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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words

Accomplish, Accomplishment

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A — 1: ἐξαρτίζω
(Strong's #1822 — Verb — exartizo — ex-ar-tid'-zo )

"to fit out," (from ek, "out," and a verb derived from artos, "a joint"), means "to furnish completely," 2 Timothy 3:17 , or "to accomplish," Acts 21:5 , there said of a number of days, as if to render the days complete by what was appointed for them. See FURNISH. In the Sept., Exodus 28:7 .

A — 2: πληρόω
(Strong's #4137 — Verb — pleroo — play-ro'-o )

"to fulfill, to complete, carry out to the full" (as well as to fill), is translated "perfect" in Revelation 3:2 , AV; RV, "I have found no works of thine fulfilled before My God;" "accomplish" in Luke 9:31 . See COMPLETE , END , EXPIRE , FILL , FULFILL , FULL , PREACH.

Note: Its strengthened form, ekpleroo, "to fulfill," lit., "fill out," is used in Acts 13:33 , of the fulfillment of a Divine promise of the resurrection of Christ.

A — 3: τελέω
(Strong's #5055 — Verb — teleo — tel-eh'-o )

"to finish, to bring to an end" (telos, "an end"), frequently signifies, not merely to terminate a thing, but to carry out a thing to the full. It is used especially in the Apocalypse, where it occurs eight times, and is rendered "finish" in Revelation 10:7 ; 11:7 , and in the RV of Revelation 15:1 , which rightly translates it "(in them) is finished (the wrath of God)." So in Revelation 10:8 ; in Revelation 17:17 , RV, "accomplish," and "finish" in Revelation 20:3,5,7 ; in Luke 2:39 , RV, "accomplish," for AV, "performed." See END , EXPIRE , FILL , FINISH , FULFILL , GO , No. 5, PAY, PERFORM.

A — 4: ἐπιτελέω
(Strong's #2005 — Verb — epiteleo — ep-ee-tel-eh'-o )

epi, "up," intensive, and No. 3, is a strengthened form of that verb, in the sense of "accomplishing." The fuller meaning is "to accomplish perfectly;" in Romans 15:28 , RV, "accomplish;" "perfecting" in 2 Corinthians 7:1 ; "complete" in 2 Corinthians 8:6,11 ; "completion" in the latter part of this 11th verse, which is better than "performance;" "perfected" in Galatians 3:3 ; "perfect" in Philippians 1:6 . In Hebrews 8:5 the margin rightly has "complete" instead of "make," with regard to the tabernacle. In Hebrews 9:6 it is translated "accomplish" and in 1 Peter 5:9 . See COMPLETE , DO , FINISH , MAKE , PERFECT , PERFORM.

A — 5: τελειόω
(Strong's #5048 — Verb — teleioo — tel-i-o'-o )

though distinct grammatically from teleo, has much the same meaning. The main distinction is that teleo more frequently signifies "to fulfill," teleioo, more frequently, "to make perfect," one of the chief features of the Epistle to the Hebrews, where it occurs nine times. It is rendered "accomplish" in the RV of John 4:34 ; 5:36 ; 17:4 ; Acts 20:24 . See CONSECRATE , FINISH , FULFILL , PERFECT.

A — 6: πίμπλημι
(Strong's #4130 — Verb — pletho — )

"to fulfill," is translated "accomplished" in the AV of Luke 1:23 ; 2:6,21,22 (RV, "fulfilled"). See FILL , No. 5, FURNISH, Note.

B — 1: ἐκπλήρωσις
(Strong's #1604 — Noun Feminine — ekplerosis — ek-play'-ro-sis )

see A, No. 2, Note, means "an entire fulfilment" (ek, "out," plerosis, "a filling"), Acts 21:26 , of the "fulfillment" of days of purification.

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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Accomplish, Accomplishment'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. 1940.

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