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That's one of those fun little Bible translation ambiguities

A lot of Bible translations just say, "Amen, amen, I say unto you," leaving the Greek word "amen" in there, because it's one of those words that doesn't translate very well. In this case, "truly" really means "very" or "absolutely" more than "truthfully." (As in, "that was a truly bad movie.") "Amen" became an English word partly because it doesn't have a direct English translation - it could be used to mean "absolutely", "assuredly", or various words along those lines.

Hence, Jesus was not partaking in the sort of thing that is a pet peeve for the OP :) He was definitely saying, "aight yo, listen up."

(In response to this post by HburgCav)

Posted: 05/18/2021 at 4:24PM


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