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Lexicon :: Strong's G228 - alēthinos

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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.
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
38:3; 59:4
1:9; 4:23; 4:37; 6:32; 7:28; 8:16; 15:1; 17:3; 19:35
1 Thessalonians
8:2; 9:14; 9:24; 10:22
1 John
2:8; 5:20
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 - “Therefore if you have not [fn]been faithful in the use of unrighteous [fn]wealth, who will entrust the true G228 wealth to you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 1:9 -

[fn]This was the true G228 Light [fn]that, coming into the world, enlightens every person.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:23 - “But [fn]a time is coming, and [fn]even now has arrived, when the true G228 worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be [fn]His worshipers.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:37 - “For in this case the saying is true G228: ‘One sows and another reaps.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:32 - Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true G228 bread out of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:28 - Then Jesus cried out in the temple, teaching and saying, “You both know Me and you know where I am from; and I have not come of Myself, but He who sent Me is true G228, whom you do not know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 8:16 - “But even if I do judge, My judgment is true G228; for I am not alone in it, but I and the Father who sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:1 -

“I am the true G228 vine, and My Father is the vinedresser.

Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:3 - “And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true G228 God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:35 - And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true G228; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you also may believe.
Unchecked Copy Box1Th 1:9 - For they themselves report about us [fn]as to the kind of reception we had with you, and how you turned to God from [fn]idols to serve [fn]a living and true G228 God,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 8:2 - a minister [fn]in the sanctuary and [fn]in the true G228 [fn]tabernacle, which the Lord set up, not man.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:24 - For Christ did not enter a holy place made by hands, a mere copy of the true G228 one G228, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:22 - let’s approach God with a [fn]sincere G228 heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:8 - [fn]On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true G228 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 G228; and we are in Him who is true G228, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true G228 God and eternal life.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:7 -

“And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write:

He who is holy, who is true G228, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, and who shuts and no one opens, says this:

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 3:14 -

“To the angel of the church in Laodicea write:

The Amen, the faithful and true G228 Witness, the [fn]Origin of the creation of God, says this:

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 6:10 - and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “How long, O [fn]Lord, holy and true G228, [fn]will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who live on the earth?”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 15:3 - And they *sang the song of Moses, the bond-servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying,

“Great and marvelous are Your works,

Lord God, the Almighty;

Righteous and true G228 are Your ways,

King of the [fn]nations!

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 16:7 - And I heard the altar saying, “Yes, Lord God, the Almighty, true G228 and righteous are Your judgments.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:2 - BECAUSE HIS JUDGMENTS ARE TRUE G228 AND RIGHTEOUS; for He has judged the great prostitute who was corrupting the earth with her sexual immorality, and HE HAS AVENGED THE BLOOD OF HIS BOND-SERVANTS [fn]ON HER.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:9 -

Then he *said to me, “Write: ‘Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb.’” And he *said to me, “These are the true G228 words of God.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 19:11 -

And I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse, and He who sat on it is called Faithful and True G228, and in righteousness He judges and wages war.

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 21:5 -

And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He *said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true G228.”

Unchecked Copy BoxRev 22:6 -

And he said to me, “These words are faithful and true G228”; and the Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, sent His angel to show His bond-servants the things which must soon take place.

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