God of truth

God of truth is a name of God that expresses His faithfulness. A series of related Hebrew words (’emet, ’amen, ’emunah) carry similar meaning and are part of several related names of God. The word ’amen is where we get our word “Amen.” Jesus used it to indicate assurance and certainty at the end of some statements (Matt. 5:18, 26). Jesus is Himself the Amen (Rev. 3:14; 19:11; and see 2 Cor. 1:20). Interestingly, Rev. 3:14 goes on to call Him faithful and true, which captures the underlying meaning of “Amen.” Jesus called the Holy Spirit the Spirit of Truth.

God of truth (El emet) pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 31:5.

God of truth (El emet) in the Hebrew text of Psalm 31:5.

God of truth in Hebrew:

’El ’emet

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 410, 571

Bible reference: Ps. 31:5 (Amp has God of truth and fidelity or faithfulness, NIV has Faithful God, )

Into Your hand I commit my spirit;
You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.
(Psalm 31:5)

 

God of truth (Elohei amen) pictured in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 65:16.

God of truth (Elohei amen) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 65:16.

’Elohei ’amen 

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 430, 543

Bible reference: Isa. 65:16

He who is blessed in the earth
Will be blessed by the God of truth;
And he who swears in the earth
Will swear by the God of truth;
Because the former troubles are forgotten,
And because they are hidden from My sight!
(Isaiah 65:16)

In the NIV the name is “True God” instead.

In the KJV of Deut. 32:4, ’El ’emunah is translated as God of truth, rather than God of faithfulness.

In Jer. 10:10, ’Elohim ’emet is translated “True God.”

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