Answered By: Gabe Gossett
Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016     Views: 240

According to the APA Manual (pp. 178-179, reference list entries are not required for classical religious works. You should use an in-text citation, however, and use the numbering system that is used for that particular work. Your in-text citation should indicate which version of the Bible you are referenceing. This rule would apply to the Bible, in addition to other religious texts, such as the Qur'an, Dao De Jing, and the Vedas.

Note: you may want to include a reference in your reference list if you are using a contemporary translation of a religious text. If you are a student, when in doubt, the best course of action is to double check with your instructor as to what their preference might be.