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The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 1586 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
ejklevgwmiddle voice from (1537) and (3004) (in its primary sense)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
ek-leg'-om-ahee Verb
  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
King James Word Usage - Total: 21
choose 19, choose out 1, make choice 1
KJV Verse Count
1 Corinthians2

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 KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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