Parts of Speech


Root Word (Etymology)

from 1586

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:181

KJV Translation Count — 23x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: elect (16), chosen (7)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. picked out, chosen
a. chosen by God,
1. to obtain salvation through Christ
a. Christians are called "chosen or elect" of God
2. the Messiah in called "elect", as appointed by God to the most exalted office conceivable
3. choice, select, i.e. the best of its kind or class, excellence preeminent: applied to certain individual Christians

Strong's Definitions

ek-lek-tos'; from (1586) (ἐκλέγομαι); select; by implication favorite: — chosen, elect.

Concordance Results Using KJV

So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few G1588.


For many are called, but few are G1588.


And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the G1588's sake those days shall be shortened.


For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very G1588.


And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his G1588 from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.


And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the G1588's sake, whom he hath G1588, he hath shortened the days.


For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the G1588.


And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his G1588 from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.


And shall not God avenge his own G1588, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?


And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also with them derided him, saying, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the G1588 of God.


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