alétheia: truthOriginal Word: ἀλήθεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (al-ay'-thi-a)
Short Definition: truth
Definition: truth, but not merely truth as spoken; truth of idea, reality, sincerity, truth in the moral sphere, divine truth revealed to man, straightforwardness.
225 alḗtheia (from 227 /alēthḗs, "true to fact") – properly, truth (true to fact), reality.
[In ancient Greek culture, 225 (alḗtheia) was synonymous for "reality" as the opposite of illusion, i.e. fact.]Word Origin
certainly* (2), most (1), rightly* (1), truly* (2), truth (104).
STRONGS NT 225: ἀλήθεια
ἀλήθεια, (ας, ἡ (ἀληθής) (from Homer down), verity, truth.
1. universally, what is true in any matter under consideration (opposed to what is feigned, fictitious, false): James 3:14; ἀλήθειαν λέγειν, έ᾿ρειν, John 8:45; John 16:7; Romans 9:1; 1 Corinthians 12:6; 1 Timothy 2:7; εἶπεν αὐτῷ πᾶσαν τήν ἀλήθειαν, everything as it really was, Mark 5:33 (so in classics); μαρτυρεῖν τῇ ἀλήθεια to testify according to the true state of the case, John 5:33; in a broader sense, λαλεῖν ἀλήθειαν, to speak always according to truth, Ephesians 4:25; (ἀληθείας ῤήματα ἀποφθέγγομαι, as opposed to the vagaries of madness, Acts 26:25); ἀλήθεια ἐγένετο, was shown to be true by the event, 2 Corinthians 7:14. ἐν ἀλήθεια, in truth, truly, as the case is, according to fact: Matthew 22:16; John 4:23f (as accords with the divine nature); 2 Corinthians 7:14; Colossians 1:6; ἐπ' ἀληθείας a. truly, in truth, according to truth: Mark 12:32; Luke 4:25 (Job 9:2 the Sept.; Philo, vit. Moys. i., § 1).
b. of a truth, in reality, in fact, certainly: Mark 12:14; Luke 20:21; (); Acts 4:27; Acts 10:34 (Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 23, 5 [ET] and 47, 3 [ET]); (cf. Winers Grammar, § 51, 2 f.; Buttmann, 336 (289)); κατ' ἀλήθειαν in accordance with fact, i. e. (according to the context) justly, without partiality: Romans 2:2; εἴτε προφάσει, εἴτε ἀλήθεια, Philippians 1:18; ἐν ἔργῳ καί ἀλήθεια, 1 John 3:18 (Rec. omits ἐν; so Ephesians 4:21 WH marginal reading).
2. In reference to religion, the word denotes what is true in things appertaining to God and the duties of man, (`moral and religions truth'); and that a. with the greatest latitude, in the sceptical question τί ἐστιν ἀλήθεια, John 18:38;
b. the true notions of God which are open to human reason without his supernatural intervention: Romans 1:18; also ἡ ἀλήθεια Θεοῦ the truth of which God is the author, Romans 1:25, cf. 19 (ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Ev. Nicod., c. 5, 2; accordingly, it is not, as many interpret the phrase, the true nature of God (yet see Meyer at the passage)); truth, the embodiment of which the Jews sought in the Mosaic law, Romans 2:20.
c. "the truth, as taught in the Christian religion, respecting God and the execution of his purposes through Christ, and respecting the duties of man," opposed alike to the superstitions of the Gentiles and the inventions of the Jews, and to the corrupt opinions and precepts of false teachers even among Christians: ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ εὐαγγελίου the truth which is the gospel or which the gospel presents, Galatians 2:5, 14 (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 34, 3 a.); and absolutely ἡ ἀλήθεια and ἀλήθεια: John 1:14, 17; John 8:32, 40; (); ; 1 John 1:8; 1 John 2:4, 21; 2 John 1:1-3; Galatians 3:1 (Rec.); Galatians 5:7; 2 Corinthians 4:2; 2 Corinthians 13:8; Ephesians 4:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 12; 1 Timothy 2:7 (ἐν πίστει καί ἀλήθεια in faith and truth, of which I became a partaker through faith); ; 2 Timothy 2:18; 2 Timothy 3:8; 2 Timothy 4:4; Titus 1:14; 2 Peter 1:12; (3 John 1:8, 12); ὁ λόγος τῆς ἀληθείας, Colossians 1:5; Ephesians 1:13; 2 Timothy 2:15; λόγος ἀληθείας, 2 Corinthians 6:7; James 1:18; ὁδός τῆς ἀληθείας, 2 Peter 2:2; πίστις ἀληθείας, 2 Thessalonians 2:13 (Winer's Grammar, 186 (175)); ὑπακοὴ τῆς ἀληθείας, 1 Peter 1:22; ἐπίγνωσις τῆς ἀληθείας, Hebrews 10:26; 1 Timothy 2:4; 2 Timothy 2:25; 2 Timothy 3:7; (Titus 1:1); πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας the Spirit (of God) which is truth (1 John 5:6) and imbues men with the knowledge of the truth, John 14:17; (); ; 1 John 4:6; ἐγώ εἰμί ἡ ἀλήθεια, I am he in whom the truth is summed up and impersonated, John 14:6; ἡ ἀλήθεια σου (Rec.) (i. e. Θεοῦ) the truth which is in thee and proceeds from thee, John 17:17; (ἐστιν ἀλήθεια Χριστοῦ ἐν ἐμοί, i. e., controls, actuates, me, 2 Corinthians 11:10); εἶναι ἐκ τῆς ἀληθείας to be eager to know the truth, John 18:37 (see ἐκ, II. 7, and εἰμί, V. 3 d.); to proceed from the truth, 1 John 2:21; to be prompted and controlled by the truth, 1 John 3:19; μαρτυρεῖν τῇ ἀληθ., to give testimony in favor of the truth in order to establish its authority among men, John 18:37; ἀλήθειαν ποιεῖν to exemplify truth in the life, to express the form of truth in one's habits of thought and modes of living, John 3:21; 1 John 1:6 (Tobit 13:6 Tobit 4:6; cf. Nehemiah 9:33; ὁδόν ἀληθείας αἰρετίζεσθαι, Psalm 118:30<10> ()); so also περιπατεῖν ἐν τῇ ἀλήθεια. 2 John 1:4; 3 John 1:3f; ἀπειθεῖν τῇ ἀλήθεια is just the opposite, Romans 2:8; so also πλανηθῆναι ἀπό τῆς ἀληθείας, James 5:19.
II. (subjectively) "truth as a personal excellence; that candor of mind which is free from affectation, pretence, simulation, falsehood, deceit": John 8:44; sincerity of mind and integrity of character, or a mode of life in harmony with divine truth: 1 Corinthians 5:8; 1 Corinthians 13:6 (opposed to ἀδικία); Ephesians 4:21 (see I. 1 b. above); ; (); σου ἀλήθεια the truth as it is discerned in thee, thy habit of thinking and acting in congruity with truth, 3 John 1:3; ἡ ἀλήθεια τοῦ Θεοῦ which belongs to God, i. e., his holiness (but cf. περισσεύω, 1 b. at the end), Romans 3:7; specifically, veracity (of God in keeping his promises), Romans 15:8; ἐν ἀλήθεια sincerely and truthfully, 2 John 1:1; 3 John 1:1. The word is not found in Revelation ((nor in 1 Thessalonians, Philemon, Jude)). Cf. Holemann, Bibelstudien (Lpz. 1859) 1te Abth., p. 8ff; (Wendt in Studien und Kritiken, 1883, p. 511ff.)<1> 10>
From alethes; truth -- true, X truly, truth, verity.
see GREEK alethes αληθεια αληθεία αληθέια αλήθεια αλήθειά αλήθεία ἀληθείᾳ ἀλήθεια ἀλήθειά αλήθειαι αληθειαν αλήθειαν αλήθειάν ἀλήθειαν αληθειας αληθείας ἀληθείας aletheia alētheia alḗtheia alḗtheiá aletheíāi alētheíāi aletheian alētheian alḗtheian aletheias aletheías alētheias alētheías
Strong's Greek 225
ἀληθείᾳ — 44 Occ.
ἀλήθειαν — 22 Occ.
ἀληθείας — 43 Occ.
Matthew 22:16 N-DFS
BIB: θεοῦ ἐν ἀληθείᾳ διδάσκεις καὶ
NAS: of God in truth, and defer
KJV: of God in truth, neither
INT: of God in truth teach and
Mark 5:33 N-AFS
BIB: πᾶσαν τὴν ἀλήθειαν
NAS: Him and told Him the whole truth.
KJV: him all the truth.
INT: all the truth
Mark 12:14 N-GFS
BIB: ἀλλ' ἐπ' ἀληθείας τὴν ὁδὸν
NAS: of God in truth. Is it lawful
KJV: of God in truth: Is it lawful to give
INT: but with truth the way
Mark 12:32 N-GFS
BIB: διδάσκαλε ἐπ' ἀληθείας εἶπες ὅτι
KJV: thou hast said the truth: for there is
INT: teacher according to truth you have said that
Luke 4:25 N-GFS
BIB: ἐπ' ἀληθείας δὲ λέγω
NAS: But I say to you in truth, there were many
KJV: you of a truth, many widows
INT: over in truth moreover I say
Luke 20:21 N-GFS
BIB: ἀλλ' ἐπ' ἀληθείας τὴν ὁδὸν
NAS: the way of God in truth.
KJV: the way of God truly:
INT: but with truth the way
Luke 22:59 N-GFS
BIB: λέγων Ἐπ' ἀληθείας καὶ οὗτος
KJV: saying, Of a truth this [fellow] also
INT: saying In truth also this one
John 1:14 N-GFS
BIB: χάριτος καὶ ἀληθείας
NAS: full of grace and truth.
KJV: of grace and truth.
INT: of grace and truth
John 1:17 N-NFS
BIB: καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια διὰ Ἰησοῦ
NAS: grace and truth were realized
KJV: [but] grace and truth came by
INT: and truth through Jesus
John 3:21 N-AFS
BIB: ποιῶν τὴν ἀλήθειαν ἔρχεται πρὸς
NAS: But he who practices the truth comes
KJV: But he that doeth truth cometh to
INT: practices the truth comes to
John 4:23 N-DFS
BIB: πνεύματι καὶ ἀληθείᾳ καὶ γὰρ
NAS: in spirit and truth; for such people
KJV: spirit and in truth: for the Father
INT: spirit and truth also indeed
John 4:24 N-DFS
BIB: πνεύματι καὶ ἀληθείᾳ δεῖ προσκυνεῖν
NAS: worship in spirit and truth.
KJV: spirit and in truth.
INT: spirit and truth must worship
John 5:33 N-DFS
BIB: μεμαρτύρηκεν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ
NAS: and he has testified to the truth.
KJV: and he bare witness unto the truth.
INT: he has borne witness to the truth
John 8:32 N-AFS
BIB: γνώσεσθε τὴν ἀλήθειαν καὶ ἡ
NAS: and you will know the truth, and the truth
KJV: ye shall know the truth, and
INT: you will know the truth and the
John 8:32 N-NFS
BIB: καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς
NAS: the truth, and the truth will make you free.
KJV: and the truth shall make
INT: and the truth will set free you
John 8:40 N-AFS
BIB: ὃς τὴν ἀλήθειαν ὑμῖν λελάληκα
NAS: has told you the truth, which
KJV: you the truth, which
INT: who the truth to you has spoken
John 8:44 N-DFS
BIB: ἐν τῇ ἀληθείᾳ οὐκ ἔστηκεν
NAS: and does not stand in the truth because
KJV: not in the truth, because there is
INT: in the truth not has stood
John 8:44 N-NFS
BIB: οὐκ ἔστιν ἀλήθεια ἐν αὐτῷ
NAS: there is no truth in him. Whenever
KJV: there is no truth in him.
INT: not there is truth in him
John 8:45 N-AFS
BIB: ὅτι τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγω οὐ
NAS: I speak the truth, you do not believe
KJV: I tell [you] the truth, ye believe me
INT: because the truth speak not
John 8:46 N-AFS
BIB: ἁμαρτίας εἰ ἀλήθειαν λέγω διὰ
NAS: I speak truth, why
KJV: if I say the truth, why do
INT: sin if truth I speak because of
John 14:6 N-NFS
BIB: καὶ ἡ ἀλήθεια καὶ ἡ
NAS: the way, and the truth, and the life;
KJV: the way, the truth, and the life:
INT: and the truth and the
John 14:17 N-GFS
BIB: πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας ὃ ὁ
NAS: [that is] the Spirit of truth, whom
KJV: [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom
INT: Spirit of truth whom the
John 15:26 N-GFS
BIB: πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας ὃ παρὰ
NAS: [that is] the Spirit of truth who
KJV: [even] the Spirit of truth, which
INT: Spirit of truth who from
John 16:7 N-AFS
BIB: ἐγὼ τὴν ἀλήθειαν λέγω ὑμῖν
NAS: But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage
KJV: you the truth; It is expedient
INT: I the truth say to you
John 16:13 N-GFS
BIB: πνεῦμα τῆς ἀληθείας ὁδηγήσει ὑμᾶς
NAS: He, the Spirit of truth, comes,
KJV: the Spirit of truth, is come,
INT: Spirit of truth he will guide you