- confess used 28 times.
- confessed used 7 times.
- confesseth used 3 times.
- confessing used 3 times.
- confession used 6 times.
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: Yes
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
(1) An open profession of faith (Luke 12:8).
Matthew 7:21-23; Matthew 10:32-33; Luke 12:8; John 1:15-18; Matthew 3:11; John 9:22-38; John 12:42-43; Acts 8:35-37; Acts 18:5; Acts 19:4-5; Romans 10:9-11; 1 Corinthians 12:3; 1 John 1:6; 1 John 2:4; 1 John 4:2-3; 1 John 4:15
Sin, Confession of
1. The acknowledgment of a crime, fault or something to one's disadvantage; open declaration of guilt, failure, debt, accusation, etc.
With the mouth confession is made to salvation. Romans 10:10.
2. Avowal; the act of acknowledging; profession.
Who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession 1 Timothy 6:13.
3. The act of disclosing sins or faults to a priest; the disburdening of the conscience privately to a confessor; sometimes called auricular confession
4. A formulary in which the articles of faith are comprised; a creed to be assented to or signed, as a preliminary to admission into a church.
5. The acknowledgment of a debt by a debtor before a justice of the peace, etc., on which judgment is entered and execution issued.
CONFES'SIONAL, noun The seat where a priest or confessor sits to hear confessions; a confession-chair.
CONFES'SIONARY, noun A confession-chair, as above.
CONFES'SIONARY, adjective Pertaining to auricular confession.
CONFES'SIONIST, noun One who makes a profession of faith.