trooth (`emeth, emunah, primary idea of "firmness," "stability" (compare Exodus 17:12), hence "constancy," "faithfulness," etc.; the Septuagint's Apocrypha and the New Testament, aletheia (Romans 3:7), pistis (Romans 3:3); in adjectival and adverbial sense, "in truth," "of a truth," "faithful," etc.; alethos (Luke 21:3 John 6:14; John 7:40 1 Thessalonians 2:13); alethinos (John 17:3); ontos (1 Corinthians 14:25); pistos (1 Timothy 3:1); in the King James Version; the Revised Version (British and American), the American Standard Revised Version, as generally, "faithful"; Anglo-Saxon: treow, tryw with Teutonic stem, trau-, "to believe," "to keep faith"):
II. GENERAL VIEW
1. Aspects of Truth
2. Standards of Truth
3. Special Features in Biblical Writings
III. ANALYTICAL SUMMARY
1. Truth in God
2. Truth in Man
3. Truth in Religion
The English word has developed and maintained the broadest, most general and varied usage, going beyond both Hebrew and Greek, which were already extended in connotation. It is possible to analyze and classify the special applications of the term almost indefinitely, using other terms to indicate specific meanings in special connections, e.g. loyalty (Judges 9:15); honesty (Exodus 18:21); fidelity (Deuteronomy 32:4); justice (Romans 2:2); uprightness (Isaiah 38:3); faith (Isaiah 26:2); righteousness (Psalm 85:10); reality (John 17:19); veracity (Genesis 42:16). It is unfortunate that translators have generally adhered to single terms to represent the original words. On the other hand, they have sometimes introduced words not represented in the original, and thus unduly limited the meaning. An example is Ephesians 4:15, where the original meaning "being true," i.e. in all respects, is narrowed to "speaking the truth."
II. General View.
No term is more familiar and none more difficult of definition.
With applications in every phase of life and thought the word has varying general senses which may be classified as:
1. Aspects of Truth:
Ontological truth, i.e. accurate and adequate idea of existence as ultimate reality. In this sense it is a term of metaphysics, and will be differently defined according to the type of philosophical theory accepted. This aspect of truth is never primary in Scripture unless in the question of Pilate (John 18:38). He had so far missed the profound ethical sense in which Jesus used the word that Jesus did not at all answer him, nor, indeed, does Pilate seem to have expected any reply to what was probably only the contemptuous thrust of a skeptical attitude. In Proverbs where, if at all, we might look for the abstract idea, we find rather the practical apprehension of the true meaning and method of life (23:23). Ontological reality and possible ideas of reality apprehending it are obviously presupposed in all Scripture. There is objective reality on which subjective ideas depend for their validity; and all knowing is knowledge of reality. There is also in the whole of Scripture a subjective idea, the product of revelation or inspiration in some form of working, that constitutes an ideal to be realized objectively. The Kingdom of God, for example, is the formative idea of Scripture teaching. In a definite sense the kingdom exists and still it is to be created. It must be kept in mind, however, that only vaguely and indirectly does truth have abstract, meta-physical meaning to the Biblical writers. For John it approaches this, but the primary interest is always concrete.
Logical truth is expressive of the relation between the knower and that which is known, and depends upon the arrangement of ideas with reference to a central or composite idea. Truth in this sense involves the correspondence of concepts with facts. While this meaning of truth is involved in Scripture, it is not the primary meaning anywhere, save in a practical religious application, as in Ephesians 4:21 1 John 2:4, 21.
Moral truth is correspondence of expression with inner conception. Taken in its full meaning of correspondence of idea with fact, of expression with thought and with intention, of concrete reality with ideal type, this is the characteristic sense of the word in the Scriptures. Here the aim of religion is to relate man to God in accordance with truth. In apprehension man is to know God and His order as they are in fact and in idea. In achievement, man is to make true in his own experience the idea of God that is given to him. Truth is thus partly to be apprehended and partly to be produced. The emphatically characteristic teaching of Christianity is that the will to produce truth, to do the will of God, is the requisite attitude for apprehending the truth. This teaching of Jesus in John 7:17 is in accord with the entire teaching of the Bible. Ephesians 1:18 suggests the importance of right attitude for learning, while 4:18 shows the effect of a wrong attitude in ignorance of vital truth.
Religious truth is a term frequently met in modern literature, but it has no sound basis in reason and it has none at all in the Bible. All truth is ultimately religious and only in a superficial way can religious truth be spoken of as an independent conception. Least of all can religious truth and scientific truth be at variance.
2. Standards of Truth:
Philosophy has continuously tried to find tests for truth, and so has wrought out theories of knowledge-epistemologies, Not to go back into the Greek philosophy, we have in modern times such theories as (1) the Kantian, (2) the scholastic, (3) the Hegelian, (4) the pragmatic, (5) that of the "new realism"; and these include only such as may be defined with some clearness, for the tendencies of current thought have been toward confusion concerning all standards of truth and reality, and so toward widespread agnosticism and skepticism. This temper has, naturally, reacted on thinking in practical ethics and upon the sanctions of religion. There is thus in religion and morals a tendency to obscure the distinction between what is and what ought to be.
See AUTHORITY; ETHICS; PHILOSOPHY; RIGHT; SIN.
In the Bible, the known will of God is final for man as a standard of truth, not as arbitrary, but as expressive of God's nature. God's nature is all-comprehensive of fact and goodness, and so is, all and in all, the source, support and objective of all concrete being. The will of God thus reveals, persuades to and achieves the ideals and ends of complete existence. The term "truth" is sometimes, therefore, nearly equivalent to the revealed will of God.
3. Special Features in Biblical Writings:
(1) The Old Testament uses the term "truth" primarily of God and applies the principle to man. The practical objective is ever prominent.
(2) The Synoptic Gospels and Acts use the term chiefly in popular idiomatic phrases "of a truth," "in truth," "surely" (compare Luke 22:59 Acts 4:27). In Matthew 22:16 there is a more serious and comprehensive application, but it is in the flattering words of Pharisaic hypocrisy (compare Mark 12:14 Luke 20:21). To be sure, we are to understand that even in the phrases of common speech Jesus employed the term in all seriousness (Luke 4:25; Luke 9:27).
(3) In Paul the sense of divine faithfulness, as in the Old Testament, is occasionally met (Romans 3:3, 7; Romans 15:8). Again the term emphasizes sincerity (1 Corinthians 5:8 2 Corinthians 7:14). Generally it has direct or clearly implied reference to God's revelation in Jesus Christ with a view to redeeming men. In a general way the term is thus equivalent to the gospel, but there is never identification of the two terms (see Romans 2:8 Ephesians 1:13 1 Timothy 3:15). In Galatians 2:5; Galatians 5:7, "the truth of the gospel" is its content in the purpose of God, in contrast with misconceptions of it: the true gospel as against false representations of the gospel.
(4) In the Johannine writings we find occasionally the emphatic phrase of genuineness (1 John 3:18 2 John 1:1; 2 John ; 3 John 1:1) and emphatic reality (John 8:46; John 16:7). In Revelation we have "true" in the sense of trustworthy, because ultimately real or in accord with ultimate reality (3:7, 14; 6:10; 15:03; 19:9, 11, etc.). Generally, as in the Gospel, we approach more nearly than elsewhere in Scripture a metaphysical use, yet always with the practical religious end dominant. Truth is reality in relation to the vital interests of the soul. It is primarily something to be realized and done, rather than something to be learned or known. In the largest aspect it is God's nature finding expression in His creation, in revelation, in Jesus Christ in whom "grace and truth came" (John 1:17), and finally in man apprehending, accepting and practically realizing the essential values of life, which are the will of God (John 1:14; John 8:32; John 17:19; John 18:37 1 John 2:21; 1 John 3:19). Truth is personalized in Jesus Christ. He truly expresses God, presents the true ideal of man, in Himself summarizes the harmony of existence and becomes the agent for unifying the disordered world. Hence, He is the Truth (John 14:6), the true expression (Logos, John 1:1) of God. See the same idea without the terminology in Paul (Colossians 1:14; 2:9). Similarly, the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth because His function is to guide into all truth (John 16:13 1 John 2:27; 1 John 5:7).
(5) It is understood by many that in James, Peter, Hebrews, and possibly the Pastoral Epistles, the term connotes "the body of Christian teaching" (compare James 1:18; James 3:14 1 Peter 1:22; 2 Peter 2:2 Hebrews 10:26 1 Timothy 3:15). The use of the article here cannot be conclusive, and instead of "the body of Christian teaching," it seems more correct to understand the reality of life values as represented in the gospel plan of salvation and of living. In a general way this would include "the body of Christian teaching," but the reference would be less concrete. James is too early a writing to employ the term in this so specific a sense.
III. Analytical Summary.
1. Truth in God:
(1) Truth is presented in Scripture as a chief element in the nature of God (Psalm 31:5 Isaiah 65:16).
(2) But this quality is never given as an abstract teaching, but only as qualifying God in His relations and activities. So it is a guaranty of constancy (Deuteronomy 32:4 Psalm 100:5; Psalm 146:6 James 1:17); especially a ground of confidence in His promises (Exodus 34:6 Psalm 91:4; Psalm 146:6); of right dealing with men without reference to any explicit pledges (Psalm 85:11; Psalm 89:14); a basis of security in the correctness of His teachings (Nehemiah 9:13 Psalm 119:142 Isaiah 25:1); of assurance within His covenant relations (Psalm 89:5 Isaiah 55:3).
(3) God's truth is especially noteworthy as a guaranty of merciful consideration of men. This is an important element in theology of the Old Testament, as it is a point guarded also in the New Testament (Psalm 25:10; Psalm 31:5; Psalm 61:7; 85:10:00; 98:3 John 3:16 Romans 3:23-26).
(4) Equally is the truth of God an assurance to men of righteous judgment in condemnation of sin and sinners (1 Samuel 15:29 Psalm 96:13 Romans 2:2, 8). In general the truth of God stands for the consistency of His nature and guarantees His full response in all the relations of a universe of which He is the Maker, Preserver, and End.
2. Truth in Man:
As related to God in origin and obligation, man is bound morally to see and respond to all the demands of his relations to God and to the order in which he lives under God.
(1) Truthfulness in speech, and also in the complete response of his nature to the demand upon it, is urged as a quality to be found in man and is commended where found, as its lack is condemned. It is essential to true manhood. Here, as in the case of truth in God, truth is regarded as revealed in social relations and responsibilities. Truth is not merely in utterance, nor is it only response to a specific command or word, but lies in the response of the will and life to the essential obligations of one's being (Psalm 15:2; Psalm 119:30 Proverbs 12:19; Proverbs 23:23 Isaiah 59:4, 14, 15 Jeremiah 7:28; Jeremiah 9:3 Hosea 4:1 Romans 1:18, 25 Ephesians 4:15 2 Thessalonians 2:10, 12).
(2) Truth in man is in response to truth in God, and is to be acquired on the basis of a gift from God. This gift comes by way of teaching and also by way of the working of the Divine Spirit in the life of man. Highest truth in correspondence to ideal is possible only by the working of "the God of truth" in the spirit of the man. Man's freedom to realize his being is dependent upon his receptive attitude toward the Son of God. Hence salvation in its fullest idea is stated in terms of truth (John 11:3 Philippians 3:10;). See in general, Psalm 51:6 Isaiah 25:1 John 3:21; John 8:32; John 16:13; John 17:19; John 18:37 Ephesians 4:21, 24; Ephesians 5:9 Hebrews 10:26 1 John 2:27.
3. Truth in Religion:
The modern study of religion on an evolutionary hypothesis and the comparative study of religions have contributed to an extensive questioning whether there is any absolute truth in religion, or at least any standards by which truth in religion may be known. Isaiah 43 and 44 and Paul in Acts 17 and Galatians 3 accord with modern findings that there is an element of truth in religions generally, and that God's faithfulness pledges Him to bring the light of fuller truth to all men. This He does through the religion and the testimony of them to whom He has already come with this fuller light. This light is contained in the revealed word of the Old Testament prophets and of the New Testament witnesses to Jesus. In a definite way the Scriptures preserve these standards of religious truth. But always the attitude of the individual, as also of the group, determines the measure of apprehension of the truth and the certainty with which it is held. It is always important to keep in mind that truth in religion is not primarily an intellectualistic affair, to be cognized, but is essentially a voluntaristic experience and a duty to be done for the glory of God in the realization of the complete truth of God. Jesus Christ as the truth of God becomes the standard and test for truth in the religion of men. And this not in any objective and formal way of a series of propositions, to be accepted and contended for, but in the subjective way of experience, in a series of ideals to be realized and propagated. If anyone wishes to do God's will, he shall be able to decide the truth of religious teaching, and the Son who is true will give the freedom of truth (John 7:17; John 8:32).
William Owen Carver
Used in various senses in Scripture. In Proverbs 12:17, 19, it denotes that which is opposed to falsehood. In Isaiah 59:14, 15, Jeremiah 7:28, it means fidelity or truthfulness. The doctrine of Christ is called "the truth of the gospel" (Galatians 2:5), "the truth" (2 Timothy 3:7; 4:4). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the way, and the truth" (John 14:6).
1. (n.) The quality or being true; as: -- (a) Conformity to fact or reality; exact accordance with that which is, or has been; or shall be.
2. (n.) Conformity to rule; exactness; close correspondence with an example, mood, object of imitation, or the like.
3. (n.) Fidelity; constancy; steadfastness; faithfulness.
4. (n.) The practice of speaking what is true; freedom from falsehood; veracity.
5. (n.) That which is true or certain concerning any matter or subject, or generally on all subjects; real state of things; fact; verity; reality.
6. (n.) A true thing; a verified fact; a true statement or proposition; an established principle, fixed law, or the like; as, the great truths of morals.
7. (n.) Righteousness; true religion.
8. (v. t.) To assert as true; to declare.Truth (380 Occurrences)
Matthew 6:2 whenever, therefore, thou mayest do kindness, thou mayest not sound a trumpet before thee as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may have glory from men; verily I say to you -- they have their reward! (See NIV)
Matthew 6:5 And when you make your prayers, be not like the false-hearted men, who take pleasure in getting up and saying their prayers in the Synagogues and at the street turnings so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. (See NIV)
Matthew 6:16 And when you go without food, be not sad-faced as the false-hearted are. For they go about with changed looks, so that men may see that they are going without food. Truly I say to you, They have their reward. (See NIV)
Matthew 8:10 And when these words came to the ears of Jesus he was surprised, and said to those who came after him, Truly I say to you, I have not seen such great faith, no, not in Israel. (See NIV)
Matthew 10:23 But when they are cruel to you in one town, go in flight to another: for truly, I say to you, You will not have gone through the towns of Israel before the Son of man comes. (See NIV)
Matthew 10:42 And whoever gives to one of these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, truly I say to you, he will not go without his reward. (See NIV)
Matthew 14:33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God. (KJV ASV WBS)
Matthew 15:27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. (KJV WBS)
Matthew 17:20 And he says to them, Because of your little faith: for truly I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, Be moved from this place to that; and it will be moved; and nothing will be impossible to you. (See NIV)
Matthew 18:3 said, "In solemn truth I tell you that unless you turn and become like little children, you will in no case be admitted into the Kingdom of the Heavens. (WEY NIV)
Matthew 18:13 And if he succeeds in finding it, in solemn truth I tell you that he rejoices over it more than he does over the ninety-nine that have not gone astray. (WEY NIV)
Matthew 19:23 And Jesus said to his disciples, Truly I say to you, It is hard for a man with much money to go into the kingdom of heaven. (See NIV)
Matthew 21:21 And Jesus in answer said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have faith, without doubting, not only may you do what has been done to the fig-tree, but even if you say to this mountain, Be taken up and put into the sea, it will be done. (See NIV)
Matthew 21:31 Which of the two did his father's pleasure? They say, The first. Jesus said to them, Truly I say to you, that tax-farmers and loose women are going into the kingdom of God before you. (See NIV)
Matthew 22:16 They sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, "Teacher, we know that you are honest, and teach the way of God in truth, no matter who you teach, for you aren't partial to anyone. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 23:36 I tell you in solemn truth that all these things will come upon the present generation. (WEY NIV)
Matthew 24:2 "You see all these?" He replied; "in solemn truth I tell you that there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be pulled down." (WEY NIV)
Matthew 24:34 I tell you in solemn truth that the present generation will certainly not pass away without all these things having first taken place. (WEY NIV)
Matthew 24:47 In solemn truth I tell you that he will give him the management of all his wealth. (WEY NIV)
Matthew 25:12 "'In solemn truth I tell you,' he replied, 'I do not know you.' (WEY NIV)
Matthew 25:40 "But the King will answer them, "'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you rendered such services to one of the humblest of these my brethren, you rendered them to myself.' (WEY NIV)
Matthew 25:45 "But he will reply, "'In solemn truth I tell you that in so far as you withheld such services from one of the humblest of these, you withheld them from me.' (WEY NIV)
Matthew 26:13 In solemn truth I tell you that wherever in the whole world this Good News shall be proclaimed, this deed of hers shall be spoken of in memory of her." (WEY NIV)
Matthew 26:21 and the meal was proceeding, when Jesus said, "In solemn truth I tell you that one of you will betray me." (WEY NIV)
Matthew 26:34 "In solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that this very night, before the cock crows, you will three times disown me." (WEY NIV)
Matthew 26:73 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. (ASV)
Mark 3:28 In solemn truth I tell you that all their sins may be pardoned to the sons of men, and all their blasphemies, however they may have blasphemed; (WEY NIV)
Mark 4:11 "To you," He replied, "has been entrusted the secret truth concerning the Kingdom of God; but to those others outside your number all this is spoken in figurative language; (WEY)
Mark 5:33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 8:12 Heaving a deep and troubled sigh, He said, "Why do the men of to-day ask for a sign? In solemn truth I tell you that no sign will be given to the men of to-day." (WEY NIV)
Mark 9:1 He went on to say, "In solemn truth I tell you that some of those who are standing here will certainly not taste death till they have seen the Kingdom of God already come in power." (WEY NIV)
Mark 10:15 In solemn truth I tell you that no one who does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will by any possibility enter it." (WEY NIV)
Mark 10:29 "In solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that there is no one who has forsaken house or brothers or sisters, or mother or father, or children or lands, for my sake and for the sake of the Good News, (WEY NIV)
Mark 11:23 In solemn truth I tell you that if any one shall say to this mountain, 'Remove, and hurl thyself into the sea,' and has no doubt about it in his heart, but stedfastly believes that what he says will happen, it shall be granted him. (WEY NIV)
Mark 12:14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not? (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Mark 12:32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Mark 12:43 So He called His disciples to Him and said, "In solemn truth I tell you that this widow, poor as she is, has thrown in more than all the other contributors to the Treasury; (WEY NIV)
Mark 13:30 I tell you in solemn truth that the present generation will certainly not pass away without all these things having first taken place. (WEY NIV)
Mark 14:18 And while they were seated taking food, Jesus said, Truly I say to you, One of you will be false to me, one who is taking food with me. (See NIV)
Mark 14:70 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. (ASV)
Luke 1:4 that you may fully know the truth of the things which you have been taught by word of mouth. (WEY NAS RSV)
Luke 4:24 "I tell you in solemn truth," He added, "that no Prophet is welcomed among his own people. (WEY NIV)
Luke 4:25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; (KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Luke 9:27 But I tell you the truth: There are some of those who stand here, who will in no way taste of death, until they see the Kingdom of God." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS NAS NIV)
Luke 12:37 Blessed are those servants, whom their Master when He comes shall find on the watch. I tell you in solemn truth, that He will tie an apron round Him, and will bid them recline at table while He comes and waits on them. (WEY NIV)
Luke 12:44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. (KJV ASV WBS NIV)
Luke 18:17 I tell you in solemn truth that, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a little child will certainly not enter it." (WEY NIV)
Luke 20:21 And they asked him, saying, Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and acceptest not the person 'of any', but of a truth teachest the way of God: (ASV DBY YLT NAS NIV)
Luke 21:3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all: (KJV WEY ASV WBS NIV)
Luke 21:32 I tell you in solemn truth that the present generation will certainly not pass away without all these things having first taken place. (WEY NIV)
Luke 22:59 And about the space of one hour after another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth this fellow also was with him: for he is a Galilaean. (KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT)
Luke 23:43 "I tell you in solemn truth," replied Jesus, "that this very day you shall be with me in Paradise." (WEY NIV)
John 1:14 The Word became flesh, and lived among us. We saw his glory, such glory as of the one and only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses. Grace and truth were realized through Jesus Christ. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 1:20 He avowed--he did not conceal the truth, but avowed, "I am not the Christ." (WEY)
John 1:51 "I tell you all in most solemn truth," He added, "that you shall see Heaven opened wide, and God's angels going up, and coming down to the Son of Man." (WEY NIV)
John 3:3 "In most solemn truth I tell you," answered Jesus, "that unless a man is born anew he cannot see the Kingdom of God." (WEY NIV)
John 3:5 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that unless a man is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. (WEY NIV)
John 3:11 In most solemn truth I tell you that we speak what we know, and give testimony of that of which we were eye-witnesses, and yet you all reject our testimony. (WEY NIV)
John 3:21 But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his works may be revealed, that they have been done in God." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
John 4:18 "for you have had five husbands, and the man you have at present is not your husband. You have spoken the truth in saying that." (WEY WBS)
John 4:23 But the hour comes, and now is, when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such to be his worshippers. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 4:24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 5:19 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that the Son can do nothing of Himself--He can only do what He sees the Father doing; for whatever He does, that the Son does in like manner. (WEY NIV)
John 5:24 "In most solemn truth I tell you that he who listens to my teaching and believes Him who sent me, has the Life of the Ages, and does not come under judgement, but has passed over out of death into Life. (WEY NIV)
John 5:25 "In most solemn truth I tell you that a time is coming--nay, has already come--when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear it will live. (WEY NIV)
John 5:33 You have sent to John, and he has testified to the truth. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 6:14 Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world. (KJV ASV)
John 6:26 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that you are searching for me not because you have seen miracles, but because you ate the loaves and had a hearty meal. (WEY NIV)
John 6:32 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that Moses did not give you the bread out of Heaven, but my Father is giving you the bread--the true bread--out of Heaven. (WEY NIV)
John 6:47 "In most solemn truth I tell you that he who believes has the Life of the Ages. (WEY NIV)
John 6:53 "In most solemn truth I tell you," said Jesus, "that unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no Life in you. (WEY NIV)
John 7:18 The man whose teaching originates with himself aims at his own glory. He who aims at the glory of Him who sent him teaches the truth, and there is no deception in him. (WEY NIV)
John 7:40 Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying, said, Of a truth this is the Prophet. (KJV ASV WBS)
John 8:31 Jesus, therefore, said unto the Jews who believed in him, 'If ye may remain in my word, truly my disciples ye are, and ye shall know the truth, (YLT)
John 8:32 You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:34 "In most solemn truth I tell you," replied Jesus, "that every one who commits sin is the slave of sin. (WEY NIV)
John 8:40 But now you seek to kill me, a man who has told you the truth, which I heard from God. Abraham didn't do this. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:44 You are of your father, the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and doesn't stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks on his own; for he is a liar, and its father. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:45 But because I tell the truth, you don't believe me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:46 Which of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 8:51 In most solemn truth I tell you that if any one shall have obeyed my teaching he shall in no case ever see death." (WEY NIV)
John 8:58 "In most solemn truth," answered Jesus, "I tell you that before Abraham came into existence, I am." (WEY NIV)
John 10:1 "In most solemn truth I tell you that the man who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs over some other way, is a thief and a robber. (WEY NIV)
John 10:7 Again therefore Jesus said to them, "In most solemn truth I tell you that I am the Door of the sheep. (WEY NIV)
John 12:24 In most solemn truth I tell you that unless the grain of wheat falls into the ground and dies, it remains what it was--a single grain; but that if it dies, it yields a rich harvest. (WEY NIV)
John 13:16 In most solemn truth I tell you that a servant is not superior to his master, nor is a messenger superior to him who sent him. (WEY NIV)
John 13:20 In most solemn truth I tell you that he who receives whoever I send receives me, and that he who receives me receives Him who sent me." (WEY NIV)
John 13:21 After speaking thus Jesus was troubled in spirit and said with deep earnestness, "In most solemn truth I tell you that one of you will betray me." (WEY NIV)
John 13:38 "You say you will lay down your life on my behalf!" said Jesus; "in most solemn truth I tell you that the cock will not crow before you have three times disowned me." (WEY NIV)
John 14:6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 14:12 In most solemn truth I tell you that he who trusts in me--the things which I do he shall do also; and greater things than these he shall do, because I am going to the Father. (WEY NIV)
John 14:16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Advocate to be for ever with you--the Spirit of truth. (WEY)
John 14:17 the Spirit of truth, whom the world can't receive; for it doesn't see him, neither knows him. You know him, for he lives with you, and will be in you. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 15:26 "When the Counselor has come, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will testify about me. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is to your advantage that I go away, for if I don't go away, the Counselor won't come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 16:13 However when he, the Spirit of truth, has come, he will guide you into all truth, for he will not speak from himself; but whatever he hears, he will speak. He will declare to you things that are coming. (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 16:15 Everything that the Father has is mine; that is why I said that the Spirit of Truth takes of what is mine and will make it known to you. (WEY)
John 16:20 In most solemn truth I tell you that you will weep aloud and lament, but the world will be glad. You will mourn, but your grief will be turned into gladness. (WEY NIV)
John 16:23 You will put no questions to me then. "In most solemn truth I tell you that whatever you ask the Father for in my name He will give you. (WEY NIV)
Continued...Truth (380 Occurrences)
... The doctrine of Christ is called "the truth of the gospel" (Galatians 2:5), "the
truth" (2 Timothy 3:7; 4:4). Our Lord says of himself, "I am the way, and the ...
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Truth's (3 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Truth's (3 Occurrences). 2 John 1:2 for the truth's sake,
which remains in us, and it will be with us forever: (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS). ...
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Verity (2 Occurrences)
... 1. (n.) Truthfulness; accuracy; consonance of a statement with fact; truth; reality.
2. (n.) That which is true; a true assertion or tenet; a truth; a reality. ...
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Solemn (100 Occurrences)
... Matthew 18:3 said, "In solemn truth I tell you that unless you turn and become like
little children, you will in no case be admitted into the Kingdom of the ...
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Verily (146 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (adv.) Truly; certainly; in very truth; beyond doubt or
question; in fact; certainly. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. VERILY, VERITY ...
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Comforter (14 Occurrences)
... The Spirit guides into truth; indeed, He is called the Spirit of truth. He teaches
and quickens the memory of disciples and glorifies Christ in them. ...
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Amen (74 Occurrences)
... In Isaiah 65:16, the Authorized Version has "the God of truth," which in Hebrew
is "the God of Amen." It is frequently used by our Saviour to give emphasis to ...
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Advocate (7 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) One who defends, vindicates, or espouses any cause by argument; a pleader;
as, an advocate of free trade, an advocate of truth. ...
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Sincerity (17 Occurrences)
... 5:8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old yeast, neither with the yeast
of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. ...
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Proved (49 Occurrences)
... But as we spoke all things to you in truth, so our glorying also which I
made before Titus was found to be truth. (See NAS RSV NIV). ...
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226. aletheuo -- to speak the truth
... to speak the truth. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aletheuo Phonetic Spelling:
(al-ayth-yoo'-o) Short Definition: I say, speak truth, I do truth ...
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225. aletheia -- truth
... truth. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: aletheia Phonetic Spelling:
(al-ay'-thi-a) Short Definition: truth Definition: truth, but not merely ...
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230. alethos -- truly
... See 225/ ("truth"). ... indeed, surely, truly, verily. Adverb from alethes; truly --
indeed, surely, of a surety, truly, of a (in) truth, verily, very. ...
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227. alethes -- true.
... prefix) and letho = lanthano (to escape notice) Definition true. NASB Word Usage
real (1), true (21), truly (1), truth (1), truthful (2). true. ...
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4102. pistis -- faith, faithfulness
... From peitho; persuasion, ie Credence; moral conviction (of religious truth, or the
truthfulness of God or a religious teacher), especially reliance upon Christ ...
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1510. eimi -- I exist, I am
... See Jn 7:34, 8:58, etc. : Jn 14:6: " (1510 ) the way, the truth and the life." Here
1510 () naturally accords with the fact Christ is -- maning "I (, )." The ...
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357. analogizomai -- to consider
... thought-process (analysis); to "add things ," from "premise to conclusion" --
especially by repeated (nuanced) reflection that advance the "levels of truth.". ...
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3689. ontos -- really, truly
... certainly, clean, indeed, verily. Adverb of the oblique cases of on; really --
certainly, clean, indeed, of a truth, verily. see GREEK on. ...
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3850. parabole -- to expose oneself to danger
... 3850 (from 3844 , "close beside, with" and 906 , "to cast") -- a parable;
a teaching aid cast alongside the truth being taught. ...
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4822. sumbibazo -- to join together, hence to consider, by ext. to ... 571. emeth -- firmness, faithfulness, truth
... 4822 (from 4862 , "identified " and 1688 , "to board a ship") -- properly, (combine),
"causing to stride together" (); (figuratively) to grasp a truth by ideas ...
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... << 570, 571. emeth. 572 >>. firmness, faithfulness, truth. Transliteration:
emeth Phonetic Spelling: (eh'-meth) Short Definition: truth. ...
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7187. qeshot -- truth
qeshot or qeshot. << 7186, 7187. qeshot or qeshot. 7188 >>. truth. Transliteration:
qeshot or qeshot Phonetic Spelling: (kesh-ote') Short Definition: surely. ... truth ...
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7189. qoshet -- truth
... << 7188, 7189. qoshet. 7189a >>. truth. Transliteration: qoshet Phonetic
Spelling: (ko'-shet) Short Definition: truth. truth Or qosht ...
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7189b. qosht -- truth
... truth. Transliteration: qosht Short Definition: certainty. Word Origin from an unused
word Definition truth NASB Word Usage certainty (1), truth (1). ...
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7189a. qoshet -- truth
... << 7189, 7189a. qoshet. 7189b >>. truth. Transliteration: qoshet Short Definition:
truth. Word Origin another reading for qosht, qv. << 7189, 7189a. qoshet. 7189b ...
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61. abal -- verily, of a truth
... << 60, 61. abal. 62 >>. verily, of a truth. Transliteration: abal Phonetic Spelling:
(ab-awl') Short Definition: truly. Word Origin a prim. ...
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543. amen -- verily, truly
... Amen. Word Origin from aman Definition verily, truly NASB Word Usage Amen
(28), truth (2). Amen, so be it, truth. From 'aman; sure ...
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530. emunah -- firmness, steadfastness, fidelity
... NASB Word Usage faith (1), faithful (3), faithfully (8), faithfulness (25), honestly
(1), responsibility (1), stability (1), steady (1), trust (2), truth (5). ...
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529. emun -- faithfulness
... faithful, truth. From 'aman; established, ie (figuratively) trusty; also (abstractly)
trustworthiness -- faith(-ful), truth. see HEBREW 'aman. << 528, 529. ...
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3321. yetsab -- to make certain, gain certainty
... truth. (Aramaic) corresponding to yatsab; to be firm; hence, to speak surely --
truth. see HEBREW yatsab. << 3320, 3321. yetsab. 3322 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life. << << <. Christ The Way, The
Truth, and The Life John Brown (of Wamphray). Produced ...
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... THE TRUTH. I am the truth."John 14:6 When the man of the five senses talks
of truth, he regards it but as a predicate of something ...
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Whether Truth is Immutable?
... OF TRUTH (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether truth is immutable? Objection 1: It seems
that truth is immutable. For Augustine says (De Lib. Arbit. ...
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'The Girdle of Truth'
... EPHESIANS 'THE GIRDLE OF TRUTH'. 'Stand, therefore, having girded your loins
with truth.'"Ephesians 6:14 (RV). ... II. The girdle is to be truth. ...
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The Comfort of the Truth
... XXXIV THE COMFORT OF THE TRUTH. John xiv.14, 16. Jesus says that he will send
a Comforter, and that it will be the spirit of the truth. ...
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Whether God is Truth?
... OF TRUTH (EIGHT ARTICLES) Whether God is truth? Objection 1: It seems that God is
not truth. For truth consists in the intellect composing and dividing. ...
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Whether Truth is a virtue?
... OF TRUTH (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether truth is a virtue? Objection 1: It seems that truth
is not a virtue. For the first of virtues is faith, whose object is truth. ...
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Sanctified by the Truth.
... SANCTIFIED BY THE TRUTH. We have just seen that the Spirit operates in the work
of sanctification in connection with belief of the truth on our part. ...
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Grace and Truth
... GRACE AND TRUTH. 'The law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by
Jesus Christ.'"JOHN 1..17. There are scarcely any traces ...
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Buying the Truth
... Buying the Truth. A sermon (No.3449) published on ... by CH Spurgeon. "Buy the truth,
and sell it not.""Proverbs 23:23. John Bunyan pictures ...
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