International Standard Bible EncyclopediaAFFIRM; AFFIRMATIVES
a-fur'-ma-tivs (diischurizomai). The verb "affirm" occurs in several passages of the New Testament in the sense of "assert" Luke 22:59 Acts 12:15; Acts 25:19 pha-sko; Romans 3:8 phemi; 1Ti 17, Titus 3:8 diabebaioomai. The Hebrew does not employ affirmative particles, but gives a positive reply by either repeating the word in question or by substituting the first person in the reply for the second person in the question, or by employing the formula: "Thou hast said" or "Thou hast rightly said." The Saviour used this idiom (su eipas) when answering Judas and Caiaphas (Matthew 26:25, 64). A peculiar elegance occasionally attaches to the interpretation of the Scriptures because of their use of an affirmative and a negative together, rendering the sense more emphatic; sometimes the negative occurs first, as in Psalm 118:17: "I shall not die, but live"; sometimes the affirmative precedes, as in Isaiah 88:1: "Thou shalt die, and not bye" John 1:20 is made peculiarly emphatic because of the negative placed between two affirmatives: "And he confessed, and denied not; and he confessed, I am not the Christ."
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (v. t.) to assert or confirm, as a judgment, decree, or order, brought before an appellate court for review.
2. (v. t.) To assert positively; to tell with confidence; to aver; to maintain as true; -- opposed to deny.
3. (v. t.) To declare, as a fact, solemnly, under judicial sanction. See Affirmation.
4. (v. i.) To declare or assert positively.
Greek5335. phasko -- to affirm, assert
... to affirm, assert. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: phasko Phonetic Spelling:
(fas'-ko) Short Definition: I assert, affirm, profess Definition: I assert ...
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1226. diabebaioomai -- to affirm confidently
1340. diischurizomai -- to lean upon, affirm confidently
3143. marturomai -- to summon as witness, to affirm
1263. diamarturomai -- to affirm solemnly
5346. phemi -- to declare, say
4100. pisteuo -- to believe, entrust
720. arneomai -- to deny, say no
4837. sumparakaleo -- to exhort together, pass. to be strengthened ...
3513. ne -- by (a particle of affirmation employed in oaths)
"Will You Affirm that to be False, which with a Strong Voice Truth ...
Ninth Tractate. Against those that Affirm the Creator of the ...
Fragment xii. From this Record, Therefore, we Affirm that Ogygus ...
And we Affirm Indeed the Existence of Certain Spiritual Essences.. ...
I Ask, Father, I Affirm Not: O My God...
Against those who Affirm that Earthly Bodies Cannot be Made ...
The Pelagians Affirm that God in the Case of Abraham and Sarah ...
I Affirm that not one of the Faithful Has ever a Crown Upon his ...
There are Two Propositions, Moreover, which we Affirm...
But as Regards his Saying, "Nor Let any one Affirm that what They. ...
ThesaurusAffirm (7 Occurrences)
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Swear (99 Occurrences)
Testify (110 Occurrences)
Maintain (50 Occurrences)
Confidently (32 Occurrences)
Confidence (103 Occurrences)
Affinity (4 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceAffirm (7 Occurrences)
Romans 3:8 Why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that we say), "Let us do evil, that good may come?" Those who say so are justly condemned. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Romans 4:9 This declaration of blessedness, then, does it come simply to the circumcised, or to the uncircumcised as well? For Abraham's faith--so we affirm--was placed to his credit as righteousness. (WEY)
1 Corinthians 15:31 I affirm, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily. (WEB NAS)
Ephesians 4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you no longer walk as the rest of the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, (See NAS RSV)
1 Timothy 1:7 desiring to be teachers of the law, though they understand neither what they say, nor about what they strongly affirm. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NIV)
Titus 3:8 This saying is faithful, and concerning these things I desire that you affirm confidently, so that those who have believed God may be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men; (WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT)
Jeremiah 23:31 Lo, I 'am' against the prophets, An affirmation of Jehovah, Who are making smooth their tongue, And they affirm -- an affirmation. (Root in YLT)