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Lexicon :: Strong's G227 - alēthēs

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alēthēs (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
From ἄλφα (G1) (as a negative particle) and λανθάνω (G2990)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:247,37

Trench's Synonyms: viii. ἀληθής, ἀληθινός.

Strong’s Definitions

ἀληθής alēthḗs, al-ay-thace'; from G1 (as a negative particle) and G2990; true (as not concealing):—true, truly, truth.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x

The KJV translates Strong's G227 in the following manner: true (23x), truly (1x), truth (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 25x
The KJV translates Strong's G227 in the following manner: true (23x), truly (1x), truth (1x).
  1. true

  2. loving the truth, speaking the truth, truthful

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀληθής alēthḗs, al-ay-thace'; from G1 (as a negative particle) and G2990; true (as not concealing):—true, truly, truth.
ἀληθής, -ές (α privative and λήθω, λαθεῖν [λανθάνω], τὸ λῆθος — cf. ἀμαθής; literally, not hidden, unconcealed) [from Homer down];
1. true: John 4:18; John 10:41; John 19:35; 1 John 2:8, 27; Acts 12:9 (an actual occurrence, opposed to ὅραμα), Philippians 4:8; μαρτυρία, John 5:31; John 8:13f, 17; John 21:24; 3 John 1:12; Titus 1:13; κρίσις, just, John 8:16 (L T Tr WH ἀληθινή); παροιμία, 2 Peter 2:22; χάρις, grace which can be trusted, 1 Peter 5:12.
2. loving the truth, speaking the truth, truthful: Matthew 22:16; Mark 12:14; John 7:18; 2 Corinthians 6:8 (opposed to πλάνος); of God, John 3:33; John 8:26; Romans 3:4 (opposed to ψεύστης).
3. equivalent to ἀληθινός, 1: John 6:55 (L T Tr WH; for Rec. ἀληθῶς), as in Wis. 12:27, where ἀληθὴς θεός is contrasted with οὃς ἐδόκουν θεούς. Cf. Rückert, Abendmahl, p. 266f.
[On the distinction between this word and the next, see Trench, § viii.; Schmidt, chapter 178, 6. A. Schlatter, Der Glaube im Neuen Testament (Leiden, 1885), p. 169.]
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

3:33; 4:18; 5:31; 6:55; 7:18; 8:13; 8:16; 8:17; 8:26; 10:41; 19:35; 21:24
2 Corinthians
1 Peter
2 Peter
1 John
2:8; 2:27
3 John

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G227 matches the Greek ἀληθής (alēthēs),
which occurs 26 times in 25 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:16 - And they *sent their disciples to Him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful G227 and teach the way of God in truth, and [fn]do not care what anyone thinks; for You [fn]are not partial to anyone.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:14 - They came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful G227 and [fn]do not care what anyone thinks; for You [fn]are not partial to anyone, but You teach the way of God in truth. Is it [fn]permissible to pay a [fn]poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:33 - “The one who has accepted His testimony has certified that God is true G227.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:18 - for you have had five husbands, and the one whom you now have is not your husband; this which you have said is true G227.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:31 -

“If I alone testify about Myself, My testimony is not [fn]true G227.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:32 - “There is another who testifies about Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true G227.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:55 - “For My flesh is true G227 food, and My blood is true G227 drink.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:18 - “The one who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true G227, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:13 - So the Pharisees said to Him, “You are testifying about Yourself; Your testimony is not [fn]true G227.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:14 - Jesus answered and said to them, “Even if I am testifying about Myself, My testimony is [fn]true G227, because I know where I came from and where I am going; but you do not know where I come from or where I am going.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:17 - “Even in your Law it has been written that the testimony of two people is [fn]true G227.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:26 - “I have many things to say and to judge regarding you, but He who sent Me is true G227; and the things which I heard from Him, these I say to the world.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 10:41 - Many came to Him and were saying, “While John performed no sign, yet everything John said about this Man was true G227.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:35 - And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth G227, so that you also may believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 21:24 -

This is the disciple who is testifying about these things and wrote these things, and we know that his testimony is true G227.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 12:9 - And he went out and continued to follow, and yet he did not know that what was being done by the angel was real G227, but thought he was seeing a vision.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 3:4 - [fn]Far from it! Rather, God must prove to be true G227, though every person be found a liar, as it is written:



Unchecked Copy Box2Co 6:8 - by glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; regarded as deceivers and yet true G227;
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 4:8 -

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true G227, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is [fn]lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:13 - This testimony is true G227. For this reason reprimand them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:12 -

Through Silvanus, our faithful brother [fn](for so I regard him), I have written to you briefly, [fn]exhorting and testifying that this is the true G227 grace of God. Stand firm in it!

Unchecked Copy Box2Pe 2:22 - [fn]It has happened to them according to the true G227 proverb, “A DOG RETURNS TO ITS OWN VOMIT,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:8 - [fn]On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true G227 in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:27 - And as for you, the anointing which you received from Him remains in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true G227 and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, [fn]you remain in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:12 - Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we testify too, and you know that our testimony is true G227.
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