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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words


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1: πλήρωμα
(Strong's #4138 — Noun Neuter — pleroma — play'-ro-mah )

denotes "fullness," that of which a thing is "full;" it is thus used of the grace and truth manifested in Christ, John 1:16 ; of all His virtues and excellencies, Ephesians 4:13 ; "the blessing of Christ," Romans 15:29 , RV (not as AV); the conversion and restoration of Israel, Romans 11:12 ; the completion of the number of Gentiles who receive blessing through the Gospel, Romans 11:25 ; the complete products of the earth, 1 Corinthians 10:26 ; the end of an appointed period, Galatians 4:4 ; Ephesians 1:10 ; God, in the completeness of His Being, Ephesians 3:19 ; Colossians 1:19 ; 2:9 ; the church as the complement of Christ, Ephesians 1:23 . In Mark 6:43 , "basketfuls," RV, is, lit., "fullnesses of baskets." For Matthew 9:16 ; Mark 2:21 see FILL , (B); for Mark 8:20 see FULFILL , B.

Note: For plerophoria, "fullness," Hebrews 6:11 , RV, see ASSURANCE.

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

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