Admit • Avouch
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Confess; Confession
Confess; Confession [Heb. yāḏâ, tôḏâ (Ezr. 10:11), also nāg̱aḏ (Ps. 38:18), zāḵar (Isa. 48:1), sāpar (Ezk. 12:16); Gk. homologéō, exomologéō, homología]; AV also DECLARE (Ps. 38:18; Ezk. 12:16), “make mention of” (Isa. 48:1), ACKNOWLEDGE (1 Jn. 2:23), PROFESSION, “without controversy” (for
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
AVOUCH<a-vouch’>: In English Versions of the Bible only in Deuteronomy 26:17, 18, in the sense of “to confess,” “avow,” “publicly and solemnly declare.” The Hebrew form is likewise unique (Hiph. of [’amar]).
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Aʹvouch, to make a solemn and deliberate act of recognition and choice (Deut. 26:17).
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
ConfessSee also: confessing, p. 39Greek expression: homologeōPronunciation: haw maw law GEH ohStrong’s Number: 3670Key VersesMark 1:4–5; Romans 10:9–10; 1 Timothy 6:12; 1 John 1:9; 4:2“Confess, confess!” Sounds like an interrogation scene, doesn’t it? The word does have this negative connotation,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
AVOUCH, a-vouchʹ: In EV only in Dt 26:17, 18, in the sense of “to confess,” “avow,” “publicly and solemnly declare.” The Heb form is likewise unique (Hiph. of ’āmar).
Key passages
Le 16:20–22

“And he shall finish making atonement for the sanctuary and the tent of assembly and the altar; then he shall present the living goat. And Aaron shall place his two hands on the living goat’s head, and he shall confess over it all the Israelites’ iniquities and all their transgressions …

Pr 28:13

He who conceals his transgression will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes will obtain mercy.

Jas 5:16

Therefore confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous person accomplishes much.

1 Jn 1:8–10

If we say that we do not have sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just, so that he will forgive us our sins and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in …

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