1 Timothy 6:10
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
And ye shall know the truth [aletheia], and the truth [aletheia] shall make you free.
alḗtheia (from 227 /alēthḗs, “true to fact”) – properly, truth (true to fact), reality.
[In ancient Greek culture, 225 (alḗtheia) was synonymous for “reality” as the opposite of illusion, i.e. fact.]
Aletheia (truth) means: knowing what is going on around you. It is confrontation (and getting rid of mind control so one can renew his mind and see the Kingdom of God). Example: Peter was confronted with aletheia when he denied Christ showing him that he was arrogant and not as strong as he thought. With this aletheia, and confrontation, he could be set free.
- what is true in any matter under consideration
- truly, in truth, according to truth
- of a truth, in reality, in fact, certainly
- what is true in things appertaining to God and the duties of man, moral and religious truth
- in the greatest latitude
- the true notions of God which are open to human reason without his supernatural intervention
- the truth as taught in the Christian religion, respecting God and the execution of his purposes through Christ, and respecting the duties of man, opposing alike to the superstitions of the Gentiles and the inventions of the Jews, and the corrupt opinions and precepts of false teachers even among Christians
- truth as a personal excellence
- that candour of mind which is free from affection, pretence, simulation, falsehood, deceit