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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #571 - אֱמֶת
1) firmness, faithfulness, truth (noun feminine)
1a) sureness, reliability
1b) stability, continuance
1c) faithfulness, reliableness
1d1) as spoken
1d2) of testimony and judgment
1d3) of divine instruction
1d4) truth as a body of ethical or religious knowledge
1d5) true doctrine
2) in truth, truly (adverb)
1290) nm (מנ MN) AC: Firm CO: Kind AB: Sure: The pictograph m is a picture of water or other liquid such as blood, the n is a picture of a seed representing continuance. Combined these mean "blood continues". Each species (kind) continues by passing its blood to the following generation, which comes from the parent. Also the idea of strength through the blood. (eng: man; name - a reversal of the letters; animal; omen)
C) nma (אמנ AMN) AC: Firm CO: Pillar AB: ?: Something that grabs hold or supports something else. The passing of strength or skill to the next generation. A large group of the same kind are stronger than one.
V) na (אמנ AMN) - Firm: To stand firm as a support. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (111): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Hiphil) believe, assurance, faithful, sure, establish, trust, verify, steadfast, continuance, father, bring up, nurse, stand, fail - Strongs: H539 (אָמַן), H540 (אֲמַן)
V) enm (מנה MNH) - Number: To count or number a set of things or people. [Hebrew and Aramaic] KJV (33): (vf: Paal, Niphal, Pual, Piel, Participle) number, prepare, appoint, tell, count, set - Strongs: H4483 (מְנָא), H4487 (מָנָה)
Nm ) nim (מינ MYN) - I. Kind:A category of species. [df: ynm]II. From:[Hebrew and Aramaic; The short form " m " is used as a prefix meaning "from"] KJV (165): kind, among, with, from, since, after, at, by, whether, of, part, before, because, therefore, out, for, than - Strongs: H4327 (מִין), H4480 (מִנֵּי), H4481 (מִן)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אֱמֶת for אֲמֵנֶת f. with suff. אֲמִתִּי, אֲמִתּוֹ.
(1) firmness, stability, perpetuity. Isaiah 39:8, שָׁלוֹם וֶאֱמֶת “peace and stability,” i.e. firm and stable peace, by ἓν διὰ δυοῖν, compare No. 2; also security. Joshua 2:12, אוֹת אֱמֶת “a token of security,” i.e. secure or certain.
(2) faithfulness, fidelity, in which any one is consistent and performs promises (Treue und Glauben). Applied to a people, Isaiah 59:14, 15 Isaiah 59:15 to a king, Psal. 45:5 to God, Psalms 30:10, 71:22 91:4. Very often joined with חֶסֶר Psalms 25:10, 40:11 57:4, 11 Psalms 57:11, 108:5 138:2 and by ἓν διὰ δυοῖν the constant and perpetual favour of God is to be understood. עָשָׂה חֶסֶד וֶאֱמֶת עִם “to shew sincere good will to any one,” Genesis 24:49, 47:29 Joshua 2:14; 2 Samuel 2:6, 15:20.
(3) probity, uprightness, integrity of mind. Exodus 18:21, אַנְשֵׁי אֱמֶת שׂנְאֵי בֶצַע “upright men, hating covetousness.” Nehemiah 7:2; Judges 9:16, 19 Judges 9:19. Opp. to רֶשַׁע Proverbs 8:7. Specially it is integrity (of a judge), justice. Psalms 19:10, “the judgments of God are upright, just;” Isaiah 16:5; Proverbs 29:14 also sincerity opp. to dissimulation, Joshua 24:14; 1 Samuel 12:24; 1 Kings 2:4; Isaiah 10:20.
(4) truth, opp. to falsehood, Genesis 42:16; Deuteronomy 22:20; 2 Samuel 7:28 אֲמָרִים אֱמֶת “words (which are) truth,” Proverbs 22:21. Applied to the word of God, Psalms 119:142 to prophecies, Jeremiah 26:15 to a servant of God, Isaiah 42:3. Hence אֱמֶת יְהֹוָה “the truth of the Lord,” often used for his true doctrine and worship, Psalms 25:5, 26:3 86:11.
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