Emet in Hebrew means ‘truth, right, faithful.’ The word ‘truth’ is found 77 times in the Hebrew Scriptures. The ‘truth’ as written in the Torah sanctifies (John 17:17). The ‘truth’ is a teaching guide for life. Speaking ‘truth’ will bring persecution. The teachings of Yeshua are ‘truth’ because he is the ‘truth’ (John 14:6). Obeying the ‘truth’ sets God’s people apart from the rest of the world. True worship requires ‘truth’ (John 4:24).
“Your righteousness is eternal righteousness, and your Torah is truth” (Psalm 119:42, Complete Jewish Bible).
“Guide me in your truth, and teach me; for you are the God who saves me, my hope is in you all day long” (Psalm 25:5).
“Adonai, teach me your way, so that I can live by your truth; make me single-hearted, so that I can fear your name” (Psalm 86:11).
“They hate anyone promoting justice at the city gate, they detest anyone who speaks the truth“ (Amos 5:10).
“Set them apart for holiness by means of the truth — your word is truth“ (John 17:17, Complete Jewish Bible).
“If you obey what I say, then you are really my talmidim [disciples], you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32).
“But the time is coming – indeed, it’s here now – when the true (faithful) worshippers will worship the Father spiritually and truly (rightly), for these are the kind of people the Father wants worshipping him. God is spirit; and worshippers must worship him spiritually and truly” (John 4:23-24).
Hebrew Word Pictures
א Alef – An Ox means ‘first strength.’
מ Mem – Water means ‘chaos’ or ‘mighty.’
ת Tav – Crossed Sticks means ‘sign’ or ‘covenant.’
The Hebrew Word Picture for emet: first strength of the mighty covenant.
The Greek word for ‘truth’ is alethinos and means real, ideal, genuine, unconcealed.
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