2822. klétos
Strong's Concordance
klétos: called
Original Word: κλητός, ή, όν
Part of Speech: Adjective
Transliteration: klétos
Phonetic Spelling: (klay-tos')
Definition: called
Usage: called, invited, summoned by God to an office or to salvation.
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Cognate: 2822 klētós – literally, "called" (derived from 2564/kaleō, "to call, summon"). See 2821 (klēsis).

In the NT, 2822 /klētós ("divinely called") focuses on God's general call – i.e. the call (invitation) He gives to all people, so all can receive His salvation. God desires every person to call out to Him and receive His salvation (1 Tim 2:4,5). "Unfortunately, many choose not to – but all can; all don't but all can call out to God for His mercy (not just 'some')" (G. Archer). See 2821 /klēsis ("calling").

NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from kaleó
NASB Translation
called (9), calling (1).

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 2822: κλητός

κλητός, κλητή, κλητον (κλαέω) (from Homer down), called, invited (to a banquet (1 Kings 1:41, 49); 3Macc. 5:14; Aeschines 50, 1); in the N. T.

a. "invited (by God in the proclamation of the gospel) to obtain eternal salvation in the kingdom of God through Christ" (see καλέω, 1 b. β'. (cf. Winer's Grammar, 35 (34))): Romans 8:28; 1 Corinthians 1:24; Jude 1:1; κλητοί καί ἐκλεκτοί καί πιστοί, Revelation 17:14; κλητοί and ἐκλεκτοί are distinguished (see ἐκλεκτός, 1 a.) in Matthew 20:16 (T WH omit; Tr brackets the clause); Matthew 22:14, a distinction which does not agree with Paul's view (see καλέω, as above; (Weiss, Biblical Theol. § 88; Lightfoot's Commentary on Colossians 3:12)); κλητοί Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, genitive of possessor (Winers Grammar, 195 (183); Buttmann, § 132, 23), devoted to Christ and united to him, Romans 1:6; κλητοί ἅγιοι, "holy (or 'saints') by the calling of God," Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2.

b. called to (the discharge of) some office: κλητός ἀπόστολος, i. e. divinely selected and appointed (see καλέω, as above), Romans 1:1; 1 Corinthians 1:1 (L brackets κλητός); cf. Galatians 1:15.

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance

From the same as klesis; invited, i.e. Appointed, or (specially), a saint -- called.

see GREEK klesis

Forms and Transliterations
κηλτοί κληταί κλητάς κλητή κλητοι κλητοί κλητοὶ κλητοις κλητοίς κλητοῖς κλητος κλητός κλητὸς κλητούς kletoi kletoí kletoì klētoi klētoí klētoì kletois kletoîs klētois klētoîs kletos kletòs klētos klētòs
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Englishman's Concordance
Matthew 20:16 Adj-NMP
GRK: γὰρ εἰσιν κλητοί ὀλίγοι δὲ
KJV: many be called, but few
INT: indeed are called few however

Matthew 22:14 Adj-NMP
GRK: γάρ εἰσιν κλητοὶ ὀλίγοι δὲ
NAS: For many are called, but few
KJV: many are called, but few
INT: indeed are called few however

Romans 1:1 Adj-NMS
GRK: Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ κλητὸς ἀπόστολος ἀφωρισμένος
NAS: Jesus, called [as] an apostle,
KJV: Christ, called [to be] an apostle,
INT: of Jesus Christ a called apostle set apart

Romans 1:6 Adj-NMP
GRK: καὶ ὑμεῖς κλητοὶ Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ
NAS: you also are the called of Jesus
KJV: ye also the called of Jesus Christ:
INT: also you called of Jesus Christ

Romans 1:7 Adj-DMP
GRK: ἀγαπητοῖς θεοῦ κλητοῖς ἁγίοις χάρις
NAS: in Rome, called [as] saints:
KJV: of God, called [to be] saints:
INT: beloved of God called saints grace

Romans 8:28 Adj-DMP
GRK: κατὰ πρόθεσιν κλητοῖς οὖσιν
NAS: to those who are called according
KJV: to them who are the called according
INT: according to [his] purpose called are

1 Corinthians 1:1 Adj-NMS
GRK: ΠΑΥΛΟΣ κλητὸς ἀπόστολος Ἰησοῦ
NAS: Paul, called [as] an apostle of Jesus
KJV: Paul, called [to be] an apostle
INT: Paul a called apostle of Jesus

1 Corinthians 1:2 Adj-DMP
GRK: Χριστῷ Ἰησοῦ κλητοῖς ἁγίοις σὺν
NAS: saints by calling, with all
KJV: Jesus, called [to be] saints,
INT: Christ Jesus called saints with

1 Corinthians 1:24 Adj-DMP
GRK: δὲ τοῖς κλητοῖς Ἰουδαίοις τε
NAS: but to those who are the called, both
KJV: unto them which are called, both Jews
INT: however the called Jews both

Jude 1:1 Adj-DMP
GRK: Χριστῷ τετηρημένοις κλητοῖς
NAS: To those who are the called, beloved
KJV: in Jesus Christ, [and] called:
INT: Christ kept called [ones]

Revelation 17:14 Adj-NMP
GRK: μετ' αὐτοῦ κλητοὶ καὶ ἐκλεκτοὶ
NAS: who are with Him [are the] called and chosen
KJV: him [are] called, and
INT: with him called and chosen

Strong's Greek 2822
11 Occurrences

κλητοί — 4 Occ.
κλητοῖς — 5 Occ.
κλητὸς — 2 Occ.

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