Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

middle voice from 1537 and 3004 (in its primary sense)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:144

KJV Translation Count — 21x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: choose (19), choose out (1), make choice (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. to pick out, choose, to pick or choose out for one's self
a. choosing one out of many, i.e. Jesus choosing his disciples
b. choosing one for an office
c. 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
1. i.e. the Israelites
d. 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

Strong's Definitions

ek-leg'-om-ahee; middle from (1537) (ἐκ) and (3004) (λέγω) (in its primary sense); to select: — make choice, choose (out), chosen.

Concordance Results Using KJV

And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.


And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles;


But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.


And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose G1586 the chief rooms; saying unto them,


Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?


I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.


Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.


If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you G1586 of the world, therefore the world hateth you.


Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:


And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen,