- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: Yes
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H1254 Used 2 times
- H1262 Used 1 time
- H6901 Used 1 time
- H972 Used 1 time
- H977 Used 50 times
- G138 Used 1 time
CHOOSE, verb transitive
1. To pick out; to select; to take by way of preference from two or more things offered; to make choice of.
The man the Lord doth choose shall be holy. Numbers 16:7.
2. To take in preference.
Let us choose to us judgment. Job 34:4.
3. To prefer; to choose for imitation; to follow.
Envy not the oppressor, and choose none of his ways. Proverbs 3:31.
4. To elect for eternal happiness; to predestinate to life.
Many are called but few chosen. Matthew 20:1.
For his elects sake, whom he hath chosen. Mark 13:1.
5. To elect or designate to office or employment by votes or suffrages. In the United States, the people choose representatives by votes, usually by ballot.
CHOOSE, verb intransitive
1. To prefer; as, I choose to go.
2. To have the power of choice. The phrase, he cannot choose but stay, denotes that he has not the power of choice, whether to stay or not.
The verb, in these phrases, is really transitive; the following verb standing as the object, instead of a noun.
CHOOSER, noun He that chooses he that has the power or right of choosing; an elector.