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Bible Book Abbreviations

Looking to abbreviate the books of the Bible? See the list below for their most common abbreviations.

Old Testament

Genesis

  • Most common: Gen.
  • Ge.
  • Gn.

Exodus

  • Most common: Ex.
  • Exod.
  • Exo.

Leviticus

  • Most common: Lev.
  • Le.
  • Lv.

Numbers

  • Most common: Num.
  • Nu.
  • Nm.
  • Nb.

Deuteronomy

  • Most common: Deut.
  • De.
  • Dt.

Joshua

  • Most common: Josh.
  • Jos.
  • Jsh.

Judges

  • Most common: Judg.
  • Jdg.
  • Jg.
  • Jdgs.

Ruth

  • Most common: Ruth
  • Rth.
  • Ru.

1 Samuel

  • Most common: 1 Sam.
  • 1 Sm.
  • 1 Sa.
  • 1 S.
  • I Sam.
  • I Sa.
  • 1Sam.
  • 1Sa.
  • 1S.
  • 1st Samuel
  • 1st Sam.
  • First Samuel
  • First Sam.

2 Samuel

  • Most common: 2 Sam.
  • 2 Sm.
  • 2 Sa.
  • 2 S.
  • II Sam.
  • II Sa.
  • 2Sam.
  • 2Sa.
  • 2S.
  • 2nd Samuel
  • 2nd Sam.
  • Second Samuel
  • Second Sam.

1 Kings

  • Most common: 1 Kings
  • 1 Kgs
  • 1 Ki
  • 1Kgs
  • 1Kin
  • 1Ki
  • 1K
  • I Kgs
  • I Ki
  • 1st Kings
  • 1st Kgs
  • First Kings
  • First Kgs

2 Kings

  • Most common: 2 Kings
  • 2 Kgs.
  • 2 Ki.
  • 2Kgs.
  • 2Kin.
  • 2Ki.
  • 2K.
  • II Kgs.
  • II Ki.
  • 2nd Kings
  • 2nd Kgs.
  • Second Kings
  • Second Kgs.

1 Chronicles

  • Most common: 1 Chron.
  • 1 Chr.
  • 1 Ch.
  • 1Chron.
  • 1Chr.
  • 1Ch.
  • I Chron.
  • I Chr.
  • I Ch.
  • 1st Chronicles
  • 1st Chron.
  • First Chronicles
  • First Chron.

2 Chronicles

  • Most common: 2 Chron.
  • 2 Chr.
  • 2 Ch.
  • 2Chron.
  • 2Chr.
  • 2Ch.
  • II Chron.
  • II Chr.
  • II Ch.
  • 2nd Chronicles
  • 2nd Chron.
  • Second Chronicles
  • Second Chron.

Ezra

  • Most common: Ezra
  • Ezr.
  • Ez.

Nehemiah

  • Most common: Neh.
  • Ne.

Esther

  • Most common: Est.
  • Esth.
  • Es.

Job

  • Most common: Job
  • Jb.

Psalms

  • Most common: Ps.
  • Psalm
  • Pslm.
  • Psa.
  • Psm.
  • Pss.

Proverbs

  • Most common: Prov
  • Pro.
  • Prv.
  • Pr.

Ecclesiastes

  • Most common: Eccles.
  • Eccle.
  • Ecc.
  • Ec.
  • Qoh.

Song of Solomon

  • Most common: Song
  • Song of Songs
  • SOS.
  • So.
  • Canticle of Canticles
  • Canticles
  • Cant.

Isaiah

  • Most common: Isa.
  • Is.

Jeremiah

  • Most common: Jer.
  • Je.
  • Jr.

Lamentations

  • Most common: Lam.
  • La.

Ezekiel

  • Most common: Ezek.
  • Eze.
  • Ezk.

Daniel

  • Most common: Dan.
  • Da.
  • Dn.

Hosea

  • Most common: Hos.
  • Ho.

Joel

  • Most common: Joel
  • Jl.

Amos

  • Most common: Amos
  • Am.

Obadiah

  • Most common: Obad.
  • Ob.

Jonah

  • Most common: Jonah
  • Jnh.
  • Jon.

Micah

  • Most common: Mic.
  • Mc.

Nahum

  • Most common: Nah.
  • Na.

Habakkuk

  • Most common: Hab.
  • Hb.

Zephaniah

  • Most common: Zeph.
  • Zep.
  • Zp.

Haggai

  • Most common: Hag.
  • Hg.

Zechariah

  • Most common: Zech.
  • Zec.
  • Zc.

Malachi

  • Most common: Mal.
  • Ml.

New Testament

Matthew

  • Most common: Matt.
  • Mt.

Mark

  • Most common: Mark
  • Mrk
  • Mar
  • Mk
  • Mr

Luke

  • Most common: Luke
  • Luk
  • Lk

John

  • Most common: John
  • Joh
  • Jhn
  • Jn

Acts

  • Most common: Acts
  • Act
  • Ac

Romans

  • Most common: Rom.
  • Ro.
  • Rm.

1 Corinthians

  • Most common: 1 Cor.
  • 1 Co.
  • I Cor.
  • I Co.
  • 1Cor.
  • 1Co.
  • I Corinthians
  • 1Corinthians
  • 1st Corinthians
  • 2nd Corinthians

2 Corinthians

  • Most common: 2 Cor.
  • 2 Co.
  • II Cor.
  • II Co.
  • 2Cor.
  • 2Co.
  • II Corinthians
  • 2Corinthians
  • 2nd Corinthians
  • Second Corinthians

Galatians

  • Most common: Gal.
  • Ga.

Ephesians

  • Most common: Eph.
  • Ephes.

Philippians

  • Most common: Phil.
  • Php.
  • Pp.

Colossians

  • Most common: Col.
  • Co.

1 Thessalonians

  • Most common: 1 Thess.
  • 1 Thes.
  • 1 Th.
  • I Thessalonians
  • I Thess.
  • I Thes.
  • I Th.
  • 1Thessalonians
  • 1Thess.
  • 1Thes.
  • 1Th.
  • 1st Thessalonians
  • 1st Thess.
  • First Thessalonians
  • First Thess.

2 Thessalonians

  • Most common: 2 Thess.
  • 2 Thes.
  • 2 Th.
  • II Thessalonians
  • II Thess.
  • II Thes.
  • II Th.
  • 2Thessalonians
  • 2Thess.
  • 2Thes.
  • 2Th.
  • 2nd Thessalonians
  • 2nd Thess.
  • Second Thessalonians
  • Second Thess.

1 Timothy

  • Most common: 1 Tim.
  • 1 Ti.
  • I Timothy
  • I Tim.
  • I Ti.
  • 1Timothy
  • 1Tim.
  • 1Ti.
  • 1st Timothy
  • 1st Tim.
  • First Timothy
  • First Tim.

2 Timothy

  • Most common: 2 Tim.
  • 2 Ti.
  • II Timothy
  • II Tim.
  • II Ti.
  • 2Timothy
  • 2Tim.
  • 2Ti.
  • 2nd Timothy
  • 2nd Tim.
  • Second Timothy
  • Second Tim.

Titus

  • Most common: Titus
  • Tit
  • ti

Philemon

  • Most common: Philem.
  • Phm.
  • Pm.

Hebrews

  • Most common: Heb.

James

  • Most common: James
  • Jas
  • Jm

1 Peter

  • Most common: 1 Pet.
  • 1 Pe.
  • 1 Pt.
  • 1 P.
  • I Pet.
  • I Pt.
  • I Pe.
  • 1Peter
  • 1Pet.
  • 1Pe.
  • 1Pt.
  • 1P.
  • I Peter
  • 1st Peter
  • First Peter

2 Peter

  • Most common: 2 Pet.
  • 2 Pe.
  • 2 Pt.
  • 2 P.
  • II Peter
  • II Pet.
  • II Pt.
  • II Pe.
  • 2Peter
  • 2Pet.
  • 2Pe.
  • 2Pt.
  • 2P.
  • 2nd Peter
  • Second Peter

1 John

  • Most common: 1 John
  • 1 Jhn.
  • 1 Jn.
  • 1 J.
  • 1John
  • 1Jhn.
  • 1Joh.
  • 1Jn.
  • 1Jo.
  • 1J.
  • I John
  • I Jhn.
  • I Joh.
  • I Jn.
  • I Jo.
  • 1st John
  • First John

2 John

  • Most common: 2 John
  • 2 Jhn.
  • 2 Jn.
  • 2 J.
  • 2John
  • 2Jhn.
  • 2Joh.
  • 2Jn.
  • 2Jo.
  • 2J.
  • II John
  • II Jhn.
  • II Joh.
  • II Jn.
  • II Jo.
  • 2nd John
  • Second John

3 John

  • Most common: 3 John
  • 3 Jhn.
  • 3 Jn.
  • 3 J.
  • 3John
  • 3Jhn.
  • 3Joh.
  • 3Jn.
  • 3Jo.
  • 3J.
  • III John
  • III Jhn.
  • III Joh.
  • III Jn.
  • III Jo.
  • 3rd John
  • Third John

Jude

  • Most common: Jude
  • Jud.
  • Jd.

Revelation

  • Most common:Rev
  • Re
  • The Revelation

Apocrypha

Tobit

  • Most common: Tob.
  • Tb.

Judith

  • Most common: Jth.
  • Jdth.
  • Jdt.

Additions to Esther

  • Most common: Add Esth.
  • Add Es.
  • Rest of Esther
  • The Rest of Esther
  • AEs.
  • AddEsth.

Wisdom of Solomon

  • Most common: Wisd. of Sol.
  • Wisdom
  • Wis.
  • Ws.

Sirach

  • Most common: Sir.

Ecclesiasticus

  • Most common: Ecclus.

Baruch

  • Most common: Bar.

Letter of Jeremiah

  • Most common: Ep. Jer.
  • Let. Jer.
  • Ltr. Jer.
  • LJe.

Song of Three Youths

  • Most common: Sg. of 3 Childr.
  • Song of Three
  • Song of Thr.
  • Song Thr.
  • The Song of Three Youths
  • The Song of the Three Holy Children
  • Song of the Three Holy Children
  • Song of the Three Holy Children
  • Song of Three Children
  • The Song of Three Jews
  • Song of Three Jews
  • Prayer of Azariah
  • Azariah
  • Pr. Az.

Susanna

  • Most common: Sus.

Bel and the Dragon

  • Most common: Bel and Dr.
  • Bel.

1 Maccabees

  • Most common: 1 Macc.
  • 1 Mac.
  • 1Maccabees
  • 1Macc.
  • 1Mac.
  • 1Ma.
  • 1M.
  • I Maccabees
  • I Macc.
  • I Mac.
  • I Ma.
  • 1st Maccabees
  • First Maccabees

2 Maccabees

  • Most common: 2 Macc.
  • 2 Mac.
  • 2Maccabees
  • 2Macc.
  • 2Mac.
  • 2Ma.
  • 2M.
  • II Maccabees
  • II Macc.
  • II Mac.
  • II Ma.
  • 2nd Maccabees
  • Second Maccabees

3 Maccabees

  • Most common: 3 Macc.
  • 3 Mac.
  • 3Maccabees
  • 3Macc.
  • 3Mac.
  • 3Ma.
  • 3M.
  • III Maccabees
  • III Macc.
  • III Mac.
  • III Ma.
  • 3rd Maccabees
  • Third Maccabees

4 Maccabees

  • Most common: 4 Macc.
  • 4 Mac.
  • 4Maccabees
  • 4Macc.
  • 4Mac.
  • 4Ma.
  • 4M.
  • IV Maccabees
  • IV Macc.
  • IV Mac.
  • IV Ma.
  • 4th Maccabees
  • Fourth Maccabees

1 Esdras

  • Most common: 1 Esd.
  • 1 Esdr.
  • 1Esdras.
  • 1Esdr.
  • 1Esd.
  • 1Es.
  • I Esdras
  • I Esdr.
  • I Esd.
  • I Es.
  • 1st Esdras
  • First Esdras

2 Esdras

  • Most common: 2 Esd.
  • 2 Esdr.
  • 2Esdras
  • 2Esdr.
  • 2Esd.
  • 2Es.
  • II Esdras
  • II Esdr.
  • II Esd.
  • II Es.
  • 2nd Esdras
  • Second Esdras

Prayer of Manasseh

  • Most common: Pr. of Man.
  • Pr. of Man.
  • PMa.
  • Prayer of Manasses

Additional Psalm

  • Add. Psalm
  • Add. Ps.

Ode

  • Most common:Ode

Psalms of Solomon

  • Ps. Solomon
  • Ps. Sol.
  • Psalms Solomon
  • PsSol.

Epistle to the Laodiceans

  • Most common: Ep. Lao.
  • Epistle to Laodiceans
  • Epistle Laodiceans
  • Epist. Laodiceans
  • Ep. Laod.
  • Laodiceans
  • Laod.

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