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Home > Lexicons > Greek Lexicon > Eklegomai

The New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:  1586e═kleĐgomai
Original WordWord Origin
 e═kleĐgomai middle voice from (1537) and (3004) (in its primary sense)
Transliterated WordPhonetic Spelling
 Eklegomai ek-leg'-om-ahee
Parts of SpeechTDNT
 Verb 4:144,505
 Definition
 
  1. to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one's self
    1. choosing one out of many, i.e. Jesus choosing his disciples
    2. choosing one for an office
    3. of God choosing whom he judged fit to receive his favours and separated from the rest of mankind to be peculiarly his own and to be attended continually by his gracious oversight
      1. i.e. the Israelites
    4. of God the Father choosing Christians, as those whom he set apart from the irreligious multitude as dear unto himself, and whom he has rendered, through faith in Christ, citizens in the Messianic kingdom: (James 2:
  2. so that the ground of the choice lies in Christ and his merits only
 Translated Words
 KJV (21) - choose, 19; choose out, 1; make choice, 1;

NAS (22) - choose, 4; chose, 7; chosen, 8; made a choice, 1; picking, 1; select, 1;

 Verse Count
KJVNAS
 
Mark1
Luke3
John4
Acts7
1 Corinthians2
Ephesians1
James1
 
Mark1
Luke4
John4
Acts7
1 Corinthians2
Ephesians1
James1
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Abbreviations Legend:
TDNT - Theological Dictionary of the New Testament;

Copyright Statement
The New Testament Greek Lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries. Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved. http://www.lockman.org/.

Bibliography Information
Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Eklegomai". "The New Testament Greek Lexicon".
<http://classic.studylight.org/lex/grk/view.cgi?number=1586>.  

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