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Lexicon :: Strong's G281 - amēn

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ἀμήν
Transliteration
amēn (Key)
Pronunciation
am-ane'
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Part of Speech
particle indeclinable
Root Word (Etymology)
Of Hebrew origin אָמֵן (H543)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:335,53

Strong’s Definitions

ἀμήν amḗn, am-ane'; of Hebrew origin (H543); properly, firm, i.e. (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially, surely (often as interjection, so be it):—amen, verily.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 152x

The KJV translates Strong's G281 in the following manner: verily (101x), amen (51x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 152x
The KJV translates Strong's G281 in the following manner: verily (101x), amen (51x).
  1. firm

    1. metaph. faithful

  2. verily, amen

    1. at the beginning of a discourse - surely, truly, of a truth

    2. at the end - so it is, so be it, may it be fulfilled. It was a custom, which passed over from the synagogues to the Christian assemblies, that when he who had read or discoursed, had offered up solemn prayer to God, the others responded Amen, and thus made the substance of what was uttered their own.

      The word "amen" is a most remarkable word. It was transliterated directly from the Hebrew into the Greek of the New Testament, then into Latin and into English and many other languages, so that it is practically a universal word. It has been called the best known word in human speech. The word is directly related — in fact, almost identical — to the Hebrew word for "believe" (aman), or faithful. Thus, it came to mean "sure" or "truly", an expression of absolute trust and confidence. — HMM
Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀμήν amḗn, am-ane'; of Hebrew origin (H543); properly, firm, i.e. (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially, surely (often as interjection, so be it):—amen, verily.
STRONGS NT 281: ἀμήν
ἀμήν, Hebrew אָמֵן;
1. verbal adjective (from אָמַן to prop; Niph. to be firm), firm, metaphorically, faithful: ἀμήν, Revelation 3:14 (where is added μάρτυς πιστὸς κ. ἀληθινός).
2. it came to be used as an adverb by which something is asserted or confirmed:
a. at the beginning of a discourse, surely, of a truth, truly; so frequent in the discourses of Christ in Matthew, Mark, and Luke: ἀμὴν λέγω ὑμῖν 'I solemnly declare unto you,' e. g. Matthew 5:18; Mark 3:28; Luke 4:24. The repetition of the word (ἀμὴν ἀμήν), employed by John alone in his Gospel (twenty-five times), has the force of a superlative, most assuredly: John 1:51 (John 1:52); John 3:3.
b. at the close of a sentence; so it is, so be it, may it be fulfilled (γένοιτο, the Sept. Numbers 5:22; Deuteronomy 27:15, etc.): Romans 1:25; Romans 9:5; Galatians 1:5; Ephesians 3:21; Philippians 4:20; 1 Timothy 1:17; Hebrews 13:21; 1 Peter 4:11; Revelation 1:6, and often; cf. Jeremiah 11:5; Jeremiah 35:6 (Jer. 28:6); 1 Kings 1:30. It was a custom, which passed over from the synagogues into the Christian assemblies, that when he who had read or discoursed had offered up a solemn prayer to God, the others in attendance responded Amen, and thus made the substance of what was uttered their own: 1 Corinthians 14:16 (τὸ ἀμήν, the well-known response Amen), cf. Numbers 5:22; Deuteronomy 27:15ff; Nehemiah 5:13; Nehemiah 8:6. 2 Corinthians 1:20 αἱ ἐπαγγελίαι... τὸ ναί, καὶ... τὸ ἀμήν, i. e. had shown themselves most sure. [Cf. B. D. under the word Amen.]
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Numbers
5:22; 5:22
Deuteronomy
27:15; 27:15
1 Kings
1:30
Nehemiah
5:13; 8:6
Jeremiah
11:5; 35:6; 28:6
Matthew
5:18
Mark
3:28
Luke
4:24
John
1:51; 3:3
Romans
1:25; 9:5
1 Corinthians
14:16
2 Corinthians
1:20
Galatians
1:5
Ephesians
3:21
Philippians
4:20
1 Timothy
1:17
Hebrews
13:21
1 Peter
4:11
Revelation
1:6; 3:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G281 matches the Greek ἀμήν (amēn),
which occurs 3 times in 3 verses in the LXX Greek.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:36 - εὐλογημένος κύριος θεὸς Ισραηλ ἀπὸ τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἕως τοῦ αἰῶνος καὶ ἐρεῗ πᾶς λαός αμην G281 καὶ ᾔνεσαν τῷ κυρίῳ
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 5:13 - καὶ τὴν ἀναβολήν μου ἐξετίναξα καὶ εἶπα οὕτως ἐκτινάξαι θεὸς πάντα ἄνδρα ὃς οὐ στήσει τὸν λόγον τοῦτον ἐκ τοῦ οἴκου αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκ κόπου αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔσται οὕτως ἐκτετιναγμένος καὶ κενός καὶ εἶπεν πᾶσα ἐκκλησία αμην G281 καὶ ᾔνεσαν τὸν κύριον καὶ ἐποίησεν λαὸς τὸ ῥῆμα τοῦτο
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 8:6 - καὶ ηὐλόγησεν Εσδρας κύριον τὸν θεὸν τὸν μέγαν καὶ ἀπεκρίθη πᾶς λαὸς καὶ εἶπαν αμην G281 ἐπάραντες χεῗρας αὐτῶν καὶ ἔκυψαν καὶ προσεκύνησαν τῷ κυρίῳ ἐπὶ πρόσωπον ἐπὶ τὴν γῆν

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