eilikrinés: judged by sunlight, unalloyed, pureOriginal Word: εἰλικρινής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (i-lik-ree-nace')
Short Definition: pure, uncontaminated, sincere
Definition: (originally: unmixed), pure, uncontaminated, sincere.
1506 eilikrinḗs (from heilē, "shining of the sun" and 2929 /krystallízō, "to judge") – properly, rightly judged because seen in full light; (figuratively) judged in the rays of God's light, i.e. with divine clarity (spiritual vision) which results in real insight (discernment).
1506 /eilikrinḗs ("sincere because transparent") describes something proven because well-examined (totally scrutinized) – therefore, certified as sincere (inwardly pure). 1506 (eilikrinḗs) naturally refers to something completely clear, free from hypocrisy (deceit, wickedness) which stands in the full light of God's approval. This term is used twice in the NT (Phil 1:10; 2 Pet 3:1).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
of uncertain origin, perhaps from heilé (the sun's ray) and krinó
judged by sunlight, unalloyed, pure
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 1506: εἰλικρινής
εἰλικρινής, ἐιλικρινες ((on the breathing see WH's Appendix, p. 144; Liddell and Scott, under the word, at the end); commonly supposed to be from εἴλη or ἕλη, sunlight, and κρίνω, properly, found pure when unfolded and examined by the sun's light; hence, some write εἰλικρινής. (see references above); according to the conjecture of others from ἐιλος, ἐίλειν, properly, sifted and cleansed by rapid movement or rolling to and fro), pure, unsullied, sincere; of the soul, an εἰλικρινής man: Philippians 1:10; διάνοια, 2 Peter 3:1. (Wis. 7:25, where cf. Grimm, Exgt. Hdb.; (see, on the word, also Trench, § lxxxv.); (Hippocrates), Xenophon, Plato (Aristotle, Plutarch), Polybius, Philo (others).)
Strong's Exhaustive Concordancepure, sincere.
From heile (the sun's ray) and krino; judged by sunlight, i.e. Tested as genuine (figuratively) -- pure, sincere.
see GREEK krino
Forms and Transliterationsειλικρινεις ειλικρινείς εἰλικρινεῖς ειλικρινη ειλικρινή εἰλικρινῆ eilikrine eilikrinê eilikrinē eilikrinē̂ eilikrineis eilikrineîs
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Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1506
εἰλικρινῆ — 1 Occ.
εἰλικρινεῖς — 1 Occ.
Philippians 1:10 Adj-NMP
GRK: ἵνα ἦτε εἰλικρινεῖς καὶ ἀπρόσκοποι
NAS: in order to be sincere and blameless
KJV: ye may be sincere and
INT: that you might be pure and blameless