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τέλειος, -α, -ον
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perfect, mature, finished
brought to completion; fully accomplished, fully developed, Jas. 1:4a; fully realized, thorough, 1 Jn. 4:18; complete, entire, as opposed to what is partial and limited, 1 Cor. 13:10; full grown of ripe age, 1 Cor. 14:20; Eph. 4:13; Heb. 5:14; fully accomplished in Christian enlightenment, 1 Cor. 2:6; Phil. 3:15; Col. 1:28; perfect in some point of character, without shortcoming in respect of a certain standard, Mt. 5:48; 19:21; Col. 4:12; Jas. 1:4b; 3:2; perfect, consummate, Rom. 12:2; Jas. 1:17, 25; compar. of higher excellence and efficiency, Heb. 9:11*

Greek-English Concordance for τέλειος

Matthew 5:48 You, however, are to be perfect (teleioi | τέλειοι | nom pl masc), as your heavenly Father is perfect (teleios | τέλειος | nom sg masc).
Matthew 19:21 Jesus said to him, “If you want to be perfect (teleios | τέλειος | nom sg masc), go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”
Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect (teleion | τέλειον | nom sg neut).
1 Corinthians 2:6 However, we do speak wisdom among those who are mature (teleiois | τελείοις | dat pl masc), although it is not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to perish.
1 Corinthians 13:10 but when what is complete (teleion | τέλειον | nom sg neut) comes, the partial will be set aside.
1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Rather, in evil be infants but in your thinking be adults (teleioi | τέλειοι | nom pl masc).
Ephesians 4:13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature (teleion | τέλειον | acc sg masc) adulthood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,
Philippians 3:15 So those of us who are mature (teleioi | τέλειοι | nom pl masc) should take this point of view; and if in anything you think differently, that too God will make known to you.
Colossians 1:28 He is the one we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone mature (teleion | τέλειον | acc sg masc) in Christ.
Colossians 4:12 sends greetings; you Epaphras, who is one of you and a servant of Christ Jesus, sends you greetings, always laboring on your behalf in his prayers, that you may stand firm in everything that God wills, mature (teleioi | τέλειοι | nom pl masc) and fully assured. in everything wills, God
Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature (teleiōn | τελείων | gen pl masc), for those who by virtue of their maturity have senses that are trained to distinguish good from evil.
Hebrews 9:11 But when Christ appeared as high priest of the good things that have now come, passing through the greater and more perfect (teleioteras | τελειοτέρας | gen sg fem comparative) tent (not made with hands, that is, not of this creation),
James 1:4 And let endurance carry out its intended purpose (teleion | τέλειον | acc sg neut), so that you may be mature (teleioi | τέλειοι | nom pl masc) and complete, lacking in nothing.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect (teleion | τέλειον | nom sg neut) gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow caused by change.
James 1:25 But the person who looks intently into the perfect (teleion | τέλειον | acc sg masc) law, the law that provides liberty, and continues in it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an active doer — he will be blessed in his doing.
James 3:2 For we all stumble in many ways. If someone does not stumble in what he says, he is a mature (teleios | τέλειος | nom sg masc) individual, able to bridle his whole body as well.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect (teleia | τελεία | nom sg fem) love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. So the one who fears has not been perfected in love.