G1588 ἐκλεκτός - Strong's Greek Lexicon Number

LSJ Gloss:
picked out, select
chosen, elect, choice, select
chosen out, elect, choice, select, sometimes as subst: of those chosen out by God for the rendering of special service to Him (of the Hebrew race, particular Hebrews, the Messiah, and the Christians).
select; by implication, favorite
Derivation: from G1586;

KJV Usage: chosen, elect.

ἐκ-λεκτός, -ή, -όν
(< ἐκλέγω), [in LXX for בָּחַר (so prob. in
Refs Isa.28:16, Pro.17:3
, for MT בָּחַן), בָּרִיא, etc. ;]
__1. choice, select (cl., rarely; Thuc., Plat., al.), hence, eminent: Rom.16:13 (cf. Eze.27:24).
__2. As in Inscr. (MM, Exp., xii), chosen; esp. as in LXX, of Israel, elect, chosen of God (
Refs Isa.65:9, Psa.105:43, al.
); so in NT;
__(a) of Christ: Luk.23:35 (cf. Isa.42:1); fig., λίθος, 1Pe.2:4-6 (LXX);
__(b) of holy angels: 1Ti.5:21;
__(with) of Christians:
Refs Mat.24:22, 24, Mrk.13:20, 22 13:27, 2Ti.2:10, 1Pe.1:1
; τ. θεοῦ,
Refs Luk.18:7, Rom.8:33, Col.3:12, Tit.1:1
; τ. Χριστοῦ, Mat.24:31; ἐ. κυρία, II Jn 1; ἀδελφή, II Jn 13; γένος, 1Pe.2:9 (LXX); κλητοὶ καὶ ἐ. κ. πιστοί, Rev.17:14; opp. to κλητός (not so in Epp.; see Lft. on
Refs Col.3:12), Mat.20:16
(T, WH, txt., R, omit) Mat.22:14 (Cremer, 405, 775).†
1) picked out, chosen
1a) chosen by God,
1a1) to obtain salvation through Christ
1a1a) Christians are called "chosen or elect" of God
1a2) the Messiah in called "elect", as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable
1a3) choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians

From G1586; select; by implication favorite

KJV Usage: chosen, elect.

View how G1588 ἐκλεκτός is used in the Bible

23 occurrences of G1588 ἐκλεκτός

Matthew 20:16 chosen.
Matthew 22:14 are chosen.
Matthew 24:22 the elect's sake
Matthew 24:24 elect.
Matthew 24:31 elect
Mark 13:20 the elect's sake,
Mark 13:22 the elect.
Mark 13:27 elect
Luke 18:7 elect,
Luke 23:35 the chosen
Romans 8:33 elect?
Romans 16:13 chosen
Colossians 3:12 the elect
1 Timothy 5:21 the elect
2 Timothy 2:10 the elect,
Titus 1:1 elect,
1 Peter 1:2 Elect
1 Peter 2:4 chosen
1 Peter 2:6 elect,
1 Peter 2:9 are a chosen
2 John 1:1 to the elect
2 John 1:13 elect
Revelation 17:14 chosen,

Distinct usage

4 elect
3 elect,
2 chosen
2 the elect
1 chosen.
1 are chosen.
1 the elect's sake
1 the elect's sake,
1 elect?
1 are a chosen
1 to the elect
1 chosen,
1 the chosen
1 the elect,
1 the elect.
1 elect.

Corresponding Hebrew Words

ek lektos H906 bad
ek lektos H974 bachan
ek lektos H977 bachar qal,ni
ek lektos H1249 bar
ek lektos H1264 beromim
ek lektos H1274 beri
ek lektos H1277 bari
ek lektos H1560 gelal
ek lektos H1865 deror
ek lektos H2532 chemdah
ek lektos H2656 chephets
ek lektos H2667 chophesh
ek lektos H2742 charuts
ek lektos H2896 tov
ek lektos H3368 yaqar
ek lektos H4516 manammim
ek lektos H6529 peri
ek lektos H6643 tsevi
ek lektos H6788 tsammeret
ek lektos H7377 ri

Related words

G1588 ἐκλεκτός

G1586 ἐκλέγομαι

Middle voice from G1537 and G3004 (in its primary sense); to select

KJV Usage: make choice, choose (out), chosen.

G1589 ἐκλογή
From G1586; (divine) selection (abstractly or concretely)

KJV Usage: chosen, election.

G4899 συνεκλεκτός
From a compound of G4862 and G1586; chosen in company with, that is, co-elect (fellow Christian)

KJV Usage: elected together with.