227. aléthés
Strong's Concordance
aléthés: true.
Original Word: ἀληθής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: aléthés
Phonetic Spelling: (al-ay-thace')
Definition: TRUE
Usage: unconcealed, true, true in fact, worthy of credit, truthful.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 227 alēthḗs (an adjective, derived from 1 /A "not" and 2990 /lanthánō, "unnoticed, concealed") – true, as it accords with fact (reality), i.e. attested because tested – literally, "what can't be hidden." See 225 (alētheia).

[227 /alēthḗs ("what can't be hidden") stresses undeniable reality when something is fully tested, i.e. it will ultimately be shown to be fact (authentic).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and léthó = lanthanó (to escape notice)
NASB Translation
real (1), true (21), truly (1), truth (1), truthful (2).

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.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

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

see GREEK a

see GREEK lanthano

Forms and Transliterations
αληθεις αληθείς ἀληθεῖς αληθες αληθές ἀληθές ἀληθὲς αληθη αληθή ἀληθῆ αληθης αληθής ἀληθής ἀληθὴς αληθους αληθούς ἀληθοῦς alethe alethê alēthē alēthē̂ aletheis aletheîs alētheis alētheîs alethes alethés alethès alethḗs alethḕs alēthes alēthés alēthès alēthēs alēthḗs alēthḕs alethous alethoûs alēthous alēthoûs
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 22:16 Adj-NMS
GRK: οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀληθὴς εἶ καὶ
NAS: we know that You are truthful and teach
KJV: that thou art true, and teachest
INT: we know that true you are and

Mark 12:14 Adj-NMS
GRK: οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀληθὴς εἶ καὶ
NAS: we know that You are truthful and defer
KJV: that thou art true, and carest
INT: we know that true you are and

John 3:33 Adj-NMS
GRK: ὁ θεὸς ἀληθής ἐστιν
NAS: to [this], that God is TRUE.
KJV: God is true.
INT: God true is

John 4:18 Adj-ANS
GRK: ἀνήρ τοῦτο ἀληθὲς εἴρηκας
NAS: this you have said truly.
KJV: in that saidst thou truly.
INT: husband this truly you have spoken

John 5:31 Adj-NFS
GRK: οὐκ ἔστιν ἀληθής
NAS: Myself, My testimony is not true.
KJV: is not true.
INT: not is true

John 5:32 Adj-NFS
GRK: οἶδα ὅτι ἀληθής ἐστιν ἡ
NAS: He gives about Me is TRUE.
KJV: me is true.
INT: I know that true is the

John 6:55 Adj-NFS
GRK: σάρξ μου ἀληθής ἐστιν βρῶσις
NAS: For My flesh is TRUE food,
INT: flesh of me truly is food

John 6:55 Adj-NFS
GRK: αἷμά μου ἀληθής ἐστιν πόσις
NAS: food, and My blood is TRUE drink.
INT: blood of me truly is drink

John 7:18 Adj-NMS
GRK: αὐτὸν οὗτος ἀληθής ἐστιν καὶ
NAS: of the One who sent Him, He is TRUE, and there is no
KJV: the same is true, and no
INT: him he true is and

John 8:13 Adj-NFS
GRK: οὐκ ἔστιν ἀληθής
NAS: Yourself; Your testimony is not true.
KJV: is not true.
INT: not is true

John 8:14 Adj-NFS
GRK: περὶ ἐμαυτοῦ ἀληθής ἐστιν ἡ
NAS: My testimony is true, for I know
KJV: record is true: for I know
INT: concerning myself true is the

John 8:17 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἡ μαρτυρία ἀληθής ἐστιν
NAS: of two men is true.
KJV: men is true.
INT: the witness true is

John 8:26 Adj-NMS
GRK: πέμψας με ἀληθής ἐστιν κἀγὼ
NAS: you, but He who sent Me is TRUE; and the things which
KJV: me is true; and I speak
INT: having sent me true is and I

John 10:41 Adj-NNP
GRK: περὶ τούτου ἀληθῆ ἦν
NAS: about this man was TRUE.
KJV: this man were true.
INT: concerning this [man] true was

John 19:35 Adj-ANP
GRK: οἶδεν ὅτι ἀληθῆ λέγει ἵνα
NAS: that he is telling the truth, so
KJV: that he saith true, that ye
INT: knows that truth he says that

John 21:24 Adj-NFS
GRK: οἴδαμεν ὅτι ἀληθὴς αὐτοῦ ἡ
NAS: that his testimony is TRUE.
KJV: testimony is true.
INT: we know that true of him the

Acts 12:9 Adj-NNS
GRK: ᾔδει ὅτι ἀληθές ἐστιν τὸ
NAS: by the angel was real, but thought
KJV: that it was true which was done
INT: did know that real it is which

Romans 3:4 Adj-NMS
GRK: ὁ θεὸς ἀληθής πᾶς δὲ
NAS: let God be found TRUE, though every
KJV: God be true, but every
INT: God true every moreover

2 Corinthians 6:8 Adj-NMP
GRK: πλάνοι καὶ ἀληθεῖς
NAS: [regarded] as deceivers and yet true;
KJV: deceivers, and [yet] true;
INT: deceivers and yet true

Philippians 4:8 Adj-NNP
GRK: ὅσα ἐστὶν ἀληθῆ ὅσα σεμνά
NAS: whatever is TRUE, whatever
KJV: are true, whatsoever things
INT: whatever is true whatever honorable

Titus 1:13 Adj-NFS
GRK: αὕτη ἐστὶν ἀληθής δι' ἣν
NAS: testimony is TRUE. For this
KJV: witness is true. Wherefore rebuke
INT: this is true for which

1 Peter 5:12 Adj-AFS
GRK: ταύτην εἶναι ἀληθῆ χάριν τοῦ
NAS: that this is the TRUE grace
KJV: that this is the true grace of God
INT: this to be [the] true grace

2 Peter 2:22 Adj-GFS
GRK: τὸ τῆς ἀληθοῦς παροιμίας Κύων
NAS: It has happened to them according to the TRUE proverb,
KJV: according to the true proverb,
INT: the [word] of the true proverb [The] dog

1 John 2:8 Adj-ANS
GRK: ὅ ἐστιν ἀληθὲς ἐν αὐτῷ
NAS: to you, which is TRUE in Him and in you, because
KJV: which thing is true in him
INT: which is true in him

1 John 2:27 Adj-NNS
GRK: πάντων καὶ ἀληθές ἐστιν καὶ
NAS: all things, and is true and is not a lie,
KJV: and is truth, and is
INT: all things and true is and

Strong's Greek 227
26 Occurrences

ἀληθῆ — 4 Occ.
ἀληθὴς — 16 Occ.
ἀληθεῖς — 1 Occ.
ἀληθὲς — 4 Occ.
ἀληθοῦς — 1 Occ.

Top of Page
Top of Page