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This article contains help on how to include Bible References in CreationWiki Articles.

The preferred format for a Bible reference is to set it off in a grey box with its reference (blue boxes are used for special quotes that are not Biblical). Though you can use the {{greybox}} template to accomplish this, there are better alternates. To avoid the extra work of linking Bible verses to the BibleGateway site, two more templates have been prepared to help editors by automatically linking a reference to Bible Gateway, or enclosing a text in a grey box and adding a reference linked to Bible Gateway. The templates are the Bible ref template, and the Bible quote template.

Using the Bible Reference Template

If you simply want to include a linked Bible reference in the text of the article, such as 1Corinthians 15:17-22 (NIV), use the Bible Reference template.

Which used the Bible Reference Template in this way:

If you simply want to include a linked Bible reference in the text of the article, such as {{Bible ref|book=1Corinthians|chap=15|verses=17-22|version=NIV}}, use the Bible Reference template.

Using the Bible Quote Template

If you want a grey box around your text, with a reference linked to Bible Gateway, you should use the Bible Quote Template, Example: {{Bible quote|place quote here|book=Matthew|chap=1|verses=1-18|version=ASV}} Remember, you still must type in or paste in the actual text of the Bible verse or verses where it says "place quote here".

Example: {{Bible quote|But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. |language=English|book=1Corinthians|chap=15|verses=20-22|version=NIV}}

becomes

But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1Corinthians 15:20-22 (NIV)

Helpful Hints

  • To use, only book and chapter are required to have an entry; the others have defaults and can be left out.
  • Remember to be certain that the version matches the text you included. Otherwise, the user will click on the reference and go to a different version than what you used, causing confusion.
  • language = the language you want the user to find at the Bible Gateway site. Default is English.
  • book = the book of the Bible. Required.
  • chap = the number of the chapter. Required.
  • verses = one verse or a range of verses. Default is the entire chapter.
  • version = the version you want the quote in. Default is NIV--but if it is not specified, it will not be specifically mentioned. If you are quoting explicitly from any given version of the Bible, including the NIV, please so specify explicitly.
  • note that books which have multiple volumes (such as I & II Corinthians, 1 & 2 Kings, etc.) must be specified with no space between the book number and book name. This means ICorinthians and 1Corinthians both work, but because of the space between the I and Corinthians, (I Corinthians) does not.
  • This template supports the Douay-Rheims English-language Catholic Bible, with its seven deuterocanonical books. If you specify Tobit, Judith, 1_Maccabees, 2_Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, or Baruch as the "book" parameter, the template will call upon the Douay-Rheims and will ignore any version specification. The version code for the Douay-Rheims is DRA.

Using the Greybox Template

The {{greybox|place quote here}} template is used to create a grey box for use on Bible quotes and other info. You must type in or paste in the quote you want in place of the words "place quote here".

For example:

{{greybox|For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22}}

becomes


For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. 1 Corinthians 15:22

Versions Available

Please check with Bible Gateway if your choice is not listed here.

  • "KJ21" = 21st Century King James Version
  • "ASV" = American Standard Version
  • "AMP" = Amplified Bible
  • "CEB" = Common English Bible
  • "CEV" = Contemporary English Version
  • "DARBY" = Darby Translation
  • "DRA" = Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition
  • "ERV" = Easy-to-Read Version
  • "ESV" = English Standard Version
  • "ESVUK" = English Standard Version Anglicised
  • "GW" = GOD’S WORD Translation
  • "GNT" = Good News Translation
  • "HCSB" = Holman Christian Standard Bible
  • "PHILLIPS" = J.B. Phillips New Testament
  • "KJV" = King James Version
  • "LEB" = Lexham English Bible
  • "MSG" = The Message
  • "NASB" = New American Standard Bible
  • "NCV" = New Century Version
  • "NIRV" = New International Reader's Version
  • "NIV" = New International Version
  • "NIV1984" = New International Version 1984
  • "NIVUK" = New International Version - UK
  • "NKJV" = New King James Version
  • "NLV" = New Life Version
  • "NLT" = New Living Translation
  • "TNIV" = Todays New International Version
  • "WE" = Worldwide English (New Testament)
  • "WYC" = Wycliffe Bible
  • "YLT" = Youngs Literal Translation
  • "TR1550" = 1550 Stephanus New Testament
  • "WHNU" = 1881 Westcott-Hort New Testament
  • "TR1894" = 1894 Scrivener New Testament
  • "SBLGNT" = SBL Greek New Testament
  • "WLC" = The Westminster Leningrad Codex
  • "AA" = João Ferreira de Almeida Atualizada
  • "OL" = O Livro
  • "VFL" = Portuguese New Testament: Easy-to-Read Version