The sacred books of our holy religion, as distinguished from the false and profane writings on which all other faiths are based.
Another name for God's Word, the Bible.
In the gospels, the body of Jewish religious writings called today the Old Testament.
Words written and spoken by holy men of God when moved upon by the Holy Ghost.
General designation for canonical or biblical writings.
From a Christian standpoint, the texts of the Hebraic Bible. In the New Testament, the Scriptures are "that which is written" and constitute the fundamental point of reference.
the writings which comprise the Bible.
(SCRIP·tures). In the first century CE a reference to the Hebrew Scriptures. In contemporary parlance The Holy Bible or to either of its two major divisions. Writing to the church at Rome ca. CE 56 the apostle Paul, in reference to the Hebrew Scriptures, said "For whatever was written [in the Hebrew Scriptures] in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope" ( Romans 15:4 NASB). A decade later he wrote to the evangelist Timothy that "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work" ( II Timothy 3:16–17 NASB).
The Mormon Church has four documents it calls canonized scriptures: the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price, and the King James Version of the Holy Bible. There is more on this below.