2820. kléroó
Strong's Concordance
kléroó: to assign by lot
Original Word: κληρόω
Part of Speech: Verb
Transliteration: kléroó
Phonetic Spelling: (klay-ro'-o)
Definition: to assign by lot
Usage: I cast lots, choose by lot, assign by lot, assign a portion, receive a share.
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Cognate: 2820 klēróō (from 2819 /klḗros, "to cast lots") – properly, make a choice when assisted by casting lots (cf. S. Zodhiates, Dict); to appoint (assign) by lot-casting. See 2818 (klēronómos).

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 Concordance
Word Origin
from kléros
to assign by lot
NASB Translation
obtained an inheritance (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS 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 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 [Esther 4:234:17f] (4 line 12f (Tdf.)) and Fritzsche, in the place cited; (cf. Deuteronomy 4:20; Deuteronomy 9:29)), the heritage of God Ephesians 1:11 (see Ellicott, in the place cited). (In ecclesiastical writings it signifies to become a clergyman (see references under the word κλῆρος, at the end).) (Compare: προσκληρόω.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
assign or obtain an inheritance.

From kleros; to allot, i.e. (figuratively) to assign (a privilege) -- obtain an inheritance.

see GREEK kleros

Forms and Transliterations
εκληρωθημεν εκληρώθημεν ἐκληρώθημεν κληρώση κληρωτί eklerothemen eklerṓthemen eklērōthēmen eklērṓthēmen
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Englishman's Concordance
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

Strong's Greek 2820
1 Occurrence

ἐκληρώθημεν — 1 Occ.

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