What is the difference between Verses and Scriptures?

The difference between verses and scriptures

is that “verses” is a poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme and “scriptures” is a sacred writing or holy book.




  • A poetic form with regular meter and a fixed rhyme scheme.
  • Poetic form in general.
  • One of several similar units of a song, consisting of several lines, generally rhymed.
  • A small section of the Jewish or Christian Bible.
  • (music) A portion of an anthem to be performed by a single voice to each part.

Related terms

  • versification
  • versify


  • Synonym: poetry
  • Restoration literature is well known for its carefully constructed verse.
  • The restrictions of verse have been steadily relaxed over time.
  • Synonym: stanza
  • Note the shift in tone between the first verse and the second.
  • Holonym: chapter


  • (obsolete) To compose verses.
  • (transitive) To tell in verse, or poetry.


  • It is not rhyming and versing that maketh a poet.
  • playing on pipes of corn and versing love


  • A sacred writing or holy book.
  • (by extension) An authoritative statement.


  • (religious texts) scripture, religious text; Bible,‎ Qur’an,‎ Tao Te Ching,‎ Torah,‎ Veda (Category: en:Religion) [edit]

Related terms

  • script


  • The primary scripture in Zoroastrianism is the Avesta.
  • In a word, they were made uſe of by the immediate ſucceſſors of the Apoſtles, and many of them read in the Public Aſſemblies of Chriſtians, as Canonical Scripture, without the leaſt mark of Diſtinction, in point of Autority […]
  • It would be quite unwise to deem the whole historical enterprise as wrong-headed and to think that one can revert to the gospels’ way of reading scripture, […]