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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Perfection, Perfecting, Perfectness

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A — 1: κατάρτισις

(Strong's #2676 — Noun Feminine — katartisis — kat-ar'-tis-is )

"a making fit," is used figuratively in an ethical sense in 2 Corinthians 13:9 , RV, "perfecting" (AV, "perfection"), implying a process leading to consummation (akin to katartizo, see PERFECT , B, No. 3).

A — 2: καταρτισμός

(Strong's #2677 — Noun Masculine — katartismos — kat-ar-tis-mos' )

denotes, in much the same way as No. 1, "a fitting or preparing fully," Ephesians 4:12 .

A — 3: τελείωσις

(Strong's #5050 — Noun Feminine — teleiosis — tel-i'-o-sis )

denotes "a fulfillment, completion, perfection, and end accomplished as the effect of a process," Hebrews 7:11; in Luke 1:45 , RV, "fulfillment" (AV, "performance").

A — 4: τελειότης

(Strong's #5047 — Noun Feminine — teleiotes — tel-i-ot'-ace )

denotes much the same as No. 3, but stressing perhaps the actual accomplishment of the end in view, Colossians 3:14 , "perfectness;" Hebrews 6:1 , "perfection." In the Sept., Judges 9:16,19; Proverbs 11:3; Jeremiah 2:2 .

B — 1: τελεσφορέω

(Strong's #5052 — Verb — telesphoreo — tel-es-for-eh'-o )

"to bring to a completion" or "an end in view" (telos, "an end," phero, "to bear"), is said of plants, Luke 8:14 .

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Perfection, Perfecting, Perfectness'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/p/perfection-perfecting-perfectness.html. 1940.

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