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Lexicon :: Strong's G4137 - plēroō

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πληρόω
Transliteration
plēroō
Pronunciation
plā-ro'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
mGNT
86x in 38 unique form(s)
TR
90x in 41 unique form(s)
LXX
84x in 34 unique form(s)
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TDNT Reference: 6:286,867

Strong’s Definitions

πληρόω plēróō, play-ro'-o; from G4134; to make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.:—accomplish, × after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 90x

The KJV translates Strong's G4137 in the following manner: fulfil (51x), fill (19x), be full (7x), complete (2x), end (2x), miscellaneous (9x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 90x
The KJV translates Strong's G4137 in the following manner: fulfil (51x), fill (19x), be full (7x), complete (2x), end (2x), miscellaneous (9x).
  1. to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full

    1. to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally

      1. I abound, I am liberally supplied

  2. to render full, i.e. to complete

    1. to fill to the top: so that nothing shall be wanting to full measure, fill to the brim

    2. to consummate: a number

      1. to make complete in every particular, to render perfect

      2. to carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking)

    3. to carry into effect, bring to realisation, realise

      1. of matters of duty: to perform, execute

      2. of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish

      3. to fulfil, i.e. to cause God's will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God's promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfilment

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
πληρόω plēróō, play-ro'-o; from G4134; to make replete, i.e. (literally) to cram (a net), level up (a hollow), or (figuratively) to furnish (or imbue, diffuse, influence), satisfy, execute (an office), finish (a period or task), verify (or coincide with a prediction), etc.:—accomplish, × after, (be) complete, end, expire, fill (up), fulfil, (be, make) full (come), fully preach, perfect, supply.
STRONGS NT 4137: πληρόω
πληρόω πληρῶ (infinitive πληροῦν Luke 9:31, see WH's Appendix, p. 166); imperfect 3 person singular ἐπλήρου; future πληρώσω; 1 aorist ἐπλήρωσα; perfect πεπλήρωκα; passive, present πληροῦμαι; imperfect ἐπληρουμην; perfect πεπλήρωμαι; 1 aorist ἐπληρώθην; 1 future πληρωθήσομαι; future middle πληρώσομαι (once, Revelation 6:11 Rec.); (from ΠΛηΡΟΣ equivalent to πλήρης); from Aeschylus and Herodotus down; the Sept. for מָלֵא;
1. to make full, to fill, to fill up: τήν σαγηνην, passive, Matthew 13:48; equivalent to "to fill to the full, πᾶσαν χρείαν, Philippians 4:19; to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally: πεπλήρωμαι, I abound, I am liberally supplied, namely, with what is necessary for subsistence, Philippians 4:18; Hebraistically, with the accusative of the thing in which one abounds (cf. Buttmann, § 134, 7; Winer's Grammar, § 32, 5): of spiritual possessions, Philippians 1:11 (where Rec. has καρπῶν); Colossians 1:9, (ἐνέπλησα αὐτόν πνεῦμα σοφίας, Exodus 31:3; Exodus 35:31); equivalent to to flood, οἰκία ἐπληρώθη (Tr marginal reading ἐπλήσθη) ἐκ τῆς ὀσμῆς, John 12:3 (see ἐκ, II. 5); ἦχος ἐπλήρωσε τόν οἶκον, Acts 2:2; with a genitive of the thing, τήν Ἱερουσαλήμ τῆς διδαχῆς, Acts 5:28 (Libanius, epistles 721 πάσας — i. e. πόλειςἐνέπλησας τῶν ὑπέρ ἡμῶν λόγων; Justin, hist. 11, 7 Phrygiam religionibus implevit); τινα, equivalent to to fill, diffuse throughout one's soul: with a genitive of the thing, Luke 2:40 R G L text T Tr marginal reading (see below); Acts 2:28; passive, Acts 13:52; Romans 15:13 (where L marginal reading πληροφορέω, which see in c.), 14; 2 Timothy 1:4; with a dative of the thing (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 31, 7), passive (Luke 2:40 L marginal reading Tr text WH); Romans 1:29; 2 Corinthians 7:4; followed by ἐν with a dative of the instrument: ἐν πνεύματι, Ephesians 5:18; ἐν παντί θελήματι Θεοῦ, with everything which God wills (used of those who will nothing but what God wills), Colossians 4:12 R G (but see πληροφορέω, c.); πληροῦν τήν καρδίαν τίνος, to pervade, take possession of, one's heart, John 16:6; Acts 5:3; Christians are said πληροῦσθαι, simply, as those who are pervaded (i. e. richly furnished) with the power and gifts of the Holy Spirit: ἐν αὐτῷ, rooted as it were in Christ, i. e. by virtue of the intimate relationship entered into with him, Colossians 2:10 (cf. ἐν, I. 6 b.); εἰς πᾶν τό πλήρωμα τοῦ Θεοῦ (see πλήρωμα, 1), Ephesians 3:19 (not WH marginal reading); Christ, exalted to share in the divine administration, is said πληροῦν τά πάντα, to fill (pervade) the universe with his presence, power, activity, Ephesians 4:10; also πληροῦσθαι (middle for himself, i. e. to execute his counsels (cf. Winers Grammar, 258 (242); Buttmann, § 134, 7)) τά πάντα ἐν πᾶσιν, all things in all places, Ephesians 1:23 (μή οὐχί τόν οὐρανόν καί τήν γῆν ἐγώ πληρῶ, λέγει κύριος, Jeremiah 23:24; Grimm, Exeget. Hdbch. on Wis. 1:7, p. 55, cites examples from Philo and others; ((but ἐν πᾶσιν here is variously understood; see πᾶς, II. 2 b. δ. αα. and the commentaries))).
2. to render full, i. e. to complete;
a. properly, to fill up to the top: πᾶσαν φάραγγα, Luke 3:5; so that nothing shall be lacking to full measure, fill to the brim, μέτρον (which see, 1 a.), Matthew 23:32.
b. to perfect, consummate;
α. a number: ἕως πληρωθῶσι καί οἱ σύνδουλοι, until the number of their comrades also shall have been made complete, Revelation 6:11 L WH text,cf. Düsterdieck at the passage (see γ. below). by a Hebraism (see πίμπλημι, at the end) time is said πληροῦσθαι, πεπληρωμένος, either when a period of time that was to elapse has passed, or when a definite time is at hand: Mark 1:15; Luke 21:24; John 7:8; Acts 7:23, 30; Acts 9:23; Acts 24:27 (Genesis 25:24; Genesis 29:21; Leviticus 8:33; Leviticus 12:4; Leviticus 25:30; Numbers 6:5; Josephus, Antiquities 4, 4, 6; 6, 4, 1; πληροῦν τόν τέλεον ἐνιαυτόν, Plato, Tim., p. 39d.; τούς χρόνους, legg. 9, p. 866a.).
β. to make complete in every particular; to render perfect: πᾶσαν εὐδοκίαν κ.τ.λ. 2 Thessalonians 1:11; τήν χαράν, Philippians 2:2; passive, John 3:29; John 15:11; John 16:24; John 17:13; 1 John 1:4; 2 John 1:12; τά ἔργα, passive, Revelation 3:2; τήν ὑπακοήν, to cause all to obey, passive, 2 Corinthians 10:6; τό πάσχα, Luke 22:16 (Jesus speaks here allegorically: until perfect deliverance and blessedness be celebrated in the heavenly state).
γ. to carry through to the end, to accomplish, carry out, (some undertaking): πάντα τά ῤήματα, Luke 7:1; τήν διακονίαν, Acts 12:25; Colossians 4:17; τό ἔργον, Acts 14:26; τόν δρόμον, Acts 13:25; namely, τόν δρόμον, Revelation 6:11 according to the reading πληρωσωσι (G T Tr WH marginal reading) or πληρωσονται (Rec.) (see α. above); ὡς ἐπληρώθη ταῦτα, when these things were ended, Acts 19:21. Here belongs also πληροῦν τό εὐαγγέλιον, to cause to be everywhere known, acknowledged, embraced (A. V. I have fully preached), Romans 15:19; in the same sense τόν λόγον τοῦ Θεοῦ, Colossians 1:25.
c. to carry into effect, bring to realization, realize;
α. of matters of duty, to perform, execute: τόν νόμον, Romans 13:8; Galatians 5:14; τό δικαίωμα τοῦ νόμου, passive, ἐν ἡμῖν, among us, Romans 8:4; πᾶσαν δικαιοσύνην, Matthew 3:15 (εὐσέβειαν, 4 Macc. 12:15); τήν ἔξοδον (as something appointed and prescribed by God), Luke 9:31.
β. of sayings, promises, prophecies, to bring to pass, ratify, accomplish; so in the phrases ἵνα or ὅπως πληρωθῇ γραφή, τό ῤηθέν, etc. (el. Knapp, Seripta var. Arg., p. 533f): Matthew 1:22; Matthew 2:15, 17, 23; Matthew 4:14; Matthew 8:17; Matthew 12:17; Matthew 13:35; Matthew 21:4; Matthew 26:54, 56; Matthew 27:9, 35 Rec.; Mark 14:49; Mark 15:28 (which verse G T WH omits; but Tr brackets it); Luke 1:20; Luke 4:21; Luke 21:22 Rec.; Luke 24:44; John 12:38; John 13:18; John 15:25; John 17:12; John 18:9, 32; John 19:24, 36; Acts 1:16; Acts 3:18; Acts 13:27; James 2:23 (1 Kings 2:27; 2 Chronicles 36:22).
γ. universally and absolutely, to fulfil, i. e. "to cause God's will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God's promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfilment": Matthew 5:17; cf. Weiss, Das Matthäusevang. as above with, p. 146f (Compare: ἀναπληρόω, ἀνταναπληρόω, προσαναπληρόω, ἐκπληρόω, συμπληρόω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
25:24; 29:21
Exodus
31:3; 35:31
Leviticus
8:33; 12:4; 25:30
Numbers
6:5
1 Kings
2:27
2 Chronicles
36:22
Jeremiah
23:24
Matthew
1:22; 2:15; 2:17; 2:23; 3:15; 4:14; 5:17; 8:17; 12:17; 13:35; 13:48; 21:4; 23:32; 26:54; 26:56; 27:9; 27:35
Mark
1:15; 14:49; 15:28
Luke
1:20; 2:40; 2:40; 3:5; 4:21; 7:1; 9:31; 9:31; 21:22; 21:24; 22:16; 24:44
John
3:29; 7:8; 12:3; 12:38; 13:18; 15:11; 15:25; 16:6; 16:24; 17:12; 17:13; 18:9; 18:32; 19:24; 19:36
Acts
1:16; 2:2; 2:28; 3:18; 5:3; 5:28; 7:23; 7:30; 9:23; 12:25; 13:25; 13:27; 13:52; 14:26; 19:21; 24:27
Romans
1:29; 8:4; 13:8; 15:13; 15:19
2 Corinthians
7:4; 10:6
Galatians
5:14
Ephesians
1:23; 3:19; 4:10; 5:18
Philippians
1:11; 2:2; 4:18; 4:19
Colossians
1:9; 1:25; 2:10; 4:12; 4:17
2 Thessalonians
1:11
2 Timothy
1:4
James
2:23
1 John
1:4
2 John
1:12
Revelation
3:2; 6:11; 6:11; 6:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G4137 matches the Greek πληρόω (plēroō),
which occurs 95 times in 90 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Page 1 / 2 (Mat 1:22–Act 5:3)

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:22 - So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:15 - and was there until the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, “Out of Egypt I called My Son.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:17 - Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:23 - And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus answered and said to him, “Permit it to be so now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he allowed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:14 - that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:17 - that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:

“He Himself took our infirmities
And bore our sicknesses.”
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:17 - that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:35 - that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

“I will open My mouth in parables;
I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.”
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:48 - “which, when it was full, they drew to shore; and they sat down and gathered the good into vessels, but threw the bad away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:4 - All[fn] this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:32 - “Fill up, then, the measure of your fathers’ guilt.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:54 - “How then could the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:56 - “But all this was done that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.” Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:9 - Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:35 - Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots,[fn] that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:

“They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.”
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:15 - and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - “I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and you did not seize Me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:28 - So the Scripture was fulfilled[fn] which says, “And He was numbered with the transgressors.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:20 - “But behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place, because you did not believe my words which will be fulfilled in their own time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:40 - And the Child grew and became strong in spirit,[fn] filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:5 - Every valley shall be filled
And every mountain and hill brought low;
The crooked places shall be made straight
And the rough ways smooth;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:21 - And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:1 - Now when He concluded all His sayings in the hearing of the people, He entered Capernaum.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:31 - who appeared in glory and spoke of His decease which He was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:22 - “For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - “And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:16 - “for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:44 - Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:29 - “He who has the bride is the bridegroom; but the friend of the bridegroom, who stands and hears him, rejoices greatly because of the bridegroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:8 - “You go up to this feast. I am not yet[fn] going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:3 - Then Mary took a pound of very costly oil of spikenard, anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:38 - that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke:

“Lord, who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?”
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:18 - “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me[fn] has lifted up his heel against Me.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:11 - “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:25 - “But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:6 - “But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:24 - “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:12 - “While I was with them in the world,[fn] I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept;[fn] and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:13 - “But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:9 - that the saying might be fulfilled which He spoke, “Of those whom You gave Me I have lost none.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:32 - that the saying of Jesus might be fulfilled which He spoke, signifying by what death He would die.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:24 - They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:

“They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.”
[fn]
Therefore the soldiers did these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:36 - For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:16 - “Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke before by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus;
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:2 - And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:28 - You have made known to me the ways of life;
You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:18 - “But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:3 - But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and keep back part of the price of the land for yourself?

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