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Lexicon :: Strong's G2819 - klēros

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κλῆρος
Transliteration
klēros
Pronunciation
klā'-ros (Key)
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Part of Speech
masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Probably from κλάω (G2806) (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose)
Dictionary Aids

Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:758,442

Strong’s Definitions

κλῆρος klēros, klay'-ros; probably from G2806 (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose; a die (for drawing chances); by implication, a portion (as if so secured); by extension, an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively):—heritage, inheritance, lot, part.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x

The KJV translates Strong's G2819 in the following manner: lot (8x), part (2x), inheritance (2x), heritage (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 13x
The KJV translates Strong's G2819 in the following manner: lot (8x), part (2x), inheritance (2x), heritage (1x).
  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

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
κλῆρος klēros, klay'-ros; probably from G2806 (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose; a die (for drawing chances); by implication, a portion (as if so secured); by extension, an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively):—heritage, inheritance, lot, part.
STRONGS NT 2819: κλῆρος
κλῆρος, κλήρου, , from Homer down; the Sept. mostly for גּורָל and נַחֲלָה; a lot; i. e.:
1. an object used in casting or drawing lots, which was either a pebble, or a potsherd, or a bit of wood (hence, κλῆρος is to be derived from κλάω (cf. Ellicott on Colossians 1:12)): Acts 1:26 (see below); βάλλοντες κλῆρον, Matthew 27:35; Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:24 (Psalm 21:19 (Ps. 22:19); Jonah 1:7, etc.); the lots of the several persons concerned, inscribed with their names, were thrown together into a vase, which was then shaken, and he whose lot first fell out upon the ground was the one chosen (Homer, Iliad 3, 316, 325; 7, 175, etc.; Livy 23, 3 (but cf. B. D. American edition, under the word Lot)); hence, κλῆρος πίπτει ἐπί τινα, Acts 1:26 (Ezekiel 24:6; Jonah 1:7).
2. what is obtained by lot, allotted portion: λαγχάνειν and λαμβάνειν τόν κλῆρον τῆς διακονίας, a prrtion in the ministry common to the apostles, Acts 1:17, 25 R G; ἐστι μοι κλῆρος ἐν τίνι, dative of the thing, Acts 8:21; like κληρονομία (which see) it is used of the part which one will have in eternal salvation, λαμβάνειν... τόν κλῆρον ἐν τοῖς ἡγιασμένοις, among the sanctified, Acts 26:18 (Wis. 5:5); of eternal salvation itself, κλῆρος τῶν ἁγίων, i. e. the eternal salvation which God has assigned to the saints, Colossians 1:12 (where cf. Lightfoot). of persons, οἱ κλῆροι, 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 the presbyters: 1 Peter 5:3, cf. Acts 17:4; (for patristic usage see Sophocles Lexicon, under the word; cf. Lightfoot on Philippians, p. 246f).
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Psalms
22:19
Ezekiel
24:6
Jonah
1:7; 1:7
Matthew
27:35
Mark
15:24
Luke
23:34
John
19:24
Acts
1:17; 1:25; 1:26; 1:26; 8:21; 17:4; 26:18
Colossians
1:12; 1:12
1 Peter
5:3

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2819 matches the Greek κλῆρος (klēros),
which occurs 13 times in 11 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:35 - Then they crucified Him, and divided His garments, casting lots,[fn] that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:

“They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.”
[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:24 - And when they crucified Him, they divided His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:34 - Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”[fn] And they divided His garments and cast lots.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:24 - They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be,” that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:

“They divided My garments among them,
And for My clothing they cast lots.”
[fn]
Therefore the soldiers did these things.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:17 - “for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:25 - “to take part in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.”
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:26 - And they cast their lots, and the lot fell on Matthias. And he was numbered with the eleven apostles.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:21 - “You have neither part nor portion in this matter, for your heart is not right in the sight of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:18 - ‘to open their eyes, in order to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in Me.’
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:12 - giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:3 - nor as being lords over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock;
 
 
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