228. aléthinos
Strong's Concordance
aléthinos: true.
Original Word: ἀληθινός, η, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: aléthinos
Phonetic Spelling: (al-ay-thee-nos')
Short Definition: true, real, genuine
Definition: true (lit: made of truth), real, genuine.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 228 alēthinós (an adjective, derived from the other adjective of the same root/alēth-, 227 /alēthḗs, "true to fact") – properly, true (real), emphasizing the organic connection (authentic unity) between what is true (228 /alēthinós) and its source or origin (note the -inos suffix). See 225 (alētheia).

228 /alēthinós ("substantially true") refers to what is essentially true – connecting (visible) fact to its underlying reality. 228 (alēthinós) then emphasizes the integrity of what is true, down to its inner make-up (reality, "true inside and out").

G. E. Ladd, "The Johannine use of 228 (alēthinós) sometimes carries something of the Greek meaning of 'real,' but it is the real because it is the full revelation of God's faithfulness" (The Pattern of New Testament Truth, 81).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from aléthés
NASB Translation
sincere (1), true (26), true one (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 228: ἀληθινός

ἀληθινός, , (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. (ἀληθινοί 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, τό ἀληθινόν the genuine, real good, opposed to external riches, Luke 16:11 ((οἷς μέν γάρ ἀληθινός πλοῦτος οὐρανῷ, Philo de praem, et poen. § 17, p. 425, Mang. edition; cf. Wetstein (1752) on Luke, the passage cited); ά᾿θληται, Polybius 1, 6, 6).

2. equivalent to ἀληθής, true, veracious, sincere, (often so in the Sept.): καρδία, Hebrews 10:22 (μετ' ἀληθείας ἐν καρδία ἀληθινή, Isaiah 38:3); λόγοι, Rev. (); (Plutarch, apoph, p. 184 e.). (Cf. Cremer, 4te Aufi. under the word ἀλήθεια.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From alethes; truthful -- true.

see GREEK alethes

Forms and Transliterations
αληθινά αληθιναι αληθιναί ἀληθιναὶ αληθινη αληθινή ἀληθινή ἀληθινὴ αληθινήν αληθινης αληθινής ἀληθινῆς αληθινοι αληθινοί ἀληθινοί ἀληθινοὶ αληθινον αληθινόν ἀληθινόν ἀληθινὸν αληθινος αληθινός ἀληθινός ἀληθινὸς αληθινού αληθινούς αληθινω αληθινώ ἀληθινῷ αληθινων αληθινών ἀληθινῶν alethinai alethinaì alēthinai alēthinaì alethine alethinḗ alethinḕ alēthinē alēthinḗ alēthinḕ alethines alethinês alēthinēs alēthinē̂s alethino alēthinō alethinoi alethinoí alethinoì alethinôi alēthinoi alēthinoí alēthinoì alēthinō̂i alethinon alethinón alethinòn alethinôn alēthinon alēthinón alēthinòn alēthinōn alēthinō̂n alethinos alethinós alethinòs alēthinos alēthinós alēthinòs
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Strong's Greek 228
28 Occurrences

ἀληθιναὶ — 3 Occ.
ἀληθινή — 3 Occ.
ἀληθινῆς — 2 Occ.
ἀληθινῷ — 2 Occ.
ἀληθινῶν — 1 Occ.
ἀληθινοὶ — 4 Occ.
ἀληθινὸν — 6 Occ.
ἀληθινὸς — 7 Occ.

Luke 16:11 Adj-ANS
GRK: ἐγένεσθε τὸ ἀληθινὸν τίς ὑμῖν
NAS: will entrust the TRUE [riches] to you?
KJV: to your trust the true [riches]?
INT: have been the true [riches] who to you

John 1:9 Adj-NNS
GRK: φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν ὃ φωτίζει
NAS: There was the TRUE Light which,
KJV: [That] was the true Light, which
INT: light true that which enlightens

John 4:23 Adj-NMP
GRK: ὅτε οἱ ἀληθινοὶ προσκυνηταὶ προσκυνήσουσιν
NAS: is, when the TRUE worshipers
KJV: when the true worshippers
INT: when the true worshippers will worship

John 4:37 Adj-NMS
GRK: λόγος ἐστὶν ἀληθινὸς ὅτι ἄλλος
NAS: [case] the saying is TRUE, One
KJV: is that saying true, One
INT: saying is true That one

John 6:32 Adj-AMS
GRK: οὐρανοῦ τὸν ἀληθινόν
NAS: who gives you the TRUE bread
KJV: giveth you the true bread from
INT: heaven true

John 7:28 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἀλλ' ἔστιν ἀληθινὸς ὁ πέμψας
NAS: but He who sent Me is TRUE, whom
KJV: me is true, whom ye
INT: but is true the [one] having sent

John 8:16 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἡ ἐμὴ ἀληθινή ἐστιν ὅτι
NAS: My judgment is TRUE; for I am
INT: my true is because

John 15:1 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἄμπελος ἡ ἀληθινή καὶ ὁ
NAS: I am the TRUE vine, and My Father
KJV: I am the true vine, and
INT: vine true and the

John 17:3 Adj-AMS
GRK: τὸν μόνον ἀληθινὸν θεὸν καὶ
NAS: You, the only true God,
KJV: thee the only true God, and
INT: the only true God and

John 19:35 Adj-NFS
GRK: μεμαρτύρηκεν καὶ ἀληθινὴ αὐτοῦ ἐστὶν
NAS: has testified, and his testimony is TRUE; and he knows
KJV: record is true: and he knoweth
INT: has borne witness and true of him is

1 Thessalonians 1:9 Adj-DMS
GRK: ζῶντι καὶ ἀληθινῷ
NAS: to serve a living and TRUE God,
KJV: the living and true God;
INT: living and true

Hebrews 8:2 Adj-GFS
GRK: σκηνῆς τῆς ἀληθινῆς ἣν ἔπηξεν
NAS: in the sanctuary and in the true tabernacle,
KJV: and of the true tabernacle,
INT: tabernacle true which pitched

Hebrews 9:24 Adj-GNP
GRK: ἀντίτυπα τῶν ἀληθινῶν ἀλλ' εἰς
NAS: a [mere] copy of the TRUE one, but into heaven
KJV: [which are] the figures of the true; but
INT: figures of the true [ones] but into

Hebrews 10:22 Adj-GFS
GRK: προσερχώμεθα μετὰ ἀληθινῆς καρδίας ἐν
NAS: let us draw near with a sincere heart
KJV: Let us draw near with a true heart in
INT: we should approach with a true heart in

1 John 2:8 Adj-NNS
GRK: φῶς τὸ ἀληθινὸν ἤδη φαίνει
NAS: is passing away and the TRUE Light
KJV: is past, and the true light now
INT: light true already shines

1 John 5:20 Adj-AMS
GRK: γινώσκωμεν τὸν ἀληθινόν καί ἐσμεν
NAS: that we may know Him who is TRUE;
KJV: we may know him that is true, and
INT: we might know him that [is] true and we are

1 John 5:20 Adj-DMS
GRK: ἐν τῷ ἀληθινῷ ἐν τῷ
NAS: Him who is TRUE; and we are in Him who is TRUE,
KJV: in him that is true, [even] in
INT: in him that [is] true in the

1 John 5:20 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἐστιν ὁ ἀληθινὸς θεὸς καὶ
NAS: is TRUE; and we are in Him who is TRUE, in His Son
KJV: This is the true God, and
INT: is the true God and

Revelation 3:7 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἅγιος ὁ ἀληθινός ὁ ἔχων
NAS: He who is holy, who is TRUE, who has
KJV: he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath
INT: Holy the true [one] he who has

Revelation 3:14 Adj-NMS
GRK: καὶ ὁ ἀληθινός ἡ ἀρχὴ
NAS: the faithful and TRUE Witness,
KJV: and true witness,
INT: and true the beginning

Revelation 6:10 Adj-NMS
GRK: ἅγιος καὶ ἀληθινός οὐ κρίνεις
NAS: holy and TRUE, will You refrain
KJV: holy and true, dost thou not
INT: holy and true not do you judge

Revelation 15:3 Adj-NFP
GRK: δίκαιαι καὶ ἀληθιναὶ αἱ ὁδοί
NAS: Righteous and TRUE are Your ways,
KJV: just and true [are] thy ways,
INT: righteous and true [are] the ways

Revelation 16:7 Adj-NFP
GRK: ὁ παντοκράτωρ ἀληθιναὶ καὶ δίκαιαι
NAS: the Almighty, true and righteous
KJV: God Almighty, true and righteous
INT: Almighty true and righteous [are]

Revelation 19:2 Adj-NFP
GRK: ὅτι ἀληθιναὶ καὶ δίκαιαι
KJV: For true and righteous
INT: for true and righteous [are]

Revelation 19:9 Adj-NMP
GRK: οἱ λόγοι ἀληθινοὶ τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: to me, These are TRUE words
KJV: These are the true sayings of God.
INT: the words true of God

28 Occurrences

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