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Lexicon :: Strong's G5500 - cheirotoneō

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χειροτονέω
Transliteration
cheirotoneō (Key)
Pronunciation
khi-rot-on-eh'-o
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
From a comparative of χείρ (G5495) and teino (to stretch)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 9:437,1309

Strong’s Definitions

χειροτονέω cheirotonéō, khi-rot-on-eh'-o; from a comparative of G5495 and τείνω teínō (to stretch); to be a hand-reacher or voter (by raising the hand), i.e. (generally) to select or appoint:—choose, ordain.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x

The KJV translates Strong's G5500 in the following manner: ordain (3x), choose (1x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 4x
The KJV translates Strong's G5500 in the following manner: ordain (3x), choose (1x).
  1. to vote by stretching out the hand

  2. to create or appoint by vote: one to have charge of some office or duty

  3. to elect, create, appoint

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
χειροτονέω cheirotonéō, khi-rot-on-eh'-o; from a comparative of G5495 and τείνω teínō (to stretch); to be a hand-reacher or voter (by raising the hand), i.e. (generally) to select or appoint:—choose, ordain.
STRONGS G5500:
χειροτονέω, χειροτόνω: 1 aorist participle χειροτονησας; 1 aorist passive preposition χειροτονηθείς; (from χειρότονος extending the hand, and this from χείρ and τείνω); from (Aristophanes), Xenophon, Plato, Isocrates down;
a. properly, to vote by stretching out the hand (cf. Xenophon, an. 3, 2, 33 ὅτῳ δοκεῖ ταῦτα, ἀνατεινάτω τήν χεῖρα. ἀνετειναν ἅπαντες).
b. to create or appoint by vote: τινα, one to have charge of some office or duty, passive, 2 Corinthians 8:19, and in the spurious subscriptions in ; Titus 3:15.
c. with the loss of the notion of extending the hand, to elect, appoint, create: τινα, Acts 14:23 (see examples from the Greek writings in Passow, under the word, p. 2440{a}; χειροτονεῖσθαι ὑπό Θεοῦ βασιλέα, Philo de praem. et poen. § 9; (βασιλέως ὕπαρχος ἐχειροτονειτο, de Josephus, § 41); Josephus, Antiquities 6, 4, 2; (7, 11, 1; of the choice of Jonah as high priest, 13, 2, 2; cf. Hatch in Dict. of Chris. Antiq., under the word, Ordination, p. 1501{b}; Harnack on 'Teaching' etc. 15, 1 [ET]).). (Compare: προχειροτονέω.)
THAYER’S GREEK LEXICON, Electronic Database.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Acts
14:23
2 Corinthians
8:19
Titus
3:15

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G5500 matches the Greek χειροτονέω (cheirotoneō),
which occurs 4 times in 4 verses in the TR Greek.

Unchecked Copy BoxAct 14:23 - And when they had ordained G5500 them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they believed.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:19 - And not that only, but who was G5500  also chosen G5500 of the churches to travel with us with this grace, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord, and declaration of your ready mind:
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 4:22 - The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxTit 3:15 - All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.[fn]
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