אָמֵן Strong’s #543 amen

And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada answered the king, and said, Amen: YHWH, the God of my lord the king, say so too.

1 Kings 1:36

Worldwide this is the most famous of all Hebrew words. But, do we know what it means? This word comes from the root aman (Strongs #539), pronounced ah-mahn, and means to be firmly planted in place as in Isaiah 22:23 which speaks of a “nail fastened to a secure place.” The noun form, amen, pronounced ah-mehn, is used in the Biblical text by persons who are affirming a statement. In other words, they are saying “I am firmly agreeing with what has been said.” The next time we say amen, let’s think about what we are agreeing to.