After 23 bids the personal Bible of Elvis Presley sold at auction for $150,000 recently to an anonymous bidder. 

The bidding took place through Kruse GWS Auctions over Memorial Day weekend. 

"Kruse GWS Auctions has worked closely with the Presley family, MGM archives, museums, top Hollywood archive facilities and has represented 16 royal family collections at public sales," the website states.

After Presley's passing in 1977, his dad Vernon and cousin Patsy were sorting through all his personal items at Graceland. 

"Shortly after Elvis' passing, my uncle Vernon (Elvis' dad) and I went up into Elvis' bedroom at Graceland to organize and pack many of his personal belongings," says Patsy. "This Holy Bible was one of three that Elvis had on his night table. After packing them, Uncle Vernon had me take them home for safekeeping and eventually gave them to me."

Before giving up Elvis' Bible for auction, Patsy looked through it and found this particular passage underlined by the 'rock n' roll legend.'

"If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my security,' if I have rejoiced over my great wealth, the fortune my hands had gained, if I have regarded the sun in its radiance or the moon moving in splendour so that my heart was secretly enticed and my hand offered them a kiss of homage, then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high." (Job 31:24-28)

Billy Stanley, Presley's step-brother who also went on tour with the singer throughout his career, released the book The Faith of Elvis: A Story Only a Brother Can Tell in 2022. 

"I would hear people say, 'You're the king.' He said, 'No, no, I'm sorry. There's only one true king, and that's Jesus,'" Stanley told Arkansas Democrat-Gazette."He was not afraid to show his faith."

A previous version of this story stated that the Bible sold for $120,000. This story and headline have been updated to the correct amount.