Are there any LaTeX packages or styles that have been designed specifically for typesetting the Bible, with its text divided into books, chapters, and verses?

This post contains a couple of nice pictures of pages from the Bible, but I wonder if there is a proper package for that kind of typesetting.

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    maybe github.com/vermiculus/bible, never used, just guessing from the name – samcarter_is_at_topanswers.xyz Apr 26 '16 at 17:08
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    Reading the package, it's not a package per se, but a class and template for a specific bible, written by the author. You could use the bible.cls or the relevant files for your own version, but it seems that the more straightforward approach is to write your own style. Other packages, like bibleref are just for quotes, so I wouldn't recommend it. – oxio Apr 26 '16 at 17:18
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    This might get you started: tex.stackexchange.com/a/262970/2693 – Alan Munn Jun 15 '16 at 15:12

Since 2017-09-01 exist also a direct package named done bibletext by Camil Staps,


or bibleref.sty (1.24) - 2019/12/10 Nicola Talbot and Maïeul Rouquette - of 6 days ago: http://mirrors.ibiblio.org/CTAN/macros/latex/contrib/bibleref/bibleref.pdf

where I think, with the comments of several links, to create some steps of the Bible. I suggest also this link Showcase of beautiful typography done in TeX & friends


Are you familiar with PTXprint?


It uses XeTeX to publish Bibles and it is open-source. It's also quite possible that it already does what you need off-the-shelf.

  • Welcome to the TeX.SE. Please, can you put an example to see how is it works? +1 – Sebastiano Mar 27 at 22:33
  • Thank you, Jonathan; I'll take a look at it. – oz1cz Mar 30 at 14:40

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