Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #571: 'emeth (pronounced eh'-meth)

contracted from 539; stability; (figuratively) certainty, truth, trustworthiness:--assured(-ly), establishment, faithful, right, sure, true (-ly, -th), verity.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:


1) firmness, faithfulness, truth (noun feminine)

1a) sureness, reliability

1b) stability, continuance

1c) faithfulness, reliableness

1d) truth

1d1) as spoken

1d2) of testimony and judgment

1d3) of divine instruction

1d4) truth as a body of ethical or religious knowledge

1d5) true doctrine

2) in truth, truly (adverb)

Part of Speech: see above in Definition

Relation: contracted from H539


This word is used 127 times:

Genesis 24:27: "left destitute my master of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way,"
Genesis 24:48: "Abraham, which had led me in the right way to take my master's"
Genesis 24:49: "ye will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if"
Genesis 32:10: "of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which thou hast showed"
Genesis 42:16: "shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there be any truth you: or else by the life"
Genesis 47:29: "my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; bury me not, I pray thee,"
Exodus 18:21: "men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating and place"
Exodus 34:6: "and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant and truth,"
Deuteronomy 13:14: "and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination"
Deuteronomy 17:4: "of it, and inquired diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination"
Deuteronomy 22:20: "this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel:"
Joshua 2:12: "kindness unto house, and give me a true token:"
Joshua 2:14: "the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with"
Joshua 24:14: "the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which"
Judges 9:15: "unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over"
Judges 9:16: "Now therefore, if ye have done truly and sincerely, in that ye have made Abimelech king,"
Judges 9:19: "If ye then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house"
1 Samuel 12:24: "the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider"
2 Samuel 2:6: "the LORD show kindness and truth unto you: and I also will requite"
2 Samuel 7:28: "God, and thy words be true, and thou hast promised goodness"
2 Samuel 15:20: "thou, and take back thy brethren: mercy and truth be with"
1 Kings 2:4: "their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul,"
1 Kings 3:6: "according as before thee in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with"
1 Kings 10:6: "to the king, It was a true report that I heard in mine own land"
1 Kings 17:24: "of the LORD in thy mouth is truth."
1 Kings 22:16: "thou tell me nothing that which is true in the name of the LORD?"
2 Kings 20:3: "how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, that which is good"
2 Kings 20:19: "Is it not peace and truth be in my days?"
2 Chronicles 9:5: "And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine own land"
2 Chronicles 15:3: "Now for a long season Israel hath been without the true God, and without a teaching"
2 Chronicles 18:15: "thee that thou say nothing but the truth to me in the name of the LORD?"
2 Chronicles 31:20: "and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD"
2 Chronicles 32:1: "After these things, and the establishment thereof, Sennacherib king of Assyria came,"
Nehemiah 7:2: "Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God"
Nehemiah 9:13: "them from heaven, and gavest them right judgments, and true good statutes"
Nehemiah 9:33: "upon us; for thou hast done right, but we have done wickedly:"
Esther 9:30: "with words of peace and truth,"
Psalms 15:2: "and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart."
Psalms 19:9: "forever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether."
Psalms 25:5: "Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait"
Psalms 25:10: "the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies."
Psalms 26:3: "is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth."
Psalms 30:9: "Shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?"
Psalms 31:5: "thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth."
Psalms 40:10: "I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation."
Psalms 40:11: "from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve"
Psalms 43:3: "O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy"
Psalms 45:4: "ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and thy right hand"
Psalms 51:6: "Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom."
Psalms 54:5: "evil unto mine enemies: cut them off in thy truth."

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