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Amen

The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   281  
Original WordWord Origin
ajmhvnof Hebrew origin (0543)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Amen1:335,53
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
am-ane'   
 Definition
  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 transliterateddirectly from the Hebrew into the Greek of the New Testament, theninto Latin and into English and many other languages, so that it ispractically a universal word. It has been called the best known wordin human speech. The word is directly related -- in fact, almostidentical -- to the Hebrew word for "believe" (amam), or faithful.Thus, it came to mean "sure" or "truly", an expression of absolutetrust and confidence. -- HMM
 
 King James Word Usage - Total: 152
verily 101, amen 51
 
  KJV Verse Count 
Matthew32
Mark15
Luke8
John26
Romans7
1 Corinthians2
2 Corinthians2
Galatians2
Ephesians2
Philippians2
Colossians1
1 Thessalonians1
2 Thessalonians1
1 Timothy3
2 Timothy2
Titus1
Philemon1
Hebrews2
1 Peter3
2 Peter1
1 John1
2 John1
Jude1
Revelation9


Total126
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Amen". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .