- firmness (in a literal sense)
- security (in a figurative sense)
- fidelity (in a moral sense)
Following are the uses of this Hebrew word "Emuwnah" in
the NAS Old Testament:
Exodus 17:12 -- "....Thus his hands were steady until the sun set."
Deuteronomy 32:4 -- "The Rock! His work is perfect, for all His ways are
just; a God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright
1 Samuel 26:23 -- "And the LORD will repay each man for his righteousness and
his faithfulness; for the LORD delivered you into my hand today, but I
refused to stretch out my hand against the LORD'S anointed."
II Kings 12:15 -- "Moreover, they did not require an accounting from
the men into whose hand they gave the money to pay to those who did the work,
for they dealt faithfully."
II Kings 22:7 -- "Only no accounting shall be made with them for the money
delivered into their hands, for they deal faithfully."
1 Chronicles 9:22 -- "All these who were chosen to be gatekeepers in the
thresholds were 212. These were enrolled by genealogy in their villages, whom
David and Samuel the seer appointed in their office of trust."
1 Chronicles 9:26 -- "...for the four chief gatekeepers who were Levites,
were in an office of trust, and were over the chambers and over the
treasuries in the house of God."
1 Chronicles 9:31 -- "And Mattithiah, one of the Levites, who was the
first-born of Shallum the Korahite, had the responsibility over the
things which were baked in pans."
2 Chronicles 19:9 -- "Then he charged them saying, "Thus you shall do in the
fear of the LORD, faithfully and wholeheartedly."
2 Chronicles 31:12 -- "And they faithfully brought in the
contributions and the tithes and the consecrated things; and Conaniah the Levite
was the officer in charge of them and his brother Shimei was second."
2 Chronicles 31:15 -- "And under his authority were Eden, Miniamin, Jeshua,
Shemaiah, Amariah, and Shecaniah in the cities of the priests, to distribute
faithfully their portions to their brothers by divisions, whether great or
2 Chronicles 31:18 -- "And the genealogical enrollment included all their little
children, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, for the whole assembly,
for they consecrated themselves faithfully in holiness."
2 Chronicles 34:12 -- "And the men did the work faithfully with
foremen over them to supervise: Jahath and Obadiah, the Levites of the sons of
Merari, Zechariah and Meshullam of the sons of the Kohathites, and the Levites,
all who were skillful with musical instruments."
Psalm 33:4 -- "For the word of the LORD is upright; and all His work is done
Psalm 36:5 -- "Thy lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Thy
faithfulness reaches to the skies."
Psalm 37:3 -- "Trust in the LORD, and do good; dwell in the land and
Psalm 40:10 -- "I have not hidden Thy righteousness within my heart; I have
spoken of Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation; I have not concealed Thy
lovingkindness and Thy truth from the great congregation."
Psalm 88:11 -- "Will Thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave, Thy
faithfulness in Abaddon?"
Psalm 89:1 -- "I will sing of the lovingkindness of the LORD forever; to all
generations I will make known Thy faithfulness with my mouth."
Psalm 89:2 -- "For I have said, "Lovingkindness will be built up forever; in
the heavens Thou wilt establish Thy faithfulness."
Psalm 89:5 -- "And the heavens will praise Thy wonders, O LORD; Thy
faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones."
Psalm 89:8 -- "O LORD God of hosts, who is like Thee, O mighty LORD? Thy
faithfulness also surrounds Thee."
Psalm 89:24 -- "And My faithfulness and My lovingkindness will be with
him, and in My name his horn will be exalted."
Psalm 89:33 -- "But I will not break off My lovingkindness from him, nor deal
falsely in My faithfulness."
Psalm 89:49 -- "Where are Thy former lovingkindnesss, O Lord, which Thou
didst swear to David in Thy faithfulness?"
Psalm 92:2 -- "To declare Thy lovingkindness in the morning, and Thy
faithfulness by night..."
Psalm 96:13 -- "Before the LORD, for He is coming; for He is coming to judge
the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in His
Psalm 98:3 -- "He has remembered His lovingkindness and His faithfulness
to the house of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our
Psalm 100:5 -- "For the LORD is good; His lovingkindness is everlasting, and
His faithfulness to all generations."
Psalm 119:30 -- "I have chosen the faithful way; I have placed Thine
ordinances before me."
Psalm 119:75 -- "I know, O LORD, that Thy judgments are righteous, and that
in faithfulness Thou hast afflicted me."
Psalm 119:86 -- "All Thy commandments are faithful; they have
persecuted me with a lie; help me!"
Psalm 119:90 -- "Thy faithfulness continues throughout all
generations; Thou didst establish the earth, and it stands."
Psalm 119:138 -- "Thou hast commanded Thy testimonies in righteousness and
Psalm 143:1 -- "Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications! Answer
me in Thy faithfulness, in Thy righteousness!"
Proverbs 12:17 -- "He who speaks truth tells what is right, but a
false witness, deceit."
Proverbs 12:22 -- "Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who
deal faithfully are His delight."
Proverbs 28:20 -- "A faithful man will abound with blessings, but he
who makes haste to be rich will not go unpunished."
Isaiah 11:5 -- "Also righteousness will be the belt about His loins, and
faithfulness the belt about His waist."
Isaiah 25:1 -- "O LORD, Thou art my God; I will exalt Thee, I will give
thanks to Thy name; for Thou hast worked wonders, plans formed long ago, with
Isaiah 33:6 -- "And He shall be the stability of your times, a wealth
of salvation, wisdom, and knowledge; the fear of the LORD is his treasure."
Isaiah 59:4 -- "No one sues righteously and no one pleads honestly.
They trust in confusion, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth
Jeremiah 5:1 -- "Roam to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and look now,
and take note. And seek in her open squares, if you can find a man, if there is
one who does justice, who seeks truth, then I will pardon her."
Jeremiah 5:3 -- "O LORD, do not Thine eyes look for truth? Thou hast
smitten them, but they did not weaken; Thou hast consumed them, but they refused
to take correction. They have made their faces harder than rock; they have
refused to repent."
Jeremiah 7:28 -- "And you shall say to them, 'This is the nation that did not
obey the voice of the LORD their God or accept correction; truth has
perished and has been cut off from their mouth." (NAS)
Jeremiah 9:3 -- "And they bend their tongue like their bow; lies and not
truth prevail in the land; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they do
not know me," declares the LORD."
Lamentations 3:23 -- "...They are new every morning; great is Thy
Hosea 2:20 -- "And I will betroth you to me in faithfulness. Then you
will know the LORD."
Habakkuk 2:4 -- "Behold, as for the proud one, His soul is not right within
him; but the righteous will live by his faith."
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