G281

ἀμήν

amēn

Particle indeclinable · Of Hebrew origin אמן (H543)

Of Hebrew origin (H543); properly, firm, i.e. (figuratively) trustworthy; adverbially, surely (often as interjection, so be it):—amen, verily.

Outline

  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.
    3. 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" (amam), or faithful. Thus, it came to mean "sure" or "truly", an expression of absolute trust and confidence. — HMM

Usages (1/3)

Matthew 11:11

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he that is least ... greater than he As great as John the Baptist (Elijah) was, the Apostles are greater than him

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Matthew 24:2

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one stone upon another Referring to the coming destruction by the ICBMs.

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