Scripture

Definition of Scripture

Scrip´ture
n.1.Anything written; a writing; a document; an inscription.
I have put it in scripture and in remembrance.
- Chaucer.
Then the Lord of Manny read the scripture on the tomb, the which was in Latin.
- Ld. Berners.
2.The books of the Old and the New Testament, or of either of them; the Bible; - used by way of eminence or distinction, and chiefly in the plural.
There is not any action a man ought to do, or to forbear, but the Scripture will give him a clear precept or prohibition for it.
- South.
Compared with the knowledge which the Scriptures contain, every other subject of human inquiry is vanity.
- Buckminster.
3.A passage from the Bible; a text.
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.
- Shak.
Hanging by the twined thread of one doubtful Scripture.
- Milton.

Related Words

Bhagavad-Gita, Bible, Book of Mormon, Douay Bible, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, King James Version, Koran, Revised Standard Version, Revised Version, Septuagint, Testament, Vulgate, canon, sacred writings, the Book, the Good Book, the Scriptures, the Word
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