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List of Book Abbreviations

The table below lists shorter book names and the most important abbreviations you can use for a particular book of the Bible.
You can type the abbreviations without spaces or in lower case.

The list below contains only the abbreviations which are the most common in the English Bibles. If you want the list of all the abbreviations recognized by the program, click here.

Old Testament
Genesis Gen Gn Ge  
Exodus Exo Ex Exod  
Leviticus Lev Lv    
Numbers Num Nm Nu  
Deuteronomy Deu Dt Deut  
Joshua Jos Josh    
Judges Jdg Judg    
Ruth Rth Rt Rut Ru
1 Samuel 1 Sam 1 Sa 1 S 1 Sm
2 Samuel 2 Sam 2 Sa 2 S 2 Sm
1 Kings 1 Ki 1 Kgs    
2 Kings 2 Ki 2 Kgs    
1 Chronicles 1 Chr 1 Ch 1 Chron  
2 Chronicles 2 Chr 2 Ch 2 Chron  
Ezra Ezr Esr 1 Ezr  
Nehemiah Neh Ne 2 Ezr  
Esther Est Esth    
Job Job Jb    
Psalms Psa Ps Psalm  
Proverbs Pro Pr Prov Prv
Ecclesiastes Ecc Ec Eccl  
Song of Solomon Sng Song Canticles Cant
Isaiah Isa Is    
Jeremiah Jer Jr    
Lamentations Lam La Lm  
Ezekiel Ezk Ez Ezek Eze
Daniel Dan Da Dn  
Hosea Hos Ho    
Joel Jol Jl    
Amos Amo Am    
Obadiah Oba Ob Obad Obd
Jonah Jon Jnh    
Micah Mic Mi Mch  
Nahum Nah Na Nam  
Habakkuk Hab Ha    
Zephaniah Zeph Zep    
Haggai Hag Hagg    
Zechariah Zech Zec Zch  
Malachi Mal Ml    
New Testament
Matthew Mt Mat Matt  
Mark Mk Mr Mrk  
Luke Lk Luk L Lu
John Jn Jhn J Joh
Acts Act Ac    
Romans Rom Ro R Rm
1 Corinthians 1 Cor 1 Co 1 K  
2 Corinthians 2 Cor 2 Co 2 K  
Galatians Gal Ga G  
Ephesians Eph Ep E  
Philippians Phil Php Ph Phili
Colossians Col      
1 Thessalonians 1 Th 1 Thess 1 Thes  
2 Thessalonians 2 Th 2 Thess 2 Thes  
1 Timothy 1 Tim 1 Ti 1 T 1 Tm
2 Timothy 2 Tim 2 Ti 2 T 2 Tm
Titus Tit Tt    
Philemon Phm Phlm Philem Phile
Hebrews Heb Hebr H Hbr
James Jas Jam Ja  
1 Peter 1 Pet 1 Pt 1 P 1 Pe
2 Peter 2 Pet 2 Pt 2 P 2 Pe
1 John 1 Jn 1 Jo 1 J  
2 John 2 Jn 2 Jo 2 J  
3 John 3 Jn 3 Jo 3 J  
Jude Jud Jd    
Revelation Rev      
Apocryphal/Deuterocanonical Books 
and Books from Other Bible Editions
Esther(Greek) EstG GkEst EsthGr AddEsth
Judith Jdt Jdth    
Tobit Tob Tb    
1 Maccabees 1 Ma 1 Macc 1 M 1 Mc
2 Maccabees 2 Ma 2 Macc 2 M 2 Mc
3 Maccabees 3 Ma 3 Macc 3 M 3 Mc
4 Maccabees 4 Ma 4 Macc 4 M 4 Mc
Wisdom Wis Wisd W  
Sirach Sir Si Ecclesiasticus  
Baruch Bar Ba    
Letter of Jeremiah* LJe LJer LetJer EpJer
Prayer of Azariah 
and the Song of the 
Three Young Men*
SofThr PrAzar SongThr AddDan
Susanna Sus      
Bel and the Dragon* Bel BelDr Dragon  
Prayer of Manasseh* Man PrMan Manasses  
1 Esdras 1 Esd 3 Ezr 3 Ezra 3 Esr
2 Esdras 2 Esd 4 Ezr 4 Ezra 4 Esr
Psalm 151 Ps151 Psalm151 PsCLI  
Epistula ad 
Laodicenses*
Lao Laod Laodiceans  
Psalterium 
iuxta Hebraeos*
PsH PsHeb PsalmiH PsalmH

In some editions “Esther (Greek)” is limited to the “Additions to Esther” (only the additional chapters).
In some editions “Prayer of Azariah and the Song of the Three Young Men” includes all the “Additions to Daniel” (“Susanna” and “Bel and the Dragon”, as well).

* Book titles with an asterisk cannot be used in the program; instead, use the abbreviations beside them.




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