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The word bebaioo from which confirm is translated in the New Testament appears[1] also as the word establish [2] which is from the word bebaios meaning stable or more trustworthy.

An act of Baptism was an act of recognition and acceptance in confirmation of personal faith in The Way of John the Baptist and Jesus the Christ.

Another word that appears as confirm is episterizo [3] which appears four times in Acts.[4]

Twice[5] the word kuroo [6] is translated confirm and is from the word meaning Lord.

The word kuroo also appears as prokuroo[7] in Galatians[8] concerning the taking of an oath.

  1. : Mark 16:20 And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming <950> the word with signs following. Amen.
    Romans 15:8 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm <950> the promises made unto the fathers:
    1 Corinthians 1:6 Even as the testimony of Christ was confirmed <950> in you:
    1 Corinthians 1:8 Who shall <950> also confirm <950> you unto the end, that ye may be blameless in the day of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    2 Corinthians 1:21 Now he which stablisheth <950> us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
    Colossians 2:7 Rooted and built up in him, and stablished <950> in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
    Hebrews 2:3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed <950> unto us by them that heard him;
    Hebrews 13:9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established <950> with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.
  2. 950 ~βεβαιόω~ bebaioo \@beb-ah-yo’-o\@ from 949; v AV-confirm 5, establish 2, stablish 1, 8 1) to make firm, establish, confirm, make sure
  3. 1991 ~ἐπιστηρίζω~ episterizo \@ep-ee-stay-rid’-zo\@ from 1909 and 4741; v AV-confirm 3,1991 strengthen 1; 4
    1) to establish besides, strengthen more
    2) to render more firm, confirm
  4. Acts 14:22 Confirming <1991> the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
    Acts 15:32 And Judas and Silas, being prophets also themselves, exhorted the brethren with many words, and confirmed <1991> them.
    Acts 15:41 And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming <1991> the churches.
    Acts 18:23 And after he had spent some time there, he departed, and went over all the country of Galatia and Phrygia in order, strengthening <1991> all the disciples.
  5. 2 Corinthians 2:8 Wherefore I beseech you that ye would confirm <2964> your love toward him.
    Galatians 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man’s covenant, yet if it be confirmed <2964>, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto.
  6. 2964 ~κυρόω~ kuroo \@koo-ro’-o\@ from the same as 2962; v AV-confirm 2; 2 1) to make valid 2) to confirm publicly or solemnly, to ratify
  7. 4300 ~προκυρόω~ prokuroo \@prok-oo-ro’-o\@ from 4253 and 2964; v AV-confirm before 1; 1 1) to sanction, ratify, or establish beforehand
  8. Galatians 3:17 And this I say, [that] the covenant, that was confirmed before of God in Christ, the law, which was four hundred and thirty years after, cannot disannul, that it should make the promise of none effect.