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Entry for Strong's #1586 - ἐκλέγομαι

Transliteration
eklégomai
Phonetics
ek-leg'-om-ahee  
Word Origin
middle voice from (1537) and (3004) (in its primary sense)
Parts of Speech
Verb
TDNT
4:144,505
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  1. to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one's self
    1. choosing one out of many, i.e. Jesus choosing his disciples
    2. choosing one for an office
    3. of God choosing whom he judged fit to receive his favours and separated from the rest of mankind to be peculiarly his own and to be attended continually by his gracious oversight
      1. i.e. the Israelites
    4. of God the Father choosing Christians, as those whom he set apart from the irreligious multitude as dear unto himself, and whom he has rendered, through faith in Christ, citizens in the Messianic kingdom: (James 2:
  2. so that the ground of the choice lies in Christ and his merits only
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 977 ‑ בָּחַר (baw‑khar');  1262 ‑ בָּרָה (baw‑raw');  1305 ‑ בָּרַר (baw‑rar');  3947 ‑ לָקַח (law‑kakh');  6901 ‑ קָבַל (kaw‑bal');  6908 ‑ קָבַץ (kaw‑bats');  8446 ‑ תּוּר (toor);  
Frequency Lists  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (21) NAS (22) HCS (22)
Mark 1
Luke 3
John 4
Acts 7
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 1
James 1
Mark 1
Luke 4
John 4
Acts 7
1 Corinthians 2
Ephesians 1
James 1
Mark 1
Luke 4
John 5
Acts 7
1 Corinthians 3
Ephesians 1
James 1
BYZ TIS TR
V-AMI-1S 4
V-AMI-2P 1
V-AMI-2S 1
V-AMI-3P 1
V-AMI-3S 10
V-AMP-APM 2
V-AMP-NSM 1
V-IMI-3P 1
V-AMI-1S 4
V-AMI-2P 1
V-AMI-2S 1
V-AMI-3P 1
V-AMI-3S 10
V-AMP-APM 2
V-AMP-NSM 1
V-IMI-3P 1
V-RPP-NSM 1
V-AMI-1S 4
V-AMI-2P 1
V-AMI-2S 1
V-AMI-3P 1
V-AMI-3S 10
V-AMP-APM 2
V-AMP-NSM 1
V-IMI-3P 1
NA WH
V-AMI-1S 7
V-AMI-2P 2
V-AMI-2S 1
V-AMI-3P 1
V-AMI-3S 10
V-AMP-APM 1
V-AMP-DPM 2
V-AMP-NSM 1
V-IMI-3P 1
V-RPP-NSM 1


Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

ἐκλεìγομαι

Middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

ἐκλέγω: perfect passive participle ἐκλελεγμένος, once in Luke 9:35 L marginal reading T Tr WH; middle, imperfect ἐξελεγομην (Luke 14:7); 1 aorist ἐξελεξάμην; in Greek writings from Herodotus down; the Sept. for בָּחַר; to pick out, choose; in the N. T. (except Luke 9:35, where the reading is doubtful) always middle, ἐκλέγομαι, to pick or choose out for oneself: τί, Luke 10:42; Luke 14:7; τινα, one from among many (of Jesus choosing his disciples), John 6:70; John 13:18; John 15:16; Acts 1:2; ἀπό τινων, from a number of persons (Sir. 45:16), Luke 6:13: ἐκ τοῦ κόσμου, John 15:19; used of choosing one for an office, Acts 6:5; followed by ἐκ τινων, Acts 1:24; to discharge some business, Acts 15:22, 25; ἐν ἡμῖν (others ὑμῖν) ἐξελέξατο Θεός, followed by the accusative and infinitive denoting the end, God made choice among us i. e. in our ranks, Acts 15:7, where formerly many, misled by the Hebrew בְּ בָּחַר (1 Samuel 16:9; 1 Kings 8:16, etc., and the Sept. of these passages), wrongly regarded ἐν ἡμῖν as the object on which the mind of the chooser was as it were fixed; (Winers Grammar, § 32, 3 a.; Buttmann, 159 (138)). Especially is God said ἐκλέξασθαι those whom he has judged fit to receive his favors and separated from the rest of mankind to be peculiarly his own and to be attended continually by his gracious oversight: thus of the Israelites, Acts 13:17 (Deuteronomy 14:2 (cf. Deuteronomy 4:37); 2 Macc. 5:19); of Christians, as those whom he has set apart from among the irreligious multitude as dear unto himself, and whom he has rendered, through faith in Christ, citizens in the Messianic kingdom: Mark 13:20; 1 Corinthians 1:27f; with two accusatives, one of the object, the other of the predicate (Winer's Grammar, § 32, 4 b.), James 2:5; τινα ἐν Χριστῷ, so that the ground of the choice lies in Christ and his merits, followed by the accusative with an infinitive denoting the end, Ephesians 1:4. In Luke 9:35 L marginal reading T Tr WH Jesus is called υἱός τοῦ Θεοῦ ἐκλελεγμένος (R G L text ἀγαπητός), as being dear to God beyond all others and exalted by him to the preeminent dignity of Messiah; but see ἐκλεκτός, 1 b.

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Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

ἐκ -λέγω ,

[in LXX chiefly for H977;]

to pick out, choose. In NT always mid. (exc. Luke 9:35, ἐκλελεγμένος , WH, ἀγαπητός , R, mg.), to pick out for oneself, choose (cf. M, Pr., 157 f.): c. acc rei, Luke 10:42; Luke 14:7; c. acc pers., Acts 6:5; Acts 15:22; Acts 15:25; of Christ (v. supr.), Luke 9:35; of Christ's choice of disciples, Luke 6:13, John 6:70; John 13:18; John 15:16; John 15:19 Acts 1:2; of the Divine choice: of persons, Mark 13:20, Acts 1:24; Acts 13:17; Acts 15:7, Ephesians 1:4, James 2:5; of things, 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 (Cremer, 402, 773).†


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Vocabulary of the Greek NT

The middle of this verb, which is used in all its NT occurrences, may be illustrated by PSI IV. 422.14 (iii/B.C.) ταῦτα τὰ ἀσθενέστερα ἐγλεξάμενος, P Meyer 8.12 (A.D. 151) μέχρι του ̣̑ . . . τῶν σωμάτων τ ̣ὰς ἀποφορὰς ἐγλεγομένου, P Oxy II. 237iv. 8 (A.D. 186) δούλο ]υ ̣ς καὶ ἀπελευ ̣[θέρου ]ς ̣ χορηγίας ἐκλεγομένων, and P Flor II. 228.22 (iii/A.D.) κάλλ [ισ ]τόν ἐστιν ἐγλέξασθαι αὐτά : also Syll 653.45 (B.C. 91) τὰ δὲ πίπτοντα διάφορα ἐκ τῶν μυστηρίων ἐγλεγόντω οἱ κατασταθέντες ὑπὸ τοῦ δάμου πέντε. On the use of the middle in Luke 14:7 ἐξελέγοντο, ";they picked out for themselves,"; and so ";chose,"; see Proleg. p. 157.

 

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List of Word Forms
εκλεγέντες εκλέγεσθαι εκλέγεται εκλεγώσι εκλελεγμένοι εκλελεγμενος ἐκλελεγμένος εκλέλεκται έκλεξαι εκλεξαμενοις ἐκλεξαμένοις εκλεξαμενος εκλεξάμενος ἐκλεξάμενος εκλεξαμενους εκλεξαμένους ἐκλεξαμένους εκλέξασθαι εκλέξασθε εκλεξάσθωσαν εκλέξεται εκλέξη εκλέξηται εκλέξομαι εκλέξω εκλέξωμαι εκλέξωνται εξελεγοντο εξελέγοντο ἐξελέγοντο εξελεξαμην εξελεξάμην ἐξελεξάμην εξελεξαντο εξελέξαντο ἐξελέξαντο εξελεξασθε εξελέξασθε ἐξελέξασθε εξελεξατο εξελέξατο εξελέξατό εξέλεξατο ἐξελέξατο εξελεξω εξελέξω ἐξελέξω eklelegmenos eklelegménos eklexamenois eklexaménois eklexamenos eklexámenos eklexamenous eklexaménous exelegonto exelégonto exelexamen exelexamēn exelexámen exelexámēn exelexanto exeléxanto exelexasthe exeléxasthe exelexato exeléxato exelexo exelexō exeléxo exeléxō

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