How to Cite Sources From the New King James Version Bible

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When writing a paper that includes references from the New King James version of the Bible, you must properly cite the version, book, chapter and verse of the passage that you are quoting. The two major styles for citing works are MLA and APA. They both require the same basic information to be included, but the formats differ slightly. Follow these instructions for both in-text citations and works cited pages.

MLA Style

  • Format the first in-text citation with the version (followed by a comma), book, chapter (followed by a period) and verse. The version should be underlined, and the entire citation should be surrounded by parentheses.

    For example: "And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness" (New King James, Genesis 1.4).

  • Format additional in-text citations with the book, chapter and verse only. You do not need to rewrite the version unless you switch to a new one.

    For example: "God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day" (Genesis 1.5).

  • Format citations on a works cited page with the version name, publication location, publisher and year. Underline the version. Use the following punctuation:

    New King James Bible. Grand Rapids, MI: Bible Press, 2002.

APA Style

  • Format the first in-text citation with the book, chapter (followed by a colon), verse (followed by a comma) and version. As with MLA style, the entire citation should be surrounded by parentheses.

    For example: "And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness" (Genesis 1:4, New King James).

  • Format additional in-text citations with the book, chapter and verse only. Do not cite the version again unless it changes.

    For example: "God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day" (Genesis 1:5).

  • Exclude Bible references if including a works cited page at the end of your paper. According to the APA Publication Manual, the Bible and other classical works should not be listed.

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