eklegó: to selectOriginal Word: ἐκλέγομαι
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (ek-leg'-om-ahee)
Short Definition: I choose, elect
Definition: I pick out for myself, choose, elect, select.
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 ConcordanceWord Origin
from ek and legó (in the sense of pick up)
choose (4), chose (7), chosen (8), made a choice (1), picking (1), select (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS 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 ὁ 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 ὁ υἱός τοῦ Θεοῦ ὁ 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 Concordancemake choice, choose, chosen.
see GREEK ek
see GREEK lego
Forms and Transliterationsεκλεγέντες 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 ConcordanceStrong's Greek 1586
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.
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 14:7 V-IIM-3P