5046. teleios
Strong's Concordance
teleios: having reached its end, i.e. complete, by ext. perfect
Original Word: τέλειος, α, ον
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: teleios
Phonetic Spelling: (tel'-i-os)
Definition: having reached its end, complete, perfect
Usage: perfect, (a) complete in all its parts, (b) full grown, of full age, (c) specially of the completeness of Christian character.
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Cognate: 5046 téleios (an adjective, derived from 5056 /télos, "consummated goal") – mature (consummated) from going through the necessary stages to reach the end-goal, i.e. developed into a consummating completion by fulfilling the necessary process (spiritual journey). See 5056 (telos).

[This root (tel-) means "reaching the end (aim)." It is well-illustrated with the old pirate's telescope, unfolding (extending out) one stage at a time to function at full-strength (capacity effectiveness).]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from telos
having reached its end, i.e. complete, by ext. perfect
NASB Translation
complete (2), mature (4), more perfect (1), perfect (12).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5046: τέλειος

τέλειος, τελεία, τέλειον (τέλος), in classic Greek sometimes also τέλειος, τέλειον (cf. Winers Grammar, § 11,1), from Homer down, the Sept. several times for שָׁלֵם, תָּמִים, etc.; properly, brought to its end, finished; lacking nothing necessary to completeness; perfect: ἔργον, James 1:4; ἀγάπη, 1 John 4:18; νόμος, James 1:25; (δώρημα, James 1:17); τελειοτερα σκηνή, a more perfect (excellent) tabernacle, Hebrews 9:11; τό τέλειον, substantively, that which is perfect: consummate human integrity and virtue, Romans 12:2 (others take it here as an adjective belonging to θέλημα); the perfect state of all things, to be ushered in by the return of Christ from heaven, 1 Corinthians 13:10; of men, full-grown, adult; of full age, mature (Aeschylus Ag. 1504; Plato, legg. 11, p. 929{c}): Hebrews 5:14; τέλειος ἀνήρ (Xenophon, Cyril 1, 2, 4f; 8, 7, 6; Philo de cherub. § 32; opposed to παιδίον νήπιον, Polybius 5, 29, 2; for other examples from other authors see Bleek, Brief a. d. Hebrew ii., 2, p. 133f), μέχρι ... εἰς ἄνδρα τέλειον, until we rise to the same level of knowledge which we ascribe to a full-grown man, until we can be likened to a full-grown man, Ephesians 4:13 (opposed to νήπιοι, 14); τέλειοι ταῖς φρεσί (opposed to παιδία and νηπιαζοντες ταῖς φρεσί), 1 Corinthians 14:20 (here A. V. men); absolutely, οἱ τέλειοι, the perfect, i. e. the more intelligent, ready to apprehend divine things, 1 Corinthians 2:6 (R. V. marginal reading full-grown) (opposed to νήπιοι ἐν Χριστῷ, ; in simple opposed to νήπιος, Philo de legg. alleg. i. § 30; for מֵבִין, opposed to μαντανων, 1 Chronicles 25:8; (cf. Lightfoot on Colossians 1:28; Philippians 3:15)); of mind and character, one who has reached the proper height of virtue and integrity: Matthew 5:48; Matthew 19:21; Philippians 3:15 (cf. Lightfoot as above); James 1:4; in an absolute sense, of God: Matthew 5:48; τέλειος ἀνήρ, James 3:2 (τέλειος δίκαιος, Sir. 44:17); as respects understanding and goodness, Colossians 4:12; τέλειος ἄνθρωπος ἐν Χριστῷ, Colossians 1:28 (cf. Lightfoot as the synonym above: see ὁλόκληρος, and Trench, § xxii.).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
complete, perfect, mature

From telos; complete (in various applications of labor, growth, mental and moral character, etc.); neuter (as noun, with ho) completeness -- of full age, man, perfect.

see GREEK telos

see GREEK ho

Forms and Transliterations
τελεια τελεία τέλειαι τελειοι τέλειοι τελειοις τελείοις τελειον τέλειον τελειος τέλειος τέλειός τελειοτερας τελειοτέρας τελειων τελείων teleia teleía teleioi téleioi teleiois teleíois teleion teleiōn teleíon teleíōn téleion teleios téleios téleiós teleioteras teleiotéras
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 5:48 Adj-NMP
GRK: οὖν ὑμεῖς τέλειοι ὡς ὁ
NAS: Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly
KJV: ye therefore perfect, even as your
INT: Therefore you perfect even as the

Matthew 5:48 Adj-NMS
GRK: ὁ οὐράνιος τέλειός ἐστιν
NAS: as your heavenly Father is perfect.
KJV: heaven is perfect.
INT: who [is] Heavenly perfect is

Matthew 19:21 Adj-NMS
GRK: Εἰ θέλεις τέλειος εἶναι ὕπαγε
NAS: you wish to be complete, go
KJV: thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell
INT: If you desire perfect to be go

Romans 12:2 Adj-NNS
GRK: εὐάρεστον καὶ τέλειον
NAS: and acceptable and perfect.
KJV: acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
INT: well-pleasing and perfect

1 Corinthians 2:6 Adj-DMP
GRK: ἐν τοῖς τελείοις σοφίαν δὲ
NAS: those who are mature; a wisdom,
KJV: among them that are perfect: yet
INT: among the mature wisdom moreover

1 Corinthians 13:10 Adj-ANS
GRK: ἔλθῃ τὸ τέλειον τὸ ἐκ
NAS: but when the perfect comes,
KJV: when that which is perfect is come,
INT: might come that which is perfect that in

1 Corinthians 14:20 Adj-NMP
GRK: δὲ φρεσὶν τέλειοι γίνεσθε
NAS: but in your thinking be mature.
KJV: in understanding be men.
INT: however thinking full grown be

Ephesians 4:13 Adj-AMS
GRK: εἰς ἄνδρα τέλειον εἰς μέτρον
NAS: of God, to a mature man,
KJV: of God, unto a perfect man, unto
INT: at a man full-grown at [the] measure

Philippians 3:15 Adj-NMP
GRK: Ὅσοι οὖν τέλειοι τοῦτο φρονῶμεν
NAS: as many as are perfect, have
KJV: as many as be perfect, be
INT: As many as therefore [are] perfect this should be of mind

Colossians 1:28 Adj-AMS
GRK: πάντα ἄνθρωπον τέλειον ἐν Χριστῷ
NAS: every man complete in Christ.
KJV: every man perfect in Christ
INT: every man perfect in Christ

Colossians 4:12 Adj-NMP
GRK: ἵνα σταθῆτε τέλειοι καὶ πεπληροφορημένοι
NAS: that you may stand perfect and fully assured
KJV: that ye may stand perfect and complete
INT: that you might stand perfect and complete

Hebrews 5:14 Adj-GMP
GRK: τελείων δέ ἐστιν
NAS: food is for the mature, who because
KJV: belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason
INT: [for the] fully grown however is

Hebrews 9:11 Adj-GFS-C
GRK: μείζονος καὶ τελειοτέρας σκηνῆς οὐ
NAS: the greater and more perfect tabernacle,
KJV: and more perfect tabernacle,
INT: greater and more perfect tabernacle not

James 1:4 Adj-ANS
GRK: ὑπομονὴ ἔργον τέλειον ἐχέτω ἵνα
NAS: have [its] perfect result,
KJV: patience have [her] perfect work, that
INT: [the] endurance work perfect let have that

James 1:4 Adj-NMP
GRK: ἵνα ἦτε τέλειοι καὶ ὁλόκληροι
NAS: so that you may be perfect and complete,
KJV: that ye may be perfect and entire,
INT: that you might be perfect and complete

James 1:17 Adj-NNS
GRK: πᾶν δώρημα τέλειον ἄνωθέν ἐστιν
NAS: and every perfect gift
KJV: and every perfect gift is
INT: every gift perfect from above is

James 1:25 Adj-AMS
GRK: εἰς νόμον τέλειον τὸν τῆς
NAS: But one who looks intently at the perfect law,
KJV: into the perfect law
INT: into [the] law perfect that

James 3:2 Adj-NMS
GRK: πταίει οὗτος τέλειος ἀνήρ δυνατὸς
NAS: in what he says, he is a perfect man,
KJV: the same [is] a perfect man,
INT: stumble this one [is] a perfect man able

1 John 4:18 Adj-NFS
GRK: ἀλλ' ἡ τελεία ἀγάπη ἔξω
NAS: fear in love; but perfect love casts
KJV: love; but perfect love casteth
INT: but perfect love out

Strong's Greek 5046
19 Occurrences

τελεία — 1 Occ.
τελείων — 1 Occ.
τέλειοι — 5 Occ.
τελείοις — 1 Occ.
τέλειον — 7 Occ.
τέλειός — 3 Occ.
τελειοτέρας — 1 Occ.

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