Wednesday, June 10, 2009

And all God's children said............

Don't you love doing research on something....even if it's just one itty-bitty little word?!?!?! are a few definitions I found on Wikipedia:
"Verily", "Truly", "So be it", "Let it be."
It can also be used to express strong agreement, as in, for instance,
"amen to that". are some interesting things I learned:
AMEN is usually pronounced in one of 2 different ways:
A (long A) Men, or ah-Men
(I say it with the long do you pronounce it???)
AMEN appears 78 times in the KJV of the Bible.

The word "AMEN" is of Hebrew origin.

The word first appears in Numbers 5:22 in the KJV of the Bible.

Jesus often used "AMEN" to put emphasis to his own words (translated "verily").

A double amen ("AMEN and AMEN") occurs in Psalm 89 (Psalm 41:13; 72:19; 89:52) to confirm the words and invoke the fulfillment of them.

The custom of closing prayers with "AMEN" originates in The Lord's Prayer:

Matthew 6:13 (KJV)
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

The word "AMEN" concludes all of Paul's epistles....or the letters that he wrote.

"AMEN" concludes the New Testament:

Revelation 22:21 (KJV)
The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Jesus is referred to as the AMEN in the book of Revelation:

Revelation 3:14 (KJV)
And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.

I asked "Google"...."How many times does the word "Amen" appear in the KJV of the Bible"?

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the answer I found:

"The word "AMEN" appears 774,746 times in the King James Bible. The problem is that there are only 774,746 words in the entire Bible. So according to the History Channel, every word in the Bible is "amen".

AMEN to that!!!!
In His Most Precious Love....and with mine!!!


  1. I say Ah-men. I think Americans tend to say the long A and us Brits tend to say Ah-men. Although I'm sure at church last week I heard somebody say the long A. In 1,000 people though chances are there would be 1 American there maybe.

  2. AMEN Sister!
    Rev 22:21 the amen in the original Greek root is this: Deb this is sooo good.

    "am-ane'" of Hebrew origin. Firm, as in trustworthy; as an adverb surely, or as an interjection "so be it", verily

    Amen Sister


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