Apr
2012

The Greek word alethos

Found in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts, First Thessalonians and First John, the Greek adverb “alethos” meant “truly” or “certainly.” Some were “certain” Peter was one of Jesus’ disciples (Mt. 26:73Mt. 26:73
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73 And after a little while they that stood by came and said to Peter, Of a truth thou also art one of them; for thy speech maketh thee known.

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; Mk. 14:70Mk. 14:70
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70 But he again denied it. And after a little while again they that stood by said to Peter, of a truth thou art one of them; for thou art a Galilaean.

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) and a centurion said Jesus was “truly” God’s Son (Mt. 27:54Mt. 27:54
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54 Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God.

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). Jesus used this term in Jn. 1:47Jn. 1:47
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47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him, Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!

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to affirm the sincerity of Nathanael. In Jn. 6:55Jn. 6:55
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55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.

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this word is translated “indeed.”