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  #1586 ἐκλέγομαι eklegomai {ek-leg'-om-ahee}

 middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense);
    TDNT - 4:144,505; v

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one's self
    1a) choosing one out of many, i.e. Jesus choosing his disciples
    1b) choosing one for an office
    1c) of God choosing whom he judged fit to receive his favours
        and separated from the rest of mankind to be peculiarly his
        own and to be attended continually by his gracious oversight
        1c1) i.e. the Israelites
    1d) of God the Father choosing Christians, as those whom he
        set apart from the irreligious multitude as dear unto
        himself, and whom he has rendered, through faith in Christ,
        citizens in the Messianic kingdom: (James 2:5) so that the
        ground of the choice lies in Christ and his merits only

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

Middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense); to select:—make choice, choose (out), chosen.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #1586.
  • ε᾿κλε´γω
  • eklegō; from 1537 and 3004 (in the sense of pick up); to select:—
  • NASB - choose(4), chose(7), chosen(8), made a choice(1), picking(1), select(1).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - choose 19, choose out 1, make choice 1; 21
Acts 15:7.
Luke 6:13. Acts 6:5; 13:17.
Mark 13:20. Luke 10:42. John 6:70; 13:18; 15:16, 16, 19. Acts 1:2, 24; 15:22, 25. 1 Corinthians 1:27, 27, 28. Ephesians 1:4. James 2:5.
1 Corinthians 1:28. James 2:5.
John 6:70; 15:16.
Luke 14:7.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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