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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
ἀληθής 'alethes' meaning 'true' Strong's 227

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Introduction 2.2

This is a Greek word study about the meaning of the Greek word ἀληθής, 'alethes' translated 'true' (Strong's 227). It includes every verse where the word 'alethes' (Strong's 227) appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word alethes appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold type and yellow. In Greek, with the exception of case endings, the suffixes and prepositions are not added to the basic word as in Hebrew, so these have not been been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.2 Scriptures for ἀληθής 'alethes' meaning 'true' Strong's 227

Matthew 22:16 And they sent their disciples out to him with the Herodians, saying, Teacher, we know that you are true, and teach the way of God in truth, nor do you care for any man: for you do not regard the person of men.

Mark 12:14 And when they came, they say to him, Teacher, we know that you are true, and care for no man: for you do not regard the person of men, but teach the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not?

John 3:33 He who has received his testimony has set to his seal that God is true.
4:18 For you have had five husbands; and he whom you now have is not your husband: in that you said true.
5:31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.
5:32 There is another that bears witness of me; and I know that the witness which he witnesses of me is true.
7:18 He who speaks of himself seeks his own glory: but he who seeks his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
8:13 The Pharisees therefore said to him, You bear record of yourself; your record is not true.
8:14 Jesus answered and said to them, Though I bear record of myself, yet my record is true: for I know where I came from, and where I go to; but you cannot tell where I come from, and where I go to.
8:15 You judge according the flesh; I judge no man.
8:16 And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father who sent me.
8:17 It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two men is true.
8:26 I have many things to say and to judge of you: but he who sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which I have heard of him.
8:27 They did not understand that he spoke to them of the Father.
10:41 And many came to him, and said, John did no miracle: but all things that John spoke of this man were true.
19:35 And he who saw it bore record, and his record is true: and he knows that he says true, that you might believe.
21:24 This is the disciple who testifies of these things, and wrote these things: and we know that his testimony is true.

Acts 12:9 And he went out, and followed him; and did not know that it was true which was happening through the angel, but thought he saw a vision.

Romans 3:3 For what if some did not believe? Shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
3:4 Let it not be: yes, let God be true, but every man a liar; as it is written, That you might be justified in your sayings, and might overcome when you are judged.

2 Corinthians 6:8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and yet true;

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things.

Titus 1:13 This witness is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;

1 Peter 5:12 By Silvanus, a faithful brother to you, as I suppose, I have written briefly, exhorting, and testifying that this is the true grace of God in which you stand.

2 Peter 2:22 But it is happened to them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

1 John 2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.
2:27 But the anointing which you have received of him abides in you, and you do not need that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teaches you of all things, and is true, and is no lie, and even as it has taught you, you shall abide in him.

3 John 1:12 Demetrius has good report of all men, and of the truth itself: yes, and we also bear record; and you know that our record is true.

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