amén: trulyOriginal Word: ἀμήνPart of Speech:
Hebrew Form (Indclinable)Transliteration:
verily, truly, amen, so let it beDefinition:
verily, truly, amen; at the end of sentences may be paraphrased by: So let it be.
281 amḗn (the counterpart of the Hebrew OT term, 543 /apeítheia, "steadfast") – properly, sure (certain). 281 (amḗn) is usually translated "amen," and sometimes "verily," "of a truth," "most assuredly," "so let it be."
281 /amḗn ("amen"), as an "emphasis marker," introduces a statement of pivotal importance – i.e. that is essential in interpreting the over-all passage.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
adverb of Hebrew origin amenDefinition
Amen (30), truly (99).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 281: ἀμήνἀμήν
, Hebrew אָמֵן
1. verbal adjective (from אָמַן to prop; Niph. to be firm), firm, metaphorically, faithful: ὁ ἀμήν, Rev. iii. 14 (where is added ὁ μάρτυς ὁ πιστός καί 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: ἀμήν λέγω ὑμῖν 'I solemnly declare unto you,' e. g. Matthew 5:18; Mark 3:28; Luke 4:24. The repetition of the word (ἀμήν ἀμήν), employed by John alone in his Gospel (twenty-five times), has the force of a superlative, most assuredly: John 1:51 (); .
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<10> (); 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 (τό 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 ... τό ναί, καί ... τό ἀμήν, i. e. had shown themselves most sure. (Cf. B. D. under the word .)
Of Hebrew origin ('amen); properly, firm, i.e. (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially, surely (often as interjection, so be it) -- amen, verily.
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