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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 25 times in 25 verses in the TR 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]defer to no one; for You are not partial to any.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 12:14 - They *came and *said to Him, “Teacher, we know that You are truthful G227 and [fn]defer to no one; for You are not partial to any, but teach the way of God in truth. Is it [fn]lawful to pay a poll-tax to Caesar, or not?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:33 - “He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, 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 you have said truly.” 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 of Me, and I know that the testimony which He gives about Me is true. G227
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:18 - “He 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 testify about Myself, My testimony is [fn]true, G227 for 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 8:16 - “But even if I do judge, My judgment is true; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:17 - “Even in your law it has been written that the testimony of two men is [fn]true. G227
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:26 - “I have many things to speak and to judge concerning you, but He who sent Me is true; G227 and the things which I heard from Him, these I speak 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 to 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 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 - May it never be! Rather, let God be found true, G227 though every man 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, brethren, whatever is true, G227 whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is [fn]lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, [fn]dwell on these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:13 - This testimony is true. G227 For this reason reprove 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, 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 - As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides 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 abide in Him.
Unchecked Copy Box3Jo 1:12 - Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true. G227
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