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ser'-tin, ser'-tin-li, ser'tin-ti: The rendering of some Hebrew words and forms expressive of what is definitely settled or determined.

(1) Translation of the Hebrew nakhon, "to be established" or "fixed," as in Deuteronomy 13:14 (Hebrew 15); Deuteronomy 17:4; 1 Samuel 23:23 (of Exodus 16:4, "a certain rate every day" the King James Version). In the New Testament it is the rendering of asphales, asphaleia, from "a" privative and sphallein, "to shake" or "move"; as in Luke 1:4, "the certainty of those things" = actual circumstances; Acts 21:34; Acts 22:30; Acts 25:26.

(2) The word "certain" is also employed in the Old Testament to bring out the force of the absolute infinitive form used with the finite verb to express emphasis or to strengthen the idea of the main verb (Kautzsch-Gesenius, Hebrew Grammar, translation Collins-Cowley, 357, 3). Such usage occurs in Genesis 18:10 Joshua 9:24 Leviticus 5:19; Leviticus 24:16 1 Samuel 20:3 the King James Version; 1 Kings 2:37 Jeremiah 26:15; Jeremiah 36:29; Jeremiah 42:19, 22; 44:17:00.

(3) The word "certain" is also made auxiliary to bring out the force of such expressions as the Hebrew yatsabh, "to be firm," as in Daniel 2:8; also in the New Testament, of the verb astatein as in 1 Corinthians 4:11, "have no certain dwelling-place."

(4) Mention might be made also of "certain" as the rendering of sundry words, as 'akh, in Lamentations 2:16; ki, in Exodus 3:12; and ontos, in Luke 23:47, all being expressions for what is sure, beyond doubt.

W. N. Stearns

5100. tis -- a certain one, someone, anyone
... a certain one, someone, anyone. Part of Speech: Indefinite Pronoun Transliteration:
tis Phonetic Spelling: (tis) Short Definition: any one, some one Definition ...
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804. asphales -- certain, secure
... certain, secure. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: asphales Phonetic Spelling:
(as-fal-ace') Short Definition: safe, reliable, trustworthy Definition ...
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1170. deina -- a certain one
... a certain one. Part of Speech: Adjective Transliteration: deina Phonetic Spelling:
(di'-nah) Short Definition: so and so, such a one Definition: so and so, such ...
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790. astateo -- to be unsettled, ie homeless
... Word Origin from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and histemi Definition to be unsettled,
ie homeless NASB Word Usage homeless (1). have no certain dwelling-place. ...
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444. anthropos -- a man, human, mankind
... certain, man. From aner and ops (the countenance; from optanomai); man-faced, ie
A human being -- certain, man. see GREEK aner. see GREEK optanomai. ...
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5039. tekmerion -- a sure sign
... a sure sign. Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter Transliteration: tekmerion Phonetic Spelling:
(tek-may'-ree-on) Short Definition: a sign, certain proof Definition: a ...
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4225. pou -- somewhere
... Word Origin enclitic particle from the same as posos Definition somewhere NASB
Word Usage about (1), somewhere (3). somewhere, a certain place. ...
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1212. delos -- clear, evident
... certain, evident, manifest. Of uncertain derivation; clear -- + bewray, certain,
evident, manifest. (delon) -- 3 Occurrences. 1211, 1212. delos. 1213 . ...
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3958. pascho -- to suffer, to be acted on
... Verb Transliteration: pascho Phonetic Spelling: (pas'-kho) Short Definition: I am
acted upon, suffer Definition: I am acted upon in a certain way, either good ...
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949. bebaios -- firm, secure
... Transliteration: bebaios Phonetic Spelling: (beb'-ah-yos) Short Definition: firm,
steadfast, enduring Definition: firm, steadfast, enduring, sure, certain. ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6422. palmoni -- certain
... palmoni. 6423 . certain. Transliteration: palmoni Phonetic Spelling: (pal-mo-nee')
Short Definition: certain. Word Origin the same as peloni, qv. certain ...
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6423. peloni -- a certain one
... 6422, 6423. peloni. 6424 . a certain one. Transliteration: peloni Phonetic
Spelling: (pel-o-nee') Short Definition: certain. Word ...
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492. almoni -- someone, a certain (one)
... 491, 492. almoni. 493 . someone, a certain (one). Transliteration: almoni
Phonetic Spelling: (al-mo-nee') Short Definition: certain. ...
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3330a. yatstsib -- certain, true
... 3330, 3330a. yatstsib. 3330b . certain, true. Transliteration: yatstsib
Short Definition: truth. Word Origin (Aramaic) from yetsab ...
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3330. yatstsiyb -- certain, true
... 3329, 3330. yatstsiyb. 3330a . certain, true. Transliteration: yatstsiyb Phonetic
Spelling: (yats-tseeb') Short Definition: certain. certainty, true, truth ...
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3321. yetsab -- to make certain, gain certainty
... 3320, 3321. yetsab. 3322 . to make certain, gain certainty. Transliteration:
yetsab Phonetic Spelling: (yets-abe') Short Definition: meaning. ...
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259. echad -- one
... all at once (1), alone (2), altogether (1), another (23), another into one (1),
any (15), any one (2), any* (1), anyone* (1), apiece (1), certain (11), certain ...
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1400. gebar -- man
... Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to geber Definition man NASB Word Usage
certain (3), man (2), men (15), people (1). certain, man. ...
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582. enosh -- man, mankind
... scorners* (1), soldiers* (3). another, bloodthirsty, certain, divers, fellow,
in the flower of their age. From 'anash; properly, a ...
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6256. eth -- time
... after, always, certain, continually, evening, long, due season, so long as,. From
ad; time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc. ...
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Whether Predestination is Certain?
... OF PREDESTINATION (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether predestination is certain?
Objection 1: It seems that predestination is not certain. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether predestination is certain.htm

And of the Jews a Certain Other One, Starting Up...
... Chapter 6. And of the Jews a certain other one, starting up� And of the Jews a certain
other one, starting up, asks the governor that he might say a word. ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of nicodemus /chapter 6 and of the.htm

Whether the Number of the Predestined is Certain?
... OF PREDESTINATION (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether the number of the predestined is certain?
Objection 1: It seems that the number of the predestined is not certain. ...
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On the Spoliation or Expulsion of Certain Bishops.
... The Epistles of Zephyrinus. I. On the Spoliation or Expulsion of certain
Bishops. It has been reported at the seat of the apostles ...
//christianbookshelf.org/unknown/the decretals/i on the spoliation or.htm

Whether Faith is More Certain than Science and the Other ...
... OF THE VIRTUE ITSELF OF FAITH (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether faith is more certain
than science and the other intellectual virtues? Objection ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether faith is more certain.htm

Whether Faith is More Certain than Science and the Other ...
... Article Eight Whether Faith is more Certain than Science and the Other
Intellectual Virtues. Whether Faith is more Certain than Science ...
/.../aquinas/nature and grace/article eight whether faith is.htm

It is Certain that the Use of Singing in Churches which I May ...
... Of Prayer. John Calvin Chapter 32 It is certain that the use of singing
in churches which I may mention in� It is certain that ...
/.../calvin/of prayer--a perpetual exercise of faith/chapter 32 it is certain.htm

Whether Predestination is Certain
... Article Six Whether Predestination is Certain. Whether Predestination
is Certain ... 1. It seems that predestination is not certain. ...
/.../aquinas/nature and grace/article six whether predestination is.htm

Certain Expressions in Chaps. I. - iii.
... CERTAIN EXPRESSIONS IN CHAPS. i. - iii. There are certain expressions used
throughout the Apocalypse which are wholly unlike any ...
/.../bullinger/commentary on revelation/certain expressions in chaps i.htm

And Certain Others, a Multitude of Men and Women...
... Part I."The Acts of Pilate. Latin Form. Chapter 8. And certain others, a
multitude of men and women� And certain others, a multitude ...
/.../unknown/the gospel of nicodemus /chapter 8 and certain others.htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a.) Assured in mind; having no doubts; free from suspicions concerning.

2. (a.) Determined; resolved; -- used with an infinitive.

3. (a.) Not to be doubted or denied; established as a fact.

4. (a.) Actually existing; sure to happen; inevitable.

5. (a.) Unfailing; infallible.

6. (a.) Fixed or stated; regular; determinate.

7. (a.) Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; -- sometimes used independently as a noun, and meaning certain persons.

8. (n.) Certainty.

9. (n.) A certain number or quantity.

10. (adv.) Certainly.

... 7. (a.) Not specifically named; indeterminate; indefinite; one or some; -- sometimes
used independently as a noun, and meaning certain persons. ...
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Certify (4 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To give certain information to; to assure; to make certain. 2. (vt) To give
certain information of; to make certain, as a fact; to verify. ...
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Vow (49 Occurrences)
... only in Numbers 30:6, 8, 10 and translated horismos, by the Septuagint: A vow could
be positive (nedher) and included all promises to perform certain things for ...
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... works as Tobit (Expository Times, XI, 257;), and Hystaspis (GJV, edition 4, III,
592-95), in many Talmudic passages (ZDMG, XXI, 552-91), certain customs of the ...
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Caesare'a (17 Occurrences)
... (See RSV). Acts 10:1 Now there was a certain man in Caesarea, named Cornelius,
the captain of the Italian band of the army; (See RSV). ...
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Anani'as (10 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Anani'as (10 Occurrences). Acts 5:1 And a certain man,
Ananias by name, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession, (See RSV). ...
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Standing (334 Occurrences)
... YLT NIV). Matthew 27:47 And certain of those standing there having heard,
said -- 'Elijah he doth call;' (YLT NAS NIV). Mark 3:31 ...
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Simile (61 Occurrences)
... God, (YLT). Luke 12:16 And he spake a simile unto them, saying, 'Of a certain
rich man the field brought forth well; (YLT). Luke 12 ...
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Story (92 Occurrences)
... God. (BBE). Luke 12:16 And he said to them, in a story, The land of a certain
man of great wealth was very fertile: (BBE). Luke 13 ...
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Character (27 Occurrences)
... 6. (n.) Quality, position, rank, or capacity; quality or conduct with respect to
a certain office or duty; as, in the miserable character of a slave; in his ...
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