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Word Study of the Word Eklektos


This is a word study covering many passages that use of the word Eklektos in the Greek Septuagint.  The reason we would go exclusively to the Septuagint is because the 70 scholars defined the word use almost 300 years before Christ, and more particular 600 years before the Roman Catholic Church came to power and began inserting new words and redefining words to bolster its false teachings and doctrines.

It is the contention of the writer that the modern translations of these verses in both the Septuagint, KJV and all other translations of the word Eklektos are based on flawed Roman Catholic scholarship designed to back up St. Augustine’s fraudulent doctrine of Election.  In the Protestant Reformation this and other Roman Catholic errors were error has been And on the Protestant side of the aisle both Luther and Calvin were Roman Catholic priests and ardent followers of Augustine. So the Protestant Church has a stake in the mistranslation of these verses as well. 


High lighted in red is the word or words that have been translated from the word Eklektos and in Parenthesis is the writers adaption based on an understanding that the word eklektos or its root word elector means “Sun Beam” “Sun light” Radiance or brightness or something affected by the qualities of Sun light or has some appearance of Sun light like bright gems, a burning candle, or a lit lamp.    


Genesis 23:6 Hear us, my lord: thou art a mighty prince among us: in the choice Eklektos (Sunny location) of our sepulchres bury thy dead; none of us shall withhold from thee his sepulchre, but that thou mayest bury thy dead.

Genesis 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured  Eklektos (who the sun had shined upon) kine and fat fleshed; and they fed in a meadow.

Exodus 14:7 And he took six hundred chosen Eklektos (Brightly adorned) chariots, and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over every one of them.

Exodus 30:23 Take thou also unto thee principal spices, of pure Eklektos (Sun dried) myrrh five hundred shekels, and of sweet cinnamon half so much, even two hundred and fifty shekels, and of sweet calamus two hundred and fifty shekels,

“The three wise men in the story of Christmas carried gold, frankincense and myrrh. What are frankincense and myrrh? Can you still get them these days? ... The sap used to create both frankincense and myrrh comes slowly and is allowed to dry on the tree. The hardened sap is collected and used as frankincense and myrrh.” (Excerpt from online article.)  So a command of God for dried sap as opposed to wet runny sap would be warranted.

Numbers 11:28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. Eklektos (Call fire down from heaven upon them.)

Compare Numbers 11:28 now with Luke 9:54
Luke 9:53-55
 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. 54And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even as Elias did? 55But He turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.

They had expectation of the messiah and when He did not meet it, as in – His taking of the earthly throne of David they rejected Him. Particularly because the phrase set his face toward Jerusalem is used of Christ when he would speak of his impending death in Jerusalem and what he was to suffer. It is that Gospel that was rejected. It was a Gospel of these men ruling with Christ in a carnal, earthly, kingdom that was sought. So James and John (the apostle of love) asks Christ for the power to call fire down from heaven and consume them all – And Christ rebukes James and John and tells them they are speaking the words Satan.

Deuteronomy 12:11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice Eklektos (sun ripened) vows (Septuagint: whatsoever gifts) which ye vow unto the LORD:

Judges 20:15 And the children of Benjamin were numbered at that time out of the cities twenty and six thousand men that drew sword, beside the inhabitants of Gibeah, which were numbered seven hundred chosen Eklektos (seasoned in the Sun) men.

Not young whelps, not paper pushers but when who where in their prime that worked the fields and other jobs in the heat of the day.

Psalm 18:24-30 (KJV) 24Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 25With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright; 26With the pure (Eklektos) thou wilt shew thyself pure;(Eklektos) and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. 27For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. 28For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. 29For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. 30As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

The translation work is so bad here I need to put up what is written in the margin of the Septuagint.

Psalm 17:24-31 And the Lord shall recompense me according to my righteousness and according to the purity of my hands before his eyes. 25 with the holy thou wilt be holy and with the innocent man thou shalt be innocent 26 and with the excellent (Eklektos (ones who burn brightly) Thou wilt be excellent (Eklektos (shine thy light upon them). And with the perverse thou shalt show thyself forward. 27 For thou wilt save the lowly people and wilt humble the eyes of the proud. 28 For thou oh Lord wilt light my lamp. My God thou wilt lighten my darkness 29 for thee will I be delivered from a troop and by my God shall I pass over a wall. 30 As for my God his way is perfect. The oracles of the Lord (The vessels or prophets) are tried in the fire. He is the protector of all that hope in him

Once David speaks of the Eklektos being endowed with the eklektos of God he starts on about the Lord lighting his lamp (Thus making him eklektos) David’s cries out next for his darkness to be lit and set afire. (For God’s eklektos to come in his life) And David then says that all those that are Oracles (mouth pieces) of God are tried in the fire of God. (And them David in ecstasy cries “The Oracles of God the Prophets are endued, and perfected in the eklektos of God.

Exodus 3:2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
The word eklektos is not used in this verse, but we see it in the image of the burning bush that consumes it not.  And this appears to be at least in part what David was yearning in the passage above.

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried (Tried not in the Greek) stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation (A precious radiant gemstone) : he that believeth shall not make haste.

Peter speaks of us being: “lively stones.” The only passages with stones begin built into a spiritual temple are here in Isaiah 28:16 and in Isaiah 54:10-13 in pboth passages quality of the stones and what is being made with them are called eklektos

1 Peter 2:5 Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Peter calls these eklektos imbued stones “lively” or “living stones” not elect stones, not pure stones, not choice stones, and not even precious stones. Peter is saying that in his reading of the Septuagint he understands that the word eklektos spoken of by the prophet Isaiah in these two verses speak of the “radiating Shekina life of God.”

Psalm 118:21-23 I will praise thee: for thou hast heard me, and art become my salvation. The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD's doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.

This that was prophesied of by David is later Prophesied in Isaiah 28:16 the relationship between these two verses can clearly be seen. In Isaiah as mentioned above the word Eklektos is added, added a detail that the cornerstone is filled with the light of God.  the apostle John Clearly understands the word Eklektos because he speaks of Christ having the light of life. In Him was no darkness. Jesus was the light of the word and the darkness comprehended it not. That Jesus was the light that lighteth every man that cometh into the world – these terms spoken can only come from the word eklektos

Now consider the words of Christ concerning this passage.

Matthew 21:42-45 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

Mark 12:10-12 And have ye not read this scripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner: This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes. And they (The chief priests and the Pharisees) sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people: for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Psalm 36:8-10 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

The light of life (the Eklektos) seems to refer the in His light is the fountain of life

1 Peter 2:3-4 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious. (Tasted of what – His fountains of living waters) To whom coming, as unto a living stone, (see here Peter is calling Eklektos a “Living” stone or the “light of life”.) disallowed indeed of men, but chosen of God, and precious

Proverbs 16:15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

This passage talks of the light of life and instead of a fountain it speaks of an outpouring of heavy rains of refreshing.

John 12:46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should not abide in darkness.

Whosoever believeth in me, my light of life, (my Eklektos) shall overcome their darkness

John 12:35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.

Luke 11:33-35 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.

Daniel 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Isaiah 40:27-32  27Why sayest thou, O Jacob, and speakest, O Israel, My way is hid from the LORD, and my judgment is passed over from my God? Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. 29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might (Gross mistranslation of Eklektos) he increaseth strength. 30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. 1Keep silence before me, O islands; and let the people renew their strength: let them come near; then let them speak: let us come near together to judgment.

Isaiah 40:27-32 Septuagint margin

27 for say not thou Oh Jacob and why hast thou spoken Israel saying my way is hid from God and my God has taken away my judgment and has departed. 28 And now hast thou not known hast thou not heard the eternal God that formed the ends of the earth shall not hunger nor be weary and there is no searching of his understanding 29 He gives strength to the hungry and sorrow to them that are not suffering. 30 for the young men shall hunger and the youths shall be weary and the choice (eklektos: those who were burning lights) shall be powerless 31 but they that wait upon God shall renew strength they shall put forth new feathers like eagles they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not hunger. 32 Hold a feast to me ye islands for the princes shall renew their strength let them that draw nigh together speak together, and let they declare judgment.

This passage alone implies that the empowerment of Eklektos upon mortal flesh is obtained by waiting upon the Lord. This Scripture further tells us that those endued with the Eklektos from God shall not get weary or hunger. That entering into this Eklektos of God it is their strength and meat. In the final verse we are told that entering into this Eklektos of God shall bring the true body of Christ back together and that they shall through the Elektos of God preach the righteousness and the judgment of God i.e. the Gospel of the kingdom.

Isaiah 49:10 They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

Though Eklektos is not used in this verse; we see none the less that the eklektos of God shall not consume these but instead feed and give drink to them and become their guide.


Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after (being made) righteousness: for they shall be filled (with the righteousness of God.)

John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Romans 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
Heaping glowing burning coals – In bible school when I first heard this preached this evoked laughter from students – the idea portrayed was by giving them food and drink you were torturing them and hurting them mentally. (This notion is very arrogant, and un-christlike.) However if you are being the light of the world , lively stones, and the eklektos is shining forth as you feed your enemy and give him drink and it illumines their mind and thoughts that is something completely different,   

Revelation 7:15-17 Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. 16They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. 17For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

This is speaking of the eklektos of God and what are they doing here in revelation? They are waiting upon the Lord – In Isaiah 40:27-32 it is prophesied that we can wait upon the Lord while we yet live, and through this we can enter into the eklektos of God and receive power from on high food from God and drink as did Israel in the wilderness. This is not a different dispensation as is commonly preached. This is not a different covenant that has been voided out as is commonly preached this is the fullness of what these Holy men sought to see into. This is the manifestation of the sons of God.

John 4:31-33 In the mean while his disciples prayed him, saying, Master, eat. But he said unto them, I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Therefore said the disciples one to another, Hath any man brought him ought to eat?

John 4:34 Jesus saith unto them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work

John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

All of this is speaking of eklektos of God manifest in Christ and to be sealed in the Apostles by the Spirit of God. The Apostles were made kings and priest unto God, ministering spirits that are flames of fire. And it ceased with them but at the time of the end during the great tribulation the Glory of the Lord shall arise upon a people and from the least to the greatest they shall all walk in the eklektos of God as Christ and the Apostles did.

Isaiah 42:1 Behold my servant, whom I uphold; mine elect, (Eklektos: my burning shining light) whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: he shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles.

Compare Isaiah 42:1 now with John 5:35
John 5:35 (John the Baptist) was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.

Here Isaiah prophesies of the New Jerusalem.

Isaiah 54:10-13  For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee. O thou afflicted, tossed with tempest, and not comforted, behold, I will lay thy (my) stones with fair colours, and lay thy (my) foundations (Eklektos) with sapphires (I will lay my sapphires with brilliance as the sun.) And I will make thy windows of agates, and thy gates of carbuncles, and all thy borders of pleasant stones. And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.

Revelation 21:10-11 The holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God, Having the glory of God: and her light was like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
Here is the new testament counterpart to this scripture and notice that the word foundations – eklektous in the Septuagint has been replaced with the word her light

Finally when Christ quotes the passage

Behold my servant cometh even Zerubbabel with a plumb-line in his hand and he stall set the foundations of the Church and say this is the way walk ye in it. And ye shall know that I have sent him as my faithful Apostle, for he shall be one who has been sent out of due season like unto Paul the Apostle, who shall be given the signs of the Apostle and he shall be given the spirit of revelation and the spirit of understanding concerning that which has been lost. And the spirit of wisdom and the spirit of the fear of the Lord shall rest upon him. And he shall turn the hearts of the children unto their fathers and he shall restore the breach of my people and heal the incurable wound and then shall my people shine forth like the noon day sun and righteousness shall arise upon them like the day star.  And in that day they veil that had been upon those who have called upon the name of the Lord since the death of the Apostles shall be lifted. And in that day many shall mourn in deep repentance as they manifestly see He whom they have pierced in their sin and iniquity.