Strong's Concordance, Greek Dictionary

Heritage, inheritance, lot, part, a die (for drawing chances)

Greek: κλῆρος, klēros (G2819)

11 King James Bible Verses


Here are heritage, inheritance, lot, part and related words in the Bible. What does the source Greek word κλῆρος 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: G2819

Greek Base Word: κλῆρος

Usage: Heritage, inheritance, lot, part

Definition: A die (for drawing chances); by implication, a portion (as if so secured); by extension, an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively).

Detailed definition:

  1. An object used in casting or drawing lots, which was either a pebble, or a potsherd, or a bit of wood.
    1. The lots of several persons concerned, inscribed with their names, were thrown together into a vase, which was then shaken, and he whose lot fell out first upon the ground was the one chosen.
  2. What is obtained by lot, allotted portion.
    1. A portion of the ministry common to the apostles.
    2. Used of the part which one will have in eternal salvation.
      1. Of salvation itself.
      2. The eternal salvation which God has assigned to the saints.
    3. Of persons.
      1. Those whose care and oversight has been assigned to one [allotted charge], used of Christian churches, the administration of which falls to the lot of presbyters.

Derived terms: Probably from G2806 (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose.

See also:

  1. G2806


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈkle.ros
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ˈkle̞.rows
  3. Transliteration: klēros
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: KLAY-rose
  5. Modern Pronunciation: KLAY-rose

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