URGENT: We Need Your Help to Provide a Bible for a Service Member or Veteran Today!

Finish

FINISH

fin'-ish (kalah; teleo, with other Hebrew and Greek words):

The proper sense of "finish" is to end or complete; so for "finish," "finished," in the King James Version, there is sometimes met with in the Revised Version (British and American) the change to "complete" (Luke 14:28; 2 Corinthians 8:6), "accomplish" (John 4:34; 5:36; 17:4), "made an end of doing" (2 Chronicles 4:11; compare 2 Chronicles 24:14), etc. In James 1:15, for "sin, when it is finished," the Revised Version (British and American) reads "sin when it is full-grown," corresponding to "conceived" of the previous clause. On the other hand, the Revised Version (British and American) has frequently "finished" for other words, as "ended" (Genesis 2:2; Deuteronomy 31:30), "accomplished" (John 19:28), "filled up," "fulfilled" (Revelation 15:1,8), etc. The grandest Scriptural example of the word is the cry upon the cross, "It is finished" (Tetelestai, John 19:30).

W. L. Walker


Copyright Statement
These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'FINISH'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.  

Do Not Sell My Info (CA only)