1. In the Old Testament:

('aph, "also," "moreover," "yea" (1 Samuel 21:5 the King James Version; 1 Samuel 24:11, etc.), gam, "also," "likewise," "moreover," "yea" (2 Kings 2:3; 16:3, etc.], ki, "inasmuch," "certainly," "doubtless," "yea" (Psalms 102:13; 105:12, etc.)):

Each of these words occurs frequently, especially the first two.

2. In the New Testament:

In the New Testament we have:

nai, "verily," "yea," the usual particle of affirmation (Matthew 5:37; 9:28, etc.); de, "however," "on the other hand" (Luke 2:35; Acts 20:34 the King James Version, etc.); alla, "however," "but" (Luke 24:22 the King James Version; Romans 3:31 the King James Version, etc.); kai, "also," "besides," "yea" (Acts 3:16; 7:43 the King James Version, etc.). Christ forbids the employment of any affirmation stronger than the solemn repetition of the first mentioned (Matthew 5:37).

Frank E. Hirsch

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'YEA'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.