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אֱמֶת 'emet' meaning 'truth' Strong's 571

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Introduction 1.1

This word study is about the meaning of the Hebrew word אֱמֶת, 'emet' for 'truth', and gives every verse where the Hebrew word 'emet' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word emet appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.1 Scriptures for אֱמֶת 'emet' meaning 'truth' Strong's 571

Genesis 24:27 And he said, Blessed is Yahweh God of my master Abraham, who has not left my master destitute of his mercy and his truth: I being in the way, Yahweh led me to the house of my master's brethren.
24:48 And I bowed down my head, and worshipped Yahweh, and blessed Yahweh God of my master Abraham, who had led me in the true way to take my master's brother's daughter to his son.
24:49 And now if you will deal kindly and truly with my master, tell me: and if not, tell me; that I may turn to the right hand, or to the left.
32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have shown to your servant; for with my staff I passed over this Jordan; and now I am become two bands.
42:16 Send one of you, and let him fetch your brother, and you shall be kept in prison, that your words may be proved, whether there is any truth in you: or else by the life of Pharaoh surely you are spies.
47:29 And the time drew near that Israel must die: and he called his son Joseph, and said to him, If now I have found grace in your sight, put, I pray you, your hand under my thigh, and deal kindly and truly with me; I pray you do not bury me in Egypt:

Exodus 18:21 Furthermore you shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:
34:6 And Yahweh passed by before him, and proclaimed, Yahweh, Yahweh God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Deuteronomy 13:14 Then shall you enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it is truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is worked among you;
17:4 And it be told you, and you have heard of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it is true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is worked in Israel:
22:20 But if this thing is true, and the tokens of virginity are not found for the damsel:

Joshua 2:12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear to me by Yahweh, since I have shown you kindness, that you will also show kindness to my father's house, and give me a true token:
2:14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if you do not utter this our business. And it shall be, when Yahweh has given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with you.
24:14 Now therefore fear Yahweh, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the river, and in Egypt; and serve Yahweh.

Judges 9:15 And the bramble said to the trees, If in truth you anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
9:16 Now therefore, if you have done truly and sincerely, in that you have made Abimelech king, and if you have dealt well with Jerubbaal and his house, and have done to him according to the deserving of his hands;
9:19 If you then have dealt truly and sincerely with Jerubbaal and with his house this day, then rejoice you in Abimelech, and let him also rejoice in you:

1-Samuel 12:24 Only fear Yahweh, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he has done for you.

2-Samuel 2:6 And now Yahweh show kindness and truth to you: and I also will requite you this kindness, because you have done this thing.
7:28 And now, O Lord Yahweh, you are that God, and your words are true, and you have promised this goodness to your servant:
15:20 Whereas you came but yesterday, should I this day make you go up and down with us? Seeing I go where I may, you return, and take back your brethren: mercy and truth be with you.

1-Kings 2:4 That Yahweh may continue his word which he spoke concerning me, saying, If your children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail you a man on the throne of Israel.
3:6 And Solomon said, You have shown to your servant David my father great mercy, according as he walked before you in truth, and in righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with you; and you have kept for him this great kindness, that you have given him a son to sit on his throne, as it is this day.
10:6 And she said to the king, It was a true report that I heard in my own land of your acts and of your wisdom.
17:24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that you are a man of God, and that the word of Yahweh in your mouth is truth.
22:16 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you tell me nothing but that which is true in the name of Yahweh?

2-Kings 20:3 I beseech you, O Yahweh, remember now how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.
20:19 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of Yahweh which you have spoken. And he said, It is not good, if peace and truth be in my days?

2-Chronicles 9:5 And she said to the king, Itwas a true report which I heard in my own land of your acts, and of your wisdom:
15:3 Now for a long time Israel has been without the true God, and without a teaching priest, and without law.
18:15 And the king said to him, How many times shall I adjure you that you say nothing but the truth to me in the name of Yahweh?
31:20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and worked that which was good and right and truth before Yahweh his God.
32:1 After these things, and this truth, Sennacherib king of Assyria came, and entered into Judah, and encamped against the fenced cities, and thought to win them for himself.

Nehemiah 7:2 That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was as a man of truth, and feared God above many.
9:13 You came down also upon mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
9:33 However you are just in all that is brought upon us; for you have done truth, but we have done wickedly:

Esther 9:30 And he sent the letters to all the Jews, to the hundred and twenty seven provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus, with words of peace and truth,

Psalm 15:2 He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart.
19:9 The fear of Yahweh is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of Yahweh are true and righteous altogether.
25:5 Lead me in your truth, and teach me: for you are the God of my salvation; on you do I wait all the day.
25:10 All the paths of Yahweh are mercy and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
26:3 For your lovingkindness is before my eyes: and I have walked in your truth.
30:9 What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise you? Shall it declare your truth?
31:5 Into your hand I commit my spirit: you have redeemed me, O Yahweh God of truth.
40:10 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation: I have not concealed your lovingkindness and your truth from the great congregation.
40:11 Do not withhold you your tender mercies from me, O Yahweh: let your lovingkindness and your truth continually preserve me.
43:3 O send out your light and your truth: let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill, and to your tabernacles.
45:4 And in your majesty ride prosperously because of truth and meekness and righteousness; and your right hand shall teach you terrible things.
51:6 Behold, you desire truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part you shall make me to know wisdom.
54:5 He shall reward evil to my enemies: cut them off in your truth.
57:3 He shall send from heaven, and save me from the reproach of him who would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth his mercy and his truth.
57:10 For your mercy is great to the heavens, and your truth to the clouds.
61:7 He shall abide before God for ever: O prepare mercy and truth, which may preserve him.
69:13 But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Yahweh, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of your mercy hear me, in the truth of your salvation.
71:22 I will also praise you with the psaltery, even your truth, O my God: to you will I sing with the harp, O you Holy One of Israel.
85:10 Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.
85:11 Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.
86:11 Teach me your way, O Yahweh; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name.
86:15 But you, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.
89:14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of your throne: mercy and truth shall go before your face.
91:4 He shall cover you with his feathers, and under his wings shall you trust: his truth shall be your shield and buckler.
108:4 For your mercy is great above the heavens: and your truth reaches to the clouds.
111:7 The works of his hands are truth and judgment; all his commandments are sure.
111:8 They stand fast for ever and ever, and are done in truth and uprightness.
115:1 Not to us, O Yahweh, not to us, but to your name give glory, for your mercy, and for your truth's sake.
117:2 For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of Yahweh endures for ever. Praise you Yahweh.
119:43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in your judgments.
119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.
119:151 You are near, O Yahweh; and all your commandments are truth.
119:160 Your word is truth from the beginning: and every one of your righteous judgments endures for ever.
132:11 Yahweh has sworn in truth to David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of your body I will set upon your throne.
138:2 I will worship toward your holy temple, and praise your name for your lovingkindness and for your truth: for you have magnified your word above all your name.
145:18 Yahweh is near to all those who call upon him, to all that call upon him in truth.
146:6 Who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that is in them: who keeps truth for ever:

Proverbs 3:3 Do not let mercy and truth forsake you: bind them about your neck; write them upon the tablet of your heart:
8:7 For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.
11:18 The wicked works a deceitful work: but to him who sows righteousness shall be a reward of truth.
12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
14:22 Do they not err who devise evil? But mercy and truth shall be to those who devise good.
14:25 A true witness delivers souls: but a deceitful witness speaks lies.
16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of Yahweh men depart from evil.
20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upheld by mercy.
22:21 That I might make you know the certainty of the words of truth; that you might answer the words of truth to those who send to you?
23:23 Buy the truth, and do not sell it; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.
29:14 The king who judges the poor with truth, his throne shall be established for ever.

Ecclesiastes 12:10 The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.

Isaiah 10:20 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again lean upon him who struck them; but shall lean upon Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, in truth.
16:5 And in mercy shall the throne be established: and he shall sit upon it in truth in the tabernacle of David, judging, and seeking judgment, and hasting righteousness.
38:3 And said, Remember now, O Yahweh, I beseech you, how I have walked before you in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept greatly.
38:18 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: those who go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.
38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the father to the children shall make known your truth.
39:8 Then said Hezekiah to Isaiah, Good is the word of Yahweh which you have spoken. He said moreover, For there shall be peace and truth in my days.
42:3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment to truth.
43:9 Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and show us former things? Let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth.
48:1 Hear this, O house of Jacob, who are called by the name of Israel, and are come forth out of the waters of Judah, who swear by the name of Yahweh, and make mention of the God of Israel, but not in truth, nor in righteousness.
59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.
59:15 Yes, truth fails; and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey: and Yahweh saw it, and it displeased him that there was no judgment.
61:8 For I Yahweh love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Jeremiah 2:21 Yet I had planted you a noble vine, wholly a seed of truth: how then are you turned into the degenerate plant of a strange vine to me?
4:2 And you shall swear, Yahweh lives, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the nations shall bless themselves in him, and in him shall they glory.
9:5 And they will deceive every one his neighbour, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity.
Jer 10:10 But Yahweh is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
14:13 Then said I, Ah, Lord Yahweh! behold, the prophets say to them, You shall not see the sword, neither shall you have famine; but I will give you true peace in this place.
23:28 The prophet who has a dream, let him tell a dream; and he who has my word, let him speak my word truly. What is the chaff to the wheat? Says Yahweh.
26:15 But know you for certain, that if you put me to death, you shall surely bring innocent blood upon yourselves, and upon this city, and upon its inhabitants: for of a truth Yahweh has sent me to you to speak all these words in your ears.
28:9 The prophet who prophesies of peace, when the word of the prophet shall come to pass, then shall the prophet be known, that Yahweh has truly sent him.
32:41 Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will plant them in this land truly with my whole heart and with my whole soul.
33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.
42:5 Then they said to Jeremiah, Yahweh be a true and faithful witness between us, if we do not even according to all things for the which Yahweh your God shall send you to us.

Ezekiel 18:8 He who has not given forth upon interest, neither has taken any increase, who has withdrawn his hand from iniquity, has executed true judgment between man and man,
18:9 Has walked in my statutes, and has kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is righteous, he shall surely live, says the Lord Yahweh.

Daniel 8:12 And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
8:26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: therefore shut you up the vision; for it shall be for many days.
9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet we did not make our prayer before Yahweh our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand your truth.
10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
10:21 But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none who holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
11:2 And now will I show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than them all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the kingdom of Greece.

Hosea 4:1 Hear the word of Yahweh, you children of Israel: for Yahweh has a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

Zechariah 7:9 Thus speaks Yahweh of hosts, saying, Execute true judgment, and show mercy and compassions every man to his brother:
8:3 Thus says Yahweh; I am returned to Zion, and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and Jerusalem shall be called a city of truth; and the mountain of Yahweh of hosts the holy mountain.
8:8 And I will bring them, and they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem: and they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in truth and in righteousness.
8:16 These are the things that you shall do; Speak every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:
8:19 Thus says Yahweh of hosts; The fast of the fourth month, and the fast of the fifth, and the fast of the seventh, and the fast of the tenth, shall be to the house of Judah joy and gladness, and cheerful feasts; therefore love the truth and peace.

Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and turned many away from iniquity.

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