How To Cite The Holy Bible In APA Format

Since I go to a Christian college, the Bible is a required textbook for most of my classes. I often use it as a resource, which means I have to include it on any references pages in my paper.

I have several different bibles from the Zondervan spring collection. Luckily for me, they’re all NIV, so the citation is the same no matter which copy I use.

How to cite the Holy Bible in APA format

Here’s how you cite the Holy Bible in APA format:

Holy Bible: New International Version. (2011). Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan.

Yep, that easy. If you need the MLA version of the citation, I recommend using

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Levi said I should tell you to bookmark this page if you want to keep it as a handy reference. Mostly because he likes playing with bookmarks 🙂

Zondervan sent me the pictured Bibles as part of a press kit. All opinions are my own.


  1. Michelle says:

    Levi is so gorgeous! I always found the referencing part of essays the worst, especially because I always left doing it perfectly until the end! I’m a new follower from make my morning blog hop 🙂 x

  2. It’s a required textbook for non-religion or literature classes? That strikes me as strange, somehow.

  3. What lovely Bibles. I have a Zondervan NIV too but our church favors the NJKV, so I have several of that translation as well. Which college are you attending? It’s great to see that you have so much energy to raise a family, go to school and blog too. I’m sure it isn’t as easy as you make it seem. Referred by the Morning Blog Hop. I hope you can visit me too.

  4. Callee S. says:

    my husband is in seminary and i feel like we are always having to cite the Bible as well as other academic sources…it’s no fun to figure out how to do all this (as i graduated from undergrad quite a few years back!) thanks for the info 😀

  5. Thanks. I re-enrolled in the BSN program in the fall, so if I need to site the Bible {which I doubt}, I’ll know where to look. They use APA citation in my program.

  6. says:

    Yes, you said well. Few days ago, I could not find an easy way to cite the holy bible. is really helpful for learning holy bible. Thank you very much for sharing. I hope, I can now cite hole bible in next 7 days.

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