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Lexicon :: Strong's G4137 - plēroō

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πληρόω
Transliteration
plēroō (Key)
Pronunciation
play-ro'-o
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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)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

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 86 times in 86 verses in the MGNT Greek.

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:22 - Now all this [fn]took place so that what was spoken by the Lord through [fn]the prophet would be fulfilled G4137:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:15 - He [fn]stayed there until the death of Herod; this happened so that what had been spoken by the Lord through [fn]the prophet would be fulfilled G4137: “OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:17 - Then what had been spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled G4137:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:23 - and came and settled in a city called Nazareth. This happened so that what was spoken through the prophets would be fulfilled G4137: “He will be called a Nazarene.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 3:15 - But Jesus, answering, said to him, “Allow it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill G4137 all righteousness.” Then he *allowed Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:14 - This happened so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled G4137:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:17 - “Do not presume that I came to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish, but to fulfill G4137.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:17 - This happened so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled G4137: “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR ILLNESSES AND [fn]CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 12:17 - This happened so that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet would be fulfilled G4137:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:35 - This was so that what was spoken through the prophet would be [fn]fulfilled G4137:
“I WILL OPEN MY MOUTH IN PARABLES;
I WILL PROCLAIM THINGS HIDDEN SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE WORLD.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 13:48 - and when it was filled G4137, they pulled it up on the beach; and they sat down and gathered the good fish into containers, but the bad they threw away.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:4 - Now this [fn]took place so that what was spoken through [fn]the prophet would be fulfilled G4137:
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:32 - [fn]Fill G4137 up, then, the measure of the guilt of your fathers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:54 - “How then would the Scriptures be fulfilled G4137, which say that it must happen this way?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 26:56 - “But all this has taken place so that the Scriptures of the prophets will be fulfilled G4137.” Then all the disciples left Him and fled.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:9 - Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled G4137: “AND [fn]THEY TOOK THE THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER, THE PRICE OF THE ONE WHOSE PRICE HAD BEEN SET by the sons of Israel;
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:15 - and saying, “The time is fulfilled G4137, and the kingdom of God [fn]is at hand; repent and [fn]believe in the gospel.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 14:49 - “Every day I was with you within the temple grounds teaching, and you did not arrest Me; but this has taken place so that the Scriptures will be fulfilled G4137.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:20 - “And behold, you will be silent and unable to speak until the day when these things take place, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled G4137 at their proper time.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:40 - Now the Child continued to grow and to become strong, [fn]increasing G4137 in wisdom; and the favor of God was upon Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 3:5 - ‘EVERY RAVINE WILL BE FILLED G4137,
AND EVERY MOUNTAIN AND HILL WILL BE LOWERED;
THE CROOKED WILL BECOME STRAIGHT,
AND THE ROUGH ROADS SMOOTH;
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:21 - Now He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled G4137 in your [fn]hearing.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:1 - When He had completed G4137 all His [fn]teaching in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:31 - who, appearing in [fn]glory, were speaking of His departure, which He was about to accomplish G4137 at Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 21:24 - and they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led captive into all the nations; and Jerusalem will be trampled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled G4137.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:16 - for I say to you, I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled G4137 in the kingdom of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 24:44 - Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all the things that are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled G4137.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 3:29 - “He who has the bride is the groom; but the friend of the groom, who stands and listens to him, rejoices greatly because of the groom’s voice. So this joy of mine has been made G4137 full G4137.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 7:8 - “Go up to the feast yourselves; I am not going up to this feast, because My time has not yet fully G4137 arrived G4137.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:3 - Mary then took a [fn]pound of very expensive perfume of pure nard, and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped His feet with her hair; and the house was filled G4137 with the fragrance of the perfume.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:38 - This happened so that the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke would be fulfilled G4137: “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:18 - “I am not speaking about all of you. I know the ones whom I have chosen; but this is happening so that the Scripture may be fulfilled G4137, ‘HE WHO EATS MY BREAD HAS LIFTED UP HIS HEEL AGAINST ME.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:11 - “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made G4137 full G4137.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:25 - “But this has happened so that the word that is written in their Law will be fulfilled G4137: ‘THEY HATED ME FOR NO REASON.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:6 - “But because I have said these things to you, grief has filled G4137 your heart.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 16:24 - “Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be made G4137 full G4137.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:12 - “While I was with them, I was keeping them in Your name, which You have given Me; and I guarded them, and not one of them perished except the [fn]son of destruction, so that the Scripture would be fulfilled G4137.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:13 - “But now I am coming to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made G4137 full G4137 in themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:9 - This took place so that the word which He spoke would be fulfilled G4137: “Of those whom You have given Me I lost not one.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 18:32 - This happened so that the word of Jesus which He said, indicating what kind of death He was going to die, would be fulfilled G4137.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:24 - So they said to one another, “Let’s not tear it, but cast lots for it, to decide whose it shall be.” This happened so that the Scripture would be fulfilled G4137: “THEY DIVIDED MY GARMENTS AMONG THEMSELVES, AND THEY CAST [fn]LOTS FOR MY CLOTHING.” Therefore the soldiers did these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:36 - For these things took place so that the Scripture would be fulfilled G4137: “NOT A BONE OF HIM SHALL BE [fn]BROKEN.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:16 - [fn]Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled G4137, which the Holy Spirit foretold by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 2:2 - And suddenly a noise like a violent rushing wind came from heaven, and it filled G4137 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 G4137 ME FULL G4137 OF GLADNESS WITH YOUR PRESENCE.’
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 3:18 - “But the things which God previously announced by the mouths of all the prophets, that His [fn]Christ would suffer, He has fulfilled G4137 in this way.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:3 - But Peter said, “Ananias, why has Satan filled G4137 your heart to lie to the Holy Spirit and to keep back some of the [fn]proceeds of the land?
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 5:28 - saying, “We gave you strict orders not to continue teaching in this name, and [fn]yet, you have filled G4137 Jerusalem with your teaching and intend to bring this Man’s blood upon us.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:23 - “But when he was approaching G4137 the age of forty, it entered his [fn]mind to visit his countrymen, the sons of Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 7:30 - “After forty years had passed G4137, an angel appeared to him in the wilderness of Mount Sinai, in the flame of a burning thorn bush.

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