Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Bid, to "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise)

Greek: καλέω, kaleō (G2564)

137 King James Bible Verses


Here are bid, call, name and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word καλέω mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: G2564

Greek Base Word: καλέω

Usage: Bid, call (forth), (whose) (whose sur-)name (was (called))

Definition: To "call" (properly, aloud, but used in a variety of applications, directly or otherwise).

Detailed definition:

  1. To call.
    1. To call aloud, utter in a loud voice.
    2. To invite.
  2. To call i.e., to name, by name.
    1. To give a name to.
      1. To receive the name of, receive as a name.
      2. To give some name to one, call his name.
    2. To be called i.e., to bear a name or title (among men).
    3. To salute one by name.

Derived terms: Akin to the base of G2753.

See also:

  1. G2753


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑˈlɛ.o
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: kɑˈle̞.ow
  3. Transliteration: kaleō
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: ka-LEH-oh
  5. Modern Pronunciation: ka-LAY-oh

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