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Lexicon :: Strong's G1588 - eklektos

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ἐκλεκτός
Transliteration
eklektos (Key)
Pronunciation
ek-lek-tos'
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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 22 times in 22 verses in the MGNT Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:14 - For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:22 - And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:24 - For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 24:31 - And he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
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 BoxMar 13:22 - For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform signs and wonders, to lead astray, if possible, the elect.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 13:27 - And then he will send out the angels and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 18:7 - And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:35 - And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his Chosen One!”
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 8:33 - Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 16:13 - Greet Rufus, chosen in the Lord; also his mother, who has been a mother to me as well.
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 3:12 - Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 5:21 - In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the elect angels I charge you to keep these rules without prejudging, doing nothing from partiality.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 2:10 - Therefore I endure everything for the sake of the elect, that they also may obtain the salvation that is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory.
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 1:1 - Paul, a servant[fn] of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and their knowledge of the truth, which accords with godliness,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:1 - Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who are elect exiles of the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:4 - As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious,
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:6 - For it stands in Scripture:
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 2:9 - But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies 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 who know the truth,
Unchecked Copy Box2Jo 1:13 - The children of your elect sister greet you.
Unchecked Copy BoxRev 17:14 - They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”

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