Bill Mounce

For an Informed Love of God


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Forms of the word
κλῆρος, -ου, ὁ
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(casting) lots; share, place, inheritance
a lot, die, a thing used in determining chances, Mt. 27:35; Mk. 15:24; Lk. 23:34; Jn. 19:24; Acts 1:26; assignment, investiture, Acts 1:17; allotment, destination, Col. 1:12; a part, portion, share, Acts 8:21; 26:18; a constituent portion of the Church, 1 Pet. 5:3*

Greek-English Concordance for κλῆρος

Matthew 27:35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his clothes among them by casting lots (klēron | κλῆρον | acc sg masc).
Mark 15:24 Then they crucified him and divided his clothing, casting lots (klēron | κλῆρον | acc sg masc) for them, to see who would take what.
Luke 23:34 And Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” Then in order to divide up his clothing they cast lots (klērous | κλήρους | acc pl masc).
John 19:24 So they said to one another, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for it to see who will get it” — that the Scripture might be fulfilled that says, “They divided my garments among themselves, and for my clothing they cast lots.” (klēron | κλῆρον | acc sg masc) So the soldiers did these things.
Acts 1:17 For he was numbered among us and received his allotted (klēron | κλῆρον | acc sg masc) share of this ministry.”
Acts 1:26 And they cast lots (klērous | κλήρους | acc pl masc) for them, and the lot (klēros | κλῆρος | nom sg masc) fell on Matthias, and he was counted with the eleven apostles.
Acts 8:21 There is not for you a part or share (klēros | κλῆρος | nom sg masc) in this matter, for your heart is not upright before God.
Acts 26:18 to open their eyes, that they turn from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place (klēron | κλῆρον | acc sg masc) among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’
Colossians 1:12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance (klērou | κλήρου | gen sg masc) of the saints in the light.
1 Peter 5:3 Do not domineer over those entrusted to your charge (klērōn | κλήρων | gen pl masc), but be examples to the flock.