Chosen, Choice, Elect…

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Whether the word made bold in each verse below is “chosen,” choice,” “elect,” or something else, the underlying Greek word is “eklego” or a cognate.  According to, here is the Strong’s reference material for these words:

1586 eklegô; from 1537 and 3004 (in the sense of pick up); to select:–choose(4), chose(7), chosen(8), made a choice(1), picking(1), select(1).

1588 eklektos; from 1586; select, by impl. favorite:–choice(2), choice man(1), chosen(1), chosen(9), chosen one(1), elect(8).

1589 eklogê; from 1586; a (divine) selection:–choice(4), choosing(1), chosen(1), those who were chosen(1).

These words occur in more than 50 verses; only a sampling of them are listed here.

Matthew 22:14  –  “For many are called, but few are chosen [1588].”

Matthew 24:22  –  “…but for the sake of the elect [1588] those days will be cut short.”  –  An NASB margin note for “elect” says “Or, chosen ones.”

Matthew 24:24  –  “…so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect [1588].”  –  An NASB margin note for “elect” says “Or, chosen ones.”

Matthew 24:31  –  “…and THEY WILL GATHER TOGETHER His elect [1588] from the four winds, from one end of the sky to the other.”  – An NASB margin note for “elect” says “Or, chosen ones.”

Mark 13:20  –  “…but for the sake of the elect [1588], whom He chose [1586], He shortened the days.”  –  An NASB margin note for “elect” says “Or, chosen ones.”

Mark 13:22  –  “…in order to lead astray, if possible, the elect.”  –  There is no NASB margin note on “elect” for this verse.”

Mark 13:27  –  “…and will gather together His elect from the four winds…”  –  An NASB margin note for “elect” says “Or, chosen ones.”

Luke 18:6, 7  –  “…will not God bring about justice for His elect [1588] who cry to Him day and night…”

Acts 9:15, 16  –  “…for he is a chosen [1589] instrument of Mine…”

Romans 8:33, 34  –  “Who will bring a charge against God’s elect [1588]…”

Colossians 3:12  –  “So, as those who have been chosen [1588] of God…”

1 Thessalonians 1:2-5  –  “…knowing, brethren beloved by God, His choice [1589] of you…”

2 Timothy 2:10  –  “…I endure all things for the sake of those who are chosen [1588]…”

Titus 1:1  –  “…for the faith of those chosen [1588] of God…”

1 Peter 2:9, 10  –  “But you are A CHOSEN [1588] RACE…”

2 Peter 1:10, 11  –  “…be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing [1589] you…”

Revelation 17:14  –  “…and those who are with Him are the called and chosen [1588] and faithful.”

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