5048 TELEIOO (24): to fulfill, finish or complete something. Additionally, the idea of "to make perfect (flawless)" can be seen in passages which tell about things done by God or Yesu. Some readers may prefer to translate teleioo in passages which refer to God or Yesu with the word "perfect". Comp. "complete" (5046 teleios). (Note: The double "o" ending of this verb is really an omicron "o" followed by an omega "o;" pronounced something like "tel-ay-aw'-oh.")
In Jn.19.28: the meaning seems to be, "to fulfill (teleiothe) the OT prophecies completely". Note that in vv.24 and 36, "fulfill" (4137 pleroo) seems to be similar in meaning to teleioo.
5046 TELEIOS (19): an adjective meaning "having reached completion;" sometimes in the sense of having reached perfection, sometimes maturity. "Perfect (one)" implies "one who does not sin." Only God, Christ and The Holy Spirit are perfect in that sense. Thus, "complete" or "mature" seem appropriate in passages which are not describing attributes of God. In passages such as Mt.5.48, "be ye perfect" seems to be a goal each one should strive for, rather than something one has attained.
In 1Co.2.6, "the complete ones" seems to be contrasted to "the ones being brought to nothing." In 1Co.13.9-10, "parts (3313 meros) of the whole" are contrasted to "that which is whole or complete." (Note that the contrast is NOT between "imperfect" and "perfect.") In Eph.4.13 a complete man is contrasted to infants in v.14; comp. "complete" (2677 katartismos) in v.12.
COMPLETE IN THE SENSE OF BEING ENTIRE, WITH NOTHING MISSING:
COMPLETE IN THE SENSE OF BEING FLAWLESS, or striving for the goal of sinlessness.
COMPLETE IN THE SENSE OF HAVING REACHED FULL GROWTH OR MATURITY. In 1Co.14.10 the expression "infants in understanding" is contrasted to "mature (ones) in understanding." In Heb.5.14 "mature (ones)" are compared to the infants of v.13.
5049 TELEIOS (1): adv.; completely (to do something completely or entirely). Peter's literal instruction is, "...hope entirely on the favor being brought to you in the revelation of Yesu the Anointed One."
5050 TELEIOSIS (2): a perfection or completion. Comp. "complete" (5046 teleios).
5047 TELEIOTES (2): the state of completeness or maturity. Comp. "complete" (5046 teleios).
5051 TELEIOTES (1): one who finishes or completes something. Comp. "complete" (5046 teleios).
5055 TELEO (26): to finish, complete or accomplish.
TO FINISH, COMPLETE OR ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING:
TO COMPLETE OR FULFILL A LAW BY KEEPING OR OBEYING IT: The context reveals which law. Comp. "law" (3551 nqmos).
TO COMPLETE OR FULFILL ONE'S LUST BY YIELDING TO IT:
TO COMPLETE OR FULFILL AN OBLIGATION BY PAYING:
5052 TELESPHOREO (1): telos = end + phoreo = to bring; to bring to an end or to a completion or to maturity, to make mature.
5053 TELEUTAO (10): to complete one's life; that is, to die. Equivalent to "die off" (0599 apothnesko) in Mt.22.25,27.
5054 TELEUTE (1): The completion of one's life; death.
5056 TELOS (42): The end of something, in the sense of it being finished, completed. In Lk.22.37 telos is compared to "to complete" (5055 teleo). Opposite of "beginning" (0746 arche).
THE END OF A PERIOD OF TIME OR AN EVENT; THE END OF AN AGE OR ERA:
THE END OR DESTINY OF A PERSON:
THE END RESULT OF AN ACTIVITY:
THE END PURPOSE OF SOMEONE OR SOMETHING:
THE PURPOSE OR "END" OF COLLECTING PUBLIC TOLLS, TAXES, OR CUSTOMS FEES: As used in the NT, the tolls, taxes or fees themselves.
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