jdg), Philippians (Php) and Philemon (Phm). An example of this kind of citation is 1 Cor. 13:1 (Revised Standard Version). The APA Publication Manual (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed., 2001, section 3.100) says that you do not need reference entries for the Bible and other major classical works. When you cite scripture, you do not need information about the facts of publication and you do not need a bibliographic entry for the Bible. You do need a bibliographic entry if you cite editorial information from a study Bible. I hope this helps you with your project.
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