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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

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A — 1: πλήρης

(Strong's #4134 — Adjective — pleres — play'-race )

denotes "full," (a) in the sense of "being filled," materially, Matthew 14:20; 15:37; Mark 8:19 (said of baskets "full" of bread crumbs); of leprosy, Luke 5:12; spiritually, of the Holy Spirit, Luke 4:1; Acts 6:3; 7:55; 11:24; grace and truth, John 1:14; faith, Acts 6:5; grace and power, Acts 6:8; of the effects of spiritual life and qualities, seen in good works, Acts 9:36; in an evil sense, of guile and villany, Acts 13:10; wrath, Acts 19:28; (b) in the sense of "being complete," "full corn in the ear," Mark 4:28; of a reward hereafter, 2 John 1:8 .

A — 2: μεστός

(Strong's #3324 — Adjective — mestos — mes-tos' )

probably akin to a root signifying "to measure," hence conveys the sense of "having full measure," (a) of material things, a vessel, John 19:29; a net, John 21:11; (b) metaphorically, of thoughts and feelings, exercised (1) in evil things, hypocrisy, Matthew 23:28; envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, Romans 1:29; the utterances of the tongue, James 3:8; adultery, 2 Peter 2:14; (2) in virtues, goodness, Romans 15:14; mercy, etc., James 3:17 .

B — 1: γέμω

(Strong's #1073 — Verb — gemo — ghem'-o )

"to be full, to be heavily laden with," was primarily used of a ship; it is chiefly used in the NT of evil contents, such as extortion and excess, Matthew 23:25; dead men's bones, Matthew 23:27; extortion and wickedness, Luke 11:39; cursing, Romans 3:14; blasphemy, Revelation 17:3; abominations, Revelation 17:4; of Divine judgments, Revelation 15:17; 21:9; (RV, "laden," AV, "full"); of good things, Revelation 4:6,8; 5:8 .

Notes: (1) Gemizo (see FILL , A, No. 9) is always rendered "to fill" in RV. (2) For Acts 2:13 , AV, see FILL , No. 11. (3) For "fullgrown," Hebrews 5:14 , RV, see AGE , No. 2; for James 1:15 , RV, see FINISH , Note (2).

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Full'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/f/full.html. 1940.

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