Amen

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   281  
Original WordWord Origin
amenof 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
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 129
Amen 30, truly 99
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew31
Mark13
Luke6
John25
Romans6
1 Corinthians2
2 Corinthians1
Galatians2
Ephesians1
Philippians1
1 Timothy2
2 Timothy1
Hebrews1
1 Peter2
2 Peter1
Jude1
Revelation7


Total103
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 NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.