People love to talk about affirmations and how they work. I’ll be honest, they do work. It’s a great way to receive God’s promises and stay focused while you wait. That’s why I thought, “What does the word ‘affirm’ mean in Greek?” It turns out that this isn’t a word that was used in the Old Testament, which is why there are no Hebrew words for it.

Since we’re only going to look at the Greek translation, I also want to look at the 1828 Websters Dictionary definition:

“1. To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to declare the existence of something; to maintain as true; opposed to deny.

Of one Jesus whom Paul affirmed to be alive. Acts 25:19.

2. To make firm; to establish, confirm or ratify; as, the Supreme court affirmed the judgment.” Read the full definition here.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word “Affirm” Mean In Greek?

 “I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.”

– 1 Corinthians 15:31

diabebaiooma- to confirm thoroughly by words.

phemi- to show or make known one’s thoughts.


“But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men.”

– Titus 3:4-8

Affirmations definitely work and we see in the above scripture that Titus is telling is to affirm constantly the fact that we are born again through Jesus Christ. He tells us to do this so that we can continue good works. Please feel free to comment down below and share this content. Thanks for reading!

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