- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H5612 Used 2 times
Exodus 20:16; Exodus 23:1; Exodus 23:7; Leviticus 5:1; Leviticus 24:14; Numbers 35:30; Deuteronomy 17:6-7; Deuteronomy 19:15-21; Proverbs 24:28; Matthew 18:16; Matthew 19:18; Hebrews 10:28
EV'IDENCE, noun [Latin evidentia, from video, to see.]
1. That which elucidates and enables the mind to see truth; proof arising from our own perceptions by the senses, or from the testimony of others, or from inductions of reason. Our senses furnish evidence of the existence of matter, of solidity, of color, of heat and cold, of a difference in the qualities of bodies, of figure , etc. The declarations of a witness furnish evidence of facts to a court and jury; and reasoning, or the deductions of the mind from facts or arguments, furnish evidence of truth or falsehood.
2. Any instrument or writing which contains proof.
I delivered the evidence of the purchase to Baruch. Jeremiah 32:12.
I subscribed the evidence and sealed it. Jeremiah 32:10.
3. A witness; one who testifies to a fact. This sense is improper and inelegant, though common, and found even in Johnson's writings.
EV'IDENCE, verb transitive To elucidate; to prove; to make clear to the mind; to show in such a manner that the mind can apprehend the truth, or in a manner to convince it. The testimony of two witnesses is usually sufficient to evidence the guilt of an offender. The works of creation clearly evidence the existence of an infinite first cause.
EV'IDENCED, participle passive Made clear to the mind; proved.