2821. klésis
Strong's Concordance
klésis: a calling
Original Word: κλῆσις, εως, ἡ
Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: klésis
Phonetic Spelling: (klay'-sis)
Short Definition: a calling, summons
Definition: a calling, invitation; in the NT, always of a divine call.
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2821 klḗsis (from 2564 /kaléō, "to call, summon") – calling; used of God inviting all people to receive His gift of salvation – with all His blessings that go with it (Ro 11:29; Eph 4:4; 2 Pet 1:10).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kaleó
Definition
a calling
NASB Translation
call (1), calling (9), condition (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2821: κλῆσις

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.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
calling.

From a shorter form of kaleo; an invitation (figuratively) -- calling.

see GREEK kaleo

Forms and Transliterations
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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Strong's Greek 2821
11 Occurrences


κλήσει — 2 Occ.
κλήσεως — 6 Occ.
κλῆσιν — 2 Occ.
κλῆσις — 1 Occ.

Romans 11:29 N-NFS
GRK: καὶ ἡ κλῆσις τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: for the gifts and the calling of God
KJV: and calling of God
INT: and the calling of God

1 Corinthians 1:26 N-AFS
GRK: γὰρ τὴν κλῆσιν ὑμῶν ἀδελφοί
NAS: For consider your calling, brethren,
KJV: your calling, brethren,
INT: indeed the calling of you brothers

1 Corinthians 7:20 N-DFS
GRK: ἐν τῇ κλήσει ᾗ ἐκλήθη
NAS: must remain in that condition in which
KJV: the same calling wherein
INT: in the calling in which he was called

Ephesians 1:18 N-GFS
GRK: ἐλπὶς τῆς κλήσεως αὐτοῦ τίς
NAS: is the hope of His calling, what
KJV: the hope of his calling, and what
INT: hope of the calling of him what

Ephesians 4:1 N-GFS
GRK: περιπατῆσαι τῆς κλήσεως ἧς ἐκλήθητε
NAS: in a manner worthy of the calling with which
KJV: worthy of the vocation wherewith
INT: to walk of the calling in which you were called

Ephesians 4:4 N-GFS
GRK: ἐλπίδι τῆς κλήσεως ὑμῶν
NAS: in one hope of your calling;
KJV: hope of your calling;
INT: hope of the calling of you

Philippians 3:14 N-GFS
GRK: τῆς ἄνω κλήσεως τοῦ θεοῦ
NAS: of the upward call of God
KJV: of the high calling of God
INT: of the on high calling of God

2 Thessalonians 1:11 N-GFS
GRK: ἀξιώσῃ τῆς κλήσεως ὁ θεὸς
NAS: will count you worthy of your calling, and fulfill
KJV: worthy of [this] calling, and
INT: might count worthy of the calling of the God

2 Timothy 1:9 N-DFS
GRK: καὶ καλέσαντος κλήσει ἁγίᾳ οὐ
NAS: us with a holy calling, not according
KJV: [us] with an holy calling, not
INT: and having called [us] with a calling holy not

Hebrews 3:1 N-GFS
GRK: ἀδελφοὶ ἅγιοι κλήσεως ἐπουρανίου μέτοχοι
NAS: of a heavenly calling, consider
KJV: of the heavenly calling, consider
INT: brothers holy of [the] calling heavenly partakers

2 Peter 1:10 N-AFS
GRK: ὑμῶν τὴν κλῆσιν καὶ ἐκλογὴν
NAS: certain about His calling and choosing
KJV: to make your calling and election
INT: your calling and election

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