Confess
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) To make acknowledgment or avowal in a matter pertaining to one's self; to acknowledge, own, or admit, as a crime, a fault, a debt.

2. (v. t.) To acknowledge faith in; to profess belief in.

3. (v. t.) To admit as true; to assent to; to acknowledge, as after a previous doubt, denial, or concealment.

4. (v. t.) To make known or acknowledge, as one's sins to a priest, in order to receive absolution; -- sometimes followed by the reflexive pronoun.

5. (v. t.) To hear or receive such confession; -- said of a priest.

6. (v. t.) To disclose or reveal, as an effect discloses its cause; to prove; to attest.

7. (v. i.) To make confession; to disclose sins or faults, or the state of the conscience.

8. (v. i.) To acknowledge; to admit; to concede.

Greek
1843. exomologeo -- to agree, confess
... to agree, confess. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: exomologeo Phonetic Spelling:
(ex-om-ol-og-eh'-o) Short Definition: I consent fully, confess Definition ...
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437. anthomologeomai -- to acknowledge fully, confess
... to acknowledge fully, confess. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: anthomologeomai
Phonetic Spelling: (anth-om-ol-og-eh'-om-ahee) Short Definition: I confess ...
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3670. homologeo -- to speak the same, to agree
... speak the same, to agree. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: homologeo Phonetic
Spelling: (hom-ol-og-eh'-o) Short Definition: I confess, profess, acknowledge ...
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2480. ischuo -- to be strong, have power
... 16 Therefore, openly confess these sins to one another, and pray for the benefit
of one another, for the purpose of being supernaturally healed. ...
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4852. sumphemi -- to say together, ie consent
... of Speech: Verb Transliteration: sumphemi Phonetic Spelling: (soom'-fay-mee) Short
Definition: I assent to Definition: I assent to, consent, confess, agree with ...
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720. arneomai -- to deny, say no
... 720 -- properly, deny (refuse); hence, , refuse to affirm or to confess
(identify with); disown (repudiate). See also 4716 ("cross"). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3034. yadah -- to throw, cast
... root Definition to throw, cast NASB Word Usage confess (10), confessed (3), confesses
(1), confessing (2), gave (1), gave praise (1), give you thanks (5), give ...
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5046. nagad -- to be conspicuous
... root Definition to be conspicuous NASB Word Usage answered (3), another (1), certainly
told (1), confess (1), confront* (1), declare (46), declared (13 ...
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2142. zakar -- remember
... mind (1), brings to remembrance (1), burns (1), call to mind (1), celebrate (1),
certainly still remember (1), come to remembrance (1), confess (1), consider (2 ...
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Library

Whether it is Necessary to Confess to a Priest?
... OF THE MINISTER OF CONFESSION (SEVEN ARTICLES) Whether it is necessary to confess
to a priest? ... Therefore it is not necessary to confess to a priest. ...
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Whether it is Necessary for one to Confess to One's Own Priest?
... Whether it is necessary for one to confess to one's own priest? Objection 1: It
would seem that it is nol necessary to confess to one's own priest. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is necessary for 8.htm

Whether it is Lawful for Anyone to Confess to Another than his Own ...
... Whether it is lawful for anyone to confess to another than his own priest,
in virtue of a privilege or a command given by a superior? ...
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I Confess That, in Reflecting on Such Monstrous Stories in My Own ...
... Book V. 30 I confess that, in reflecting on such monstrous stories in my
own mind� I confess that, in reflecting on such monstrous ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/30 i confess that in.htm

Whether one is Bound to Confess at Once?
... OF CONFESSION, AS REGARDS ITS NECESSITY (SIX ARTICLES) Whether one is bound to confess
at once? ... Therefore everyone is bound to confess as soon as possible. ...
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Whether it is ever Lawful to Confess to Another than a Priest?
... OF THE MINISTER OF CONFESSION (SEVEN ARTICLES) Whether it is ever lawful
to confess to another than a priest? Objection 1: It would ...
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Whether one May Confess through Another, or by Writing?
... OF THE QUALITY OF CONFESSION (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether one may confess through
another, or by writing? Objection 1: It would seem ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether one may confess through.htm

Confess that I have Long Been Hesitating, Looking on Every Side...
... Book V. 28 I confess that I have long been hesitating, looking on every
side� I confess that I have long been hesitating, looking ...
/.../the seven books of arnobius against the heathen/28 i confess that i.htm

And, Indeed, I must Confess that Our Authors are Very Defective in ...
... Book 4 Chapter 41. And, indeed, I must confess that our authors are very
defective in that grace� 41. And, indeed, I must confess ...
/.../augustine/on christian doctrine in four books/chapter 41 and indeed i.htm

And I Confess to Thee, O Lord, that I yet Know not what Time Is...
... Book XI Chapter XXV And I confess to Thee, O Lord, that I yet know not
what time is� And I confess to Thee, O Lord, that I yet ...
/.../augustine/the confessions of saint augustine/chapter xxv and i confess.htm

Thesaurus
Confess (65 Occurrences)
...Confess (65 Occurrences). Matthew 10:32 Everyone therefore who confesses me before
men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven. ...
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Profess (9 Occurrences)
... 1. (vt) To make open declaration of, as of one's knowledge, belief, action, etc.;
to avow or acknowledge; to confess publicly; to own or admit freely. ...
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Glory (590 Occurrences)
... (6.) The phrase "Give glory to God" (Joshua 7:19; Jeremiah 13:16) is a Hebrew idiom
meaning, "Confess your sins." The words of the Jews to the blind man, "Give ...
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Confessed (19 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (imp. & pp) of Confess. Multi-Version Concordance
Confessed (19 Occurrences). Matthew 3:6 and they were ...
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Confession (22 Occurrences)
... It is referred anthropopathically to God in Job 40:14, where Yahweh says to the
patriarch sarcastically: "Then will I also confess of (unto) thee"; and in ...
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Supplication (71 Occurrences)
... (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV). James 5:16 Therefore confess your sins to one
another, and pray for one another, so that you may be cured. ...
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Fault (42 Occurrences)
... Galatians 6:1, "If a man be overtaken in fault," the Revised Version (British and
American) "in any trespass," margin "by"; James 5:16, "Confess your faults ...
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Trespassed (28 Occurrences)
... Leviticus 26:40 "'If they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers,
in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because ...
/t/trespassed.htm - 16k

Excommunication
... We meet the system in John 9:22: "If any man should confess him to be Christ, he
should be put out of the synagogue" (aposunagogos); John 12:42: "did not ...
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Profession (9 Occurrences)
... Deuteronomy 26:3); in the New Testament it is the translation of homologeo, "to
speak or say together in common," "to assent," "to confess publicly" (Matthew 7 ...
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Concordance
Confess (65 Occurrences)

Matthew 10:32
Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answering said, 'I do confess to Thee, Father, Lord of the heavens and of the earth, that thou didst hide these things from wise and understanding ones, and didst reveal them to babes.
(YLT)

Luke 10:21
In that hour was Jesus glad in the Spirit, and said, 'I do confess to thee, Father, Lord of the heaven and of the earth, that Thou didst hide these things from wise men and understanding, and didst reveal them to babes; yes, Father, because so it became good pleasure before Thee.
(YLT)

Luke 12:8
"I tell you, everyone who confesses me before men, him will the Son of Man also confess before the angels of God;
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)

John 1:20
And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.
(Root in KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 9:22
His parents said these things because they feared the Jews; for the Jews had already agreed that if any man would confess him as Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

John 12:42
Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed in him, but because of the Pharisees they didn't confess it, so that they wouldn't be put out of the synagogue,
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 23:8
For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, nor angel, nor spirit; but the Pharisees confess all of these.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Acts 24:14
But this I confess to you, that after the Way, which they call a sect, so I serve the God of our fathers, believing all things which are according to the law, and which are written in the prophets;
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS YLT)

Romans 10:9
that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 10:10
For with the heart, one believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
(Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Romans 14:11
For it is written, "'As I live,' says the Lord,'to me every knee will bow. Every tongue will confess to God.'"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NIV)

Romans 15:9
And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing unto thy name.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT)

Philippians 2:11
and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Timothy 6:12
Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold of the eternal life to which you were called, and you confessed the good confession in the sight of many witnesses.
(Root in WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 3:1
Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;
(Root in WEB ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

Hebrews 13:15
Through him then let us offer up a sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of lips which make confession to his name.
(Root in ASV DBY NIV)

James 5:16
Confess your offenses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The insistent prayer of a righteous person is powerfully effective.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 John 4:2
By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God,
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 John 4:3
and every spirit who doesn't confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God, and this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of whom you have heard that it comes. Now it is in the world already.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

1 John 4:15
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God remains in him, and he in God.
(Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

2 John 1:7
For many deceivers have gone out into the world, those who don't confess that Jesus Christ came in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the Antichrist.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)

Revelation 3:5
He who overcomes will be arrayed in white garments, and I will in no way blot his name out of the book of life, and I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Leviticus 5:5
It shall be, when he is guilty of one of these, he shall confess that in which he has sinned:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 16:21
Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions, even all their sins; and he shall put them on the head of the goat, and shall send him away into the wilderness by the hand of a man who is in readiness.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Leviticus 26:40
"'If they confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, in their trespass which they trespassed against me, and also that, because they walked contrary to me,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Numbers 5:7
then he shall confess his sin which he has done, and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add to it the fifth part of it, and give it to him in respect of whom he has been guilty.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 22:50
Therefore I confess Thee, O Jehovah, among nations. And to Thy name I sing praise.
(YLT)

1 Kings 8:33
"When your people Israel are struck down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you; if they turn again to you, and confess your name, and pray and make supplication to you in this house:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 8:35
"When the sky is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you afflict them:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 6:24
If your people Israel be struck down before the enemy, because they have sinned against you, and shall turn again and confess your name, and pray and make supplication before you in this house;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 6:26
When the sky is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against you; if they pray toward this place, and confess your name, and turn from their sin, when you afflict them:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Nehemiah 1:6
Let your ear now be attentive, and your eyes open, that you may listen to the prayer of your servant, which I pray before you at this time, day and night, for the children of Israel your servants while I confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Yes, I and my father's house have sinned:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Nehemiah 9:2
The seed of Israel separated themselves from all foreigners, and stood and confessed their sins, and the iniquities of their fathers.
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Job 40:14
Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
(KJV JPS ASV WBS NAS)

Psalms 9:1
To the Overseer, 'On the Death of Labben.' -- A Psalm of David. I confess, O Jehovah, with all my heart, I recount all Thy wonders,
(YLT)

Psalms 18:49
Therefore I confess Thee among nations, O Jehovah, And to Thy name I sing praise,
(YLT)

Psalms 32:5
I acknowledged my sin to you. I didn't hide my iniquity. I said, I will confess my transgressions to Yahweh, and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 38:18
For I will declare my iniquity. I will be sorry for my sin.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Psalms 42:5
What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? Yea, art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him: The salvation of my countenance -- My God!
(YLT)

Psalms 42:11
What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!
(YLT)

Psalms 43:5
What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!
(YLT)

Psalms 67:5
Confess Thee do peoples, O God, Confess Thee do peoples -- all of them.
(YLT)

Psalms 86:12
I confess Thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And I honour Thy name to the age.
(YLT)

Psalms 89:5
and the heavens confess Thy wonders, O Jehovah, Thy faithfulness also 'is' in an assembly of holy ones.
(YLT)

Psalms 107:8
They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men.
(YLT)

Psalms 107:15
They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men.
(YLT)

Psalms 107:21
They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men,
(YLT)

Psalms 107:31
They confess to Jehovah His kindness, And His wonders to the sons of men,
(YLT)

Psalms 118:28
My God Thou 'art', and I confess Thee, My God, I exalt Thee.
(YLT)

Psalms 119:7
I confess Thee with uprightness of heart, In my learning the judgments of Thy righteousness.
(YLT)

Psalms 138:1
By David. I confess Thee, with all my heart, Before the gods I do praise Thee.
(YLT)

Psalms 138:2
I bow myself toward Thy holy temple, And I confess Thy name, For Thy kindness, and for Thy truth, For Thou hast made great Thy saying above all Thy name.
(YLT)

Psalms 138:4
O Jehovah, all kings of earth confess Thee, When they have heard the sayings of Thy mouth.
(YLT)

Psalms 139:14
I confess Thee, because that 'with' wonders I have been distinguished. Wonderful 'are' Thy works, And my soul is knowing 'it' well.
(YLT)

Psalms 142:7
Bring forth from prison my soul to confess Thy name, The righteous do compass me about, When Thou conferrest benefits upon me!
(YLT)

Psalms 145:10
Confess Thee O Jehovah, do all Thy works, And Thy saints do bless Thee.
(YLT)

Isaiah 25:1
O Jehovah, my God 'art' Thou, I exalt Thee, I confess Thy name, For Thou hast done a wonderful thing, Counsels of old, stedfastness, O stedfast One.
(YLT)

Isaiah 26:13
O Lord, our God, other lords than you have had rule over us; but in you only is our salvation, and no other name will we take on our lips.
(See NAS)

Isaiah 38:18
For Sheol doth not confess Thee, Death doth not praise Thee, Those going down to the pit hope not for Thy truth.
(YLT)

Isaiah 38:19
The living, the living, he doth confess Thee.
(YLT)

Isaiah 48:1
Give ear to this, O family of Jacob, you who are named by the name of Israel, and have come out of the body of Judah; who take oaths by the name of the Lord, and make use of the name of the God of Israel, but not truly and not in good faith.
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 12:16
But I will leave a few men of them from the sword, from the famine, and from the pestilence; that they may declare all their abominations among the nations where they come; and they shall know that I am Yahweh.
(See RSV)

Daniel 9:4
I prayed to Yahweh my God, and made confession, and said, Oh, Lord, the great and dreadful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments,
(Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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