Books and versions of the Bible are NOT
or put in "quotation marks"
However, the titles of individual published editions of the Bible are italicized.
Example: The King James Version of the Bible was originally published in 1611.
Example: The NIV Study Bible includes an introduction to each book of the Bible.
Example: (2 Cor. 5.17)
Example: (New International Version, Gen. 3.15)
Example: (Gen. 3.27)
In your Works Cited, include the title of the Bible, the version, and the publication information.
Here are some examples for citing print and online editions of the Bible:
Example: Zondervan NIV Study Bible. General editor, Kenneth L. Barker, full rev. ed.,
Example: The English Standard Version Bible: Containing the Old and
New Testaments with Apocrypha, Oxford UP, 2009.
Example: New International Version. Biblica, 2011. BibleGateway.com,
** Information taken from MLA Handbook, 8th ed., 2016, section 3.3.2.