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How to Cite the NIV Bible

Updated March 23, 2017

Step 1

Format your in-paragraph citation in the following manner if you are using APA citation style:

(5 Cor. 5:14 New International Version)

If you continue to cite from the NIV, all subsequent citations do not need to specify from which edition of the Bible you are citing. For example:

(6 Cor. 5:17)

Step 2

Format your citation in the following manner if you are adhering to MLA guidelines:

(New International Version, 5 Cor. 5.14)

As with APA citation style, once you have identified the edition, you do not need to do so in subsequent citations. These should appear in the following format:

(5 Cor. 5.17)

Step 3

Format your citation in the following manner if you are following Chicago or Turabian style guidelines:

(Cor. 5:14 New International Version)

In subsequent citations, you only need to cite the chapter and verse. For example:

(Cor. 5:17)

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