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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #2822 - κλητός

Transliteration
klētós
Phonetics
klay-tos'
Origin
from the same as (G2821)
Parts of Speech
Adjective
TDNT
3:494,394
Definition
Thayer's
  1. called, invited (to a banquet)
    1. invited (by God in the proclamation of the Gospel) to obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom through Christ
    2. called to (the discharge of) some office
      1. divinely selected and appointed
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 4744 ‑ מִקְרָא (mik‑raw');  7121 ‑ קָרָא (kaw‑raw');  
Frequency Lists  
  1. Book
  2. Word
  3. Parsing
KJV (11)
Matthew
2
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
1
NAS (10)
Matthew
1
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
1
HCS (10)
Matthew
1
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
1
BSB (10)
Matthew
1
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
3
3 John
1
Revelation
1
ESV (8)
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
3
Revelation
1
WEB (11)
Matthew
2
Romans
4
1 Corinthians
3
Jude
1
Revelation
1
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

κλητ-ός, ή, όν,

1. invited, Aeschin. 2.162, etc.; welcome, Od. 17.386.

2. called out, chosen, Il. 9.165.

3. invoked, Anon. ap. Suid.

4. summoned to court, PAmh. 2.79.5 (ii A.D.). II Subst. κλητή (sc. ἐκκλησία), , convocation, LXX Exodus 12:16, Leviticus 23:2 (pl.).

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

κλητός , - , -όν

(< καλέω ),

[in LXX for H7121, H4744, Exodus 12:16, al.;]

called, invited (as to a banquet, Æsch., 1Sa 1:41, 3 Maccabees 5:14); in NT, always of the Divine call;

(a) to some office: κ . ἀπόστολος , Romans 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:1;

(b) to salvation: Romans 8:28, 1 Corinthians 1:24, Judges 1:1; κ . καὶ ἐκλεκτοὶ κ . πιστοί , Revelation 17:14; in gosp. (not in pl., see καλέω ) disting. fr.ἐκλεκτός , Matthew 20:16 (WH, txt., R, omit), Matthew 22:14; κ . Ἰησοῦ Χρ ., Romans 1:6; κ . ἅγιοι , saints by calling, Romans 1:7, 1 Corinthians 1:2.†


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

κλητός is found in P Amh II. 79.5 (c. A.D. 186), but unfortunately in a much mutilated context. The way is prepared for the NT usage (see Lightfoot on Colossians 3:12) by the mention of the ";guests"; (οἱ κλητοί) of Adonijah in 1 Kings 1:41; 1 Kings 1:49. Slaten (Qualitative Nouns, p. 57) throws out the conjecture that κλητός was a cult term adopted by the Christians from the terminology of the Greek mysteries, but he offers no evidence.As bringing out that οἱ κλητοί, as distinguished from οἱ κεκλημένοι, denotes that the call has been obeyed, we may cite Cl. Alex. Strom. I. 89. 3 (p. 57, ed. Sthälin) πάντων τοίνυν ἀνθρώπων κεκλημένων οἱ ὑπακοῦσαι βουληθέντες ῾κλητοὶ᾽ ὠνομάσθησαν.

 

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
κηλτοί κληταί κλητάς κλητή κλητοι κλητοί κλητοὶ κλητοις κλητοίς κλητοῖς κλητος κλητός κλητὸς κλητούς kletoi kletoí kletoì klētoi klētoí klētoì kletois kletoîs klētois klētoîs kletos kletòs klētos klētòs
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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