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Strong's #5048 - τελειόω

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  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
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 3615 ‑ כָּלָה (kaw‑law');  3634 ‑ כָּלַל (kaw‑lal');  4390 ‑ מָלָא (maw‑lay', maw‑law');  6213 ‑ עָשָׂה (aw‑saw');  8003 ‑ שָׁלֵם (shaw‑lame');  8552 ‑ תָּמַם (taw‑mam');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (33)
Luke 2
John 5
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 15
James 2
1 John 6
NAS (33)
Luke 5
John 5
Acts 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 16
James 1
1 John 4
HCS (23)
Luke 2
John 5
Acts 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 9
James 1
1 John 4
BSB (23)
Luke 2
John 5
Acts 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 9
James 1
1 John 4
ESV (24)
Luke 1
John 5
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 1
Hebrews 9
James 1
1 John 5
WEB (35)
Luke 2
John 5
Acts 1
2 Corinthians 1
Philippians 2
Hebrews 15
James 2
1 John 7
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

τελει-όω and τελεόω

(the latter always in Hdt., and the prevailing form in Att. Prose, v. infr., and cf. τέλειος init.):

make perfect, complete:

I of things, acts, works, time, make perfect, complete, accomplish, πάντα ἐτελέωσε ποιήσας Hdt. 1.120; τελεώσαντες τὰς σπονδάς having completed the libations, Th. 6.32; τελειοῖ τὴν ἐνέργειαν ἡ ἡδονή Arist. EN 1174b23; τ. βίου ἐνιαυτούς complete the tale of years, App.Anth. 2.281 (Philadelphia); τὸ ἔργον John 4:34; τὰς ἡμέρας Luke 2:43; τὸν δρόμον Acts 20:24; τὸν περὶ παιδοτροφίας λόγον ἐνθάδε τελειοῦμεν Sor. 1.126: Med., Iamb. VP 29.158, Protr. 20: Pass., to be accomplished, Hdt. 1.160, S. Tr. 1257; ἐπειδὴ χρόνος ἐτελεώθη Pl. Plt. 272d; τελεωθέντων ἀμφοτέροισι when both men had their wishes accomplished, Hdt. 5.11. execute a legal instrument, make it valid by completing it, PCair.PreIsa 43.10 (i A.D.), PAmh. 2.111.16 (ii A.D.), BGU 578.21 (ii A.D.), 1657.6 (iii A.D.).

2. in Logic, τ. τὸ εἶδος complete, make perfect the form or species, Arist. EN 1174a16: Pass., of syllogisms, to be made perfect (by reduction to the 1st figure, the other figures being ἀτελεῖς), Id. APr. 29a16, 30, al.

3. Pass., of prophecies, to be fulfilled, John 19:28.

II bring to perfection or consummation, ἐπιγενόμενα δὲ ταῦτα τῷ Δαρείῳ ἐτελέωσέ μιν sealed his success, in his claim to the monarchy, Hdt. 3.86; τελειῶσαι λόχον make the ambush successful, S. OC 1089 (lyr.): Pass., to be made perfect, attain perfection, Id. El. 1510 (anap.); esp. by reaching maturity in point of age, Pl. Smp. 192a, R. 466e, 487a, 498b, etc.; so of the embryo, plants, come to maturity, Arist. GA 776a31, Thphr. HP 8.2.6, Sor. 1.33, al., Gal. 6.531; τελειωθέντος [μειρακίου] κατὰ τὸ μέγεθος ib.162.

2. in Pass. also, τελειωθῆναι, = γῆμαι, Paus.Gr. Fr. 306, cf. τέλειος 1.2b, τέλος 1.6.

3. Pass., to be made perfect, of true Christians, Hebrews 11:40, Hebrews 12:23.

4. Pass., die, IG 14.628 (Rhegium). III intr., bring fruit to maturity, come to maturity, Arist. GA 757b24.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

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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τελειόω , -

(<τέλειος ),

[in LXX: Exodus 29:9, Leviticus 4:5, al. (τ . χεῖρ H4390 pi.), 2 Samuel 22:26, al. (H8552), Wisdom of Solomon 4:13, al. (cf. Westc., He., 64);]

1. bring to an end, finish, accomplish, fulfil: John 4:34, Acts 20:24; of time, Luke 2:43, John 5:36; John 17:4; pass., ἡ γραφή , John 19:28.

2. to bring to maturity or completeness, to complete, perfect;

(a) of things: Hebrews 7:19, James 2:22, 1 John 2:5; 1 John 4:12; 1 John 4:17 :

(b) of persons, in ethical and spiritual sense: Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 9:9; Hebrews 10:1; Hebrews 10:14; pass., Luke 13:32, John 17:23, Philippians 3:12, Hebrews 5:9; Hebrews 7:28; Hebrews 11:40; Hebrews 12:23, 1 John 4:18 (for a different view of the meaning in Hebrews 2:10, al., v. Rendall, in l).†

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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";a period of three years"; (Acts 20:31) : P Giss I. 58ii. 17 (A.D. 116) πληροῦντες τ ̣[ ]ν τριετίας ̣ [χρόν ]ο ̣ν, P Tebt II. 488 (account of a trial—A.D. 121–2) ]ξ ̣ι ̣ο ̣υ ̣ π ̣ρ ̣ο ̣̣ πόσου χρόνου οἰκοδομῆσαι; Ἱέραξ · πρὸ τριετίας, ib. 342.21 (late ii/A.D.) ἐπὶ τὴν λοιπ (ὴν) (τριετίαν), ";for the remaining period of three years,"; and P Amh II. 100.7 (A.D. 198–211) τῆς ὅλης τριετίας. The adj. τριετής occurs in ib. 68.41 (late i/A.D.) τῶι μὲν τῆς ἀτελείας τριετεῖ χρόνῳ, and the verb τριετίζω ter in Genesis 15:9. See also V Oxy XVII. 2105.3 (A.D. 147–8) τριετηρικὸ [ς ] ἀγω ̣[ν, ";a triennial contest.";


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List of Word Forms
ετελειωθη ετελειώθη ἐτελειώθη ετελείωσα ετελείωσαν ετελείωσάν ετελείωσε ετελειωσεν ετελείωσεν ἐτελείωσεν τελειουμαι τελειούμαι τελειοῦμαι τελειούται τελειωθεις τελειωθείς τελειωθεὶς τελειωθη τελειωθή τελειωθῇ τελειωθήναι τελειωθώσι τελειωθωσιν τελειωθῶσιν τελειώσαι τελειῶσαι τελειωσαντων τελειωσάντων τελειωσας τελειώσας τελειώσει τελειώσεις τελειωσω τελειώσω τελειώσωσι τετελειωκεν τετελείωκεν τετελειωμαι τετελείωμαι τετελειωμενη τετελειωμένη τετελειωμενοι τετελειωμένοι τετελειωμενον τετελειωμένον τετελειωμένος τετελειωμένου τετελειωμενων τετελειωμένων τετελειωται τετελείωται eteleiosen eteleiōsen eteleíosen eteleíōsen eteleiothe eteleiōthē eteleiṓthe eteleiṓthē teleiosai teleiôsai teleiōsai teleiō̂sai teleiosanton teleiosánton teleiōsantōn teleiōsántōn teleiosas teleiōsas teleiṓsas teleioso teleiōsō teleiṓso teleiṓsō teleiothe teleiōthē teleiothêi teleiōthē̂i teleiotheis teleiotheìs teleiōtheis teleiōtheìs teleiothosin teleiothôsin teleiōthōsin teleiōthō̂sin teleioumai teleioûmai teteleioken teteleiōken teteleíoken teteleíōken teteleiomai teteleiōmai teteleíomai teteleíōmai teteleiomene teteleioméne teteleiōmenē teteleiōménē teteleiomenoi teteleioménoi teteleiōmenoi teteleiōménoi teteleiomenon teteleioménon teteleiōmenon teteleiōmenōn teteleiōménon teteleiōménōn teteleiotai teteleiōtai teteleíotai teteleíōtai
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