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definition of the word amen

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From ecclesiastical Latin amen, from Greek ἀμήν, from Hebrew אמן ‘certainly, truly’ (cognate with Arabic آمين ’amīn).

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  1. At the end of Judeo-Christian prayers: so be it.
    • 1662, Thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. — Book of Common Prayer
    • Also I shook my lap, and said, So God shake out every man from his house, and from his labour, that performeth not this promise, even thus be he shaken out, and emptied. And all the congregation said, Amen, and praised the Lord. And the people did according to this promise. — Nehemiah 5:13, KJV
    • Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only doeth wondrous things. And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen. — Psalm 72:18-19, KJV
  2. At the end of a creed or in Biblical translations: truly, verily.
    Amen, amen, I say to thee, except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God. — John iii. 5[1] (Rhemish Translation)

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