Eklegomai

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   1586  
Original WordWord Origin
eklegomaimiddle voice from (1537) and (3004) (in its primary sense)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Eklegomai4:144,505
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
ek-leg'-om-ahee   Verb
 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
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 22
choose 4, chose 7, chosen 8, made a choice 1, picking 1, select 1
 
NAS Verse Count
Mark1
Luke4
John4
Acts7
1 Corinthians2
Ephesians1
James1


Total20
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.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Eklegomai". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.