Author: Ron Graham

Abbreviations Bible Book Names

Bible Abbreviations
—used on simplybible.com

Abbrev The table below matches Bible book names with their 3-character abbreviations. Note that other abbreviations for Bible books are also in use. On simplybible.com the names of Bible books are usually not abbreviated.

Bible Reference style: For example “First Thessalonians chapter five verses twelve to twenty-two” would most commonly be written... “(1Thessalonians 5:12-22)” which may be abbreviated to... “(1Th 5:12-22)”.

Miscellaneous abbreviations: cf means compare; eg means for example; kjv means King James Version or that the quote reflects the Majority Text; sv means "some versions" —not all translations reflect the quotation; esp means "especially"; ¶ means paraphrase; ch means "chapter"; and v means "verse".

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NAME OF BOOK ABBREV
Acts Act
Amos Ams
1Chronicles 1Ch
2Chronicles 2Ch
1Corinthians 1Co
2Corinthians 2Co
Colossians Col
Daniel Dan
Deuteronomy Deu
  
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NAME OF BOOK ABBREV
Ecclesiastes Ecc
Ephesians Eph
Esther Est
Exodus Exo
Ezekiel Eze
Ezra Ezr
Galatians Gal
Genesis Gen
Habakkuk Hab
Haggai Hag
Hebrews Heb
Hosea Hos
  
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NAME OF BOOK ABBREV
Isaiah Isa
James Jas
Jeremiah Jer
Job Job
Joel Jol
John Jhn
1John 1Jn
2John 2Jn
3John 3Jn
Jonah Jna
Joshua Jsh
Jude Jde
Judges Jdg
1Kings 1Kg
2Kings 2Kg
  
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NAME OF BOOK ABBREV
Lamentations Lam
Leviticus Lev
Luke Lke
Malachi Mal
Mark Mrk
Matthew Mtt
Micah Mic
Nahum Nah
Nehemiah Neh
Numbers Num
  
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NAME OF BOOK ABBREV
Obadiah Oba
1Peter 1Pe
2Peter 2Pe
Philemon Phm
Philippians Php
Proverbs Prv
Psalms Psa
Revelation Rev
Romans Rom
Ruth Rth
  
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NAME OF BOOK ABBREV
1Samuel 1Sm
2Samuel 2Sm
Solomon's Song Sol
1Thessalonians 1Th
2Thessalonians 2Th
1Timothy 1Tm
2Timothy 2Tm
Titus Tit
Zechariah Zec
Zephaniah Zph
  
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