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Lexicon :: Strong's G1586 - eklegomai

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ἐκλέγομαι
Transliteration
eklegomai
Pronunciation
ek-le'-go-mī (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Middle voice from ἐκ (G1537) and λέγω (G3004) (in its primary sense)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:144,505

Strong’s Definitions

ἐκλέγομαι eklégomai, ek-leg'-om-ahee; middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense); to select:—make choice, choose (out), chosen.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x

The KJV translates Strong's G1586 in the following manner: choose (19x), choose out (1x), make choice (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 21x
The KJV translates Strong's G1586 in the following manner: choose (19x), choose out (1x), make choice (1x).
  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 2:5) so that the ground of the choice lies in Christ and his merits only

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐκλέγομαι eklégomai, ek-leg'-om-ahee; middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense); to select:—make choice, choose (out), chosen.
STRONGS NT 1586: ἐκλέγω
ἐκλέγω: perfect passive participle ἐκλελεγμένος, once in Luke 9:35 L marginal reading T Tr WH; middle, imperfect ἐξελεγομην (Luke 14:7); 1 aorist ἐξελεξάμην; in Greek writings from Herodotus down; the Sept. for בָּחַר; to pick out, choose; in the N. T. (except Luke 9:35, where the reading is doubtful) always middle, ἐκλέγομαι, to pick or choose out for oneself: τί, Luke 10:42; Luke 14:7; τινα, one from among many (of Jesus choosing his disciples), John 6:70; John 13:18; John 15:16; Acts 1:2; ἀπό τινων, from a number of persons (Sir. 45:16), Luke 6:13: ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου, John 15:19; used of choosing one for an office, Acts 6:5; followed by ἐκ τινων, Acts 1:24; to discharge some business, Acts 15:22, 25; ἐν ἡμῖν (others ὑμῖν) ἐξελέξατο Θεός, followed by the accusative and infinitive denoting the end, God made choice among us i. e. in our ranks, Acts 15:7, where formerly many, misled by the Hebrew בְּ בָּחַר (1 Samuel 16:9; 1 Kings 8:16, etc., and the Sept. of these passages), wrongly regarded ἐν ἡμῖν as the object on which the mind of the chooser was as it were fixed; (Winers Grammar, § 32, 3 a.; Buttmann, 159 (138)). Especially is God said ἐκλέξασθαι those whom he has judged fit to receive his favors and separated from the rest of mankind to be peculiarly his own and to be attended continually by his gracious oversight: thus of the Israelites, Acts 13:17 (Deuteronomy 14:2 (cf. Deuteronomy 4:37); 2 Macc. 5:19); of Christians, as those whom he has set apart from among the irreligious multitude as dear unto himself, and whom he has rendered, through faith in Christ, citizens in the Messianic kingdom: Mark 13:20; 1 Corinthians 1:27f; with two accusatives, one of the object, the other of the predicate (Winer's Grammar, § 32, 4 b.), James 2:5; τινα ἐν Χριστῷ, so that the ground of the choice lies in Christ and his merits, followed by the accusative with an infinitive denoting the end, Ephesians 1:4. In Luke 9:35 L marginal reading T Tr WH Jesus is called υἱός τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐκλελεγμένος (R G L text ἀγαπητός), as being dear to God beyond all others and exalted by him to the preeminent dignity of Messiah; but see ἐκλεκτός, 1 b.
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Deuteronomy
4:37; 14:2
1 Samuel
16:9
1 Kings
8:16
Mark
13:20
Luke
6:13; 9:35; 9:35; 9:35; 10:42; 14:7; 14:7
John
6:70; 13:18; 15:16; 15:19
Acts
1:2; 1:24; 6:5; 13:17; 15:7; 15:22; 15:25
1 Corinthians
1:27
Ephesians
1:4
James
2:5

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1586 matches the Greek ἐκλέγομαι (eklegomai),
which occurs 25 times in 19 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:20 - “And unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake, whom He chose, He shortened the days.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:13 - And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:42 - “But one thing is needed, and Mary has chosen that good part, which will not be taken away from her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:7 - So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them:
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:70 - Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve, and one of you is a devil?”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:18 - “I do not speak concerning all of you. I know whom I have chosen; but that the Scripture may be fulfilled, ‘He who eats bread with Me[fn] has lifted up his heel against Me.’[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:16 - “You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 - “If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:2 - until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:24 - And they prayed and said, “You, O Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which of these two You have chosen
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:5 - And the saying pleased the whole multitude. And they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and the Holy Spirit, and Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas, a proselyte from Antioch,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:17 - “The God of this people Israel[fn] chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He brought them out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:7 - And when there had been much dispute, Peter rose up and said to them: “Men and brethren, you know that a good while ago God chose among us, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it pleased the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas, namely, Judas who was also named Barsabas,[fn] and Silas, leading men among the brethren.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:25 - it seemed good to us, being assembled with one accord, to send chosen men to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:27 - But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:28 - and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen, and the things which are not, to bring to nothing the things that are,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:4 - just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:5 - Listen, my beloved brethren: Has God not chosen the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?
 
 
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