138. haireó
Strong's Concordance
haireó: to take, choose
Original Word: αἱρέω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: haireó
Phonetic Spelling: (hahee-reh'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I choose, prefer
Definition: I choose, prefer.
HELPS Word-studies

138 hairéomai (a primitive verb, always in the Greek middle voice) – properly, lay hold of by a personal choice.

[The Greek middle voice emphasizes the self-interest of the one preferring (deciding) to grasp or take.]

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
a prim. verb
Definition
to take, choose
NASB Translation
choose (1), choosing (1), chosen (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 138: αἱρέω

αἱρέω, (ῶ: (thought by some to be akin to ἄγρα, ἀγρέω, χείρ, English grip, etc.; cf. Alexander Buttmann (1873) Lexil. 1:131 — but see Curtius, § 117); to take. In the N. T. in the middle only: future αἱρήσομαι; 2 aorist εἱλόμην, but G L T Tr WH ἑιλάμην, 2 Thessalonians 2:13, cf. (Tdf. Proleg., p. 123; WHs Appendix, p. 165;) Winers Grammar, § 13, 1 a.; Buttmann, 40 (35), see ἀπέρχομαι at the beginning; (participle ἑλόμενος, Hebrews 11:25); to take for oneself, to choose, prefer: Philippians 1:22; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; μᾶλλον followed by infinitive with (common in Attic), Hebrews 11:25. (Compare: ἀναιρέω, ἀφαιρέω, διαιρέω, ἐξαιρέω, καθαιρέω, περιαιρέω, προαιρέω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
choose.

Probably akin to airo; to take for oneself, i.e. To prefer -- choose. Some of the forms are borrowed from a cognate hellomai hel'-lom-ahee; which is otherwise obsolete.

see GREEK airo

Forms and Transliterations
αιρείται αιρησομαι αιρήσομαι αἱρήσομαι ειλατο είλατό εἵλατο είλετο είλοντο είλου ελομενος ελόμενος ἑλόμενος ελώμεθα ηρείτο airesomai airēsomai eilato elomenos hairesomai hairēsomai hairḗsomai heilato heílato helomenos helómenos
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Strong's Greek 138
3 Occurrences


αἱρήσομαι — 1 Occ.
εἵλατο — 1 Occ.
ἑλόμενος — 1 Occ.

Philippians 1:22 V-FIM-1S
GRK: καὶ τί αἱρήσομαι οὐ γνωρίζω
NAS: which to choose.
KJV: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
INT: and what I will choose not I know

2 Thessalonians 2:13 V-AIM-3S
GRK: Κυρίου ὅτι εἵλατο ὑμᾶς ὁ
NAS: God has chosen you from the beginning
KJV: from the beginning chosen you to
INT: [the] Lord that chose you

Hebrews 11:25 V-APM-NMS
GRK: μᾶλλον ἑλόμενος συνκακουχεῖσθαι τῷ
NAS: choosing rather
KJV: Choosing rather to suffer affliction
INT: rather having chosen to suffer affliction with the

3 Occurrences

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