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Lexicon :: Strong's G1586 - eklegomai

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ἐκλέγομαι
Transliteration
eklegomai (Key)
Pronunciation
ek-leg'-om-ahee
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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 22 times in 20 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:20 - And if the Lord had not cut short the days, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect, whom he chose, he shortened the days.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:13 - And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:35 - And a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my Son, my Chosen One;[fn] listen to him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:42 - but one thing is necessary.[fn] Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 14:7 - Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them,
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 6:70 - Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 13:18 - I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled,[fn] ‘He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.’
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 abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 15:19 - If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but 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 when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:24 - And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:5 - And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 13:17 - The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with uplifted arm he led them out of it.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:7 - And after there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them, “Brothers, you know that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles should hear the word of the gospel and believe.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:22 - Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They sent Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brothers,
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 15:25 - it has seemed good to us, having come to one accord, to choose men and send them to you with our beloved Barnabas and Paul,
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:27 - But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong;
Unchecked Copy Box1Co 1:28 - God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are,
Unchecked Copy BoxEph 1:4 - even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love
Unchecked Copy BoxJas 2:5 - Listen, my beloved brothers, has not God chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom, which he has promised to those who love him?

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