kléroó: to assign by lotOriginal Word: κληρόω
Part of Speech: Verb
Phonetic Spelling: (klay-ro'-o)
Short Definition: I make a heritage
Definition: I cast lots, choose by lot, assign by lot, assign a portion, receive a share.
2820 /klēróō ("assign by divine lot-cast"), is only used in Eph 1:11 where it is often translated "obtained an inheritance." The Greek text literally reads, "In whom (Christ), indeed we were lot-cast (2820 /klēróō), having already been pre-horizoned (4309 /proorízō, aorist participle) according to (divine) purpose, of the one energizing all things according to the counsel (1012 /boulḗ) arising from His will (2307 /thélēma)."
[The above rendering regards the Greek genitive as "subjective."]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
to assign by lot
obtained an inheritance (1).
Thayer's Greek LexiconSTRONGS NT 2820: κληρόω
κληρόω, κλήρῳ: 1 aorist passive ἐκληρωθην; (κλῆρος); in classical Greek:
1. to cast lots, determine by lot.
2. to choose by lot: τινα (Herodotus 1, 94; others).
3. to allot, assign by lot: τινα τίνι, one to another as a possession, Pindar Ol. 8, 19.
4. once in the N. T., "to make a κλῆρος i. e., a heritage, private possession": τινα, passive ἐν ᾧ ἐκληρώθημεν (but Lachmann ἐκλλεθημεν) in whom lies the reason why we were made the κλῆρος τοῦ Θεοῦ (a designation transferred from the Jews in the O. T. to Christians, cf. Additions to Esther 3:10 From kleros; to allot, i.e. (figuratively) to assign (a privilege) -- obtain an inheritance. see GREEK kleros
From kleros; to allot, i.e. (figuratively) to assign (a privilege) -- obtain an inheritance.
see GREEK kleros
Englishman's ConcordanceStrong's Greek 2820
ἐκληρώθημεν — 1 Occ.
Ephesians 1:11 V-AIP-1P
GRK: ᾧ καὶ ἐκληρώθημεν προορισθέντες κατὰ
NAS: also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined
KJV: also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated
INT: whom also we obtained an inheritance having been predestined according to