asphalés: certain, secureOriginal Word: ἀσφαλής, ές
Part of Speech: Adjective
Phonetic Spelling: (as-fal-ace')
Short Definition: safe, reliable, trustworthy
Definition: (lit: unfailing), safe, reliable, trustworthy, certain, sure.
804 asphalḗs (from 1 /A "not" and sphallō, "totter, cast down") – properly, secure because on solid footing, i.e. built on what does not totter (fall, slip); hence, "unfailing, safe, reliable, trustworthy" (Souter).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
from alpha (as a neg. prefix) and sphalló (to trip up)
certain (1), definite (1), facts (1), safeguard (1), sure (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 804: ἀσφαλής
ἀσφαλής, ἀσφαλές (σφάλλω to make to totter or fall, to cheat (cf. Latinfallo, German fallen, etc., English fall, fail), σφάλλομαι to fall, to reel) (from Homer down);
a. firm (that can be relied on, confided in): ἄγκυρα, Hebrews 6:19 (where I, and Tr have received as the form of accusative singular ἀσφαλην (Tdf.7ἀσφαλην; cf. Tdf. at the passage; Delitzsch, commentary at the passage) see ἄρσην). Tropically, certain, true: Acts 25:26; τό ἀσφαλές, Acts 21:34; Acts 22:30.
b. suited to confirm: τίνι, Philippians 3:1 (so Josephus, Antiquities 3, 2, 1). From a (as a negative particle) and sphallo (to "fail"); secure (literally or figuratively) -- certain(-ty), safe, sure. see GREEK a
From a (as a negative particle) and sphallo (to "fail"); secure (literally or figuratively) -- certain(-ty), safe, sure.
see GREEK a
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 804
ἀσφαλῆ — 1 Occ.
ἀσφαλὲς — 4 Occ.
Acts 21:34 Adj-ANS
GRK: γνῶναι τὸ ἀσφαλὲς διὰ τὸν
NAS: not find out the facts because
KJV: not know the certainty for the tumult,
INT: to know the certainty on account of the