APA 6th Referencing Guide — the Bible or Qur'an

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APA Referencing Guide — The Bible or Qur'an


  • When you are quoting from the Bible or Qu'ran include the book, chapter and verse.
  • Include the Bible version from which you are quoting, and put the source in brackets or work it naturally in to the sentence.
In-text citation

Proverbs 15:22 states "plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed" (Bible, New International Version).

Reference list

The APA manual states that you are not required to add classical religious works in the reference list. All that is required is an in-text citation.

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