to do what is required by (something, such as a promise or a contract): to succeed in doing or providing (something): to succeed in achieving (something) : to make (something, such as a dream) true or real
G4137 plēroō – to make full, to fill up, i.e. to fill to the full
to cause to abound, to furnish or supply liberally
to cause God’s will (as made known in the law) to be obeyed as it should be, and God’s promises (given through the prophets) to receive fulfillment
Matthew 2:17 Then that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled,
Matthew 5:17 “Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill.
John 19:36 For these things happened, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, “A bone of him will not be broken.”
Fulfill does NOT mean to end or do away with. When speaking of prophecies such as the one in John 19:26, the word fulfill means “to do what is required.” These things spoken of by the prophets had to be fulfilled by Y’shua just as they were foretold in the Tanakh. In regards to the Torah, Y’shua very clearly states in Matthew 5 that he did not come to abolish the law and that until heaven and earth pass away not one jot or tittle would be removed from the Torah.
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