An 1885 shorthand book (not Gregg) had this suggestion for writing for the bible.
In reporting sermons, place the figure for the Book or Epistle in the first position, for the chapter in the second position, and for the verse in the third position. This rule may be applied when reference is made to any volume of work when the number of volume, chapter and section or page is given.
"Gregg Shorthand had achieved the most extraordinary success ever attained by any system in the history of shorthand." John Robert Gregg, 1922