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Strong's #2821 - κλῆσις

Transliteration
klēsis
Phonetics
klay'-sis
Root Word (Etymology)
from a shorter form of (G2564)
Parts of Speech
feminine noun
TDNT
3:491,394
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Definition   
Thayer's
  1. a calling, calling to
  2. a call, invitation
    1. to a feast
    2. of the divine invitation to embrace salvation of God
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  
Frequency Lists
Verse Results
KJV (11)
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 3
Philippians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
2 Peter 1
NAS (11)
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 3
Philippians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
2 Peter 1
HCS (11)
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 3
Philippians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
2 Peter 1
BSB (11)
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 3
Philippians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
2 Peter 1
ESV (11)
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 3
Philippians 1
2 Thessalonians 1
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
2 Peter 1
WEB (13)
Romans 1
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 3
Philippians 2
2 Thessalonians 2
2 Timothy 1
Hebrews 1
2 Peter 1
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κλῆσις, εως, ἡ,

(καλέω)

I

1. calling, call, Pl. Smp. 172a, X. Cyr. 3.2.14, etc.

2. calling into court, summons, prosecution, Ar. Nu. 875, 1189, etc.; τὰς κλήσεις καλεῖσθαι ὅσας ἔδει Antipho 6.38; ἀφιέναι τὰς κ. X. HG 1.7.13.

3. invitation to a feast, Id. Smp. 1.7; εἰς τὸ πρυτανεῖον D. 19.32; κλήσεις δείπνων Plu. Per. 7, cf. Parmenisc. ap. Ath. 4.156d.

4. invocation, θεῶν Men.Rh. p.333 S.

5. calling to aid, Plb. 2.50.7.

6. calling in a religious sense, 1 Corinthians 7:20.

II name, appellation, Pl. Plt. 262d, 287e, Dsc. 1.42; τοὺς θεοὺς εἶναι κ. ἱεράς Cleanth.Stoic. 1.123; Φιλησίη τὴν κ. by name, IG 14.2067; reputation, Phld. Rh. 2.46 S.

III Gramm., αἱ κ. τῶν ὀνομάτων the nominatives, opp. αἱ πτώσεις (the oblique cases), Arist. APr. 48b41; ἔχειν θηλείας ἢ ἄρρενος κλῆσιν the nominative form of.., Id. SE 173b40, cf. 182a18. = Lat. classis, D.H. 4.18.

Thayer's Expanded Definition

κλῆσις, κλήσεως, (καλέω);

1. a calling, calling to ((Xenophon, Plato, others)).

2. a call, invitation: to a feast (3Macc. 5:14; Xenophon, symp. 1, 7); in the N. T. everywhere in a technical sense, the divine invitation to embrace salvation in the kingdom of God, which is made especially through the preaching of the gospel: with the genitive of the author, τοῦ Θεοῦ, Ephesians 1:18; ἀμεταμέλητα ... κλῆσις τοῦ Θεοῦ, God does not repent of the invitation to salvation, which he decided of old to give to the people of Israel, and which he promised their fathers (i. e. the patriarchs), Romans 11:29; ἄνω (which see (a.)) κλῆσις τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐν Χριστῷ, which was made in heaven by God on the ground of Christ, Philippians 3:14; also ἐπουράνιος κλῆσις, Hebrews 3:1; καλεῖν τινα κλήσει, 2 Timothy 1:9; passive Ephesians 4:1; ἀξιουν τινα κλήσεως is used of one whom God declares worthy of the calling which he has commanded to be given him, and therefore fit to obtain the blessings promised in the call, 2 Thessalonians 1:11; with the genitive of the object, ὑμῶν, which ye have shared in, Ephesians 4:4; 2 Peter 1:10; what its characteristics have been in your case, as having no regard to learning, riches, station, etc. 1 Corinthians 1:26; used somewhat peculiarly, of the condition in which the calling finds one, whether circumcised or uncircumcised, slave or freeman, 1 Corinthians 7:20.


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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κλῆσις , -εως , (καλέω ),

[in LXX: Jeremiah 31:6 (H7121), Judith 12:10 A, 3 Maccabees 5:14 *;]

a calling, call; in NT, always of the Divine call to salvation: Romans 11:29, 1 Corinthians 1:26; 1 Corinthians 7:20, Ephesians 1:18; Ephesians 4:1; Ephesians 4:4, Philippians 3:14, 2 Thessalonians 1:11, 2 Timothy 1:9, Hebrews 3:1, 2 Peter 1:10 (Cremer, 332).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

A section of the long legal P Hal I. 1 (mid. iii/B.C.) is headed—.222 Εἰς μαρτ [υρί ]αν κλῆσις, ";a call to witness"; : then follows a description of the process. The word is used in the same restricted sense in Epict. i. 29. 49 ταῦτα μέλλεις μαρτυρεῖν καὶ καταισχύνειν τὴν κλῆσιν ἣν κέκληκεν [ὁ θεός ]; cf. ib. l.c. 46 ὡς μαρτὺς ὑπὸ τοῦ θεοῦ κεκλημένος, and see further Bonhöffer Epict. pp. 37 ff., 207 f. The meaning is raised to a higher power in such passages as Ephesians 4:1, where, as always in the NT, κλῆσις is the divine call to salvation. In the sepulchral epitaph of a young child, Kaibel 571.4 (i/ii A.D.), the word is used = ";name";—

Φιλησίη τὴν κλῆσιν, Αὐσονὶς γένος.

And in the magical P Leid V ix. 30 (iii/iv A.D.) (= II. p. 33) τελοῦντος δέ σου, καθ᾽ ἑκάστην κλῆσιν ἐπίσπενδε τὰ προκείμενα, the editor (p. 68) understands by καθ᾽ ἑκ. κλ. ";ad singulas invocaliones, i.e. quotiescumque haec invocatio pronuntiabitur.";

 


The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
κλησει κλήσει κλησεως κλήσεως κλησιν κλήσιν κλῆσιν κλησις κλήσις κλῆσις klesei klēsei klḗsei kleseos klēseōs klḗseos klḗseōs klesin klêsin klēsin klē̂sin klesis klêsis klēsis klē̂sis
 
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