asphaleia: certainty, securityOriginal Word: ἀσφάλεια, ας, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Phonetic Spelling: (as-fal'-i-ah)
Short Definition: safety, security, reliability
Definition: safety, security, reliability, firmness.
Cognate: 803 aspháleia (from 1 /A "not" and sphallō, "totter") – firmness that equates to security.
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
exact truth (1), safety (1), securely (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 803: ἀσφάλεια
ἀσφάλεια, ἀσφαλείας, ἡ (ἀσφαλής) (from Aeschylus down);
a. firmness, stability: ἐν πάσῃ ἀσφάλεια most securely, Acts 5:23. tropically, certainty, undoubted truth: λόγων (see λόγος, I. 7), Luke 1:4 (τοῦ λόγου, the certainty of a proof, Xenophon, mem. 4, 6, 15).
b. security from enemies and dangers, safety: 1 Thessalonians 5:3 (opposed to κίνδυνος, Xenophon, mem. 3, 12, 7). From asphales; security (literally or figuratively) -- certainty, safety. see GREEK asphales
From asphales; security (literally or figuratively) -- certainty, safety.
see GREEK asphales
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 803
ἀσφαλείᾳ — 2 Occ.
ἀσφάλειαν — 1 Occ.
Luke 1:4 N-AFS
GRK: λόγων τὴν ἀσφάλειαν
NAS: that you may know the exact truth about
KJV: thou mightest know the certainty of
INT: of [the] things the certainty