5056. telos
Strong's Concordance
telos: an end, a toll
Original Word: τέλος, ους, τό
Part of Speech: Noun, Neuter
Transliteration: telos
Phonetic Spelling: (tel'-os)
Definition: an end, a toll
Usage: (a) an end, (b) event or issue, (c) the principal end, aim, purpose, (d) a tax.
HELPS Word-studies

5056 télos (a neuter noun) – properly, consummation (the end-goal, purpose), such as closure with all its results.

[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
a prim. word
an end, a toll
NASB Translation
continually* (1), custom (2), customs (1), end (24), ends (2), finished (1), fulfillment (1), goal (1), outcome (6), sum (1), utmost (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 5056: τέλος

τέλος, τέλους, τό (cf. Curtius, § 238), from Homer down, the Sept. mostly for קֵץ;

1. end, i. e.

a. termination, the limit at which a thing ceases to be, (in the Greek writings always of the end of some act or state, but not of the end of a period of time, which they call τελευτή; in the Scriptures also of a temporal end; an end in space is everywhere called πέρας): τῆς βασιλείας, Luke 1:33; ζωῆς, Hebrews 7:3; τοῦ καταργουμένου, 2 Corinthians 3:13; τά τέλη τῶν αἰώνων, 1 Corinthians 10:11 (τέλος τῶν ἡμερῶν, Nehemiah 13:6; τῶν ἑπτά ἐτῶν, 2 Kings 8:3: ἀρχή καί τέλος καί μεσότης χρόνων Wis. 7:18); equivalent to he who puts an end to: τέλος νόμου Χριστός, Christ has brought the law to all end (πᾶσιν Χριστός ἀνθρώποις τέλος τοῦ βίου θάνατος. Demosthenes, 1306, 25), Romans 10:4; cf. Fritzsche at the passage, vol. ii, p. 377f πάντων τό τέλος, the end of all things (i. e. of the present order of things), 1 Peter 4:7; also in the phrases ἕως τέλους, 1 Corinthians 1:8; 2 Corinthians 1:13; μέχρι τέλους, Hebrews 3:6 (Tr marginal reading WH brackets the clause), 14; ἄχρι τέλους, Hebrews 6:14; Revelation 2:26. What 'end' is intended the reader must determine by the context; thus, τό τέλος denotes the end of the Messianic pangs (dolores Messiae; see ὠδίν) in Matthew 24:6, 14 (opposed to ἀρχή ὠδίνων); Mark 13:7 (cf. 9); Luke 21:9; τό τέλος in 1 Corinthians 15:24 denotes either the end of the eschatological events, or the end of the resurrection i. e. the last or third act of the resurrection (to include those who had not belonged to the number of οἱ τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐν τῇ παρουσία αὐτοῦ), 1 Corinthians 15:24 cf. 1 Corinthians 15:23; see DeWette ad loc.; Weizel in the Theol. Studien und Kritiken for 1836, p. 978; Grimm in the Zeitschr. f. wissensch. Theol. for 1873, p. 388ff; (yet cf. Heinrici in Meyer (6te Aufl.) at the passage). εἰς τέλοςto the very end apointed for these evils, Matthew 10:22; Matthew 24:13; Mark 13:13; also at the end, at last, finally, Luke 18:5 (Vulg.in novissimo) (i. e. lest at last by her coming she wear me out; but others take it equivalent to Hebrew לָנֶצַח (cf. Job 14:20 etc. see Trommius) and connect it with the participle, lest by her coming to the last i. e. continually; see ὑπωπιάζω, under the end); John 13:1 (others, to the uttermost, completely (cf. our to the very last); see Westcott, and Weiss (in Meyer 6te Aufl.) at the passage; Grimm on 2 Macc. 8:29), cf. ἀναπάω, under the end (Xenophon, oec. 17, 10; Hesiod, Works, 292; Herodotus 3, 40; 9, 37; Sophocles Phil. 409; Euripides, Ion 1615; Aelian v. h. 10, 16); to the (procurement of their) end, i. e. to destruction (A. V. to the uttermost (cf. references as above)), 1 Thessalonians 2:16 (for לְכָלָה, 2 Chronicles 12:12); τέλος ἔχειν, to have an end, be finished (often in Greek writings), Luke 22:37 (others give τέλος here the sense of fulfilment (cf. τελέω, 2)); equivalent to to perish, Mark 3:26. τό δέ τέλος, adverbially, finally (denique vero): 1 Peter 3:8 (Plato, legg. 6, p. 768 b.; καί τό γέ τέλος, ibid. 5, p. 740 e.; but generally in secular authors τέλος in this sense wants the article; cf. Passow, ii, p. 1857a; (Liddell and Scott, under the word, I. 4 a.)).

b. the end i. e. the last in any succession or series: () ἀρχή καί (τό) τέλος, of God, who by his perpetuity survives all things, i. e. eternal, Revelation 1:8 Rec.; .

c. that by which a thing is finished, its close, issue: Matthew 26:58; final lot, fate, as if a recompense: with a genitive of the thing, Romans 6:21; Hebrews 6:8; 1 Peter 1:9; with a genitive of the person whom the destiny befalls, 2 Corinthians 11:15; Philippians 3:19; 1 Peter 4:17; τοῦ κυρίου (genitive of author), the closing experience which befell Job by God's command, James 5:11 (referring to Job 42 (especially verse 12)).

d. the end to which all things relate, the aim, purpose: 1 Timothy 1:5 (often so in philos. from Plato, de rep. 6, p. 494 a. down; cf. Fritzsche on Romans, ii., p. 378).

2. toll, custom (i. e. an indirect tax on goods; see φόρος and κῆνσος): Matthew 17:25; Romans 13:7 (Xenophon, Plato, Polybius, Aeschines, Demosthenes, others; 1 Macc. 10:31 1 Macc. 11:35).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From a primary tello (to set out for a definite point or goal); properly, the point aimed at as a limit, i.e. (by implication) the conclusion of an act or state (termination (literally, figuratively or indefinitely), result (immediate, ultimate or prophetic), purpose); specially, an impost or levy (as paid) -- + continual, custom, end(-ing), finally, uttermost. Compare phoros.

see GREEK phoros

Forms and Transliterations
τελη τέλη τελος τελός τέλος τελους τέλους tele telē téle télē telos télos telous télous
Interlinear GreekInterlinear HebrewStrong's NumbersEnglishman's Greek ConcordanceEnglishman's Hebrew ConcordanceParallel Texts
Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 10:22 N-ANS
GRK: ὑπομείνας εἰς τέλος οὗτος σωθήσεται
NAS: but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
KJV: endureth to the end shall be saved.
INT: having endured to [the] end he will be saved

Matthew 17:25 N-ANP
GRK: τίνων λαμβάνουσιν τέλη ἢ κῆνσον
NAS: collect customs or
KJV: of the earth take custom or tribute?
INT: whom do they receive custom or tribute

Matthew 24:6 N-NNS
GRK: ἐστὶν τὸ τέλος
NAS: but [that] is not yet the end.
KJV: come to pass, but the end is not yet.
INT: is the end

Matthew 24:13 N-ANS
GRK: ὑπομείνας εἰς τέλος οὗτος σωθήσεται
NAS: But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
KJV: unto the end, the same
INT: having endured to [the] end he will be saved

Matthew 24:14 N-NNS
GRK: ἥξει τὸ τέλος
NAS: and then the end will come.
KJV: and then shall the end come.
INT: will come the end

Matthew 26:58 N-ANS
GRK: ἰδεῖν τὸ τέλος
NAS: with the officers to see the outcome.
KJV: the servants, to see the end.
INT: to see the outcome

Mark 3:26 N-ANS
GRK: στῆναι ἀλλὰ τέλος ἔχει
NAS: he cannot stand, but he is finished!
KJV: but hath an end.
INT: to stand but an end has

Mark 13:7 N-NNS
GRK: οὔπω τὸ τέλος
NAS: but [that is] not yet the end.
KJV: but the end [shall] not [be] yet.
INT: not yet [is] the end

Mark 13:13 N-ANS
GRK: ὑπομείνας εἰς τέλος οὗτος σωθήσεται
NAS: but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
KJV: unto the end, the same
INT: having endured to [the] end he will be saved

Luke 1:33 N-NNS
GRK: οὐκ ἔσται τέλος
NAS: and His kingdom will have no end.
KJV: there shall be no end.
INT: not there will be an end

Luke 18:5 N-ANS
GRK: μὴ εἰς τέλος ἐρχομένη ὑπωπιάζῃ
KJV: lest by her continual coming she weary
INT: not to end coming she harass

Luke 21:9 N-NNS
GRK: εὐθέως τὸ τέλος
NAS: first, but the end [does] not [follow] immediately.
KJV: but the end [is] not
INT: immediately [is] the end

Luke 22:37 N-ANS
GRK: περὶ ἐμοῦ τέλος ἔχει
NAS: to Me has [its] fulfillment.
KJV: me have an end.
INT: concerning me an end have

John 13:1 N-ANS
GRK: κόσμῳ εἰς τέλος ἠγάπησεν αὐτούς
NAS: He loved them to the end.
KJV: them unto the end.
INT: world to [the] end he loved them

Romans 6:21 N-NNS
GRK: τὸ γὰρ τέλος ἐκείνων θάνατος
NAS: ashamed? For the outcome of those things
KJV: for the end of those things
INT: the indeed end of those things [is] death

Romans 6:22 N-NNS
GRK: τὸ δὲ τέλος ζωὴν αἰώνιον
NAS: in sanctification, and the outcome, eternal
KJV: and the end everlasting
INT: and [the] end [is] life eternal

Romans 10:4 N-NNS
GRK: τέλος γὰρ νόμου
NAS: For Christ is the end of the law
KJV: For Christ [is] the end of the law for
INT: [the] end indeed of law

Romans 13:7 N-ANS
GRK: τῷ τὸ τέλος τὸ τέλος
NAS: tax [is due]; custom to whom
KJV: tribute [is due]; custom to whom
INT: to whom the revenue the revenue

Romans 13:7 N-ANS
GRK: τέλος τὸ τέλος τῷ τὸν
NAS: to whom custom; fear
KJV: to whom custom; fear
INT: revenue the revenue to whom the

1 Corinthians 1:8 N-GNS
GRK: ὑμᾶς ἕως τέλους ἀνεγκλήτους ἐν
NAS: confirm you to the end, blameless
KJV: unto the end, [that ye may be] blameless
INT: you to [the] end blameless in

1 Corinthians 10:11 N-NNP
GRK: οὓς τὰ τέλη τῶν αἰώνων
NAS: upon whom the ends of the ages
KJV: whom the ends of the world
INT: whom the ends of the ages

1 Corinthians 15:24 N-NNS
GRK: εἶτα τὸ τέλος ὅταν παραδιδῷ
NAS: then [comes] the end, when He hands
KJV: Then [cometh] the end, when
INT: Then the end when he shall have given up

2 Corinthians 1:13 N-GNS
GRK: ὅτι ἕως τέλους ἐπιγνώσεσθε
NAS: you will understand until the end;
KJV: even to the end;
INT: that to [the] end you will acknowledge

2 Corinthians 3:13 N-ANS
GRK: εἰς τὸ τέλος τοῦ καταργουμένου
NAS: would not look intently at the end of what was fading away.
KJV: to the end of that which is abolished:
INT: to the end of that being annulled

2 Corinthians 11:15 N-NNS
GRK: ὧν τὸ τέλος ἔσται κατὰ
NAS: whose end will be according
KJV: whose end shall be
INT: of whom the end will be according to

Strong's Greek 5056
41 Occurrences

τέλη — 2 Occ.
τέλος — 33 Occ.
τέλους — 6 Occ.

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