Parts of Speech

particle indeclinable

Root Word (Etymology)

of Hebrew origin 543

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 1:335

KJV Translation Count — 152x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: verily (101), amen (51)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. firm
a. metaph. faithful
2. verily, amen
a. at the beginning of a discourse-surely, truly, of a truth
b. 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 transliterated: directly from the Hebrew into the Greek of the New Testament, then into Latin and into English and many other languages, so that it is practically a universal word. It has been called the best known word in human speech. The word is directly related--in fact, almost identical--to the Hebrew word for "believe" (amam), or faithful. Thus, it came to mean "sure" or "truly", an expression of absolute trust and confidence. (HMM)

Strong's Definitions

am-ane'; of Hebrew origin [Hebrew {543} ('amen)]; properly firm, i.e. (figurative) trustworthy; adverb surely (often as interjection so be it): — amen, verily.

Concordance Results Using KJV

For G281 I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.


G281 I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.


Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. G281 I say unto you, They have their reward.


And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. G281 I say unto you, They have their reward.


And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. G281.


Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. G281 I say unto you, They have their reward.


When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, G281 I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.


G281 I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.


But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for G281 I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.


And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, G281 I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.