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Lexicon :: Strong's G2819 - klēros

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κλῆρος
Transliteration
klēros (Key)
Pronunciation
klay'-ros
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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 TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:35 - σταυρώσαντες δὲ αὐτὸν διεμερίσαντο τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ βάλλοντες κλῆρον G2819
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:24 - καὶ σταυροῦσιν αὐτὸν καὶ διαμερίζονται τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ βάλλοντες κλῆρον G2819 ἐπ᾽ αὐτὰ τίς τί ἄρῃ
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 23:34 - δὲ Ἰησοῦς ἔλεγεν πάτερ ἄφες αὐτοῖς οὐ γὰρ οἴδασιν τί ποιοῦσιν διαμεριζόμενοι δὲ τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ ἔβαλον κλήρους G2819
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 19:24 - εἶπαν οὖν πρὸς ἀλλήλους μὴ σχίσωμεν αὐτόν ἀλλὰ λάχωμεν περὶ αὐτοῦ τίνος ἔσται ἵνα γραφὴ πληρωθῇ λέγουσα διεμερίσαντο τὰ ἱμάτιά μου ἑαυτοῖς καὶ ἐπὶ τὸν ἱματισμόν μου ἔβαλον κλῆρον G2819
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:17 - ὅτι κατηριθμημένος ἦν ἐν ἡμῖν καὶ ἔλαχεν τὸν κλῆρον G2819 τῆς διακονίας ταύτης
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:25 - λαβεῖν τὸν τόπον τῆς διακονίας ταύτης καὶ ἀποστολῆς ἀφ᾽ ἧς παρέβη Ἰούδας πορευθῆναι εἰς τὸν τόπον τὸν ἴδιον
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 1:26 - καὶ ἔδωκαν κλήρους G2819 αὐτοῖς καὶ ἔπεσεν κλῆρος G2819 ἐπὶ Μαθθίαν καὶ συγκατεψηφίσθη μετὰ τῶν ἕνδεκα ἀποστόλων
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 8:21 - οὐκ ἔστιν σοι μερὶς οὐδὲ κλῆρος G2819 ἐν τῷ λόγῳ τούτῳ γὰρ καρδία σου οὐκ ἔστιν εὐθεῖα ἔναντι τοῦ θεοῦ
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 26:18 - ἀνοῖξαι ὀφθαλμοὺς αὐτῶν τοῦ ἐπιστρέψαι ἀπὸ σκότους εἰς φῶς καὶ τῆς ἐξουσίας τοῦ Σατανᾶ ἐπὶ τὸν θεόν τοῦ λαβεῖν αὐτοὺς ἄφεσιν ἁμαρτιῶν καὶ κλῆρον G2819 ἐν τοῖς ἡγιασμένοις πίστει τῇ εἰς ἐμέ
Unchecked Copy BoxCol 1:12 - εὐχαριστοῦντες τῷ πατρὶ τῷ ἱκανώσαντι ὑμᾶς εἰς τὴν μερίδα τοῦ κλήρου G2819 τῶν ἁγίων ἐν τῷ φωτί
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 5:3 - μηδ᾽ ὡς κατακυριεύοντες τῶν κλήρων G2819 ἀλλὰ τύποι γινόμενοι τοῦ ποιμνίου

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