Amen

In Old Testament Hebrew, the word ’aman means to confirm, establish, or support something. Later, it became more an expression of desire or hope and gave rise to the Greek word amen, which has been adopted into many languages around the world. When we say “Amen” to conclude our prayers, we are asking God to establish the part of His will that we have set our desires on.

Isaiah used a name for God that included that form of the little Hebrew word ’aman: God of truth (’Elohei ’amen, Isa. 65:16). In the same verse, the Message Bible uses another name, “God of truth and faithfulness.”

To say that Jesus (Yeshua‘) is the Amen means that He confirms and establishes the will of God. Paul said that all the promises of God are “Yes” and “Amen” in Jesus (2 Cor. 1:20 KJV). In other words, Jesus fulfilled God’s promises.

Jesus called Himself by the name “Amen” when He dictated a letter to the Laodicean church. He also used the related name, “faithful and true witness.” To say that Jesus is a faithful and true witness reinforces the name “Amen.” Jesus is faithful and true to the will of God for His people.

Picture of the name of Jesus, Amen, in the Greek text of Revelation 3:14

The Amen in the Greek text of Revelation 3:14

The Amen in Greek:

Ho Amēn

Strong’s Concordance number: 281

Bible reference: Rev. 3:14

To the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, “These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God: . . .” (Revelation 3:14 NKJV)

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