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Lexicon :: Strong's G228 - alēthinos

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ἀληθινός
Transliteration
alēthinos (Key)
Pronunciation
al-ay-thee-nos'
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 1:249,37

Trench's Synonyms: viii. ἀληθής, ἀληθινός.

Strong’s Definitions

ἀληθινός alēthinós, al-ay-thee-nos'; from G227; truthful:—true.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x

The KJV translates Strong's G228 in the following manner: true (27x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 27x
The KJV translates Strong's G228 in the following manner: true (27x).
  1. that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name, in every respect corresponding to the idea signified by the name, real, true genuine

    1. opposite to what is fictitious, counterfeit, imaginary, simulated or pretended

    2. it contrasts realities with their semblances

    3. opposite to what is imperfect defective, frail, uncertain

  2. true, veracious, sincere

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἀληθινός alēthinós, al-ay-thee-nos'; from G227; truthful:—true.
STRONGS G228:
ἀληθινός, -ή, -όν, (frequent in secular writings from Plato down; [twenty-three times in John's writings; only five (according to Lachmann six) times in the rest of the N. T.]);
1. "that which has not only the name and semblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name" (Tittmann, p. 155; ["particularly applied to express that which is all that it pretends to be, for instance, pure gold as opposed to adulterated metal" Donaldson, New Crat. § 258; see, at length, Trench, § viii.]), in every respect corresponding to the idea signified by the name, real and true, genuine;
a. opposed to what is fictitious, counterfeit, imaginary, simulated, pretended: θεός (אֱמֶת אֱלֹהַי, 2 Chronicles 15:3), 1 Thessalonians 1:9; Hebrews 9:14 Lachmann; John 17:3; 1 John 5:20. (ἀληθινοὶ φίλοι, Demosthenes, Philippians 3, p. 113, 27.)
b. it contrasts realities with their semblances: σκηνή, Hebrews 8:2; the sanctuary, Hebrews 9:24. ( ἵππος contrasted with ἐν τῇ εἰκόνι, Aelian v. h. 2, 3.)
c. opposed to what is imperfect, defective, frail, uncertain: John 4:23, 37; John 7:28; used without adjunct of Jesus as the true Messiah, Revelation 3:7; φῶς, John 1:9; 1 John 2:8; κρίσις, John 8:16 (L T Tr WH; Isaiah 59:4); κρίσεις, Revelation 16:7; Revelation 19:2; ἄρτος, as nourishing the soul unto life everlasting, John 6:32; ἄμπελος, John 15:1; μαρτυρία John 19:35; μάρτυς, Revelation 3:14; δεσπότης, Revelation 6:10; ὁδοί, Revelation 15:3; coupled with πιστός, Revelation 3:14; Revelation 19:11; substantively, τὸ ἀληθινόν the genuine, real good, opposed to external riches, Luke 16:11 ([οἷς μέν γὰρ ἀληθινὸς πλοῦτος ἐν οὐρανῷ, Philo de praem, et poen. § 17, p. 425, Mang. edition; cf. Wetstein on Luke, the passage cited]; ἀθληταί, Polybius 1, 6, 6).
2. equivalent to ἀληθής, true, veracious, sincere, (often so in the Sept.): καρδία, Hebrews 10:22 (μετ’ ἀληθείας ’ν καρδίᾳ ἀληθινῇ, Isaiah 38:3); λόγοι, Rev. (Rev 19:9); Rev 21:5; 22:6 (Plutarch, apoph, p. 184 e.). [Cf. Cremer, 4te Aufl. under the word ἀλήθεια.]
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Chronicles
15:3
Isaiah
38:3; 59:4
Luke
16:11
John
1:9; 4:23; 4:37; 6:32; 7:28; 8:16; 15:1; 17:3; 19:35
Philippians
3
1 Thessalonians
1:9
Hebrews
8:2; 9:14; 9:24; 10:22
1 John
2:8; 5:20
Revelation
3:7; 3:14; 3:14; 6:10; 15:3; 16:7; 19:2; 19:9; 19:11; 21:5; 22:6

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G228 matches the Greek ἀληθινός (alēthinos),
which occurs 28 times in 26 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 16:11 - If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:9 - The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:37 - For here the saying holds true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:32 - Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:28 - So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, “You know me, and you know where I come from. But I have not come of my own accord. He who sent me is true, and him you do not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:16 - Yet even if I do judge, my judgment is true, for it is not I alone who judge, but I and the Father[fn] who sent me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:1 - “I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:3 - And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:35 - He who saw it has borne witness—his testimony is true, and he knows that he is telling the truth—that you also may believe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:2 - a minister in the holy places, in the true tent[fn] that the Lord set up, not man.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:24 - For Christ has entered, not into holy places made with hands, which are copies of the true things, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God on our behalf.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:22 - let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:8 - At the same time, it is a new commandment that I am writing to you, which is true in him and in you, because[fn] the darkness is passing away and the true light is already shining.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 5:20 - And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true; and we are in him who is true, in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:7 - “And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:14 - “And to the angel of the church in Laodicea write: ‘The words of the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of God’s creation.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:10 - They cried out with a loud voice, “O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, how long before you will judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:3 - And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,
“Great and amazing are your deeds,
O Lord God the Almighty!
Just and true are your ways,
O King of the nations![fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:7 - And I heard the altar saying,
“Yes, Lord God the Almighty,
true and just are your judgments!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:2 - for his judgments are true and just;
for he has judged the great prostitute
who corrupted the earth with her immorality,
and has avenged on her the blood of his servants.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:9 - And the angel said[fn] to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:11 - Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:5 - And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:6 - And he said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. And the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must soon take place.”
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