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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #281 - ἀμήν

Transliteration
amḗn
Phonetics
am-ane'
Origin
of Hebrew origin (H543)
Parts of Speech
N/A
TDNT
1:335,53
Definition
Thayer's
  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" (amam), or faithful. Thus, it came to mean "sure" or "truly", an expression of absolute trust and confidence. -- HMM
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 543 ‑ אָמֵן (aw‑mane');  6004 ‑ עָמַם (aw‑mam');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (127)
Matthew
32
Mark
15
Luke
8
John
26
Romans
7
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
2
Ephesians
2
Philippians
2
Colossians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
3
2 Timothy
2
Titus
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
1
1 John
1
2 John
1
Jude
1
Revelation
10
NAS (129)
Matthew
31
Mark
13
Luke
6
John
50
Romans
6
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
1 Timothy
2
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
2
2 Peter
1
Jude
1
Revelation
8
HCS (90)
Matthew
23
Mark
8
Luke
3
John
28
Romans
5
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
2
2 Peter
1
Jude
1
Revelation
8
BSB (130)
Matthew
31
Mark
13
Luke
6
John
50
Romans
5
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
1 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
2
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
2
2 Peter
1
Jude
1
Revelation
9
ESV (118)
Matthew
24
Mark
12
Luke
6
John
48
Romans
5
1 Corinthians
2
2 Corinthians
1
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
1 Timothy
2
2 Timothy
1
Hebrews
1
1 Peter
2
2 Peter
1
Revelation
9
WEB (142)
Matthew
32
Mark
15
Luke
8
John
48
Romans
6
1 Corinthians
1
2 Corinthians
2
Galatians
2
Ephesians
1
Philippians
1
2 Thessalonians
1
1 Timothy
3
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
Philemon
1
Hebrews
2
1 Peter
3
2 Peter
1
1 John
1
2 John
1
Jude
1
Revelation
10
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἀμήν,

Hebr. Adv. verily, of a truth, so be it, LXX 1 Chronicles 16:36; at beginning of sentence, Matthew 5:18, al.; doubled, John 1:51, al.; τὸ ἀ. 1 Corinthians 14:16.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἀμνή ,

indecl.

(Heb. H543, verbal adj. fr. H539, to prop, ni., be firm),

[in LXX: 1 Chronicles 16:36, 1 Esdras 9:46, Nehemiah 5:13; Nehemiah 8:6-8, Nehemiah 4:15, 3 Maccabees 7:23, 4 Maccabees 18:24 (elsewhere ״א is rendered ἀληθινός , Isaiah 65:16; ἀληθῶς , Jeremiah 28:6; γένοιτο , Numbers 5:22, Deuteronomy 27:15 ff, 1 Kings 1:36, Psalms 41:13; Psalms 72:19; Psalms 106:48, Jeremiah 11:5)*.]

1. As adj. (cf. Isa, l.c.), ὁ ἀ ., Revelation 3:14

2. As adv.,

(a) in solemn assent to the statements or prayers of another (Nu, Ne, etc., ll. c.): τό ἀ ., 1 Corinthians 14:16;

(b) similarly, at the end of one's own prayer or ascription of praise: Romans 1:25; Romans 15:33, Galatians 1:5, 1 Timothy 1:17;

(c) in the Gospels, exclusively, introducing solemn statements of our Lord, truly, verily: Matthew 5:18; Matthew 5:26, Mark 3:28 (v. Swete, in l), Luke 4:24, al.; . ., always in Jo 1:52, 3:3, 5:19, al.; τὸ ναί , καὶ . . . τὸ ἀ ., 2 Corinthians 1:20 (on usage in Papyri, v. MM, VGT, s.v.).


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

۹θ is a common symbol in the Christian papyri for ἀμήν, 99 being the sum of the numerical equivalents of the letters (1 + 40 + 8 + 50) : see e.g. P Oxy VI. 925.7 (v/vi A.D.), where a prayer for guidance regarding a certain journey concludes—γένοιτο, ۹θ, ";so be it; Amen,"; and P Iand I. 6.16 (a Christian amulet—v/vi A.D.) with the editor’s note. In P Oxy VII. 1058 (iv/v A.D.) the word is written out in full, ὁ θ (εὸ)ς τῶν παρακειμένων σταυρῶν, βοήθησον τὸν δοῦλόν σου Ἀπφουᾶν. ἀμήν, ";O God of the crosses that are laid upon us, help thy servant Apphouas. Amen."; (Ed.)

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
αμην αμήν ἀμην ἀμήν ἀμὴν αμητόν αμητός αμητού αμητώ αμήτω amen amēn amḗn amḕn
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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