Full and Full
Mark 8:19 When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.
Full: Pleres; Adjective
20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
Full: Pleroma; Noun
These two verses confirm what I always say.
It’s important for the serious student of the Bible to have an elemental knowledge of the original Biblical languages.
To the one who reads this in English, the words full, in these verses appear the same.
When you read them in the Greek, there is a notable difference.
In verse nineteen, full, is the adjective pleres.
An adjective modifies a noun.
In this case pleres describes the condition of the baskets, that they are full of fragments.
However in verse twenty, full, is the noun pleroma which describes fullness.
The following are scripture where pleroma is used.
Mr 8:20 And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full <4138> of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.
Joh 1:16 And of his fulness <4138> have all we received, and grace for grace.
Eph 1:10 That in the dispensation of the fulness <4138> of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; even in him:
Eph 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness <4138> of him that filleth all in all.
Eph 3:19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness <4138> of God.
Eph 4:13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness <4138> of Christ:
Col 1:19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness <4138> dwell;
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness <4138> of the Godhead bodily.
Here is my definition of fullness
Envision that you have a bottle filled with Coca Cola. What is the Coca Cola? Is it the bottle, or is it the liquid inside of it? I would propose to you that it is that brown, sweet, delightful liquid that we gulp down and enjoy. So what is this fluid called Coca Cola made out of? Well, it is made up of every ingredient that is perfectly mixed in its required quantities and precise order, to lawfully recognize and labeled it as this reality that we call Coca Cola. This is the fullness of Coca Cola! In other words, the fullness of Coca Cola is the very essence and nature of this liquid, which makes it to be Coca Cola and nothing else. The fullness of God then, describes the very essence, the reality, and the evidence of who God is. It also describes to us every attribute and characteristic that is required, to make God, God.
The first verse can describe quantity.
The second verse can describe quality.
What Jesus gives to us is of the highest quality. He fills is with fullness of all that contains Him and is of Him.