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Referencing: APA Style

information on how to cite sources used in your research according to APA Style

Citing Biblical Resources


According to the APA Publication Manual, reference entries are not needed for the Bible; however, your professor may require full publication information; if you are not sure, ask him/her. If they require the publication information, follow the below examples:

The Bible. (2005). Today's new international version. Zondervan.

Life application Bible: New international version. (1991). Tyndale.

[in text parenthetical reference examples: (Matt. 28:18-20 notes from Life Application Bible)]

NIV study Bible. (1995). Barker, K. L. (Ed.). 10th anniversary ed. Zondervan.

[in text parenthetical reference examples: (Ruth 1:16 notes from NIV Study Bible)]

The new Jerusalem Bible.(1985). Wansbrough, H. (Ed.). Doubleday.

[in text parenthetical reference example: (Ezek. 1:5-10 New Jerusalem Bible)]

Peterson, E. H. (2002). The message. NavPress.

Zondervan NIV study Bible. (2002). Barker, K. L. (Ed.). Rev. ed. Zondervan.

[in text parenthetical reference example: (Matt. 5:24 New International Version)]


Barker, K. L. (Ed.). (2002). "Matthew: Introduction." Zondervan NIV study Bible. Rev. ed. Zondervan. pp. 1463-1465.

Watts, J.D.W. (2005). The First reading from history: The Assyrian's speech (36:1 - 37:8). In Metzger, B. M., Hubbard, D.A., & Barker, G. W. (Series Eds.) World biblical commentary: Vol. 25. Isaiah 34-66 (Rev. ed., pp. 551-564). Nelson Reference & Electronic.

Younger, K. L. (2002). Judges and Ruth: The NIV application commentary from biblical text ... to contemporary life. Zondervan.


"Colossians 2." IVP New Testament Commentaries. (n.d.).

Gerald, J. W. (Nov. 7, 2004). Commitment.

Klein, R.W. (2006). 1 Chronicles: A Commentary on 1 Chronicles. Fortress Press. 

Peterson, E. H. (2002). The Message. NavPress.

Psalm 105:1 - 45. (n.d.). In G. Rawlinson, E. R. Conder, & W. Clarkson (Eds.), The Pulpit commentary: Psalms (Vol. II). Funk & Wagnalls. Logos Bible.


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