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Guide to Bible Book Abbreviation

Guide to Book Abbreviation

The following table lists (in alphabetical order) the names of each of the books of the Bible and it's corresponding shortest abbreviation. You can use this abbreviated name when referencing passages in forms in the Bible Study Tools or if you are referencing passages from your own page:

BookAbbreviation
 1 Chronicles 1ch
 1 Corinthians 1co
 1 John 1jo
 1 Kings 1ki
 1 Peter 1pe
 1 Samuel 1sa
 1 Thessalonians 1th
 1 Timothy 1ti
 2 Chronicles 2ch
 2 Corinthians 2co
 2 John 2jo
 2 Kings 2ki
 2 Peter 2pe
 2 Samuel 2sa
 2 Thessalonians 2th
 2 Timothy 2ti
 3 John 3jo
 Acts ac
 Amos am
 Colossians col
 Daniel da
 Deuteronomy de
 Ecclesiastes ec
 Ephesians eph
 Esther es
 Exodus ex
 Ezekiel eze
 Ezra ezr
 Galatians ga
 Genesis ge
 Habakkuk hab
 Haggai hag
 Hebrews heb
BookAbbreviation
 Hosea ho
 Isaiah isa
 James jas
 Jeremiah jer
 Job job
 Joel joe
 John joh
 Jonah jon
 Joshua jos
 Judges jud
 Jude jude
 Lamentations la
 Leviticus le
 Luke lu
 Malachai mal
 Micah mic
 Mark mr
 Matthew mt
 Nahum na
 Nehemiah ne
 Numbers nu
 Obadiah ob
 Philemon phm
 Philippians php
 Proverbs pr
 Psalms ps
 Revelation re
 Romans ro
 Ruth ru
 Solomon so
 Titus tit
 Zecaraiah zec
 Zephaniah zep
 
The following table lists (in alphabetical order) the names of each of the books of the Deuterocanon (Apocrypha) and it's corresponding shortest abbreviation. You can use this abbreviated name when referencing passages in forms in the Bible Study Tools or if you are referencing passages from your own page:

BookAbbreviation
 1 Esdras 1es
 2 Esdras 2es
 1 Maccabees 1ma
 2 Maccabees 2ma
 3 Maccabees 3ma
 4 Maccabees 4ma
 Prayer of Azariah aza
 Baruch bar
 Bel and the Dragon bel
BookAbbreviation
 Esther (Expanded) esx
 Judith jdt
 Letter of Jeremiah ljr
 Prayer of Manasseh mns
 Psalm 151 psx
 Sirach sir
 Susanna sus
 Tobit tob
 Wisdom of Solomon wis