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Amen! What is the Meaning?

“Amen” What is the meaning?

“So that he who blesses himself in the earth
Shall bless himself in the God of Amen;(truth)
And he who swears in the earth
Shall swear by the God of Amen (truth)”
Isiah 65:16

Revelation 3:14 “These things says The Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God”.

The Hebrew word for amen in the Old Testament is “ei men” and means “so be it, verily, true,” or “truly” (literally “truth”) it is a persons statement of agreement.

The Greek word for amen is “ἀμήν” which is very similar to what it means in Hebrew and that is “so it is” or “truly” and even “true” and “yes”

Jesus often used the word “amen”. Sometimes at the beginning of sentences at other times at the end.

Today the term “amen” has become little more than a ritualized conclusion to prayers.

Where the prophets often said, “Thus says the Lord, ” Jesus often says, “Amen I say to you.”

Jesus says, “Amen I say to you” dozens of times, asserting that his words are certainly true because he says them.
In this way Jesus shows awareness of his authority, His deity.
In most English translations of the Gospels Jesus is quoted as saying “Truly I say to you or I tell you the truth or verily, verily” but the word is Amen. Not the normal Greek word for truth (aletheia) or truly (alethos).
In the Old Testament the word Amen occurs about 30 times.
In the New Testament the word Amen occurs about 123 times.
The word Amen connects the Old Testament with the Gospels and Jesus. Amen also connect Jesus with the remainder of the New Testament and the word will be used in Heaven.
Many Hebrew/Aramaic words are used in the N.T. like Amen, Alleluia, Abba as well as the word of Jesus on the cross “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani”
For some reason unknown to me most translations of the Bible use the words Amen except in the four Gospels with a few exceptions like the end of the Lord’s Prayer.

Englishmen’s Concordance, Strong’s Hebrew 543 about 30 times in the Old Testament.
Numbers 5:22 shall say Amen, Amen
Deuteronomy 27:15 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27: 16 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:17 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:18 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:19 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:20 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:20 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:21 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:22 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:23 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:24 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:25 all the people shall say Amen
Deuteronomy 27:26 all the people shall say Amen
1 Kings 1:36 and said Amen: the Lord God
1 Chronicles 16:36 all the people Amen and praised the Lord
Nehemiah 5:13 said, Amen, and praised God
Nehemiah 8:6 Amen, Amen lifting their hands
Psalm 41:13 to everlasting Amen and Amen
Psalm 72:19 His glory; Amen and Amen
Psalm 89:52 be the Lord forever Amen and Amen
Psalm 106:48 say Amen Praise the Lord
Isaiah 65:16 by the God of Amen
Isaiah 65:16 by the God of Amen
Jeremiah 11:5 I, and said, Amen O LORD.
Jeremiah 28:6 Jeremiah said, Amen: the LORD do

Jesus: Englishman’s Concordance Strong’s Greek 281 Amen about 143 times in the New Testament.
Jesus also often says Amen before making a statement as well as at the end. Jesus uses Amen about 70 times in the Gospels.
thirty times in Matthew,
thirteen in Mark,
six in Luke, and
twenty in John, where the amen is always doubled.

Matthew 5:18 Amen I say to you
Matthew 5:26 Amen I say to you
Matthew 6:2 Amen I say to you
Matthew 6:5 Amen I say to you
Matthew 6:13 Amen I say to you
Matthew 6:16 Amen I say to you
Matthew 8:10 Amen I say to you
Matthew 10:15 Amen I say to you
Matthew 10:23 Amen I say to you
Matthew 10:42 Amen I say to you
Matthew 11:11 Amen I say to you
Matthew 13:17 Amen I say to you
Matthew 16:28 Amen I say to you
Matthew 17:20 Amen I say to you
Matthew 18:3 Amen I say to you
Matthew 18:13 Amen I say to you
Matthew 18:18 Amen I say to you
Matthew 18:19 Amen I say to you
Matthew 19:23 Amen I say to you
Matthew 19:28 Amen I say to you
Matthew 21:21 Amen I say to you
Matthew 21:31 Amen I say to you
Matthew 23:36 Amen I say to you
Matthew 24:2 Amen I say to you
Matthew 24:34 Amen I say to you
Matthew 24:47 Amen I say to you
Matthew 25:12 Amen I say to you
Matthew 25:40 Amen I say to you
Matthew 25: 45 Amen I say to you
Matthew 26:13 Amen I say to you
Matthew 26:21 Amen I say to you
Matthew 26:34 Amen I say to you
Mark 3:28 Amen I say to you
Mark 6:11 Amen I say to you
Mark 8:12 Amen I say to you
Mark 9:1 Amen I say to you
Mark 9:41 Amen I say to you
Mark 10:15 Amen I say to you
Mark 10:29 Amen I say to you
Mark 11:23 Amen I say to you
Mark 12:43 Amen I say to you
Mark 13:30 Amen I say to you
Mark 14:9 Amen I say to you
Mark 14:18 Jesus said Amen I say to you
Mark 14:25 Amen I say to you
Mark 14:30 Amen I say to you
Mark 16:20 eternal salvation Amen

Luke 4:24 Amen I say to you
Luke 12:37 Amen I say to you
Luke 18:17 Amen I say to you
Luke 18:29 Amen I say to you
Luke 21:32 Amen I say to you
Luke 23:43 Amen I say to you

John 1:51 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 3:3 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 3:5 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 3:11 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 5:19 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 5:24 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 5:25 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 6:26 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 6:32 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 6:47 Amen, Amen, I say to you
John 6:53 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 8:34 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 8:51 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 8:58 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 10:1 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 10:7 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 12:24 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 13:16 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 13:20 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 13:21 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 13:38 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 14:12 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 16:20 Amen, Amen I say to you
John 16:23 will ask nothing Amen, Amen I say
John 21:18 Amen, Amen, I say unto thee,
The Remainder of the New Testament
Romans 1:25 is blessed forever Amen
Romans 9:5 blessed forever Amen
Romans 11:36 To Him the glory forever Amen
Romans 15:33 peace be with you all Amen
Romans 16:24 you all Amen
Romans 16:27 be glory forever Amen
1 Corinthians 14:16 will He say the Amen
1 Corinthians 16:24 Christ Jesus Amen
2 Corinthians 1:20 Him the Amen to God
Galatians 1:5 ever and ever Amen
Galatians 6:18 your spirit Amen
Ephesians 3:21 world without end Amen
Philippians 4:20 ever and ever Amen
Philippians 4:23 you all. Amen
Colossians 4:18 with you Amen
1 Thessalonians 3:13 saints of him Amen
1 Thessalonians 5:28 with you Amen
2 Thessalonians 3:18 you all Amen
1 Timothy 1:17 forever and ever Amen
1 Timothy 6:16 power everlasting Amen
1 Timothy 6:21 with you Amen
2 Timothy 4:18 ever and ever Amen
2 Timothy 4:22 with you Amen
Titus 3:15 all of you Amen
Philemon 1:25 spirit of you Amen
Hebrews 13:21 forever and ever Amen
Hebrews 13:25 you all Amen
1 Peter 4:11 ever and ever Amen
1 Peter 5:11 ever and ever Amen
2 Peter 3:18 now and forever Amen
Jude 1:25 now and forever Amen
Revelation 1:6 forever and ever Amen
Revelation 1:7 even so Amen
Revelation 3:14 says the Amen the faithful
Revelation 5:14 living creatures said Amen
Revelation 7:12 saying Amen
Revelation 19:4 saying Amen; Alleluia
Revelation 22:20 I am coming quickly Amen come Lord
Revelation 22:21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all.
Amen

Pilgrim followers of Jesus,

Arthur and Denise Blessitt

Luke 18:1   www.blessitt.com 

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