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Study Resources :: Dictionaries :: Choice, Choose, Chosen

Dictionaries :: Choice, Choose, Chosen

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Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
A-1 Verb Strong's Number: g1586 Greek: eklego

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

"to pick out, select," means, in the Middle Voice, "to choose for oneself," not necessarily implying the rejection of what is not chosen, but "choosing" with the subsidiary ideas of kindness or favor or love, Mar 13:20; Luk 6:13; 9:35 (RV); 10:42; 14:7; Jhn 6:70; 13:18; 15:16, 19; Act 1:2, 24; 6:5; 13:17; 15:22, 25; in Act 15:7 it is rendered "made choice;" 1Cr 1:27, 28; Eph 1:4; Jam 2:5.

A-2 Verb Strong's Number: g1951 Greek: epilego

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

in the Middle Voice, signifies "to choose," either in addition or in succession to another. It has this meaning in Act 15:40, of Paul's choice of Silas. For its other meaning, "to call or name," Jhn 5:2, see CALL.

A-3 Verb Strong's Number: g138 Greek: haireo

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

"to take," is used in the Middle Voice only, in the sense of taking for oneself, choosing, 2Th 2:13, of a "choice" made by God (as in Deu 7:6, 7; 26:18, Sept.); in Phl 1:22; Hbr 11:25, of human "choice." Its special significance is to select rather by the act of taking, than by showing preference or favor.

A-4 Verb Strong's Number: g140 Greek: hairetizo

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

akin to the verbal adjective hairetos, "that which may be taken" (see No. 3), signifies "to take," with the implication that what is taken is eligible or suitable; hence, "to choose," by reason of this suitability, Mat 12:18, of God's delight in Christ as His "chosen." It is frequent in the Sept., e.g., Gen 30:20; Num 14:8; Psa 25:12; 119:30, 173; 132:13, 14; Hos 4:18; Hag 2:23 ("he hath chosen the Canaanites"); Zec 1:17; 2:12; Mal 3:17.

A-5 Verb Strong's Number: g5500 Greek: cheirotoneo

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

See APPOINT, No. 11.

A-6 Verb Strong's Number: g4401 Greek: procheirotoneo

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

signifies "to choose before," Act 10:41, where it is used of a choice made before by God.

Notes:

(1) For procheirizo see APPOINT, No. 12.

(2) Stratologeo, in 2Ti 2:4 (AV, "chosen to be a soldier"), signifies to enroll as a soldier (RV).
See SOLDIER.

B-1 Adjective Strong's Number: g1588 Greek: eklektos

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

akin to A, No. 1, signifies "chosen out, select," e.g., Mat 22:14; Luk 23:35; Rom 16:13 (perhaps in the sense of "eminent"); Rev 17:14. In 1Pe 2:4, 9, the RV translates it "elect."
See ELECT.

C-1 Noun Strong's Number: g1589 Greek: ekloge

Choice, Choose, Chosen:

akin to A, No. 1 and B, "a picking out, choosing" (Eng., "eclogue"), is translated "chosen" in Act 9:15, lit., "he is a vessel of choice unto Me." In the six other places where this word is found it is translated "election."
See ELECTION.

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