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Word Study: Amen

Word family: Amen


Synonyms: truly, "fair dinkum"


Related ideas: truth, prayer, agreement


Greek References: Amen translated by Luke as aleethos, truly (Mark 9:1, Luke 9:27).


Definitions: Amen is an exclamation expressing agreement with a statement. At the end of a prayer it expresses the genuineness of the petition.


Scripture:

  Doxology and Benediction (praise and blessing)   Solemn pronouncement   Thanksgiving

Comment: In the Bible, "Amen" is almost always the last word of a solemn statement such as a benediction or doxology. Jesus however would often use it at the beginning of a solemn statement by saying "Verily" or "Truly". This is actually the word "Amen".


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