Greek to me! Telos definitions and usage

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The Good News of Completeness

Be TELOS like God is. – Jesus

(Mat 5:48)

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Greek terms related to Completeness

TELOS (end, completion, fulfillment, perfection, maturity, …)

G5056 τέλος telos tel’-os

From a primary word τέλλω tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid): – + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411.

G2005 ἐπιτελέω epiteleō ep-ee-tel-eh’-o

From G1909 and G5055; to fulfill further (or completely), that is, execute; by implication to terminate, undergo: – accomplish, do, finish, (make) (perfect), perform (X -ance).

Luke 13:32; Rom. 15:28; 2Co. 7:1; 8:6, 11; Gal. 3:3; Phi. 1:6; Heb. 8:5; 9:6; 1Pe. 5:9;

G5046 τέλειος teleios tel’-i-os

From G5056; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with G3588) completeness: – of full age, man, perfect.

Mat. 5:48; 19:21; Rom. 12:2; 1Co. 2:6; 13:10; 14:20; Eph. 4:13; Phi. 3:15; Col. 1:28; 4:12; Heb. 5:14; 9:11; Jam. 1:4, 17, 25; 3:2; 1Jo. 4:18;

G5047 τελειότης teleiotēs tel-i-ot’-ace

From G5046; (the state) completeness (mentally or morally): – perfection (-ness).

Col. 3:14; Heb. 6:1;

G5048 τελειόω teleioō tel-i-o’-o

From G5046; to complete, that is, (literally) accomplish, or (figuratively) consummate (in character): – consecrate, finish, fulfil, (make) perfect.

Luke 2:43; 13:32; John 4:34; 5:36; 17:4, 23; 19:28; Acts 20:24; 2Co. 12:9; Phi. 3:12; Heb. 2:10; 5:9; 7:19, 28; 9:9; 10:1, 14; 11:40; 12:23; Jam. 2:22; 1Jo. 2:5; 4:12, 17, 18;

G5049 τελείως teleiōs tel-i’-oce

Adverb from G5046; completely, that is, (of hope) without wavering: – to the end.

1Pe. 1:13;

G5050 τελείωσις teleiōsis tel-i’-o-sis

From G5448; (the act) completion, that is, (of prophecy) verification, or (of expiation) absolution: – perfection, performance.

Luke 1:45; Heb. 7:11;

G5051 τελειωτής teleiōtēs tel-i-o-tace’

From G5048; a completer, that is, consummater: – finisher.

Heb. 12:2;

G5052 τελεσφορέω telesphoreō tel-es-for-eh’-o

From a compound of G5056 and G5342; to be a bearer to completion (maturity), that is, to ripen fruit (figuratively): – bring fruit to perfection.

Luke 8:14;

G5053 τελευτάω teleutaō tel-yoo-tah’-o

From a presumed derivative of G5055; to finish life (by implication of G979), that is, expire (demise): – be dead, decease, die.

Mat. 2:19; 9:18; 15:4; 22:25; Mark 7:10; 9:44, 46, 48; Luke 7:2; Acts 2:29; 7:15; Heb. 11:22;

G5054 τελευτή teleutē tel-yoo-tay’

From G5053; decease: – death.

Mat. 2:15;

G5055 τελέω teleō tel-eh’-o

From G5056; to end, that is, complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt): – accomplish, make an end, expire, fill up, finish, go over, pay, perform.

Mat. 10:23; 11:1; 13:53; 17:24; 19:1; 26:1; Luke 2:39; 12:50; 18:31; 22:37; John 19:28, 30; Acts 13:29; Rom. 2:27; 13:6; Gal. 5:16; 2Ti. 4:7; Jam. 2:8; Rev. 7:4; 10:7; 11:7; 15:1, 8; 17:17; 20:3, 5, 7;

G5056 τέλος telos tel’-os

From a primary word τέλλω tellō (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly the point aimed at as a limit, that is, (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination [literally, figuratively or indefinitely], result [immediate, ultimate or prophetic], purpose); specifically an impost or levy (as paid): – + continual, custom, end (-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare G5411.

Mat. 10:22; 17:25; 24:6, 13, 14; 26:58; Mark 3:26; 13:7, 13; Luke 1:33; 18:5; 21:9; 22:37; John 13:1; Rom. 6:21, 22; 10:4; 13:7; 1Co. 1:8; 10:11; 15:24; 2Co. 1:13; 3:13; 11:15; Phi. 3:19; 1Th. 2:16; 1Ti. 1:5; Heb. 3:6, 14; 6:8, 11; 7:3; Jam. 5:11; 1Pe. 1:9; 3:8; 4:7, 17; Rev. 1:8; 2:26; 21:6; 22:13;

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