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Entry for Strong's #5046 - τέλειος

Transliteration
téleios
Phonetics
tel'-i-os  
Word Origin
from (5056)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
8:67,1161
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. brought to its end, finished
  2. wanting nothing necessary to completeness
  3. perfect
  4. that which is perfect
    1. consummate human integrity and virtue
    2. of men
      1. full grown, adult, of full age, mature
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 8002 ‑ שֶׁלֶם (sheh'‑lem);  8003 ‑ שָׁלֵם (shaw‑lame');  8503 ‑ תַּכְלִית (tak‑leeth');  8549 ‑ תָּמִים (taw‑meem');  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (19) NAS (19) HCS (19)
Matthew 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 3
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 2
Hebrews 2
James 4
1 John 1
Matthew 2
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 3
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 2
Hebrews 2
James 4
1 John 1
Matthew 3
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 3
Ephesians 1
Philippians 1
Colossians 2
Hebrews 2
James 5
1 John 1
BYZ TIS TR
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 1
A-GPM 1
A-GSF-C 1
A-NPM 5
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 3
A-NSN 3
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 1
A-GSF-C 1
A-NPM 5
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 3
A-NSN 3
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 1
A-GPM 1
A-GSF-C 1
A-NPM 5
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 3
A-NSN 3
NA WH
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 1
A-GSFC 1
A-NPM 5
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 3
A-NSN 3
A-ASM 3
A-ASN 1
A-DPM 1
A-GPM 1
A-GSF-C 1
A-NPM 6
A-NSF 1
A-NSM 3
A-NSN 4


Thayer's Expanded Definition
 τέλειος, τελεία, τέλειον (τέλος), in classic Greek sometimes also τέλειος, τέλειον (cf. Winer s Grammar, § 11,1), from Homer down, the Sept. several times for שָׁלֵם, תָּמִים, etc.; properly, brought to its end, finished; lacking nothing necessary to completeness; perfect: ἔργον, James 1:4; ἀγάπη, 1 John 4:18; νόμος, James 1:25; (δώρημα, James 1:17); τελειοτερα σκηνή, a more perfect (excellent) tabernacle, Hebrews 9:11; τό τέλειον, substantively, that which is perfect: consummate human integrity and virtue, Romans 12:2 (others take it here as an adjective belonging to θέλημα); the perfect state of all things, to be ushered in by the return of Christ from heaven, 1 Corinthians 13:10; of men, full-grown, adult; of full age, mature ( Aeschylus Ag. 1504; Plato, legg. 11, p. 929{c}): Hebrews 5:14; τέλειος ἀνήρ ( Xenophon, Cyril 1,2, 4 f; 8,7, 6; Philo de cherub. § 32; opposed to παιδίον νήπιον, Polybius 5,29, 2; for other examples from other authors see Bleek, Brief a. d. Hebrew ii., 2, p. 133 f), μέχρι ... εἰς ἄνδρα τέλειον, until we rise to the same level of knowledge which we ascribe to a full-grown Prayer of Manasseh , until we can be likened to a full-grown Prayer of Manasseh , Ephesians 4:13 (opposed to νήπιοι, 14); τέλειοι ταῖς φρεσί (opposed to παιδία and νηπιαζοντες ταῖς φρεσί), 1 Corinthians 14:20 (here A. V. men); absolutely, οἱ τέλειοι, the perfect, i. e. the more intelligent, ready to apprehend divine things, 1 Corinthians 2:6 ( R. V. marginal reading full-grown) (opposed to νήπιοι ἐν Χριστῷ, 1 Corinthians 3:1>; in simple opposed to νήπιος, Philo de legg. alleg. i. § 30; for מֵבִין, opposed to μαντανων, 1 Chronicles 25:8; (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:28; Philippians 3:15)); of mind and character, one who has reached the proper height of virtue and integrity: Matthew 5:48; Matthew 19:21; Philippians 3:15 (cf. Lightfoot as above); James 1:4; in an absolute sense, of God: Matthew 5:48; τέλειος ἀνήρ, James 3:2 (τέλειος δίκαιος, Sirach 44:17); as respects understanding and goodness, Colossians 4:12; τέλειος ἄνθρωπος ἐν Χριστῷ, Colossians 1:28 (cf. Lightfoot as the synonym above: see ὁλόκληρος, and Trench, § xxii.).

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

τέλειος , -α , -ον

(< τέλος ),

[in LXX chiefly for H8003, H8549 and cogn. forms;]

having reached its end, finished, mature, complete, perfect;

1. of persons, primarily of physical development,

(a) full-grown, mature: ; ethically: ; opp. to νήπιος (-άζειν ), ; , ; τ . καὶ πεπληροφορημένοι , ; τ . ἐν Χριστῷ , ;

(b) complete, perfect (expressing the simple idea of complete goodness, without reference either to maturity or to the philosophical idea of a τέλος ; v. Hort on ): ; , ; ; of God, .

2. Of things, complete, perfect: ; ἔργον , ; νόμος , ; δώρημα , ; ἀγάπη , ; τὸ τ ., ; compar., τελειοτέρα (σκηνή ), .

(There is probably no reference in St. Paul's usage to the use of this term in the ancient mysteries; cf. ICC on ; but v. also Lft., in l, and Notes, 173 f.)

SYN.: see ὁλόκληρος G3648 (and cf. Rendall, He., 158 ff.).

 

 

 

 


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

";thistle,"; Matthew 7:16, Hebrews 6:8. In his comment on the latter passage (ICC ad l.) Moffatt recalls Philo Leg. Allegor. 250 (ed. Cohn), where with reference to Genesis 3:18 Philo plays with the derivation of the word (like ";trefoil";)—ἕκαστον δὲ τῶν παθῶν τριβόλια εἴρηκεν, ἐπειδὴ τριττά ἐστιν, αὐτό τε καὶ τὸ ποιητικόν καὶ τὸ ἐκ τούτων ἀποτέλεσμα.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
τελεια τελεία τέλειαι τελειοι τέλειοι τελειοις τελείοις τελειον τέλειον τελειος τέλειος τέλειός τελειοτερας τελειοτέρας τελειων τελείων teleia teleía teleioi téleioi teleiois teleíois teleion teleiōn teleíon teleíōn téleion teleios téleios téleiós teleioteras teleiotéras

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