1. alethes = true (*1) (as contrasted with what is false).
Hence, used of God (John 3:33) in that He cannot lie (see also John 5:31;
8:13). The opposite of a lie. Gr. apseudes. Tit.
1:2. Cp. John 4:18.
2 alethinos = very (*1). Fr. veritable: i.e. genuine, real, substantial, as contrasted with that which is fictitious, unreal, shadowy, or symbolical. Hence, alethinos is that which has truth for its base and is all that it claims to be (John 6:32; 15:1). See 1Thess. 1:9. Heb. 8:2; 9:24.
3. gnesios = legitimate. Spoken of children. Occ. only in Phil. 4:3. 1Tim. 1:2 Tit. 1:4. With Art. = sincerity (2Cor. 8:8). The Adverb gnesios = naturally, occ. only in Phil. 2:20.
4. pistos = faithful. A verbal Adj., from peitho
= to persuade, and Pass. to be persuaded and convinced. Hence, believing,
faithful, trustworthy. Transl. "true" in 2Cor. 1:18. 1Tim.
3:1 See Ap. 150. III.