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International Standard Bible EncyclopediaCALLING
kol'-ing (klesis, from kaleo, "I call"): Is a New Testament expression. The word is used chiefly by Paul, though the idea and term are found also elsewhere. It has a definite, technical sense, the invitation given to men by God to accept salvation in His kingdom through Jesus Christ. This invitation is given outwardly by the preaching of the gospel, inwardly by the work of the Holy Spirit. With reference to Israel, it is on the part of God irrevocable, not repented of. Having in His eternal counsel called this people, He entrusted them with great gifts, and because He did thus enrich them, He also, in the course of time, summoned them to fulfill the task of initiating the world into the way of salvation, and of preparing salvation for the world. Therefore, He will not desert His people, for He Will not revoke that call (Romans 11:29). This calling is high or upward, in Christ, that is, made in heaven by God on account of Christ and calling man to heaven (Philippians 3:14). Similarly it is a heavenly calling (Hebrews 3:1); also a holy calling, holy in aim, means, and end (2 Timothy 1:9). Christians are urged to walk worthy of this calling (Ephesians 4:1) (the American Standard Revised Version and the Revised Version (British and American), but the King James Version has "vocation"). In it there is hope; it is the inspirer of hope, and furnishes for hope its supreme object (Ephesians 4:4). Men are exhorted so to live that God will count them worthy of their calling (2 Thessalonians 1:11). They are also urged to make their calling and election sure (2 Peter 1:10). See ELECTION. There is a somewhat peculiar use of the word in 1 Corinthians 1:26 and 1 Corinthians 7:20, namely, that condition of life in which men were when God called them, not many of them wise after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, some circumcised, some uncircumcised, some bond, some free, some male, some female, some married, some unmarried.
Greek2821. klesis -- a calling
... a calling. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine Transliteration: klesis Phonetic Spelling:
(klay'-sis) Short Definition: a calling, summons Definition: a calling ...
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244. allotriepiskopos -- one who meddles in things alien to his ...
3874. paraklesis -- a calling to one's aid, ie encouragement ...
4859. sumphonos -- calling out together, ie agreeing
2822. kletos -- called
1577. ekklesia -- an assembly, a (religious) congregation
5455. phoneo -- to call out
2107. eudokia -- good pleasure
2019. epiphoneo -- to call out
2564. kaleo -- to call
Strong's Hebrew5875. En Haqqore -- "spring of the one calling," location of a ...
... "spring of the one calling," location of a miraculous spring. Transliteration: En
Haqqore Phonetic Spelling: (ane-hak-ko-ray') Short Definition: En-hakkore. ...
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6416. pelili -- for a judge, calling for judgment
4744. miqra -- a convocation, convoking, reading
7121. qara -- to call, proclaim, read
The Calling and the Kingdom
The Hope of the Calling
Predestination and Calling
God Calling Yet.
The High Calling
The Calling of the Regenerate:
When I Heard the Saviour Calling
Corinthians. Calling on the Name
Easton's Bible DictionaryA profession, or as we usually say, a vocation (1 Corinthians 7:20). The "hope of your calling" in Ephesians 4:4 is the hope resulting from your being called into the kingdom of God.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Call.
2. (n.) The act of one who calls; a crying aloud, esp. in order to summon, or to attract the attention of, some one.
3. (n.) A summoning or convocation, as of Parliament.
4. (n.) A divine summons or invitation; also, the state of being divinely called.
5. (n.) A naming, or inviting; a reading over or reciting in order, or a call of names with a view to obtaining an answer, as in legislative bodies.
6. (n.) One's usual occupation, or employment; vocation; business; trade.
7. (n.) The persons, collectively, engaged in any particular professions or employment.
Topical Bible VersesRomans 11:29
For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance.
1 Corinthians 1:26
2 Peter 1:10
ThesaurusCalling (145 Occurrences)
... The "hope of your calling" in Ephesians 4:4 is the hope resulting from your being
called into the kingdom of God. Noah Webster's Dictionary. 1. (p. pr. ...CALLING. ...
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Profession (9 Occurrences)
Summoning (9 Occurrences)
Stood (491 Occurrences)
He's (11 Occurrences)
Vocation (2 Occurrences)
Assembly (371 Occurrences)
Mayest (240 Occurrences)
Lama (2 Occurrences)
Low (216 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceCalling (145 Occurrences)
Matthew 3:3 For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness, make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight."
Matthew 8:5 And Jesus having entered into Capernaum, there came to him a centurion calling upon him,
Matthew 8:31 and the demons were calling on him, saying, 'If thou dost cast us forth, permit us to go away to the herd of the swine;'
Matthew 9:27 As Jesus passed by from there, two blind men followed him, calling out and saying, "Have mercy on us, son of David!"
Matthew 11:16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling unto their fellows,
Matthew 14:36 and were calling on him that they might only touch the fringe of his garment, and as many as did touch were saved.
Matthew 18:2 And Jesus having called near a child, did set him in the midst of them,
Matthew 18:29 His fellow-servant then, having fallen down at his feet, was calling on him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all;
Matthew 27:47 Some of them who stood there, when they heard it, said, "This man is calling Elijah."
Mark 1:3 A voice of one calling in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, straight make ye his paths,' --
Mark 1:40 and there doth come to him a leper, calling on him, and kneeling to him, and saying to him -- 'If thou mayest will, thou art able to cleanse me.'
Mark 3:31 His mother and his brothers came, and standing outside, they sent to him, calling him.
Mark 5:10 and he was calling on him much, that he may not send them out of the region.
Mark 5:18 And he having gone into the boat, the demoniac was calling on him that he may be with him,
Mark 5:23 and he was calling upon him much, saying -- 'My little daughter is at the last extremity -- that having come, thou mayest lay on her 'thy' hands, so that she may be saved, and she shall live;'
Mark 8:34 Then calling to Him the crowd and also His disciples, He said to them, "If any one is desirous of following me, let him ignore self and take up his cross, and so be my follower.
Mark 10:32 They were still on the road going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them; they were full of wonder, and some, though they followed, did so with fear. Then, once more calling to Him the Twelve, He began to tell them what was about to happen to Him.
Mark 10:42 but Jesus having called them near, saith to them, 'Ye have known that they who are considered to rule the nations do exercise lordship over them, and their great ones do exercise authority upon them;
Mark 10:49 Jesus stood still, and said, "Call him." They called the blind man, saying to him, "Cheer up! Get up. He is calling you!"
Mark 11:21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.
Mark 12:43 And having called near his disciples, he saith to them, 'Verily I say to you, that this poor widow hath put in more than all those putting into the treasury;
Mark 15:35 Some of those who stood by, when they heard it, said, "Behold, he is calling Elijah."
Mark 15:44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
Luke 1:59 And it came to pass, on the eighth day, they came to circumcise the child, and they were calling him by the name of his father, Zacharias,
Luke 3:4 As it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, "The voice of one crying in the wilderness,'Make ready the way of the Lord. Make his paths straight.
Luke 4:41 Demons also came out of many, loudly calling out, "You are the Son of God." But He rebuked them and forbad them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.
Luke 7:4 And they, having come near unto Jesus, were calling upon him earnestly, saying -- 'He is worthy to whom thou shalt do this,
Luke 7:18 The disciples of John told him about all these things.
Luke 7:19 John, calling to himself two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, "Are you the one who is coming, or should we look for another?"
Luke 7:32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.
Luke 8:8 And other fell upon the good ground, and having sprung up, it made fruit an hundred fold.' These things saying, he was calling, 'He having ears to hear -- let him hear.'
Luke 8:31 and he was calling on him, that he may not command them to go away to the abyss,
Luke 8:32 and there was there a herd of many swine feeding in the mountain, and they were calling on him, that he might suffer them to enter into these, and he suffered them,
Luke 8:41 and lo, there came a man, whose name 'is' Jairus, and he was a chief of the synagogue, and having fallen at the feet of Jesus, was calling on him to come to his house;
Luke 9:1 Then calling the Twelve together He conferred on them power and authority over all the demons and to cure diseases;
Luke 13:12 But Jesus saw her, and calling to her, He said to her, "Woman, you are free from your weakness."
Luke 14:12 And he said also to him who did call him, 'When thou mayest make a dinner or a supper, be not calling thy friends, nor thy brethren, nor thy kindred, nor rich neighbours, lest they may also call thee again, and a recompense may come to thee;
Luke 14:13 but when thou mayest make a feast, be calling poor, maimed, lame, blind,
Luke 16:5 Calling each one of his lord's debtors to him, he said to the first,'How much do you owe to my lord?'
Luke 18:16 But Jesus calling them to him said, Suffer little children to come to me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of God.
Luke 19:13 and having called ten servants of his own, he gave to them ten pounds, and said unto them, Do business -- till I come;
Luke 23:13 Then calling together the High Priests and the Rulers and the people, Pilate said,
Luke 23:21 but they were calling out, saying, 'Crucify, crucify him.'
John 1:23 He said, "I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness,'Make straight the way of the Lord,' as Isaiah the prophet said."
John 1:48 Nathanael saith to him, 'Whence me dost thou know?' Jesus answered and said to him, 'Before Philip's calling thee -- thou being under the fig-tree -- I saw thee.'
John 5:18 because of this, then, were the Jews seeking the more to kill him, because not only was he breaking the sabbath, but he also called God his own Father, making himself equal to God.
John 11:28 When she had said this, she went away, and called Mary, her sister, secretly, saying, "The Teacher is here, and is calling you."
Acts 5:40 And to him they agreed, and having called near the apostles, having beaten 'them', they commanded 'them' not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go;
Acts 7:59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.
Acts 9:14 and here he hath authority from the chief priests, to bind all those calling on Thy name.'
Acts 9:21 And all those hearing were amazed, and said, 'Is not this he who laid waist in Jerusalem those calling on this name, and hither to this intent had come, that he might bring them bound to the chief priests?'
Acts 9:38 and Lydda being nigh to Joppa, the disciples having heard that Peter is in that 'place', sent two men unto him, calling on him not to delay to come through unto them.
Acts 9:41 He gave her his hand, and raised her up. Calling the saints and widows, he presented her alive.
Acts 10:18 and having called, they were asking if Simon, who is surnamed Peter, doth lodge here?
Acts 13:42 And having gone forth out of the synagogue of the Jews, the nations were calling upon 'them' that on the next sabbath these sayings may be spoken to them,
Acts 14:12 they were calling also Barnabas Zeus, and Paul Hermes, since he was the leader in speaking.
Acts 16:9 And a vision through the night appeared to Paul -- a certain man of Macedonia was standing, calling upon him, and saying, 'Having passed through to Macedonia, help us;' --
Acts 16:29 Then, calling for lights, he sprang in and fell trembling at the feet of Paul and Silas;
Acts 17:5 But the jealousy of the Jews was aroused, and, calling to their aid some ill-conditioned and idle fellows, they got together a riotous mob and filled the city with uproar. They then attacked the house of Jason and searched for Paul and Silas, to bring them out before the assembly of people.
Acts 17:6 and not having found them, they drew Jason and certain brethren unto the city rulers, calling aloud -- 'These, having put the world in commotion, are also here present,
Acts 19:28 After listening to this harangue, they became furiously angry and kept calling out, "Great is the Ephesian Diana!"
Acts 19:32 Some indeed, therefore, were calling out one thing, and some another, for the assembly was confused, and the greater part did not know for what they were come together;
Acts 22:16 Now why do you wait? Arise, be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'
Acts 23:23 Then, calling to him two of the Captains, he gave his orders. "Get ready two hundred men," he said, "to march to Caesarea, with seventy cavalry and two hundred light infantry, starting at nine o'clock to-night."
Acts 25:2 and the chief priest and the principal men of the Jews made manifest to him 'the things' against Paul, and were calling on him,
Acts 27:33 And till the day was about to be, Paul was calling upon all to partake of nourishment, saying, 'Fourteen days to-day, waiting, ye continue fasting, having taken nothing,
Romans 4:17 who is father of us all (according as it hath been written -- 'A father of many nations I have set thee,') before Him whom he did believe -- God, who is quickening the dead, and is calling the things that be not as being.
Romans 9:11 (for they being not yet born, neither having done anything good or evil, that the purpose of God, according to choice, might remain; not of works, but of Him who is calling,) it was said to her --
Romans 10:12 for there is no difference between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord of all 'is' rich to all those calling upon Him,
Romans 11:29 For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable.
1 Corinthians 1:2 to the assembly of God that is in Corinth, to those sanctified in Christ Jesus, called saints, with all those calling upon the name of our Lord Jesus Christ in every place -- both theirs and ours:
1 Corinthians 1:26 For you see your calling, brothers, that not many are wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, and not many noble;
1 Corinthians 7:20 Let each man stay in that calling in which he was called.
2 Corinthians 5:20 in behalf of Christ, then, we are ambassadors, as if God were calling through us, we beseech, in behalf of Christ, 'Be ye reconciled to God;'
2 Corinthians 7:15 and his affections are more abundantly towards you, calling to mind the obedience of you all, how with fear and trembling ye received him.
2 Corinthians 8:4 with much entreaty calling on us to receive the favour and the fellowship of the ministration to the saints,
Galatians 5:8 No such teaching ever proceeded from Him who is calling you.
Ephesians 1:18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,
Ephesians 4:1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called,
Ephesians 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling;
Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 2:12 for your walking worthily of God, who is calling you to His own reign and glory.
1 Thessalonians 5:24 stedfast is He who is calling you, who also will do 'it'.
2 Thessalonians 1:11 To this end we also pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill every desire of goodness and work of faith, with power;
2 Timothy 1:9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal,
2 Timothy 2:22 and the youthful lusts flee thou, and pursue righteousness, faith, love, peace, with those calling upon the Lord out of a pure heart;
Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus;
Hebrews 10:3 But in these there is a calling to mind of sins yearly.
James 5:4 I tell you that the pay of the labourers who have gathered in your crops--pay which you are keeping back--is calling out against you; and the outcries of those who have been your reapers have entered into the ears of the Lord of the armies of Heaven.
1 Peter 3:6 as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, whose children you now are, if you do well, and are not put in fear by any terror.
2 Peter 1:10 Therefore, brothers, be more diligent to make your calling and election sure. For if you do these things, you will never stumble.
Revelation 2:20 But I have against thee a few things: That thou dost suffer the woman Jezebel, who is calling herself a prophetess, to teach, and to lead astray, my servants to commit whoredom, and idol-sacrifices to eat;
Revelation 6:16 while they called to the mountains and the rocks, saying, "Fall on us and hide us from the presence of Him who sits on the throne and from the anger of the Lamb;
Revelation 11:12 Then they heard a loud voice calling to them out of Heaven, and bidding them come up; and they went up to Heaven in the cloud, and their enemies saw them go.
Revelation 14:15 And another, an angel, came out of the sanctuary, calling in a loud voice to Him who sat on the cloud, and saying, "Use your sickle and reap the harvest, for the hour for reaping it has come: the harvest of the earth is over-ripe."
Revelation 18:17 for in one hour so great riches has been made desolate. And every steersman, and every one who sailed to any place, and sailors, and all who exercise their calling on the sea, stood afar off,
Exodus 33:7 Now Moses used to take the tent and to pitch it without the camp, afar off from the camp; and he called it The tent of meeting. And it came to pass, that every one that sought the LORD went out unto the tent of meeting, which was without the camp.
Numbers 10:2 "Make two trumpets of silver. You shall make them of beaten work. You shall use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps.
Joshua 19:47 And the border of the children of Dan was too strait for them; so the children of Dan went up and fought against Leshem, and took it, and smote it with the edge of the sword, and possessed it, and dwelt therein, and called Leshem, Dan, after the name of Dan their father.
Judges 6:35 and messengers he hath sent into all Manasseh, and it also is called after him; and messengers he hath sent into Asher, and into Zebulun, and into Naphtali, and they come up to meet them.
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