cite chapter and verse

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Etymology[edit]

From the practice of, especially, Christian Protestants of using quotations from the Bible to support positions taken in sermons or discussions, citing the specific chapter and verse of the books of the Bible.

Verb[edit]

cite chapter and verse

  1. To provide specific references from an authoritative book, as the Bible or a book of statutes or rules, to support a statement.
  2. (idiomatic) To speak authoritatively, providing detailed factual information.