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scrip·ture

 (skrĭp′chər)
n.
1.
a. A sacred writing or book.
b. A passage from such a writing or book.
2. often Scripture or Scriptures The writings collected as the Bible.
3. A statement regarded as authoritative.

[Middle English, from Late Latin scrīptūra, from Latin, act of writing, from scrīptus, past participle of scrībere, to write; see skrībh- in Indo-European roots.]

scripture

(ˈskrɪptʃə)
n
a sacred, solemn, or authoritative book or piece of writing
[C13: from Latin scriptūra written material, from scrībere to write]

Scripture

(ˈskrɪptʃə)
n
1. (Bible) Christianity Also called: Holy Scripture, Holy Writ or the Scriptures the Old and New Testaments
2. any book or body of writings, esp when regarded as sacred by a particular religious group

Scrip•ture

(ˈskrɪp tʃər)

n.
1. Often, Scriptures. Also called Holy Scripture (or Scriptures). the sacred writings of the Old or New Testaments or both together.
2. (often l.c.) any writing or book, esp. when of a sacred or religious nature.
3. (sometimes l.c.) a particular passage from the Bible.
4. (l.c.) any collection of writings considered sacred.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin scrīptūra writing. See script, -ure]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Scripture - the sacred writings of the Christian religionsScripture - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
family Bible - a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
New Testament - the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible
covenant - (Bible) an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return
eisegesis - personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
exegesis - an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible)
text - a passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon; "the preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon"
Gabriel - (Bible) the archangel who was the messenger of God
Noachian deluge, Noah and the Flood, Noah's flood, the Flood - (Biblical) the great deluge that is said in the Book of Genesis to have occurred in the time of Noah; it was brought by God upon the earth because of the wickedness of human beings
demythologise, demythologize - remove the mythical element from (writings); "the Bible should be demythologized and examined for its historical value"
2.Scripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious groupscripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
religious text, religious writing, sacred text, sacred writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
canon - a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired

scripture

noun The Bible, The Word, The Gospels, The Scriptures, The Word of God, The Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Holy Bible, The Book of Books a quote from scripture
Quotations
"The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose" [William Shakespeare The Merchant of Venice]
Translations
الكِتاب المُقَدَّس، التوراهكتاب مُقَدَّس
Písmo svatéposvátné knihy
Bibelenhellig skrift
Szentírás
biblíanhelgirit
šventasis raštas
Bībelesvētie raksti
Písmo svätéposvätné knihy
sveto pismo
İncilkutsal metinler

Scripture

[ˈskrɪptʃəʳ] N
1. (also Holy Scripture) → Sagrada Escritura f
2. (Scol) (= subject, lesson) → Historia f Sagrada

Scripture

[ˈskrɪptʃər] n
(Christian)Écriture f sainte
the Holy Scriptures → les Saintes Écritures
(non-Christian)texte m sacré

scripture

n
Scripture, the Scripturesdie (Heilige) Schrift; the Hindu scripturesdie heiligen Schriften or Bücher der Hindus
(Sch) → Religion f

Scripture

[ˈskrɪptʃəʳ] n (also Holy Scripture) → Sacre Scritture fpl

scripture

(ˈskriptʃə) noun
1. the sacred writings of a religion. Buddhist and Hindu scriptures.
2. the Bible.
ˈscriptural adjective
References in classic literature ?
I confess," replied the Missionary, fingering a number of ten-cent pieces which a Sunday-school in his own country had forwarded to him, "that I am a product of you, but I protest that you cannot quote Scripture with accuracy and point.
His favourite subjects were church discipline, rites and ceremonies, apostolical succession, the duty of reverence and obedience to the clergy, the atrocious criminality of dissent, the absolute necessity of observing all the forms of godliness, the reprehensible presumption of individuals who attempted to think for themselves in matters connected with religion, or to be guided by their own interpretations of Scripture, and, occasionally (to please his wealthy parishioners) the necessity of deferential obedience from the poor to the rich--supporting his maxims and exhortations throughout with quotations from the Fathers: with whom he appeared to be far better acquainted than with the Apostles and Evangelists, and whose importance he seemed to consider at least equal to theirs.
Yet all this, which would else have been such heavy sorrow, was made almost a solemn joy to her devout old soul, by religious consolations and the truths of Scripture, wherewith she had fed herself continually for more than thirty years.
Most men do not know that any nation but the Hebrews have had a scripture.
While I was thus gathering strength, my thoughts ran exceedingly upon this Scripture, "I will deliver thee"; and the impossibility of my deliverance lay much upon my mind, in bar of my ever expecting it; but as I was discouraging myself with such thoughts, it occurred to my mind that I pored so much upon my deliverance from the main affliction, that I disregarded the deliverance I had received, and I was as it were made to ask myself such questions as these - viz.
The Scripture saith, The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God; it is not said, The fool hath thought in his heart; so as he rather saith it, by rote to himself, as that he would have, than that he can thoroughly believe it, or be persuaded of it.
He took this Indian into his family, and by constant intercourse with him soon become sufficiently conversant with the vocabulary and construction of the language to translate the ten commandments, the Lord's prayer, and several passages of Scripture, besides composing exhortations and prayers.
To Tess's sense there was, just at first, a ghastly BIZARRERIE, a grim incongruity, in the march of these solemn words of Scripture out of such a mouth.
Got up at eight, read the Scriptures, then went to my duties.
They took their place beside the Holy Scriptures and the ancient classic authors, in the minds of the great students of that day.
Upon the whole, the controversy seems of no great importance to those who believe the Holy Scriptures sufficient to teach the way of salvation, but of whatever moment it may be thought, there are not proofs sufficient to decide it.
wicked imposture, contradictory to the Holy Scriptures.