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Dictionaries :: Call, Called, Calling

Below are articles from the following dictionary:
Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g2564 Greek: kaleo

Call, Called, Calling:

derived from the root kal--, whence Eng. "call" and "clamour" (see B and C, below), is used

(a) with a personal object, "to call anyone, invite, summon," e.g., Mat 20:8; 25:14; it is used particularly of the Divine call to partake of the blessings of redemption, e.g., Rom 8:30; 1Cr 1:9; 1Th 2:12; Hbr 9:15; cp. B and C, below;

(b) of nomenclature or vocation, "to call by a name, to name;" in the Passive Voice, "to be called by a name, to bear a name." Thus it suggests either vocation or destination; the context determines which, e.g., Rom 9:25-26; "surname," in Act 15:37, AV, is incorrect (RV, "was called").
See BID, NAME.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1528 Greek: eiskaleo

Call, Called, Calling:

lit., "to call in," hence, "to invite" (eis, "in," and No. 1), is found in Act 10:23.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g1941 Greek: epikaleo

Call, Called, Calling:

epi, "upon," and No. 1., denotes

(a) "to surname;"

(b) "to be called by a person's name;" hence it is used of being declared to be dedicated to a person, as to the Lord, Act 15:17 (from Amo 9:12); Jam 2:7;

(c) "to call a person by a name by charging him with an offense," as the Pharisees charged Christ with doing His works by the help of Beelzebub, Mat 10:25 (the most authentic reading has epikaleo, for kaleo);

(d) "to call upon, invoke;" in the Middle Voice, "to call upon for oneself" (i.e., on one's behalf), Act 7:59, or "to call upon a person as a witness," 2Cr 1:23, or to appeal to an authority, Act 25:11, etc.;

(e) "to call upon by way of adoration, making use of the Name of the Lord," Act 2:21; Rom 10:12-14; 2Ti 2:22.
See APPEAL, SURNAME.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g3333 Greek: metakaleo

Call, Called, Calling:

meta, implying "change," and No. 1, "to call from one place to another, to summon" (cp. the Sept. of Hsa 11:1), is used in the Middle Voice only, "to call for oneself, to send for, call hither," Act 7:14; 10:32; 20:17; 24:25.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g4341 Greek: proskaleo

Call, Called, Calling:

pros, "to," and No. 1, signifies

(a) "to call to oneself, to bid to come;" it is used only in the Middle Voice, e.g., Mat 10:1; Act 5:40; Jam 5:14;

(b) "God's call to Gentiles through the Gospel," Act 2:39;

(c) the Divine call in entrusting men with the preaching of the Gospel," Act 13:2; 16:10.

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g4779 Greek: sunkaleo

Call, Called, Calling:

signifies "to call together," Mar 15:16; Luk 9:1; 15:6, 9; 23:13; Act 5:21; 10:24; 28:17.

Notes:

(1) Enkaleo, Act 19:40, AV, "called in question," signifies "to accuse," as always in the RV.
See ACCUSE, IMPLEAD.

(2) Parakaleo, "to beseech, intreat," is rendered "have called for" in Act 28:20, AV; RV, "did intreat" (marg., "call for"). It is used only here with this meaning.
See BESEECH.

A-7 Verb Strong's Number: g154 Greek: aiteo

Call, Called, Calling:

"to ask," is translated "called for" in Act 16:29 ("he called for lights").
See ASK, A. No. 1.

Note: For the RV of Mat 19:17 (AV, "callest"), see ASK (A, No. 2, Note).

A-8 Verb Strong's Number: g5455 Greek: phoneo

Call, Called, Calling:

"to sound" (Eng., "phone"), is used of the crowing of a cock, e.g., Mat 26:34; Jhn 13:38; of "calling" out with a clear or loud voice, to cry out, e.g., Mar 1:26 (some mss. have krazo here); Act 16:28; of "calling" to come to oneself, e.g., Mat 20:32; Luk 19:15; of "calling" forth, as of Christ's call to Lazarus to come forth from the tomb, Jhn 12:17; of inviting, e.g., Luk 14:12; of "calling" by name, with the implication of the pleasure taken in the possession of those "called," e.g., Jhn 10:3; 13:13.
See CROW, CRY.

A-9 Verb Strong's Number: g3004 Greek: lego

Call, Called, Calling:

"to speak," is used of all kinds of oral communication, e.g., "to call, to call by name," to surname, Mat 1:16; 26:36; Jhn 4:5; 11:54; 15:15; Rev 2:2, RV, "call themselves," etc.
See ASK.

A-10 Verb Strong's Number: g1951 Greek: epilego

Call, Called, Calling:

epi, "upon," and No. 9, signifies "to call in addition," i.e., by another name besides that already intimated, Jhn 5:2; for its other meaning in Act 15:40, see CHOOSE.

A-11 Verb Strong's Number: g5537 Greek: chrematizo

Call, Called, Calling:

occasionally means "to be called or named," Act 11:26 (of the name "Christians") and Rom 7:3, the only places where it has this meaning. Its primary significance, "to have business dealings with," led to this. They "were (publicly) called" Christians, because this was their chief business.
See ADMONISH, REVEAL, SPEAK, WARN.

A-12 Verb Strong's Number: g3004 Greek: eipon

Call, Called, Calling:

"to say, speak," means "to call by a certain appellation," Jhn 10:35.
See BID, No. 3.

A-13 Verb Strong's Number: g2919 Greek: krino

Call, Called, Calling:

"to judge," is translated "to call in question," in Act 23:6; 24:21.

Notes:

(1) For onoma, "a name," translated "called," AV, in Luk 24:13, Act 10:1, onomazo, "to name," translated "called," AV, 1Cr 5:11, and eponomazo, "to surname," translated "art called," Rom 2:17, see NAME and SURNAME.

(2) Lego, "to say," is rendered "calleth" in 1Cr 12:3, AV, which the RV corrects to "saith;" what is meant is not calling Christ "Anathema," but making use of the phrase "Anathema Jesus," i.e., "Jesus is accursed."

(3) Prosagoreuo, Hbr 5:10, means "to be named."
See NAME.

(4) Metapempo, rendered "call for," in Act 10:5, AV, and Act 11:13, signifies "to fetch," RV.
See FETCH, SEND, No. 9.

(5) Sunathroizo, "to assemble," is translated "he called together," in the AV of Act 19:25; RV, "he gathered together."

(6) Lambano, "to take or receive," is found with the noun hupomnesis, "remembrance," in 2Ti 1:5; RV, "having been reminded" (lit., "having received remembrance"), for AV, "when I call to remembrance."

(7) In Act 10:15; 11:9 koinoo, "to make common" (RV) is translated "call common" in the AV.

(8) For prosphoneo, "to call unto,"
See SPEAK, No. 12.

B-1 Noun Strong's Number: g2821 Greek: klesis

Call, Called, Calling:

"a calling" (akin to A, No. 1), is always used in the NT of that "calling" the origin, nature and destiny of which are heavenly (the idea of invitation being implied); it is used especially of God's invitation to man to accept the benefits of salvation, Rom 11:29; 1Cr 1:26; 7:20 (said there of the condition in which the "calling" finds one); Eph 1:18, "His calling;" Phl 3:14, the "high calling;" 2Th 1:11; 2Pe 1:10, "your calling;" 2Ti 1:9, a "holy calling;" Hbr 3:1, a "heavenly calling;" Eph 4:1, "the calling wherewith ye were called;" 4:4, "in one hope of your calling."
See VOCATION.

C-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g2822 Greek: kletos

Call, Called, Calling:

"called, invited," is used,

(a) "of the call of the Gospel," Mat 20:16; 22:14, not there "an effectual call," as in the Epistles, Rom 1:1, 6, 7; 8:28; 1Cr 1:2, 24; Jud 1:1; Rev 17:14; in Rom 1:7; 1Cr 1:2 the meaning is "saints by calling;"

(b) of "an appointment to apostleship," Rom 1:1; 1Cr 1:1.

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