See Also: Word
1. the books of the Bible —often used in plural
2. a passage from the Bible; a body of writings considered sacred or authoritative
G1164 graphē – a writing, thing written; specifically a certain portion or section of the Holy Scripture (used to denote either the book itself or its contents)
Matthew 21:42 Y’shua said to them, “Did you never read in the Scriptures, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, the same was made the head of the corner. This was from the Lord. It is marvelous in our eyes?’
Acts 18:28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews, publicly showing by the Scriptures that Y’shua was the Messiah.
2 Timothy 3:16 Every Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness,
Every time the word scripture is used in the New Testament, it is referring to the writings of the Old Testament. When the letters in the New Testament were being written, there was no such thing as a New Testament. When we read verses such as 2 Timothy 3:16, the scriptures being refereed to are NOT our modern day bibles, but only the books of Genesis thru Malachi, because at the time that this verse in 2 Timothy was written, there was NO New Testament. With a proper understanding of what is known as the Old Testament it becomes clear that there is nothing new in the New Testament because it was all foretold in the Tanakh. Mainstream Christianity teaches that the law was done away with or only applied to the Jews, but Paul states very plainly that ” Every Scripture (Referring to the Old Testament) is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.”