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The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon

Strong's Number: 2819 Browse Lexicon
Original WordWord Origin
klh'roßprobably from (2806) (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
klay'-ros Noun Masculine
  1. an object used in casting or drawing lots, which was either a pebble, or a potsherd, or a bit of wood
    1. the lots of several persons concerned, inscribed with their names, were thrown together into a vase, which was then shaken, and he whose lot fell out first upon the ground was the one chosen
  2. what is obtained by lot, allotted portion
    1. a portion of the ministry common to the apostles
    2. used of the part which one will have in eternal salvation
      1. of salvation itself
      2. the eternal salvation which God has assigned to the saints
    3. of persons
      1. those whose care and oversight has been assigned to one [allotted charge], used of Christian churches, the administration of which falls to the lot of presbyters
King James Word Usage - Total: 13
lot 8, part 2, inheritance 2, heritage 1
KJV Verse Count
1 Peter1

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 Kleros". "The KJV New Testament Greek Lexicon". .

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