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Lexicon :: Strong's G1247 - diakoneō

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διακονέω
Transliteration
diakoneō
Pronunciation
dē-ä-ko-ne'-ō (Key)
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Part of Speech
verb
Root Word (Etymology)
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Vine's Expository Dictionary: View Entry

TDNT Reference: 2:81,152

Strong’s Definitions

διακονέω diakonéō, dee-ak-on-eh'-o; from G1249; to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend, or (figuratively) teacher); technically, to act as a Christian deacon:—(ad-)minister (unto), serve, use the office of a deacon.


KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x

The KJV translates Strong's G1247 in the following manner: minister unto (15x), serve (10x), minister (7x), miscellaneous (5x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 37x
The KJV translates Strong's G1247 in the following manner: minister unto (15x), serve (10x), minister (7x), miscellaneous (5x).
  1. to be a servant, attendant, domestic, to serve, wait upon

    1. to minister to one, render ministering offices to

      1. to be served, ministered unto

    2. to wait at a table and offer food and drink to the guests,

      1. of women preparing food

    3. to minister i.e. supply food and necessities of life

      1. to relieve one's necessities (e.g. by collecting alms), to provide take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life

      2. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of a deacon

      3. in Christian churches to serve as deacons

    4. to minister

      1. to attend to anything, that may serve another's interests

      2. to minister a thing to one, to serve one or by supplying any thing

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
διακονέω diakonéō, dee-ak-on-eh'-o; from G1249; to be an attendant, i.e. wait upon (menially or as a host, friend, or (figuratively) teacher); technically, to act as a Christian deacon:—(ad-)minister (unto), serve, use the office of a deacon.
STRONGS NT 1247: διακονέω
διακονέω, -ῶ; imperfect διηκόνουν (as if the verb were compounded of διά and ἀκονέω, for the rarer and earlier form ἐδιακόνουν, cf. Buttmann, 35 (31); Ph. Bttm. Ausf. Spr. § 86 Anm. 6; Krüger, § 28, 14, 13); [future διακονήσω]; 1 aorist διηκόνησα (for the earlier ἐδιακόνησα); passive, present participle διακονούμενος; 1 aorist infinitive διακονηθῆναι, participle διακονηθείς; (διάκονος, which see); in Greek writings from [Sophocles], Herodotus down; to be a servant, attendant, domestic; to serve, wait upon;
1. universally: [absolutely διακονῶν, Luke 22:26]; with the dative of person to minister to one; render ministering offices to: John 12:26; Acts 19:22; Philemon 1:13; passive to be served, ministered unto (Winers Grammar, § 39, 1; [Buttmann, 188 (163)]): Matthew 20:28; Mark 10:45.
2. Like the Latin ministrare, to wait at table and offer food and drink to the guests, [cf. Winer's Grammar, 593 (552)]: with the dative of person, Matthew 4:11; Matthew 8:15; Mark 1:13, 31; Luke 4:39; Luke 12:37; Luke 17:8; absolutely διακονῶν, Luke 22:27; so also of women preparing food, Luke 10:40; John 12:2; (Menander quoted in Athen. 6 c. 46, p. 245 c.; Anacreon 4, 6; others; passive διακονεῖσθαι ὑπό τινος, Diodorus 5, 28; Philo, vit. contempl. § 9).
3. to minister, i. e. supply food and the necessaries of life: with the dative of person, Matthew 25:44; Matthew 27:55; Mark 15:41; διηκόνουν αὐτοῖς ἐκ (Rec. ἀπὸ) τῶν ὑπαρχόντων αὐταῖς, Luke 8:3; to relieve one's necessities (e. g. by collecting alms): Romans 15:25; Hebrews 6:10 τραπέζαις, to provide, take care of, distribute, the things necessary to sustain life, Acts 6:2. absolutely, those are said διακονεῖν, i. e. to take care of the poor and the sick, who administer the office of deacon (see διάκονος, 2) in the Christian churches, to serve as deacons: 1 Timothy 3:10, 13; 1 Peter 4:11 [many take this last example in a general rather than an official sense].
4. with the accusative of the thing, to minister, i. e. attend to, anything, that may serve another's interests: χάρις διακονουμένη ὑφ’ ἡμῶν, 2 Corinthians 8:19; [ἁδροτής, ibid. 20]; ὅσα διηκόνησε, how many things I owe to his ministration, 2 Timothy 1:18; ἐπιστολὴ διακονηθεῖσα ὑφ’ ἡμῶν, an epistle written, as it were, by our serving as amanuenses, 2 Corinthians 3:3. with the accusative of the thing and the dative of person, to minister a thing unto one, to serve one with or by supplying anything: 1 Peter 1:12; τὶ εἰς ἑαυτούς, i. e. εἰς ἀλλήλους, to one another, for mutual use, 1 Peter 4:10.
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BLB Scripture Index of Thayer's

Matthew
4:11; 8:15; 20:28; 25:44; 27:55
Mark
1:13; 1:31; 10:45; 15:41
Luke
4:39; 8:3; 10:40; 12:37; 17:8; 22:26; 22:27
John
12:2; 12:26
Acts
6:2; 19:22
Romans
15:25
2 Corinthians
3:3; 8:19
1 Timothy
3:10; 3:13
2 Timothy
1:18
Philemon
1:13
Hebrews
6:10
1 Peter
1:12; 4:10; 4:11

Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number G1247 matches the Greek διακονέω (diakoneō),
which occurs 38 times in 32 verses in the Greek concordance of the KJV

Unchecked Copy BoxMat 4:11 - Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 8:15 - So He touched her hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 20:28 - “just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 25:44 - “Then they also will answer Him,[fn] saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’
Unchecked Copy BoxMat 27:55 - And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking on from afar,
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:13 - And He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan, and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 1:31 - So He came and took her by the hand and lifted her up, and immediately the fever left her. And she served them.
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 10:45 - “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”
Unchecked Copy BoxMar 15:41 - who also followed Him and ministered to Him when He was in Galilee, and many other women who came up with Him to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 4:39 - So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 8:3 - and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who provided for Him[fn] from their substance.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 10:40 - But Martha was distracted with much serving, and she approached Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Therefore tell her to help me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 12:37 - “Blessed are those servants whom the master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 17:8 - “But will he not rather say to him, ‘Prepare something for my supper, and gird yourself and serve me till I have eaten and drunk, and afterward you will eat and drink’?
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:26 - “But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves.
Unchecked Copy BoxLuk 22:27 - “For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:2 - There they made Him a supper; and Martha served, but Lazarus was one of those who sat at the table with Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJhn 12:26 - “If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 6:2 - Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables.
Unchecked Copy BoxAct 19:22 - So he sent into Macedonia two of those who ministered to him, Timothy and Erastus, but he himself stayed in Asia for a time.
Unchecked Copy BoxRom 15:25 - But now I am going to Jerusalem to minister to the saints.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 3:3 - clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart.
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:19 - and not only that, but who was also chosen by the churches to travel with us with this gift, which is administered by us to the glory of the Lord Himself and to show your ready mind,
Unchecked Copy Box2Co 8:20 - avoiding this: that anyone should blame us in this lavish gift which is administered by us—
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:10 - But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ti 3:13 - For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ti 1:18 - The Lord grant to him that he may find mercy from the Lord in that Day—and you know very well how many ways he ministered to me[fn] at Ephesus.
Unchecked Copy BoxPhm 1:13 - whom I wished to keep with me, that on your behalf he might minister to me in my chains for the gospel.
Unchecked Copy BoxHeb 6:10 - For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor of[fn] love which you have shown toward His name, in that you have ministered to the saints, and do minister.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 1:12 - To them it was revealed that, not to themselves, but to us[fn] they were ministering the things which now have been reported to you through those who have preached the gospel to you by the Holy Spirit sent from heaven—things which angels desire to look into.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:10 - As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
Unchecked Copy Box1Pe 4:11 - If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.
 
 
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