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Word of the Week Lesson #9 – VERITY

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The Word of the Week Lesson #9 takes a look at Psalm 111:7 and 1 Timothy 2:7 as we explore the meaning of the word VERITY.

Word of the Week Lesson #9

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Short Definition

Abridged from Webster’s 1828 Dictionary

VER’ITY, noun


Webster’s 1828 Full Definition

VER’ITY, noun

[Latin veritas, from verus, true.]

1. Truth; consonance of a statement, proposition or other thing to fact. 1 Timothy 2:7.

It is a proposition of eternal verity that none can govern while he is despised.

2. A true assertion or tenet.

By this it seems to be a verity.

3. Moral truth; agreement of the words with the thoughts.

All definitions are taken from the Webster’s 1828 Dictionary from Volume 1 and Volume 2 and can also be found on Webster’s 1828 Dictionary online

Memory Verse

“The works of his hands are verity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.”  ~ Psalm 111:7 (KJV)

“Whereunto I am ordained a preacher, and an apostle, (I speak the truth in Christ, and lie not;) a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and verity.”  ~ 1 Timothy 2:7 (KJV)

All scripture references are taken from the King James Bible


“Lord, the words Thy lips are telling
Are the perfect verity:
Of Thine high eternal dwelling
Holiness shall inmate be.
Alleluia! Alleluia!
Pure is all that lives with Thee.”

– John Keble (1792-1866), God, The Lord, A King Remaineth

All hymn texts are taken from Cyber Hymnal

Examples from Daily Life

“Dad,” Philip remarked, as they paddled along.  “I have found a word we never use.  It is verity.  Robyn thinks it is in a Bible verse, but neither of us are sure what it means.”

“Verity is an old word, but it is a good one,” Mr. Gravesend replied.  “I think you might understand the meaning better, if I tell you that the word verify is like a twin to verity.  If I were to verify the name of the next landing place, what would I be doing?”

“Why, you would be finding out if you remembered the true name,” said Philip.  “Oh, I see.  Verity must mean truth.  If you looked at the map, you might discover it was an indisputable verity that the landing is called Crag’s Point.”  And Philip chuckled at having used two hard words in one sentence.

“I know something else that is a verity,” said Robyn, as the boat touched the dock.  “That’s our green van in the parking area!  Mom must be here to drive us home!”

Printable Image With Short Definition and Memory Verse

The Word of the Week Lesson #9 takes a look at Psalm 111:7 and 1 Timothy 2:7 as we explore the meaning of the word VERITY.

All images are created using public domain artwork and are available in high resolution for quality printing

Bonus Activity

Philip and Robyn have learned nine new words during their camping trip.  Can you write a paragraph or a short story that includes all of them?

The nine words are: kindle, laden, revive, steadfast, grieve, exceeding, increase, endure and verity.

A sample answer will appear at the beginning of next week’s Examples from Daily Life.  Don’t miss next week’s post, because our sample answer completes Part One of the Gravesends’ adventures.

Sample Answer to Last Week’s Bonus Activity

Things that endure and things that are durable might be:





not easily damaged

not easily effected by conditions around them

worth investing in


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