4138. pléróma
Strong's Concordance
pléróma: fullness, a filling up
Original Word: πλήρωμα, ατος, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: pléróma
Phonetic Spelling: (play'-ro-mah)
Definition: fullness, a filling up
Usage: (a) a fill, fullness; full complement; supply, patch, supplement, (b) fullness, filling, fulfillment, completion.
HELPS Word-studies

Cognate: 4138 plḗrōma – "sum total, fulness, even (super) abundance" (BAGD). See 4130 (plēthō).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from pléroó
fullness, a filling up
NASB Translation
all...contains (1), fulfillment (2), full (2), fullness (10), patch (2).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4138: πλήρωμα

πλήρωμα, πληρώματος, τό (πληρόω), the Sept. for מְלֹא;

1. etymologically it has a passive sense, that which is (or has been) filled; very rarely so in classical Greek: a ship, inasmuch as it is filled (i. e. manned) with sailors, rowers, and soldiers; ἀπό δύο πληρωματων Ἐμάχοντο, Lucian, ver. hist. 2, 37; πέντε εἶχον πληρώματα, ibid. 38. In the N. T. the body of believers, as that which is filled with the presence, power, agency, riches of God and of Christ: τοῦ Χριστοῦ, Ephesians 4:13 (see ἡλικία, 1 c. (cf. Winers Grammar, § 30, 3 N. T; Buttmann, 155 (136))); ; εἰς πᾶν τό πλήρωμα τοῦ Θεοῦ, that ye may become a body wholly filled and flooded by God, Ephesians 3:19 (but WH marginal reading reads πληρωθῇ πᾶν τό

2. that which fills or with which a thing is filled: so very frequently in classical Greek from Herodotus down; especially of those things with which ships are filled, freight and merchandise, sailors, oarsmen, soldiers (cf. our 'complement' (yet cf. Lightfoot as below, p. 258f)) (of the animals filling Noah's ark, Philo de vit. Moys. ii. § 12); πλήρωμα πόλεως, the inhabitants or population filling a city, Plato, de rep. 2, p. 371 e.; Aristotle, polit. 3, 13, p. 1284{a}, 5; 4,4, p. 1291a, 17; others. So in the N. T. γῆ καί τό πλήρωμα αὐτῆς, whatever fills the earth or is contained in it, 1 Corinthians 10:26, 28 Rec. (Psalm 23:1 (); (); Jeremiah 8:16; Ezekiel 12:19, etc.; τό πλήρωμα τῆς θαλάσσης, Psalm 95:11 (); 1 Chronicles 16:32); κοφίνων πληρώματα, those things with which the baskets were filled, (basketfuls), Mark 6:43 T Tr WH (on this passive, cf. Lightfoot as below, p. 260); also σπυρίδων πληρώματα, Mark 8:20; the filling (Latincomplementum) by which a gap is filled up, Matthew 9:16; Mark 2:21; that by which a loss is repaired, spoken of the reception of all the Jews into the kingdom of God (see ἥττημα, 1), Romans 11:12. Of time (see πληρόω, 2 b. α.), that portion of time by which a longer antecedent period is completed; hence, completeness, fullness, of time: τοῦ χρόνου, Galatians 4:4; τῶν καιρῶν, Ephesians 1:10 (on which see οἰκονομία).

3. fullness, abundance: John 1:16; Colossians 1:19; Colossians 2:9; full number, Romans 11:25.

4. equivalent to πλήρωσις (see καύχημα, 2), i. e. a fulfilling, keeping: τοῦ νόμου (see πληρόω, 2 c. α.), Romans 13:10. For a full discussion of this word see Fritzsche, Ep. ad Romans, ii., p. 469ff; (especially Lightfoot's Commentary on Colossians, p. 257ff).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
fullness, fulfilling, full,

From pleroo; repletion or completion, i.e. (subjectively) what fills (as contents, supplement, copiousness, multitude), or (objectively) what is filled (as container, performance, period) -- which is put in to fill up, piece that filled up, fulfilling, full, fulness.

see GREEK pleroo

Forms and Transliterations
πληρωμα πλήρωμα πληρωματα πληρώματα πληρωματι πληρώματι πληρωματος πληρώματος πληρώσει πληρώσεως πλήρωσιν pleroma plērōma plḗroma plḗrōma pleromata plerṓmata plērōmata plērṓmata pleromati plerṓmati plērōmati plērṓmati pleromatos plerṓmatos plērōmatos plērṓmatos
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 9:16 N-NNS
GRK: γὰρ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ
NAS: garment; for the patch pulls away
KJV: for that which is put in to fill it up taketh
INT: indeed the patch of it from

Mark 2:21 N-NNS
GRK: αἴρει τὸ πλήρωμα ἀπ' αὐτοῦ
NAS: otherwise the patch pulls away
KJV: the new piece that filled it up taketh away
INT: tears away the filling up [piece] hereafter of it

Mark 6:43 N-ANP
GRK: δώδεκα κοφίνων πληρώματα καὶ ἀπὸ
NAS: up twelve full baskets
INT: twelve hand-baskets full and of

Mark 8:20 N-ANP
GRK: πόσων σπυρίδων πληρώματα κλασμάτων ἤρατε
NAS: large baskets full of broken pieces
KJV: baskets full of fragments
INT: of how many baskets [the] fillings of fragments took you up

John 1:16 N-GNS
GRK: ἐκ τοῦ πληρώματος αὐτοῦ ἡμεῖς
NAS: For of His fullness we have all
KJV: of his fulness have all
INT: of the fullness of him we

Romans 11:12 N-NNS
GRK: μᾶλλον τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῶν
NAS: more will their fulfillment be!
KJV: much more their fulness?
INT: more the fulfillment of them

Romans 11:25 N-NNS
GRK: οὗ τὸ πλήρωμα τῶν ἐθνῶν
NAS: until the fullness of the Gentiles
KJV: until the fulness of the Gentiles
INT: that the fullness of the Gentiles

Romans 13:10 N-NNS
GRK: οὐκ ἐργάζεται πλήρωμα οὖν νόμου
NAS: love is the fulfillment of [the] law.
KJV: love [is] the fulfilling of the law.
INT: not does work [the] fulfillment therefore of [the] law

Romans 15:29 N-DNS
GRK: ὑμᾶς ἐν πληρώματι εὐλογίας Χριστοῦ
NAS: to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing
KJV: in the fulness of the blessing
INT: you in fullness of the blessing of Christ

1 Corinthians 10:26 N-NNS
GRK: καὶ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῆς
KJV: and the fulness thereof.
INT: and the fullness of it

1 Corinthians 10:28 Noun-NNS
GRK: καὶ τὸ πλήρωμα αὐτῆς
KJV: and the fulness thereof:
INT: and the fullness of it

Galatians 4:4 N-NNS
GRK: ἦλθεν τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ χρόνου
NAS: But when the fullness of the time
KJV: when the fulness of the time
INT: came the fullness of the time

Ephesians 1:10 N-GNS
GRK: οἰκονομίαν τοῦ πληρώματος τῶν καιρῶν
NAS: suitable to the fullness of the times,
KJV: the dispensation of the fulness of times
INT: [the] administration of the fullness the of times

Ephesians 1:23 N-NNS
GRK: αὐτοῦ τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ τὰ
NAS: is His body, the fullness of Him who fills
KJV: body, the fulness of him that filleth
INT: of him the fullness of him who

Ephesians 3:19 N-ANS
GRK: πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: up to all the fullness of God.
KJV: with all the fulness of God.
INT: all the fullness of God

Ephesians 4:13 N-GNS
GRK: ἡλικίας τοῦ πληρώματος τοῦ χριστοῦ
NAS: of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.
KJV: of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
INT: of [the] stature of the fullness of Christ

Colossians 1:19 N-NNS
GRK: πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα κατοικῆσαι
NAS: for all the fullness to dwell
KJV: should all fulness dwell;
INT: all the fullness to dwell

Colossians 2:9 N-NNS
GRK: πᾶν τὸ πλήρωμα τῆς θεότητος
NAS: For in Him all the fullness of Deity
KJV: all the fulness of the Godhead
INT: all the fullness of the Deity

Strong's Greek 4138
18 Occurrences

πλήρωμα — 12 Occ.
πληρώματα — 2 Occ.
πληρώματι — 1 Occ.
πληρώματος — 3 Occ.

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