alétheuó: to speak the truthOriginal Word: ἀληθεύω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (al-ayth-yoo'-o)
Short Definition: I say, speak truth, I do truth
Definition: I say (speak) truth, do truth, maintain truth (the truth).
Cognate: 226 alētheúō (literally, "truthing") – speaking reality (truth) into a person's life, making a record of what God deems is truth (reality, fact). See 225 (alētheia).
226 /alētheúō (literally, "to truth") includes Spirit-led confrontation where it is vital to tell the truth so others can live in God's reality rather than personal illusion.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to speak the truth
speaking the truth (1), telling...the truth (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 226: ἀληθεύω
ἀληθεύω; in secular writings ((Aeschylus), Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle, others) to speak the truth;
a. to teach the truth: τίνι Galatians 4:16.
b. to profess the truth (true doctrine): Ephesians 4:15. (R. V. marginal reading in both passages, to deal truly.) From alethes; to be true (in doctrine and profession) -- speak (tell) the truth. see GREEK alethes
From alethes; to be true (in doctrine and profession) -- speak (tell) the truth.
see GREEK alethes
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 226
ἀληθεύων — 1 Occ.
ἀληθεύοντες — 1 Occ.
Galatians 4:16 V-PPA-NMS
GRK: ὑμῶν γέγονα ἀληθεύων ὑμῖν
NAS: your enemy by telling you the truth?
KJV: because I tell you the truth?
INT: of you have I become speaking truth to you