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Dictionaries :: Confirm, Confirmation

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g950 Greek: bebaioo

Confirm, Confirmation:

"to make firm, establish, make secure" (the connected adjective bebaios signifies "stable, fast, firm"), is used of "confirming" a word, Mar 16:20; promises, Rom 15:8; the testimony of Christ, 1Cr 1:6; the saints by the Lord Jesus Christ, 1Cr 1:8; the saints by God, 2Cr 1:21 ("stablisheth"); in faith, Col 2:7; the salvation spoken through the Lord and "confirmed" by the Apostles, Hbr 2:3; the heart by grace, Hbr 13:9 ("stablished").

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1991 Greek: episterizo

Confirm, Confirmation:

"to make to lean upon, strengthen" (epi, "upon," sterix, "a prop, support"), is used of "confirming" souls, Act 14:22; brethren, Act 15:32; churches, Act 15:41; disciples, Act 18:23, in some mss. ("stablishing," RV, "strengthening," AV); the most authentic mss. have sterizo in Act 18:23.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g2964 Greek: kuroo

Confirm, Confirmation:

"to make valid, ratify, impart authority or influence" (from kuros, "might," kurios, "mighty, a head, as supreme in authority"), is used of spiritual love, 2Cr 2:8; a human covenant, Gal 3:15. In the Sept., see Gen 23:20, e.g.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g4300 Greek: prokuroo

Confirm, Confirmation:

pro, "before," and No. 3, "to confirm or ratify before," is said of the Divine confirmation of a promise given originally to Abraham, Gen 12, and "confirmed" by the vision of the furnace and torch, Gen 15, by the birth of Isaac, Gen 21, and by the oath of God, Gen 22, all before the giving of the Law, Gal 3:17.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g3315 Greek: mesiteuo

Confirm, Confirmation:

"to act as a mediator, to interpose," is rendered "confirmed," in the AV of Hbr 6:17 (marg., and RV, "interposed").

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g951 Greek: bebaiosis

Confirm, Confirmation:

akin to A, No. 1, is used in two senses

(a) "of firmness, establishment," said of the "confirmation" of the Gospel, Phl 1:7;

(b) "of authoritative validity imparted," said of the settlement of a dispute by an oath to produce confidence, Hbr 6:16. The word is found frequently in the Papyri of the settlement of a business transaction.


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