Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #5055: teleo (pronounced tel-eh'-o)

from 5056; to end, i.e. complete, execute, conclude, discharge (a debt):--accomplish, make an end, expire, fill up, finish, go over, pay, perform.

Thayer's Greek Lexicon:



1) to bring to a close, to finish, to end

1a) passed, finished

2) to perform, execute, complete, fulfil, (so that the thing done corresponds to what has been said, the order, command etc.)

2a) with special reference to the subject matter, to carry out the contents of a command

2b) with reference also to the form, to do just as commanded, and generally involving the notion of time, to perform the last act which completes a process, to accomplish, fulfil

3) to pay

3a) of tribute

Part of Speech: verb

Relation: from G5056

Citing in TDNT: 8:57, 1161


This word is used 26 times:

Matthew 10:23: "I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till"
Matthew 11:1: "it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples,"
Matthew 13:53: "it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence."
Matthew 17:24: "Doth not your master pay tribute?"
Matthew 19:1: "it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from"
Matthew 26:1: "it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said"
Luke 2:39: "And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord,"
Luke 12:50: "am I straitened till it be accomplished!"
Luke 18:31: "concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished."
Luke 22:37: "that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned"
John 19:28: "that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled,"
John 19:30: "the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up"
Acts 13:29: "And when they had fulfilled all that was written of him, they took him down"
Romans 2:27: "shall not uncircumcision which is by nature, if it fulfill the law, judge thee,"
Romans 13:6: "For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are"
Galatians 5:16: "in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh."
2 Timothy 4:7: "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:"
James 2:8: "If ye fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture,"
Revelation 10:7: "the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants"
Revelation 11:7: "And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth"
Revelation 15:1: "for in them is filled up the wrath of God."
Revelation 15:8: "of the seven angels were fulfilled."
Revelation 17:17: "beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled."
Revelation 20:3: "till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that"
Revelation 20:5: "until the thousand years were finished. This is the first"
Revelation 20:7: "the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his"

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