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Lexicon :: Strong's G1588 - eklektos

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ἐκλεκτός
Transliteration
eklektos
Pronunciation
ek-lek-to's (Key)
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Part of Speech
adjective
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 4:181,505

Strong’s Definitions

ἐκλεκτός eklektós, ek-lek-tos'; from G1586; select; by implication, favorite:—chosen, elect.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x

The KJV translates Strong's G1588 in the following manner: elect (16x), chosen (7x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 23x
The KJV translates Strong's G1588 in the following manner: elect (16x), chosen (7x).
  1. picked out, chosen

    1. chosen by God,

      1. to obtain salvation through Christ

        1. Christians are called "chosen or elect" of God

      2. the Messiah is called "elect", as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable

      3. choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
ἐκλεκτός eklektós, ek-lek-tos'; from G1586; select; by implication, favorite:—chosen, elect.
STRONGS NT 1588: ἐκλεκτός
ἐκλεκτός, ἐκλεκτή, ἐκλεκτόν (ἐκλέγω), picked out, chosen; rare in Greek writ:, as Thucydides 6, 100; Plato, legg. 11, p. 938 b.; 12, 948 a., etc.; the Sept. for בָּחוּר and בָּחִיר; in the N. T.
1. chosen by God, and
a. to obtain salvation through Christ (see ἐκλέγω); hence, Christians are called οἱ ἐκλεκτοί τοῦ Θεοῦ, the chosen or elect of God (cf. Winer's Grammar, 35 (34); 234 (219)), (יְהוָה בְּחִירֵי, said of pious Israelites Isaiah 65:9, 15, 23; Psalm 104:43 (Ps. 105:43), cf. Wis. 4:15): Luke 18:7; Romans 8:33; Colossians 3:12; Titus 1:1; without the genitive Θεοῦ, Matthew 24:22, 24; Mark 13:20, 22; 1 Peter 1:1; with the addition of τοῦ Χριστοῦ, as the genitive of possessor, Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27 (T Tr omit the genitive); κλητοί καί ἐκλεκτοί καί πιστοί, Revelation 17:14; γένος ἐκλεκτόν, 1 Peter 2:9 (from Isaiah 43:20, cf. Additions to Esther 8:40 [Esther 8:368:12t] (Esth. 6:17, p. 64, Fritzsche edition)); ἐκλεκτοί, those who have become true partakers of the Christian salvation are contrasted with κλητοί, those who have been invited but who have not shown themselves fitted to obtain it (others regard the 'called' and the 'chosen' here as alike partakers of salvation, but the latter as the 'choice ones' (see 2 below), distinguished above the former; cf. James Morison or Meyer at the passage), Matthew 20:16 (here T WH omit; Tr brackets the clause); Matt 22:14; finally, those are called ἐκλεκτοί who are destined for salvation but have not yet been brought to it, 2 Timothy 2:10 (but cf. Huther or Ellicott at the passage).
b. The Messiah is called preeminently ἐκλεκτός τοῦ Θεοῦ, as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable: Luke 23:35, cf. Luke 9:35 L marginal reading T Tr WH; cf. Dillmann, Das Buch Henoch (übers. u. erkhärt; allgem. Einl.), p. 23:
c. Angels are called ἐκλεκτοί, as those whom God has chosen out from other created beings to be peculiarly associated with him, and his highest ministers in governing the universe: 1 Timothy 5:21; see ἅγιος, 1 b.; μαρτύρομαι δέ ἐγώ μέν ὑμῶν τά ἅγια καί τούς ἱερούς ἀγγέλους τοῦ Θεοῦ, Josephus, b. j. 2, 16, 4 under the end; (yet others explain by 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:6; cf. Ellicott on 1 Timothy, the passage cited).
2. universally, choice, select, i. e. the best of its kind or class, excellent, preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians, 2 John 1:1, 13; with ἐν κυρίῳ added, eminent as a Christian (see ἐν, I. 6 b.), Romans 16:13; of things: λίθος, 1 Peter 2:4 (6) (Isaiah 28:16; 2 Esdr. 5:8; Enoch, chapter 8 Greek text, Dillmann edition, p. 82f).
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
105:43
Isaiah
2; 28:16; 43:20; 65:9; 65:15; 65:23
Matthew
20:16; 22:14; 24:22; 24:24; 24:31
Mark
13:20; 13:22; 13:27
Luke
9:35; 18:7; 23:35
Romans
8:33; 16:13
Colossians
3:12
1 Timothy
5:21
2 Timothy
2:10
Titus
1:1
1 Peter
1:1; 2:4; 2:9
2 Peter
2:4
2 John
1:1; 1:13
Jude
1:6
Revelation
17:14

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1588 matches the Greek ἐκλεκτός (eklektos),
which occurs 24 times in 23 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:16 - “So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:14 - “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:22 - “And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:24 - “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:31 - “And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
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 BoxMar 13:22 - “For false christs and false prophets will rise and show signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:27 - “And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:7 - “And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:35 - And the people stood looking on. But even the rulers with them sneered, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself if He is the Christ, the chosen of God.”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:33 - Who shall bring a charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:13 - Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord, and his mother and mine.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:12 - Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:21 - I charge you before God and the Lord Jesus Christ and the elect angels that you observe these things without prejudice, doing nothing with partiality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:10 - Therefore I endure all things for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:1 - Paul, a bondservant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with godliness,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:2 - elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:4 - Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:6 - Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,

“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”
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Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:9 - But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
Unchecked Copy Box2Jo 1:1 - The Elder,
To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth, and not only I, but also all those who have known the truth,
Unchecked Copy Box2Jo 1:13 - The children of your elect sister greet you. Amen.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:14 - “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful.”
 
 
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