Veritas vos liberabit

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Veritas vos liberabit (Latin) is a variant of Veritas liberabit vos ("the truth shall set you free"; Greek: ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς alētheia eleutherōsei hymas), verse 8:32 of the Gospel of John, a statement which Jesus addresses to a group of Jews who believed in Him. Pilate has the philosopher's response in verse John 18:38: "Quid est veritas?" ("What is truth?", Τί ἐστιν ἀλήθεια, Ti estin alētheia?).


Veritas vos liberabit is the motto of numerous institutions:


The English variant "And You Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free" is carved in stone in the Original Headquarters Building (OHB) of the Central Intelligence Agency.

Translated into German, Die Wahrheit wird euch frei machen, it is the motto of the University of Freiburg.

The Greek original text (ἡ ἀλήθεια ἐλευθερώσει ὑμᾶς):

The Latin version, Veritas liberabit vos, is the motto of :

Translated into Spanish, it is the motto of: la verdad os hará libres.

In popular culture[edit]


Media related to Veritas liberabit vos at Wikimedia Commons

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