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For the article containing a complete list of Bible references, go here.

The Bible

The Bible Icon

In-Game Appearance

Isaac Fate

Tears Appearance


Item Type

Activated Collectible

Pickup Quote

Space to use

Collection Grid:

Recharge Time:

Angel Room
Shop (if the Rosary is picked up)
Devil Room (Through glitch)

Unlocked By:

The Christian scriptures, containing 39 (66 if the Apocrypha was included) books of the New and Old Testament.


Upon activation, the player grows angel wings and gains the ability to fly for that room. Using the Bible on Mom or Mom's Heart/It Lives will result in an instant kill. Using the Bible on Satan or Isaac will instantly kill the player, but with The Wafer this is reduced to half a red heart and all soul hearts. It will not kill the player if used on ???, however. The flight effect will be granted as usual.[1][2]



  • As with most Activated Items, Items such as Habit, 9 Volt and The Battery decrease the charge time, increasing the effectiveness of this item.


  • Using this item to kill Mom or Mom's Heart unlocks The Halo.


  • Using the Bible in the boss rooms of Satan or Isaac (boss) will always result in damage to the player, regardless of whether that boss is alive or not (may be intentional).

Related Achievements

Halo "The Halo" - Kill Mom or Mom's Heart using The Bible.



Start a Discussion Discussions about The Bible

  • Achievement- The Halo.

    3 messages
    • No, I just did it as eve this morning and I got it immediately got the halo upon using the bible on mom. I think you only get the halo by kill...
    • Play as any char and kill either of them by USING the bible, not while it's with you, as any char.
  • The bible

    3 messages
    • Yeah, if you use the Bible on Isaac (boss) it will instantly kill you, even if it you use it in the boss room after you have defeated him. ...
    • yeah, using the bible on the fight against Isaac will instakill you if you don't have the wafer

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