Fullness - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ 1,,G4138, pleroma ]
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; Colossians 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.

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words