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Strong's #1588 - ἐκλεκτός

Transliteration
eklektós
Phonetics
ek-lek-tos'
Origin
from (1586)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
4:181,505
Definition
Thayer's
  1. picked out, chosen
    1. chosen by God,
      1. to obtain salvation through Christ 1a
    2. Christians are called "chosen or elect" of God
      1. the Messiah in called "elect", as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable
      2. choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 906 ‑ בַּד (bad);  974 ‑ בָּחַן (baw‑khan');  977 ‑ בָּחַר (baw‑khar');  1249 ‑ בַּר (bar);  1264 ‑ בְּרוֹם (ber‑ome');  1274 ‑ בְּרִי (ber‑ee');  1277 ‑ בָּרִיא (baw‑ree');  1560 ‑ גְּלָל (ghel‑awl');  1865 ‑ דְּרוֹר (der‑ore');  2532 ‑ חֶמְדָּה (khem‑daw');  2656 ‑ חֵפֶץ (khay'‑fets);  2667 ‑ חֹפֶשׁ (kho'‑fesh);  2742 ‑ חָרֻץ (khaw‑roots', khaw‑roots');  2896 ‑ טוֹב (tobe);  3368 ‑ יָקָר (yaw‑kawr');  4516 ‑ מַנְעַמִּים (man‑am');  6529 ‑ פְּרִי (per‑ee');  6643 ‑ צְבִי (tseb‑ee');  6788 ‑ צַמֶּרֶת (tsam‑meh'‑reth);  7377 ‑ רִי (ree);  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (23)
Matthew
5
Mark
3
Luke
2
Romans
2
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
1 Peter
4
2 John
2
Revelation
1
NAS (24)
Matthew
4
Mark
3
Luke
3
Romans
3
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
1 Peter
4
2 John
2
Revelation
1
HCS (22)
Matthew
4
Mark
3
Luke
2
Romans
2
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
1 Peter
4
2 John
2
Revelation
1
BSB (22)
Matthew
4
Mark
3
Luke
2
Romans
2
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Titus
1
1 Peter
4
2 John
2
Revelation
1
ESV (19)
Matthew
3
Mark
3
Luke
2
Romans
2
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
2
Titus
1
1 Peter
3
Revelation
1
WEB (27)
Matthew
6
Mark
3
Luke
2
Romans
3
Colossians
1
1 Timothy
1
2 Timothy
1
Titus
3
1 Peter
4
2 John
2
Revelation
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐκλεκτ-ός, ή, όν,

I

1. picked out, select, Ibyc. 22, Th. 6.100; τὸ τῶν ἐ. δικαστήριον Pl. Lg. 938b; ἐ. δικασταί, =Lat. iudices selecti, OGI 499.3 (ii A.D.). Adv. - τῶς interpol. in Suid.s.v. ἐπίλεκτος.

2. choice, pure, σμύρνη LXX Exodus 30:23; βοήθημα Ascl ap. Aët. 9.12; ἀνδρών PRein. 43.9 (ii A.D.); ἐκλεκτόν, = corn, Aq. Psalms 65:13(64).14.

II chosen of God, elect, LXX Isaiah 43:20, Mark 13:20, etc.

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐκ -λεκτός , - , -όν

(< ἐκλέγω ),

[in LXX for H977 (so prob. in Isaiah 28:16, Proverbs 17:3, for MT H974), H1277, etc.;]

1. choice, select (cl., rarely; Thuc., Plat., al.), hence, eminent: Romans 16:13 (cf. Ezekiel 27:24).

2. As in Inscr. (MM, Exp., xii), chosen; esp. as in LXX, of Israel, elect, chosen of God (Isaiah 65:9, Psalms 105:43, al.); so in NT;

(a) of Christ: Luke 23:35 (cf. Isaiah 42:1); fig., λίθος , 1 Peter 2:4-6 (LXX);

(b) of holy angels: 1 Timothy 5:21;

(c) of Christians: Matthew 24:22; Matthew 24:24, Mark 13:20; Mark 13:22; Mark 13:27, 2 Timothy 2:10, 1 Peter 1:1; τ . θεοῦ , Luke 18:7, Romans 8:33, Colossians 3:12, Titus 1:1; τ . Χριστοῦ , Matthew 24:31; . κυρία , 2 John 1:1; ἀδελφή , 2 John 1:13; γένος , 1 Peter 2:9 (LXX); κλητοὶ καὶ ἐ . κ . πιστοί , Revelation 17:14; opp. to κλητός (not so in Epp.; v. Lft. on Colossians 3:12), Matthew 20:16 (T, WH, txt., R, omit) Matthew 22:14 (Cremer, 405, 775).†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

In P Rein 43.9 (A.D. 102) a ";choice"; or ";beautiful"; lodging which is being let is described as ἐκλεκτὸν ἀντρῶνα (l. ἀνδρῶνα). For the distinctive Biblical use of the word, cf. farm-accounts—P Fay 102.3, al. (c. A.D. 105) where ἐγλεκ (τοί) is applied to baskets ";‘selected,’ i.e. of a better quality than the rest"; (Edd.), and OGIS 499.3 (ii/A.D.) τῶν ἐκλεκτῶν ἐν Ῥώμῃ δικαστῶν, with which Dittenberger compares ib. 567.10 (ii/A.D.) ἐπίλεκτον κριτήν, the iudex selectus of the Latin inscriptions. The Avircius epitaph—late ii/A.D.—from MS. of Acta Sanctorum has ἐκλεκτῆς πόλεως ὁ πολείτης τοῦτ᾽ ἐποίησα. See also BGU II. 603.18 (c. A.D. 167) ἐλαίας ἐγλεκτῆς.

 

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List of Word Forms
εκλεκτά εκλεκταί εκλεκτάς εκλεκτη εκλεκτή ἐκλεκτῇ εκλεκτήν εκλεκτης εκλεκτής ἐκλεκτῆς εκλεκτοι εκλεκτοί ἐκλεκτοί ἐκλεκτοὶ εκλεκτοις εκλεκτοίς ἐκλεκτοῖς εκλεκτον εκλεκτόν ἐκλεκτόν ἐκλεκτὸν εκλεκτος εκλεκτός ἐκλεκτός εκλεκτου εκλεκτού εκλεκτους εκλεκτούς ἐκλεκτούς ἐκλεκτοὺς εκλεκτων εκλεκτών ἐκλεκτῶν εκλευκανθώσι εκλεύκον εκλιμίαν eklekte eklektē eklektêi eklektē̂i eklektes eklektês eklektēs eklektē̂s eklektoi eklektoí eklektoì eklektois eklektoîs eklekton eklektón eklektòn eklektôn eklektōn eklektō̂n eklektos eklektós eklektous eklektoús eklektoùs
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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