Bible Abbreviations

Bible Abbreviations in Old Testament

Genesis – Gen./Ge./Gn. Exodus – Ex./Exod.
Leviticus – Lev./Le./Lv. Numbers – Num./Nu./Nm./Nb.
Deuteronomy – Deut./De./Dt. Joshua – Josh./Jos./Jsh.
Judges – Judg./Jdg./Jg./Jdgs. Ruth – Ruth./Rth./Ru.
1 Samuel – 1 Sam./1 Sm./1 Sa./1 S. 2 Samuel – 2 Sam./2 Sm./2 Sa./2 S.
1 Kings – 1 Kings/1 Kgs./1 Kin./1 Ki./1K 2 Kings – 2 Kings/2 Kgs./2 Kin./2 Ki.
1 Chronicles – 1 Chr/1 Chr./1 Ch. 2 Chronicles – 2 Chr./2 Ch./2 Chron.
Ezra – Ezra/Ezr./Ez. Nehemiah – Neh./Ne.
Tobit – Tob Judith – Jdt
Esther – Esth 1/Est./Es. Maccabees – 1 Macc
2 Maccabees – 2 Macc Job – Job./Jb.
Psalms – Ps./Psalm./Pslm./Psa./Psm. Proverbs – Prov./Pro./Prv./Pr.
Ecclesiastes – Ecc1/Eccles./Eccle./Ecc./Ec. Song of Solomon – Song
Canticles – Cant Wisdom – Wis
Sirach – Sir Isaiah – Isa./Is.
Jeremiah – Jer./Je./Jr. Lamentations – Lam./La.
Baruch – Bar Ezekial – Ezek./Eze./Ezk.
Daniel – Dan./Da./Dn. Hosea – Hos./Ho.
Joel – Joel/Jl. Amos – Am
Jonah – Jon./Jnh. Micah – Mic./Mc.
Nahum – Nah./Na. Habakkuk – Hab
Zephaniah – Zeph./Zep./Zp. Haggai – Hag./Hg. 
Zechariah – Zech./Zec./Zc. Malachi – Mal./Ml.

 

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Bible Abbreviations in New Testament

Matthew – Mt./Matt. Mark – Mk./Mrk.
Luke – Lk./Luk. John – Jn./Jhn.
Acts of the Apostles – Acts Romans – Rom./Ro./Rm.
1 Corinthians – 1 Cor./1 Co. 2 Corinthians – 2 Cor./2 Co.
Galatians – Gal./Ga. Ephesians – Eph./Ephes.
Philippians – Phil./Php./Pp. Colossians – Col
1 Thessalonians – 1 Thess./1 Thes./1 Th. 2 Thessalonians – 2 Thess./2 Thes./2 Th.
1 Timothy – 1 Tim./1 Ti. 2 Timothy – 2 Tim/2 Ti.
Titus – Titus/Tit./Ti. Philemon – Philemon/ Philem./Phm./Pm.
Hebrews – Heb James – Jas./Jm.
1 Peter – 1 Pet./1 Pe./1 Pt./1 P. 2 Peter – 2 Pet./2 Pe./2 Pt./2 P.
1 John – 1 Jn./1 Jhn./1 J. 2 John – 2 Jn./2 Jhn./2 J.
3 John – 3 Jn./3 Jhn./3 J. Jude – Jude/Jud./Jd.
Revelation – Rev Apocalypse – Apoc

 

Note: Abbreviations are not standardized. This list is based on Catechism of the Catholic Church. New York: Doubleday, 1994, 826., as well as on online sources.

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