Word Summary
alēthēs: TRUE
Original Word: ἀληθής
Transliteration: alēthēs
Phonetic Spelling: (al-ay-thace')
Part of Speech: Adjective
Short Definition: TRUE
Meaning: TRUE
Strong's Concordance

From a (as a negative particle) and lanthano; true (as not concealing) -- true, truly, truth.

see GREEK a

see GREEK lanthano

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 227: ἀληθής

ἀληθής, (ές (alpha privative and λήθω, λαθεῖν (λανθάνω), τό 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. 41:27, where ἀληθής Θεός is contrasted with οὕς ἐδόκουν Θεούς. Cf. Riickert, Abendmahl, p. 266f. (On the distinction between this word and the next, see Trench, § viii.; Schmidt, chapter 178, 6.)