Full - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words


[ A-1,Adjective,G4134, pleres ]
denotes full,"
(a) in the sense of "being filled," materially, Matthew 14:20; Matthew 15:37; Mark 8:19 (said of baskets "full" of bread crumbs); of leprosy, Luke 5:12; spiritually, of the Holy Spirit, Luke 4:1; Acts 6:3; Acts 7:55; Acts 11:24; grace and truth, John 1:14; faith, Acts 6:5; grace and power, Acts 6:8; of the effects of spiritual life and qualities, seen in good works, Acts 9:36; in an evil sense, of guile and villany, Acts 13:10; wrath, Acts 19:28;
(b) in the sense of "being complete," "full corn in the ear," Mark 4:28; of a reward hereafter, 2 John 1:8.

[ A-2,Adjective,G3324, mestos ]
probably akin to a root signifying "to measure," hence conveys the sense of "having full measure,"
(a) of material things, a vessel, John 19:29; a net, John 21:11;
(b) metaphorically, of thoughts and feelings, exercised

(1) in evil things, hypocrisy, Matthew 23:28; envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity, Romans 1:29; the utterances of the tongue, James 3:8; adultery, 2 Peter 2:14;

(2) in virtues, goodness, Romans 15:14; mercy, etc., James 3:17.

[ B-1,Verb,G1073, gemo ]
"to be full, to be heavily laden with," was primarily used of a ship; it is chiefly used in the NT of evil contents, such as extortion and excess, Matthew 23:25; dead men's bones, Matthew 23:27; extortion and wickedness, Luke 11:39; cursing, Romans 3:14; blasphemy, Revelation 17:3; abominations, Revelation 17:4; of Divine judgments, Revelation 15:17; Revelation 21:9; (RV, "laden," AV, "full"); of good things, Revelation 4:6, Revelation 4:8; Revelation 5:8.


(1) Gemizo (See FILL, A, No. 9) is always rendered "to fill" in RV.

(2) For Acts 2:13, AV, See FILL, No. 11.

(3) For "fullgrown," Hebrews 5:14, RV, See AGE, No. 2; for James 1:15, RV, See FINISH, Note

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