1586. eklegó
Strong's Concordance
eklegó: to select
Original Word: ἐκλέγομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: eklegó
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-leg'-om-ahee)
Definition: to select
Usage: I pick out for myself, choose, elect, select.
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1586 eklégomai (from 1537 /ek, "out of" and 3004 /légō, "speaking to a conclusion") – properly, to select (choose) out of, by a highly deliberate choice (i.e. real heart-preference) with a definite outcome (as with the destination of divine selection for salvation).

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from ek and legó (in the sense of pick up)
to select
NASB Translation
choose (4), chose (7), chosen (8), made a choice (1), picking (1), select (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1586: ἐκλέγω

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.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
make choice, choose, chosen.

Middle voice from ek and lego (in its primary sense); to select -- make choice, choose (out), chosen.

see GREEK ek

see GREEK lego

Forms and Transliterations
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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Englishman's Concordance
Mark 13:20 V-AIM-3S
GRK: ἐκλεκτοὺς οὓς ἐξελέξατο ἐκολόβωσεν τὰς
NAS: whom He chose, He shortened
KJV: whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened
INT: elect whom he chose he has shortened the

Luke 6:13 V-APM-NMS
GRK: αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκλεξάμενος ἀπ' αὐτῶν
NAS: His disciples to Him and chose twelve
KJV: of them he chose twelve, whom
INT: of him and having chosen out from them

Luke 9:35 V-RPM/P-NMS
GRK: μου ὁ ἐκλελεγμένος αὐτοῦ ἀκούετε
NAS: is My Son, [My] Chosen One; listen
INT: of me whom I have chosen him Listen to

Luke 10:42 V-AIM-3S
GRK: ἀγαθὴν μερίδα ἐξελέξατο ἥτις οὐκ
NAS: for Mary has chosen the good
KJV: and Mary hath chosen that good part,
INT: good part chose which not

Luke 14:7 V-IIM-3P
GRK: τὰς πρωτοκλισίας ἐξελέγοντο λέγων πρὸς
NAS: how they had been picking out the places of honor
KJV: how they chose out the chief rooms;
INT: the first places they were choosing out saying to

John 6:70 V-AIM-1S
GRK: τοὺς δώδεκα ἐξελεξάμην καὶ ἐξ
NAS: them, Did I Myself not choose you, the twelve,
KJV: not I chosen you twelve,
INT: the twelve did choose and of

John 13:18 V-AIM-1S
GRK: οἶδα τίνας ἐξελεξάμην ἀλλ' ἵνα
NAS: the ones I have chosen; but [it is] that the Scripture
KJV: know whom I have chosen: but that
INT: know whom I chose but that

John 15:16 V-AIM-2P
GRK: ὑμεῖς με ἐξελέξασθε ἀλλ' ἐγὼ
NAS: You did not choose Me but I chose
KJV: have not chosen me, but
INT: you me chose but I

John 15:16 V-AIM-1S
GRK: ἀλλ' ἐγὼ ἐξελεξάμην ὑμᾶς καὶ
NAS: You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed
KJV: but I have chosen you, and
INT: but I chose you and

John 15:19 V-AIM-1S
GRK: ἀλλ' ἐγὼ ἐξελεξάμην ὑμᾶς ἐκ
NAS: you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world,
KJV: but I have chosen you out of
INT: but I chose you out of

Acts 1:2 V-AIM-3S
GRK: ἁγίου οὓς ἐξελέξατο ἀνελήμφθη
NAS: to the apostles whom He had chosen.
KJV: unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
INT: Holy whom he chose he was taken up

Acts 1:24 V-AIM-2S
GRK: ἀνάδειξον ὃν ἐξελέξω ἐκ τούτων
NAS: of these two You have chosen
KJV: these two thou hast chosen,
INT: show which you did choose of these

Acts 6:5 V-AIM-3P
GRK: πλήθους καὶ ἐξελέξαντο Στέφανον ἄνδρα
NAS: congregation; and they chose Stephen,
KJV: and they chose Stephen,
INT: multitude and they chose Stephen a man

Acts 13:17 V-AIM-3S
GRK: τούτου Ἰσραὴλ ἐξελέξατο τοὺς πατέρας
NAS: Israel chose our fathers
KJV: people of Israel chose our fathers,
INT: of this Israel chose the fathers

Acts 15:7 V-AIM-3S
GRK: ἐν ὑμῖν ἐξελέξατο ὁ θεὸς
NAS: God made a choice among
KJV: ago God made choice among us,
INT: among us chose God

Acts 15:22 V-APM-AMP
GRK: τῇ ἐκκλησίᾳ ἐκλεξαμένους ἄνδρας ἐξ
NAS: church, to choose men
KJV: church, to send chosen men of
INT: the church having chosen men from among

Acts 15:25 V-APM-DMP
GRK: γενομένοις ὁμοθυμαδὸν ἐκλεξαμένοις ἄνδρας πέμψαι
NAS: of one mind, to select men
KJV: to send chosen men
INT: having come with one accord having chosen men to send

1 Corinthians 1:27 V-AIM-3S
GRK: τοῦ κόσμου ἐξελέξατο ὁ θεός
NAS: but God has chosen the foolish things
KJV: God hath chosen the foolish things
INT: of the world chose God

1 Corinthians 1:27 V-AIM-3S
GRK: τοῦ κόσμου ἐξελέξατο ὁ θεός
NAS: and God has chosen the weak things
KJV: God hath chosen the weak things
INT: of the world chose God

1 Corinthians 1:28 V-AIM-3S
GRK: τὰ ἐξουθενημένα ἐξελέξατο ὁ θεός
NAS: God has chosen, the things that are not, so
KJV: God chosen, [yea], and
INT: the despised chose God

Ephesians 1:4 V-AIM-3S
GRK: καθὼς ἐξελέξατο ἡμᾶς ἐν
NAS: just as He chose us in Him before
KJV: According as he hath chosen us in
INT: as he chose us in

James 2:5 V-AIM-3S
GRK: ὁ θεὸς ἐξελέξατο τοὺς πτωχοὺς
NAS: did not God choose the poor
KJV: not God chosen the poor of this
INT: God did choose the poor

Strong's Greek 1586
22 Occurrences

ἐκλελεγμένος — 1 Occ.
ἐκλεξαμένοις — 1 Occ.
ἐκλεξάμενος — 1 Occ.
ἐκλεξαμένους — 1 Occ.
ἐξελέγοντο — 1 Occ.
ἐξελεξάμην — 4 Occ.
ἐξελέξαντο — 1 Occ.
ἐξελέξασθε — 1 Occ.
ἐξελέξατο — 10 Occ.
ἐξελέξω — 1 Occ.

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