How do I cite a specific passage from the Bible in APA Style?

Like most style guides, APA recommends listing the book of the Bible you’re citing in your APA in-text citation, in combination with chapter and verse numbers. For example:

(English Standard Version Bible, 2001, 1 Cor. 14:1)

Books of the Bible may be abbreviated to save space; a list of standard abbreviations can be found here. Page numbers are not used in Bible citations.