I don't understand what it confusing you. I think the sample shows what verse format is and the instructions say exactly what to do with the verse number. Again, this is a hypothetical question. The guidelines are the starting point to applying formatting to print text and the application of guidelines depends on what the print text looks like and how it is intended to be read. I have said this before. I need to see real print text, otherwise I can only guess here. I also do not see why you raise the issue of adding a blank line. The indention of the paragraph in cell 3 certainly shows that it's a new paragraph.
Please feel free to clarify your question.