|Math 518||I tell you the truth, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.|
|Math 526||I tell you the truth, you (unforgiving servant) will not get out until you have paid the last penny.|
|Math 62,5,16||So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honoured by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full.
When you fast, do not look sombre as the hypocrites do, for they disfigure their faces to show men they are fasting. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full
|Math 810||I tell you the truth, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. (as the Centurian)|
|Math 1015||I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town (that rejects you fishers of men).|
|Math 1023||When you are persecuted in one place, flee to another. I tell you the truth, you will not finish going through the cities of Israel before the Son of Man comes (2nd Coming).|
|And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward|
|Math 1111||I tell you the truth: among those born of women there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. (Repentance and grace is better that repentance and trying to keep the law.)|
|Math 1317||For I tell you the truth, many prophets and righteous men longed to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it. (The day of Jesus Christ)|
|I tell you the truth, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the Son of Man coming in his kingdom. (Jesus had been teaching the crowd how he to suffer and die, and anyone who would follow him would have to take up his cross.)|
|Math 1720||He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'"|
|Math 183||I tell you the truth, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. (Disciples had asked him who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.)|
|Math 1813||And if he finds it (the single lost sheep), I tell you the truth, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off.|
|Math 1818||I tell you the truth, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. (Forgiveness within the church.)|
|Math 1923||I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.|
|Math 1928||I tell you the truth, at the renewal of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.|
| Math 2121
|I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.
I tell you the truth, if anyone says to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart but believes that what he says will happen, it will be done for him.
|Math 2131>||"Which of the two (one had been forgiven much and the second forgiven a little) did what his father wanted?" "The first," they answered. Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.|
|Math 2336||I tell you the truth, all this (retribution for rejecting prophets) will come upon this generation.|
|Math 242||"Do you see all these things?" he asked. "I tell you the truth, not one stone here (Temple) will be left on another; every one will be thrown down."|
|I tell you the truth, this generation (that live in the last days) will certainly not pass away until all these things (end-time events) have happened.|
|I tell you the truth, he will put him (the faithful, wise servant) in charge of all his possessions.|
|Math 2512||I tell you the truth, I don't know you (the 5 foolish, unprepared virgins).|
|Math 2540||I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.|
|Math 2545||I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.|
|I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her. (she anointed Jesus in gratitude for his forgiveness.)|
|I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me. (Judas Iscariot)|
|I tell you the truth, this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you yourself will disown me three times. (Peter)|
|Mk 328||I tell you the truth, all the sins and blasphemies of men will be forgiven them, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven.|
|Mk 611||And if any place will not welcome you or listen to you, shake the dust off your feet when you leave, as a testimony against them. Truly I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment, than for that city. (2nd sentence only in KJV)|
|Mk 812||Why does this generation ask for a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, no sign will be given to it. (Pharisees asked for a sign after seeing 4,000 fed with 7 loaves!)|
|Mk 912||Jesus replied, “To be sure, Elijah does come first, and restores all things. Why then is it written that the Son of Man must suffer much and be rejected?|
|I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it. (Little children were being brought to Jesus for to touch them.)|
|I tell you the truth," Jesus replied, "no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel.|
|I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others.|
|Mk 1425||I tell you the truth, I will not drink again of the fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it anew in the kingdom of God.|
|Lu 424||I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his hometown.|
|Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. (Disciples had been unable to drive out demon from boy.)|
|Lu 1150,51||Therefore this generation will be held responsible for the blood of all the prophets that has been shed since the beginning of the world, from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah, who was killed between the altar and the sanctuary. Yes, I tell you, this generation will be held responsible for it all.|
|Lu 1237||It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. I tell you the truth, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them.|
|Lu 1335||Look, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, 'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.'|
|Lu 213||"I tell you the truth," he said, "this poor widow has put in more than all the others."|
|Lu 2343||I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise. (Crucified thief)|
|Jn 151||I tell you the truth, you (Nathanael) shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.|
|Jn 33,5||I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.
I tell you the truth, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless he is born of water and the Spirit.
|Jn 311||I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you people do not accept our testimony. (the seeking Pharisee, Nicodemus)|
|Jn 519||I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.|
|Jn 524||I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life.|
|Jn 525||I tell you the truth, a time is coming and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.|
|Jn 626||I tell you the truth, you (part of the 5,000 crowd from Capernaum) are looking for me, not because you saw miraculous signs but because you ate the loaves and had your fill.|
|Jn 632||I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. (Jesus said I am the Bread of Life. Jn 636)|
|Jn 647||I tell you the truth, he who believes has everlasting life. (Believes four things: my sinfulness, its consequence, my impotence to be righteous, Christ's full redemption.)|
|Jn 653||I tell you the truth, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.|
|Jn 834||I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.|
|Jn 851||I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death. (see alsoJn 1125,26)|
|Jn 858||I tell you the truth, before Abraham was born, I am!|
|Jn 101||I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.|
|Jn 107||I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep.|
|Jn 1224||I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.|
|Jn 1316||I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him.|
|Jn 1320||I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me.|
|Jn 1321||After he had said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified, "I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me."|
|Jn 1412||I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
(as demonstrated when the Holy Spirit came to reveal truth to 3,000 souls at Pentecost. Acts 236-41)
|Jn 167||But I tell you the truth: It is for your good that I am going away. Unless I go away, the Counsellor will not come to you; but if I go, I will send him to you.|
|Jn 1620||I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.|
|Jn 1623||I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.|
|Jn 2118||I tell you the truth, when you (Peter) were younger you dressed yourself and went where you wanted; but when you are old you will stretch out your hands, and someone else will dress you and lead you where you do not want to go.|
In the KJV there are 69 separate occasions when Jesus uses phrase 'Verily',
and a further 21 times it is used in Acts and the Letters.
John always (x25) uses the double words, 'truly, truly ...' or 'verily, verily ...'.
The ESV consistently uses the single word 'truly' instead of 'verily, verily'.
The NIV consistently uses the phrase 'I tell you the truth ...' or 'I tell you ...'.