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Strong's #4135 - πληροφορέω

Root Word (Etymology)
from (G4134) and (G5409)
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  1. to bear or bring full, to make full
    1. to cause a thing to be shown to the full
      1. to fulfil the ministry in every part
    2. to carry through to the end, accomplish
      1. things that have been accomplished
    3. to fill one with any thought, conviction, or inclination
      1. to make one certain, to persuade, convince one
      2. to be persuaded, persuaded, fully convinced or assured
      3. to render inclined or bent on
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4390 ‑ מָלָא (maw‑lay', maw‑law');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (6)
Luke 1
Romans 3
2 Timothy 2
NAS (10)
Luke 1
Romans 4
Colossians 2
2 Timothy 3
HCS (6)
Luke 1
Romans 2
Colossians 1
2 Timothy 2
BSB (6)
Luke 1
Romans 2
Colossians 1
2 Timothy 2
ESV (5)
Luke 1
Romans 2
2 Timothy 2
WEB (6)
Luke 1
Romans 3
2 Timothy 2
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions


bring full measure: satisfy fully, PAmh. 2.66.42 (ii A. D.), PMag.Lond. 121.910; esp. assure, τινὰ ὅρκοις Ctes. Fr. 29.39, cf. Cod Just. .

2. fulfil, τὴν διακονίαν 2 Timothy 4:5; τὸ πατρῷον συνάλλαγμα Arch.Pap. 5.383 (i/ii A. D.): Pass., to be fulfilled, Ev.Luke 1:1, Vett.Val. 43.18 .

3. pay in full, POxy. 1473.8 ( Pass., iii A. D. ), etc.

II Pass., of persons, have full satisfaction, to be fully assured, ὅτι . . Ep.Romans 4:21 : abs., ib. 14.5 .

2. π. τοῦ ποιῆσαι to be fully bent on doing, LXX Ecclesiastes 8:11 .

Thayer's Expanded Definition

πληροφορέω, πληροφόρω: (1 aorist imperative πληροφόρησον, infinitive πληροφορησαι (Romans 15:13 L marginal reading); passive, present imperative πληροθορείσθω; perfect participle πεπληροφορημενος; 1 aorist participle πληροφορηθείς); (from the unused adjective πληροθορος, and this from πλήρης and φέρω); to bear or bring full, to make full;

a. to cause a thing to be shown to the full: τήν διακονίαν, i. e. to fulfil the ministry in every respect, 2 Timothy 4:5 (cf. πληροῦν τήν διακονίαν, Acts 12:25); also τό κήρυγμα, 2 Timothy 4:17.

b. "to carry through to the end, accomplish: πράγματα πεπληροφορημενα, things that have been accomplished (Itala and Vulg. completae), Luke 1:1 (cf. ὡς ἐπληρώθη ταῦτα, Acts 19:21) (cf. Meyer edition Weiss at the passage).

c. τινα, to fill one with any thought, conviction, or inclination: (Romans 15:13 L marginal reading (followed by ἐν with the dative of thing): others, πληρόω, which see, 1); hence, to make one certain, to persuade, convince, one (πολλαῖς οὖν λόγοις καί ὅρκοις πληροθορησαντες Μεγαβυζον, extracted from Ctesias () in Photius, p. 41, 29 ((edited by Bekker); but on this passive, see Lightfoot as below)); passive, to be persuaded, Romans 14:5; πληροθορηθεις, persuaded, fully convinced or assured, Romans 4:21; also πεπληροθορήμενοι, Colossians 4:12 L T Tr WH; οἱ ἀπόστολοι ... πληροθορηθεντες διά τῆς ἀναστάσεως τοῦ κυρίου Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ καί πιστωθενθες ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τοῦ Θεοῦ, Clement of Rome, 1 Cor. 42, 3 [ET]; frequent so in ecclesiastical writings; to render inclined or bent on, ἐπληροθορηθη καρδία ... τοῦ ποιῆσαι τό πονηρόν, Ecclesiastes 8:11 (cf. Test xii. Patr., test. Gad 2). The word is treated of fully by Bleek, Brief an d. Hebrews 2:2, p. 233ff; Grimm in the Jahrbb. f. Deutsche TheoI. for 1871, p. 38ff; (Lightfoot's Commentary on Colossians 4:12. Cf. also Sophocles' Lexicon, under the word.)

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

πληροφορέω , - ,

[in LXX: Ecclesiastes 8:11 (H4390) *;]

1. to bring in full measure, hence, to fulfil, accomplish: Luke 1:1, 2 Timothy 4:5; 2 Timothy 4:17.

2. to persuade, assure or satisfy fully (so in Papyri; v. Deiss., LAE, 82 f.; M, Th., 9): pass., Romans 4:21; Romans 14:5, Colossians 4:12 (v. Lft., in l).

3. to fill: Romans 15:13, L, mg. (Cl. Ro., 1 Corinthians 5:4); metaph., pass., to be filled with, hence, fully bent on (Ec, l.c.).†

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
List of Word Forms
επληροφορήθη καὶ πεπληροφορημενοι πεπληροφορημένοι πεπληροφορημενων πεπληροφορημένων πληροφορεισθω πληροφορείσθω πληροφορηθεις πληροφορηθείς πληροφορηθεὶς πληροφορηθη πληροφορηθή πληροφορηθῇ πληροφορησον πληροφόρησον kai peplerophoremenoi peplerophoreménoi peplērophorēmenoi peplērophorēménoi peplerophoremenon peplerophoreménon peplērophorēmenōn peplērophorēménōn plerophoreistho plerophoreístho plērophoreisthō plērophoreísthō plerophoreson plerophóreson plērophorēson plērophórēson plerophorethe plērophorēthē plerophorethêi plērophorēthē̂i plerophoretheis plerophoretheìs plērophorētheis plērophorētheìs
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