Chosen One

The phrase “Chosen One” is used as a messianic name of Jesus (Yeshua‘). Beginning in Isaiah, the messiah servant is called God’s chosen one, anointed with the Holy Spirit and coming to bring justice to earth. In Psalm 89:3-4 the word is used when speaking of establishing the Davidic line, which leads to the Messiah (Christ). The Hebrew word always meant a carefully thought out choice.

My Chosen One (Bekhiri) pictured in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 42:1. A prophetic and messianic name of Jesus, the Servant of the Lord.

My Chosen One (Bekhiri) in the Hebrew text of Isaiah 42:1.

My Chosen One in Hebrew:

Bekhiri

Strong’s Concordance number: 972

Bible reference: Isa. 42:1

Behold, My Servant, whom I uphold;
My chosen one in whom My soul delights.
I have put My Spirit upon Him;
He will bring forth justice to the nations.
(Isaiah 42:1)

(The word “elect” appears in the KJV and Amp)

The Greek Old Testament uses the words ho eklektos mou, translated “my chosen one.” The word eklektos is used in different forms  throughout the New Testament.

My Chosen One, a messianic name of Jesus, pictured in the Greek text of Luke 9:35

My Chosen One, a messianic name of Jesus, pictured in the Greek text of Luke 9:35

Chosen One in Greek:

Ho eklelegmenos mou

Strong’s Concordance number: 1586

Bible reference: Luke 9:35

Then a voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” (Luke 9:35, which quotes Isa. 42:1)

KJV has “beloved Son” because some early Greek manuscripts have the word agapētos (beloved) instead of eklelegmenos.

Ho eklektos

Strong’s Concordance number: 1586

Bible reference: Luke 23:35

The people stood watching, and the rulers even sneered at him. They said, “He saved others; let him save himself if he is God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” (Luke 23:35)

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