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Lexicon :: Strong's G2564 - kaleō

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καλέω
Transliteration
kaleō (Key)
Pronunciation
kal-eh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
Akin to the base of κελεύω (G2753)
mGNT
148x in 56 unique form(s)
TR
146x in 54 unique form(s)
LXX
395x in 60 unique form(s)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 3:487,394

Strong’s Definitions

καλέω kaléō, kal-eh'-o; akin to the base of G2753; to "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise):—bid, call (forth), (whose, whose sur-)name (was (called)).


KJV Translation Count — Total: 146x

The KJV translates Strong's G2564 in the following manner: call (125x), bid (16x), be so named (1x), named (with G3686) (1x), miscellaneous (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 146x
The KJV translates Strong's G2564 in the following manner: call (125x), bid (16x), be so named (1x), named (with G3686) (1x), miscellaneous (3x).
  1. to call

    1. to call aloud, utter in a loud voice

    2. to invite

  2. to call i.e. to name, by name

    1. to give a name to

      1. to receive the name of, receive as a name

      2. to give some name to one, call his name

    2. to be called i.e. to bear a name or title (among men)

    3. to salute one by name

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
καλέω kaléō, kal-eh'-o; akin to the base of G2753; to "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise):—bid, call (forth), (whose, whose sur-)name (was (called)).
STRONGS G2564:
καλέω, καλῷ; imperfect ἐκάλουν; future καλέσω (Winer's Grammar, § 13, 3 c.); 1 aorist ἐκάλεσα; perfect κέκληκά; passive, present καλοῦμαι; perfect 3 person singular κέκληται (1 Corinthians 7:18 L T Tr WH; (Revelation 19:13 L T Tr WH)), participle κεκλημένος; 1 aorist ἐκλήθην; 1 future κληθήσομαι; (from Homer down); Hebrew קָרָא; Latinvoco; i. e.:
1. to call (German rufen (cf. βοάω, at the end));
a. to call aloud, utter in a loud voice: ἄχρις οὗ τό σήμερον καλεῖται, as long as the word 'today' is called out or proclaimed, Hebrews 3:13; τινα, to call one to approach or stand before one, Matthew 20:8; Matthew 22:3 (where εἰς τούς γάμους seems to belong to τούς κεκλημένος); Matthew 25:14; (Mark 3:31 L T Tr WH); Luke 19:13; τά ἰδίᾳ πρόβατα κατ' ὄνομα, his own sheep each by its name, John 10:3 (where L T Tr WH φωνεῖ); used of Christ, calling certain persons to be his disciples and constant companions, Matthew 4:21 (note what precedes in 19: δεῦτε ὀπίσω μου); Mark 1:20; to order one to be summoned, Matthew 2:15 (see just below); before the judges, Acts 4:18; Acts 24:2; followed by ἐκ with the genitive of place, equivalent to to call out, call forth from: Matthew 2:15, cf. Hebrews 11:8. metaphorically, to cause to pass from one state into another: τινα ἐκ σκότους εἰς τό φῶς, 1 Peter 2:9.
b. like the Latinvoco equivalent to to invite; properly: εἰς τούς γάμους, Matthew 22:3, 9; Luke 14:8; John 2:2; to a feast, Luke 14:16; 1 Corinthians 10:27 (cf. Winer's Grammar, 593 (552)); Revelation 19:9; καλέσας, Luke 7:39; Luke 14:9; κεκληκώς τινα, Luke 14:10, 12; οἱ κεκλημένοι, Matthew 22:8; Luke 14:7, 17, 24; (2 Samuel 13:23; Esther 5:12; and often so in Greek writings from Homer, Odyssey 4, 532; 11,187 down). β. metaphorically: to invite one, εἰς τί, to something i. e. to participate in it, enjoy it; used thus in the Epistles of Paul and Peter of God as inviting men by the preaching of the gospel (διά τοῦ εὐαγγελίου, 2 Thessalonians 2:14) to the blessings of the heavenly kingdom: εἰς τήν βασιλείαν τοῦ Θεοῦ, 1 Thessalonians 2:12; εἰς ζωήν αἰώνιον, 1 Timothy 6:12; εἰς δόξαν αἰώνιον, 1 Peter 5:10; εἰς τήν κοινωνίαν τοῦ υἱοῦ αὐτοῦ, 1 Corinthians 1:9; so καλεῖν τινα used alone: Romans 8:30; Romans 9:24; 1 Corinthians 7:17f, 20-22, 24; τινα καλεῖν κλήσει, 2 Timothy 1:9; ἐν ἐκληθημεν, in whom lies the reason why we were called, who is the ground of our having been invited, Ephesians 1:11 Lachmann; ἄξιος τῆς κλήσεως, ἧς (by attraction for (or perhaps ἥν; cf. Winers Grammar, § 24, 1; Buttmann, 287 (247); Ellicott, in the place cited)) ἐκλήθητε, Ephesians 4:1; God is styled καλῶν τινα (he that calleth one, the caller, cf. Winer's Grammar, § 45, 7), Galatians 5:8; 1 Thessalonians 5:24; and καλέσας τινα, Galatians 1:6; Colossians 1:12 Lachmann; 1 Peter 1:15; 2 Peter 1:3. οἱ κεκλημένοι, Hebrews 9:15; καλεῖν and καλεῖσθαι are used with a specification of the mediate end (for the highest or final end of the calling is eternal salvation): ἐπ' ἐλευθερία, Galatians 5:13; οὐκ ἐπ' ἀκαθαρσία ἀλλ' ἐν ἁγιασμῷ, 1 Thessalonians 4:7; ἐν εἰρήνη, 1 Corinthians 7:15; ἐν ἑνί ἐλπίδι, that ye might come into one hope, Ephesians 4:4 (see ἐν, I. 7 (yet cf. Winers Grammar, 417 (389); Buttmann, 329 (283); especially Ellicott in loc.), and ἐπί, Buttmann, 2 a. ζ'.); εἰς εἰρήνην τοῦ Χριστοῦ ἐν ἑνί σώματι, that ye may be in one body i. e. be members of one and the same body, Colossians 3:15; εἰς τοῦτο (which refers to what precedes) followed by ἵνα, 1 Peter 2:21; 1 Peter 3:9; (but everywhere in the N. T. Epistles only those are spoken of as called by God who have listened to his voice addressed to them in the gospel, hence those who have enlisted in the service of Christ — see Romans 8:30 and Rückert's Commentary, at the passage cited, p. 464, cf. 1 Corinthians 1:24; those who have slighted the invitation are not reckoned among the called); Christ also is said καλεῖν τινα, namely, to embrace the offer of salvation by the Messiah, in Matthew 9:13 and Mark 2:17 (in both passages Rec. adds εἰς μετάνοιαν). God is said to call those who are not yet born, viz. by promises of salvation which have respect to them, so that καλεῖν is for substance equivalent to to appoint one to salvation, Romans 9:12 (11); καλοῦντος τά μή ὄντα ὡς ὄντα, Romans 4:17, where cf. Fritzsche (others besides, cf. Meyer (especially Weiss edition) at the passage). to call (equivalent to to select) to assume some office, τινα, of God appointing or committing an office to one (German berufen): Galatians 1:15; Hebrews 5:4 (Isaiah 42:6; Isaiah 49:1; Isaiah 51:2). to invite equivalent to to rouse, summon: to do something, εἰς μετάνοιαν, Luke 5:32, added in Rec. also in Matthew 9:13 and Mark 2:17.
2. to call i. e. to name, call by name;
a. to give a name to; with two accusatives, one of the object the other of the name as a predicate (to call one (by) a name: Matthew 10:25 Rec.; cf. Winers Grammar, § 32, 4 b.; Buttmann, 151 (132) note); passive with the nominative of the name, to receive the name of, receive as a name: Matthew 2:23; Matthew 27:8; Luke 1:32, 60, 62; Luke 2:4, etc.; καλούμενος, called, whose name or surname is, Luke 7:11; Luke 9:10; Luke 10:39; Acts 7:58; Acts 27:8, 16; καλούμενος (on its position cf. Buttmann, § 144, 19): Luke 6:15; Luke 8:2; (Luke 22:3 T Tr WH); Luke 23:33; Acts 1:23; Acts 10:1; Acts 13:1; (Acts 15:22 L T Tr WH); Acts 27:14; Revelation 12:9; Revelation 16:16; with ὀνόματι added, Luke 19:2; καλεῖσθαι ὀνόματι τίνι, to be called by a name, Luke 1:61; καλεῖν τινα ἐπί τῷ ὀνόματι τίνος, Luke 1:59 (see ἐπί, Buttmann, 2 a. ., p. 233{b}); after the Hebrew אֶת־שְׁמו קָרָא, καλεῖν τό ὄνομα τίνος, with the name in the accusative, to give some name to one, call his name: Matthew 1:21, 23, 25; Luke 1:13, 31; passive, Luke 2:21; Revelation 19:13; Genesis 17:19; 1 Samuel 1:20, etc. (similarly sometimes in Greek writings, cf. Fritzsche on Matthew, p. 45 (Buttmann, 151 (132))).
b. Passive καλοῦμαι with predicate nominative to be called i. e. to bear a name or title (among men) (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 65, 8): Luke 1:35; Luke 22:25; Acts 8:10 (Rec. omits καλοῦμαι); 1 Corinthians 15:9; to be said to be (equivalent to to be acknowledged, pass as, the nominative expressing the judgment passed on one): Matthew 5:9, 19; Luke 1:32, 35, 76; Luke 2:23; Luke 15:19; Romans 9:26; James 2:23; opposed to εἶναι, 1 John 3:1 L T Tr WH; Hebraistically (Genesis 21:12) ἐν Ἰσαάκ κληθήσεται σοι σπέρμα, through (better in, cf. ἐν, I. 6 c. and Meyer (edited by Weiss) ad Romans, the passage cited) Isaac shall a seed be called for thee, i. e. Isaac (not Ishmael) is the one whose posterity shall obtain the name and honor of thy descendants, Romans 9:7 and Hebrews 11:18.
c. καλῷ τινα, with an accusative of the predicate or a title of honor, to salute one by a name: Matthew 23:9; passive, Matthew 23:7f, 10; Revelation 19:11 (but Tr marginal reading WH brackets καλῷ); to give a name to one and mention him at the same time, Matthew 22:43, 45; Luke 20:44. (Compare: ἀντικαλέω, ἐνκαλέω, εἰσκαλέω (καλέομαι), ἐπικαλέω, μετακαλέω, παρακαλέω, συνπαρακαλέω, προκαλέω, προσκαλέω, συγκαλέω.)
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Genesis
17:19; 21:12
1 Samuel
1:20
2 Samuel
13:23
Esther
5:12
Isaiah
42:6; 49:1; 51:2
Matthew
1:21; 1:23; 1:25; 2:15; 2:15; 2:23; 4:21; 5:9; 5:19; 9:13; 9:13; 10:25; 20:8; 22:3; 22:3; 22:8; 22:9; 22:43; 22:45; 23:7; 23:9; 23:10; 25:14; 27:8
Mark
1:20; 2:17; 2:17; 3:31
Luke
1:13; 1:31; 1:32; 1:32; 1:35; 1:35; 1:59; 1:60; 1:61; 1:62; 1:76; 2:4; 2:21; 2:23; 5:32; 6:15; 7:11; 7:39; 8:2; 9:10; 10:39; 14:7; 14:8; 14:9; 14:10; 14:12; 14:16; 14:17; 14:24; 15:19; 19:2; 19:13; 20:44; 22:3; 22:25; 23:33
John
2:2; 10:3
Acts
1:23; 4:18; 7:58; 8:10; 10:1; 13:1; 15:22; 24:2; 27:8; 27:14; 27:16
Romans
4:17; 8:30; 8:30; 9:7; 9:12; 9:24; 9:26
1 Corinthians
1:9; 1:24; 7; 7:15; 7:17; 7:18; 7:24; 10:27; 15:9
Galatians
1:6; 1:15; 5:8; 5:13
Ephesians
1:11; 4:1; 4:4
Colossians
1:12; 3:15
1 Thessalonians
2:12; 4:7; 5:24
2 Thessalonians
2:14
1 Timothy
6:12
2 Timothy
1:9
Hebrews
3:13; 5:4; 9:15; 11:8; 11:18
James
2:23
1 Peter
1:15; 2:9; 2:21; 3:9; 5:10
2 Peter
1:3
1 John
3:1
Revelation
12:9; 16:16; 19:9; 19:11; 19:13; 19:13

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G2564 matches the Greek καλέω (kaleō),
which occurs 148 times in 140 verses in the MGNT Greek.

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Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:21 - She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:23 - “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 1:25 - but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:7 - Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:15 - and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet, “Out of Egypt I called my son.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 2:23 - And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:21 - And going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and he called them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:9 - “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons[fn] of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 5:19 - Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 9:13 - Go and learn what this means: ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:8 - And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 21:13 - He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer,’ but you make it a den of robbers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:3 - and sent his servants[fn] to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:4 - Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:8 - Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:9 - Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:43 - He said to them, “How is it then that David, in the Spirit, calls him Lord, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 22:45 - If then David calls him Lord, how is he his son?”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:7 - and greetings in the marketplaces and being called rabbi[fn] by others.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:8 - But you are not to be called rabbi, for you have one teacher, and you are all brothers.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:9 - And call no man your father on earth, for you have one Father, who is in heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 23:10 - Neither be called instructors, for you have one instructor, the Christ.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:14 - “For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants[fn] and entrusted to them his property.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:8 - Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:20 - And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 2:17 - And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 3:31 - And his mother and his brothers came, and standing outside they sent to him and called him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 11:17 - And he was teaching them and saying to them, “Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations’? But you have made it a den of robbers.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:13 - But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:31 - And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:32 - He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:35 - And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born[fn] will be called holy—the Son of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:36 - And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:59 - And on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child. And they would have called him Zechariah after his father,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:60 - but his mother answered, “No; he shall be called John.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:61 - And they said to her, “None of your relatives is called by this name.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:62 - And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he wanted him to be called.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 1:76 - And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Most High;
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his ways,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:4 - And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:21 - And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 2:23 - (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”)
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 5:32 - I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:15 - and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 6:46 - “Why do you call me ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do what I tell you?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:11 - Soon afterward[fn] he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 7:39 - Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:2 - and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities: Mary, called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out,
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 9:10 - On their return the apostles told him all that they had done. And he took them and withdrew apart to a town called Bethsaida.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:39 - And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching.
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,

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