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Lexicon :: Strong's G5048 - teleioō

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teleioō (Key)
Part of Speech
Root Word (Etymology)
23x in 17 unique form(s)
24x in 18 unique form(s)
14x in 12 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 8:79,1161

Strong’s Definitions

τελειόω teleióō, tel-i-o'-o; from G5046; to complete, i.e. (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character):—consecrate, finish, fulfil, make) perfect.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x

The KJV translates Strong's G5048 in the following manner: make perfect (12x), perfect (4x), finish (4x), fulfil (2x), be perfect (1x), consecrate (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 24x
The KJV translates Strong's G5048 in the following manner: make perfect (12x), perfect (4x), finish (4x), fulfil (2x), be perfect (1x), consecrate (1x).
  1. to make perfect, complete

    1. to carry through completely, to accomplish, finish, bring to an end

  2. to complete (perfect)

    1. add what is yet wanting in order to render a thing full

    2. to be found perfect

  3. to bring to the end (goal) proposed

  4. to accomplish

    1. bring to a close or fulfilment by event

      1. of the prophecies of the scriptures

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
τελειόω teleióō, tel-i-o'-o; from G5046; to complete, i.e. (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character):—consecrate, finish, fulfil, make) perfect.
τελειόω (in secular authors also τελεόω, which Herodotus uses everywhere (and which is the prevailing form in Attic prose (Liddell and Scott)); other writers use both forms indifferently), τελείω: 1 aorist ετελείωσα; perfect τετελείωκα; passive (or middle), present τελειοῦμαι; perfect τετελείωμαι; 1 aorist ἐτελειωθην; (τέλειος); from Herodotus, Sophocles, Thucydides, and Plato down; equivalent to τέλειον ποιῶ, to make perfect or complete;
1. to carry through completely; to accomplish, finish, bring to an end: τόν, Acts 20:24; τό ἔργον, John 4:34; John 5:36; John 17:4,(Nehemiah 6:16; τόν οἶκον, 2 Chronicles 8:16); τάς ἡμέρας, Luke 2:43; middle (present cf. Buttmann, 38 (33)) τελειοῦμαι, I finish complete, what was given me to do, Luke 13:32 (some (so A. V.) take it here as passive, I am perfected (understanding it of his death; cf. Ellicott, Life of our Lord, Lect. vi., p. 242 n{1}; Keim, ii., 615 n^1)).
2. to complete (perfect), i. e. add what is yet lacking in order to render a thing full: τήν ἀγάπην, passive, 1 John 2:5; 1 John 4:12, 17; δύναμις μου ἐν ἀσθένεια τελειοῦται, my power shows itself most efficacious in them that are weak, 2 Corinthians 12:9 R G; ἐκ τῶν ἔργων πίστις ἐτελειώθη, by works faith was perfected, made such as it ought to be, James 2:22; τετελείωται τίς ἐν τῇ ἀγάπη, one has been made perfect in love, his love lacks nothing, 1 John 4:18 (οἱ τελειωθεντες ἐν ἀγάπη, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 50, 3 [ET]; (τελειῶσαι τήν ἐκκλησίαν σου ἐν τῇ ἀγάπη σου, 'Teaching' etc. 10, 5 [ET])); ἵνα ὠσί τετελειωμένοι εἰς ἕν, that they may be perfected into one, i. e. perfectly united, John 17:23. τινα, to bring one's character to perfection: ἤδη τετελείωμαι, I am already made perfect, Philippians 3:12 (Wis. 4:13; ψυχή... ὅταν τελειωθης καί βραβειων καί στεφάνων ἀξιωθης, Philo de legg. alleg. 3, 23; ψυχή... τελειωθεισα ἐν ἀρετῶν ἀθλοις καί ἐπί τόν ὅρον ἐφικομενη τοῦ καλοῦ, id. de somn. 1, 21; equivalent to to be footpad perfect, Sir. 34:10 (Sir. 31:10).
3. to bring to the end (goal) proposed: οὐδέν, Hebrews 7:19; τινα, (to perfect or consummate) i. e. to raise to the state befitting him: so of God exalting Jesus to the state of heavenly majesty, Hebrews 2:10; in the passive, Hebrews 5:9; Hebrews 7:28; to raise to the state of heavenly blessedness those who put their faith in the expiatory death of Christ, passive, Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:23 ((Act. Petr. et Paul. § 88, Tdf. edition, p. 39; Act. Barnab. § 9, id., p. 68; cf. 'Teaching' etc. 16, 2 [ET]); with μαρτυρίῳ added, of the death of the apost. Paul, Eusebius, h. e. 2, 22, 2 (cf. Heinichen's note on 7, 15, 5)); to make one, meet for future entrance on this state and give him a sure hope of it even here on earth, Hebrews 10:1, 14; τινα κατά συνείδησιν, Hebrews 9:9; cf. Bleek, Brief an d. Hebrews 2:1, p. 297ff; C. R. Köstlin, Lehrbegriff des Evang. u. der Briefe Johannis (Berl. 1843), p. 421ff; Riehm, Lehrbegriff des Hebrew-Br., § 42, p. 340ff; Pfleiderer, Paulinismus, p. 344f. (English translation, ii, p. 72ff).
4. to accomplish, i. e. bring to a close or fulfilment by event: τήν γραφήν, the prophecies of Scripture, passive, John 19:28 (cf. Winers Grammar, 459 (428); Buttmann, § 151, 20).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

2 Chronicles
2:43; 13:32
4:34; 5:36; 17:4; 17:23; 19:28
2 Corinthians
2:1; 2:10; 5:9; 7:19; 7:28; 9:9; 10:1; 10:14; 11:40; 12:23
1 John
2:5; 4:12; 4:17; 4:18

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5048 matches the Greek τελειόω (teleioō),
which occurs 24 times in 24 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:43 - and as they were returning, after spending G5048 the full G5048 number G5048 of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware of it,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 13:32 - And He said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I [fn]reach G5048 My goal.’ G5048
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 4:34 - Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish G5048 His work.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 5:36 - “But the testimony which I have is greater than the testimony of John; for the works which the Father has given Me to accomplish G5048—the very works that I do—testify about Me, that the Father has sent Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:4 - “I glorified You on the earth, [fn]having accomplished G5048 the work which You have given Me to do.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 17:23 - I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected G5048 [fn]in unity, so that the world may [fn]know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:28 - After this, Jesus, knowing that all things had already been accomplished, to fulfill G5048 the Scripture, *said, “I am thirsty.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 20:24 - “But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish G5048 my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 12:9 - And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast [fn]about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhl 3:12 - Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, G5048 but I press on [fn]so that I may lay hold of that [fn]for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 2:10 - For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things, and through whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to perfect G5048 the [fn]author of their salvation through sufferings.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 5:9 - And having been made G5048 perfect, G5048 He became to all those who obey Him the source of eternal salvation,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:19 - (for the Law made G5048 nothing perfect), G5048 and on the other hand there is a bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 7:28 - For the Law appoints men as high priests who are weak, but the word of the oath, which came after the Law, appoints a Son, made G5048 perfect G5048 forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 9:9 - which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make G5048 the worshiper perfect G5048 in conscience,
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:1 - For the Law, since it has only a shadow of the good things to come and not the very [fn]form of things, [fn]can never, by the same sacrifices which they offer continually year by year, make G5048 perfect G5048 those who draw near.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 10:14 - For by one offering He has perfected G5048 for all time those who are [fn]sanctified.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 11:40 - because God had [fn]provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made G5048 perfect. G5048
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 12:23 - to the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are enrolled in heaven, and to God, the Judge of all, and to the spirits of the righteous made G5048 perfect, G5048
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:22 - You see that faith was working with his works, and [fn]as a result of the works, faith was [fn]perfected; G5048
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 2:5 - but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. G5048 By this we know that we are in Him:
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:12 - No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected G5048 in us.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:17 - By this, love is perfected G5048 with us, so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment; because as He is, so also are we in this world.
Unchecked Copy Box1Jo 4:18 - There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear [fn]involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected G5048 in love.
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