Word Summary
proskaleō: to call to
Original Word: προσκαλέω
Transliteration: proskaleō
Phonetic Spelling: (pros-kal-eh'-om-ahee)
Part of Speech: Verb
Short Definition: to call to
Meaning: to call to
Strong's Concordance
summon, call to

Middle voice from pros and kaleo; to call toward oneself, i.e. Summon, invite -- call (for, to, unto).

see GREEK pros

see GREEK kaleo

Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 4341: προσκαλέω

προσκαλέω, προσκάλω: middle, present προσκαλοῦμαι; 1 aorist προσεκαλεσαμην; perfect προσκέκλημαι; from (Antiphon, Aristophanes, Thucydides), Xenophon, Plato down; to call to; in the N. T. found only in the middle (cf. Buttmann, § 135, 4), to call to oneself; to bid to come to oneself: τινα, a. properly: Matthew 10:1; Matthew 15:10, 32; Matthew 18:2, 32; Matthew 20:25; Mark 3:13, 23; Mark 6:7; Mark 7:14; Mark 8:1, 34; Mark 10:42; Mark 12:43; Mark 15:44; Luke 7:18(19); ; Acts 5:40; Acts 6:2; Acts 13:7; Acts 20:1 (R G L); ; James 5:14.

b. metaphorically, God is said προσκαλεῖσθαι the Gentiles, aliens as they are from him, by inviting and drawing them, through the preaching of the gospel, unto fellowship with himself in the Messiah's kingdom, Acts 2:39; the Holy Spirit and Christ are said to call unto themselves (cf. Winer's Grammar, § 39, 3) those preachers of the gospel to whom they have decided to intrust a service having reference to the extension of the gospel: followed by an infinitive indicating the purpose, Acts 16:10; followed by εἰς τί, Acts 13:2 (where is for εἰς , according to that familiar Greek usage by which a preposition prefixed to the antecedent is not repeated before the relative; cf. Winers Grammar, 421f (393); (Buttmann, 342 (294))).