Javascript – jQuery get specific option tag text

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All right, say I have this:

<select id='list'>
    <option value='1'>Option A</option>
    <option value='2'>Option B</option>
    <option value='3'>Option C</option>
</select>

What would the selector look like if I wanted to get "Option B" when I have the value '2'?

Please note that this is not asking how to get the selected text value, but just any one of them, whether selected or not, depending on the value attribute. I tried:

$("#list[value='2']").text();

But it is not working.

Best Solution

If you'd like to get the option with a value of 2, use

$("#list option[value='2']").text();

If you'd like to get whichever option is currently selected, use

$("#list option:selected").text();