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  #2819 κλῆρος kleros {klay'-ros}

 probably from G2806 (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc.,
    for the purpose); TDNT - 3:758,442; n m

—Greek Word Study (Transliteration-Pronunciation Etymology & Grammar)

 1) an object used in casting or drawing lots, which was either a
    pebble, or a potsherd, or a bit of wood
    1a) 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
    2a) a portion of the ministry common to the apostles
    2b) used of the part which one will have in eternal salvation
        2b1) of salvation itself
        2b2) the eternal salvation which God has assigned to the saints
    2c) of persons
        2c1) 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

—Thayer's (New Testament Greek-English Lexicon)

Probably from G2806 (through the idea of using bits of wood, etc., for the purpose); a die (for drawing chances); by implication a portion (as if so secured); by extension an acquisition (especially a patrimony, figuratively):—heritage, inheritance, lot, part.

—Strong's (Greek Dictionary of the New Testament)

  • #2819.
  • κλη῀ρος
  • klēros; of unc. or.; a lot:—
  • NASB - allotted to your charge(1), inheritance(2), lot(1), lots(5), portion(1), share(1).

—NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries

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 AV - lot 8, part 2, inheritance 2, heritage 1; 13
1 Peter 5:3.
Acts 26:18. Colossians 1:12.
Acts 1:26; 8:21.
Matthew 27:35, 35. Mark 15:24. Luke 23:34. John 19:24. Acts 1:26.
Acts 1:17, 25.

—Exhaustive Concordance (KJV Translation Frequency & Location)

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